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High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04 - Automatic File Replication Across Two Storage Servers
High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04 - Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers
This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 12.04) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 12.04 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.
Install Compiz On The Unity Desktop On Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
This tutorial shows how you can configure Compiz on an Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Unity desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. Ubuntu (Unity 3D) must be selected as your desktop environment.
Running Shopware Community Edition (Version 3.5.6) On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 12.04
This tutorial shows how you can install and run Shopware Community Edition (version 3.5.6) on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 12.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). Shopware is a feature-rich ecommerce platform; I will use the Community Edition here which is free. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.
Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.
Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server
Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS KVM server.
Install Anti-Spam Firewall for any server in 30 minutes
• Designed for Linux and Windows email system administrators, Scrollout F1 is a free anti-spam and anti-virus email firewall (gateway) for multiple domains and email servers, with DLP for outgoing messages filtering Excel, Word, PDF and image files (archived or hidden). This document describes how to install Scrollout F1 from scratch, on a fresh Ubuntu Server or Debian.
The installation is easy. Even if you are a newbie in Linux there is not much room for errors.
Estimated time: 30 minutes.
Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.
Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04
This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on Ubuntu 12.04. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.
The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 (Maya)
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 12.04 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.