CentOS 5 Server :: Attach Windows Xp Machines To A CentOS DS?
Sep 22, 2011
I'm experimenting with CentOS DS and have a question.Is it possible to attach windows xp machines to a CentOS DS? If so, how?!I think I've skimmed most of the documentation out there. Did I miss something? Is this not what the DS was designed to do?
I have a few mail servers, a mail log server and a web server running on Centos 5. Now I have a task: to avoid accidental crashes on the production servers while installing updates, my boss asked me to do clones (these clones will all be VMware virtual machines) of the servers (EXCLUDING the actual e-mails and log contents) and then to run those clones on VMWare Server. This way, first I will install and test updates on the clones and - if they will be running without crashes - I will apply the updates on the real production servers themselves.
I have already installed VMWare Server 2.0 I have a few questions: How do I build the virtual machines to exclude the actual mail files and mail logs? Can I use VMware Converter for this purpose, or do I have to use another program? How do I actually do this cloning? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?
We have Nagios running on a server, and are installing NRPE as a daemon on web servers we need to monitor. I'm two servers in and have hit a small snag. The two servers we're currently trying to monitor are, to the best of our knowledge, very similar (Centos 5.4, Apache, MySQL, PHP etc etc), and the installations of NRPE on them should be the same. One is being monitored just fine, however we can't check on the other one without including the -n switch (to disable SSL) in the check_nrpe call. If we don't, however, the error we get is, "CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.". In /var/log/messages on the machine that fails we see:
May 24 17:23:49 ourserver xinetd: START: nrpe pid=27932 from=184.108.40.206 May 24 17:23:59 ourserver nrpe: Could not read request from client, bailing out... May 24 17:23:59 ourserver xinetd: EXIT: nrpe status=0 pid=27932 duration=10(sec) The only kind of related thing I can think of that's different between the two machines is that one (the one that works) has actually had an SSL certificate installed on it, for the site it hosts.
I am new to virtual machines in general, and currently playing with the XEN-based VM in CentOS 5.5. Question: if neither virt-manager nor virsh (using "virsh edit <guest name>" and changing the name in the XML file) are designed to actually change a guest's name...then what is the recommended procedure for doing this?
Server is running a stripped down version of CentOS 5.3 (64-bit), running only the built-in Xen Virtualization Environment. There is no other services running on the server (not samba, httpd, sendmail, cups... nothing except Xen) We've created several virtual machines, and as long as we don't start a fourth virtual machine everything runs smoothly (impresive hardware).
Each virtual server is configured as:
PARAVIRTUALIZED 1 Virtual CPU 1 GB RAM
However, 5 minutes or so after starting a fourth virtual machine, the entire host server crashes and restarts itself. Are we limited by the number of cores on the host machine CPU (4 cores)? 1 for the host and 3 for virtual machines? We've read in forums about other Xen setups running up to 11 virtual machines on less powerful hardware? (a dual core server). Should we be using FULLY VIRTUALIZED virtual machines instead? Is the number of XEN virtual machines in fact limited by the number of cores? If so, how can someone run several virtual machines on a single core host?
By the way, we were replacing a previous Dell Server (Poweredge 2600 with 512 MB Ram and a single Xeon single core processor running Open Virtuozzo). We were able to run up to 16 virtual machines at the same time. Of course none of the machines endured hard work (testing environments, etc). But hey, my point is that we expected to get a much higher number of virtual machines on this new hardware.
I'm using wpa_supplicant to get wireless working on my HP nc6320.Following that article how-to-install-intel-pro-wireless-3945-on-centos-linux) I was able to use wirelesssince 5.1 but when I've upgraded from 5.2 to 5.3 there some problem came with wpa_gui:[root@localhost]# service wpa_supplicant startStarting wpa_supplicant: /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -ieth1 -Dwext Device eth1 kernel driver name: ipw3945 [ OK ]
Attach a Fedora/RHEL/CentOS system to an Active Directory DomainBelow is a step by step outline of how to configure a Linux Samba fileserver to use an Active Directory domain for authentication and authorization in place of flat files. Note that this configuration has been replicated using Fedora 10, RHEL 5.3 and CentOS 5 since they all more or less share the same code base.me of the example server in this document is erver1.domain.forest.org, substitute correctly where appropriate. At the very least following packages must also be installed:
sambasamba-commonsamba-clientkrb5-workstationopenldap-clientsIt would be prudent to understand the underlying concepts of how Kerberos and Samba work prior to deploying this type of server. I find that SE-Linux will interfere with Samba services, particularly with winbind. I usually set SE-Linux to be in a permissive mode. It is possible to update the SE-Linux policies but that is outside the scope of this document, i.e you're on your own. In some cases I turned SE-Linux off since it was causing winbind to stop responding.
1. Set NTP to use the correct server for your Active Directory domain:shell> system-config-timeSet the primary NTP server to be your domain/forest NTP server2. Make backups of and edit the following system configuration files:a. shell> cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.bakb. shell> vi /etc/resolv.conf
I have to administer a few mail servers, a mail log server, 4 nameservers and a web server -all running on Centos 5 server distributions. Now I have a task: to avoid accidental crashes on the production servers while installing updates, my boss asked me to do clones (these clones will all be VMware virtual machines) of the servers (EXCLUDING the actual e-mails and mail log contents) and then to run those clones on VMWare Server. This way, first I will install and test updates on the clones and - if they will be running without crashes - I will apply the updates on the real production servers themselves. I have already installed VMWare Server 2.0 I have a few questions:
- How do I build the virtual machines to exclude the actual mail files and mail logs? Can I use VMware Converter for this purpose, or do I have to use another program? - How do I actually do this cloning? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?
This will be a little long (having read Phil's 'how to ask questions' FAQ). I'm trying to get OpenVPN working between my CentOS server and some Windoze laptops running XP. There seems to be plenty of sample config files available, but to date, none of them have worked for me. Pulling out my trusty Wireshark, I've found some clues,
BACKGROUND: My local subnet (NAT'ed by my gateway router) is 192.168.52.x. My router has been configured with a conduit (port-forward) for port 1194 (the standard OpenVPN port), which points towards my CentOS server.The CentOS server is .52.112, and the supplicant is .52.110. I have tried the lient both inside and outside my local subnet, with no difference in events or outcomes.
i find this is an issue which might be tiresome for everyone except for those experts. Esp. for the computers which are dual booting(both windows xp and centos installed in the same computer), that when we are in CentOS we need to switch onto windows immediately. and vice versa. i see this is possible only by shutting down the centos/windows and then restarting onto the other OS.
Can anyone tell me the the solution to work simultaneously both xp and centos without the need of shutting down and restarting There maybe or may not be the solution...but i find the pleasure to know if there is for example, remote desktop connection in windows xp, is there any solution, we can work on windows via centos or vice versa ( in the same machine),
3 partitions (in order): Windows 7, CentOS and shared data partition.
I need to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (c:windowswinsxs seems to be something not easily remedied).
GParted didn't work in moving things around (bad sector) so I wiped out its partition (# 2 out of 3) and I was able to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (I can reinstall CentOS easily and not much work lost).
Except ... no more grub menu (unsurprising). This incantation does allow me to boot into Windows 7.
Is there any way of rebuilding the grub menu short of reinstalling CentOS (5.5)?
I just came to know that we can also use HP MC Servicegaurd for clustering in Linux environment too. I did some google but could not found much info about the packages and all. Can I use HP MC Servicegaurd with RHEL/CentOS on 32 Bit Linux on Intel Machines? Is the rpm (or tar ball) of HP MC Servicegaurd freely available? I just wanted to use it for learning purpose.
I have a server running VMWare Server on it with 4 virtual machines running. I am trying to use NTPD to keep the time correct on all of the virtual machines. On my physical server, I have installed ntpd and this is it's config file:
Quote:# ntpd.conf tinker panic 0 restrict 127.0.0.1 restrict default kod nomodify notrap server 0.vmware.pool.ntp.org server 1.vmware.pool.ntp.org server 2.vmware.pool.ntp.org
Is there a way to create a high availability environment between two CentOS machines? I don't mean just the HTTP service or just one other thing. I need the entire server synced in real time ready to take over if the next goes down.
My setup is as follows: eth0 - lan ip eth1 - WAN ip
I have installed a sip server on the box. From the box I would like to access machines on wan and lan. First of all, is it possible? If yes, I have setup up the nics with default wan gateway. However, when I try to ping wan url, no response. Are there other things I need to do to accomplish this?
i am using centos 5.4 (5.5?) gnome on multiple machines in a local network.is there a program available that does the following:you type a message in a 'note'screen on one computer and can send it to one (to choose) or all machines in the local network that are online, so you can read the message on these other machines screens.
I have a CentOS + Samba server and Windows XP client machines. Users, passwords and permissions are entered on the server machine.users and passwords ( same as on the server ) are entered in the XP client machine.When attempting to access a public file on the server using a XP client machine and the IP address of my server, I am asked a user name and password and none of the already entered seem to work. I cannot access the server file (prompted again and again to enter user name and password). What did i miss
I've run into a problem gathering usage for my xen virtual systems. With my old model I used to gather all network usage via my cisco devices using the the counters for each port. Each system had it's own port on the switch, and I tracked network usage accordingly. Now that I'm using xen for virtual systems, and multiple vm's share the same switch port, i'm not exactly sure what my best option is for tracking usage.
I thought I may be able to setup vlans on the switch, and bind each vm to a different vlan using vconfig... but it seems like there has to be a better solution than that.
I installed centos 5.5 Ent as host and i installed vmware server 2.2. i need to Change the location of the 'Virtual Machines' directory(/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines) to a directory on /home(/home/Virtual Machines) where there is more disk space.Reinstalling centos and reinstalling Vmware server is not the option for me.
I've Got one Problem with My Computer soon after success installation of when the boot-loader ask me to choose OS at CENTOS 5.4, multi boot boot-loader if i choose windows then computer tries to boot windows but fail and give the error message that there is a problem on reading the hard disk, But when i restart it and start with LINUX then computer start successful with no error message, now i do not know what to do cause i need to use Windows and all my programs are in windows..
We are slowly migrating from a predominantly Windows house to a 50/50 Win/RHEL operation and even further in the future.Currently, we have a LOT of Windows folders that are created by custom applications which, upon creation of a new folder set, applies the corresponding ACL so that only the associated groups are able to access the folders. Now for the problem, we are migrating the applications to a RHEL55 environment and it is creating the folders on that system now but the groups are still residing in the Windows AD. Is there an "easy" (I know, a very relative term) to have the Windows groups given permission to the Linux shares without very much manual intervention?
I am wondering what is the fastest way for me to move files from a VPS running CentOS to my home PC? I do not have FTP or anything like that installed. Are there commands I can enter in putty, for example, that will simply download an entire directory on the VPS onto my home PC?
How to setup my server to use it remotely from my Home from a WindowsXP PC.I want to access my CentOS server. Please help me installing GUI or Remote desktop on my server.I have installed FREENX client on my WIndows XP PC now what next to do. what configuration do i need to do.If you have any link to tutorial please let me know.
I installed Centos 5.3 with package standard of the MYSQL, configured this the same twirling in such a way localhost as in one it schemes with windows VISTA, to put I have others 4 you scheme with windows XP that I do not obtain to have access in the MYSQL. What I have to make pra these you scheme with XP to have access?