Author Archive: Kashif S

Linux Systems and Security Engineer in Information and Communication Technology. Results-driven ICT Professional and Open Source Geek with technical specialties in the area of Open Source Operating systems and Applications.

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How to Use BCC Kernel Tracing Tools for Linux Performance Analysis

Greetings, BCC is now available for Ubuntu and in this article we will be showing you its extended command line use to trace Linux systems for performance monitoring. The BPF Compiler Collection (BCC) is a toolkit for building kernel tracing tools that leverage the functionality provided by the Linux extended Berkeley Packet Filters (BPF). BPF […]

February 15, 2017 | By in TROUBLESHOOTING
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How to Setup Foreman to Manage Puppet Nodes on Ubuntu 16.04

Hello everyone, welcome to our today's article on Foreman to manage your Puppet Nodes on Ubuntu 16. Foreman is an open source tool that helps system administrators to manage servers throughout their life cycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring. You can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage change, […]

January 26, 2017 | By in UBUNTU HOWTO
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How to Setup Mail Server Using Postfix, MariaDB, Dovecot and Roundcube

Hello everybody, today we are going to setup mail server using Postfix, Devcot and MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In this article we will shows you how to setup Postfix (smtp server), Dovecot (imap/pop server) and MariaDB to store information on virtual domains and users. The task of the smtp server is to accept incoming […]

July 13, 2016 | By in MAIL SERVER
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How To Install and Setup RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 16.04

RabbitMQ is an open source message broker software that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) , the emerging standard for high performance enterprise messaging. It is one of the most popular message broker solutions in the market, offered with an open-source license (Mozilla Public License v1.1) as an implementation of AMQP developed using the […]

June 20, 2016 | By
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How to Setup OpenLDAP Multi-Master Replication on CentOS 7

OpenLDAP is an open source Address Directory software. It is "lightweight" or "smaller" when compared to the X.500 designed to run on smaller computers such as desktop computers. In OpenLDAP, data information are arranged like branches of a tree, one striking difference with other varieties of commonly used databases. In OpenLDAP access rights to address […]

June 10, 2016 | By
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How to Install and Setup Cacti on Ubuntu 16.04

Hello and welcome to our today's article on another open source Network monitoring tool that is Cacti. Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed with RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. It can graph network bandwidths with SNMP, shell or perl scripts. RRDtool is a program developed by the Swiss Tobi Oeticker who was […]

June 1, 2016 | By
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How To Change Timezone and NTP Synchronization on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting up the correct timezone and date in Linux is very important as most of things depends on it. The server and system clock needs to be on time which does not matter if you are using Linux on your personal computer or you have a Linux server in production. NTP (Network Time Protocol) enables […]

May 30, 2016 | By
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How to Configure Bacula Server on Ubuntu 15.10 /16.04

Hello and welcome, our today's article s on installation and configuration of Bacula (an open source network backup solution) on Ubuntu 15.10 /16.04. You can use it to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many […]

May 27, 2016 | By
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How to Install ReaR (Relax and Recover) on CentOS 7

ReaR Relax-and-Recover is a Linux bare metal disaster recovery and system migration solution. Relax and Recover (ReaR) is a true disaster recovery solution that creates recovery media from a running Linux system. If a hardware component fails, an administrator can boot the standby system with the ReaR rescue media and put the system back to […]

May 20, 2016 | By
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How to Install OpenDCIM on CentOS 7

Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a growing challenge for data center managers, and a hot market for software vendors. The openDCIM project offers an open source alternative for companies seeking to improve their asset tracking and capacity planning. OpenDCIM is used for managing the infrastructure of a data center, no matter how small or […]

May 13, 2016 | By
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How to Setup LiteCart on Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10

LiteCart is a free online catalog and cart platform. Focusing on lightweight and simplicity. Its Developed in PHP using HTML 5 and CSS 3 standards with logical design and a simple to use interface. The framework is constructed to be lightweight and easy for developers to modify and build upon. LiteCart derives from many years […]

May 11, 2016 | By
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How to Install LXDE GUI on Ubuntu 15.10

The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment alternative for Ubuntu-Mate, Unity, KDE and Gnome. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments. It is especially designed for cloud computers with low hardware specifications, such as netbooks, mobile devices (e.g. MIDs) or older computers. LXDE provides a fast […]

May 5, 2016 | By
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How to Setup Pimcore CMS on Ubuntu 15.10

Hello everybody, welcome to our today's article on installation setup of Pimcore on latest Ubuntu 15.10 server. Pimcore is a free and open-source integrated framework which has a very user friendly content- and data management editing User Interface from documents, pages and photos to complex data structures like E-commerce products. Pimcore is purely written in […]

April 25, 2016 | By
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How to Setup ProjectSend File sharing Tool on CentOS 7

ProjectSend is an Open Source web file and image sharing tool for professionals that solve the issue of sharing files between a company and its clients. ProjectSend provides an easy and secure multi-file uploading and unlimited file size on ANY server! Even on common hostings shared accounts.It is basically a clients-oriented file uploading utility where […]

April 15, 2016 | By
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