Author Archive: Kashif Siddique

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 Install / Configure SNORT IDS on CentOS 6.x / 7.x

Security is a big issue for all networks in today’s enterprise environments. Many methods have developed to secure the network infrastructures and communication over the internet. Among them Snort is a leading open source network intrusion detection and prevention system and a valuable security framework. Its a packet sniffer that monitors network traffic in real […]

July 17, 2015 | By
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How to Configure Chef (server/client) on Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04

Chef is a configuration management and automation tool for information technology professionals that configures and manages your infrastructure whether it is on-premises or in the cloud. It can be used to speed up application deployment and to coordinate the work of multiple system administrators and developers involving hundreds, or even thousands, of servers and applications […]

July 15, 2015 | By
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Howto Configure Ubuntu 14.04 to Native ZFS Root Filesystem

Hello everybody, today we are going to setup Ubuntu to a Native ZFS root file  which is an advanced file system and logical volume manager designed to overcome many of the major problems found in previous designs which is designed by Sun Microsystems. The major features of ZFS include its performance with data integrity that […]

July 14, 2015 | By
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How to Configure Zenoss Core 4.2.5 on CentOS 6

Zenoss Core is the most powerful open-source IT monitoring solution in industry. Using a single, web-based console and agentless technology, we can monitor and manage the performance and availability of all devices in our IT infrastructure including networks, servers, storage, applications, converged infrastructure and cloud environment. So, Zenoss Open Source Edition is for any network […]

July 13, 2015 | By
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How to Install / Setup Snapt Load Balancer on CentOS 7

Load balancers are always been important factors used to increase capacity and reliability of applications. In this post we will setup and configure Snapt’s Load Balancer which is a complete software load balancing solution with a wide variety of features and great performance. Load balancers are targeted to decrease response time and maximize reliable performance […]

July 10, 2015 | By
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How to Setup smokePing for Latency Monitoring on Ubuntu 15.04

In this article we are going to setup smokePing to keep track of our network with latency monitoring. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. It comes with highly configurable alerting system and live latency charts and interactive graph explorers. Smokeping is not limited to testing just the roundtrip time […]

July 9, 2015 | By
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How to Install / Uninstall McAfee ePO Agent on Linux

In this tutorial we will provide the guidelines and describe the ways to install and uninstall to re install the McAfee product and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux systems. The McAfee agent is the distributed component of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) responsible for deploying McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) and keeping them up to date […]

July 8, 2015 | By
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How to Install ClearOS Community 7.1 on Virtual Machine

In today’s linux tutorial we will follow with the help of snapshots to install, setup and configure ClearOS 7.1 the latest beta verion on VMware 64 bit. ClearOS is a next generation Network, Cloud and Systems management Operating System that can act as a firewall or as proxy server. We can use it for contents […]

June 30, 2015 | By
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Howto Install and Configure Zimbra 8.6 Multi Server on CentOS 7

In our previous article we performed the Single Server Installation of Zimbra Collaboration Suite, so in this article we will guide you through the detailed steps to deploy Zimbra Collaboration 8.6 Suite in Multi Tenancy environment that will comprises of 3 separate servers where the installation will be done one by one using the same […]

June 26, 2015 | By
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How to Install and Use MongoDB on FreeBSD 9.3 / 10.1

In this howto tutorial we will explore towards the setup of MongoDB on FreeBSD Operating system. MongoDB is a high-performance and scalable open source database application preferably designed for handling document-oriented storage with high availability. Moreover MongoDB is an ease of use to install, configure and maintain as compared to other database servers. It’s a […]

June 24, 2015 | By
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Howto Install Zabbix Monitoring Server and Agent on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will setup a complete Network Monitoring System to install and configure Zabbix Server and its agent on latest version of CentOS 7 to monitor our complete IT infrastructure whether its Linux servers running with different applications and critical services, Windows servers running with IIS, SQL and exchange servers or any SNMP […]

June 22, 2015 | By
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Installation and Usage ArangoDB on Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04

A database is more than just a place to store data. In today’s article we will make you learn about the basic to advance concepts of ArangoDB which is a multi-purpose open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Though it has its many features with Multi Model database support, extendable […]

June 19, 2015 | By
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How to Setup Node.JS on Ubuntu 15.04 with Different Methods

This is such an important article to guide you about the installation and setup of Node.js on Ubuntu 15.04. Node.js is basically a server side java script programming to provide you bindings for enabling the input and output socket bios and streams. It has a high through put and non-blocking IO in a single threaded […]

June 18, 2015 | By
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How to Install WINE on Linux Mint 17.1 to Run Windows Apps

WINE is basically a program that we can use to install the Windows based .exe package on the UNIX-LINUX Operating systems with the help of its compatibility layer that allows the Linux users to run windows applications on it. So in today’s article we will guide you with the help of snapshots the basic steps […]

June 17, 2015 | By
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