How to install Nagios on CentOS 5 or 6

Introduction This guide is intended to provide you with simple instructions on how to install Nagios from source (code) on CentOS and have it monitoring your local machine inside of 20 minutes. No advanced installation options are discussed here – just the basics that will work for 95% of users who want to get started. These instructions were written based …

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Enabling SNMP On CentOS / RHEL

Setting up SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) on a CentOS machine is a very quick and easy process. First we will install SNMP itself by running the following command: yum install net-snmp Once you have SNMP installed we will want to install the configuration utility for SNMP. The configuration utility allows you to easily configure SNMP for both the community …

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Install Ruby on Rails in cPanel/WHM

The installation of Ruby on Rails in cPanel has two parts, first is installing Ruby itself, which can be accomplished by running: [code]/scripts/installruby[/code] This script will install Ruby, RubyGems, Mongrel and the software that Ruby relies upon and activates the Ruby interface in your end user’s cPanel. The second step in the installation is running. [code]/usr/local/cpanel/bin/ror_setup[/code] This script will setup …

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How To: Add swap to a KVM VPS or Dedicated Server CentOS 6

Swap is beneficial, because it allows inactive memory blocks to be written to disk, freeing up real memory for stuff like file system caching. Swap also (to some extent) protects you against short bursts of memory demand. Linux (by default) over commits real memory, relying on the fact that most applications ask for more than they need, but if they …

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Linux: Check Ram Speed and Type

How do I check RAM speed and type (line DDR or DDR2) without opening my computer? I need to purchase RAM and I need to know the exact speed and type installed. How do I find out ram information from a shell prompt? You need to use biosdecode command line utility. Dmidecode is a tool or dumping a computer’s DMI (some say …

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Looking For Content Writers and Volunteers

It is no secret that this site has not been updated on a regular basis with new articles. I believe that ServerNoobs has great potential, but we have come to realize that we need help to keep the content on this blog, fresh and up to date. So we are looking for some volunteer content writers that would like to …

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