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I have servers that keep becoming inactive in RHEL Satellite 5.3

I have lots of RHEL 5 servers subscribed to a Satellite 5.3 server (I know it's all old, not my choice). After I register servers, many of them seem to fall out and become inactive and require ...
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How-to: add an ISO/DVD of RHEL to the Repository list under Gnome for installing packages

I want to add the original ISO I installed RHEL from as a repository under the Add/Remove Software tool in Gnome. How do I do this? To clarify, I know what I need to do (add a repository) - I need ...
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Getting HAPROXY to redirect http to https in users browser session

We are currently using a Internet cloud provider to host our SaaS platform. The platform consists of a Firewall -> Cloud Provider SLB -> -> Apache Web Server -> HAPROXY SLB -> Liferay Platform We ...
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setting up Ubuntu 10.10 as paravirtualized guest in Xen on RHEL5 host - what kernel?

I've discovered the tool ubuntu-vm-builder, which I've installed and then invoked on an Ubuntu workstation as: sudo vmbuilder xen ubuntu --suite maverick --flavour virtual --arch amd64 --mem=512 ...
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Can RHEL5/CentOS5 be run on Intel Haswell-EP (E5-26XX V3) CPUs?

We need to upgrade the hardware on some of our CentOS 5.11 servers. From Redhat's Intel CPUs and Supported RHEL Versions page, I see that the E5-26XX V2 CPUs are supported. However, the E5-26XX V3 ...
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RHEL 5.3 Kickstart - How specify location of individual package in Workstation folder?

I keep getting "package does not exist" errors during the install. I made a kickstart ISO to create an unattended install of a RHEL 5.3 build machine for C++ software releases. It pulls the ...
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How do I specify what PVs are used for mirroring when adding a mirror in LVM to an existing LV?

I've got an existing VG containing a single LV on a RHEL server that consists of a handful of SAN disks. In an effort to migrate the server to a newer SAN, I'd like to mirror the existing storage to ...
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Time is off in Zabbix graphs

I have two instances of zabbix running on two different RHEL servers. Data presented in web user interface on one are off by 2 hours and on the other by 3 hours (ahead). For example instead of 15:00 ...
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Override DHCP hostname on RHEL5/CentOS/Amazon Linux

I'm running Amazon Linux (based on RHEL5) on EC2. I have my own domain name pointing to the instance's elastic IP. Amazon auto-assigns the instance a generic (and not visible on the Internet) ...
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Diagnose what is causing Linux system load

I understand that system load is kernel usage such as IO or network. If you don't believe you have high load of either of those two items, what would be some recommended steps to track down what is ...
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Accessing a Samba server from a new Windows system

I have had a samba server running on a linux (RHEL5) box for a while and I have mounted a shared directory on a Windows PC. I just got a new Windows 7 laptop and trying to access the same server, but ...
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Why does my lvm2 volume group only work with multipath device mapper and not powerpath?

My server is an Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL5) on an hp blade (x64) with qlogic HBAs connected to an EMC clariion SAN. We are migrating from multipath to powerpath, because emc and the company ...
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Drive faults not logged in HP IML on RHEL-based ProLiant server

Today I have had disks on two separate HP ProLiant servers go into Predictive Failure. One of these servers runs Windows Server 2008 R2 and one runs Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (a RHEL5-based distro). ...
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How do I update bash on RHEL5 servers with expired contracts? [duplicate]

I have two servers with expired contracts that are both vulnerable to shellshock. I am in the process of migrating both to new servers with RHEL6 or greater depending when I get this done. That ...
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Server sending out packets bigger then MTU

I have a server that I am transferring data off of. We were having some problems that were traced back to the fact that the server is sending out jumbo size frames despite the fact that ifconfig is ...
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RHEL5: htop shows empty command-column

When issue the command htop on my RHEL5 box I get a normal view, however when I scroll down I have several "blank" command ranges as can be seen here: Can someone explain me how this ...
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Can we force dhclient to not renew ip rules?

I've overridden the ip routing rules on my RHEL machine by adding custom logic in a new script ifup-local that is run immediately after a new interface is attached. ...
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NFS mount drops to read-only during intermittent network failure

I have an NFS mount (say to /opt/foo) on a RHEL5 install that occasionally drops to a read-only filesystem after a short network failure...I have control over this box but not over the network, so I ...
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Chef Server 11.4 SSL certificate failure when bootstrapping a node

I'm trying to bootstrap a RHEL 5 server with Chef 11 Chef-Client using my Chef 11 Work station through a Chef Server 11.4. However, I am receiving the error below. ...
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facing issue while installing oracle Database 11g on rhel5 And SOA

While installing required rpms for both SOA and Oracle the below rpms are conflicting with each other glibc-devel-2.5-49.x86_64.rpm and glibc-devel-2.5-24.i386.rpm How can I fix it? one package gets ...
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How do I find out what RPMs make up a “yum group install”?

I am trying to install the Gnome Desktop Environment on a RHEL 5 system. I am NOT connected to the internet and do NOT have any local repo or the install disks. Under normal circumstances, where a ...
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How to start / stop proftpd

I can't seem to find a way to stop / re-start proftpd. My server IP address is xx.yy.zz.ww and connecting from external devices via FTP gives me the prompt: Connected to xx.yy.zz.ww 220 ProFTPD ...
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Single TCP-CLOSE_WAIT connection brings down application till restart

Recently found a behaviour where my application had a connection in TCP Close_wait state till the app was restarted (after about 5 hours). But during this period the SUnreclaim space was also ...
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vncserver auto start display for root

In my rhel5 system there are cronjob scripts that are running as root which requires export DISPLAY. I have added below lines in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to start vncserver on certain displays for ...
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How can I configure permanent arp entries on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

I'm configuring a Red Hat Linux server which will be sending UDP packets out but never receiving ARP responses. So a static ARP entry is required. The obvious way to do this is. arp -s 10.0.0.1 ...
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RHEL 5 createrepo hangs

I've got a RHEL 5 server that I want to create a mirror repo on. I've specified a new file system mounted at /repos. I have run reposync -p /repos --repoid=rhel-x86_64-server-5 -l which completed OK. ...
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Can not register with RHEL

# yum -v repolist Loading "rhnplugin" plugin Loading "security" plugin Config time: 0.105 There was an error parsing the RHN proxy settings. RHN support will be disabled. Yum Version: 3.2.22 repolist: ...
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RHEL not accepting any passwords

I have RHEL 5 on virtual machine installed. I was creating the new user by making entry in /etc/passwd. I deleted the /etc/shadow file and used pwconv command to make new shadow file. Now when i ...
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EXT3-fs error (device dm-10)

I got this log error below: Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-10): ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block 8159746 Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error ...
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Missing NICs in a HP ProLiant DL380 G6 running RHEL 5.5 64-bit

I have 2 twin boxes HP ProLiant DL3680 G6 running RHEL 5.5 64-bit. In one of them, two network interfaces (eth2 and eth7) are missing, i.e., they are not available: # ifconfig eth2 eth2: error ...
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All terminal windows suddenly disappear in Linux [closed]

Sorry in advance for the wall of text. I'm having a problem which is leaving me with very few clues as to what might be going on. Also, I apologize if ServerFault isn't the ideal place for this ...
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Remote desktop connection in Linux (RHEL 5) server with Windows (Windows XP) clients

How can I do remote desktop connection in Linux (RHEL 5) server with Windows (Windows XP) clients? How can I take full rights? (I know the administrator password.) I want to access all things in the ...
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Restrict user access in Linux

I am given a task to configure a RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Gnome PC such that a specific user - say USER1 will have very limited desktop access. The requirements include: Access to all of the ...
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MultiPath configuration on RHEL5 and Clariion CX-300

I have problem with discovering my FC-connected CX-300 storage. Frankly speaking I'm complete novice in FibreChannel, so step by step explanation would be appreciated. My configuration consist of two ...
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cron clock problem

I have noticed on my RHEL 5.5 that cron daily starts an hour later (at 1AM instead of midnight). System and hardware clock are the same. How can i set it so it will start at midnight? date [root@a ...
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Changing GRUB configuration to “single” not working in RHEL

I am using RHEL 5.10. I have mistakenly deleted /etc/passwd file in my server (though I have the backup). I'm just trying to get into single user mode by typing single at the end of the kernel line ...
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“sock_sendmsg-error 22” error in RHEL

I am using RHEL 5.10 servers ( which are in cluster using some shared services). When I restart them using "init 6" or "reboot". the servers hang while shutting down, continuously showing the below ...
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Is there a max length to java_opts arguments on a tomcat process

We have a tomcat startup script with a java_opts that contains a fairly lengthy (around 14 hosts) entry for -Dhttp.nonProxyHosts, I've noticed that although tomcat appears to start properly, entries ...
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Upgrade CentOS 5.x to CentOS 6.x - tips and techniques

Now that CentOS 6.0 is making its way to the various mirror sites, I wanted to solicit opinions on the upgrade process. In working with the commercial RedHat 5.6 and 6.x distributions for the past few ...
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Unable to start SNMP in RHEL5 64-bit

I have installed net-snmp, net-snmp-utils and net-snmp-devel in my 64-bit Centos5 using yum. The following are the packages I've installed: net-snmp-devel-5.3.2.2-14.el5_7.1 ...
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LVM: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00

I'm on a server that shows a duplicate VG name. How can I rename one of these VolGroups to get rid of this conflict? [root@dev-server dev]# lvs WARNING: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00: ...
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MySQL Server Not Starting on Boot

I have installed MySQL on a RHEL 5 server and I want to set it up so that the server starts on boot. I've ran the chkconfig --list mysqld command and it's currently running on levels 3, 4 and 5. ...
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Anyone know how to fix issues with omsa on red hat 5.1 that reports “No Controllers found”?

I've got a Red Hat 5.1 server 64-bit Dell 2950 with a PERC 5/i controller that until recently was working fine. On it I have an NRPE command check_openmange that started returning errors: ...
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ntpdate works, but ntpd can't synchronize

This is in RHEL 5.5. First, ntpdate to the remote host works: $ ntpdate XXX.YYY.4.21 24 Oct 16:01:17 ntpdate[5276]: adjust time server XXX.YYY.4.21 offset 0.027291 sec Second, here are the server ...
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What could cause *every* command in RHEL to be executed by root?

Recently I was asked to look at a system for a "friend" that left me completely stumped. Their original problem stated to me: They have a RHEL 5.10, gnome desktop fairly typical install They are ...
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OpenLDAP fails to stop ,but starts Ok but then status shows as slapd stopped

We are running openldap 2.3.43 on RHel 5.3.,Our LDAP server has been behaving erratically lately 1.It fails to stop when you issue command service ldap restart but it "seems" to starts OK ...
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How to fix the entropy pool issue with RHEL 5.x

RHEL 5.x has an entropy-generation problem (held-over from kernel 2.4). Following directions from here has produced little-to-no results: How to increase entropy pool on a 2.6 kernel RHEL/Fedora ...
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The difference between /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/system-auth?

I want to configure securetty to limit root directly access. Now I am clear if I add: auth required pam_securetty.so into /etc/pam.d/system-auth, and keep only "console" in ...
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Using a single APC UPS via network switch to gracefully shutdown many servers

Here is my situation. I have 10 Dell servers in my rack with 8 1500VA battery backups. I would like to take 1 of those battery backups and connect it to my network switch and use a software solution ...
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Installing and running apache2.2 and apache2.4 concurrently on same server

We have a need to run Apache 2.2 and Apache 2.4 web servers on the same VM. The need is created by: A requirement to host an Oracle WebGate module, which doesn't support Apache 2.4 (we use the Red ...