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How to migrate from ide to virtio in RHEL 6.5 KVM guest with LVMs

I want to migrate a IDE-using, LVM-based KVM guest running RHEL 6.5. I found this steps in this page: 1) Run virsh edit . From there, edit the config file and adjust all lines of <target ...
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JBoss EAP 6.2 on RHEL 6: ./bin/init.d/jboss-as-standalone.sh hangs while calling via SSH

I'm using jboss-as-standalone.sh to manage JBoss EAP standalone as a service. I can start/stop the service with "service jboss-as-standalone.sh start/stop" while I'm on a terminal. But I would like ...
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RHEL hangs after starting virt-who succesfully

Idea #1: Is there a way to REPAIR an RHEL 6.2 installation? During the start-up procedure, after a recent forced reboot, my Linux machine (RHEL 6.2) hangs right after successfully starting ...
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HTTP Request Header limit hard coded in Apache 2.2

I looked up some other question concerning this on SF, they revolved around a maximum limit being set for LimitRequestFieldSize and LimitRequestLine at 8K. httpd's documentation confirms the limit, ...
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Reloading a kernel “live” in CentOS / RHEL 6

When upgrading the kernel package on CentOS or RHEL 6, is it possible to load the new kernel without rebooting? My gut tells me it's not, but if it were, it'd be handy - especially when compiling ...
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RHEL 6.x - yum gives “ImportError: No module named cElementTree” errors

I'm making a set of changes to a group of 150 servers. All systems were able to successfully download and install a specific set of RPM's via yum, except for one. One this particular system, all yum ...
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How do I install Firefox with preconfigured toolbars? [migrated]

I have a custom Red Hat 6 kickstart disc which installs and configures a workstation as a control system. We use Firefox (at the moment: the 31.4.0 long-term release) to allow the system maintainer ...
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bash script doesn't run properly in crontab but runs fine manually

I wrote a small script to determine the average IOPs per hour in which I later manually convert to a graph and spreadsheet for management to discuss a potential SAN upgrade for an upcoming expansion ...
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How can I get the git-all meta package on RHEL 6.2

I believe I'm missing some of the common git addons, such as gitk, and I suspect it is because I installed git using sudo yum install git as the information for that package lists: : The ...
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RHEL 6.6: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - “The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden”

First of all, it's the first time I setup RHEL machines, I'm more used to Debian. We're installing many machine at the same time. We've upgraded from RHEL 6.3 to RHEL 6.6 and we're now trying to ...
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Hotplug area too small error

I have VM running under RHEL6, which is running under HyperV. It has a lot of important soft installed, but does not have suffocating workload (~10% CPU is used). It's been really unstable recently ...
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policy based routing on multiple interfaces and default route

I have a server with multiple interfaces connected to different networks. I have eth2 wih ip (10.1.1.1). I have the following routing set: # ip rule list 0: from all lookup local 32765: ...
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ptp time synchronization on centos6/rhel

I need to setup time synchronization using PTP (precision time protocol). I'll get server address. I found ptpd server (version 2.1). I created startup files in /etc/init.d. But wondering what options ...
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Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/ssh2.so' [closed]

When I try to run any php script with my user within shell, I get the following warning: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/ssh2.so' - ...
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Interpreting cryptic kernel “page allocation failure” messages

I have a multi-user CentOS 6.1 database system running an application named ABC. The server is 64-bit, 8GB RAM and 6 vCPU (on VMWare ESXi 4). We get frequent dumps into the dmesg and the system logs ...
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What version of RHEL am I using?

From the shell and without root privileges, how can I determine what Red Hat Enterprise Linux version I'm running? Ideally, I'd like to get both the major and minor release version, for example RHEL ...
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CentOS 6 in production

All of my virtual servers are on Centos 5.5. Now I am deploying new one and there is a new OS option: CentOS 6. I like new software, and I prefer to use new versions (but not the edge). So, as far as ...
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RHEL 6.3 Upgrading OpenSSH & Apache

We just ran an external security scan from 403Labs against one of our servers (RHEL 6.3 x86_64) for PCI compliance and the results appeared to mainly dictate that we had a hand full of applications ...
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“power limit notification” clobbering on 12G Dell servers with RHEL6

Server: Poweredge r620 OS: RHEL 6.4 Kernel: 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64 I'm experiencing application alarms in my production environment. Critical CPU hungry processes are being starved of resources ...
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ls hangs on NAS mount point

Frequently we are running into this problem. our NAS mount points works perfectly and all of sudden it hangs. when we go and do ls hangs the terminal. strace ls /srv/git hangs here ...
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partprobe will not work..i have tried everything

I am days before the RHCSA exam and i have noticed i still haven't been able to successfully run partprobe successfully after months on testing and testing and testing..not a single time I have tried ...
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Nagios NRPE: Command “my_command” not defined

I have installed Nagios® Core™ 3.5.1 and NRPE v2.14 on my client which running RHEL 6.3 I have this error message on my Nagios NRPE: Command 'check_mysql_connections' not defined On my nrpe.cfg I ...
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Linux VMWare Tools build for running kernel or latest installed kernel?

I haven't been able to find any information regarding when building VMWare Tools on Linux whether it builds against the currently running kernel or the latest installed kernel. To clarify ...
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Installing a Newer Package than what's in RHEL's Repositories

What's the best way in RHEL to install a newer version of a package than what's in the repositories? In Ubuntu I can just add the repo for a newer version of Ubuntu, install the package with apt, ...
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How to upgrade module located inside initramfs?

We have recently upgraded our e1000e (intel ethernet) module on one of our CentOS 6.0 boxes. Even tho the module compile and installed fine, the old version is still being used. We have tracked this ...
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How to install git-daemon on red hat enterprise 6 [closed]

I need to install git-daemon on Red Hat enterprise Linux 6.2, with http support. What are the correct package to install? It is necessary to create a specific user or group? I'm looking for a simple ...
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add system user without login but able to su without asking for password

I created a user "sysuser" with -r option, when trying to su using another non-root user I am prompted for password. As "sysuser" is a system account and should not login, I did not set up a ...
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Log/Audit everything allowed by SELinux

I'm profiling some proprietary software to construct a set of permission requirements and SELinux policies to allow it to install and run on Oracle Linux (or any RHEL derivative). I'm running SELinux ...
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Account Lockout with pam_faillock in RHEL6

Previously, I asked about using pam_tally2 under RHEL6. I would like to pose this question and answer to document the recommended use of pam_faillock over pam_tally2 for the same function; What is ...
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Check if account is allowed when using pam_access

I'm using pam_access and /etc/security/access.conf to restrict who can login to my Rhel 6.5 hosts. I have an LDAP server with a diverse user base, and the security people would like a list of who can ...
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Why is Linux kdump not writing to /var/crash?

It's happened again! I have 4 servers which are crashing periodically, and there is no information printed to the system logs or the serial console. In addition, the Linux kdump service isn't writing ...
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pam_tally2 being called before Password entry

Based on the suggestion given in: Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6 I have come to a working configuration, wherein account is getting locked out after 3 failed logins. Catch is that ...
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Running a DRBD cluster having two different versions

Is it safe to have a cluster composed of two servers one running DRBD 8.0 one running DRBD 8.3 or 8.4 Currently there is only one DRBD server with the 8.0 data. Will the new added server on DRBD ...
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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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AWS Linux RHEL instance unable to format and load new storage partition

I have an AWS RHEL instance. Following are the storage devices on it: $lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 20G 0 disk xvda1 202:1 0 6G 0 part / I ...
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Apache doesnt start after mod_wsgi re compile

I recently had to rebuild python and mod_wsgi in order to get a django site working. The problem is now apache doesnt start. I'm running RHEL6, and Apache 2.2 This guide is what I followed ...
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Cron job as root need to sudo to another user [duplicate]

RHEL6 In root's crontab a have: * 21 * * * /root/script.sh In script.sh there is a line: /usr/bin/sudo -u jira bash -c 'cd /opt/jira/bin; ./stop-jira.sh' && echo "Jira Shut Down" >> ...
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What causes ntpq refid CRYP when authentication is successful?

I have five servers that I'm configuring for production use based on a configuration we've recently tested. The servers are RHEL6 with NTP version 4.2.4p8@1.1612-o. Right now, though, I'm trying to ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to ...
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Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6

I am using pam_tally2 to lockout accounts after 3 failed logins per policy, however, the connecting user does not receive the error indicating pam_tally2's action. (Via SSH.) I expect to see on the ...
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RHEL6 autofs maps with subdirectories and LDAP

All the documentation I see shows, even for file based, mounts that will show up on the client computer like /test/mymount and you can have as many /test/mymount2 /test/mymountN as you want. What I ...
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Moving from nslcd to sssd on Red Hat to solve NSS MD5 issue

I have a problem with the latest version of Red Hat, nss/nscd does not accept MD5 certificates. Because of recommendations I am replacing nscd with sssd with this howto ...
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Rsyslog unix timestamps on RHEL6

I'm trying to get rsyslog on RHEL 6 to render the time the message was logged at as a unix timestamp. I started by read the documentation at http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/property_replacer.html. Since ...
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What is the difference between init 6 and reboot on Red Hat / RHEL / CentOS?

In Linux, the init 6 command gracefully reboots the system running all the K* shutdown scripts first, before rebooting. The reboot command does a very quick reboot. It doesn’t execute any ...
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Local MySQL connection using eth0 rather than lo loopback

We've installed MySQL 5.6.22 on RHEL6.6 and noticed terrible performance compared to a previous install on RHEL6.5 and MySQL 5.6.20 The main thing that we've noticed is that all the traffic appears ...
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Ansible Fails to Authenticate Sudo Even When Sudo Pass is Given

Problem Using the latest, stable Ansible build, I have an odd problem where my playbook hangs on one server during "Gathering_Facts" but works fine on other similar servers when using Sudo. On the ...
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SSH hangs after authentication

When logging in to one of my servers over ssh, it just hangs after authentication. This is the output on the client with -v. OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008 debug1: Reading ...
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Installing cloud foundry on RHEL 6

I am trying to install Cloud Foundry on RHEL 6 VM on our corporate network. All documentation, I have seen is on installing on AWS or vSphere. Is it possible to to install it on a single RHEL 6 VM or ...
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How to estimate potential power savings

If I have some servers set to static high performance mode, is there a way to generate a report on what power savings mode would have done, if it were enabled? I am looking to generate reports of the ...
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Yum installation fails with RHEL 6.5

I am trying to install shibboleth SP package using YUM installation (Yum install shibboleth). I am getting the following error while installing. Downloading Packages: ...