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What are the ways to build a failover cluster?

I have a task where I need to build a failover cluster in two cases: first with servers on Red Hat Enterprise 5.1 and second with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1. Both cases have SAN. I know there are ...
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Loading multipath in SuSE install initrd for PXE

I'm reinstalling cluster nodes with SLES11-SP1. The nodes are boot on SAN and will use the official RDAC driver once installed. But during installation (boot from the network using PXE) there is no ...
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How to run a script on boot for SUSE Enterprise Server 11

I've added the following and confirmed the script works as it is by first running it. Why isn't this script then running when the server starts up each time? Not sure what I'm missing. Confirmed ...
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ss utility does't work properly

I've learned that ss, which is base on netlink, is much faster than netstat when amount of sockets is large. And the secret is here. But when I tested on my suse linux minutes ago, the result ...
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Is there any log in SuSe Linux that tells if a machine hangs due to a runaway?

I have a SuSe Linux server that is hanging due to unknown issues, I'm to the point of wondering whether there is a runaway process being run every now and then that is causing it to hang. The issue ...
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SLES partitionless Installation

Windows VMWare guests can easily be resized live. For linux guests I've used LVM (add disk, partprobe, add disk to vg, lvextend, resize2fs). This works. I've just stumbled across the sketch of better ...
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suse-multiple nic's same subnets issue

I have a system with two NICs with 4 ip addresses (eth0,1,2,3) on two different subnets (x.x.230.x and x.x.221.x). Problem when our network Engineer shuts down one switch port, 2 ip's on same subnet ...
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ftp/tcp server failing (looping)

I'm getting frequent errors in /var/log/messages and the ftp service is getting stopped and started over and over. I haven't got any clue behind this error message and what is happening during these ...
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Upgrade PHP 5.2 to 5.3 on SUSE 11.1

i have a client SUSE 11.1 box that now requires PHP 5.3 where as the original scope of work called for PHP 5.2 yast2 doesn't seem to see anything other than 5.2. i can't figure out how to get ...
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Replacing a Hard Disk with a clone fails

I just cloned a disk (A) using dd into the same kind of disk (B): dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Now, I want to boot the server with new disk (B) instead of old (A). But i getting an error during ...
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Manage multiple zLinux SuSE Servers [closed]

My shop virtualizes a few hundred SuSE 11.1 servers through IBM's zVM hypervisor. (If you've never heard of zVM, it runs on a mainframe and virtualizes Linux in the s390x architecture. It's a ...
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Change password hashing algorithm for SuSE users from blowfish to MD5

I have a network of roughly 1000 SuSE machines with 20-200 users on each. The password hashing algorithm used is the default i.e. blowfish. In order to check, whether a user has used a dictionary word ...
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HP Proliant DL 380 G7: Which storage driver to use for Suse Linux 11 [closed]

I was installing the Suse Linux 11 on HP Proliant DL 380 G7. during installation i got the error " NO usable hard disk found " i got stuck for last 4 days ..need help on prioroty,
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mount: unknown filesystem type 'linux_raid_member'

I have Suse Linux 12.1 and i am trying to mount a single RAID 1 disk, to explore the files in it. However when mounting it: # mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/test mount: unknown filesystem type ...
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ENOEXEC on CIFS in SUSE

I am trying to execute a program on a CIFS mounted partition in SUSE 11.1. Whenever I try executing it, I get a "could not execute binary file" error. Using strace, I was able to determine that the ...
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how to get gateway address

I am trying to get gateway address but when i call "route -n" I expect to see something like that Destination Gateway Genmask Flags 0.0.0.0 dnsip 0.0.0.0 UG ...
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Redirect local, not internal, requests using SuSEfirewall2 or an iptables rule

I have a server that is running a web application deployed on Tomcat and is sitting in a test network. We're running SuSE 11 sp1 and have some redirection rules for incoming requests. For example we ...
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How do I install libpcap-devel on SUSE Enterprise?

I'm new to SUSE and do not understand how to install packages with zypper. Or, rather, I understand you use the "install" subcommand, but it frequently can't find what I'm looking for. For example, I ...
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Suse 11 : Java remote debug can't connect properly

I know this is bit of a Java question, but I feel its more of a network issue. I have a Suse 11 server that I'd put a simple java program on, I start it up with debug options. Just like I do on any ...
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How to add a user without knowing the encrypted form of the password?

I use the following command to create a user in a linux machine: useradd -d /home/dummy -g idiots -m -p 12345689 dummy The user is created and the home directory as well. The problem is that I ...
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SuSE Enterprise Linux 10 reports “write error: disk full?” even though there are 13TB available

So, I recently added some disk to a system and everything seemed to be peachy, the extending of the LVM went fine and so did the filesystem resize. However, when a user logs on to the system and tries ...
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VSFTP Config to send users to specific folders

I have approximately 30 users on a box. Those users are in overlapping groups(about 6-10 groups). I need them to be able to land in a specific folder based on their group assignment when they FTP in. ...
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After upgrade to SLES11 SP1 - LVM on top of software RAID5 not working anymore

On a system where I have been running OpenSuSE11.1 for some time I performed a fresh installation of SLES11 SP1. The system used a software RAID5 system on top of which an LVM was setup with a single ...
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What steps are necessary in creating a vm on a server and allowing that vm to be accessed from outside the network, or even inside the network?

I have a server hosting a number of guest VMs. The server's VMs are controlled via VSphere. Disregarding all VMs, except for one, brand new, SUSE 10 VM, consider this question: I want to be able to ...
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apache proxy installation

I am having problem installing the proxy_html for apache on an OpenSuse. It looks like the module is installed: a2enmod proxy_html "proxy_html" already present and in /etc/sysconfig/apache2 I have ...
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Enabled Apache mod_status but server-status was not found on SUSE enterprise 11 SP1

In /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, I have remove the line of Include mod_status and add the following to the last line, LoadModule status_module /usr/lib/apache2/mod_status.so ExtendedStatus On ...
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Upgrading from SLES 10 SP2 to SLES 11 SP2

I am running Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 and I need to upgrade to SLES 11 SP2. Can I just write a script which will install all the RPM's present in SLES 11 SP2 on my SLES 10 SP2 system. ...
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Network storage is not mounted to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

command mount XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:/store/ /mnt/test Error mount server reported tcp not available, falling back to udp mount: RPC: Remote system error - Network is unreachable The server has ...
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su command not responding?

It is bit hard to describe. I will try list them: BACKGROUND: SUSE enterprise 10 sp3 I am using SecureCRT to telnet. There's two user app and oracle. I am not in the server room, I can't reboot ...
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novell certificate file missing after restart

Every time I restart my Novell Groupwise on Suse Open Enterprise server the root certificate goes missing. Thats why ldap is not starting and so the other services are not working. After repairing the ...
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Linux SUSE - How to install PHP 5.3.x on SUSE?

I'm trying to install php 5.3.x on Suse/linux platform, but whenever I install and check it with phpinfo(); it shows php 5.2. Any idea how to deal with it? please provide the detailed instructions. ...
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LDAP + TLS - different behaviour on two machines

machines: debian wheezy suse 11 commands: ldapsearch -ZZ -h ad.unsw.edu.au -x perl -we "use Net::LDAP; print Net::LDAP->new ('ad.unsw.edu.au')->start_tls(verify => 'require', capath ...
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Can I configure resolv.conf to use a specific nameserver for a domain?

Can I configure resolv.conf to use a specific nameserver for a domain? e.g.: nameserver internal.thekelleys.org.uk 192.168.1.1 nameserver 192.168.0.1 I don't want to list *.test.com in /etc/hosts; ...
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How similar is Ubuntu to SUSE Enterprise

I have a question for SysAdmins who know many flavors of Linux. I need to be familiar with SUSE Enterprise for a job, but I currently have no access to the enterprise edition. I also would prefer to ...
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sles 9 not recognising hard disks

Trying to install sles 9 onto one of the hard disks on a Fujitsu PRIMERGY rx200 s6 server. However seem to be encountering a problem in that sles does not seem to recognise that there are hard disks ...
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Where to download the latest 2.4.x Linux kernel while kernel.org is down? [closed]

I need to run the pre-paleolithic (10 years old!) SuSE 7.3 under VirtualBox. (Don't ask. I just do, ok?) I managed to successfully install it. It boots. It recognized the virtual NIC (pcnet32 module) ...
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Move Groupwise POA from SLES to Windows

I'm attempting to move a GroupWise POA from a crippled SLES cluster to a 2008R2 server, it appears all the binaries meet the requirements, but where the documentation fails me are for a few questions: ...
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SLES - examine data 'under' a mountpoint

I've got a SUSE Linux (SLES) system where after a power outage, one of the directories appears to be out of date. It has got some mount points for various logical volumes e.g. /dir -> lv1 ...
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Novell OES 2 User Login / Logout logging/tracking

Currently we're running OES 2.0.1 / SLES 10.2 and I'm trying to figure out how to track when users log in and out of the system. I've been googling around for a couple hours and all I can find is that ...
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Change group of only cache folders, recursive

I have a document root folder and I want to cange the group of only the cache directories. How can I do this recursive? The cache directories are always below templates/html, and I want to change it ...
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ip tables port fwd duplicates packets

i want to fwd the udp packets that are received on port 162 to another port.ex:8981 i have executed the following cmd iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -p tcp --dport 162 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8981 I ...
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CPU usage is very large in top command of Linux

I run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 in a virtual machine. The hypervisor is KVM. There is 4 virtual CPU cores for the VM. Now there is a very strange thing. In theory the maximum CPU usage ...
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How to Enable Remote Shell On SUSE Linux

I wanted to run remote commands on a suse linux machine from another redhat linux machine. How to enable SUSE to listen to this remote shell commands ? In normal linux i need to start the service ...
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How to install mysql server on SUSE 10.3

Here is problem I have. So I download mysql 5.5.13 on the web site, but when I rpm the packages, it required me to update glibc. Failed dependencies: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.7) is needed by ...
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Linux SUSE - how to check (from root) if a package is already installed?

Simple question on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (simple for someone who's not a total ignorant on the topic like me I am guessing): how do I check from root if a given package is already ...
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How to install VNC server on Linux SUSE EC2 instance?

Assuming I can ssh to my Linux instance (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1) as root and that I can transfer files into it - how do I install a VNC server (let's say RealVNC free version) on the ...
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How to get password for EC2 Linux instance?

I am exploring Amazon EC2. I created a Linux SUSE instance etc. now I am trying to remote into it from my mac using a VNC client (Chicken of the VNC client): I have the public dns of the instance ...
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Changing the text of the kerberos passwd prompt

We are running kerberos (krb5-1.7) on SLES 11 SP1. Our users seem to have trouble changing their passwords with the password command. They are confused by the initial prompt, and don't understand ...
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SLES 11.1 install dvd accidentally added to yast

I was attempting to install the SLES 11.1 SDK via yast and the dvdrom. I left the SLES SP1 install dvd in the drive accidentally and fired up yast. I also inadvertently added the actual OS install to ...
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Making Apache 2.2 on SuSE Linux Case In-Sensitive. Which is a better approach?

Problem: http://<server>/home/APPLE.html http://<server>/hoME/APPLE.html http://<server>/HOME/aPPLE.html http://<server>/hoME/aPPLE.html All the above ...