Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working
Jul18

CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working

KB ID 0001329 Dtd 18/07/17 Problem This has tripped me up a couple of times, and if you Google the problem, you find a load of posts saying ‘Just install VMware tools that will fix the problem’ It Wont! And I’ll tell you why, run ifconfig You will notice you have a network card, but you will also notice that it’s got a strange name ‘ens160’ not eth0 as you would normally expect? Anyway let’s...

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Nginx Error –  413 Request Entity Too Large
Jul05

Nginx Error – 413 Request Entity Too Large

KB ID 0001325 Dtd 05/07/17 Problem A few weeks ago I did a series on setting up a new WordPress site, shortly after I had some problems uploading my caching plugin (wp-rocket). This was the error I got; 413 Request Entity Too Large nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu) Anyway, I fixed the error, and a few days later I got an email from someone with the same problem, so I thought this time I would document the fix.   Solution Note: I’m going to...

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Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 3
Jun04

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 3

KB ID 0001320 Dtd 04/06/17 Problem So you want your own web server running WordPress? Previously in Parts One and Two, we setup a new Linux box, and got all the prerequisites installed. Now it’s time to deploy WordPress. Solution There are a few extra bits we need to add to the PHP installation before we setup WordPress, to get those installed run the following command; sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring...

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Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 2
Jun04

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 2

KB ID 0001319 Dtd 17/06/17 Problem Back in part one we deployed the server and setup our database, now we are going to setup our nginx web server, and get it to work with PHP. Solution Install NGINX To get the nginx package installed; sudo apt install nginx Now ensure nginx is set to start automatically with the server, and manually start the service. sudo systemctl enable nginx sudo systemctl start nginx Make sure it’s up and...

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Ubuntu: Allow SSH access for ‘root’ user
Jun02

Ubuntu: Allow SSH access for ‘root’ user

KB ID 0001317 Dtd 02/06/17 Problem First of all not being able to connect to your Ubuntu server via SSH as root is ‘by design’, and it’s a perfectly good security measure. I do find it interesting that every hosting company I ever used, spin up a new machine and then email me the root password and they’ve enabled it anyway? I needed to enable this recently and the internet is full of posts saying ‘just...

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