How To Setup a CentOS 7 Syslog Server

Today we learn how to build a syslog server.  Having a couple SuperMicro Builds, Switches and Firewalls, I want to be able to know what is going on by looking at one central source.   Easiest way to do this, and one that most Network Devices and SuperMicro Motherboards support is syslog. First step is …

How to Install and Configure Cobbler on CentOS 7

The original installation instructions I found are here, and unfortunately they didn’t quite work. I’m starting to notice a trend. Either my Google-Foo is getting worse, or people are getting lazy with directions. The Cobbler Quickstart Guide is the best and most up-to-date I have found. Early in my career I worked with an Engineer who was a wizard with all things Linux. He helped me with kickstarting boxes, and I never found the time, or I guess, wanted to find the time to learn the system. It turns out it was easier than I thought. Now if only I could master regular expression like he could.

How to Install Observium on CentOS 7

NOTE – May 5th 2017 – Post has been updated to point to latest EPEL RPM The directions for installing Observium Monitoring on CentOS 7 aren’t exactly accurate.  They have a handful of mistakes and missing steps.  Hopefully this guide will fill in the mistakes and missing parts and get you started on your way. …