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RHEL/Centos 6.x software raid LIVE! both LVM and standard partitions with grub

It seems that there are still many machines out in the world today that have a need for software raid to protect its data. Recently I’ve been working on some POS machines which can house 2 drives but does not have any type of raid option for protection. This post will walk through creating a software raid1 and also talk about even changing partition sizes and also deal with those systems that have LVM instead of standard partitions. (I am a big fan of LVM and use it as much as possible even on small drives.) This post is a… Continue Reading

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who is using the most memory

simple sort to show which application is using the most memory. ps -elf | awk ‘{print $10, $3, $4, $15, $16}’| sort -nr | head 572923 mysql 1246 /usr/libexec/mysqld –basedir=/usr 257775 root 6260 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/fail2ban-server 176636 clamav 1086 clamd 146010 2001 27443 /usr/sbin/httpd 122691 apache 30546 /usr/sbin/httpd 121580 apache 27444 /usr/sbin/httpd 121410 apache 6437 /usr/sbin/httpd 121362 apache 6438 /usr/sbin/httpd 121223 apache 6439 /usr/sbin/httpd 121222 apache 6428 /usr/sbin/httpd in my case its mysqld.

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LDAP MD5 Cert Error on RHEL/CentOS 6.4+

With the update of nss-3.14.0 LDAP stopped using the MD5 signed certificate. nss-3.14.0 update deems that MD5 as unsecure. The change causes authentication of users using LDAP to fail. There are 4 possible ways to fix this problem 1) update the LDAP certificate to use other type of encryption than MD5 2) modify each kernel line in /etc/grub.conf to add support for MD5 and also in create nss.sh in /etc/profile.d in /etc/grub.conf add to the end of each kernel line systemd.setenv=NSS_HASH_ALG_SUPPORT=+MD5 in /etc/profile.d create nss.sh with export NSS_HASH_ALG_SUPPORT=+MD5 REBOOT 3) export the correct options to /etc/sysconfig/init in /etc/sysconfig/init add export… Continue Reading