Going back to the basics….moving out of Amazon Drive!

As of June 8, 2017, it was announced that when when users try to sign up for Amazon Drive they will not be able to select an unlimited cloud storage option. Instead they can choose either 100 GB for $11.99 per year, or 1 TB for $59.99, with up to 30 TB available for an … Read more

How to Configure Time Server (NTP Server) on Centos 7?

Prerequisites: VM/ Physical – It is recommended to have the time server as a physical server, but VMs should be okay depending on your setup and requirement. My virtual lab environment is VMware based so here’s the guide for a VM. Once the CentOS Minimal is installed on the VM make sure to install open-vm-tools. … Read more

How to restart management agents on ESX or ESXi host

If you are not unable to connect ESXi server to vCenter, or when you cannot connect to ESXi server from VI client it may be necessary to restart the management agents on ESX or ESXi host. To restart the management agents on ESXi 6.x This applies to ESX4/5.x/6.x For the restart of the management agents (mgmt-vmware … Read more

“Host SMBus controller not enabled!”

CentOS guest instances in VMware sometimes come up with the boot error message:

This error is being caused because VMware doesn’t actually provide that level interface for CPU access, but Ubuntu try to load the kernel module anyway. How to fix it:

add the line:

Reboot. NOTE: for older versions use blacklist i2c_piix4 … Read more

How to Start and Enable Firewalld on CentOS 7

It is highly recommended that you have a firewall protecting your server. Pre-Flight Check These instructions are intended specifically for enabling and starting firewalld CentOS 7. I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root. Check the Status of Firewalld To check the status of … Read more

How to check status, stop, and disable firewall on CentOS 7

Firewalld is a complete firewall solution that has been made available by default on all CentOS 7 servers, including Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7, and Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7. On occasion, perhaps for testing, disabling or stopping firewalld may be necessary. Follow the instructions below to disable firewalld and stop firewalld. It … Read more

How to Install VMware Tools on RHEL 7/CentOS 7

VMware Tools is one of important components for virtual machine (VM) in order get excellent performance. It is a group of utilities that help to enhances the overall performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system (OS) and improves management of the VM. Without the VMware Tools, guest OS performance will lacks some of the … Read more

How to configure static ip address on CentOS 7

In this small tutorial i will explain how to configure static ip address on CentOS 7 minimal. First, need to edit the set up for the ethernet. Let’s start with editing “/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3″ file:

Save and exit. Now, configure default getaway:

And add following line:

Configure DNS Server

add following line:

Now restart … Read more

How to setup network after RHEL/CentOS 7 minimal installation

After installing RHEL/CentOS 7 minimal, You may not able to connect network in that machine. This will happen because Ethernet interfaces are not enabled by default. This guide explain you to setup network on RHEL/CentOS 7. Setup network on CentOS 7 minimal First, type “nmcli d” command in your terminal for quick list ethernet card … Read more