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How to Setup a GoDaddy SSL Certificate on CentOS/RHEL

Ok. Let's just get down to the knitty gritty! I was tired of searching for a tutorial. So I created this one for anyone else that wants/needs to setup an SSL asap within an hour!!! 1. Go to GoDaddy and grab an SSL Certificate. If you are a business or you do transactions and eCommerce and you have a registered business you actually pay taxes for. Use the Extended SSL. NOTE: Thawte, Verisign, GlobalSign, Comodo sell SSL Certificates. Don't waist money! Use GoDaddy. Steps to Get SSL Certificate: 1A. Buy the SSL Certificate!   http://www.godaddy.com/ssl/ssl-certificates.aspx?ci=8979 1B. Create the SSL Certificate - THIS STEP IS AFTER CREATING THE SERVER! 2. Build a server on your favorite Virtualization platform. Rackspacecloud is the best out there at this time and the most user friendly. There are a ton of other's, but either their UI is trash, their customer service sucks or they price gauge the mess out of you. If you are a company, use Rackspacecloud or Terr

How to Setup the SPSS Network License Manager on Linux

1. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 on your server (or RHEL 6 if you are enlightened) =)                 a. VMware: Install from ISO Library by selecting the “Datastore ISO File” Location. “Check Connect at Power On”. Start the VM and Install, configure Networking and yum –y upgrade RHEL 5.5.                  b. Physical: Install RHEL 5.5 from PXE, Kickstart, or DVD to Physical Server. Install, configure networking and yum –y upgrade RHEL 5.5. NOTE: Physical servers are a pain to manage vs. virtual. 2.  Make Directory’s for SPSS under /opt/ folder. Opt folder is for 3 rd  party applications on Linux. NOTE:   Do not do anything as root. Configure visudo first and then run your commands under sudo. Root is unforgiving if you make a mistake!!!                 a. sudo mkdir /opt/SPSS b. Download the SPSS Linux .tar file or using wget from CLI (e.g. Terminal, Putty, SecureCRT). NOTE: For downloads use /tmp/ only and change directory into /opt/SPSS. [e.g. sudo cp /tmp/li

Upgrade vSphere 4.0U2 ESXi to 4.1 ESXi

How to upgrade your ESXi 4.0U2 to ESXi 4.1. Contrary to what some may believe. VMware's documentation is not the simplest to navigate sometimes. However, this is what happens when you have technical writers typing up stuff for Systems Engineers! We don't need 10 pages of text to say the following! You need vSphere CLI - Download Here vCLI For Windows or Linux and install on your workstation. Download the Upgrade Package for 4.0 to 4.1 or the Upgrade Package from 3.5 to 4.1 Power off your VM's and put the host into maintenance mode from the vSphere CLI prompt: vihostupdate.pl --server hostname or IP -i -b c:\temp\upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip -B ESXi410-GA vihostupdate.pl --server hostname or IP -i -b c:\temp\upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip -B ESXi410-GA-esxupdate Thanks to Sebastian: http://blog.jargontech.com/?p=19 Thanks to MicroKid: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1570298 Thanks to Peacon:  http://blog.pea

How to Quickly Configure Windows 2008 Server Core

Are you tired of long...drawn...out explanations!!!! And you say...Just Give It To Me! Here you go! This is how you configure Windows 2008 Server Core fast on VMware or a physical server if you just want the headache of reinstalling the whole operating system all over again! Just to save you a headache...use VMware. This "should" work on RHEV or KVM, but I will let you know when I try. There is no pathway to upgrade to a full version so if you are scared of CLI (Command Line Interface) and the IT Immortal Internet Searching Dark. Turn on the lights and install the full OS! 1. On VMware ESX/ESXi. Setup a VM (Virtual Machine). Mount from an NFS share or just create an NFS share on Linux (Preferably, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Unbreakable Linux, or Ubuntu LTS Server for work . CentOS if you are in a lab) and mount it. WinSCP or Veeam is your friend. 2. Select the Iso from the Datastore Iso Images location. 3. You will only need 10GB of HDD Space for AD/GC. 2K8