Enterprise IT

Another Reason to Enable Private IP Addresses on Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL recently introduced the capability for an instance to have an IP address within the private address space of your VPC network. Previously, all Cloud SQL instances had IP addresses within the address space of the public Internet. Obviously, the public IP was a security and privacy concern, as well as a potential …

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MySQL replication fails with WSREP error after restart

Scenario A single Percona MySQL 5.7 server replicates asynchronously with a cluster of Percona MySQL 5.7 servers. After rebooting the single server, replication failed with the following symptoms: mysql> show slave status \G**************************** 1. row ************** Slave_IO_State: Waiting to reconnect after a failed registration on master Master_Host: my-replication-partner Master_User: repl Master_Port: 3306 Connect_Retry: 60 Master_Log_File: …

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Netgear GS728TS, GS728TPS, GS752TS, and GS752TPS Switch Configuration Guide

Overview of the Netgear GS Switch Series Netgear switch models GS728TS, GS728TPS, GS752TS, and GS752TPS (Gigabit Smart Switches) are value-priced edge switches (about $1000 on Amazon for the GS752TPS 48-port model with PoE) with limited Layer 3 routing capabilities. These switches are best deployed as edge switches in a small office environment with a limited …

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New Relic APM on Fedora/CentOS/RedHat with SELinux Enforcing: Solved

I found the solution for getting the New Relic APM Agent to run on a CentOS 7 system with SELinux Enforcing. The only SELinux modification you have to make is to change the context of the log file directory /var/log/newrelic. You can temporarily make these changes with the chcon command: Kill any running instances of …

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Internet Service Comparison: Spectrum Cable Modem vs AT&T Fiber

I’m moving to a new address in Central Florida which has multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) available. Spectrum (formerly BrightHouse) provides speeds up to 100Mbps via cable modem. AT&T just installed fiber in the neighborhood, so I was excited to find out what they would offer. Spectrum Cable Internet Here’s a cost breakdown by service: …

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Configure CentOS/RedHat VMs with Kickstart files on Virtualbox

Kickstart is a type of file that’s used to automatically install RedHat or CentOS Linux on a physical or virtual server. If you are managing more than a few servers, it’s a good idea to configure the servers via kickstart files instead of logging in and configuring each one manually. However, some unfortunate choices were …

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