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Install Ansible on Debian 8 (Jessie)

October 7, 2016 by  |  No Comments

Using Ubuntu’s 16.04 (Xenial) PPA works well to get Ansible installed on a Debian 8 server. First, add the software-properties-common dependency and the Ansible repo: # apt install software-properties-common # apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible Modify the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ansible-ansible-jessie.list that just got added. echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ansible/ansible/ubuntu xenial main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ansible-ansible-jessie.list After you’ve run the above command, the file should […]

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How to measure bandwidth between computers with iperf

August 5, 2012 by  |  No Comments

To test bandwidth between computers, iperf is a great CLI tool to use. There’s also a graphical front-end to iperf, written in Java, called jperf, which works on Linux, Mac OS and Windows. On most Linux distributions, iperf can easily be installed from CLI using the distribution’s package manager. In Debian/Ubuntu you would install it […]

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Build a PXE boot server environment

July 28, 2012 by  |  1 Comment

This is an outline of how to build a PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server to boot one or many computers over the network. This might be helpful if you don’t have a CD/DVD drive in the computer you want to do a clean install of the OS on, or if you want to build many identical computers at once. Building your PXE server as a virtual machine is highly recommended, as it becomes very portable and easy to deploy.

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