Holly/HollyVM Install Log

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As part of Holly's move to a VM we changed to a Debian squeeze install rather than a Ububtu 10.04 Server
This is a ruff log of all the install and setup tweaks


hollyvm 1core, 1gb ram, 50gb hdd
Source debian-6.0.4-amd64-netinstall.iso
LVM partitions

  • 10GB root / ext3
  • 38GB home /home ext3
  • 3GB swap

yes that a big swap space for just 1gb of ram--'RepRap' Matt 19:26, 21 February 2012 (EST) tasksel

  • Web Server
  • Mail Server
  • SSH Server
  • Standard Systems Utilities

To install vmware tools
apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
mount /media/cdrom
tar zxf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873.tar.gz
umount /meida/cdrom
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
default answers for install

adduser daniel
usermod -a -G sudo daniel

installed custom sshd_config
restarted sshd

apt-get install mysql-server
apt-get install php5-myqsl


Switching to upstart to support our instrumentation projects snapshot hollyvm
apt-get install upstart

adduser james
usermod -a -G sudo james

add instrumentation with with same uid gid as before
addgroup --gid 1005 instrumentation
adduser --uid 1005 --gid 1005 instrumentation
passwd -l instrumentation


adding users to adm to view /var/logs
usermod -a -G adm dpslwk
usermod -a -G adm daniel
usermod -a -G adm james

apt-get instal phpmyadmin
added dpslwk user to mysql

copied over apache sites-avalible/{cacti | intranet}
changed webmaster in default{-ssl}
mkdir in instrumentation for sites
a2ensite {cacti | intranet}
/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

apt-get install subversion
apt-get install git
apt-get install libpcap0.8-dev
apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

Address graphs:
copied macmon source (to be relased) to ~daniel/addr, then ran make

Install mosquitto:
add unstable repo to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

Create /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/local with:
APT::Default-Release "squeeze";
(so squeeze is always the default)

apt-get update
apt-get install mosquitto
apt-get install libmosquitto0-dev
apt-get install mosquitto-clients

edit mosquitto.conf, add/uncomment:
pid_file /var/run/mosquitto.pid
user instrumentation
log_dest topic
log_dest stdout
log_type error
log_type warning
log_type notice
log_type information
log_timestamp true

build instrumentation stuff:
svn checkout http://nottinghack-instrumentation.googlecode.com/svn/ nottinghack-instrumentation-read-only

sftp'd cacti dir from holly
exported cacti db from holly and imported


Quick list in no order

  • apache sites
  • check php config
  • ntp
  • phpmyadmin
  • avr bits
  • copy mysql db's
  • cacti
    • cacti DB's
  • addr_graphs
  • user instrumentation
    • copy /home/instrumentation
  • user james
  • recompile/install instrumentation
  • check serial to MatrixMQTT