Category Archives: Ubuntu

Installing the LEMP Stack on Ubuntu using Ansible

In this post,we’ll learn that how we can install the latest LEMP (Nginx, MySQL & PHP) Stack and it’s initial configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Ansible. If you don’t know about Ansible, please check this link.

If you want the manual procedure to install the LEMP stack, please refer this link.

First, download this Repository from the GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/arbabnazar/ansible-roles.git

Note: If git is not installed then you can simply download the zip file.

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Provision & Configure EC2 instance with Vagrant and Ansible

In this Simple tutorial, I’ll show you that how you can use the Vagrant with Ansible to provision and configure the EC2 instance on AWS. I am assuming that you already have Vagrant installed and have an AWS account(and know how to use both).

First you need to install the Vagrant AWS plugin:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-aws

After installing the plugin, add dummy AWS box:

vagrant box add aws https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/raw/master/dummy.box

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Post Installation steps on Ubuntu using Ansible

Ansible is a configuration management and provisioning tool, similar to Chef, Puppet or Salt. It’s one of the simplest and the easiest to get started with because it’s “just SSH”; It uses SSH to connect to servers and run the configured Tasks.

Ansible Introduction – Please must read this really good and detail Ansible Introduction

Here are the steps to install the Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:ansible/ansible
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y ansible

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Backup MySQL DBs to Amazon S3 Bucket using Python

In this tutorial I’ll show you the simple Python script that takes the compressed MySQL dumps and then upload it to AMAZON S3 Bucket. The script will also automatically delete the backup that are older than the days (mentioned in the script).

Requirements:

This script requires boto. Install boto using pip:

sudo pip install boto
Configuration:

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Automated installation of LAMP stack on Ubuntu Server

In this tutorial, I’ll show you that how we can install the LAMP stack on Ubuntu Server interactively.

First create the script :

vi lamp.sh

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How To Install WordPress with Nginx in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Install the LEMP stack(Linux, Nginx, Mysql, PHP) with the command below:

sudo apt-get install nginx mysql-server php5-fpm php5-mysql

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Linux IPSec Site-to-Site VPN: AWS VPC & Cisco Router

In this tutorial, we will use the Site-to-Site VPN scenario with the modification and one of the customer site that is using Cisco router, which is also acting as gateway for LAN plus the vpn gateway while from the AWS side, we are using the exact same Ubuntu Linux router.

Please review the previous tutorial before starting this tutorial, as I’ll use the previous tutorial as the base for this one.

topologyNote: Please don’t waste your time in hacking, all these public devices and IP(s) are Temporary, I have destroyed them after finished this tutorial.

VPN Configuration on Cisco Site: Read more of this post

Linux IPSec Site-to-Site VPN: AWS VPC & Vyatta Firewall

In this tutorial, we will use the Site-to-Site VPN scenario with the modification and one of the customer site that is using Vyatta firewall, which is also acting as gateway for LAN plus the vpn gateway while from the AWS side, we are using the exact same Ubuntu Linux router.

Please review the previous tutorial before starting this tutorial, as I’ll use the previous tutorial as the base for this one.

vyatta-vpn-sNote: Please don’t waste your time in hacking, all these public devices and IP(s) are Temporary, I have destroyed them after finished this tutorial.

VPN Configuration on Vyatta Site: Read more of this post

Linux IPSec Site-to-Site VPN: AWS VPC & Mikrotik Router

In this tutorial, we will use the Site-to-Site VPN scenario with the modification and one of the customer site that is using Mikrotik router, which is also acting as gateway for LAN plus the vpn gateway while from the AWS side, we are using the exact same Ubuntu Linux router.

Please review the previous tutorial before starting this tutorial, as I’ll use the previous tutorial as the base for this one.

mikto

Note: Please don’t waste your time in hacking, all these public devices and IP(s) are Temporary, I have destroyed them after finished this tutorial.

VPN Configuration on Mikrotik Site:

Open the IP->IPsec window in WinBox:

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Site-to-Site VPN between AWS VPC and Customer Site using Linux

In this tutorial, we will use the previous scenario on AWS side for the creation of site-to-site vpn between AWS VPC and Local site. On Amazon side, we’ll use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which will act as gateway for private subnet(s) plus the vpn gateway, while on the Local site, we’ll use the CentOS 6.5, which will perform the same tasks as of Ubuntu on AWS side (gateway for LAN plus vpn gateway).

modify vpc

Note: Please don’t waste your time in hacking, all these public devices and IP(s) are Temporary, I have destroyed them after finished this tutorial.

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