PHP 5.2.x & MySQL 5.0.x Upgrade for Plesk 8/9

Plesk generally runs a version or sub-version behind in their available PHP builds for Plesk. To safely upgrade PHP and MySQL on a production Plesk 8 or 9 server, please follow these instructions.

Step 1) Install the Atomic Channel:

$ wget -q -O – | sh

Step 2) Upgrade PHP and MySQL:

$ yum upgrade php mysql

Step 3) Replace the PHP 4 php.ini with PHP 5.2.x’s (if applicable):

$ cp /etc/php.ini /etc/php.ini~backup

$ mv /etc/php.ini.rpmnew /etc/php.ini Continue reading “PHP 5.2.x & MySQL 5.0.x Upgrade for Plesk 8/9”

SharePoint SUSHI

SharePoint SUSHI is a powerful, user-friendly utility designed to simplify common Microsoft SharePoint management tasks.  SUSHI simplifies backups, list migrations, security reporting and data import/export. Think of SUSHI as the “swiss army knife” for SharePoint

SUSHI = SharePoint Utility with a Smart, Helpful Interface




Dell OpenManage on CentOS 5.x

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is a suite of tools provided by Dell for managing an individual server. Dell provides a Windows installation tool set on their support website but information pertaining to the installation on non-supported Dell operating systems (e.g. CentOS, Fedora) is a little hard to find.

If your running Dell branded servers with CentOS 5.x and need to install the current version of Dell OpenManage and OpenIPMI, the following script will automate the process.

1. Login to your server.
2. cd /usr/src Continue reading “Dell OpenManage on CentOS 5.x”

nTOP on Untangle 6.2

I’ve had several people email me regarding information on configuring nTop on Untangle version 6.x (0,1,2).

nTop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular “top” Linux command does. ntop is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform and on Win32 as well.

nTop users can use a a web browser (e.g. Firefox) to browse through ntop (that acts as a web server) traffic information and get a dump of the network status. In the latter case, ntop can be seen as a simple RMON-like agent with an embedded web interface. The use of:

  • a web interface
  • limited configuration and administration via the web interface
  • reduced CPU and memory usage (they vary according to network size and traffic)

make ntop easy to use and suitable for monitoring various kind of networks.

In an effort to encourage use of the Untangle forums, I’ve posted a online how to at: Please post comments and feedback on the Untangle thread.