January 19, 2022
by dhoytt
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Security Patch Updates Music Servers

Installed a plethora of Windows 2019 Data Center updates on the music server that hosts the music stream. I also decided to update the system with the IceCast and ShoutCast relays which is a Linux Fedora 34 system.

December 31, 2021
by dhoytt
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Onboard with Rocky Linux Last Day of the Year 2021

Finally on the last day of the year I migrated my Zoneminder CCTV/Plex physical server to Rocky Linux from CentOS 8 using the script from Rocky Linux https://docs.rockylinux.org/guides/migrate2rocky/ .  Came back from a trip to Costco saw a reference to Linux and ding hey I still need to migrate away from Centos 8 since it will no longer be supported after today. I checked from my Rocky Linux VM that Zoneminder was in the Rocky Linux repos, then did my last update at Centos 8 rebooted and started my Rocky Linux migration after downloading the files from the Rocky Linux GIT repositories.

I have been using Rocky Linux for a few months on one of my VM’s and it seems to be keeping pace with the updates and kernel versions out there. I don’t have a VM testing out Almalinux https://almalinux.org/ yet but it seems solid from everything I have seen and I may start using that as another long term stable CentOS 8 alternative as well. 

I currently am running Fedora 35 the latest version on my physical Linux workstation and will switch to Ubuntu on my older physical Linux workstation eventually to test out a few things. I have Windows 10 Workstation version on my other main physical workstation. I’ll switch my prior physical Windows 10 server over to gaming uses with a couple of other physical workstations I have but will make one a Linux gaming station as well. 

My servers are running various flavors of Red Hat from CentOS 7 to Rocky Linux 8.5, except one running Windows Datacenter 2019 on. I have CentOS Stream 8, different versions of Fedora and Rocky Linux in my XCP-ng virtual environment. I will reintroduce a VMWare ESXi server on one of my C7000 blade servers eventually once I have the time. I like the XCP-ng for most of my virtual systems as I can do my hardware migrations and server migrations without added costs of licenses or scripts unless I feel like paying. Then of course I’m running FreeNAS on my NAS of FreeBSD origins and will eventually move to TrueNAS Core still consisting of FreeBSD. May test out TrueNAS Scale at a later time which has Debian as the base OS.

That is an overall of OS’ in my environment with Rocky Linux forecast as my main stable OS from this point into the future. My Plex and Zoneminder came up just fine so now it’s on to the next project! 

Script checks your current repos, then packages plus runs updates all going quite smoothly (skipped to the end to miss all packages being updated and reinstalled) so you can see how painless the process is from a pure OS perspective absent of proprietary applications and other down time considerations of course.:

migrate2rocky - Begin logging at Fri 31 Dec 2021 02:16:31 PM PST.


Removing dnf cache
Preparing to migrate CentOS Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 8.

Determining repository names for CentOS Linux 8.....

Found the following repositories which map from CentOS Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 8:
CentOS Linux 8  Rocky Linux 8
appstream       appstream
baseos          baseos
extras          extras

Getting system package names for CentOS Linux 8..........

Found the following system packages which map from CentOS Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 8:
CentOS Linux 8        Rocky Linux 8
centos-logos-ipa      rocky-logos-ipa
centos-backgrounds    rocky-backgrounds
centos-gpg-keys       rocky-gpg-keys
centos-logos          rocky-logos
centos-indexhtml      rocky-indexhtml
centos-linux-release  rocky-release
centos-logos-httpd    rocky-logos-httpd
centos-linux-repos    rocky-repos

Getting list of installed system packages.

We will replace the following CentOS Linux 8 packages with their Rocky Linux 8 equivalents
Packages to be Removed  Packages to be Installed
centos-backgrounds      rocky-backgrounds
centos-gpg-keys         rocky-gpg-keys
centos-logos            rocky-logos
centos-indexhtml        rocky-indexhtml
centos-linux-release    rocky-release
centos-logos-httpd      rocky-logos-httpd
centos-linux-repos      rocky-repos


In addition to the above the following system packages will be removed:
centos-linux-release
centos-linux-release

Getting a list of enabled modules for the system repositories.

Excluding modules:
libselinux-python:2.8

Found the following modules to re-enable at completion:
container-tools:rhel8
httpd:2.4
javapackages-runtime:201801
llvm-toolset:rhel8
mariadb:10.3
nginx:1.14
perl-DBD-MySQL:4.046
perl-DBD-SQLite:1.58
perl-DBI:1.641
perl-IO-Socket-SSL:2.066
perl-libwww-perl:6.34
perl:5.26
php:7.2
python36:3.6
satellite-5-client:1.0
virt:rhel

Running dnf update before we attempt the migration.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:49 ago on Fri Dec 31 14:16:53 2021.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!
Added rockyappstream repo from https://dl.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/8/AppStream/x86_64/os/
Added rockybaseos repo from https://dl.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/8/BaseOS/x86_64/os/
rockyappstream                                   19 MB/s | 8.7 MB     00:00
:

Complete!
Subscription Manager found on system.

If you're converting from a subscription-managed distribution such as RHEL then
you may no longer need subscription-manager or dnf-plugin-subscription-manager.
While it won't hurt anything to have it on your system you may be able to safely
remove it with:

"dnf remove subscription-manager dnf-plugin-subscription-manager".

Take care that it doesn't remove something that you want to keep.

The subscription-manager dnf plugin may be enabled for the benefit of
Subscription Management. If no longer desired, you can use
"subscription-manager config --rhsm.auto_enable_yum_plugins=0" to block this
behavior.
Some Subscription Manager certificates were restored to /etc/rhsm/ca after
migration so that the subscription-manager command will continue to work:

redhat-entitlement-authority.pem
redhat-uep.pem

If you no longer need to use the subscription-manager command then you may
safely remove these files.




Done, please reboot your system.

A log of this installation can be found at /var/log/migrate2rocky.log

December 26, 2021
by dhoytt
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Last Sunday of 2021 Snakeice House of Beats Afternoon Early Evening Sounds

The last set of music for a Sunday in 2021 and it will be of course be multi-layered with different genres an beats of various eras. This is the “Snakeice House of Beats Gumbo Mix” a set of rock and roll, old school R&B, into Reggae, pop music, for upbeat sections and jazz, soul, blues, even country for some mellow moments. 

Going to have something to work out (what I will initially be doing) to or just bop around the house with plus some laid-back tunes. I will mix in quite a bit on the fly as I hear certain songs and think of something that fits just right with them. 

A sample of artist are: Alicia Keys, Boo Ya Tribe, Bob Marley, Chevelle, Just Ice, Rhye, Lil ½ Dead, Arlo Parks etc.  

December 19, 2021
by dhoytt
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Cold Weather Dutch Oven Pot Roast

I wanted something for the cold weather that had that comfort food vibe Saturday so picked up a chuck roast and was planning on doing this in a slow cooker yesterday but did too much running around and ran out of time. I stayed up late last night working on some systems that didn’t affect what I put out on the internet, thus slept in this morning.

Since I still needed some ingredients and I started later than I wanted I went with the dutch oven instead of the crockpot slow cooker. Turned out just fine as I seared the chuck roast, browned the onions, garlic and got my rosemary, cilantro ,in place of fresh thyme, from my garden. Then put that along with the chuck roast in the oven for a couple of hours and then put in some potatoes, celery and carrots for the next 1.5 hours and after checking decided to let go another half hour.

Turned out nice and delicious! I put some pictures of my new thing now which is making bread in my new breadmaker!

December 17, 2021
by dhoytt
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Updated W2019 Server Application Host and Linux Fedora Relay Host

I started with the update of the W2019 Datacenter server I run the Sam Broadcasting software on and has my MySQL database that it utilizes on it and then started patches and security updates of my Fedoras 34 system that handles the relays of ShoutCast and IceCast. I have already updated my Fedora web server earlier in the week along with my WordPress to the latest versions along with the themes and plugins.

November 6, 2021
by dhoytt
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Menagerie of Saturday Sounds

Times are changing this late fall this weekend for daylight savings and going to unleash a menagerie of sounds upon you.

Going to get some dance music with ABBA, Beyoncé and Shakira, old school hip-hop like Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, TLC. I will even get mellow with Silk Sonic, Kandace Springs, and others, throw in classic rock with the Eagles and others, then you have that musical menagerie with all eras and multiple musical genres represented.

October 27, 2021
by dhoytt
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Hump Day Workout Jams

Hump Day set of inspiring music to get through a core grinding workout from Snakeice’s House of Beats!

Going to have some Too Short, One Way, Juice Wrld, AC-DC and more. Then going to let the muscles rest with slow music from the likes of Lana Del Rey, George Benson, Monica, H.E.R, The Force M.D.’s etc.