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Installing MantisBT – A Bug Tracking System

By: Muhammad Farrukh Siddique

MantisBT version: 1.2.17
CentOS version: 6.2
Apache version: 2.2.15
PHP version: 5.3.3
MySQL version: 5.1.73

Disable SELinux and configure iptables accordingly.

to disable SELinux open file

# vim /etc/sysconfig/selinux

change the enforcing status to disables, as below:


save and quit

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RapidSMS – Configure your own SMS Gateway on Linux

RapidSMS is a free and open-source framework for rapidly building mobile services for scale. RapidSMS is built with Python and Django and is designed for building robust, highly customized mobile services with web-based dashboards. RapidSMS provides a flexible platform and modular components for large-scale data collection, managing complex workflows, and automating data analysis.

For more details: https://www.rapidsms.org/


First of all install Epel Repo 


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Bugzilla Setup on CentOS 6


What is Bugzilla?

Bugzilla is a “Defect Tracking System” or “Bug-Tracking System”. Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being “free”, Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe.

What Does Bugzilla Do?

  • Track bugs and code changes
  • Communicate with teammates
  • Submit and review patches
  • Manage quality assurance (QA)

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How To Install VMware ESXi 5.5 HyperVisor

VMware ESXi 5.5 Step by Step Install Guide



Here is a guide I put together on installing ESXi 5.5 on your host.



Download the ISO from VMware’s website. In order to do this you will need to have a VMware account and register for the free trial. One you have everything select the ESXi 5.5 ISO hypervisior and select manual download



Once the ISO has been downloaded burn to a DVD or if creating a nested version off ESXi select the Iso file location on your machine.


Insert the DVD into the machine and boot off of that device


Once boot up has begun you will see a screen shown below that will automatically load up into the esxi 5.5 installer. You can Hit “Enter” or wait the 10 second time out to begin loading up the installer.



After the setup has finished loading you will be able to start the installation, Hit “Enter” to being installing ESXi 5.5


Accept the User Agreement by hitting “F11”


Now your system will be scanned for hardware and storage


In my lab I’m installing ESXi on a VM, On this next window you can select the storage to install ESXi on. If you’re installing on a physical server you may want to consider using a 4GB usb flash disk. Once you have selected the proper storage hit “Enter” to continue


Next select your language and hit “Enter” to continue


Next we will be setting the Root password. This is your only way of accessing the host until it has been joined vCenter. Make sure you do not forget this password. Once you have created your password hit “Enter” to continue


The system will once again scan for additional system information making sure your system meets the minimum requirements. For my lab here it told me I did not have enough Ram and I had to add more before continuing.


Before continuing with the install you will get a warning message that the selected storage will be repartitioned meaning all data will be destroyed. Hit “F11” to continue


Now the installation has begun copying files to your storage location


You are finished, Make sure to remove the installation DVD or unmounts it from your VM before rebooting. Hit “Enter” to finish and reboot the host.





Once rebooted the ESXi host will load up and you can now begin to configure and administer this host



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