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DevOps is nothing but a set of tools that helps a firm in carrying out its services in the most effective manner. It is also said to be one of the best ways of adding value to the assistance provided and ensures that you receive the same in return. Moreover, it is a platform that allows users to collaborate with different services easily and attain the expected results within a defined period. The trustworthy services that Support Monk provides is what makes it the best DevOps service providers in Kochi.

Benefits of DevOps Services in a Business

The following are some of the best benefits incurred when a business organization uses DevOps services:

Speedy delivery

The best benefits of DevOps are that they are fully automated, evicting half the concerns of its users. This makes the process of creation, delivery, and feedback, way quicker, and avoids unnecessary delays. As a result, the organization is made all the more systematic and responsive to meet the requirements of its users. Ultimately, these reduce the time taken by a firm in getting in touch with their client.

Cost-effective

DevOps is one of those platforms where any task can be repeatedly done without any financial loss. It takes immediate and assured actions that are a solution to the crisis being faced. Therefore, the costs borne in automotive testing can also be slashed down easily. Hence, the time gap spent in resolving the downtime or the time when systems become dysfunctional is minimized. This results in the organization acting immediately responsive to the business requirements, satisfying the customers.

Easy collaboration

DevOps are one such service that makes the work of an organization lesser by splitting and assigning responsibilities. This results in the reduction of workload and adds to the quality of work submitted by each member of the organization. Also, the workflow gets to be more systematic and developments also become a lot more visible. Besides, interdepartmental communication gets strengthened and there is an active and more productive environment created. Here, each member of the firm becomes active when given equal and significant responsibility during work.

Zero defects

Testing is said to be one of the worst parts before the deployment of software. DevOps find the best possible solution to eradicate errors before the delivery of service. Thus, the employees feel more confident and create an efficient workflow which turns out to be merit to the firm. Later, this software is also tested and monitored to check whether they meet the users’ requirements or not. This not only ensures high quality to the end product or service but also ensures complete user support.

Supports any business

DevOps is one of those services that add to the savings of the users during the business. It uses the most sophisticated and innovative technology that befits the requirements. The technology used in DevOps is said to be most profitable for the rapid development of smaller software that yields bigger benefits. In short, it means that this software helps in the overall improvement of sales, production, and a well- planned work structure.

DevOps is one such factor that is often ignored and if added, improves in the success of the requirement. Using the same and getting it tested for automation before delivery increases its quality by far.

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Docker and Kubernetes Support https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/24/docker-and-kubernetes-support/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/24/docker-and-kubernetes-support/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:21:44 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1919 Your search for the best managed cloud computing services in Kochi ends here. Docker is one of the most preferred tools that use several virtual features to deliver smaller software known as containers. Kubernetes is a fully automated system that helps in the easy deployment, management, and a regular check on these containers of data.

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Your search for the best managed cloud computing services in Kochi ends here. Docker is one of the most preferred tools that use several virtual features to deliver smaller software known as containers. Kubernetes is a fully automated system that helps in the easy deployment, management, and a regular check on these containers of data. This platform stores many applications in bulk and help in running them independently. It is used to guarantee the safety and security of the data that has been stored within. These are mostly used in areas where cloud services are provided, to ensure the safety and security of data and prevent the failure of any application.


Need for Docker and Kubernetes Support
The following are some of the reasons as to why Docker and Kubernetes support are considered essential:

  1. Ensures better resource management
    Most containers are usually capacitated to comprise only a certain amount of data. In many cases, organizations are found investing lumpsum on them and end up in the loss of the most vital information. The cost of dockers may vary depending upon the data storage requirement, but these are said to be totally worth the investment. Kubernetes, on the other hand, assists the users with a list of tools that help the users with the storage, measuring, and updating of the data. This ensures the resources to be effectively used.
  2. Quicker software delivery
    Software always undergo quick updates and need to be responsive to the requirements of the users. Docker allows the software to be installed and updated quickly and easily, without affecting the documents of the user or his deployments. Also, this platform allows the user to go back to the previous versions and switch easily. This is the same in the case of Kubernetes where the integration, installment, and delivery do not affect the software. These can be altered and managed according to the need and nature of the organization, to meet their requirements.
  3. Makes Portable Applications
    What matters the most in using an application is the safety and easy access of the data that has been stored within. Dockers are platforms that are enabled to contain files of huge capacity and are adaptable to the user’s requirements. With a docker availed, an organization and its users can easily handle their documents remotely. Kubernetes help with the easy updation of these files, no matter how huge they are, or contain links, texts, or commands within them.
  4. Self-control mechanisms
    Dockers come with a perfect feature of control and access permission mechanisms. Whenever it is used in a network, it handles the data in it accurately and has got a memory to manage the applications within. These can be easily run on any kind of OS platforms and take half the expected time to be installed. The same is the case of Kubernetes where the files can be controlled, maintained, and the versions can be easily saved. Also, both Dockers and Kubernetes allow any files to be removed and replaced with the originals anytime.

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Repair Broken Grub https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/10/repair-broken-grub/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/10/repair-broken-grub/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 05:51:10 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1881 It is possible to use the grub command to install the boot loader, but not the Grub files in /boot/grub. This can be useful to repair a Grub installation if the boot loader was overwritten or damaged. Do grub. Optionally, do find /boot/grub/stage1 to find which partitions have the required Grub files in /boot/grub. If you have a separate partition for /boot, do find /grub/stage1 instead. Do root [partition using Grub convention] to indicate the

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It is possible to use the grub command to install the boot loader, but not the Grub files in /boot/grub. This can be useful to repair a Grub installation if the boot loader was overwritten or damaged.

  1. Do grub.
  2. Optionally, do find /boot/grub/stage1 to find which partitions have the required Grub files in /boot/grub. If you have a separate partition for /boot, do find /grub/stage1 instead.
  3. Do root [partition using Grub convention] to indicate the partition which has the Grub files in /boot/grub and the /boot/grub/grub.conf configuration file.
  4. Install the boot loader using setup [location of boot loader using Grub convention].
  5. Do quit to leave the Grub program.
 GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
   completions of a device/filename.]

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
 (hd0,5)
 (hd0,9)

grub> root (hd0,5)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

grub> setup (hd0)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
 Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"...  15 sectors are embedded.
succeeded
 Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15 p
(hd0,5)/boot/grub/stage2
/boot/grub/grub.conf"... succeeded
Done.

grub> quit

That’s it.

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How to Disable Network Manager https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/10/how-to-disable-network-manager/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/10/how-to-disable-network-manager/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 05:43:59 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1877 The Network Manager service automates the network’s settings and disrupts connections to the IP addresses that reside in theipaliasesmodule. To disable the Network Manager service, perform the following steps: 1.) Disable Network Manager with the following commands: Disable NetworkManager on CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL), service NetworkManager stop    chkconfig

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The Network Manager service automates the network’s settings and disrupts connections to the IP addresses that reside in theipaliasesmodule.

To disable the Network Manager service, perform the following steps:

1.) Disable Network Manager with the following commands:

Disable NetworkManager on CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL),

service NetworkManager stop   

chkconfig NetworkManager off

Disable NetworkManager on CentOS 7, CloudLinux 7,

systemctl stop NetworkManager.service

systemctl disable NetworkManager.service

2.) Change to the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.  Open each configuration file with your preferred text editor and set the following keys’ values:

NM_CONTROLLED=no 

ONBOOT=yes

3.) Run the following commands to restart the network:      

Restart the network on CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, RHEL 6

chkconfig network on

service network start

Restart the network on CentOS 7, CloudLinux 7, or RHEL 7

systemctl enablenetwork.service 

systemctl start network.service

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Managed Cloud Services- An insight https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/managed-cloud-services-an-insight/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/managed-cloud-services-an-insight/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:51:30 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1875 Managed cloud services is the need of tomorrow. Cloud computing  has emerged as a fundamental requirement for execution of any successful business these days. With the introduction of  cloud Technology ,the real-time data has been able to revisit and reanalyze in rea-time to get instant strategic inputs. Partial or complete management and control of a

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Managed cloud services is the need of tomorrow. Cloud computing  has emerged as a fundamental requirement for execution of any successful business these days. With the introduction of  cloud Technology ,the real-time data has been able to revisit and reanalyze in rea-time to get instant strategic inputs. Partial or complete management and control of a client’s cloud platform is what comes under management of cloud services. It includes migration, maintenance and optimisation of client’s cloud platform.

Any business can ensure its cloud resources are run efficiently by using a managed Cloud Service Provider. Outsourcing cloud management also allows businesses to avoid new hiring, training and maintenance costs. These benefits get multiplied when the cloud service is of managed type. Managed type of cloud computing displays a better edge over the mainstream cloud services by introducing a greater balance between scalability and facility with a grip on increased reliability. It is more cost-effective, organized and manageable. Any businesses to focus on simplifying business processes should therefore consider the benefits of managed cloud services. 

Managed cloud allows each and every customer to choose which IT functions it wishes to manage in-house while leaving all the rest with the service provider. Managed cloud services can include infrastructure and application level support. The enterprises have the option to choose from many specialized variants of cloud service delivery models provided by the cloud service providers, each one having its own pre-defined specifications depending on your organizational requirements. 

Managed cloud services providers like Support Monk have been highly successful in offering its customers with economies of expertise. Specialised engineers manage not only the customer’s computing storage, networks and operating systems but also the complex tools and applications stacks that run on top of that selected infrastructure. The technical experts also provide timely assistance whenever the client encounters an issue in any of the infrastructure installed or backend and application-level support after its implementation.  

Migrating to the cloud environment is the first step in future proofing your company’s data centre. Managed service providers can help you integrate existing business practices and policies to manage your network to coincide with your organizational goals that you wish to achieve in the forecoming years. 

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OpenVZ vps creation “Error in check_mount_restrictions (ploop.c:1627)” https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/openvz-vps-creation-error-in-check_mount_restrictions-ploop-c1627/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/openvz-vps-creation-error-in-check_mount_restrictions-ploop-c1627/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:03:54 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1870 We won’t be able to create a new VPS in node due to the following ploop error. From the log (/var/log/vzctl.log)—————————Creating image: /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/root.hdd size=2306867KCreating delta /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/root.hdd bs=2048 size=4614144 sectors v2Storing /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/DiskDescriptor.xmlError in check_mount_restrictions (ploop.c:1627): The ploop image can not be used on ext3 or ext4 file system without extentsFailed to create image: Error in check_mount_restrictions

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We won’t be able to create a new VPS in node due to the following ploop error.

From the log (/var/log/vzctl.log)
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Creating image: /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/root.hdd size=2306867K
Creating delta /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/root.hdd bs=2048 size=4614144 sectors v2
Storing /vz/private/350.tmp/root.hdd/DiskDescriptor.xml
Error in check_mount_restrictions (ploop.c:1627): The ploop image can not be used on ext3 or ext4 file system without extents
Failed to create image: Error in check_mount_restrictions (ploop.c:1627): The ploop image can not be used on ext3 or ext4 file system without extents [21]
Destroying container private area: /vz/private/350
Creation of container private area failed

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Check whether the partition is on the ext4 filesystem or not. Ploop doesn’t work on ext3 filesystem. My node’s /vz partition was on the ext3 filesystem.

We cannot simply upgrade the /vz partition from ext3 to ext4 as lots of VPS are running on it. Here I have checked the vzctl version and found it was the latest one 4.7.x

# vzctl --version
vzctl version 4.7.1

The latest vzctl tries to create a template as ploop which is advanced than simfs. Since the partition runs on the ext3 filesystem, the safest way to fix the issue is to downgrade the version of vzctl to 4.5.x

version 4.5.1 is not available in OpenVZ anymore. You may need to manually download the rpm of vzctl and vzctl-core from https://openvz.org/Download/vzctl/4.5.1 and install it.

Before installing it, remove the current vzctl 4.7.x

# yum remove vzctl
# cd /usr/src
# wget http://download.openvz.org/utils/vzctl/4.5.1/vzctl-4.5.1-1.x86_64.rpm
# wget http://download.openvz.org/utils/vzctl/4.5.1/vzctl-core-4.5.1-1.x86_64.rpm

# rpm -Uvh vzctl-core-4.5.1-1.x86_64.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:vzctl-core ########################################### [100%]

# rpm -Uvh vzctl-4.5.1-1.x86_64.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:vzctl ########################################### [100%]
vz-postinstall: /etc/sysctl.conf: add net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables = 1
vz-postinstall: /etc/sysctl.conf: add net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables = 1
#

vzctl --version
vzctl version 4.5.1

Create a container now :

vzctl create 101 --ostemplate centos-6-x86_64-cpanel --private /vz/private/101 --root=/vz/root/101 --config configname
Creating container private area (centos-6-x86_64-cpanel)
Performing postcreate actions
CT configuration saved to /etc/vz/conf/101.conf
Container private area was created

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CHECK_NRPE: Error – Could not complete SSL handshake. https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/check_nrpe-error-could-not-complete-ssl-handshake/ https://supportmonk.com/2020/09/09/check_nrpe-error-could-not-complete-ssl-handshake/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:00:13 +0000 https://supportmonk.com/?p=1868 If you find this error in nagios for a particular server, this means nothing but the nrpe check from nagios server cannot able to complete the service check to client server. You can check this through command line itself, run the following in nagios server. # /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H hostname/clientserverIP -c check_loadCHECK_NRPE: Error – Could not

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If you find this error in nagios for a particular server, this means nothing but the nrpe check from nagios server cannot able to complete the service check to client server.

You can check this through command line itself, run the following in nagios server.

# /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H hostname/clientserverIP -c check_load
CHECK_NRPE: Error – Could not complete SSL handshake.

You may need to cover different scenarios for this to troubleshoot.

1) Check if the particular check is available in client server (For example, check_load, 3ware_check, mail_count etc)

2) Check if xinetd or nrpe stopped running,otherwise try to restart it.

# /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
# /etc/init.d/nrpe restart

3) Make sure you allowed the nagios IP in /etc/xinetd.d/nrpe if nrpe is running under xinetd,like as getting in netstat result.

# netstat -plan | grep :5666
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5666 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 25022/xinetd

Check the parameter “only_from” in this file whether allowed nagios IP there.

Then restart xinetd

# /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

OR

Make sure you allowed the nagios IP in /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg if nrpe is not running under xinetd and as nrpe user itself, like as getting in netstat result.

# netstat -plan | grep :5666
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5666 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 248184/nrpe

Make changes to value of parameter “allowed_hosts” in /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg to as shown below

allowed_hosts=127.0.0.1,nagioserverip

Then restart nrpe

# /etc/init.d/nrpe restart

4) Try to whitelist nagios server IP in firewall.

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Ezchimp: WHMCS – Mailchimp integration https://supportmonk.com/2019/04/24/how-to-start-your-business-as-an-entrepreneur/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:56:37 +0000 https://www.jibdara.com/tf-wp-demo/startp/?p=238 ezchimp is a WHMCS addon module which integrates with Mailchimp for newsletters and mailing lists for your clients in WHMCS. Clients can subscribe/unsubscribe to your newsletters or mailing lists and interest groups in Mailchimp during signup or via their client area.

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ezchimp is a WHMCS addon module which integrates with Mailchimp for newsletters and mailing lists for your clients in WHMCS. Clients can subscribe/unsubscribe to your newsletters or mailing lists and interest groups in Mailchimp during signup or via their client area. Auto updates Mailchimp subscription when clients change their email address or add contact / sub-account. Auto-subscribe customers purchasing products in specific product groups to the corresponding mailing list and interest group. Supports subscribe/unsubscribe, multiple mailing lists and interest groups, multi-language.

Important: The module has been withdrawn from sales. This article is maintained as a documentation for existing users. The module is now published here.

NOTE: Use Ezchimp version 3.x. Older versions have been discontinued because Mailchimp stopped support for their API version 1.3. Also, Ezchimp v3.x supports only WHMCS 7.0 and later.

When clients sign up, they will get the options like this:

 

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