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PowerCLI Core on CentOS 7

VMware released PowerCLI Core for Linux and Mac that allows users to run cmdlets, which were possible to run only on Windows earlier. This post captures details on how to install PowerCLI Core on CentOS 7.

Steps Involved
  1. Install Microsoft .NET Core
  2. Install PowerShell
  3. Compile curl from source
  4. Install PowerCLI Core

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Deploying NetBox on Digital Ocean

In an earlier post, I went through the details on how to install and configure NetBox on CentOS 7. This post captures an automated way of deploying NetBox on a Digital Ocean droplet.

The automated process has been tested only on CentOS 7 droplet and will install and configure the following:

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NetBox Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7

This post captures details on how to install NetBox and configure it on a server running CentOS 7. NetBox is an IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool. As part of the install process, we shall be installing and configuring, the following:

  1. PostgreSQL – Database used by NetBox
  2. Apache – NetBox can be made accessible either using Apache or nginx. This post covers Apache and setting it up as reverse proxy.
  3. NetBox – the application itself
  4. gunicorn – Python WSGI server
  5. supervisord – a process control system used to control gunicorn.
  6. firewalld – used to configure firewall on CentOS 7

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FortiOS debug execute command

In order to debug whether the FortiOS has received the command executed on the shell, one can use the following process. This example below shows the reboot command being sent and how it’s received by FortiOS system init process.

Configure Logging

We want the logs to be stored in memory so that they can be reviewed. Use the following commands to log debug messages to memory.

Note: Disable this after troubleshooting has been completed.

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