December 20, 2016 tim

In this tutorial we will cover how to mount an NFS share on FreeBSD 11. We will only be covering the client side of things in this post, for more information on how to setup a robust NFS server, check out http://www.freenas.org/ Configure the system start up with NFS client parameters. # nano /etc/rc.conf add this nfs_client_enable=”YES” nfs_client_flags=”-n 4″ rpc_lockd_enable=”YES” rpc_statd_enable=”YES” create a folder to mount the share # mkdir /mnt/nas02 Now we can map our NFS share like so # mount_nfs SERVER_IP:/path/on/nas /mnt/nas02 NFS shares can be automatically mounted # nano /etc/fstab add this SERVER_IP:/path/on/nas /mnt/nas02 nfs rw 0…

December 19, 2016 tim

All production servers need monitoring with email alerts so you know when the server is having trouble or is under heavy load. In the IT solution industry there is no shortage of monitoring and management tools out in the wild. Monit is a small Open Source utility for managing and monitoring Unix systems. Monit conducts automatic maintenance, repair, and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. This tutorial will cover locally installing, configuring, and testing monit. This setup requires that your FreeBSD system is able to send emails http://debarbora.com/FreeBSD-10.1-setup-ssmtp-For-Outgoing-Mail Install Monit # pkg install -y monit Set monit to…