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Image Cloning

Guides on various image cloning software

Image Cloning
Cloning

Quick Usage Guide

LXD - Linux Containers

In order to use the LXD commands, you will need to be the root user or part of the lxd group. To add your user to the group run sudo usermod -aG lxd <username> and then re-log. To setup your first instance we first have to pick an image we want to base our co...

Creating An Answer File (Long Method)

FOG Golden Image Creation (Windows)

In this section we will describe the long method to generate an answer file for Windows. If You have an answer file already created, you can skip this chapter and move onto Creating The Golden Image In short, this method: Has more customization options / ulti...

Creating The Golden Image

FOG Golden Image Creation (Windows)

This is where you prepare a fresh installation of Windows with all the necessary files and optimizations Read before continuing NOTE: Installing every program to be used directly on the image is not recommended by the FOG project. This is quoted directly from...

Capturing An Image

FOG

After setting up your image, we can now finally use the FOG Interface Preparing The Image Container Before we capture an image, we have to create a "container" that we can put the image in, through the FOG Interface. Head to the FOG Interface in a browser T...

Deploying An Image

FOG

Deploying an image is a relatively easy process and within a few clicks, you can deploy to many machines I will be using VirtualBox to carry the process out, adjust acordingly whether you're using a VM or a physical machine Create a new Virtual Machine Set t...

What is LXD?

LXD - Linux Containers

To put it simply, LXD is a container/virtualization software utilizing the Linux Kernel. It is comparable to other container software such as Docker or Jails in BSD What is the difference between LXD and LXC? The two abbreviations come up a lot so I will def...

Installation & Configuration

LXD - Linux Containers

The official way of installing LXD is via Canonical's Snaps. It is possible to install via your distributions package manager, but your mileage may vary. Ensure snapd is installed on your system, installation instructions vary by distribution, check snapcra...

Installing Bookstack

Bookstack

This guide covers how to install Bookstack. The following guide is done on a Debian 11 installation, you will also need a user with sudo privileges. See here for the official documentation on requirements. A working LEMP Stack is required before proceeding...

DHCP Setup

FOG

In order for computers on your network to connect to the FOG server, DHCP options will need to setup the correct DHCP options. Linux DHCP Click here For information on how to setup Linux DHCP Windows Server DHCP BIOS Only Go to the DHCP Console Right click...

Quick Setup MariaDB

MariaDB

This is a quick guide on how to setup MariaDB. It includes how to secure the installation, create a database and make a user with authentication. This guide uses Debian, package installation instructions may differ from distro to distro. Installing MariaDB ...

Quick Setup NGINX

NGINX

This is a quick guide on how to install NGINX. The following examples assumes you are using Debian and have a user with sudo access. A domain is also required if you wish to host websites on the world wide web. Notes about domains If you want your website ...

NGINX
Setup Guide

Quick Setup PHP

PHP

This is a quick guide on how to install PHP. The following assumes you are using Debian 11 and have a user account with sudo privileges. PHP versions on the Debian repo As of writing, the Debian repos only have version 7.4. If you require a newer (8.0 - 8....

Quick Setup LEMP

LEMP

This is a quick guide on how to setup a LEMP stack. The following assumes you are using Debian 11 and have a user with sudo privileges. Installing Packages First update the repos and upgrade any packages to ensure everything is in sync: sudo apt updates...

Quick Setup UFW

UFW

This is a quick guide on how to setup UFW. The following assumes you are using Debian 11 and have a user account with sudo privileges. Installing UFW Update the repos and install any packages that need upgrading: sudo apt updatesudo apt upgrade The ins...

Enabling HTTPS

NGINX

This is a quick guide on how to setup HTTPS in NGINX. With free certificates from LetsEncrypt and it's super easy to setup. This guide uses Debian 11 and requires a user with sudo privileges. Ports 80 and 443 will need to be opened if you're using a firewall, ...

Optimize NGINX

NGINX

This is a guide on how to optimize NGINX. Fortunately, the stock configuration will work well for most use cases and there really isn't any magic options to make it perform 2x faster or any other massive gains. Worker Processes & Connections Worker proc...

NGINX
Optimization

Creating An Answer File (Easy Method)

FOG Golden Image Creation (Windows)

In this section we will describe the easy method to generate an answer file for Windows. If You have an answer file already created, you can skip this chapter and move onto Creating The Golden Image In short, this method: Is straightforward to use Has the mos...

Installing FOG Server

FOG

In this section, we will go over on how to install FOG onto the Ubuntu Server. FOG Preparation Login as the user you created Run the following command sudo -i This allows us to login as the root user, so there is no need to append sudo before each command...

Containers & Virtualization

Guides on container & virtualization software

Containers
Virtualization

FOG

The FOG (Free Open Source Ghost) project is a network computer cloning and management solution

Network Cloning
Computer Management

Wiki Software

Guides on how to host your own wiki software

wiki

Databases

Guides on how to manage and setup various database servers

Database
SQL

Web Servers

Guides on various web servers and reverse proxies

web server
reverse proxy

Firewalls

Guides to help protect your server from the Internet

Firewall

Server Side Scripting

Guides on server-side scripting languages such as PHP and how to get the most out of them

Server Side Scripting

Software Stacks

Guides on various Software Stack configurations such as LEMP, LAMP etc.

Software Stack

LXD - Linux Containers

Containers without the overhead of a virtual machine

Container
LXD
LXC

Installing Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Using VirtualBox

FOG

To setup FOG we need to first install a Linux distribution to run our cloning software on. You can install Ubuntu on bare metal or within a virtual machine whichever suits best for you environment. Adapt to the instructions accordingly. For this example I will...

Bookstack

Easy to use platform for organising and storing information

bookstack
wiki

MariaDB

A free software drop in replacement for MySQL

MariaDB
MySQL

NGINX

A HTTP, reverse proxy, mail proxy and generic TCP/UDP proxy server

nginx
reverse proxy
web server
http server
proxy server

UFW

Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) is a CLI firewall program that aims to be easy to use

Firewall
UFW

PHP

A common scripting language used to power a plethora of web services used across the web

PHP

LEMP

Linux, NGINX, MariaDB, PHP

LEMP
Linux
NGINX
MariaDB
PHP

Golden Image Creation (Windows)

FOG

Here we describe how to create a "Golden Image" for Windows to distribute across the network

Harden NGINX

NGINX

This is a guide on how to harden your NGINX server. We'll take a look at a few ways that can help you prevent people with malicious intent to meddle with your web server. Configuring SSL/TLS By default, NGINX uses old SSL/TLS protocol versions. These leav...

NGINX
Hardening
Security