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Guides on various image cloning software
Quick Usage Guide
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)
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
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
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
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?
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
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...
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...
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
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
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 ...
Quick Setup 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
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
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...
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, ...
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...
Creating An Answer File (Easy Method)
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
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
The FOG (Free Open Source Ghost) project is a network computer cloning and management solution
Guides on how to host your own wiki software
Guides on how to manage and setup various database servers
Guides on various web servers and reverse proxies
Guides to help protect your server from the Internet
Server Side Scripting
Guides on server-side scripting languages such as PHP and how to get the most out of them
Guides on various Software Stack configurations such as LEMP, LAMP etc.
LXD - Linux Containers
Containers without the overhead of a virtual machine
Installing Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Using VirtualBox
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...
Easy to use platform for organising and storing information
A free software drop in replacement for MySQL
A HTTP, reverse proxy, mail proxy and generic TCP/UDP proxy server
Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) is a CLI firewall program that aims to be easy to use
A common scripting language used to power a plethora of web services used across the web
Linux, NGINX, MariaDB, PHP
Golden Image Creation (Windows)
Here we describe how to create a "Golden Image" for Windows to distribute across the network
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...