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Basic Zenoss Install

Download Zenoss RPM-GPG key

Import key
rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-zenoss

Download Zenoss Core

Install Zenoss Core
yum install zenoss-3.1.0.el5.x86_64.rpm

Perform first-boot initialization
/etc/init.d/zenoss start

Once completed, connect to http://<your_server_name>:8080 with a web browser and run through the initial setup wizard i.e. set admin username and password.

Check server for rootkits with rkhunter

Step 1. Download the source files
mkdir $HOME/rkhunter
cd $HOME/rkhunter
wget -q

Step 2. Untar the archive
gzip -d rkhunter-1.3.8.tar.gz
tar -xvf rkhunter-1.3.8.tar

Step 3. Installation
cd $HOME/rkhunter/rkhunter-1.3.8
./ --install

Step 4. Try it out
/usr/local/bin/rkhunter -c

Remove Files with Special Characters

If you ever create a file with special characters by accident e.g.


You can delete by using

rm -- --strip-options

The initial -- means that no more arguments will appear on the command line thus --strip-options is treated at the file name

Repair All MYI Files with a single command

cd /var/lib/mysql

find . -name *.MYI -exec myisamchk -r '{}' \;