Bare Metal Servers

Rancher BMC Integration for Kubernetes Cluster Management

July 22, 2021

Using Rancher is an easy way to streamline cluster deployment on bare metal and private/public clouds. Rancher provides a web UI and proxy for managing a Kubernetes cluster. This article will provide details setting up a Rancher-controlled cluster using the phoenixNAP BMC portal.

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How to Calculate Hybrid Cloud Cost

June 17, 2021

Calculate hybrid cloud costs by considering the factors that impact the budget the most.

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How to Set Up BMC Drive Encryption Using EMP

May 19, 2021

This tutorial explains how to encrypt a BMC drive using the phoenixNap EMP platform as well as how to automate the unlocking process. Follow this three part tutorial to secure your disk.

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Fail2Ban Installation & Setup: Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora & Debian

May 13, 2021

Introduction Fail2ban is a software that protects your server from brute force attacks. It does this by monitoring server logs and detecting any suspicious activity. The program detects when there is an unreasonable number of failed attempts and automatically adds new to iptables that block the given IP. This IP (or host) is then blocked for a specified […]

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Kubernetes for Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Portability

May 6, 2021

Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies became popular due to the competitive advantages, such as lack of vendor lock-in, better app performance, flexibility, and disaster mitigation. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to Kubernetes as an effective way to achieve application portability in these environments.

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Bare Metal Cloud GitHub Actions


GitHub Actions is a platform for software development workflow automation with a built-in CI/CD tool. This tutorial teaches you how to set up BMC GitHub credentials and manage BMC GitHub Actions.

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Bare Metal Cloud Portal Quick Start Guide

March 23, 2021

Follow the sections in this Bare Metal Cloud Portal guide to learn how to navigate through the portal. This guide contains everything you need to get started using BMC servers.

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How to Deploy a Bare Metal Cloud Server


This article shows how to deploy a new Bare Metal Cloud server in nine simple steps. Follow the instructions to create a server and view server details successfully.

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How to Use the usermod Command in Linux

March 4, 2021

The usermod command modifies user account details: username, password, home directory location, shell, and more. This tutorial explains and provides examples for the use of the command, along with its options.

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How to Use the wall Command in Linux

February 18, 2021

The wall command allows sending terminal messages to all logged-in users at once. This feature is particularly useful in scenarios when system administrators perform system maintenance tasks, and they need a quick way to inform users they should save their work and log out. This tutorial explains the wall command syntax and options.

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