Setting up a new Linux VM

This is similar to Setup New Liux (Physical) Box

This page goes through the various settings that take place to setup a new Ubuntu VM. In this case I was setting Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla.

Install Configuration / Steps

  • Postfix is no longer installed by default on Groovy - so please install

System Configuration

More items

  • Mail
    • Setup postfix
  • SSH
    • Generate SSH private and public keys
  • Tuning
    • Change swapiness and other parameters based on server needs - sysctl.conf
  • Others
    • Optionally ask server to reboot automatically on kernel panic
    • Disable module i2c_piix4 on Virtual Machines
    • Install NRPE to be monitored
      • nagios-nrpe-server nagios-plugins
    • Install x11-utils x11-xserver-utils

Other Items configuration

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