Observium Client Setup Script

Observium is a neat PHP based system monitoring platform that I’ve been using lately, it’s fairly easy to install (Observium + Nginx/PHP-FPM install guide Coming Soon!) and provides a large variety of easy to read graphs of system information.

Observium is an autodiscovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Dell, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more.

From the Official Observium Wiki

After the initial task of Observium host installation and configuration, you need install and configure SNMP daemon on all of your client servers, aka all the servers that you want to monitor.  This can be quite annoying if you’re monitoring more then a handful of servers, thus I have taken the time to write bash script for installation of the SNMP daemon on a client server.


LXDE + NoMachine Low Memory Auto-Install Script

This is a little script I’ve been tinkering with for a bit now, it installs LXDE + NoMachine for remote desktop access.  It’s a minimalist script based around low ram usage (perfect for LEBs!), it just installs a bare desktop, a web browser(iceweasel) and a means to access it, any other programs i.e. VPN, torrent client, etc.. must be installed by the user.

Update 1/05/15: An Android/iOS client is now available for NoMachine, please see the links below for the APK/iOS store link.  I’ll be adding a configuration guide for the Android client shortly.

Update 3/24/14: Fixed an issue with package and client URLs not resolving, also fixed a bug in the libcairo section of the script.  Please continue to report your feedback.


wget http://www.sonicboxes.com/nx/autolxde.sh
chmod 755 autolxde.sh

At the end of the script you will be asked if you want to create a user,

You cannot login to NoMachine as root
If you already have a non-root user, you don’t have to add another.

Add a new user? (y/n)

If you have already created a user enter n, if you have not created a user and only have the root then you should enter y and create a user at this time.  You will be prompted you the username and desired password. (more…)