New installation or migration of: server, vm, Esxi, VirtualBox, LXD

We are available for new installations of physical servers and operating systems:

  • cabling and rack installation of the new physical server;
  • hardware configuration such as raid cards;
  • installation of the operating system;
  • installation of a Linux cluster with Pacemaker and Corosync;
  • data migration if necessary.

OS version update and software

If required, we can update the operating system or a single software according to the necessary technical specifications and to comply with the regulations.

Services configuration

When installing a new server or vm to put a service available via the internet, it is necessary to pay attention to every configuration of each package in order to limit as much as possible unwanted intrusions to the server such as viruses or theft of personal information or private company material.

If possible, a firewall and antivirus should be included.

  • raid configuration and logical volumes;
  • firewall rule settings to ensure security;
  • based on the service provided, the antivirus could be configured;
  • if it is an Esxi or VirtualBox or LXd environment configuration for creating virtual machines;
  • configuration of services to be able to connect: ssh, vpn, ftp, web server such as Apache web server or Nginx, web accelerators such as Squid or Varnish, load balancers with HAProxy;
  • configuration of other services such as e-mail, dns, ldap and others

Service and data Backup

For security reasons and to ensure the continuity of your services, it is necessary to have a backup system that allows you to restore the service to a given moment of time identified as stable and not corrupted.

The backup can be implemented in different ways based on the customer’s choice such as:

  • backup to local disk (but in this way we will be at operator risk and viruses or hardware problems);
  • backup to corporate or remote NAS;
  • remote backup via software such as NetBackup or similar;
  • on a cloud space such as Amazon S3 or Glacier or others.

System monitoring

To understand in advance a problem that could occur or in any case to be able to quickly intervene on a malfunction it is necessary to have a monitoring system.

In the simplest cases, monitoring could only be internal to the server while in all other cases it would be useful to provide for both internal and external monitoring that includes notifications to the manager.

  • monitoring via cron of the operating system;
  • preparation of internal monitoring scripts;
  • monitoring by external service such as Icinga;
  • timely intervention to restore the problem detected.

IT consulting as System Administrator

For any need relating to your server we are at your complete disposal with immediate IT assistance for:

  • new installation;
  • update;
  • internal and external monitoring;
  • system backup;
  • remote scheduled backup;
  • any other need.