The primary goal of this lab was to establish a base network in RLES that will be built on in future labs. We worked with new PFSense, a routing interface with which I was unfamiliar. I learned how to configure internal and external interfaces with PFSense, and was able to modify the rest of the necessary settings via the Web GUI. We learned how to configure RHEL, and also got to experiment with setting up a Wiki. Finally, we had a chance to configure and work with a monitoring application. This lab was also a good introduction to RLES, providing us with an opportunity to learn the ropes of the interface before throwing anything too complicated our way. This was only the first lab, so the majority of the tasks were fairly straightforward. However, the infrastructure we deployed is …show more content…
This code is needed to activate your copy of RHEL. Until you enter your serial code, you will be unable to install packages using yum. In this case, the serial code was obtained from redhat.rit.edu – one of the four licenses provided to each student was used for activation.
Deploying and Configuring Dokuwiki
Before Dokuwiki can be deployed, a number of dependencies must be installed. One excellent guide can be found at here: https://timothy-quinn.com/building-dokuwiki-on-centos-7/. This guide provides the commands needed to install the required dependencies and configure Dokuwiki.
The first step is disabling SELinux, so that it doesn’t block certain processes that are needed to install and launch Dokuwiki. In the long run it may be necessary to change SELinux configuration to allow Dokuwiki to run, so that SELinux can be re-enabled for added security.
Next, the command yum update -y is used to update the server. A number of prerequisites are downloaded and installed using yum, and auto-updates are enabled to keep these dependencies up to date. Next, a number of firewall configuration commands are entered. Finally, it’s time to download