11 August, 2015

Black and White Powerful World - Linux

Recently I got a chance to work in a migration activity where we migrated JAVA, NET and PHP sites from a set of Rackspace Public Cloud servers with RackConnect® V2 to a set of Rackspace Public Cloud Servers with RackConnect® V3.

RackConnect® in Rackspace enables us to leverage dedicated servers for our Public Cloud servers. Refer here.

I am not a LINUX admin but in this article, I would like to write all the commands which I learnt from this activity.

Rsync is used to copy or sync files from one location to another. It can be two servers.
-      This command will sync files from remote server ( to destination server (i.e. current server). This can changed in other way.
-      It will show you the progress of the synchronization.
-      Important thing to note is the slash.
§  If only the items from source folder has to be copied inside the destination folder, a slash has to be added in the destination path.
§  If we do not keep it, source folder with all the files will be copied in destination folder. Like /data/site1/site1/….

This article will be updated. 

17 February, 2015

Start Mongo DB using Batch Script

  • This script is applicable for MongoDB 2.6 Standard x64
  • Install the MongoDB 2.6 Standard x64 from Install location should be C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\
  • Once installed, execute the batch file which will create the data folder and the start the mongo db.
  • For any change in the installation folder, you can change the batch script

Download it from GitHub

14 January, 2015

Sitecore Experience Platform (SXP) 8: Software and Hardware Requirements

The new Sitecore Experience Platform (SXP) 8 has lot of changes from the previous Sitecore version. There is a need of latest Software and Hardware to run a new SXP instance. The detailed explanation is available in Here is the quick overview of the requirements.

Requirements for Sitecore Experience Platform:

Internet Information Services (IIS):
  • IIS 8.5
  • IIS 8.0
  • IIS 7.5
  • IIS 7.0

Operating System (OS):
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) SP1+
  • Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) SP2+
  • Windows Vista (32/64-bit) SP2+ (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) (Enterprise, Professional, Core)
  • Windows 8 (32/64-bit) (Enterprise, Professional, Core)
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit, Home Premium and higher) SP1+ (Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional)

.NET Framework:
  • .NET Framework 4.5

Visual Studio:
  • Visual Studio 2012 or later

Database: (supports corresponding express edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • MongoDB Database 2.6.1 or later (for Sitecore xDB)

  • Minimum: 4 core processor (4 threads), 8GB of RAM
  • Recommended by Sitecore: 4 core processor (8 threads), 16GB of RAM

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