Puppet : Automate/Reset first time root password for MySQL 5.7.x


This article will help you reset first time root password for MySQL 5.7.x with Puppet.

I was looking for some custom puppet code/module to automate first root password for MySQL 5.7.x, I didn’t get proper puppet code to get through so I have decided to try and run my own code with puppet.

Puppet with MySQL 5.7
Puppet Labs

Pre-requisites :-

1. MySQL 5.7.x version should be installed before running this manifest/module.

Following are the steps to create Puppet module to reset first time password for MySQL 5.7.x

1. Make Puppet Module directory mysql

mkdir /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules/

2. Create manifests directory.

mkdir /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules/mysqlserver/manifests

3. Now create init.pp and put following code to the file.

class mysql57pwreset(
 $mysql_password = 'MySQL@99#') #Set password of your choice within single quotes
service { "mysqld":
 enable => true,
 ensure => running,

$mysqlpwstring = "MYPW=$(grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log | awk '{print \$NF}' | tail -n1) && mysql -uroot -p\${MYPW} --connect-expired-password -e \"ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$mysql_password' PASSWORD EXPIRE NEVER;\""

File { "/tmp/mysql-pw.sh":
 content => $mysqlpwstring,
 mode => "0700",
 owner => "root",
 group => "root",

exec { "set-mysql-pw":
 path => [ '/bin', '/usr/bin', '/usr/local/bin', '/usr/sbin' ],
 unless => "mysqladmin -uroot -p$mysql_password status",
 require => Service["mysqld"],
 command => "sh /tmp/mysql-pw.sh",
 logoutput => on_failure,


4. Include mysql57pwreset module to /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/manifests/site.pp

5. That’s it. Now you can execute puppet agent -t on puppet agent node, It will reset MySQL 5.7.x password.

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WiFi Issues on Laptop Suspend | Ubuntu 16.04 Upgrade


Many of you have faced issue of wifi connection when you suspend your laptop and resume on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, specifically after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have found this from Ubuntu Forums, Thought to share with you so that It will be helpful for you guys.


16.04 runs on systemd. Try the following:

sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service

If this works, you can create a script to automate it.

Open a terminal and type the following:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/wifi-resume.service

Now paste the script in there with a right click. Exit with CTRL + X and press Y to save. Now to activate it:

sudo systemctl enable wifi-resume.service


#sudo systemctl enable wifi-resume.service 
[Unit] Description=Restart networkmanager at resume 
After=suspend.target After=hibernate.target 

[Service] Type=oneshot 
ExecStart=/bin/systemctl restart network-manager.service 


Reference Taken from : http://askubuntu.com/questions/761180/wifi-doesnt-work-after-suspend-after-16-04-upgrade

VirtualBox 5.x with SecureBoot on Fedora 24 | Ubuntu 16.04


Today I have tried to Install Virtualbox 5.0.x on my Newly Installed Fedora 24. I expected it to run smoothly as expected but It failed in kernel module compilation with following error

(modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why)

Then After I tried to reload module again with command sudo modprobe vboxdrv and failed again with following error

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vboxdrv': Required key not available

Second try hinted me that there is nothing wrong in VirtualBox but something related to “key”, So I tried to search for a solution and landed to Official VirtualBox ticket which confirmed the same https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11577

VirtualBox 5.0

Now I have tried find the way to Sign the key and received many links and started following Red Hat link to sign Module, Never thought it would be this much easy, Only Few steps and You are done.

Method 1:

  1. You will need root access or root equivalent access to follow this.
  2. First you will have to generate keys for the module with following command
     [root@tejasbarot ~]# openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout tejasbarot.keyout -outform DER -out tejasbarot.der -nodes -days 36500 -subj "/CN=TejasBarot/"

    Notes: CN=<Common-Name>, You can write your own name too, Cool ? 
    MOK stands for Module Owned Key

  3.  Now Time to Import module in MOKManager of UEFI with Following Command:
     [root@tejasbarot ~]# mokutil --import tejasbarot.der

    Note: It will prompt you password, Make sure you remember password you enter here, You will need to enter the same password at time importing module on reboot.

  4. Now Reboot / Restsart your Fedora 24 Box.
  5. It will display MOK Screen, Press any key within TEN SECONDS  else It will boot without MOK Module.
  6.  Select “Enroll MOK”

    Entroll MOK
  7. Click on “View Key 0″ to View Key Information, Click on “Continue” to proceed.2
  8. In Next Screen, Click on “Next” to Enroll Keys.3
  9. In next screen, It will ask you for a password which you have entered at time of importing MOK (In step 3)
  10. Now Click on OK to reboot.5
  11. Now time to sign VirtualBox Modules with key generated in Step 2. Execute Following commands
    [root@tejasbarot ~]# /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./tejasbarot.keyout ./tejasbarot.der $(modinfo -n vboxdrv)
    [root@tejasbarot ~]# /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./tejasbarot.keyout ./tejasbarot.der $(modinfo -n vboxnetflt)
    [root@tejasbarot ~]# /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./tejasbarot.keyout ./tejasbarot.der $(modinfo -n vboxnetadp)
    [root@tejasbarot ~]# /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./tejasbarot.keyout ./tejasbarot.der $(modinfo -n vboxpci)

    1. To make it work Properly, You will have to sign all modules of VirtualBox with generated
    2. Everytime you run “/sbin/rcvboxdrv setup” after following step 3, Signed Modules will be removed and You will again  need to follow Step 11 and 12 , Only step 11 and 12 not from beginning. (This was not the case in Fedora 18 to 21)

  12. Restart vboxdrv service with following command
     [root@tejasbarot ~]# systemctl restart vboxdrv
     [root@tejasbarot ~]# systemctl status vboxdrv

    NOTE: If you find this line “Starting VirtualBox kernel modules [  OK  ]”, You are done, Start launching Virtual Machines.

REPEATING ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT EXECUTE “sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup” or “/sbin/rcvboxdrv setup” otherwise you will have to follow repeat Step No 11. and 12

Method 2:

DISABLE MOK Validation using following command

[root@tejasbarot ~]# mokutil --disable-validation

Method 3:

Switch to Legacy Mode from UEFI by Disabling SecureBoot from BIOS

References taken from : 
1. https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11577
2. https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/sect-signing-kernel-modules-for-secure-boot.html
3. https://sourceware.org/systemtap/wiki/SecureBoot
4. http://gorka.eguileor.com/vbox-vmware-in-secureboot-linux/

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Download Fedora 24 Final CD / DVD / ISO / 32-Bit / x86_64


Fedora 24 released today and now available for download, You can download using following Links.

Fedora 24 Download

Download Fedora 24 Workstation 64-Bit Live Image (x86_64): https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/24/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-24-1.2.iso

Download Fedora 24 Workstation 32-Bit Live Image (i386): https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/24/Workstation/i386/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-i386-24-1.2.iso

Download Fedora 24 Server 64-Bit Installation Image (x86_64): https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/24/Server/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Server-dvd-x86_64-24-1.2.iso

Download Fedora 24 Cloud Images : https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/download/

For Docker containers and other flavors, Visit : https://getfedora.org/

Disable rate-limiting in rsyslog v5 | Linux | RHEL | CentOS | Ubuntu


First of all extremely sorry for not being active as I was busy with some work, Now back to the blogging.

This article will show you how to disable rsyslog rate-limiting, But You can also use rate-limiting according to your requirement.

How to use rate limiting in rsyslog?

This article is tested with rsyslog 5.7.1 on Fedora 13. It will not work with version of rsyslog prior to 5.7.1.

In rsyslog 5.7.1 we introduced rate limiting. This is a option for the Unix Socket Input module called imuxsock. In short, this option limits the amount of messages written into logfiles by a process, if the process tries to write huge amounts of messages in a short period of time.

To Read more Visit : http://www.rsyslog.com/tag/rate-limiting/


If you are receiving error messages like below in /var/log/messages

imuxsock begins to drop messages from pid 5923 due to rate-limiting 

Please following below method to stop / disable rate-limiting in rsyslog in version 5.

Note: rsyslog version 7 has this disabled by default but rsyslog version 5 has this enabled.

To disable it, add following parameters to your /etc/rsyslog.conf , You need to add with root user or root equivalent user.

$SystemLogRateLimitInterval 0
$SystemLogRateLimitBurst 0

Execute following command to restart rsyslog services

service rsyslog restart

Download Fedora 22 Final CD / DVD / ISO / 32-Bit / x86_64


Fedora 22 released few days back and now available for download, Sorry for delay in posting of download links, You can download using following Links.

Note: Fedora 22 will be using now DNF instead of YUMYUM IS DEAD !

Fedora 22 Download
Fedora 22 Download

Download Fedora 22 Workstation 64-Bit Live Image (x86_64): http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-22-3.iso

Download Fedora 22 Workstation 32-Bit Live Image (i386): http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Workstation/i386/iso/Fedora-Live-Workstation-i686-22-3.iso

Download Fedora 22 Server 64-Bit Installation Image (x86_64): http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Server/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Server-DVD-x86_64-22.iso

Download Fedora 22 Server 32-Bit Installation Image (x86_64): http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Server/i386/iso/Fedora-Server-DVD-i386-22.iso

Download Fedora 22 Cloud Images : https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/download/

Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Final ISO / CD / DVD / x86_64 / 32-Bit



Images can be downloaded from a location near you.

You can download ISOs from:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Snappy Core)
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/15.04/release/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/15.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/15.04/release/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/15.04/release/ (Lubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/15.04/release/ (Ubuntu Studio)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/15.04/release/ (Ubuntu GNOME)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/15.04/release/ (Ubuntu Kylin)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/15.04/release/ (Ubuntu MATE)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/15.04/release/ (Xubuntu)

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