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What is the difference between RHEV and oVirt?

When I read the wikipedia articles about RHEV and oVirt, I can't really figure out why Red Hat have both projects, as they seam to solve the same problem? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RHEV ...
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Generate 10 Gbps traffic across nodes

I want perform a network performance benchmarking test so need to generate a 10 Gbps traffic in the network. The nodes are running RHEL 5.x. Can anyone please point me out to suitable binaries etc. ...
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RHN/Yum update from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 to 5.1

I need to update a server from RHEL 5.0 to 5.1 When I use RHN/Yum and do a yum update the 5.0 server gets updated to 5.6 Is there a way to configure RHN/yum to update the server only to RHEL 5.1 ? ...
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Getting NFS clients to retry mount if NFS server down when client boots

I have an NFS server that several clients mount. I am using the following in my /etc/exports on the server: /content *(rw,no_root_squash) and on the clients in my /etc/fstab I have: ...
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On AWS do I have to open ports in an EC2 instance's firewall as well as security group?

If I change my SSH port from 22 to 23453, I can no longer ssh in. In more detail, I'm using a Red Hat EC2 instance on Amazon Web Services. This is the second change I've on a fresh install (first ...
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What's the difference between /etc/cron.d and /var/spool/cron?

The crontabs on RHEL seem to be duplicated in two places, /etc/cron.d, and /var/spool/cron. I've checked, and neither of these are simlinks to the other, and neither are any of the crons contained in ...
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On Redhat, what does “kernel.suid_dumpable = 1” mean?

I'm running a bash script to copy some log files and then restart a service on a Red Hat box. Every time I execute the script, I get the following on my console: [root@servername ~]# sh ...
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“service”-command and environment variables

I am trying to start a service that requires a env. variable to be set to certain path. I set this variable in "/etc/profile.d/". However when I start this service using the service command, it ...
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Kickstart: Serve dynamic kickstart images via a CGI or PHP script?

I'd like to Kickstart a couple dozen RHEL6/SL6 servers. However, some of these servers are different and I don't want to create a new ks.cfg file for each class of server. Is there any way I can ...
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How do I allow outgoing connections via iptables?

I have two servers. The program on the first needs to communicate with the second on port 2194. I know its not working, because when I do: root@server1 [~]# telnet myserver2.com 2194 Trying ...
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How do I migrate from RHEL 5 to CentOS 5?

I've found myself in charge of installing some software on an old server running RHEL 5. Unfortunately, since it's just a development server now, it no longer rates a license. I'd like to continue ...
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Automated configuration of ldap authentication for RHEL5 servers

I use puppet for managing our production servers. Under rhel5 the standard way of enabling ldap is to use the authconfig tool. Which works successfully, but isn't really capable with the puppet way of ...
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How to set the domain name on GNU/Linux?

Similarly to hostname that can be changed in different ways: temporarily using the hostname command permanently using /etc/hostname (or /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/HOSTNAME, these files are used ...
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Mount CIFS share with autofs

I have a system running RHEL 5.5, and I am trying to mount a Windows share on a server using autofs. (Due to the network not being ready upon startup, I do not want to utilize fstab.) I am able to ...
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Flash on EL6 for accessing VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5

Has anyone succeeded in connecting to a vcenter 5.5 appliance with a RHEL6 workstation? If so, what's the magic incantation and ritual keystrokes? Made the mistake of upgrading to esxi 5.5 without ...
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Are there any issues migrating from RHEL to CentOS?

I want to migrate off of RHEL 6.3 to CentOS-6 to save in licensing costs. We will mainly be running Java/WebLogic 11g on these boxes. Are there any issues that I should be aware of when migrating from ...
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does rsync's delta algorithm work on a samba share?

I have a cron job to use rsync to sync the data on a windows samba share (that i mount using /etc/fstab on boot). My problem is that the transfer seems to take almost as long as the initial transfer ...
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Any repercussions from not using default primary groups for Linux users?

We were thinking of not using the default primary group for our RHEL users. What I mean by default: User: melbin Primary group: melbin We will instead do something like: User: melbin Primary ...
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RHN Satellite / Spacewalk custom channels, best practice?

I'm currently setting up RHN Satellite, and all works well. I'm in the process of creating custom channels, since we have certain software which should be available for all nodes of satellite, e.g. ...
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How can I resize a LVM partition in Red Hat without lose of data?

My partition detail is like this /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 57G 8.8G 46G 17% / /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol05 259G 7.0G 239G 3% /home ...
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Odd TCP termination sequence

While troubleshooting another thing, I've noticed an odd pattern of TCP closes. Packets: http://www.cloudshark.org/captures/7590ec4e6bef What's happening is that the last few packets of the close ...
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How come all LDAP users are shown with getent passwd?

We are using an LDAP server with both Solaris and RHEL servers and planning to migrate more servers over to RHEL. However we have an issue with LDAP on all Red Hat servers. When I type "getent ...
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How to solve call trace produced by security_ops_task_setrlimit() with bind

I have a machine with CentOS 5.9 and VMware installed. Currently I am using BIND 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-20.P1.el5_8.6 (default shipped with distribution). When I restart the machine, I can see this ...
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yum simulate install

Coming from an ubuntu perspective, if I want to check to see what additional packages will be installed/upgraded I can use apt-get --simulate install <package name> Is there something similar ...
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Changing boot device for a QEMU-KVM virtual machine

I am trying to change the boot device for a VM. I go to the VM's XML file in /etc/libvirt/qemu and set <boot dev='cdrom' />. Still, it attempts to boot from the harddrive instead of the cdrom. ...
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Collecting and centralizing information from many servers, sort of like Puppet's facter

We manage hundreds of RedHat Enterprise Linux servers happily with Puppet. One of the cool side effects is that we can go to /var/lib/puppet/yaml/facts and look at the output of the "facter" utility ...
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RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2

I'm trying to install a Scientific Linux CERN 6 guest on XenServer 6.2 through the network with PXE Booting but it hangs in the message: mounting /tmp as tmpfs... done I'm not using the most ...
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switchless Infiniband between two servers on RHEL 6.3

I have 2 servers running RHEL 6.3 which have 2 port Infiniband cards >lspci | grep -i infini 07:00.0 InfiniBand: QLogic Corp. IBA7322 QDR InfiniBand HCA (rev 02) I'm interested in connecting ...
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Is there a way to prevent password expiration when user has no password?

Okay, we all care about security so users should change their passwords on a regular basis (who said passwords are like underwear?). On redhat and centos (5.x and 6.x), it's possible to make every ...
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Creating a local rpmforge/repoforge mirror?

I make good use of RPMforge for my production CentOS systems. I have local repositories for the main CentOS distribution and updates, however, recent automated kickstart installs are starting to hang ...
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LVM: resize2fs not resizing

I'm having a weird issue with resize2fs. I've performed all the commands and they all have been successful, however, my filesystem is the same size as it was before: [oracle@server~]$ df -h /backup ...
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sudo chown - prevent ../

Need to allow a user to chown files under a particular directory using sudo. This does the trick: user1 ALL= NOPASSWD: /bin/chown -[RPfchv] user2\:user2 /opt/some/path/[a-zA-Z0-9]* But, does not ...
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CentOS not detecting Intel 10G (ixgbe) interface

I have a server with CentOS 6.5 installed with 2x 1Gbps Ethernet Cards, I have added a new interface (Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network) but the problem. is the system is not detecting the ...
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Exclude named pipes and sockets in Puppet

We have an application which spawns named pipes (type p) on the fly. We want to manage the other files of the directory where the pipes are spawned with Puppet. Is there a simple way to tell puppet to ...
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When to relink Oracle?

Various sources on the internet suggest relinking of Oracle binaries is necessary after each OS upgrade and / or patch. I can understand relinking would be necessary when upgrading glibc. Some ...
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Speed of different Linux distros - why the difference?

I have a piece of multi-threaded software which runs at different speeds under the latest ubuntu server, redhat enterprise and CentOS - all installed on the exact same server for comparison. Ubuntu ...
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Comparing OS configuration of two RHEL servers

What is the best way to compare the OS configuration of two (or more) RHEL 5.X servers? Are there any tools/packages available to do this? Note, I am mostly looking for tunables OS (kernel ...
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KVM network bridge with two NICs

Greetings, I'm trying to set up bridged networking with KVM and am getting nowhere. There are docs and tutorials on the subject, but they all seem to conflict or don't provide enough info. I was ...
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How can I remove the GUI bits from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux install?

I am looking at a farm of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 servers, which all have GNOME and Xorg installed, none of which need them. They were deployed by a 3rd party from a VM template, and I ...
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What is the equivalent for “service servicename start” that Fedora/RHEL/CentOS uses for Debian/Ubuntu?

What is the equivalent for "service servicename start" that Fedora/RHEL/CentOS uses for Debian/Ubuntu? I've just read on some question here on serverfoault that using /etc/init.d/service is obsolete, ...
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Can Linux report IP conflicts?

If a Red Hat or other Linux host has a conflict with an IP address, is there a way to have it display a warning message on the console or in a log, like Windows and MacOS do? i.e. my computer has an ...
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How do I install 'convert' on a linux system?

My application needs to call 'convert' - http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_convert.htm But its not present on my redhat system. How / what do I install?
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linux root password security

Is there anyway to protect root password. As people know to change root password through single user mode. How can protect that no one can change password of my machine through single user mode.
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List of tools you install on your debian/red-hat server

Here in a list of tools I install after a fresh install (debian most of time): logcheck: to check the log files and generate reports apticron: send me e-mails when packages updates are available ...
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How to install gparted on CentOS

I tried yum install gparted It says no package found. Can I install rpm packages in CentOS or is that only for RedHat? I mean, if I have rpm for RHEL, can I install it on CentOS 5?
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Where is the sshd log file on Red Hat Linux stored?

Can someone please tell me where to find the SSHD log on RedHat and SELinux.... I would like to view the log to see who is logging into my account..
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Accidentally ran chmod 775 -R / (not ./) on linux server (RedHat)

I accidentally ran "chmod 775 -R /" instead of "chmod 775 -R ./" and changed the permissions for everything and now the server is broke. Anyone know how I can quickly fix this???
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Script to delete files older than 30days

Shell script should not delete any files under* root dir*. My* path will be like /export/home/ftp/ ... I did some research and figured out the way for finding and deleting the files older than 30 ...
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Understanding RedHat's recommended tuned profiles

We are going to roll out tuned (and numad) on ~1000 servers, the majority of them being VMware servers either on NetApp or 3Par storage. According to RedHats documentation we should choose the ...
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How to get ldapsearch on Scientific Linux?

How do I get the ldapsearch on Scientific Linux? I am trying to find the ldapsearch client for Scientific Linux but cannot find how to install the client in order to do LDAP queries.