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Free hands-on experience with Red Hat Storage Server on the AWS cloud.

Red Hat has announced new Red Hat Storage Test Drives through Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving enterprise customers a free hands-on experience with Red Hat Storage Server on the AWS cloud. As per Red Hat blogs the Test Drives to be available later this month.

Storage_Video_Screen_ShotRed Hat Storage Server running on the AWS infrastructure offers customers an open software-defined storage platform providing a highly-available storage solution on AWS with unified file and object access..

Red Hat Storage Test Drives on AWS will offer the opportunity for enterprise customers to substantially increase time-to-value and help them deploy cloud storage more easily. Customers who are also interested in building hybrid clouds that span on-premise and off-premise resources to deliver the best of both worlds: public cloud economics and agility, optimized for private enterprise needs such as audit, risk management, and strong policy management. Hybrid clouds that are truly open can deliver strategic advantages to the business by redirecting resources from lights-on to innovation.

Red Hat Storage Test Drives labs on AWS have been developed by Red Hat for educational and demonstration purposes. Each test drive lab will include up to 5 hours of AWS server time. Within minutes enterprise customers will be able to create and experience a secure multi-terabyte storage solution that can be accessed using different POSIX compatible protocols like NFS, SMB, and GlusterFS clients. Pre-configured use cases in the Test Drives include:

  • High availability and business continuity to provide high levels of data security with built-in replication and self-healing capabilities;
  • Secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration to reliably store and retrieve files from a variety of devices by creating your own enterprise drop box;
  • Large file and object storage to take advantage of cloud network-attached storage (NAS) to cost-effectively manage unstructured data at-scale; and
  • Media content delivery and storage to quickly serve and scale multimedia content to mass audiences.

For access to the Red Hat Storage Test Drive on AWS once it becomes available, register here. For more information about Red Hat Storage visit http://www.redhat.com/storage.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta Now Available

Red Hat announced the beta release of the Red Hat software collection 1.0. Red Hat Software collections 1.0 delivers the latest stable versions of some of the most popular web development languages and opensource databases.

redhatRed Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta includes access to the latest stable versions of the following dynamic languages:

  • Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8, which delivers substantial performance improvements for web-based applications. This results in faster load times, improved unicode support and threading, and a large collection of ruby gems.
  • Python version 2.7, which includes new unit test features, faster I/O, and tools and back-ported features from Python 3 to make future migration easier.
  • Python version 3.3, which offers significant improvements in language consistency, Unicode performance, imports, and distribution of packages.
  • PHP version 5.4, which includes new language syntax, improved performance and reduced memory consumption, and a built-in web server in CLI mode to simplify development workflows and testing.
  • Perl version 5.16.3, which includes improved unicode support, performance enhancements, new debugging options, enhanced security, and a number of new and updated modules.
  • Technology Preview of node.js version 0.10, which delivers an easy to use module for handling streams, better error handling with domains, and performance improvements for web application development.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta also includes access to the latest stable versions of the following runtime databases:

  • MariaDB version 5.5, which introduces an easy-to-adopt alternative for MySQL for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users. Binary compatibility allows MySQL users to drop-in MariaDB without converting data files.
  • MySQL version 5.5, which offers performance, scalability, and usability enhancements.
  • PostgreSQL version 9.2, which includes native JSON support, covering indexes, and significant improvements in replication, high availability and performance.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta is available now for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to customers and partners with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation or developer-related subscriptions.

Red Hat confirms GNOME Classic Mode for RHEL 7

Red Hat confirms GNOME Classic Mode for RHEL 7, The engineering director for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Denise Dumas, has said that the upcoming version of the company’s enterprise Linux distribution will use GNOME 3’s Classic Mode by default. Dumas was talking to TechTarget ahead of the 2013 Red Hat Summit that is currently ongoing in Boston.

Read more @ h-online

Linux Add User To Group

You can use the useradd or usermod commands to add a user to a group. The useradd command creates a new user or update default new user information. The usermod command modifies a user account i.e. it is useful to add user to existing group. There are two types of group. First is primary user group and other is secondary group. All user account related information is stored in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files to store user information.

useradd Example – Add A New User To Secondary Group

You need to the useradd command to add new users to existing group (or create a new group and then add user). If group does not exist, create it. The syntax is as follows:

#useradd -G {group-name} username

Add a new user to primary group

#useradd -g oinstall oracle

Add a existing user to existing group

#usermod -a -G osm oracle

Change existing user tony primary group to dba
#usermod -g dba oracle

Listing RPM file contents

Before installing a RPM file , atleast few will be curious to check what exactly that particular rpm files contains.

For this you can use the rpm command with qlp flags

The syntax is as below.
#rpm -qlp vim-minimal-7.0.109-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
warning: vim-minimal-7.0.109-7.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 37017186
/bin/ex
/bin/rvi
/bin/rview
/bin/vi
/bin/view
/etc/virc

How Do I List Files For Installed Package?

# rpm -ql packageName
# rpm -ql samba
# rpm -ql httpd

Red Hat a short history…

In 1993 Bob Young incorporated the ACC Corporation, a catalog business that sold Linux and Unix software accessories. In 1994 Marc Ewing created his own Linux distribution, which he named Red Hat Linux (Ewing had worn a red Cornell University lacrosse hat, given to him by his grandfather, while attending Carnegie Mellon University). Ewing released the software in October, and it became known as the Halloween release. Young bought Ewing’s business in 1995, and the two merged to become Red Hat Software, with Young serving as chief executive officer (CEO).

Red Hat went public on August 11, 1999, achieving the eighth-biggest first-day gain in the history of Wall Street. Matthew Szulik succeeded Bob Young as CEO in December of that year.

On November 15, 1999, Red Hat acquired Cygnus Solutions. Cygnus provided commercial support for free software and housed maintainers of GNU software products such as the GNU Debugger and GNU Binutils. One of the founders of Cygnus, Michael Tiemann, became the chief technical officer of Red Hat and by 2008 the vice president of open source affairs. Later Red Hat acquired WireSpeed, C2Net and Hell’s Kitchen Systems.

In February 2000, InfoWorld awarded Red Hat its fourth consecutive[13] “Operating System Product of the Year” award for Red Hat Linux 6.1. Red Hat acquired Planning Technologies, Inc in 2001 and in 2004 AOL’s iPlanet directory and certificate-server software.

Red Hat headquarters in 2011
Red Hat moved its headquarters from Durham, NC, to N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina in February 2002. In the following month Red Hat introduced Red Hat Linux Advanced Server,[14][15] later renamed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Dell, IBM, HP and Oracle Corporation announced their support of the platform.

In December 2005 CIO Insight magazine conducted its annual “Vendor Value Survey”, in which Red Hat ranked #1 in value for the second year in a row. Red Hat stock became part of the NASDAQ-100 on December 19, 2005.

Red Hat acquired open-source middleware provider JBoss on June 5, 2006 and JBoss became a division of Red Hat. On September 18, 2006, Red Hat released the Red Hat Application Stack, their first stack that integrates the JBoss technology and of which is certified by other well-known software vendors. On December 12, 2006, Red Hat moved from NASDAQ (RHAT) to the New York Stock Exchange (RHT). In 2007 Red Hat acquired MetaMatrix and made an agreement with Exadel to distribute its software.

On March 15, 2007, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and in June acquired Mobicents. On March 13, 2008, Red Hat acquired Amentra, a provider of systems integration services for service-oriented architecture, business process management, systems development and enterprise data services. Amentra operates as an independent Red Hat company.

On July 27, 2009, Red Hat replaced CIT Group in Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index, a diversified index of 500 leading companies of the U.S. economy. This has been reported as a major milestone for Linux.

On December 15, 2009, it was reported that Red Hat will pay $8.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit related to the restatement of financial results from July 2004. The suit had been pending in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina. Red Hat reached the proposed settlement agreement and recorded a one-time charge of $8.8 million for the quarter that ended Nov. 30. The agreement is pending court approval.

On January 10, 2011, Red Hat announced that it would expand its headquarters in two phases, adding 540 employees to the Raleigh operation. The company will invest over $109 million. The state of North Carolina is offering up to $15 million in incentives. The second phase involves “expansion into new technologies such as software virtualization and technology cloud offerings”.

On August 25, 2011, Red Hat announced it would move about 600 employees from the N.C. State Centennial Campus to Two Progress Plaza downtown. Progress Energy plans to vacate the building by 2012 if its merger with Duke Energy is completed. Red Hat also plans to rename the building.

Notably, Red Hat became the first one-billion dollar open source company in its fiscal year 2012, reaching $1.13 billion in annual revenue.[1]

Please visit Red Hat’s website: RedHat.com

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RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5 installation guide)

RHEL 5 can be installed using a variety of methods, like

  • DVD/CD ROM
  • Harddrive
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • HTTP

Here we are going to discuss RHEL5 installation using the first method (by using a RHEL5 DVD)

As a starting procedure, boot your server from the DVD drive, the installation program then probes our system and tries to identify the installation media, and one the DVD drive driver is loaded, we will be presented with and option of checking the media in the DVD rom, this step can be skipped. From the media check dialog, continue to the next stage of the installation process.


Press “Enter” to continue installation in GUI mode.

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