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Setting up a central syslog archive

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Working in a large’ish environment, things will occasionally break, then leave you trying to recover the pieces. One the of the key fixes for this is to setup a central logging server so that you can see logs from all of your network devices at a glance and easily correlate between events. I also recently […]

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Adding GUI functionality to a RHEL system

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I find myself building several RedHat VMs, so many in fact that I have a standard build configuration and kickstart script to customize it exactly as needed. However, occasionally the standard isn’t what is needed, so some customization is needed. One of the common customizations needed is to change the basic RHEL VM into a […]

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Increasing swap space in Linux

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There are lots of articles out there that describe how to increase the swap size on your Linux VM, unfortunately most dont appear to include step-by-step instructions. One great example is http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/08/how-to-add-swap-space/, which provides a couple of different scenarios, but it causes the systems to become non-standard configurations. This post will describe the process I […]

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Passed my RHCSA exam! But not the RHCE

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I am proud to announce I just received the results for my RHCSA and I passed with a score of 300. It’s my understanding that is 100%! unfortunately I only got a 91 for my RHCE. Before anyone asks, I won’t say what’s on the test. I worked hard to take them, and I personally […]