Saturday, May 8, 2010

Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta

Redhat releases its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta last month and its available for download now. Redhat says the following things are the major features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta.

[From their site]

Power management: tickless kernel and improvements through the application stack to reduce wakeups, power consumption measurement by Powertop, Power Management (ASPM, ALPM), and adaptive system tuning by Tuned, all enhance more efficient system power usage
Next generation networking: comprehensive IPv6 support (NFS 4, CIFS, mobile support [RFC 3775], ISATAP support), FCoE, iSCSI, and a new and improved mac 802.11 wireless stack.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS): system-level enhancements from industry collaborations make the most of hardware RAS capabilities and NUMA architectures.

Fine-grained control and management: improved scheduler and better resource management in the kernel via Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS) and Control Groups (CG).

Scalable filesystems: ext4 file system provides support for larger file sizes and significantly reduces repair times over ext3. XFS® is a high-performance file system that supports extremely large files and is optimized for large data transfers.

Virtualization: KVM includes performance improvements and new features, sVirt protects the guest and host from unauthorized access, SR-IOV and NPIV deliver high-performance virtual use of physical devices, and libvirt leverages kernel resource management functionality.

Enterprise security enhancement: SELinux includes improved ease of use, application sandboxing, and significantly increased coverage of system services, while SSSD provides unified access to identity and authentication services as well as caching for off-line use.

Development and runtime support: SystemTap improvements, ABRT is a new framework for simple collection and reporting of bug information, and improvements are made to GCC (version 4.4.3), glibc (version 2.11.1), and GDB (version 7.0.1).

You can download the ISO here
It needs a email submission. Thats all. Enjoy

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to install and configure NIS server in redhat linux rhel5 / Centos


NIS is centralized authentication software in Linux / Unix / Solaris platform. In a network, there will be a NIS server, one or more NIS slaves and lots of NIS Client machines. This document explains how to install and configue NIS Server or Master, Slave and Client Machines in Redhat enterprise linux rhel5. It can also be applicable on centos, fedora and other variants.
Configuring the NIS MASTER Server:
Packages :
For installing NIS the following packages are required.
For server:

For client: