As part of the RHCSA exam preparation, we already learned how to manage partitions on disk. Partitions are useful to separate disk space (for example, separating database-related files from webserver-related files), but we have a much more flexible solution that can separate or aggregate storage space.
This solution is called LVM, the Logical Volume Manager. LVM allows us to see multiple disks as one filesystem, thus overcoming the limitations of a physical disk's site. We can also create software mirroring on disks to protect or data written to the filesystem. In this tutorial we'll cover the basics: we'll manage the three layers of LVM, physical volumes, volume groups and logical volumes.
While in the desktop world we rarely change our hard drive - and that mostly indicated by hardware failure - in the server world it isn't uncommon for the underlying storage environment to change over time.
In a SAN (Storage Area Network) environment, for High Availability, a server can reach it's storage trough many paths, in reality distributed and mirrored to multiple disks in the storage network. If some paths change, the server needs to identify the "disk" again. That's why it is recommended to use special identifiers set on the device, and mount by these identifiers, not by device name which may change. In this part of RHCSA exam preparation tutorial, we'll add a new disk to our test machine, and configure mounting by UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier) and by label.
This article will provide you with an information on how to install kernel source on CentOS/RHEL Linux system. Alternatively it will guide you through a simple troubleshootng process in case you have already installed kernel sources/headers and yest still receiving the bellow error message:
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel
source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have
the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may
specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
Disk partitions are the basis of storing our data on disks. To be able to handle partitions, in this part of RHCSA exam preparation tutorial we will add an empty disk to our test RHEL 8 system, and create, list, and delete a new partition on it. First we will use the classic MBR (Master Boot Record) setup, then we'll do the same on GPT (GUID Partitioning Table) setup. GPT is a more advanced partitioning technique that allows large partitions, whereas MBR is limited to 2 TB disk space per partition. So if that doesn't seem like a very limiting size at the moment, think of the trend of disk usage, which may be not that much from the end user perspective, but certainly it is from the Linux system administration job perspective.
The objective is to install the VLC media player by using both, EPEL and RPM fusion repositories on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux. VLC media player is a portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project.
Skype is a telecommunications application to provide video, chat and voice communication between computers, tablets, mobile devices over the Internet connection. In the following tutorial we will perform installation of Skype on CentOS 8 Linux Desktop
The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case CentOS 8, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.
Network interface bonding consists in the aggregation of two or more physical network interfaces, called slaves, under one logical interface called master or bond interface. Depending on the bonding mode, such setup can be useful to achieve fault tolerance and/or load balancing. In this tutorial we will learn what the available bonding modes are and how to create a network bonding on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
In this tutorial you will learn:
What is network interface bonding
How to configure network interface bonding on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
In this tutorial we will discuss an installation of Redis server and client on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8. This tutorial also includes optional steps on how to allow remote connections to Redis sever running on RHEL 8.
In this tutorial you will learn:
How to install Redis server
How to install Redis client
How to enable Redis server to start after system boot
How to allow remote connections to Redis server
How to open firewall ports to allow incoming connections to Redis server
This article covers an installation of WordPress, free and open-source content management system, on RHEL 8 Linux Server. In this instance the installation is based on the well-know LAMP stack comprising the RHEL 8, MariaDB, PHP and Apache webserver.