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001 Test Entry ASM 18/02/16

 

 

SITUATION:

No machine to work on.

GOAL:

Build a minimal linux box to work on and learn some basic concepts.

IDEAS:

build a rhel 6 box

build a rhel 7 box

build a fedora box

build an ubuntu box

build a linux mint box

build a linux arch box

 

ARTICLES RELATED:

Choosing a linux distro

What I learned before and what I know now.

 

NOTES:

going to pick RHEL as it’s the one I know the most from my experience. and the one I have notes and familiarity of speed for.

 

THOUGHT PROCESS:

 

TOOLS:

Virtualbox

Virtualbox guest additions

CENTOS 6 ISO

CENTOS 7 ISO

 

METHOD:
install virtualbox

install virtualbox guest additions

install centos 6

create new virtualbox machine settings

1 cpu, 1g ram, no display, no shared folders, 1 bridged network interface

set with static ip address

set ssh key to avoid having to type password to log in.

set epel repo and puppet repo

install some required rpms, yum-tools, bind-utils, telnet, lsof, nmap, curl, wget, httpd, nginx, mysql/mariadb , php, python, perl, development tools group,

 

install centos 7

create new virtualbox machine settings

1 cpu, 1g ram, no display, no shared folders, 1 bridged network interface

set with static ip address

set ssh key to avoid having to type password to log in.

set epel repo and puppet repo

install some required rpms, yum-tools, bind-utils, telnet, lsof, nmap, curl, wget, httpd, nginx, mysql/mariadb , php, python, perl, development tools group, net-tools, psmisc ( for fuers and killall)

 

use that as your temp base for other things.

 

I hear you scream but what about automation… well yes we have to get there, we’re having to build the setup first to learn the basics in order to take that and expand it out, you gotta bootstrap from one place to the other.

 

ADMINISTRATION:

 

Using tools like

 

https://github.com/texastwister/OpenRHCE

RHCSA and RHCE Training guide and exam

and sites like certdepot.com

devops weekly

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Qq6_3SVp4OxYDi4vuMGnA1vEdit1iye

and the official redhat fast track course guides for version 5 and version 6 , version 7 has yet to be attended and gained.

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