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New way to install OracleASM packages from Oracle for RHEL systems

Posted 04-13-2016 at 11:00 AM by JockVSJock

Recently a new kernel has come down for a number of RHEL5 systems where I run Oracle on. Also installed is OracleASM (Automated Storage Management), which is a data volume manager for Oracle databases

In the past, when upgrading a kernel, had to also upgrade OracleASM version to match the newer kernel. I would just go to the Oracle website, browser for the OracleASM version that matches the new kernel, download it, install and test.

Now Oracle has changed the method...
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Posted in RHEL
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How to setup LUKS for RHEL6

Posted 02-08-2016 at 08:17 PM by JockVSJock
Updated 02-08-2016 at 08:20 PM by JockVSJock

Wanted to write up a quick HOWTO on how to encrypt an LVM disk on RHEL6. Linux Unified Key Setup or LUKS is one way to encrypt data at a block level, for a laptop or hard disk. If the laptop is lost or if the system is compromised, then as long as LUKS is used, then the data should be secure.

Again, there are a number of tutorials online that are either missing steps, aren't clear, or are not well explained. I wanted to writeup a step-by-step HOWTO that works with RHEL6, in a...
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RHEL local DVD Repo

Posted 04-23-2013 at 03:37 AM by druuna
Updated 05-16-2013 at 03:52 AM by druuna (added rhel subscription link)
Tags dvd, repo, rhel

This article describes how to make a local repository from a RHEL installation DVD.

First and foremost:
Warning: RHEL is not a free product.

To get access to the fully up-to-date repositories (RHN) a paid subscription is needed.

Without this subscription it will not be possible to get security updates and the newest versions of packages.

An alternative for using RHEL would be CentOS or Scientific Linux. Both are free and almost identical
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