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Old 01-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #31
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Greetings everyone,

First post.

I am a former Solaris Admin. My company recently switched over to Red Hat RHEL. I want to ramp myself up to become certified with the RHCSA, then later with RHCE.

I got the Michael Jang book, and no sooner did I crack it open, I discovered if I want to get the most out of it, I will need to have another server to play on. Of course, the CPU needs to be 64 bit, and I happen to have two old 32 bit desktops collecting dust at home, so I cannot use them.

I do have a laptop running Windows 7 that is 64 bit, but I am leery of using a dual-boot solution to install RHEL6 Server on it.

So I think what I want to do is go out and find a good bargain on a bare bones server, or workstation, that fits the system requirements (which I am finding to be rather nebulous)

Would I be fine running RHEL 6 Server on any 64 bit dual-core or more desktop with >=4GB Memory? Or will I be wasting time and money?

I really want to get the most out of the labs in the book, and I cannot begin using them until I have a box running Linux. I do not want to install any OS other than RHEL6, as I do not want to be confusing myself too much.

So can anyone please share what they have done? what works? what doesn't? Is it possible for me to get a cheap 64 bit desktop, load it with RHEL 6 and run all the labs? Or do I really need to have actual server hardware for this.

Thanks!

-Bob
I dual booted Windows 7 and CentOS 6. Ran KVM for the virtual machines on the CentOS 6 partition.

I did this along with Jang's Book to get my RHCSA/RHCE

-C
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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Well I now have RHEL 6 Workstation installed on my new computer and I am posting this reply from it



I bought this one

DELL i570-5556NBK
AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 (3.00GHz, 2MB Cache)
4GB, DDR3, 1333MHz, 4 DIMM
1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

The installation went slicker than dog snot.

I will now commence to plowing through all the chapters soaking up all I can. Perhaps, I will start new threads discussing each chapter as I go? May be good for me and anyone else who cares to talk out some of the topics.

Wish me luck!

Enough for tonight though, still recovering from my weekend...


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Old 01-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #33
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Well I now have RHEL 6 Workstation installed on my new computer and I am posting this reply from it



I bought this one

DELL i570-5556NBK
AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 (3.00GHz, 2MB Cache)
4GB, DDR3, 1333MHz, 4 DIMM
1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

The installation went slicker than dog snot.

I will now commence to plowing through all the chapters soaking up all I can. Perhaps, I will start new threads discussing each chapter as I go? May be good for me and anyone else who cares to talk out some of the topics.

Wish me luck!

Enough for tonight though, still recovering from my weekend...

Good luck! If you have any questions feel free to ask - It's a LOT of material to cover; but not impossible :-)

-C
 
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