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Old 12-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
jackhaitran
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Hi all,

I am a new member on this site. I come from a Windows background and want to take the RedHat System Admin class. I want to install a Linux distribution on my stand alone (possible on a VM and an intel-based). My question is which one is better suited for me in preparing for the training. Should I install RHEL 5, Centos, Fedora or Ubuntu? I really appreciated your response.

-Jack
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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For training or certification, obviously RedHat. But since RHEL is not free (as in beer), go with CentOS.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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Thanks AlucardZero for the quick response. What if I have a copy of RHEL that I can use? Also how about Fedora? Since I heard CentOS is geared toward server.

I also do not know if I can install RHEL on VMware.

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For training or certification, obviously RedHat. But since RHEL is not free (as in beer), go with CentOS.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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As AlucardZero said, RHEL if you can (but note you have to pay for support & updates), else Centos (free version of RHEL; no support but you DO get updates).
Forget the rest.

As for VMware, start here http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/2009/...nfrastructure/ and/or just google it.


RHEL 5 Admin HOWTO http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html.
NB: RHEL 6.0 is just out, but you may(!) be able to go with 5. You should phone RH and ask.
Centos 6.0 is not out yet; I'd guess early next yr...
 
Old 12-07-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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Well, for a RedHat course, Ubuntu is right out because it's not RH-based.

I am not familiar with what a "RedHat System Admin" class entails. I imagine it would focus on RHEL, which is a server OS.

If you really want a more desktop-geared OS related to RedHat, then yes Fedora is the choice.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 10:11 PM   #6
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Thank you, Alucard and Chrism01. I will try with CentOS since it is the most relevant to my training.
 
  


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