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Most of my experience has been with Debian and Ubuntu. But I recently bought one of Michael Jang's RHCSA/RHCE study guide. The book is written for Redhat 6 and I'm using CentOS 7 to practice. I noticed that when the book says to use init.d to start a service it doesn't work, for example
and to start the service I have to:
systemctl start vsftpd
Is this a difference with version 7 or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks. Well, I picked up a used copy of the RH 6 edition. I don't have much RHEL or clone distro experience so I have plenty to learn and I'll connect the dots where needed for things that have changed since I'm using CentOS 7 for my example machines
That might get pretty ugly - why not just download CentOS 6.6 ?.
There is that much difference? I am doing self study and would like to attempt to take the exam in about a year. My thinking is that I'm using my laptop as the one physical test system and already have installed CentOS 7 and 2 vms and configured networks, made ks files, ftp and apache servers etc. I like some of the new features on the laptop since it's my every day computer also.
...but at work (where I barely get to touch linux systems) we just moved to RHEL 6 and I'm sure we'll be on that for a few years the way things operate there so learning 6 specifically is probably beneficial. I guess I can keep my laptop on 7 and run 6.6 on the vms for the labs.
No /sbin/init (systemd), no iptables (firewalld), no netstat (ss), no ifconfig. Best check the release notes.
Originally Posted by Ryanms3030
I am doing self study and would like to attempt to take the exam in about a year. (..) at work (where I barely get to touch linux systems) we just moved to RHEL 6 and I'm sure we'll be on that for a few years the way things operate there so learning 6 specifically is probably beneficial.
I haven't been on the forums for a while so I guess I don't get out much and I have missed the flame wars.
So now I'm running CentOS 7 on my laptop as my physical host computer and installing multiple CentOS 6.6 KVM machines to complete all of the exercises in the study guide. The good thing is I have had to redo the first 5 or 6 exercises about 3 times each so far so I'm getting some good repetition.