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It is my hope that this will be useful to others as well. In any case this is a place for me...


My name is Jim Wildman and I have been hanging around Unix and Linux since 1985. I've made a living doing SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux and general technical consulting in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, finance and online environments. I've worked for some of the largest companies in several of those fields as well as mom and pop shops. Hopefully, I've learned a thing or two along the way. I've passed the RHCE exam twice as well as 2 of the RHCA courses. I was an active participant in the Central Ohio Linux Users Group (http://www.colug.net) for many years. You can find some of my presentations at that website.

The Goal:

Specifically I am going to document my 'mobile lab' which allows me to leverage my bus ride to my real job. Most of the recipes will be aimed at a 30 minute (or less) completion time. As you can extrapolate, I have a 40 minute bus ride :-). I am going to include both the howto's and the whys for the various choices I make. The choices I make may not be the ones you make (if you chose to follow along) but I will try to provide enough 'why' that you can season to taste.

The Basics:

I will demonstrate how to use Centos 5 and the included Xen to build a mobile lab and then to incrementally install key pieces of infrastructure for running and managing various enterprise solutions. All of my setup files and scripts will be placed under the GPL (if needed) and uploaded to this blog and perhaps other sites.

The Hardware:

I'm doing this work on a Toshiba Satellite C645 laptop with 3G of RAM, an AMD P320 Athlon II cpu and a 250G harddrive. It's plain jane, straight from Microcenter. At this point, I believe all of the software that I need will be either in the CentOS repos or rpmforge. I will keep the OS updated as appropriate.

The OS setup:

As stated above, it is straight CentOS 5. I don't see any sense in doing it on another platform since RHEL dominates the corporate market (plus it is what I know). If there are limitations, I am going to have to work around them for customers anyway, so might as well do it here.

The software:

In scope at the moment

that should keep me busy for a while.

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