Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Latest Enterprise Linux OS from Red Hat Shines in Server Room Roles
Latest Enterprise Linux OS from Red Hat Shines in Server Room Roles
by Jason Brooks
Virtualization Host Install Option
I was pleased to find an easy virtualization host option in the RHEL 6 installer—something I missed in recent tests of Fedora 14.
The graphical tools that ship with RHEL 6 have improved over the years, but I'm looking forward to testing Red Hat's separate RHEV management package.
Windows Server 2008 on RHEL 6
I installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 guest instance atop my RHEL 6 host.
Guest Instance Registration Miscues
It took me a bit of time to figure out how to take advantage of the guest allowances for RHN that come with RHEL 6 entitlements.
I put one of my RHEL 6 VMs to work hosting an instance of Mediawiki.
After creating a Control Group to ensure that I didn't lose access to my host, I began cloning and firing up enough VMs to overcommit my available RAM.
RHEL 6 on the Desktop
While aimed primarily at server roles, RHEL 6 can also perform well as a desktop operating system.
I was able to launch a Firefox instance within an SELinux-powered security sandbox.