Since the release of CentOS 5.5 we noticed that the default CentOS install assigns a considerable amount of its available storage space to Swap. If you don’t catch this during the installation don’t worry, Logical Volume Manager or LVM will rectify this post install.
LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large ones. The term “volume” refers to a disk drive or partition thereof.
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A quick post to share this mostly unknown gem that Dell manages it’s own Open Manage Linux Repository.
Read more: http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/OMSA
To get your CentOS server installed with Server Administrator set up the Dell Open Manage Repository like so:
# wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
Then install the Server Administrator
# yum install srvadmin-all
Finally browse to your newly installed Open Manage Server Administrator and monitor your Dell hardware.
Log on screen – Use your root username and password
Main Screen after log on
TIP: After installing the Dell Server Administrator get your service tag number from your CentOS Linux server by running
# dmidecode -s system-serial-number
If Linux distributions were stocks and you an investor you wish you’d have invested in CentOS. Time to sell what’s left and get yourself some steady and stable CentOS stocks, well at least according to Google Insights.
It’s a great day for CentOS and its community because, according to Web Technology Surveys, in July 2010, “For the first time, CentOS is now leading the Linux distribution statistics on web servers with almost 30% of all Linux servers.”
Read more at W3Techs