CentOS LVM Resize

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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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Dell and CentOS the Perfect Combination

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:

Then install the Server Administrator

Finally browse to your newly installed Open Manage Server Administrator and monitor your Dell hardware.


Log on screen – Use your root username and password

Dell Open Manage Server Administrator

Main Screen after log on

Dell Open Manage Server Administrator Main

TIP: After installing the Dell Server Administrator get your service tag number from your CentOS Linux server by running