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Configure a Host ISO-based Package Repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM

In this post, I show you how to configure a host ISO-based package repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM running on VMware Workstation.

Configure a Local ISO-based Package Repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM

This post shows you how to configure a local ISO-based repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM using CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1511.iso

My Thoughts on Systemd on RHEL7

This blog post discusses my viewpoint that systemd adds no value when used on an enterprise server such as RHEL7 and, in fact, results in a misuse of scarce corporate or governmental resources for no discernable increase in security or productivity.

McAfee Linux Operating System

The McAfee Linux Operating System (MLOS) provides a standardized Linux-based platform on which various McAfee security appliances are built. All MLOS versions so far have been built from Red Hat sources. There have been three major releases of MLOS to date: MLOS1 – Built from CentOS 5 sources MLOS2 – Built from RHEL 6 sources MLOS3 – Built from RHEL 7 sources Packages are RPM-based as you would expect but the version string is mlos1, mlos2 or mlos3 as shown in he following examples: bind-libs-9.3.6-25.mlos1.x86_64.rpm bind-utils-9.3.6-25.mlos1.x86_64.rpm Note that the operating system used by McAfee Firewall Enterprise (MFE) is SecureOS, a

UCSM Emulator Updated

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.2 (2cPE1), a minor point release, was announced June 4th 2014. The emulator, by the way, is based on CentOS. It adds support for the following new hardware: B260-M4 and B460-M4 blade servers C460-M4 rack server UCSB-F-LSI-400S, UCSB-F-LSI-800M, UCSB-F-FIO-785M, UCSB-F-FIO-365M storage accelerators The default configuration is changed from Mark 2 to Mark 3 blade and rack-mounted servers. All in all a solid point release which installs without a problem in VMware Workstation or Oracle Virtual Box.