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(dramsey AT fedoraproject DOT org)
 
(dramsey AT fedoraproject DOT org)
 
[[Image:Dramsey_Hackergotchi.jpg|right|Dramsey with friends|thumb|200px]]
 
[[Image:Dramsey_Hackergotchi.jpg|right|Dramsey with friends|thumb|200px]]
Located on the far right of this picture (in the pink shirt,) I am a Fedora 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 user currently experiencing the x86_64 and i686 versions.  I am trying to integrate useful system administration ideas for my Fedora systems.
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Located on the far right of this picture (in the pink shirt,) I am a Fedora 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 user currently experiencing the x86_64 and i686 versions.  I am trying to integrate useful system administration ideas for my Fedora systems.
  
 
* I am very interested in large memory model programs and multi-core computer systems.  I enjoy using virtual machines (VMs) in order to develop a formidable system solution.  Through the use of VMs, I am able to try out a variety of software solutions on a VM prior to installation of the software on my production system.
 
* I am very interested in large memory model programs and multi-core computer systems.  I enjoy using virtual machines (VMs) in order to develop a formidable system solution.  Through the use of VMs, I am able to try out a variety of software solutions on a VM prior to installation of the software on my production system.
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/d/da/3.0.0-1.fc16.x86_64_Screenshot_at_2011-08-31_13-34-48.png Fedora 16] (Verne) two systems running with VMware'''||||||||||
 
|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/d/da/3.0.0-1.fc16.x86_64_Screenshot_at_2011-08-31_13-34-48.png Fedora 16] (Verne) two systems running with VMware'''||||||||||
 
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|'''[http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_4073b178-9918-4efc-a572-49fa7e6874be Hardware Profile 14]'''||'''3.4.9-1.fc16.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||4.0 GB
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|'''[http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_4073b178-9918-4efc-a572-49fa7e6874be Hardware Profile 14]'''||'''3.6.11-7.fc16.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||4.0 GB
 
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/6/63/3.1.7-1.fc16.x86_64_Screenshot_at_01092012.jpg need Hardware Profile 15 data]'''||'''3.4.9-1.fc16.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||4.0 GB
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/6/63/3.1.7-1.fc16.x86_64_Screenshot_at_01092012.jpg need Hardware Profile 15 data]'''||'''3.6.11-7.fc16.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||4.0 GB
 
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/2/27/3.3.0-0.rc1.git5.1.fc17.x86_64_Screenshot_at_02022012.jpg Fedora 17] (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.5.2-3.fc17.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||0.0 GB
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/2/27/3.3.0-0.rc1.git5.1.fc17.x86_64_Screenshot_at_02022012.jpg Fedora 17] (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.9.6-100.fc17.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.6.0-0.rc2.git1.2.fc18.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||0.0 GB
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|'''Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||8.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/5/56/Fedora_15_Screenshot_2.6.36.1-7.rc1.fc15.i686_mm11252010_two.png Fedora 15] (Lovelock) [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/c/c1/Fedora_15_Screenshot_2.6.36.1-7.rc1.fc15.i686_mm11252010.png Rawhide] one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 9 data'''||'''2.6.43.8-2.fc15.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/5/56/Fedora_15_Screenshot_2.6.36.1-7.rc1.fc15.i686_mm11252010_two.png Fedora 15] (Lovelock) [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/c/c1/Fedora_15_Screenshot_2.6.36.1-7.rc1.fc15.i686_mm11252010.png Rawhide] one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 9 data'''||'''2.6.43.8-2.fc15.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''Fedora 16 (Verne) one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 16 data'''||'''3.4.9-1.fc16.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
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|'''Fedora 16 (Verne) one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 16 data'''||'''3.6.11-7.fc16.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/e/ef/3.3.0-0.rc1.git5.1.fc17.i686_Screenshot_at_02022012.jpg Fedora 17] (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.5.2-3.fc17.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
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|'''[https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/e/ef/3.3.0-0.rc1.git5.1.fc17.i686_Screenshot_at_02022012.jpg Fedora 17] (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.9.6-100.fc17.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.6.0-0.rc2.git1.2.fc18.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
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|'''Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware'''||'''3.9.6-200.fc18.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||0.0 GB
 
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|'''Red Hat 6 (Beta) [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/5/50/RHEL_6_Beta_2.6.32-19.el6.i686.jpg Beta] one system running with VMware'''||'''2.6.32-19.el6.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||4.0 GB
 
|'''Red Hat 6 (Beta) [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/5/50/RHEL_6_Beta_2.6.32-19.el6.i686.jpg Beta] one system running with VMware'''||'''2.6.32-19.el6.i686'''||{{Template:Check}}||{{result|inprogress|}}||3.0 GB||4.0 GB
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[[Image:Mm01032011.jpg|right|January 03rd, 2011 Conceptual Drawing of x86_64 & i686 Interoperability|thumb|200px]]
 
[[Image:Mm01032011.jpg|right|January 03rd, 2011 Conceptual Drawing of x86_64 & i686 Interoperability|thumb|200px]]
 
Where I get my [http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 x86_64 and i686 kernels] - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8
 
Where I get my [http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 x86_64 and i686 kernels] - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8
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Good information on [http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges] about Linux Changes especially the 3.6 kernel.
  
 
===system core and memory utilization===
 
===system core and memory utilization===
With 2012, I am re-evaluating and determining how to best utilize the 16 cores and 80 GB of memory for effective systems.  A periodic review of system resources is essential to providing an effective reallocation of system resources similar to the asset management theory.  [[Image:Infra-icon_koji.png]]
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With 2013, I am re-evaluating and determining how to best utilize the 16 cores and 80 GB of memory for effective systems.  A periodic review of system resources is essential to providing an effective reallocation of system resources similar to the asset management theory.  [[Image:Infra-icon_koji.png]]
  
 
* Seven x86_64 systems with two cores each, running about 56 GB of memory.  [[Image:Infra-icon_bodhi.png]]
 
* Seven x86_64 systems with two cores each, running about 56 GB of memory.  [[Image:Infra-icon_bodhi.png]]
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* Place Virtual Machine description URLs, here.
 
* Place Virtual Machine description URLs, here.
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* New motherboard at [http://www.xicomputer.com/products/app/details.asp?ID=22224&Category=motherboard&ComputerID=27&Computer=mtoweropmp#22222 Supermicro® 4-CPU H8QGi+-F AMD® SR5690] [http://www.xicomputer.com/products/app/details-view_v2.asp?display=overview&PartID=22222&Category=motherboard&ComputerID=27&ComputerName=mtoweropmp Supermicro® 4-CPU H8QGi+-F image] with 4x AMD® Opteron™ 6272 2.1GHz- 3.1GHz Max.Turbo-64Bit 16-Core.  Total of 64 cores with an initial install of 64 GB of memory and a maximum 1 TB of memory.
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[[Image:H8QGi%2B-F-2.jpg|right|Supermicro 4-CPU H8QGi+-F image|thumb|200px]]
  
 
==Software which I like to have running on my systems==
 
==Software which I like to have running on my systems==
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;:[http://www.skype.com/apps/tracking/commissionjunction.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eskype%2Ecom%2Fgo%2Fgetconnected%3Fcm%5Fmmc%3Daffiliate%2D%5F%2Dcommission%5Fjunction%2D%5F%2Dbanner%2D%5F%2Dskype%5Fkey%5Ffeatures_pid=%zp To facilitate phone calls around the world, I use '''unlimited world Skype''' for '''only $12.<sup><small>95</small></sup> per month'''] or free Skype to Skype chat, audio, and video for "[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/ Windows], [http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/ Mac OS X] or [http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/ Linux]" even for "[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/iphone/ iPhone.]"
 
;:[http://www.skype.com/apps/tracking/commissionjunction.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eskype%2Ecom%2Fgo%2Fgetconnected%3Fcm%5Fmmc%3Daffiliate%2D%5F%2Dcommission%5Fjunction%2D%5F%2Dbanner%2D%5F%2Dskype%5Fkey%5Ffeatures_pid=%zp To facilitate phone calls around the world, I use '''unlimited world Skype''' for '''only $12.<sup><small>95</small></sup> per month'''] or free Skype to Skype chat, audio, and video for "[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/ Windows], [http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/ Mac OS X] or [http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/ Linux]" even for "[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/iphone/ iPhone.]"
 
==Things I do==
 
==Things I do==
;:Both x86_64 and i686 versions of Fedora 9, Fedora 10, Fedora 11, Fedora 12, Fedora 13, Fedora 14, Fedora 15, and Fedora 16 DVDs and USB Distribution in Japan [http://www.e-akihabara.jp/en/ see Akihabara "Electric City"] and [http://www.umd.edu/ The University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland]
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;:Both x86_64 and i686 versions of Fedora 9, Fedora 10, Fedora 11, Fedora 12, Fedora 13, Fedora 14, Fedora 15, Fedora 16, Fedora 17, and Fedora 18 DVDs and USB Distribution in Japan [http://www.e-akihabara.jp/en/ see Akihabara "Electric City"] and [http://www.umd.edu/ The University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland]
 
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Revision as of 04:49, 17 June 2013

Contents

David Ramsey

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About Dramsey

Email: MailTo (dramsey AT fedoraproject DOT org)

Dramsey with friends

Located on the far right of this picture (in the pink shirt,) I am a Fedora 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 user currently experiencing the x86_64 and i686 versions. I am trying to integrate useful system administration ideas for my Fedora systems.

  • I am very interested in large memory model programs and multi-core computer systems. I enjoy using virtual machines (VMs) in order to develop a formidable system solution. Through the use of VMs, I am able to try out a variety of software solutions on a VM prior to installation of the software on my production system.
  • My next training classes will be the "Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning" - RH442VT, "Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services" - RHS333, and "Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration" - RHS429 as well as "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update Course" - RHUP305

Virtual Machine Information

FYI on Virtual Machine Information integration

Current running systems

Using embedded code have updates automatically done for running systems' status

x86_64 architecture systems

Version Kernel Status Running Memory Swap space
Fedora 14 (Laughlin) one system running with VMware Hardware Profile 10 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 15 (Lovelock) Rawhide one system running with VMware Hardware Profile 13 2.6.43.8-2.fc15.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 16 (Verne) two systems running with VMware
Hardware Profile 14 3.6.11-7.fc16.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 4.0 GB
need Hardware Profile 15 data 3.6.11-7.fc16.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware 3.9.6-100.fc17.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 0.0 GB
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware 3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
8.0 GB 0.0 GB

i686 architecture systems

Version Kernel Status Running Memory Swap space
Fedora 14 (Laughlin) Rawhide and Beta one system running with VMware Hardware Profile 7 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.i686.PAE Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 15 (Lovelock) Rawhide one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 9 data 2.6.43.8-2.fc15.i686 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 0.0 GB
Fedora 16 (Verne) one system running with VMware need Hardware Profile 16 data 3.6.11-7.fc16.i686 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 0.0 GB
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) one system running with VMware 3.9.6-100.fc17.i686 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 0.0 GB
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) one system running with VMware 3.9.6-200.fc18.i686 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 0.0 GB
Red Hat 6 (Beta) Beta one system running with VMware 2.6.32-19.el6.i686 Checkmark.png
Inprogress inprogress
3.0 GB 4.0 GB

x86_64 and i686 kernels

January 03rd, 2011 Conceptual Drawing of x86_64 & i686 Interoperability

Where I get my x86_64 and i686 kernels - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 Good information on http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges about Linux Changes especially the 3.6 kernel.

system core and memory utilization

With 2013, I am re-evaluating and determining how to best utilize the 16 cores and 80 GB of memory for effective systems. A periodic review of system resources is essential to providing an effective reallocation of system resources similar to the asset management theory. Infra-icon koji.png

  • Seven x86_64 systems with two cores each, running about 56 GB of memory. Infra-icon bodhi.png
  • Three i686 systems with two cores each, running about 12 GB of memory. Infra-icon cvssource.png
  • Total allocated memory for systems will be ranging at about 68 GB of memory and will leave about 12 GB of memory free and four cores for the host systems operations. Infra-icon bugzilla.png
  • Add additional resource diagrams.
  • Place SELinux reference URLs, here.
  • Place Virtual Machine description URLs, here.
Supermicro 4-CPU H8QGi+-F image

Software which I like to have running on my systems

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Here are some relevant system administrator links:

Red Hat Magazine - try searching for the RHCE Tips and Tricks

opensource.com - The open source story continues to grow

The Geek Stuff - good to review

Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition - directory of Linux commands

10 Sites Offering Free Linux Courses Online - free online learning

13 Of the Best Linux Tutorials and OpenCourseWare on the Web - free tutorials

12 Amazing and Essential Linux Books To Enrich Your Brain and Library - recommended books

Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Academic Editions Server - practice on Red Hat based systems
  1. aide
  2. dsniff
  3. hdparm
  4. iotop
  5. logwatch
  6. nmap
  7. ntop (considering)
  8. tripwire
  9. wireshark
  10. xosview

Some system information

Food for thought

Idea.png
This is a tip
My current workstation has eight (8) x86_64 computing cores and 16 GB of RAM as well as four 500 GB harddisks (SATA Seagate 7200.12.) The Seagate 7200.12, 500 GB harddisk is only "one" platter and is very quiet as well as very low power consumption and fast for my use. I am considering a plan on doing an upgrade to the Seagate 7200.12, 1 TB harddisk next calendar year. Another workstation has arrived with eight (8) x86_64 computing cores and 64 GB of RAM.
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Another tip
Google's IPV6 web site - http://ipv6google.com/ try it.
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This is important
A finding on my behalf regarding concurrent guest operating systems is to keep the ntp time clock in sync between the variety of guest VMs.
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This is something else important
Fedora 12 Alpha with 3072MB of RAM. After that amount of 3 Gigabytes (GB) RAM, the 32-bit kernel is abending. Also, the "Swap" space is defined about 4 GB.
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This is a note
The Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 Alpha version's "Swap" space are defined about 3 GB, versus the Fedora 9 and 10 versions' "Swap" space are defined about 2 GB when all versions were provided 1.5 GB of RAM.
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This is an additional note
At this time, I am not really very impressed with the dracut product. The dracut execution time was about 15-25 minutes to update my kernels dependent on the virtual machine being used. As of September 22nd, 2009, I have used dracut about 40+ times. Maybe when the F12 Beta and/or F12 Final Release are made, dracut will be better. Update, with F12 Beta and RCs, the dracut execution time is now about 2-3 minutes.
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This is a warning
A little FYI on updating to the 2.6.31-2.fc12.i686 and 2.6.31-2.fc12.i686.PAE kernels, a separate rpm install was needed of the bindutils-2.19.51.0.14-31.fc12.i686.rpm package from the original install media's iso, in order to address the bindutils dependency prior to updating to the 2.6.31-2.fc12.i686 and 2.6.31-2.fc12.i686.PAE kernels.
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This is a caution
Currently, the Virtual PC 6.0.156.0 and the F12 Alpha iso are having some serious problems with getting X to work. Therefore, my /etc/inittab file on those test subsystems is set to run at runlevel 3 instead of 5.

Previous running systems

Dramsey
Version Kernel Status Memory Swap space
Fedora 9 (Sulphur) 2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686 Checkmark.png 1.5 GB 2.0 GB
Fedora 10 (Cambridge) 2.6.27.30-170.2.82.fc10.i686 Checkmark.png 1.5 GB 2.0 GB
Fedora 11 (Leonidas) 2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 and 2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686.PAE Checkmark.png and Checkmark.png 1.5 GB and 1.5 GB 3.0 GB
Fedora 12 (Constantine) Alpha 2.6.31-33.fc12.i686 and 2.6.31-33.fc12.i686.PAE Checkmark.png and Checkmark.png 1.5 GB and 1.5 GB 3.0 GB
Fedora 12 (Constantine) Alpha, Beta, and RC two systems running with VMware Hardware Profile 1Hardware Profile 2 2.6.32.26-175.fc12.i686.PAE Checkmark.png and Checkmark.png 3.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 13 (Goddard) two systems running with VMware Hardware Profile 3 Hardware Profile 4 2.6.34.7-66.fc13.i686.PAE Checkmark.png and Checkmark.png 3.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 13 (Goddard) Beta and Security Spin two systems running with VMware Hardware Profile 5 Hardware Profile 6 2.6.33.5-112.fc13.i686.PAE Checkmark.png and Checkmark.png 3.0 GB 4.0 GB
Fedora 14 (Laughlin) three systems running with VMware Hardware Profile 11 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.x86_64 Checkmark.png 8.0 GB 4.0 GB
Hardware Profile 12 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.x86_64 Checkmark.png 8.0 GB 8.0 GB
Hardware Profile 8 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.i686.PAE Checkmark.png 3.0 GB 4.0 GB

Locations

  1. Tokyo, Japan &
  2. The University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
Dancing penguin

Projects

Fedora Purchases

I purchased my Fedora Polo Shirts here at, Custom-embroidered logo shirts and apparel by Queensboro located in North Carolina, for $9.95 each or Fedora Hat for $5.95, including shipping. The place is called, "http://www.queensboro.com/" use this information for the Fedora Logo.
I purchased my Fedora Buttons here at, Custom Buttons, Promotional Buttons located in Ohio, for $18.⁰⁰ (100 quantity,) including shipping
To facilitate phone calls around the world, I use unlimited world Skype for only $12.95 per month or free Skype to Skype chat, audio, and video for "Windows, Mac OS X or Linux" even for "iPhone."

Things I do

Both x86_64 and i686 versions of Fedora 9, Fedora 10, Fedora 11, Fedora 12, Fedora 13, Fedora 14, Fedora 15, Fedora 16, Fedora 17, and Fedora 18 DVDs and USB Distribution in Japan see Akihabara "Electric City" and The University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
Echo-ambass-48px.png Fedora Ambassadors
Spreads Fedora around the globe
Fedora Ambassador for Japan and Maryland

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System Data URLs

  1. How do I know how many file descriptors are being used system-wide in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
  2. Operating System Tuning Parameters
  3. Phoenix/Tools
Fedora_9_and_Fedora_10
Fedora_11
Fedora_12_Sun_VirtualBox