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Amit Caleechurn



Amit Caleechurn born in 1982 on the paradise island (Mauritius). His first experience with computers started at the age of 11, discovered Linux in 1999 and fell instantly in love. Quickly got accustomed to the basics, followed his first Linux Administration course in 2001, followed shortly by Linux Security , took some months' holidays from work in 2007 to complete his RHCE (805007092328507)in India. He completed his RHCSS/RHCDS in 2010 and is currently working on achieving RHCA, being just short of one exam (EX442). Shortly after completing his RHCE certification he moved to a Software Technology Provider. He was previously responsible for assembling & programming slot machines and surveillance equipment, having followed courses in these fields in Singapore, Russia and Ukraine. Currently he implements/maintains Open Source technology in his company starting from Samba PDC/389DS, mail/web servers to server consolidation using KVM. He is also a part time lecturer teaching Linux (Red Hat/CentOS & Fedora) Administration to professionals from various companies willing to make the switch. He has been a user of Fedora since Core 1 and admires the work the fedora team makes to bring cutting edge technology to end users.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fedora/RHEL/CentOS
  • Samba (cross platform integration)
  • 389DS/RHDS
  • FreeIPA
  • Spacewalk
  • Virtualization (Xen/KVM/oVirt)
  • Web and application servers
  • Tuning & troubleshooting
  • System automation and management

Programming Languages

  • Bash Essentials
  • Perl Essentials


  • English
  • French
  • Hindi


  • Red Hat Certified Data Centre Specialist (RHCDS)
  • Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE RHEL5)
  • Novell Data Center Technical Specialist (DC Tech Spec)
  • Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-1)
  • Enterprise Network Security & Management (AUF Transfer 1.3)
  • Linux Advanced Administration
  • Linux Advanced Mail Administration
  • Linux Firewall Solution
  • Linux System and Network Administration
  • Programming with Perl
  • Bash Scripting Essentials

Novel Certification:

LPI Certification:


Promote the use of Open Source software and Linux in Mauritius

Organize install fests and distribute free Fedora media

Write technical articles/documentation for the community

Master and maintain a custom spin of Fedora called SnowBird Linux