Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Release Speed

Background Recently, I came across an article entitled: 5 Reasons Not to Use CentOS. While I actually disagree with all five points from a technical debate standpoint, I think this article is really the result of a few pain points that some developers express when talking about enterprise editions of Linux. Working as a technology

CentOS Post Mortem & Analysis

Background I manage the crunchtools lab and the infrastructure for this blog similar to a development data center. I have a rigorous weekly checklist, which includes optionally applying operating system patches as they are available. I do not perform the updates every week because of time constraints, but when I do, I patch all of

KVM Cluster with DRBD/GFS

Background Recently, I started a project at ( to migrate from VMWare to KVM. Our standard server deployment is based on RHEL5 running on HP DL380 hardware. Given our hardware/software deployment, it made sense to align ourselves with Red Hat’s offering of KVM. We are able to achieve feature parity with VMware server while adding