I know that this topic only vaguely
relates to this mailing list, but I thought I'd start here. If anyone
has a better location for me to look at for this information, please feel
free to tell me.
Okay, here's my scenario. We are
an IBM POWER7 shop and have several instances of Apache running on our
POWER7 for customer information lookup, part ordering, etc. What
I am attempting to do is setup a web server as a virtual machine in Fedora
16 as a front-end to all of these servers to perform the following tasks:
- centralized access to all of the sites
- a table of contents/central portal
- a server that, when the POWER7 is
down for backup and/or maintenance, it can provide a 'Temporarily Out Of
Service' message to any users attempting to access these sites with a message
of 'The system is down for (whatever the reason). It will be back
up by (time).'
- Another development/deployment platform
other than our POWER7 for testing/learning/etc. since setting up a virtual
host on Apache under Linux means that it is something that I can do instead
of involving our POWER7 administrator since he is as busy as I am
In an effort to answer some questions
in advance, here's some things that I can offer:
Why am I using Fedora 16?
We are an electronics manufacturing
company and that is what my Engineering department uses for their development
purposes. I am not married to using Fedora 16 - I have been working
with Engineering a lot in the last several months performing virtualizations
of several Linux boxes so in an effort to be of better assistance to them,
I decided to start this project using Fedora and have learned a lot.
Am I open to other linux distros?
Sure. You've got another suggestion,
please throw it my way. I'm MORE than willing to listen
What are the specs of the Fedora box
It's a Dell desktop, x64 with 8 Gig
of RAM and a 2.8 (I'm pretty sure) GHz processor. It's got a 2TB
hard drive, but I doubt that'll matter
If anyone would like any additional
clarification/details or does have any recommendations, please feel free
to e-mail me directly as I do only get this list in its digest form.
Thanks in advance,
_____________________________________________________________________ Charles Buege
| The Morey Corporation
| Research and Development/IT Special
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