Chapter 10. Managing Server Software

Although more and more Fortune 500 companies are embracing Linux, its adoption still appears to be more prevalent in the small to medium (SMB) market. In companies that adopt Linux as a standard, DBAs often perform or share the system administration responsibilities. Often for budgetary constraints, DBAs in the SMB space have more involvement in operating system maintenance. For larger companies, a true delineation of roles and responsibilities exists. For DBAs who perform software management roles in the Linux world, in particular Red Hat and Oracle Enterprise Linux, this chapter is for you.

In this chapter, we will take a bare-bones Red Hat installation and register the Red Hat server to Oracle's Unbreakable ...

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