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Linux Server support skills for Wintel bods

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by jk2447, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi,

    Start on the Wintel team soon supporting NT4 up to 2008 but I'm keen to start building up some Linux server skills. I also sit near to the Unix guys so I could learn a trick or two providing I'm not a complete newb.

    Do we have any Wintel/Server Support guys you also have to cover Linux servers? I'm just after some advice on where to start, books, websites, CBTs or courses that you've found useful. I'm thinking of using the Red Hat certification trail as a guideline but I'd only sit the exams if I fancied challenging my knowledge.

    Any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks

    Jim
     
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  2. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    Back when I worked at a financial org, I was one of the few Wintel guys in the DataCenter... The others were almost exclusive Linux/Unis or IBM specialists.

    It was very interesting to speak with them about the tech they supported and I picked up some cool know-how, but it's a very tough job learning and mastering all that tech. You can easily have your hands full in just one branch, nevermind trying to learn a completely different OS, tech suite and way of delivery related to this.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I hear ya mate, I'll have my hands full in the new role plus covering VMWare and Citrix, both of which I've not done before :S I think I'll just carry on my bits as a hobby, maybe the odd question for the unix lads. Thanks mate, typical me trying to run before I can walk
     
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  4. UncleBeard

    UncleBeard Nibble Poster

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    Nowadays it easy to play with Linux of course with Virtual Box or VMWare, and you can download ready to play ISOs for just about any purpose, ready configured from places like www.turnkeylinux.org
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Cheers mate, don't get me wrong I've had a dabble, I was more looking for someone who supports wintel and linux servers, but nice one all the same.
     
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