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ETS now officially supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)!

RHEL is a Linux distribution targeted toward commercial users. It is designed to offers a supported, hardened, enterprise environment that delivers on more efficient operational costs, better reliability, and availability, and better scalability.

The current version of RHEL on campus is 7.

Information will be added here as our Linux service expands.  Your feedback is also appreciated and will be used to inform our growth in this area.


Servers provide network services for people or other computers. Examples are web and database servers. They are generally installed without a graphical interface and do not provide a desktop for personal software use.

For Linux servers, ETS will provide:

  • Virtual Machine Provisioning with RHEL 7
  • Updates/Patching
  • Security Monitoring
  • Service Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Service configuration (e.g.)
    • Firewall
    • Apache
    • MySQL/Maria
    • Certificates
  • Backup and Restore


On your physical workstation, we can provide

  • RHEL 7 with Gnome 3.7 Desktop
  • Software
    • Matlab
    • Cadence
    • Ansys
    • Comsol
    • Abaqus
    • Star-CCM
    • MSC
    • LabView
  • Access with University NetId
  • SSH via VPN
  • Updates/Patches
  • Ability to access P: and Q: drives

Linux News


Congratulations to Phil Duncan of Electrical and Computer Engineering for becoming the School of Engineering’s first Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)!


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Red Hat Linux Training

To ensure high quality Linux service, four members of the School of Engineering have attended training for Red Hat Linux and are currently pursuing certification as Red Hat Certified System Administrators (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE).

These are

Philip Duncan

Howard Ellis

Stephen White

Bob Weiner

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Satellite Update

Satellite is the Red Hat management product designed to keep Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments running efficiently and securely. ITS uses Red Hat’s Satellite to monitor the University’s Linux infrastructure and ensure that it remains patched and up-to-date.

ETS will be installing SSH Keys on the School of Engineering Linux servers so that we can leverage this service. If you are running a Linux server and are not registered with Satellite, one of the members of the Linux Administrator’s group will contact you shortly to discuss installing the necessary keys.

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Linux Links

The following pages provide some useful information for using Linux on campus.  Some of the information may be dated so you have any questions, please ask the SoE Help Desk.  The current version of RHEL is 7.

If you are interested in learning more about Linux in Engineering or are ready to use it, contact the School of Engineering Help Desk at 486-1821 or