[Freeipa-users] Got a minute to help a n00b w/IPA server on CentOS 6.4?

2013-11-05 Thread Pablo Carranza
Greetings!

I only recently stumbled upon FreeIPA and am salivating at the mouth (sorry
for the gross mental picture!) in excitement.

Twice now, I've tried to install IPA server on a Centos 6.4 VPS at
DigitalOceanhttps://www.digitalocean.com/price-comparison-chart/?refcode=47494ed444e1;
only to helplessly watch the install process hang at some point after
executing sudo ipa-server-install.

My 'Google skillz' are failing me in that I've only been able to find these
tutorials (neither of which, unfortunately, address the issue I'm
encountering):

   - http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-freeipa-with-replication
   -
   http://sgros.blogspot.com/2012/06/installing-freeipa-on-minimal-centos.html
   - http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_6p=ipa

1.) Does anyone know of any good documentation out there on deploying IPA
server on CentOS (or, is it not advisable to do such a thing)?

I'm relatively 'green' in the Linux world and got started by diving into
Ubuntu.

2.) Is it possible to run a production server with IPA server on Ubuntu?

Since stumbling onto FreeIPA, I've finally started looking into Fedora.
While Fedora looks very interesting, most of the Internet-chatter I've
encountered seems to recommend CentOS over Fedora for (RedHat-alternative)
production servers.

3.) Any reason why a production server could not have IPA server on Fedora?

TIA!

-Pablo

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Re: [Freeipa-users] Got a minute to help a n00b w/IPA server on CentOS 6.4?

2013-11-05 Thread Rob Crittenden

Pablo Carranza wrote:

Greetings!

I only recently stumbled upon FreeIPA and am salivating at the mouth
(sorry for the gross mental picture!) in excitement.

Twice now, I've tried to install IPA server on a Centos 6.4 VPS at
DigitalOcean
https://www.digitalocean.com/price-comparison-chart/?refcode=47494ed444e1;
only to helplessly watch the install process hang at some point after
executing sudo ipa-server-install.

My 'Google skillz' are failing me in that I've only been able to find
these tutorials (neither of which, unfortunately, address the issue I'm
encountering):

  * http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-freeipa-with-replication
  * http://sgros.blogspot.com/2012/06/installing-freeipa-on-minimal-centos.html
  * http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_6p=ipa

1.) Does anyone know of any good documentation out there on deploying
IPA server on CentOS (or, is it not advisable to do such a thing)?


It should be fine, lots of folks do it. The RHEL documentation is 
probably your best bet. See the Identity Management Guide here, 
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/?locale=en-US


To diagnose the hanging installer we'd need to see the server install 
log, /var/log/ipaserver-install.log.




I'm relatively 'green' in the Linux world and got started by diving into
Ubuntu.

2.) Is it possible to run a production server with IPA server on Ubuntu?

Since stumbling onto FreeIPA, I've finally started looking into Fedora.
While Fedora looks very interesting, most of the Internet-chatter I've
encountered seems to recommend CentOS over Fedora for
(RedHat-alternative) production servers.


No. The dependencies we need are not there yet, though it is being 
worked on.




3.) Any reason why a production server could not have IPA server on Fedora?


It can work and some people have done it but Fedora moves quickly with a 
release every 6 months or so which is too fast moving for some.


rob

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