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11. Documentation

Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is comprised of 18 separate documents. Each of these documents belongs to one or more of the following subject areas:
  • Release Documentation
  • Installation and Deployment
  • Security
  • Tools and Performance
  • Clustering
  • Virtualization

11.1. Release Documentation

Release Notes
The Release Notes document the major new features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Technical Notes
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Notes contains detailed information specific to this release, including: Technology Previews, package change details and known issues.
Migration Planning Guide
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Migration Planning Guide documents migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.


The Migration Planning Guide also documents the packages and drivers that are discontinued or deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

11.2. Installation and Deployment

Installation Guide
The Installation Guide documents relevant information regarding the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Deployment Guide
The Deployment Guide documents relevant information regarding the deployment, configuration and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Storage Administration Guide
The Storage Administration Guide provides instructions on how to effectively manage storage devices and file systems on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. It is intended for use by system administrators with intermediate experience in either Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora distributions of Linux.
Global File System 2
The Global File System 2 book provides information about configuring and maintaining Red Hat GFS2 (Global File System 2) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Logical Volume Manager Administration
The Logical Volume Manager Administration book describes the LVM logical volume manager, including information on running LVM in a clustered environment.

11.3. Security

Security Guide
The Security Guide is designed to assist users and administrators in learning the processes and practices of securing workstations and servers against local and remote intrusion, exploitation and malicious activity.
SELinux User Guide
The SELinux User Guide covers the management and use of Security-Enhanced Linux for those with minimal or no experience with the framework. It serves as an introduction to SELinux and explains the terms and concepts in use.
Managing Confined Services
The Managing Confined Services guide is designed to assist advanced users and administrators when using and configuring Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). It is focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and describes the components of SELinux as they pertain to services an advanced user or administrator might need to configure. Also included are real-world examples of configuring these services and demonstrations of how SELinux complements their operation.

11.4. Tools & Performance

Resource Management Guide
The Resource Management Guide documents tools and techniques for managing system resources on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Power Management Guide
The Power Management Guide explains how to manage power consumption on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems effectively. This document discusses different techniques that lower power consumption (for both server and laptop), and how each technique affects the overall performance of a system.
Developer Guide
The Developer Guide describes the different features and utilities that make Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 an ideal enterprise platform for application development.
SystemTap Beginners Guide
The SystemTap Beginners Guide provides basic instructions on how to use SystemTap to monitor different subsystems of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in finer detail.
SystemTap Tapset Reference
The SystemTap Tapset Reference guide describes the most common tapset definitions users can apply to SystemTap scripts.

11.5. High Availability

Cluster Suite Overview
The Cluster Suite Overview document provides an overview of High Availability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Cluster Administration
The Cluster Administration document describes the configuration and management of Red Hat High Availability systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Virtual Server Administration
The Virtual Server Administration book discusses the configuration of high-performance systems and services with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) system.
DM Multipath
The DM Multipath book provides information on using the Device-Mapper Multipath feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

11.6. Virtualization

Virtualization Guide
The Virtualization Guide details the process to install, configure and manage the virtualization technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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