Build EC2 RHEL Client Box for Development

In this post I’ll describe creating an EC2 RHEL 8.0 client instance that will be used for accessing and administering various DB instances in AWS. I’ll start with instantiating a t2.medium sized instance in us-east-2 region with default 10 GB root disk. Pricing is reasonable at $0.0464 per Hour. I used RHEL-8.0.0_HVM-20190618-x86_64-1-Hourly2-GP2 (ami-0520e698dd500b1d1) AMI for… Read More Build EC2 RHEL Client Box for Development

Installing Python 3.6+ on Nodes on CentOS 6.5 (also install PIKA)

We recently upgrade our Vertica cluster to 9.x, however our OS is still CentOS 6.5. OS upgrade to 7.x will be scheduled in near future. CentOS 6.5 still comes with base Python 2.6.6 and Vertica processes are DEPENDENT on core Python. Upgrading Python Core on Vertica cluster/nodes presents its reiks and challenges. To be safe… Read More Installing Python 3.6+ on Nodes on CentOS 6.5 (also install PIKA)