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October 27, 2015

UW-IT Standard Managed Servers: Changing to CentOS Operating System Nov. 18

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To take advantage of cost savings and to adopt an operating system commonly used in commercially provided cloud products, UW-IT is changing the default Unix operating system for its Standard Managed Server service from RedHat Enterprise Linux version 6 to CentOS version 6 on November 18. The switch will not require a server reboot and will be seamless to users. Customers of UW-IT’s self-managed Standard Hosted Server service also can take advantage of CentOS, as UW-IT will offer instructions and consulting for IT staff interested in the change; contact help@uw.edu.