Needing to use RHEL on a project forced me to write up these docs, as I spent days and days (even with druroot already having done CENTOS install months and months before) trying to get the install script to work. After many tries and just starting with CentOS on Rackspace Cloud (pretty standard stuff) I found that this was now the best way to go with all the recent changes and lack of consistent documentation on Aegir on CentOS/RHEL w/ the newest Drush and Drush_make changes.
I had pointed my domain name at mediatemple vps, so I simply setup an A record there to point to my Rackspace Instances IP. (If you have not checked out rackspace cloud vs. Amazon's "interesting" offerings you seriously should.) Then I went and added DNS entry on Rackspace clouds DNS tab. So I setup the hostname on the instance (ssh in) like:Read more
Aegir is a distributed provisioning system for Drupal that allows you to manage thousands of sites across as many concurrent instances of Drupal on as many servers as you need. It's built on Drupal itself, so that your user interface to the system becomes a 'meta-drupal' site, with nodes representing all of your hosted sites and all of the components of your hosting environment.Read more