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What is the system administration tool supplied with RedHat Linux Enterprise

It's been a while since I dabbled in Linux, and even longer since I used RedHat. The last distribution I used was SuSE. My recollection is that most distributions included a graphical system administration tool. YAST comes to mind, but I don't remember what tool RedHat provides. Can someone fill me in?

We're trying to configure the network interface on a Redhat installation. I thought that it might be easier if we could use the system administration GUI.
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You can use Webmin

http://www.webmin.com/
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At this time, I have access to the console only (via the HMC). That's why I'm leaning towards a native tool - something that was installed by default.
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Or, install Gnome and reboot to a full gui.
network devices are configured in the following files/locations:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* - device ip, mac, subnet, gateway, etc
/etc/sysconfig/network - network/computer name
/etc/hosts - host alias file
/etc/resolv.conf - nameservers

Or using the system-config-tui command suggested by multimac and Jay

Other useful network-related commands: ifconfig, ip, netstat, dig, nslookup, tc

There no all-in-one native tool installed by default on Red Hat or Centos. The closest thing to Yast would probably be Yum the package manager. Yum is a wrapper for rpm that helps solve dependencies for installing/removing software, allows queries, etc. Yum must be run as root or with sudo privileges.

Running a GUI for the most part defeats the purpose of running the server as efficiently as possible since the GUI applications take up a significant amount of resources which would otherwise be used serving your website or other server tasks.
I couldn't find system-config-users, though several of the other system-config-* commands were there.
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