For reference by all of those Linux admins (will be an evolving blog):

Create Swap file:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap/swap1 bs=1024 count=8388608  , where 8388608 is 8GB
# mkswap /var/swap/swap1
# swapon /var/swap/swap1

About the author:

Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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