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OpenShift

OpenShift Service Mesh Getting Started Guide

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Overview In this article we will explore the OpenShift Service Mesh and deploy a demo application to better understand the various concepts. First you...

OpenShift Operator Getting Started Part I

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Overview In this article we will introduce the concept of Operators, the Operator Framework and Operator Lifecycle Management. This article is part of a ser...

Getting Started with Machine Learning

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source: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2017/07/24/5-questions-to-ask-about-machine-learning/ Overview In this article we will dive into machine learning. We ...

Disaster Recovery with Containers? You Bet!

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Overview In this article we will discuss the benefits containers bring to business continuance, reveal concepts for applying containers to disaster recovery...

Storage for Containers Overview - Part I

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Overview This is a six part series dedicated to container storage. The article series is a collaboration between Daniel Messer (Technical Marketing Manager ...

OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 Lab Setup

22 minute read

Overview OpenShift Enterprise is a PaaS platform that enables digital transformation. It lets you build and run traditional (mode 1) as well as cloud-native...

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OpenStack

OpenStack Swift Integration with Ceph

11 minute read

Overview In this article we will configure OpenStack Swift to use Ceph as a storage backend. Object of cloud storage is one of the main services provided by...

OpenStack Manila Integration with Ceph

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Overview In this article we will configure OpenStack Manila using CephFS as a storage backend. OpenStack Manila is an OpenStack project providing file servi...

OpenStack: Integrating Ceph as Storage Backend

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Overview In this article we will discuss why Ceph is Perfect fit for OpenStack. We will see how to integrate three prominent OpenStack use cases with Ceph: ...

OpenStack Neutron: Configuring L3 HA

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Overview In this article we will look at how to setup L3 HA in OpenStack Neutron. OpenStack networking can be rather complex, certainly when coming from a t...

OpenStack Keystone: Integrating LDAP with IPA

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Overview Keystone is the identity service in OpenStack responsible for authentication of users and services. Keystone leverages tokens which are transient i...

Auto Scaling Applications with OpenStack Heat

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Overview In this article we will look at how to build a auto scaling application in OpenStack using Heat. This article builds on the following previous arti...

OpenStack Tips and Tricks

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Overview In this article we will look at some common OpenStack Kilo configuration optimizations and other tricks. This is by no means a comprehensive guide,...

Auto Scaling Instances with OpenStack

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Overview Intelligently and automatically scaling applications based on resource requirements is at the heart of the OpenStack value proposition. It is one o...

Enterprise OpenStack: RHEL OSP

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Overview As of today there are over eleven OpenStack services and more are coming. Each service has complete isolation from other services and that allows Op...

Building Custom Dashboards in OpenStack Horizon

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Overview Horizon is an OpenStack project responsible for providing a dashboard. It brings together all OpenStack projects in a single-pane-of-glass. The belo...

OpenStack Multiple Node Configurations

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Node Types OpenStack can be deployed in a single-node or multi-node configuration. For the purpose of this post I am going to assume you understand OpenStack...

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CloudForms

OpenShift Showback Reporting using CloudForms

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    Overview One of the most important capabilities of any platform in today's service driven, pay-as-you-go economy is metering and showback. Without a soli...

Deploying CloudForms in the Azure Cloud

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Overview In this article we will deploy the CloudForms appliance in the Azure cloud. CloudForms is a cloud management platform based on the opensource proje...

Governing the Cloud with CloudForms

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Overview In a previous article it was stated that cloud in not a technology but rather an architectural methodology of resource governance that utilizes unde...

Red Hat CloudForms Overview and Setup

9 minute read

Overview CloudForms is an upper-layer management abstraction that allows an organization to manage private, public and virtual infrastructure seamlessly from...

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Ansible

Ansible Tower Cluster Configuration Guide

10 minute read

Overview In this article we will setup and configure an Ansible Tower cluster on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). If you are interested in a single all-in-o...

Ansible Getting Started Guide

31 minute read

Overview Automation is one of the most critical areas of improvement in most organizations. Today, most companies are in the process or re-inventing themsel...

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General

Red Hat Subscription Reporting Guide

6 minute read

source: https://www.cio.com/article/3199910/zuora-blazes-a-new-trail-to-the-subscription-economy-and-a-post-erp-world.html Overview This article will look a...

My Mentor and Friend Andi Neeb

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Andi Presenting at Ansible Roadshow in June 2019 Andi and I in the lounge on our way back from a sales kickoff in 2016 It has been a few weeks since I lear...

2015 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,70...

To cloud or not to cloud…that is the question

9 minute read

Iceland  - has possibly the cheapest, most reliable energy source in the world and as such is not a bad place to build a cloud. Attempting to understand clo...

The meaning of “midnight code junkie”

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There is something romantic about coding, the flickering of the monitor, your ideas coming to life, no rules and in the darkness of night when your are too t...

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RHEV

RHEV - Importing OVA Templates

3 minute read

Overview Virtual machine disk images are specific to hypervisors and each hypervisor has its own format. Open Virtual Format (OVF) is a packaging standard de...

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Containers

Containers in Large IT Enterprises

35 minute read

Overview As this will be the last article of 2017 I wanted to do something different and get away from my typical how-to guides (rest assured I will continu...

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Cloud

Building A Niche Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach

27 minute read

source: https://innolectinc.com/how-smart-is-your-team/teamwork-ants-building-a-house/ Part I: Birth of the Niche Cloud? Part II: Building a Niche Cloud: A...

The Birth of the Niche Cloud?

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source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_niche Part I: Birth of the Niche Cloud? Part II: Building a Niche Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach Overview In...

AWS Security Lessons Learned

10 minute read

My Story Once upon a time not too long ago, I had a project to transport data in and out of S3 using Java. Things started off rather smoothly. Within about 3...

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Satellite

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KVM

KVM Development Guide

11 minute read

Overview This guide will go through how to configure your Java development environment, connect to KVM and provide some Java code examples for interfacing wi...

KVM Installation and Configuration

3 minute read

Overview KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) is a Linux kernel module that allows a user space process to utilize hardware virtualization capabilities. When people...

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Storage

Ceph: the future of Storage

16 minute read

Overview Since joining Red Hat in 2015, I have intentionally stayed away from the topic of storage. My background is storage but I wanted to do something el...

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code

CI/CD with Ansible Tower and GitHub

20 minute read

Overview Over the last few years CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) thanks to new technologies has become a lot easier. It should no longe...

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RHEL

Rename network interfaces in RHEL 7

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Overview RHEL 7 has a new feature called "consistent network device naming". The idea is to regardless of NIC hardware have consistent interface names and no...

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Clustering

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Azure

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Ceph

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RHV

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cloud-native

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