Red Hat Subscription Reporting Guide




This article will look at the various options available, to do subscription reporting for Red Hat products. Many large organizations sometimes struggle to keep track of what subscriptions are being used, often maintaining their own spreadsheets. This can be very error prone and time consuming. Systems can even be subscribed to the wrong subscriptions, for example a virtual machine running RHEL using a physical subscription. Many Red Hat customers have several different products, not just RHEL and being able to actively inventory the entire subscription landscape is critical.

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The Great Human Experiment: Global Disconnection from Coronavirus



Cornavirus has arrived at the global level, it is likely only a matter of time before it is declared a world pandemic. Most are wondering how long it will stay and when will things go back to normal? Personally I think we reached the point, there will be no going back and that is not necessarily a bad thing. In this article we will discuss why the cornavirus is just as much an opportunity for the human race as it is a threat. We will discuss how technology can help and how a global world can function, disconnected.

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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 learned of the tragic passing of my friend, colleague and mentor Andreas Neeb. I am just now able to gather my thoughts, in an attempt to pass on the lessons I learned from one of the truly great, Red Hatters. First I would like to remember how Andi and I became colleagues and friends.

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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To cloud or not to cloud…that is the question

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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 cloud

There is still a ton of confusion around cloud computing. Not a day goes by that I don’t talk to someone or read something about cloud that has nothing to do with cloud. Continue reading