Introducing the Red Hat Innovation Center

by Justin Hayes (Red Hat)

Like many organizations, Red Hat Consulting constantly seeks ways to eliminate organizational inefficiencies in our business operations. These inefficiencies typically deal with how our consultants are trained on cutting edge technologies, how our sales force demonstrates product capabilities to our customers and prospects, and how our technical groups request operational environments (virtual machines, platforms, etc.)

To attack this problem, a team of architects and consultants set out to design, implement, and operationalize a system that will reduce these inefficiencies. This system is called the Red Hat Innovation Center (RHIC). Its vision is twofold:

1. To demonstrate Red Hat products’ features and capabilities through a solutions-oriented approach based on real world use cases.
2. To enable our consultants to quickly and efficiently learn our technologies by lowering the barriers to entry to internal training.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Nominations open for Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, RedHat
Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
WEBINAR: Taste of Training: Red Hat Storage Server volume high availability with CTDB, RedHat
Red Hat’s big data strategy: a full stack approach, ZDNet
Red Hat doubles down on platform-as-a-service (PaaS), NetworkWorld
Red Hat open sources its take on Hadoop, GigaOm

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Nominations open for Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, RedHat
Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
Preparing for Red Hat exams, Part II, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat adds cloud, storage and virtualization support, TalkinCloud
Supercharge your web applications using JBoss Data Grid, JBossCommunity
Whitepaper: The best Red Hat Enterprise Linux experience with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and RHN Satellite, ITWorld
How to manage apps in the cloud with RHC, OpenShift

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Guest post: Preparing for Red Hat exams

by Kenneth Poliran

Below is the second in a series of posts by actual Red Hat Certified Professionals offering their preparation tips for taking Red Hat exams. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s and not necessarily those of Red Hat Training.

When I began with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), I started with zero knowledge. As a system administrator, I had been working mostly on other operating systems, but not on RHEL. I had been asked to set up a server for a client that wanted a Linux environment because of its stability and performance with clustered environments, so I quickly browsed for Red Hat courses for and enrolled in class. After completing the course, next came the heart-stopping RHCSA exam, but I wasn’t that worried since I felt prepared for that day.

My preparation/suggestions:

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Nominations open for Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, RedHat
Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
Tip/Trick: Command-line interfacing with RHEV 3.1, ServicesSpeak
Industry Q+A: Open source in government, GovTech
EPSA streamlines web application platform and improves user experience with JBoss Enterprise Middleware, RedHat
HP and Red Hat partner on premises and in the cloud, VAR Guy
Open hybrid cloud: have you thought of everything?, GigaOm

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Using the command-line interface of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1

by Rob Locke (Red Hat)

One of the new features introduced in version 3.1 of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a command line interface (CLI) to connect to the manager. The CLI also contains a scripting system, which helps system administrators perform periodic maintenance or repetitive tasks on their virtualization environment.

Communication with the RHEV Manager is secured through the use of a certificate that needs to be downloaded from the manager:

$ wget http://rhevm.pod0.example.com/ca.crt

Connect to the RHEV Manager using the rhevm-shell command (referring to the downloaded certificate):

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Nominations open for Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, RedHat
Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
WEBINAR: Innersource Fundamentals: Egalitarianism, Meritocarcy and Measuring Success, RedHat
Preparing for Red Hat exams, ServicesSpeak
RedHat expands cloud management services, ZDNet
Torque IT takes its Red Hat portfolio to the top, ITWeb

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Guest Post: Preparing for Red Hat exams

by Anderson Silva

Below is the first in a series of posts by actual Red Hat Certified Professionals offering their preparation tips for taking Red Hat exams. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s and not necessarily those of Red Hat Training.

I have been working for Red Hat for over 5 years, and throughout these years I have had the opportunity to take several Red Hat Training courses and earn a few certifications. These certifications include: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHEL5, 2007), Red Hat Certified Architect (2010) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHEL6, 2012).

So, when I read that the good people at Red Hat Training were looking for some ‘How do you prepare’ for Red Hat training courses and exams, I thought I had something to offer.

Red Hat Training courses are usually set up in a small classroom environment with 4 days of lectures, Monday through Thursday, and the exam on Friday. Throughout the years, the amount of time the exam takes has changed a bit, but one can be sure to take up at least your entire morning on Friday.

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