Favorite links and pages of the week – 12/20

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat Announces New OpenShift Certification, Services Speak
Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year – Read Rafael Guimarães’ story & submit your own for this years contest!, Services Speak
Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year – Read Sean Millichamp’s story & submit your own for this years contest!, Services Speak
Red Hat Pushes RHEL 7 into Beta, ITBusinessEdge
Dell and Red Hat team to sell enterprise OpenStack, Network World
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure Named Top Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product in 2013 TechWorld Awards, WebWire
Red Hat Updates OpenShift PaaS To Spur Easier Private Cloud Adoption, ntegration developer news
Bundle up and save! Get a Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter, Services Speak #RHWP2013

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 12/13

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat Announces OpenShift Enterprise 2 – And the PaaS Wars Get Ever-Murkier, Forbes
Red Hat OpenShift upgrade reaffirms commitment to PaaS, NetworkWorld
Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, TechRepublic
10 reasons your enterprise should adopt Red Hat 6.5, TechRepublic
Bundle up and save! Get a Red Hat scarf when you bundle a course + exam this winter, Services Speak #RHWP2013

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 12/06

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat Debuts Cloud, Virtualization, Security Updates with RHEL 6.5, The VAR Guy
How to use a Red Hat Storage volume as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Cinder block storage back end, Services Speak
Certified Red Hat Linux Alternate Training Scheduled Saturday, Monday, and Thursday Evenings, /training/etc
Red Hat Drives IT Modernization and Scale with ServiceNow, Hispanic Business
Bundle up and save! Get a Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter, Services Speak #RHWP2013

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How to use a Red Hat Storage volume as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Cinder block storage back end

by Rudi Kastl, curriculum manager, Red Hat

By default, the packstack installer uses either a volume group named cinder-volumes or a loopback device as back end for the Cinder block storage service. For professional purposes, this is not enough; the usual requirement is to have a redundant storage back end. If you have an existing Red Hat Storage service, you might want to use one of the GlusterFS volumes as back end for the block devices your virtual machines use in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform cloud.

Before starting the configuration, you must remove all existing Cinder volumes, or you will run into problems. To figure out if there are any existing volumes with your current Cinder setup issue:

source /root/keystonerc_admin
cinder list

If there are any volumes listed, delete them with:

cinder delete volumename

Now that you have a cleaned-up Cinder setup, you can configure the back end to exclusively use the Red Hat Storage GlusterFS volume(s).

Start off by installing the GlusterFS-fuse package on the Cinder host, available in the Red Hat Storage Native Client repository from Red Hat Network.

yum -y install GlusterFS-fuse

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Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013

Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013, 10th – 12th December 2013, in Barcelona, Spain

It’s your chance to meet top executives from Red Hat and to discuss the truly innovative joint technology offerings that HP and Red Hat have been developing together for more than a decade. Plus get familiar with our solutions and find out how you can win a free Red Hat OpenStack training and/or free Red Hat OpenStack exam from Red Hat Training and Certification.

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 11/15

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Bundle up & save! Get this Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter #RHWP2013, Services Speak
Red Hat and Partners Deliver Certified OpenStack Solutions at Feverish Clip, The Wall Street Journal
Fedora, Red Hat’s community Linux, turns 10, ZDNet
Red Hat Ramps Up Virtualization and Cloud Initiatives, ServerWatch
Red Hat Aims to Manage More Clouds With CloudForms 3, eWEEK

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Installing OpenStack with PackStack

by Forrest Taylor (Red Hat)

To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform manually can be an odious task, but packstack can assist in making the installation much easier and consistent. Normally, packstack is run from the controller node, which can either be a physical machine or a virtual machine.

Start by installing the machine with the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Subscribe to the Red Hat OpenStack channel, as well as any other channels desired.

Next, install the openstack-packstack package using yum:
~]$ sudo yum install openstack-packstack

As root, use packstack to generate an answer file:
~]# packstack –gen-answer-file ~/answers.txt

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