OpenShift Container Platform Monitoring managed with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)

Monitoring of application environments is very important, and there are many kinds of monitoring to consider – infrastructure capacity and availability, as well as application responsiveness and availability to name a few. This is also true in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment, such as one running the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The use of containers mean that applications can be built as an immutable image that is deployed and promoted to multiple hosting environments at a rapid pace. This makes monitoring more complex, and the need for dynamic adaptation to the running environment is key to success. But what is the best way to deploy and manage the monitoring solution itself, which in many cases is also running fully or partially within containers? This is where Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) comes in a useful approach. First, let’s define IaC.

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PAM – Pluggable Authentication Modules for Linux and how to edit the defaults

Originally posted on She ITs and Giggles blog.

Most of us have been using PAM when authenticating without really thinking about it, but for the few of us that have actually tried to make sense of it, PAM is the partner that always says “no”, unless otherwise stated. It’s the bane of any sysadmin’s existence when it comes to making system x secure, and it becomes a major pain point on and off when I forget about the normal rules of engagement.

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Hey Tate: Step by step securing OpenShift and routes with SSL certificates for development

I created this series of videos to show how to first, purchase a domain name for cheap, to use for valid SSL certificates and URLs for all your applications. I do this for learning and developing applications, not just for deploying to production. Then I show how to generate a free SSL certificate for secure, verified https connections to your sites. Then I show you how to run OpenShift locally, from the ground up, with SSL certificates for the web console, and all routes.

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Red Hat Certified Architect program changes

Red Hat Certified Architect is the highest level of certification Red Hat offers.  We are making some changes to the program and the way that we position it to help IT organizations and professionals worldwide better understand the program and what it means to be an RHCA.

For years, in order to earn RHCA you first had to earn Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE.)  As the Red Hat product portfolio expanded into middleware, we expanded the program to provide a path to RHCA for developers who have earned either Red Hat Certified Enterprise Microservices Developer (RHCEMD) or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD.)

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Summertime and the livin is … all about innovation

A collaboration blog with Dynatrace & Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Summer kicked off for Dynatrace in the Boston seaport district this year, spending time with our partner Red Hat at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.  We learned that digital transformation is not just about technology, it’s about changing the culture in which you do business and striving for innovation.

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Connect Ansible Tower and Jenkins in under 5 minutes

Now available on OpenStack 13 – Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators (CL110)

With the June 2018 release of Red Hat OpenStack® Platform 13, you can build an on-premise cloud environment designed to accelerate your business, innovate faster, and empower your IT teams. This version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform specifically integrates OpenShift-Ansible, easing troubleshooting and deployment. Additional features include safeguarding enterprise workloads with hardened security services, helping your organization meet relevant technical and operational controls, delivering new telecommunications-specific features that allow CSPs to easily build innovative and cloud-based network infrastructure, and much more.

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Why I work for Red Hat Consulting

Containers run on Linux. Linux is containers. Red Hat has never been better positioned in the container market, but successful container adoption hinges on a lot more than software containers themselves. Improved software delivery — enabled by containers — requires changes to process, methods, and culture. Enter DevOps.

 

We are seeking open source enthusiasts to join our team — experts and evangelists who want to be at the cutting edge of how customers increasingly do business. Learn why the time is now to join Red Hat Consulting and hear from the team (you may soon be working with)! 

 

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