As Walter Bentley mentions in his webinar, when it comes to technology, a lot of the times we get caught up in details. Technology is actually pretty simple stuff; at a high level we’re dealing with a handful of large components like servers, clouds, virtual machines, storage, applications, and more.
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For Red Hat customers using Satellite 5 and its “System Groups” & “System Group Administrator” functionality, only specified users are allowed to manage certain groups of systems (system groups).
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Remote Execution is a very useful feature of Satellite 6. This long anticipated feature made its first appearance in version 6.2. Much has changed since the days of Remote Command in Satellite 5. Most significantly Remote Execution relies on ssh, instead of a client side daemon. This change introduces some new security considerations for hardened environments. Let’s take a closer look.
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Have you ever found yourself in the position where you have an issue with your Satellite or, maybe you just need to do something to it and you don’t want to be interrupted while doing so? I’m sure all of us have tried to rectify this by sending out emails to nicely ask people not to login or use the environment. How well did that work for you? I know it never worked well for me. Well, I’m happy to say that we now have a better solution, maintenance mode.
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Let’s talk about Ansible for a minute because besides all the hype these days, it’s actually pretty cool and can save you a lot of time and effort.
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Satellite is Red Hat’s content management, provisioning, configuration management, and lifecycle management solution to help keep your infrastructure running efficiently and more securely while reducing costs and overall complexity. Regardless of your what your environment looks like, you can benefit from the configuration management capabilities that Satellite provides. In this short video, we discuss machine provisioning, one of the most popular features of Satellite 6, and demonstrate the Satellite provisioning workflow:
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Many organisations realise that automation is the key to success for maintaining multiple applications, servers, networks, and teams. While the overall concept of automation is easy to grasp, implementing automation requires a set of tools and governance to ensure maintainability and extendibility of not only the automation but the entire IT environment. Here are a few examples of why a defined set of tools and process governance is needed:
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Regardless of what your environment looks like, you need a way to centrally manage, expand, and update workflows to meet business needs. In this short video, we discuss the integration of CloudForms and Ansible, and the benefits this orchestration duo provides for workflow management in your cloud environment.
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