Evolution of Red Hat Courses and Exams with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

by Pete Hnath (Red Hat)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 represents an exciting next step in the continued evolution of the product family and is perhaps the most comprehensive update in the 11 years I’ve been with the company. New tools such as systemd, firewalld, OpenLMI and others changes the paradigm for enterprise Linux administration by providing greater centralization and automation for the administrator. Other enhancements improve performance, security and scalability. Red Hat Training has substantially updated the RHCE level curriculum to integrate these improvements. The technical changes in the new release are such that even veteran, practicing Linux administrators should consider taking additional training.

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Favorite links and pages of the week – June 6, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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Sign up to receive a monthly email update on Red Hat Training courses,events, and more!, Red Hat
Guest Blog Post: Manage Solaris with Spacewalk and Red Hat Satellite, Services Speak
MEDIA ALERT: Red Hat to Host Virtual Event, “Redefining the Enterprise Operating System,” on June 10, 2014, Market Watch
Red Hat brings OpenShift closer to the enterprise, CIO
Blog Post: Red Hat Certification Program Changes 2014, Services Speak
Red Hat Finally Gets A Piece Of The HANA Action, EnterpriseTech

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Favorite links and pages of the week – May 23, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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Blog Post: Red Hat Certification Program Changes 2014, Services Speak
Red Hat CTO: 5 Business Benefits of Open Source Software, HuffingtonPost
Through May 31, 2014, save 15% on any two Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® courses. Sign up today!, Red Hat
Red Hat Announces ManageIQ Community for Open Source Cloud Management, MarketWatch
Red Hat acquisition of Inktank beefs up its storage, TechTarget
Tesora Announces OpenStack Collaborations with Open Source Leaders, Red Hat and Mongo DB, MarketWatch
Red Hat Boosts Storage Capabilities With Inktank Deal, Enterprise Tech

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Announcing the 2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

by Holly Neal

Thank you to all Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) worldwide who submitted their story to become the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year for 2014. We received many outstanding stories. Congratulations to all RHCPs who use their Red Hat certified skills to enhance their IT environments.

The Red Hat® Training and Certification team congratulates Jorge Juarez Acevedo of Mexico for being selected as the 2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

Mr. Acevedo conducted several key projects as the IT Manager at Banco Azteca in Mexico. Banco Azteca operates in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador and Brazil and it is one of the largest banks in Mexico in terms of coverage. With more than 6.8 million savings accounts. In addition to consumer credit for goods. Banco Azteca offers personal loans, credit cards, as well as car loans, among other types of credit. Banco Azteca also offers payroll systems. Acevedo leveraged his RHCSA, RHCE, RHCVA, and RHCDS certification skills to make better use of Red Hat solutions and add more value to Banco Azteca Business.

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Top 10 posts of 2013

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

As we gear up for the coming year, it would be criminal for us to not to do our very own Top 10 list while we say good night to 2013. Miss something over the last 12 months? Here are our most popular posts from 2013, in their glorious and original form:

Tuning your system with tuned, Wander Boessenkool

Announcing the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening, Randy Russell

Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification, Iain Gray

Guest post: Journey to RHCE and beyond, Christian Stankowic

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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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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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