RHCA and blog a bit delayed

Actually I’m working and studying as hell for my job, I have very very low free time.
My RHCA goal ( planned for last December ) is delayed, and unfortunately same for my blog posts 😦
In one month I should have enough free time for write many posts ( I want to share everything I’m learning 😀 ) and I will begin to study about Kubernetes/Openshift, I’d like to take the Openshift certification. Can’t wait for it !!


Got Certified as Redhat Official Instructor!!

In December I went in Stuttgart for a 3 days training course in Redhat.
I had the pleasure to meet and to learn from a lot of interesting people coming from any part of the world ( Egypt, Austria, Dubai, Russia, Poland, … )
The last day I worked for the exam and I passed it, taking the RHCI ( Redhat Certified Instructor ) certification!
Now I’m an official Redhat instructor for cloud/devops/platform training courses, I’m very satisfied about this role!

Let’s rock this 2019 😀

Fedora installation on my new laptop!

Two days ago I received a new laptop from Extraordy.
It’s a DELL Inspiron 7386 with a valid processor,memory and nvme disk.

I initially was not able to install Fedora because the system did not see the disk. Looking to the BIOS/UEFI I changed a SATA parameter, from RAID to AHCI.
The boot after I succesfully installed Fedora.
This is how actually the system recognizes the disk:

[root@asuka ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 326AD1E9-8032-4E34-B4F3-3FA0CF174EE7

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/nvme0n1p1 2048 411647 409600 200M EFI System
/dev/nvme0n1p2 411648 2508799 2097152 1G Linux filesystem
/dev/nvme0n1p3 2508800 499017727 496508928 236.8G Linux LVM

IBM acquired Redhat

Yesterday night I got the news, Redhat has been acquired by IBM. I still can’t believe it.
I already saw what happened when ORACLE acquired Sun Microsystems and I hope to not see someting like that again.
Starting from the 1 November I’ll begin to work for Extraordy and I’m a bit worried. Jboss and GFS could die but what about the opensource? Redhat is one of the biggest opensource players in the world.
What’ll happen? It seems for 1 year nothing should change and later Redhat should be autonomous. Let’s see.
In the meanwhile I need 1 exam to reach the RHCA level and I will work for it. After I’d like to learn GCP or AWS, or both.
Honestly I begin to think that IT it’s too dynamic, you work hard planning a path and in a short time everything changed.

Redhat Satellite 6.3: new virt-who configuration via dashboard

One of the new features of Satellite 6.3 is the virt-who configuration from the dashboard.
In the 6.2 release, for example, you must manually install the virt-who service and create configuration files under /etc/virt-who.d directory.

From the 6.3 release you can deal with virt-who from the new dashboard menu:



After the configuration, you will have two options:

1) Run an hammer command for the configuration

2) Copy and paste a script to the system. This will install virt-who service, will create the configuration file under /etc/virt-who.d and will start the service. I played with the second choice, cool! 🙂
In this case you automatically have the encrypted password inside the configuration file.

Meet a Sun Microsystems guy in the gym

Yesterday I was training in the gym when I saw a guy with a Sun Microsystems t-shirt. I tought “WHAT, I must ask him about that t-shirt”.
I spoke with him and I knew he was an ex-technician in Sun Microsystems Italy. I asked his name and after I said “we spoke via mails and tickets”. In that moment I realized I had in front of me one of the most famous Solaris italian guru!!! I wanted to ask him multiple questions but I did not want to bother him 🙂
Unfortunately he left Oracle for another company, we spoke a bit about Solaris old times. How nostalgic!!