I’m back! And I’m leaving Extraordy company…

Yesterday I resigned from Extraordy company, after few months. I’m very sad but I could not continue this way.
I began to work for Extraordy in November and from November I spent all my free time for studying and work for Red Hat certification exams. Of course I learned a lot of things but I saw that I could not do anything than study. I did not have free time for this blog, for drive my moto, for the gym, for friends and for my girlfriend.
How did it happen? Basically as instructor I have to study new training courses and of course, new releases of products ( OSP 13, RHEL 8, etc.etc. ) and at same time I have to work for the new certifications. I need my time to study each argument, to take a good practice and finally to teach it. But my times are longer than needed that’s why I used all my free time, trying to match the training courses table. I did not speak with another company, for the first time in my life I resigned from a company before to sign a contract with a new one. From the 17 June I will be out from Extraordy, so let’see what will happen!
In the meanwhile I want to work on two exams: Ansible and Openshift, but without to hurry, with the right time.

Can’t wait to write here again with a lot of cool stuff 🙂

Got certified as Redhat Architect!!

Yesterday I passed the last exam in my path, so I get certified as Redhat Architect!!! Now things are getting serious and challenging 🙂
In December I got certified as Redhat Certified Instructor and now as Redhat Architect. Anyway, I already tought about a new challenges because this is just a new beginning, this is NOT the end.
Let’s continue to work hard, never stop learning !

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.