Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Satellite 7

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Satellite 6.6.2

On 18 June 2020, Dana Singleterry of Red Hat Product Management gave the following presentation to the Foreman Community, discussing Red Hat Satellite 7 and 6.8. There are big caveats in the presentation in terms of roadmap plans and dates being subject to change, but as a Red Hat Satellite user you’ll find some of […]

Ansible

Ansible sudo

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sudo-ansible

Ansible is a fantastic tool for automating your environment. The thousands of modules that are available, comprehensive documentation and low barrier of entry have seen it rise to prominence in the enterprise. As with any new tool, everyone soon learns of it’s power and wants to take advantage of it. Limitations The enterprise IT environment […]

HOWTO

systemd user services

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systemd user services

Since it’s initial release in 2010, systemd has found it’s way into the majority of Linux distributions and introduced a standard way of configuring and managing services. RHEL 8 includes systemd version 239 and introduced many new features such as: Unprivileged unit files Dynamic users Improvements to systemctl and journalctl Resource management with cgroup v2 […]

Ansible

Ansible Patch and Reboot

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Satellite 6.6.2

This is a sample playbook which can be used to apply patches to a server and perform a reboot if one is required. This makes use of the handy needs-restarting command from the yum-utils / dnf-utils packages. The vars listed here are suggestions and can be updated to suit the requirements of your environment. For […]

HOWTO

RHEL 8 QCOW KVM

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RHEL 8 KVM QCOW

I recently needed to bring up a temporary RHEL 8 VM on my laptop so that I could do some testing. My laptop dual boots Fedora and RHEL and makes use of the free Red Hat Developer Subscription. In this instance I am doing all my work from that RHEL installation (RHEL 8 makes for […]

HOWTO

Fedora 32 on a ThinkPad P1

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P1 CPU Fan Speeds

Following on from the successful RHEL8 on a ThinkPad P1, Fedora 29 on a ThinkPad P1 and Fedora 30 on a ThinkPad P1 installations I thought I would do a quick post on installing Fedora 32 on the ThinkPad P1. Before we begin, a couple of Fedora 32 resources which may be useful: Fedora 32 […]

Red Hat Satellite

Satellite 6 Reporting

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Satellite

Satellite 6.5 introduces a brand new feature – the Satellite Reporting engine. The default reports shipping with this release are: Applicable errata (are my servers up to date with patches?) Host Statuses Registered Hosts (IP Addresses of hosts, O/S versions, Subscriptions, etc) Subscriptions As a result, these are a very good starting point on which […]