Enterprise Linux News

RHEL 8.3 is now available – Release Notes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 is now available. Here’s a link to the release notes. https://t.co/a4Kxdm4LFr — Unix Sys Admin (@UnixSysAdmin) November 5, 2020 from Twitter https://twitter.com/UnixSysAdmin What’s new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3? Enhanced container tools, more system roles and new cloud admin tools just for starters Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 supports […]

Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Satellite 6.8 is now available

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Satellite

Good news! @RedHatSatellite 6.8 is now available! https://t.co/ycZsR3HdsA Note that this release fixes several CVEs! — Unix Sys Admin (@UnixSysAdmin) October 27, 2020 from Twitter https://twitter.com/UnixSysAdmin Red Hat Blog – Red Hat Satellite 6.8 is now available with upgrade improvements and IPv6 support Red Hat Satellite 6.8 Documentation RHSA-2020:4366 – Security Advisory – Important: Satellite […]

Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Satellite 7

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Satellite 6.6.2

Update: On 16 September 2020, an additional presentation was made to the Foreman Community which highlights some new timeframes for Satellite 7. I’ve updated the article below to reflect these changes. On 18 June 2020, Dana Singleterry of Red Hat Product Management gave the following presentation to the Foreman Community, discussing Red Hat Satellite 7 […]

Ansible

Ansible, Satellite and Katello Automation

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Katello 3.16

Katello and Red Hat Satellite are great tools for managing the lifecycle of your servers. From provisioning to content to patch management, the tools have made great strides over the last few years. In preparation for the Red Hat Satellite 7 release, I thought I would take a look how to spin up a Katello […]

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 […]