Delivering "Push Button" Automation Integrating CloudForms and Ansible Tower

15 Feb 2017 ~4 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Today I will be taking you on a quick expedition on how you can integrate two modern Red Hat products to help automate your business. In this example, the button writes to the /etc/motd file of a specific VM using a very simple role from Ansible Galaxy.

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Arctiq's Top-List for 2016

31 Dec 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Drumroll please.... Welcome to the Arctiq Top-List for 2016!

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Microsoft Really Does (Heart) Linux!

29 Dec 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

When the world's two foremost data centre operating system companies start collaborating, we should all sit up and pay attention! The marriage between Microsoft and Red Hat is more than simply intriguing. Approximately one year into their “partnership” we are starting to see some real collaborative outcomes.

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OpenShift on Azure... Eh ?

05 Dec 2016 ~6 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

There have been a few options over the past year or so but those offerings looked much more like a traditional managed service offering than a real 'Cloud' IMHO. Personally I always felt that Amazon EC2 would be the first to open their doors to Canadians but Microsoft beat them across the boarder.

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Integrated Security with Black Duck Hub and Jenkins

24 Nov 2016 ~7 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

This article is a follow-on from our recent Practice Safe DevOps event, where we demonstrated development tooling capabilities focused on the Enterprise, with enough extensibility to bring the corporate security requirements INTO the development process rather than AFTER the deployment process.

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Firewalls aren't enough, Avoid Exploits with automated Patch Management

09 Nov 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

So let’s jump right in… what can happen when you’re environment is not security compliant and your organization is not patching your systems on a regular basis? The importance of patching regularly is a challenge many organizations face. There are times when development cycles, unportable code, lack of time and lack of discipline can prevent systems from being patched. Let’s also not forget about the whole change management challenge and testing requirements.

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It's time to build an application pipeline... OpenShift 3.3 integrated Jenkins pipeline demo"

07 Nov 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Everyone wants to achieve better code promotion automation, which is generally referred to as 'being agile' and moving to 'Continuous Deployment, Delivery, and Integration'. I know from experience this was very difficult in the world of virtual machines and bare metal servers, but thanks to container orchestration technologies you will see (in the video below) that times have changed and it’s not so hard anymore.

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Changing the default SSL certificate on your OpenShift routers

05 Nov 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

While it may not be a frequent task, updating SSL certificates is necessary from time to time. In this post, we will illustrate one method of changing these certificates with minimal impact to the production cluster.

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Cleaning the Dirty COW - Emergency Patching in Satellite 6

02 Nov 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

In today's short video, I'm going to demonstrate how to perform emergency patch management in Satellite 6. In specific, I will walk through patching an errata that was released by Red Hat to address a kernel vulnerability recently found called 'Dirty Cow'

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Marrying VM's & Containers to AutoScale RethinkDB with Kubernetes

03 Oct 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

In this Blog I am going to show you how to take advantage of traditional virtualization but also utilize containers and kubernetes to manage real-time scale requirements in an unpredictable application environment.

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Using your Openshift CDK to Build & Deploy ASP.NET Containerized Applications

03 Oct 2016 ~6 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Since we can now deploy our ASP.NET applications inside OpenShift the game has changed. We can benefits for all the platform automation and integration that OpenShift provides.

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Productive Developer Tools - Deploying OpenShift "Container Development Kit"

26 Sep 2016 ~11 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Think of it as OpenShift 'In a Box', enabling developers or infrastructure teams to get hands on experience with OpenShift without needing access to a full virtual or physical environment.

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Day 2 Operations: Performance Monitoring of OpenShift with Sysdig Cloud

23 Aug 2016 ~6 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

When allowing production workloads to run on your cluster, you will likely need a separate management platform to handle performance monitoring and alerting. In this blog, we will explore Sysdig Cloud, which is a SaaS monitoring solution that focuses on container infrastructure monitoring

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Openshift Enterprise 3.2 in Action... Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Github

23 Jun 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Arctiq recently hosted a technology event in Toronto - Containers are Brewing - End to End Delivery and Orchestration - where I provide a live demo utilizing Redhat Openshift Enterprise 3.2 - PaaS. I utilized 2 public projects from Redhat that were presented last year on-stage at the annual Redhat Summit Conference. You can use this blog and video to give it a try for yourself. We made a few changes to the projects, you can find them here on Github

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Curator Deployment in OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 and 3.2

21 Jun 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

ArctiqTeam

Curator allows operators to define how long elasticsearch indices should be retained. On a defined daily schedule it will purge any qualified indices from elasticsearch.

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A new-”ish” Satellite is in orbit

14 Jun 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

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In mid 2014 Red Hat released the first Satellite 6 version to the market as a beta and followed up quickly with a 2015 GA release of version 6.1, which marked a milestone in the systems management arena.  So what is Satellite?  What makes 6.1 so different?  This is the first part in a focused series of blogs targeted at breaking down the components of Red Hat Satellite to better understand the reasons why and how to transition successfully to the new and improved Satellite.

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