• VDO with Custom Kernel

    (27 Aug 2018)
    VDO itself is available as a pre-packaged RPM via yum repositories for CentOS 7.5 and is prepared for 3.10 kernels specifically. I don't know of any way to make those RPMs compatible with my 4.x kernels, so I chose the build-from-source route.
  • RHEL is No Underdog

    (02 Apr 2018)
    As the Linux-bound industry progresses, I believe that gradually there will be larger gaps between the popular and unpopular Linux distributions in all types of businesses that use Linux. RHEL still makes a very valid case for both enterprise and startup consumption...don't overlook the free features of RHEL for your development projects!
  • Recovering Root Access to Azure

    (10 Feb 2018)
    So you've made a typo in your sudoers file on your linux VM in Azure and now sudo is broken and you don't have the root password. You now have a VM with no ability to get escalated privileges
  • Using your Openshift CDK to Build & Deploy ASP.NET Containerized Applications

    (03 Oct 2016)
    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.
  • A new-”ish” Satellite is in orbit

    (14 Jun 2016)
    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.
  • A New Adventure…

    (02 Jun 2016)
    My expedition to Arctiq began at the age of eight at the green-screen of my dad’s 286 PC running DOS 5. I was completely fascinated! But not by games, as typical among my grade-3 peers, (although Oregon Trail on my school’s Apple II !)) but simply by how the machine worked. At that age, while most kids were fiddling with their Nintendo NES, my father taught me about config.sys, autoexec.bat, EMM memory tuning, direct memory access, IRQ's, system interrupts and file allocation tables. I would watch over his shoulder as he opened up the case and taught me about CPU's, memory, IDE cables, floppy drives, and all the little gotchas to remember about installing components. . These were not lessons you would find your average kid learning at that time (today is a different story!)
  • It’s time to Scale - A look back - Part 1

    (19 Apr 2016)
    It is time for me to "scale-out"...but more on that later! Before I tell you all about my new adventure with Arctiq, I’d like to share with you where I have been and some valuable experiences that got me here.