Self-paced labs at Red Hat Summit

One of the most popular draws at every Red Hat Summit is our instructor led training. Experts on platform, middleware, and cloud technologies show you how to make the most of Red Hat technologies, with direct, hands-on exercises. Of course, this popularity means the classes fill up quickly after Summit registration opens earlier in the year. So it’s a particular challenge to deliver more hands-on experience, something we know you value.

This year at Summit, Red Hat Global Learning Services took on this challenge. GLS’ years of experience in delivering effective, practical training, combined with the flexibility of Red Hat’s open source products, have resulted in a self-paced learning lab. The lab operates alongside our instructor-led training sessions and the Taste of Training sessions. These are all located in Ballroom B on the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center.

With well over a hundred laptop stations available, you can take any open seat at any time during lab hours to learn about technologies that interest you. Over a dozen of Red Hat’s products are represented, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Gluster Storage, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and more.


The lab provides handouts to walk you through critical skills with specific hands-on exercises. Each one takes between 15-45 minutes depending on the material, and you can move at your own pace. Typical exercises include:

  • Deploying a multitiered application in containers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • Migrating Red Hat Satellite 5 to Satellite 6
  • Building and deploying an app on OpenShift
  • Tuning SELinux policy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

There are also plenty of teaching assistants monitoring the lab all day. They’re happy to help if you run into problems, or if you just want to dive deeper or better understand a specific technology.

If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on a Red Hat product that interests you, come visit and enjoy the self-paced learning lab here at the Summit starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.