Guide to meeting Red Hat authors at Red Hat Summit 2018


Early this year the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM launched a free ebook on Red Hat Developers that you can download. Next week I’ll be at the Red Hat Summit 2018 conference in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center speaking and presenting a hands-on lab.

The surprise event is that Red Hat authors will be spending time at the booth where we’ll be signing copies of our respective books. Look for me at the following times at the section labeled DevZone ready to give you and sign a copy of Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM:

  • Tuesday, 8 May: 12:00 – 13:00
  • Thursday, 10 May: 13:00 – 13:45

Should you not be able to make one of the times listed, just stop by for a copy of the book and find me somewhere in the halls, at a session or maybe at a baseball game down the street for a chat and signing. I’m pretty flexible and happy to meet someone interested in the book.

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Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with RHEL

This year you’ve got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you’re trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let’s try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article let’s examine a track focusing only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It’s a selection of labs where you’ll get hands-on with package management, OS security, dig into RHEL internals, build a RHEL image for the cloud and more.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let’s look at the details of each one.

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Security Labs


This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your hands-on time with security focused labs. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most secure environments and applications you can using your open technologies.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap and hypervisor features supported in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor and Red Hat Storage Server to provide direct storage access to GlusterFS volumes.
  • Future features of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor that will help shape the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform roadmaps.

Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices

Successfully deploying and optimizing an Oracle Database environment can be a daunting task. In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The key ingredients for a successful Oracle Database 12c installation.
  • A methodology to diagnose and remove performance bottlenecks by taking a closer look at the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel parameters that can affect the overall performance of an Oracle Database.
  • The steps required for a successful Oracle Database 12c deployment.
  • Different tools within Red Hat Enterprise Linux to troubleshoot and solve kernel parameter tuning-related issues.

If you’re a system, storage, or database administrator deploying and/or managing Oracle Datbase 12c environments, this session is for you.

Moving from Red Hat Satellite 5 to 6: A practical guide

Red Hat Satellite 5 has a massive install base, with tried and true workflows and processes developed over the last decade. With the approaching release of Red Hat Satellite 6, system admins want to know what changes to expect. Because while some tasks have a near 1:1 mapping, many concepts have changed.

In this session, you’ll learn about tasks that remain similar between Red Hat Satellite 5 and 6, and what has changed. Specifically, you’ll learn about content management, system management, activation keys, system registration, groups, system provisioning, and various other tasks and how they work under Red Hat Satellite 6.

Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases

In this session, you’ll learn various aspects of tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize database performance, including tuning the operating system on bare metal and on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. You’ll also learn about:

  • Tuning settings.
  • The impact of tuning through the use of data and charts.
  • Tips on using some of the Linux tools to identify performance issues with examples.

Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.
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