Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat enables administrators to quickly serve application developer customers by deploying a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure that streamlines the application service delivery process. OpenShift Enterprise does this in a highly efficient, fine-grained, multi-tenant cloud architecture that maximizes infrastructure utilization. This enables developers to quickly focus on what matters to them: writing code.

Join us for an in-depth, 2-hour lab focusing on the system administration of OpenShift Enterprise 2 and highlighting the deployment of a PaaS application. This detailed and interactive lab will be assisted by the very friendly developers, engineers, and consultants working on OpenShift.

After an overview of OpenShift Enterprise, you’ll deploy your own basic PaaS in a configuration that consists of 1 broker and 1 node. A more advanced configuration consisting of a distributed architecture will be demonstrated and discussed. And using you own configuration, you’ll verify the successful installation. (Various administrative actions will be demonstrated, prior to you exploring them on your own.) In addition, client tools will be installed and configured so that you can deploy an application either using a command-line interface or the web-based console.

Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

The Linux logical volume manager (LVM) provides advanced features for the management of storage, data redundancy, data archival, and simplified recovery techniques.

This 2-hour lab will cover everything from the basics of storage device management to the advanced implementations of data protection and recovery. It will:

  • Include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to give you a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of LVM.
  • Briefly cover LVM basics.
  • Detail the new and emerging features including RAID, snapshots, thin provisioning, thin snapshots, snapshot merging, and LVM caching (i.e. SSDs over HDDs for performance).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management

As hands-on lab participants, you’ll learn how to set up an instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management. You’ll:

  • Install a basic operating system.
  • Configure host-based access control, centrally-manged users, groups, sudoers, automounts, and SELinux profiles using a web GUI.
  • Integrate with NFS, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.
  • Explore the high availability options for Red Hat Enterprise identity management.

Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides a robust capability to manage system resources without the need for complete virtualization by way of Linux Containers and resource Control Groups (cgroups).

This 2-hour lab will include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities to demonstrate the rich new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta on a variety of application workloads. You will learn how to apply CGroup policies to various system resources (CPU, memory, network, storage), explore the impact of those policies, and further enhance resource management with the addition of containers and SELinux.

Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is coming! Through a guided presentation and lab, you’ll experience some of the new and enhanced features planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux beta release. The lab will cover:

  • Expected changes from Red hat Enterprise Linux version 6 to version 7.
  • Installation and upgrade options (Anaconda).
  • System start up and configuration (grub2, systemd).
  • Firewall management (firewall-cmd).
  • User interface (Gnome3).
  • Containers.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of new features and capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. A Red Hat solutions architect and a Global Support Services technical account manager, who speak with and help a variety of customers daily, will facilitate the lab.

Automate your business with Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration & BPM

Both business process management (BPM) and business rules management (BRM) technologies have emerged as powerful approaches to building agile business solutions, fostering true collaboration between business and IT stakeholders. Red Hat is leading the way with a new generation of open source BRMS and BPM platforms.

In this lab, we’ll spend a couple hours hunkered down with Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat’s BPM solution. You’ll:

  • Learn to automate your business with flexible, rules-based, process-driven business applications.
  • Work on existing functional projects that you’ll be required to extend, using new components such as the model designer, form designer, process designer, and rules tooling.
  • Be able to recreate several complete demo projects by the end of the lab and you’ll have the material to extend them with various real life business aspects.

Accelerate PaaS development with Red Hat JBoss EAP & OpenShift Enterprise

In this hands-on lab, explore how OpenShift by Red Hat can speed up your application management, development, and deployment. Join us as we get our hands dirty with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and create an application from scratch. You’ll learn how to improve your daily workflow with Maven, Git, and continuous integration (CI) testing, and how JBoss Forge can speed up application development. We’ll explore application scaling and more in this lab.

Test-drive Red Hat Satellite 6

Red Hat Satellite 6 is a fresh approach to managing Linux systems. It offers new capabilities that span subscription, content, provisioning, configuration, automation, integration, and life-cycle operations.

In this hands-on lab, you’ll get an early look at the product. Lab presenters will walk you through a series of exercises focused on definition, deployment, and ongoing management of a LAMP Stack standard operating environment (SOE). This will involve a demonstration of the following Red Hat Satellite concepts:

  • Subscription manifests.
  • Content definition and synchronization (both RPM and Puppet modules).
  • Content views.
  • Environments and content promotions.
  • Host groups (including Puppet class associations).
  • Provisioning.
  • Host registration.
  • Remote management.

While this session will be fast-paced and moderately technical, no prior knowledge of Red Hat Satellite (or associated technologies) is required to attend. We’ll provide a comprehensive lab workbook.