Managing Linux with OpenLMI

Managing Linux servers requires a degree of expertise. We need to do a better job of enabling mid-level system administrators with a background on other systems to manage Linux.

Existing management tools address a variety of needs. Red Hat Satellite Server is excellent for provisioning hardware, managing subscriptions, and handling patches and updates. Configuration management tools such as Puppet are great for putting systems into a known state, especially when you have many identical or near identical systems. The challenge is dealing with systems that need substantial customization and with fine grain control of individual systems.

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In Their Own Words (Part 2)

Happy Friday everyone!

As a follow-up to Wednesday’s post, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux YouTube channel has just been updated to include another video where the team at Red Hat shares some additional thoughts on the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Stay tuned for one additional post later today where guest author Russ Doty reviews OpenLMI (the Open Linux Management Infrastructure).

What to Expect…

On December 11, Red Hat made waves in the tech world with the beta launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Representing Red Hat’s vision for not just the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux but enterprise IT in general, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta delivers a powerful, flexible platform that meets the needs of businesses today while also offering a clear path to the open hybrid cloud.

All of that being said, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduces a host of new, enhanced and improved features, from Linux Container technology to hosted and in-place upgrades to filesystem updates. While these are good things for IT, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of capabilities, like a child staring at a pile of holiday gifts. We’re here to help.

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Testers Wanted: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta

We’re pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Ten years of inspiration, perspiration, and innovation have led to this, the next phase in realizing Red Hat’s vision for the open hybrid cloud and the future of enterprise computing.

With today’s announcement, we are inviting you – Red Hat customers, partners, and members of the public – to provide feedback on what we believe is our most ambitious release to date. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is designed to provide the underpinning for future application architectures while delivering the flexibility, scalability, and performance needed to deploy across bare metal, virtual machines, and cloud infrastructure.

Based on Fedora 19 and the upstream Linux 3.10 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta showcases hundreds of new features and enhancements, including:

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Opening Act

Welcome to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux blog. What is the purpose of this blog? It’s the newest blog from Red Hat, and – perhaps obviously – is dedicated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, as you will shortly see, this will not be your average blog.

What sets rhelblog.redhat.com apart from other Web sites or blogs focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is that this blog is produced by Red Hat. As we at Red Hat have access to material that no others do, we will be bringing you exclusive and unique content, straight from the source.

While we will, of course, bring you up-to-date information on the latest release(s) of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this blog will also aim to provide you with a proverbial “peek behind the curtain” and a look down the road.

A talented pool of Red Hat associates will deliver the inside scoop on a variety of topics; everything from how Red Hat Enterprise Linux is “created” to what’s new and important. And to keep you on your toes… we will undoubtedly throw a few surprises into the mix.

This blog will also provide you with a place to be heard. Thoughts on a new feature? Ideas for future blog topics? Comments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux? Perhaps you’d simply like to pass along a few kind words? This blog enables you to send your thoughts and opinions directly to the people who are working everyday to improve Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We sincerely look forward to providing you with fresh insight into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are equally excited to listen and learn from the community’s response. We encourage you to visit often and to be vocal in your comments!