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From: flushy@flushy.net
Hey folks,

We're holding a promotional event in Atlanta in August around our  
Gluster and Ceph offerings, as well as involving two of partners to  
showcase some of their tech and advancements in that space.

If there are some Chattanooga peeps that show up, I'll make sure to  
keep happy hour going a little longer, maybe we can relocate to a pub  
for food, too.

And here's the marketing spiel:

Invest in a half day of learning and networking that could have long  
term benefits to your career growth as you are seen as a leader and  
visionary within your organization. Come network with your peers and  
discuss innovative technologies that are dramatically changing the way  
we look at storage.

Date: August 11, 2016
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: City Club of Buckhead - Atlanta, GA

Partners: Supermicro and Intel

Registrations Link:  

2:00 - 2:30:    Registration
2:30 - 2:35:    Welcome
2:35 - 2:50:    Why Software Defined Storage Matters
2:50 - 3:20:    Red Hat Ceph Storage and Ceph on Intel
3:20 - 4:00:    Partner Spotlight: Supermicro
4:00 - 4:30:    Storage for Containerized Applications
4:30 - 4:50:    Red Hat Gluster Storage vs. Traditional Storage Appliances
                             for File Storage Workloads
4:50 - 5:00:    Q&A - Wrap Up
5:00 - 6:00:    Cocktail Reception


Red Hat Developer Subscription - free for all!

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 

Free subscription to Red Hat for RHEL, and all developer tools. Sign up and
get set up with Red Hat Enterprise Linux!

I do not work for Red Hat. I only wish I did.

" 'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the
first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we=E2=80=99re al=
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Kent, Washington (metropolitan Seattle area)

freeipa + azure ad?

From: Matt Keys 
Does anybody know if ..


Red Hat to acquire Ansible

From: Lynn Dixon 
Red Hat annouced today that we are acquiring Ansilbe.

I wonder how this will affect the Puppet integration that is embedded into
Satellite 6.

Here is the official FAQ on the press release:

Want to move to Tampa/St Pete? Job Opp

From: flushy@flushy.net

I just moved from there, but if anyone is wanting to move down. I know  
of TEKsystems, and it seems to be a nice place to work:

Hey Billy,

My name is Scott Listak and I work for TEKsystems in Tampa, FL.. I'm  
reaching out today in hopes of networking with you regarding an  
immediate career opportunity I'm actively recruiting on. One of our  
clients in the St. Petersburg area is currently seeking a Systems  
Administrator focusing within Windows Server 2003-2012, IIS, and some  
RedHat Linux.

Please let me know if you have any friends and/or work colleagues that  
you recommend I reach out and contact at this time regarding this  
opportunity. Any referrals are greatly appreciated. Thank you very  
much for your time.


Chugalug Digest, Vol 31, Issue 81

From: "Kite, Mike" 
Thanks Lynn and Meuon.

Putting a pipe between domain and user bears the same bitter fruit :(

It's an OEL6 server, which I think, is pretty close, in this case, to RHEL6.

It does indeed have the return code -6 in /var/log/messages when trying to CIFS mount it.
And I may as well just keep trying smbmount rather than smbget, simply because I'll need to put files there as well as get them.

I'm trying to find the Red Hat article you mention, though this machine does not have a  /etc/request-key.d/ folder.  I do have a Red Hat portal account, I'm trying to recover my pwd to that now.


RedHat Training

From: Bret McHone 
Anyone have any recommendations on RedHat training? I was looking at the
virtual classroom offerings on redhat.com.

Anyone have any experience with them? We have a vendor that requires RedHat
or OpenSuSE for their platform to run on. Given the support options for
RedHat that's the way I'm pushing since I'm not *great* with Linux.

Thanks for any recommendations,

Fwd: Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 

Just testing:

Vi Emacs Chugalunch Redhat

Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 

On Jul 24, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  wrote:

> I think he was trying to invoke Godwin's Law, ending any conversation before they started. ;)

Alex Got It!  

I was also testing the categorization filter on the website. 


Some of those are keywords. 

VMware ESXi 5.1 - Question about Linux

From: Mike Harrison 

I was just given a brand new Dell 620 that boots into VMware ESXi 5.1
As I go to the web interface, I see it needs a .exe file for Winders
so that I can manage this beast...

Should I bite the bullet and install a Winders image on my laptop 
(virtual) so I can run this thing, or are there better options.

As this box will only ever run Linux, I'm tempted to boot it from a Redhat 
Linux CD and run bare metal, but the client probably ordered it this way 
for a reason... but I haven't met a clueful person at the clients (yet).

Any other options for a "vSphere client" to manage this beast?

and if I were to install Winders, what version works the best for this? 
XP, 7?

MySQL Tuning... With Oracle/Java MySQL Enterprise Monitor

From: Mike Harrison 

Ed and other heavy MySQL/Maria users..

Dispite that it installs Java, and therefor I probably won't run it all 
the time... (added some server load as well as just being Java) I've been 
playing with the Oracle MySQL Enterprise Monitor (and the Agents you 
install on each SQL server) and learned some things about MySQL tuning 
from it, it actually has some very informative helpful information in it. 
More useful instructions that the MySQL Website (which is pretty good).

Summary: Works best if you install the monitoring agent on each server,
and then install the monitoring server on a seperate system, The Agents 
connect back to the server. They even use SSL connections, you should
be able to run the monitor in your office for systems in colo with some 
firewall rules. It recognized the multi-master slave configs and even a 
second MySQL instance (on strange ports) running on the servers.
It gives advice about user perms/security configs as well as table cache 
and settings for InnoDB writes and such.. Including when doing something 
for a performance increase breaks ACID compliance. While it installs and 
uses MySQL 5.6 and Java, the Agents will work with 5.1 and above,
in my case right now it's looking at two 5.1 servers on Redhat, a 5.5 
server on Ubuntu and three 5.6 servers on Redhat.. across 4 systems on two 
physically separated networks. If you are careful, setting up multiple 
MySQL instances is not that hard..

Worth playing with, and going through the Oracle signup process to get a 
copy to evaluate. Of course.. They'd like you to pay for it for production 
long term use, and I'd have to say it could save you enough headaches it 
would be worth it.

And it has awesome pretty dashboard/charts for the pointy haired types..
as well as useful screen candy for DBA/SysAdmin types.

Linux on Curriculum at Chattanooga College

From: Mike Harrison 

Partially thanks to Daniel Applegate, I got roped into
being on the advisory board at Chattanooga College (formerly ECPC).

Ok. Stop Laughing. 3+ months ago that would have been appropriate 
snickering. Things have changed.

Terry Parker took over a few months ago and has completely 
rebuilt a jobs skill focused IT program. That means it's mostly 
MS-centric, with apropos certifications (A+/CompTIA/Microsoft/Cisco..)
and focus as well as a two year Associates Degree. All new intructors, new 
computers, new labs.. an amazing transformation in about 3 months with 
more on the way.

It also includes Linux (Redhat RHCE focused) in the curriculum
as a major chunk of time! Mostly as a server it seems... but it's awesome
to see it blocked out in the curriculum formerly.


Terry would like to get more cross-pollination of the students
with local IT-centric groups, and offers some meeting/classroom
space as bait. There has been some talk about a pseudo-formal 
educational/presentational meeting or more (a half or full day)
this might be good for both groups. Of course, his interest is bringing in 
fresh perspectives, energy and people for his students as well as 
potential students or people wanting certifications.
We get a chance to share Linux/FOSS/etc..  and infect these soon to be 
corporate M$-Lackeys with a subversive strain of intelligence.

Terry is:  Terry.Parker@epbfi.....  (you can guess the rest)
if anyone wants to take him up on that offer and contact him about 


Redhat Yum can still be RPM-Hell(tm)

From: Mike Harrison 

I built a Centos server two weeks ago.. No real issues besides my learning 

But an upcoming install requires licensed support OS and Database servers.
This means, for this project and some others: Redhat 6.4 Server.

On first boot, after joining the Redhat subscription network and such OK.

I can't get past, and would like to find a work-around:
(yes, I've been searching redhat's support site.. seems a lot of problem 
with this kind of thing, but no solutions for this specific one):

[root@footest1 ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
This system is receiving updates from Red Hat Subscription Management.
| 2.8 kB     00:00
| 3.1 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.1 kB     00:00

Graphics for opensource.com blog post about Chatt

From: Phil Shapiro 
Hi chugaluggers, 

Yesterday's blog post about open source in Chatt had a very nice graphics of a cityscape that originally was published with the blog post. Apparently that graphics is used for some other purposes on this web site, so we're on the lookout for another eye-grabbing graphics. 

In case there's anyone in Chugalug who likes to create graphics, the requirements are 
520x292, png Maybe something with penguins in it? 

Jason Hibbets is the very nice editor of this web site. See 


You can reach him at jhibbets@redhat.com Running this web site is his full time job. 

This is not an important need, but I just wanted to check if anyone in Chugalug has the time and interest to create some graphics. 


Hmmm, maybe a map of the eastern half of the United States with Chatt indicated as a star and scattered penguins with arrows pointing from the penguin to Chatt (indicating that the penguins are moving towards Chatt). 

Here is a public domain tux that could be used 



Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Redhat / MySQL Guru?

From: Mike Harrison 

Anyone out there a Redhat and MySQL Guru that
would like to help build a MasterMaster system "right"
using the supported commercial versions of Redhat and MySQL.
My goal is to burn some system images and install them far far away...

My option B is to be a grumpy(ier) SOB than normal
and just dive in and do it..

Dave's Garage Recycling Fire Sale!

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

The dumpster is in the drive-way, if you want any of these, please
speak up quickly.  All items are free to a good home, first come,
first serve.  All items except the Digi should be in full working
condition.  Just want to make one final offer on my old toys in case
anyone has a desire for any of these items.

1 HP LaserJet 5000 + 2 extra paper drawers.  It will need a drum
before much of a duty cycle is run on it.  It is a tank and will run

1 Cisco 4003 Switch, 2 x PSU, 2 x Linecard slots, 1 x Supervisor slot.
 A Sup IV (which will do Layer 3 Routing) is less than $50 on Ebay.  I
can supply 1 10/100 Line Card.  Tons of cheap parts on Ebay, great for
CCNA studies, can fulfill Routing & Switching roles.

1 Cisco 4006 Switch, 3 x PSU, 5 x Linecard slots, 1 x Supervisor slot.
Same Sup IV that works above, works in this unit as well.  I can
supply 1 10/100 Line Card.  Tons of cheap parts on Ebay, great for
CCNA  studies, can fulfill Routing & Switching roles.

1 Compaq 6500, 4 x Xeon, I think 2GB RAM.  U160 Linux supported SMART
controller.  It was running RedHat when I shut it down.  Yes, it was
so long ago it was still called RedHat.  It runs Netware too! :)

1 HP LC Netserver.  Old, but not old enough for Ed.  Tying into our
recent Novell conversation, this is your chance to own your very own
Netware server!

If anyone wants to tinker with it, I have an 8 port Digi TS console
server that started making the "clickety-clack" noise when powered on
last weekend.  I'll ship this to anyone who might want to play with it.

Ed, I pulled the Packard Bell out of the pile, I'm still holding it
safe for you.  It should reach your age discrimination limit any day



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DELL VRTX for Linux?

From: Mike Harrison 

Mike Bell, a regional Dell rep stopped by our office yesterday
and showed off some slides and remote management interfaces for these:

Dell PowerEdge VRTX  "Shared Infrastructure Platform"


Which seems to hit a sweet spot for the kinds of things we do.
They are fairly new, and he and his materials were Microsoft 

Anyone running Linux on these or know anyone with some experience with 
them running Linux (Redhat-ish or Debian-ish)?

Fwd: Linux Opportunity

From: Matt Keys 
?Top Three Skills:

Project Management
Job Description:


Information International Associates, Inc., (IIa), an award-winning 
information and knowledge management firm in Oak Ridge, TN, is now 
accepting applications for the following full-time position:

Linux/Unix Systems Administrator

Under general supervision and direction, the UNIX/Linux Systems 
Administrator will provide system administration support at the 
Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information in 
Oak Ridge TN.

. Installs, configures, maintains, monitors, and tunes systems to ensure 
optimum level of performance and security.
. Oversees appropriate level software installations and upgrades and 
related software packages.
. Participates in system hardware and software acquisition and follow-on 
vendor maintenance.
. Creates, deploys and maintains vCenter VM templates.
. Supports systems backups and recovery operations.
. Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation to ensure 
documentation is accurate and current.
. Develops and maintains system related policies and procedures.
. Responds to client questions, problems, and requests regarding system 
. Project management skills preferred.

. Strong, demonstrable customer service skills
. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
. Ability to self-start on projects
. Strong communication skills
. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
. Combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to 
completion of a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, 
management of information systems, or related field.
. Minimum of 6 years systems administration position, to include Unix or 
Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration preferred.
. Project management skills preferred.
. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance and pass a drug 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Salary: Dependent on Experience

Qualified candidates please access our web page, www.iiaweb.com, 
complete the online forms, and submit electronically.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government background 
investigation and must be able to obtain a DOE clearance.
Additional Information:

Work Environment:

Scientifice DataWarehouse

*From:* Fox, Amy 
*Sent:* Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:27 PM
*To:* Matt Keys
*Subject:* Linux Opportunity

Hi Matt,

I hope this finds you well.  I have an opportunity for a Linux 
Administrator in Oak Ridge, TN and wanted to see if I could network with 
you.  This company is an award-winning information and knowledge 
management firm and the Linux Systems Administrator will be providing 
support at the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical 
Information.  They are currently using Redhat, but will be migrating 
over to Cent OS.  The top three skills that they are looking for in 
someone are Linux, CentOS and Project Management.  If you know of anyone 
that would interested in this, please contact me and we can discuss in 
more detail.

Thank you for your time.



*Amy Fox*| Technical Recruiter -
T 865.292.2371

888.768.3953 |F 865.292.2392 |www.TEKsystems.com 

408 N. Cedar Bluff Rd, 325, Knoxville, TN 37923

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Incredipede game - free for Linux

From: Phil Shapiro 

This game looks quite interesting. 

Free Incredipede for Linux, Humble profits for PC/Mac go to open source projects http:// goo.gl/fb/e7x8L 


Maybe someone in the LUG can write a short review for opensource.com You can send 
submissions to jhibbets@redhat.org 



Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness."