Monthly Snap August – NETWAYS News | Tipps & Tricks | Upcoming… | Corporate Blogging

 

„Das @netways Blog kann man auch generell einfach mal empfehlen: https://blog.netways.de/  – immer wieder spannende Sachen bei den Posts dabei“, twittert Felix Kronlage Anfang August. Das freut mich und meine Kolleginnen und Kollegen natürlich sehr! Denn, wie ihr als fleißige Blog-Leser/innen sicher wisst, das NETWAYS Blog ist, ganz im Geiste von Open Source, ein offenes Gemeinschaftsprojekt, geschrieben von uns, dem NETWAYS Team.

Wir haben unseren Redaktionsplan so organisiert, dass das Schreiben wie ein Staffelstab Tag für Tag durch unser Headquarter und von Team zu Team gereicht wird: Montags Shop & Sales, dienstags Events & Marketing, mittwochs Managed Services, donnerstags Development, freitags Consulting.  Für samstags planen wir eventuelle Specials und am Monatsende gibt es, so wie heute, einen Rückblick, den Monthly Snap. Der Snap bietet die Gelegenheit, noch einmal zu rekapitulieren. Während ich bei meinem täglichen Blick in das Blog meinen Fokus ja eher auf den einzelnen Beitrag des Tages richte, fällt mir jetzt am Monatsende mal wieder die Bandbreite an Themen und die Vielzahl der Stimmen auf, die unseren Blog und damit NETWAYS ausmachen!

Im besten Falle findet ihr, genau wie Felix, das ein oder andere für euch spannende Thema und klickt euch durch die Links. Viel Spaß dabei!

CEO Bernd hat diesen Monat seine Vergleichsserie wieder aufgenommen und veröffentlicht Icinga, Nagios, Naemon, OMD, Check_MK, Op5, Centreon oder Shinken – Teil III. Außerdem verweist er auf das Bitkom Forum Open Source 2018.

Webinare – Aus der Asche

In NETWAYS Webinare – Aus der Asche erfahrt ihr von Christian mehr über ein kleines Hitze- und Performance-Problem und die Termine aller Webinare in der zweiten Jahreshälfte, während Silke vom Shop & Sales-Team euch darüber informiert: Die neuen STARFACE Pro V6 und STARFACE Compact V3 Anlagen sind da!

Und natürlich gibt es auch wieder eine bunte Kiste voller Tipps und Tricks von unseren Entwicklern, Administratoren und Consultants, die vielleicht auch euch das Leben erleichtern: Jennifer – Feu – verrät „How css-tricks improved my work life“. Thomas weiß, es gibt JSON in bequem. Noah stolpert durch Zufall darüber und ist ab sofort happy mit  Postman – API development and testing made simple. Philipp setzt seine i-doit-Reihe fort mit i-doit API create, update, delete.

La La Lan & Molecule

Max zeigt euch in seiner La La Lan-IT Love Story wie man Linux Netzwerkschnittstellen mit check_nwc_health überwachen kann. Florians Thema: MySQL-Datenbanken verwalten mit Sequel Pro. Tim teilt sein Wissen über Adfree Internet with pi-hole.

Blerim stieß, als er an der Ansible Role für Icinga 2 arbeitete, auf ein hilfreiches Tool. Lest selbst: Testing Ansible Roles with Molecule. Ihr wollt mehr über Icinga 2 wissen, genauer, wie ihr mit Puppet eine dezentrale Icinga 2-Umgebung aufbaut und konfiguriert? Wir haben da einen neuen Workshop! Was euch erwartet, erfahrt ihr von mir in Ice, Ice – Icinga 2 / Puppet – Baby!

GitLab as a Service, Mutual SSL und OpenStack

Gitlab | self-hosted vs. Gitlab as a ServiceMarius wagt den Vergleich! Die vergangenen Monate hat er außerdem genutzt, um eine neue Cloud aufzubauen und weiß nun allerhand über Bursting und Throtteling in OpenStack zu berichten.

Jean beschäftigt sich in The Walrus Has Landed mit Structured Logging in Go und Georg dank einer Kunden-Anfrage mit der Realisierung einer clientbasierten Zertifikats-Authentifizierung (Mutual SSL) mit selbstsignierten Zertifikaten auf Linux + Apache. Sein Motto: Gesagt, getan.

DevOpsDays, OSBConf, OSMC und OSCAMP

Eventmäßig ist der August selbst ein eher ruhiger Monat. Klar: Viele sind in Urlaub, in zahlreiche Länder verstreut. Dafür stehen im Herbst die Zeichen umso mehr auf Get-Together. DevOpsDays | Sep 12. – 13. // OSBConf | Sep 26 // OSMC | Nov 5. – 8. // OSCamp | Nov 8. Mehr erfahrt ihr hier von Keya und mir: Devs are from Venus, Ops are from Mars? – DevOpsDays Berlin Program Online!, Why you shouldn’t miss OSBConf 2018 – #1 und #2, OSMC program online: Check out who’s in! Und OSCAMP #2 on Puppet: Get on stage!

 Und sonst so?

Wir haben Gunnar verabschiedet, ohne den wir Icinga heute so nicht hätten, und unseren ersten neuen Azubi willkommen geheißen, Henrik Triem im Development, und eine Woche Unterstützung von Nadine gehabt, die als Berufsschullehrerin mal Firmenluft schnuppern wollte.

Unser Schulungsraum Kesselhaus hat jetzt Jalousien und kann verdunkelt werden. Wir werden am 17. Dezember ein IcingaCamp in Tel-Aviv veranstalten und Icinga ist jetzt offizieller Partner im HashiCorp Technology Partner Program.

Viele Themen, viele Stimmen, viel Neues, viel Spannendes!
So much happend, more to come! Stay tuned!

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS-Crew. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und Produktionsassistentin in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

OSCAMP #2 on Puppet: Get on stage!

You know how to unleash the power of true modern automation or adopt full-blown DevOps practices with Puppet? Then become a speaker at OSCAMP! Open Source Camp is a brand new series of events giving Open Source projects a platform to present themselves to the community. It is a conference format designed to bring forward Open Source projects and products and their communities.

Its second edition on Puppet takes place right after OSMC‘s lecture program on November 8, 2018, in Nuremberg.
Call for Papers runs until September 15, 2018.

Get on stage! Regsiter now as a speaker:
opensourcecamp.de

#OSCAMP | November 8, 2018 | Nuremberg

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS-Crew. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und Produktionsassistentin in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Monthly Snap June

June kept everyone busy with and excited about the Open Source Data Conference in Berlin. Eleven days before OSDC Keya started the „OSDC 2018 Countdown“. Second week of June the NETWAYS headquarter in Nuremberg was quite quiet. Everyone flew off to Berlin. Everyone? Well, not entirely… One small group of NETWAY-ers kept the NETWAYS flag flying in Nuremberg. Thankfully they had sent a great conference reporter out: Every evening Dirk summed up what had happened in „The Future of Open Source Data Center Solutions – OSDC 2018 – Day 1“ and „… 2“. He also wrote about the „Open Source Camp Issue #1“ . OSCamp will give Open Source projects a platform to present themselves to the Community. This year it started with Foreman and Graylog.

Berlin Events are over for this year, but other great events cast their shadows ahead: „Now is the time to register“ for the upcoming Open Source Monitoring Conference. OSMC takes place in Nuremberg, November 5 to 8.

There is this German saying: „Alles neu macht der Mai“ – for NETWAYS it was June: For OSMC we have created new presentations formats, learn more in „OSMC 2018: Choose what suits you!” And: Julia is new. She just started this month as Marketing Manager and introduced herself in our blogseries „NETWAYS stellt sich vor“. Also new: We have published a „Ceph Training “, as Tim is happy to announce.

At times of DSVGO for Christoph it’s time to reconsider data protection of monitoring servers. In „Einfaches verschlüsseltes Backup“ he explains how one can use GPG to encrypt an icinga2 backup. Nicole shared her thoughts on the „Microsoft and GitHub – merge conflict?“ and recommends to get your own GitLab instance, whereas Michael explains „Continuous Integration with Golang and GitLab“. „Wie überwache ich eine Cluster-Applikation in Icinga 2?“, asked Daniel being at a customer – solving the problem with a little help from his friends. Eric explains „Filter for Multiple Group Memberships in SQL“, that will become even more powerful with the upcoming Icinga Web 2 release. In „Fresh from the shelfDavid reports about command-lines with Ranger, Progress and fzf, and Dirk inspired the Open Source Community about „Contributing as a Non-Developer“. One month, so much going on… Stay tuned!

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS-Crew. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und Produktionsassistentin in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Open Source Camp Issue #1 – Foreman & Graylog

Open Source Camp Issue #1Right after OSDC we help to organize the Open Source Camp, a brand new serie of events which will give Open Source projects a platform for presenting to the Community. So the event started with a small introduction of the projects covered in the first issue, Foreman and Graylog. For the Foreman part it was Sebastian Gräßl a long term developer who did gave a short overview of Foreman and the community so also people attending for Graylog just know what the other talks are about. Lennart Koopmann who founded Graylog did the same for the other half including upcoming version 3 and all new features.

Tanya Tereshchenko one of the Pulp developers started the sessions with “Manage Your Packages & Create Reproducible Environments using Pulp” giving an update about Pulp 3. To illustrate the workflows covered by Pulp she used the Ansible plugin which will allow to mirror Ansible Galaxy locally and stage the content. Of course Pulp also allows to add your own content to your local version of the Galaxy and serve it to your systems. The other plugins a beta version is already available for Pulp 3 are python to mirror pypi and file for content of any kind, but more are in different development stages.

“An Introduction to Graylog for Security Use Cases” by Lennart Koopmann was about taking the idea of Threadhunting to Graylog by having a plugin providing lookup tables and processing pipeline. In his demo he showed all of this based on eventlogs collected by their honey pot domain controller and I can really recommend the insides you can get with it. I still remember how much work it was getting such things up and running 10 years ago at my former employer with tools like rsyslog and I am very happy about having tools like Graylog nowadays which provide this out of box.

From Sweden came Alexander Olofsson and Magnus Svensson to talk about “Orchestrating Windows deployment with Foreman and WDS”. They being Linux Administrators wanted to give their Windows colleagues a similar experience on a shared infrastructure and shared their journey to reach this goal. They have created a small Foreman Plugin for WDS integration into the provisioning process which got released in its first version. Also being a rather short presentation it started a very interesting discussion as audience were also mostly Linux Administrators but nearly everyone had at least to deal in one way with Windows, too.

My colleague Daniel Neuberger was introducing into Graylog with “Catch your information right! Three ways of filling your Graylog with life.” His talk covered topics from Graylogs architecture, what types of logs exists and how you can get at least the common ones into Graylog. Some very helpful tips from practical experience spiced up the talk like never ever run Graylog as root for being able to get syslog traffic on port 514, if the client can not change the port, your iptables rules can do so. Another one showed fallback configuration for Rsyslog using execOnlyWhenPreviousIsSuspended action. And like me Daniel prefers to not only talk about things but also show them live in a demo, one thing I recommend to people giving a talk as audience will always honor, but keep in mind to always have a fallback.

Timo Goebel started the afternoon sessions with “Foreman: Unboxing” and like in a traditional unboxing he showed all the plugins Filiadata has added to their highly customized Foreman installation. This covered integration of omaha (the update management of coreos), rescue mode for systems, VMware status checking, distributed lock management to help with automatic updates in cluster setups, Spacewalk integration they use for SUSE Manager managed systems, host expiration which helps to keep your environment tidy, monitoring integration and the one he is currently working on which provides cloud-init templates during cloning virtual machines in VMware from templates.

Jan Doberstein did exactly what you can expect from a talk called “Graylog Processing Pipelines Deep Dive”. Being Support engineer at Graylog for several years now his advice is coming from experience in many different customer environments and while statements like “keep it simple and stupid” are made often they stay true but also unheard by many. Those pipelines are really powerful especially when done in a good way, even more when they can be included and shared via content packs with Version 3.

Matthias Dellweg one of those guys from AITX who brought Debian support to Pulp and Katello talked about errata support for it in his talk “Errare Humanum Est”. He started by explaining the state of errata in RPM and differences in the DEB world. Afterwards he showed the state of their proof of concept which looks like a big improvement bringing DEB support in Katello to the same level like RPM.

“How to manage Windows Eventlogs” was brought to the audience by Rico Spiesberger with support by Daniel. The diversity of the environment brought some challenges to them which they wanted to solve with monitoring the logs for events that history proved to be problematic. Collecting the events from over 120 Active Directory Servers in over 40 countries generates now over 46 billion documents in Graylog a day and good idea about what is going on. No such big numbers but even more detailed dashboards were created for the Certificate Authority. Expect all their work to be available as content pack when it is able to export them with Graylog 3.

Last but not least Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden told us the story about software going the way “From git repo to package” in the Foreman Project. Seeing all the work for covering different operating systems and software versions for Foreman and the big amount of plugins or even more for Katello and all the dependencies is great and explains why sometimes things take longer, but always show a high quality.

I think it was a really great event which not only I enjoyed from the feedback I got. I really like about the format that talks are diving deeper into the projects than most other events can do and looking forward for the next issue. Thanks to all the speakers and attendees, safe travels home to everyone.

Dirk Götz

Autor: Dirk Götz

Dirk ist Red Hat Spezialist und arbeitet bei NETWAYS im Bereich Consulting für Icinga, Puppet, Ansible, Foreman und andere Systems-Management-Lösungen. Früher war er bei einem Träger der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung als Senior Administrator beschäftigt und auch für die Ausbildung der Azubis verantwortlich wie nun bei NETWAYS.

May Snap 2018

Hello Sunshine!!

With the little shower from the dearly sky in May, Fabian talks about the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver”. And there is so much more for you to discover: Get all infos about Updating with Ansible from Thomas. Keya invites all monitoring lovers to Be a Speaker at the OS Monitoring Conference 2018 and Tim reveales some useful tips and tricks: Change your AD Password easily via OWA.

Keya announces NETWAYS’s Upcoming Training #Summer 2018 and We are ready, Are you Ready for the OSCamp? – Find out more! Nicole gives a fun insight in her experiences with Icinga 2 in Noob vs. Icinga 2, while Jennifer shares her experience with Training with NETWAYS in Software development and why it is worth doing. David packs a Handful of (Vagrant) Boxes. Everyone at NETWAYS is clapping. What for? Daniel let’s you know more about the Power Challenge #1min.care. Or you can follow Sebastian on the Road to OpenStack.

Michael reports about Releasing our Git and GitLab Training as Open Source, and Gabriel compares Rocket.Chat vs Slack, while Afeef reveales what happened in the fun and informative Apprentice Project week 2018. Last but not least, Keya has one really important reminder for you: Grab your OSDC Ticket! Last tickets alert!

 

Keya Kher

Autor: Keya Kher

Keya hat im Oktober 2017 ihr Praktikum im Marketing bei NETWAYS gestartet. Seitdem lernt sie fleißig deutsch und fühlt sich bei NETWAYS schon jetzt pudelwohl. Sie hat viele Erfahrungen im Social Media Marketing und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich gerade nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie die Stadt oder schmökert im ein oder anderen Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.

April Snap 2018 > OSDC, OSCamp- Speakers, NETWAYS Web Services, Slack- Notification, WordPress

Hello May!! In April we expressed our gratitude to our OSDC sponsors for their support! Nicole reviewed GitLab security update. Jean offered solutions for a personal Linux backup. Markus promised more content for NETWAYS’ Graphing training. Marius announced NETWAYS Web Services: WordPress now up and running!

Keya asked if you are going to the OSDC Berlin!! And then she urged you to Join the OSCamp on June 14! Florian talked about Was kann eigentlich CSS-Grid? Max taught us how to Synchronize configuration with lsyncd. Then we reported on NETWAYS` Support to film project of TH Nuremberg. Marius brought us up to speed on Running Icinga in NWS with Slack notifications.

Philipp talked about Hard disk benchmark with bonnie ++Pamela told you to get ready for the OSDC 2018 Berlin! Marius shared his thoughts on Anpassungen der Nextcloud Login Seite werden nicht geladen. Keya announced the OSCamp 2018 – Speakers Line-up.

Keya Kher

Autor: Keya Kher

Keya hat im Oktober 2017 ihr Praktikum im Marketing bei NETWAYS gestartet. Seitdem lernt sie fleißig deutsch und fühlt sich bei NETWAYS schon jetzt pudelwohl. Sie hat viele Erfahrungen im Social Media Marketing und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich gerade nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie die Stadt oder schmökert im ein oder anderen Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.