OSMC | Take a glance back

This entry is part 11 of 24 in the series OSMC | glance back

… and get excited about the future!

Today’s video-goodie for you: Stream connector: Easily sending events and/or metrics by David Boucher

 #OSMC 2019 will take place November 04 – 07. Save the date!

Psssst…

Call for Papers has ended, the Program will be online soon. Stay tuned! And don’t forget to grab your Ticket!

See you!

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

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

OSCamp on Foreman: Submit your Paper!

Together with Red Hat we call out for papers for the second Open Source Camp in 2019. We are looking for presentations on advanced topics around the Lifecycle-Management-Software Foreman. The Call for Papers is open until August 31.

We are looking for presentations that give a comprehensive technical insight into Foreman and offer advanced administrators new ideas to even more easily automate repetitive tasks, deploy applications, and proactively manage servers. Each presentation is scheduled for 30 minutes, plus a 5 to 10-minute Q&A session.

After OSMC

OSCamp #4 takes place directly after the lecture program of the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) on November 7, 2019 in Nuremberg.

More information at opensourcecamp.de

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

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

OSMC | Take a glance back…

This entry is part 13 of 24 in the series OSMC | glance back

… and get excited about the future!

Today’s video-goodie for you: OSMC 2018 | It’s all about the… containers! by Claudio Künzler

 #OSMC 2019 will take place November 04 – 07. Save the date!

Psssst…

Call for Papers has ended, the Program will be online soon. Stay tuned! And don’t forget to grab your Ticket!

See you!

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

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

Monthly Snap July 2019

Summer has come to Nuremberg, and as July is typically the hottest month of the year, the NETWAYS gang is really happy to be in our new office with air conditioning! And our annual barbecue also always takes place in July, and now our office is much closer to the rooftop! All in all, a good month.

Lots of news from our Shop

Nicole kicked July off with her blog Produktankündigung: GUDE Expert Power Control 8031-Serie in which she presented upcoming products soon available in the NETWAYS shop.
She also informed us of a new software version for SMSEagle. SMSEagle veröffentlicht neue Geräte-Software
No idle time for Nicole, she had more news for us: now a simple SMS suffices to configure Ares remotely. HW group Ares – Konfiguration per SMS
Special offer on our NETWAYS monitor! Nicole let us know how to easily monitor temperature and humidity: NETWAYS Monitor Spezial-Angebot
Rekordtemperaturen – nicht im Rechenzentrum! How to keep the summer heat from your data centers? Nicole showed us various ways of monitoring them. Now the air conditioning must do the rest.

(Mental) health

See the world from Bernd`s point of view in his blog series Bernd hilft. This time: Bernd hilft – Das passt ja wie die Faust aufs Auge!
Breaks and holidays are important for the work- life- balance, as Blerim explained in Mach mal Pause! – „Just fit – Just awesome“, the newest addition to our health-related blog series.
Speaking of healthy! NETWAYS was well represented at this year`s Business to run! Andreas gave us some inside information on this 6,3k run on a very hot summer day. NETWAYS Running Squad beim B2Run

How to develop new developers?

Michael told his story about passing on knowledge. DEV stories: Icinga Core trainees in the making
Cleanup your Docker Environment Marius gave helpful tips for anyone using, and possibly having problems with, Docker

Upcoming events

What do the German Open Stack days have to offer? Das bieten die Deutschen OpenStack Tage Julia gave us an overview on the Event taking place in September.
Keya remembers, do you too? OSMC | Take a glance back… Make sure to get your ticket for this year`s OSMC, as usual it will take place in November in beautiful Nuremberg!

NETWAYS on tour!

Stefan humorously recapped the team Event of Sales, Finance & Administration and Events & Marketing in Fahrt ins Blaue – das Teamevent 2019. Enjoy the read!
At the same time the Dev retreat 2019 took place! Diana shared the highlights with us.

Well, technically…

Elastic Stack viel neues, aber sicher! Daniel took a look at the new Elastic Stack releases.
If it is Foreman-related, ask Dirk! This time he shared his knowledge on automation with Foreman: Automatisierte Updates mit Foreman Distributed Lock Manager
How to create self- sign certificates for internal uses? And what exactly is a certificate? Lennart helped us out in Selbstsignierte Zertifikate oder semantische Korinthen in der IT

Johannes taught us how to get RaspberryPI notifications on the Telegram app Temperatur und Feuchtigkeit in Telegram vom RaspberryPI
And Tim? He showed his sense of humour in his detailed guide to migrating a server. Lessons learned – how not to make beginner’s mistakes: Migrating server
How do we delete server safely? Tobias shared his experience on the NETWAYS way: Server löschen mit Darik´s Boot and Nuke

 

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

OSMC | Take a glance back…

This entry is part 12 of 24 in the series OSMC | glance back

… and get excited about the future!

Today’s video-goodie for you: OSMC 2018 | Visualization of your distributed infrastructure by Nicolai Buchwitz

 #OSMC 2019 will take place November 04 – 07. Save the date!

Psssst…

Call for Papers has ended, the Program will be online soon. Stay tuned! And don’t forget to grab your Ticket!

See you!

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

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

Foreman’s 10th birthday – The party was a blast

Birthday Logo

I can still remember when Greg had the idea of celebrating the Foreman’s Birthday four years ago and I volunteered to organize the German one. After two editions and with Foreman being covered on the Open Source Camp last year I asked for others to run the party. And with ATIX doing a great job I asked them to team up on this. So we have grown a great community event with the annual Birthday party.

This year was different to the ones before because we had such a big support by Red Hat. The new Community Managers showed up to introduce them accompanied by Greg who had stepped down earlier this year. A group of Product managers and consultants made the last stop on their European tour. A technical writer came over to discuss the future of documentation. And with Evgeni and Ewoud we had some recurring attendees to give a talk later. ATIX also arrived with a bus full of people. Monika represented iRonin, a company doing custom development on Foreman and I hope to team up in the future, and Timo developing on Foreman for dmTech brought a colleague. So users were slightly under-represented and the prepared demos were mostly used to share knowledge and probably because of the heat instead of hacking many discussions took place. But I think everyone of the about thirty attendees made good use of the first session.

Birthday PartyDemoThe session ended when I brought in the cake. And thanks to our Events team the cake was as tasty as good looking. A nice touch by Ohad was to insist he can not blow off the candles alone as he could not have build Foreman without the community.

Birthday CakeHelmets

After the cake break we started with the talks and the first one was by the Community team giving us a recap of Foreman’s history, data from the community survey and other insights like a first look on the future documentation. This is really the next step to me that Red Hat is also making their Satellite documentation upstream adding a use case driven documentation to the manual which is way more technical. The second talk Quirin showcased the current state of Debian Support which will be fully functional with Errata support being added, but he already promised some usability and documentation improvements afterwards. The third speakers were Dana and Rich who showed Red Hat’s roadmap for features to add to Foreman so they will be pulled into Satellite afterwards. The roadmap will be presented in a community demo and uploaded to the community forum. Having the product managers easily available allowed the audience also to ask any question and I was excited to hear for almost all topics brought up that there is already ongoing work in the background. For example I asked about making subscription management also usable for other vendors and Rich told me he is part of a newly founded team which is evaluating exactly this.

Because of the heat we added a small ice break before starting the next talk and because of Lennart being ill Ohad entered the stage to show his work on containerizing Foreman. He explained that he started it mainly for testing but the interest showed him that expanding it to be fully functional to run Foreman and even Katello on Kubernetes could be a future way. Evgeni gave a shortened version of the talk on writing Ansible modules for Foreman and Katello he created for Froscon. It was a very technical one showing how much work is necessary to build a good base so later work is much easier. From this perspective I can really recommend this talk to all Froscon attendees. Last but not least Ewoud looked into the project’s social aspects which was a nice mixture of official history and personal moments. He also showed off the different swag the project created, ending with a t-shirt signed by as many team and community members as possible while traveling from Czech to US and back as suitable gift to Greg because “Once a foreman, always a foreman”. 😉

For dinner we had Pizza and Beer, but moved to the air-conditioned hotel bar after a short while to finish the evening. I heard people were enjoying conversation until two o’clock in the morning even when the bar closed one hour earlier. 😀

I would say the Party was a blast and I am already looking forward to next year when ATIX will be the host again. But until then there are several other Foreman related events with the Open Source Automation Day on 15. & 16.10.2019 in Munich including Workshops the day before and a Foreman hackday the day after organized by ATIX and the Open Source Camp on 07.11.2019 in Nuremberg right after OSMC by NETWAYS.

Dirk Götz
Dirk Götz
Senior Consultant

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.