Frische NETWAYS Trainings 2019

Im NETWAYS Trainingsjahr 2019 stehen neueste Workshop-Entwicklungen und bewährte Schulungs-Klassiker auf dem Programm. Gemeinsam mit Entwicklern und Consultants haben wir spannende Angebote neu konzipiert...
Zum Beispiel zum Icinga Director. Der Director ist ein Werkzeug zur Konfiguration der Monitoring-Software Icinga mit Fokus auf Automatisierung. Das benutzerfreundliche, grafische Web Interface verleiht dem Director einen ansprechenden optischen Character. Gerade erst wurde das jüngsten Release – Version 1.6.0 – veröffentlicht. Alles Infos zum neuen Director gibt’s im Icinga Blog, alles zum Workshop auf unseren Trainingsseiten.
Icinga Web 2 ist beliebig mit Modulen erweiterbar. In unserem neuen Workshop Icinga Modul-Entwicklung lernen die TeilnehmerInnen die grundlegende Struktur eines Moduls kennen und erfahren, was ein Modul alles erweitern kann, bevor sie selbst ein eigenes Modul schreiben.
Zudem bieten wir in einer neuen dreitägigen Linux-Schulung noch mehr Basis-Wissen für alle Open Source Fans. Als das am zweithäufigsten installierte Betriebssystem zählt Linux längst zu den Standards in Behörden und Unternehmen. TeilnehmerInnen lernen hier die Basics – von Benutzer- über Dateimanagement bis hin zu SSH und Netzwerkkonfiguration – und erwerben so das Praxiswissen für ihre beruflichen Herausforderungen.

Übersicht über alle Termine

Ingesamt umfasst unser Trainingsangebot derzeit 16 verschiedene Schulungen und Workshops zu verschiedensten Open Source Anwendungen. In unserer Schulungsübersicht 2019 haben wir alle NETWAYS Trainings mit Terminen für Sie zusammengestellt.
Außerdem neu: Unsere Trainer kommen in 2019 auch nach Berlin, München und Köln! Alle weiteren Infos und Details zu einzelnen Trainings finden Sie auf netways.de/trainings.
Die komplette Verpflegung, Unterlagen, ein Leih-Notebook und WLAN sind im Schulungspreis enthalten. Bei der Buchung eines Hotels ist unser Trainingsmanager Stefan gerne behilflich, der außerdem auch alle Fragen rund um unsere Trainings gerne beantwortet – per E-Mail oder telefonisch unter 0911 92885-0.

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 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
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.

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
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.

We are Ready, Are you Ready for the OSCamp?


Summer is approaching and so the OSCamp #1!
The 14 June 2018 is getting bit closer every day now! The agenda for the day of Open Source Camp is online now with power packed Foreman and Graylog talks!
Supercharge your mind with the talks as:
Manage Your Packages & Create Reproducible Environments using Pulp | Tanya Tereshchenko
An Introduction to Graylog for Security Use Cases | Lennart Koopmann
Orchestrating Windows deployment with Foreman and WDS | Alexander Olofsson & Magnus Svensson
Catch your information right! Three ways of filling your Graylog with life |Daniel Neuberger
Foreman: Unboxing and Review | Timo Goebel
Graylog Processing Pipelines Deep Dive | Jan Doberstein
Errare Humanum Est | Dr. Matthias Dellweg
How to manage Windows Eventlogs |Rico Spiesberger
From git repo to package |Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden
Sounds compelling to you? So Hurry up! and Get your Ticket.

Keya Kher
Keya Kher
Marketing Manager

Keya ist seit Oktober 2017 in unserem Marketing Team. Sie kennt sich mit Social Media Marketing aus und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie andere Städte oder schmökert in einem Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.  

NETWAYS' Upcoming Training #Summer2018

Our Open Source trainings are designed to support your modern business processes

New Ways with NETWAYS – Our goal is to design your learning process as comfortable as possible! 


Foreman – Life Cycle Management for Servers
2 days training sessions | 03.07.2018 to 04.07.2018
CEPH – Scale out Storage
2 days training sessions | 03.07.2018 to 04.07.2018
GitLab – Modern Software Development
2 days training sessions | 10.07.2018 to 11.07.2018
Icinga 2 Fundamentals – Monitoring Redesigned
4 days training sessions | 10.07.2018 to 13.07.2018
Bareos – Level 1 – Introduction to Bareos
3 days training sessions | 16.07.2018 to 18.07.2018
Graylog – Centralized Logfile Management
2 days training sessions | 17.07.2018 to 18.07.2018
Bareos – Level 2  – Backup with LTO
2 days training sessions | 19.07.2018 to 20.07.2018
Ansible  Configuration Management
2 days training sessions | 24.07.2018 to 25.07.2018
Ansible AWX (Tower) 
1 day training session | 26.07.2018


For the whole NETWAYS training schedule visit: netways.de/training. For assistance please contact us.
 

Keya Kher
Keya Kher
Marketing Manager

Keya ist seit Oktober 2017 in unserem Marketing Team. Sie kennt sich mit Social Media Marketing aus und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie andere Städte oder schmökert in einem Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.  

OSCamp 2018 – Speakers Line-Up


We are overwhelmed with all the excellent proposals we received for the OSCamp #1. We are happy to announce the speakers line-up for the 2018 Camp.
Confirmed speakers are:
Lennart Koopmann | GRAYLOG
Jan Doberstein | GRAYLOG
Daniel Neuberger | NETWAYS
Rico Spiesberger | MANN+HUMMEL
Dr. Matthias Dellweg | ATIX AG
Tanya Tereshchenko | Red Hat Czech s.r.o.
Timo Goebel | FILIADATA GmbH
Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden
Alexander Olofsson & Magnus Svensson | Linköpings University
…look for the updated speakers-list and further details here.
Short overview of the Open Source Camp
The main idea behind the OSCamp is a day packed with expert talks on the newest research, developments and future trends. The 2018 issue is dedicated to the OS projects Foreman and Graylog. Designed for experienced administrators and architects, the Camp will reflect new influences and developments of the featured Open Source projects. Get in touch with like-minded people, share expertise and discover new grounds – go for OSCamp this summer!
Does it sound tempting? Get your tickets here.
We look forward to welcoming you @OSCamp on June 14, 2018 in Berlin!
 

Keya Kher
Keya Kher
Marketing Manager

Keya ist seit Oktober 2017 in unserem Marketing Team. Sie kennt sich mit Social Media Marketing aus und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie andere Städte oder schmökert in einem Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.  

Going to OSDC Berlin? Join the OSCamp on June 14!


 
Complete your Open Source Data Center Conference 2018 experience and participate in the Open Source Camp!
The Open Source Camp is a conference format related to changing Open Source projects and products and of course their communities. OSCamp #1 is dedicated to Foreman & Graylog.
The one-day event comprises expert presentations and tutorials on technical backgrounds, how-tos, as well as future trends and perspectives. Focusing on advanced topics, the OSCamp is especially adapted to experienced administrators and architects.
Taking place on June 14, the camp follows directly the OSDC lecture program. Extend your stay at the OSDC venue get in touch with the OS enthusiasts behind the presented OS projects. Learn new features and techniques, benefit from their extensive know-how and get up-dated on the latest developments.
Have fun meeting like-minded people, sharing expertise and discovering new grounds! REGISTER NOW!

Keya Kher
Keya Kher
Marketing Manager

Keya ist seit Oktober 2017 in unserem Marketing Team. Sie kennt sich mit Social Media Marketing aus und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie andere Städte oder schmökert in einem Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.  

February Snap 2018 > Icinga camp, Open Source Datacenter Conference 2018, Ceph, Braintower , NETWAYS Monitor


Freezing February !! And we froze our selection for Open Source Datacenter Conference 2018’s speaker listAlexander said Apple Pi is simple and secure, have you tried it yet? Philipp was happy to celebrate his six -month anniversary at NETWAYS with his fellow trainees Afeef and KillianJulia announced a 25% discount for Ceph training in March.
Marius showed us how to upgrade MariaDB from 10.0.x to 10.2.x. in 10 easy steps. Jean-Marcel talked about the quest for su on Windows. Lennart educated us all with Icinga 2 “Eat or Die”, the variable scope. Nicole announced detailes on the Nextcloud 13 update. Dirk recapped the Configuration Management Camp Ghent 2018.
Isabel invited you to NETWAYS – Monitor your server rooms with us! And told us about MultiTech MTD- H5-2.0 USB powered- easy SMS sending, and, also about the Braintower SMS Gateway with 2 variants. Blerim had the honor of presenting the program for the Icinga Camp Berlin 2018. And, last, but not least,Christoph wanted to Samba Samba all night!!

Keya Kher
Keya Kher
Marketing Manager

Keya ist seit Oktober 2017 in unserem Marketing Team. Sie kennt sich mit Social Media Marketing aus und ist auf dem Weg, ein Grafikdesign-Profi zu werden. Wenn sie sich nicht kreativ auslebt, entdeckt sie andere Städte oder schmökert in einem Buch. Ihr Favorit ist “The Shiva Trilogy”.  

Configuration Management Camp Ghent 2018 – Recap

For the third time in a row I attended the Configuration Management Camp in Ghent. While I was the only one of Netways last year, this time Lennart, Thilo, Blerim and Bernd joined me. Lennart already attended the PGDay and FOSDEM which took place on the weekend before, so if you want to spend some days in Belgium and/or on Open Source conferences start of February is always a good time for this.
I really like the Configuration Management Camp as it is very well organized, especially for a free event, and I always come back with many new knowledge and ideas. The speakers of the Main track reads like a who’s who of configuration management and the community rooms have a big number of experts diving deep into a solution. This year there were 10 community rooms including favorites like Ansible, Foreman and Puppet but also new ones like Mgmt.
My day typically started with the Main track and when community rooms opened I joined the Foreman while Lennart and Thilo could be found in the Puppet and Ansible room and Blerim and Bernd manned the Icinga booth. For the first time I gave a talk on the event and not only one but two. My first one was Foreman from a consultant’s perspective were I tried to show how configuration management projects look like and how we solve them using Foreman, but also show limitations, which got very positive feedback. The second one was demonstrating the Foreman Monitoring integration. In the other talks I learned about Foreman Datacenter plugin which is a great way to document your environment and will very likely find its way into our training material, Foreman Maintain which will make upgrading even more easy, the improvements in the Ansible integration or Debian support in Katello.
But the conference is not only worth it because of the talks but also because of the community. I had very interesting conversation with Foreman Developers, long-term Contributors and Beginners, but also with so many other people I got to know on other conference and met here again. And sometime this is the best way to get things done. For example I talked with Daniel Lobato about a pull request I was waiting to get merged for Ansible, he afterwards talked to a colleague and now I can call myself Ansible contributor or we talked about a missing hover effect in Foreman’s tables and some minutes later Ohad Levy had created the pull request, Timo Goebel had reviewed and merged it while Marek Hulán created pull requests for plugins requiring adjustments. And there was plenty of time for these conversations with Speakers dinner on Sunday, Evening Event on Monday and Foreman Community Dinner on Tuesday or in a comic-themed bar afterwards.
After the two days of conference were now a total number of 8 fringe events with beginner sessions and hacking space which I can really recommend if you want to improve your knowledge and/or involvement in a project. While the others left, I stayed one more day as I had managed to arrange a day of Icinga 2 consulting at a costumer in Ghent before I also started my way home with a trunk full of waffle and Kriek.

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.

Satte Rabatte – 25% Rabatt auf Foreman & Ceph Trainings im März!


Das Lifecycle Management System Foreman unterstützt bei der Provisionierung virtueller und physikalischer Systeme und beim Konfigurationsmanagement. Die Inhalte der Schulung decken die Bereiche Architektur, Installation, Provisionierung, Konfiguration, sowie die Grundlagen der Automatisierung ab. Seit Oktober 2017 ist außerdem auch Ansible und die Monitoring Konfiguration Teil der zweitägigen Schulung.
Ceph hingegen ist ein distributed Storage und bietet Performance, Ausfallsicherheit und Skalierbarkeit. Da es in modernen Infrastrukturen immer wichtiger wird, auf dynamische und schnelle Anforderungen schnell zu reagieren und um dem immer größer werdendem Datenwachstum gerecht zu werden, bietet Ceph als idealer Cloudstorage für alle Arten von Objekten, Medien und Archiven die optimale Lösung.
Die Qualität der NETWAYS-Schulungen zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass durch eine geringe Teilnehmerzahl der zielorientierte und effiziente Ablauf jeder Schulung gewährleistet ist. Dadurch ermöglicht sich die genaue Auseinandersetzung mit dem Schulungsstoff und es bleibt für die Trainer genug Zeit, sich mit den individuellen Fragen der Teilnehmer auseinander zu setzen. Auch beim gemeinsamen Abendessen bleibt viel Raum für Diskussionen und Networking unter den Trainingsteilnehmern.
Für die Foreman und Ceph Trainings im März 2018 gewähren wir jeweils 25% Rabatt. Dazu einfach den oben genannten Discountcode im Anmeldeformular für Ceph oder Foreman eingeben und sparen!