SkillsCast

Building a demo lab with open source software

20th July 2017 in London at CodeNode

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Are you interested in learning about Red Hat's process of designing and creating a lab for SA to demo products? Check out Matt York's talk!

I'll be discussing the challenges and success we've had to design and create a lab for Red Hat SA's to demonstrate products to customers using Red Hat products. We've learned many lessons from issues with hardware and software, as well as trying to bring a level of control and sanity to a multi-tenant environment populated with experienced sysadmins all fighting for their corner.

From a product perspective, we'll talk about

  • History of labs in Red Hat.

  • Products we deployed (RHV, Sat6, Ansible Tower, gitlab, Openshift container platform, RHEL Atomic, IDM (FreeIPA)) to name a few.

  • The architectural challenges

  • Lessons learned

  • The future

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Building a demo lab with open source software

Matt York

I'm a specialist solutions architect working for Red Hat in the UK focusing on infrastructure and automation. I've been at Red Hat for 2 1/2 years, however, I've been using Unix & Linux since 1995. Over the years I've used most of the major distributions.