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Setting Up RHEL 8 on Linode

By on Jul 22, 2019 in Article

Background I have used Linode for about 10 years now because the service and price are great. They are one of the most automated cloud providers and they invest in tools to do things like resizing existing VMs. It’s super useful for lab environments and experiments.  As such, I wanted to use Linode for my new containers running Red Hat UBI on RHEL 8 and...

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All You Need to Know About Red Hat Universal Base Image

By on Jun 19, 2019 in Article

This is a links article that I plan on keeping up to date over the coming months as we create more and more content on Red Hat Universal Base Image. This should be a one stop shop for understanding how to use it. What/Why Introducing the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) – Scott McCarty Red Hat Universal Base Image: RHEL containers for everyone – Steven...

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Where’s The Red Hat Universal Base Image Dockerfile?

By on Jun 17, 2019 in Article

So, you’re looking for the Dockerfile used to create the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI)? Since it’s release this has become a very popular question. The first time somebody asked me, I literally froze. It made no sense to me and for a split second I even second guessed my own knowledge of how base images are created (I started creating them back in...

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Hacker’s Guide to Installing OpenShift Container Platform 3.9

By on Apr 10, 2018 in Article

  Background My problem, like most technologists, is that I only have a slice of my time to dedicate toward acquiring and maintaining knowledge about any given technology, product, project, tool, platform, etc. Split that with the fact that almost every CIO is preaching that we, as technologists, need to be closer to the business, and our time gets even...

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Building an OpenShift Lab: Why I Used Atomic Host

By on Mar 30, 2017 in Article

RHEL Atomic Host requires a lot less configuration than a full RHEL Server installation. The docker daemon is installed and configured, storage is already setup to use device mapper on a dedicated LV, and the default tools necessary to install OpenShift are already installed. And as a bonus, the installation on my laptop in KVM virtual machines is about 10X as fast as installing a full RHEL installation.

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