Unsupported upgrade for RHEL-based distributions without reinstallation

Most systems, based on RHEL, were not able to upgrade without reinstallation, or best said, not supported. The new version, that was released at around 18 months later contained so many changes that it was hard to test the upgrades themselves until leapp was introduced. Check the lifecycle here: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata However, the biggest problem could be the incompatibility of packages or package formats… but as usually there were some middle layers it was possible to upgrade without reinstallation by performing some manual steps....

April 23, 2022 · 15 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez

LDAP query from Python

Recently, some colleagues commented about validating if users in a Telegram group were or not employees anymore, so that the process could be automated without having to chase down the users that left the company. One of the fields that can be configured by each user, is the link to other platforms (Github, LinkedIn, Twitter, Telegram, etc), so querying an LDAP server could suffice to get the list of users....

October 19, 2021 · 2 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez

How to stake on NYM Validator 🐳🐳🐳

As said in the article about mixnodes and validators, NYM is a technology aiming for providing privacy for the communications. Once you get some tokens, PUNK at this time, you can use the web wallet to check the balance of your account and delegate it to mixnodes or gateways… but, using the binaries, you can additionally delegate to validators. For doing this, we first need the nymd binary on our system to follow the procedure for compiling it from the documentation for validators, but skip the remaining parts https://nymtech....

September 28, 2021 · 3 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez

The experience of writing a book

I wanted to write about my experience (before I forget about it), and as some colleagues asked about it… here we go… As published in the blog entry RHEL8 Administration book, some colleagues and I wrote a book on RHEL8 administration, which can be bought here. Many years ago I started one about Linux, but every time a new paragraph was added, a lot of new ‘TO-DO’ items were appended as the information growth… and as it was a ‘solo’ project, I had other stuff to work on and was parked....

September 15, 2021 · 5 min · iranzo

[Book] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Administration

After some time working on it (about 6 months for the main work and some more time for the reviews) with my colleagues Miguel and Scott, we’ve finally made it thanks to the support from our families and Packt, as well as several members of RH teams that gave the clearance to get it out! The book targets users willing to learn skills to administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux or compatible systems....

September 11, 2021 · 1 min · iranzo
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