What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

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By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this “Linux” thing is?

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Vendor-Side DevOps Practices Can Still Deliver Better Value While Client-Side Government Processes Catch Up


With the private sector making the cultural and technological shift to better DevOps practices, it was only a matter of time before private providers to government clients began to probe how DevOps practices can positively impact application delivery for DoD (and other) clients. Government software acceptance processes are in place for a reason, but it can hinder the continuous delivery methodology that is at the core of DevOps strategy. Big Data Cloud Computing devops

Weekly Update 5-20-2019

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This week, we’re diving into brand new DevOps courses. Great news for all of our Linux Academy students; Red Hat Enterprise is already available to try out in Linux Academy’s Cloud Playground! Implementing an Auto Scaling Group and Application Load Balancer in AWS.

AIOps and our Robot Kubernetes Kops

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On the heals of the still wet DevOps movement we are introduced to the new era of DevOps that reaches beyond pipeline automation and into the realm of pipeline evolution. AIOps is the culmination of the DevOps pipeline automation to accommodate this need for automated and continuous deployment as well as automated and continuous scaling. Linux Academy has recently published courses covering the AIOps and Python technologies mentioned in this article. Linux Academy

AWS Lambda Versioning and Aliases

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As I detailed in a previous blog post, I’m continuing to update the Linux Academy AWS DevOps Pro certification course. In AWS, we work a lot with infrastructure: VPCs, EC2 instances, Auto Scaling Groups, Load Balancers (Elastic, Application, or Network).

Getting Started with Kubernetes Using Minikube

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Working in technology, whether that be software development, DevOps, or system administration, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Kubernetes. You can look at the official documentation to see what you will modify if you’re using Linux or Windows: $ curl -LO [link] -s [link] && chmod +x kubectl && mv kubectl /usr/local/bin/. We want our service to expose port 80 from our deployment’s containers behind a load balancer and this command will achieve just that.

Technology Short Take #48

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Matt Oswalt recently wrapped up his 3-part “DevOps for Networking” series. The “gotcha” is that these software stacks haven’t been written yet, so the idea of repurposing hardware from switch to firewall to load balancer is still a bit of a unicorn. First, here’s a workaround to the fact that vCA doesn’t (yet) do cloud-init, which makes injecting SSH keys into Linux instances a bit difficult.