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Weekly Update 5-20-2019

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

Last week was all about our container related courses, which you won’t want to miss, so make sure to go take a look at those previous announcements. You can find them on last weeks episode of Weekly Update. This week, we’re diving into brand new DevOps courses.

Red Hat Enterprise 8

On May 7th, Red Hat released Enterprise 8. This is huge as Enterprise 8 adds multiple new features:
  • Web console
  • Application streams
  • Improved security
  • Updated configuration capabilities

Great news for all of our Linux Academy students; Red Hat Enterprise is already available to try out in Linux Academy’s Cloud Playground! You can go out and spin up a server whenever you want and try out all of these new features for yourself. We have more information on the release in general and all the new features in our podcast Linux Action News and episode 105.

New Content

This week launched more than 20 new Hands-On Labs. Several involve MySQL, which is a popular database management system used by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many more. These Hands-On Labs will assist you with Installing:
  • MySQL
  • Creating databases
  • Inserting data
  • Real-life scenarios

These are some of the hands-on labs that just came out!

In addition to those, we’ve launched 4 new courses:
  • DevOps Monitoring Deep Dive: We use Prometheus, AlertManager, and Grafana to demonstrate monitoring concepts that we can use on any monitoring stack. Start by building a foundation of some general monitoring concepts, then get hands-on by working with common metrics across all levels of our platform.
  • Splunk Deep Dive: This course serves as an introduction to Splunk Enterprise. After getting familiar with some basic terms and components, we will get to set up your own Splunk instance through the Linux Academy Cloud Playground. With our instance, we can follow along as we secure our standalone Splunk instance, configure monitoring and alerting, and finally index log data to perform search and visualization analysis.h
  • Ansible Setup, Configure, and Ad Hoc Commands Deep Dive: Modern DevOps culture requires both automation and configuration management. Ansible is more than capable of meeting both of these end goals. This course is the first in the series on Ansible, and it provides a thorough introduction to key Ansible features and modules that lay a foundation to build upon.
  • Ansible Playbooks Deep Dive: This course is the second in the series on Ansible. Many key features of Ansible Playbooks are highlighted as we work through the course, and a few new modules are introduced along the way.


Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already to keep up with all of our new content and updates! And don’t forget to take a look at our latest Podcast episodes:

  • Choose LinuxIntel’s Clear Linux + The FOSS Contribution Project | Choose Linux 9: Practically overnight, Intel’s Clear Linux OS has turned into a distribution worth paying attention to, but is it ready for regular desktop Linux users? Plus, Jason goes down yet another awesome rabbit hole with a new project on GitHub aimed at giving back to the Linux and open source community.
  • Coder Radio3 OSes 1 GPU: Microsoft catches Mike’s eye with WSL 2, Google gets everyone’s attention with their new push for Kotlin, and we get a full eGPU report.
  • LINUX UnpluggedPeak Red Hat: We scale the Red Hat Summit and come back with a few stories to share. Plus some big community news, finding threats on the command line, and our reaction to Microsoft shipping the Linux kernel in Windows.


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