With the release of OpenShift 4.x Red Hat left no stone unturned (compared to previous 3.x versions). Among many things Minishift became Red Hat CodeReady Containers. Having been a big fan of Minishift I recently wanted to give CodeReady Containers (aka CRC) a try.

Turned out this is not that easy - at least if you want to run CRC on a Linux that does not come from Red Hat (or its community). This article gives instructions for all those people out there who want to run CodeReady Containers on Ubuntu.

Update 2020-12-17: According to this comment on GitHub by one of the maintainers / developers of Red Hat CodeReady Containers the issues with Ubuntu have been resolved in the latest version of CRC.


Author:Markus Hansmair
Tags:openshift, linux, ubuntu
Categories:devops, linux
Arch Linux for Devs

This report is about the experience, I’ve made with Arch Linux as the operating system for a developers workstation. You’ll be introduced into the concepts of Arch Linux, followed by a introduction into the main tasks such as package installation and OS maintenance. At the end, I’ll discuss why I think that Arch Linux is a great OS for developers, and finish with a conclusion.




Der Verlag Packt Publishing ist an mich herangetreten und hat mich gebeten, eine Rezension zum soeben erschienenen Buch Icinga Network Monitoring von Viranch Mehta zu schreiben.

Eigentlich hatte ich keine Zeit, aber wenn mir jemand mit „Keeping in mind your knowledge in this subject and having looked at your contributions, I feel you'd make an excellent reviewer of this book.“ kommt, dann werde ich natürlich schwach.

Das Buch richtet sich an eine Leserschaft, die bisher keinen Kontakt zur Icinga (bzw. Nagios, Naemon oder Shinken) hatte. Linux-Kenntnisse werden aber dennoch vorausgesetzt. Ziel des Autors war es, eine nachvollziehbare (im Sinne von: sofort am Rechner umsetzbar) und möglichst vollständige Anleitung zu erstellen, anhand derer ein Icinga-Neuling (mit ein bisschen Hirnschmalz sind die Schritte aber auch auf die o.g. Geschwister von Icinga anwendbar) in kurzer Zeit ein Basis-Monitoring für seine IT-Landschaft aufsetzen kann.


Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:Icinga, linux, Nagios, Shinken

Keeping an eye on cpu usage of your servers is one of the basic things in system monitoring. For Nagios (and Shinken, of course) you’ll find plenty of plugins for this task. However, i was never happy with the way they work. Most of the plugins you can download work like this: read a counter - sleep - re-read the counter. This technique not only adds an extra delay to the execution time of the plugin, but it only shows the state of things within a small time frame. If you run such a plugin every 5 minutes and it sleeps 5 seconds between the two measurements, you don’t know what happens in the other 295 seconds. This is a very small sample rate.


Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:check_logfiles, cpu, Icinga, linux, Nagios, Shinken
Categories:nagios, omd, shinken