Part 1 of 3 in Digital Rebar Provision How To Blog Series (Part 2) RackN Portal Management Connection to the 10 Minute Demo  (Part 3) Create your first CentOS 7 Machine on RackN Portal with Digital Rebar Provision  For operators looking to better understand Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) RackN hasContinue Reading

Over the past 20 years, Linux admins have defined provisioning with a limited scope; PXE boot with Cobbler. This approach continues to be popular today even though it only installs an operating system limiting the operators’ ability to move beyond this outdated paradigm Digital Rebar is the answer operators haveContinue Reading

Welcome to our new format for the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. It contains the same great information you are accustomed to; however, I have reorganized it to place a new section at the start with my thoughts on various topics. You can still find the latest news itemsContinue Reading

  Welcome to our new format for the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. It contains the same great information you are accustomed to; however, I have reorganized it to place a new section at the start with my thoughts on various topics. You can still find the latest newsContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld speaks on Rishidot.TV  as part of the Cloud Native Landscape video interview series. Questions asked: Background on RackN Cloud Native Ecosystem Fit – embracing DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering Running “Cloud” in their existing data centers  Differentiation – Build on open source Digital Rebar replacing Cobbler, Maas, and otherContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, Edge Computing, and DevOps. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet RackN (@rackngo) News Items of the Week Intel’s latest chip isContinue Reading

In this video, Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus provide operators real-world examples of how best to migrate your provisioning platform to Digital Rebar Provision. This blog highlights one of these migration ideas. Scenario 10 Servers running in multiple subnets DHCP Server Cobbler Provisioning Tool Migration Process Setup Digital Rebar ProvisionContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, Edge Computing, and DevOps. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet RackN (@rackngo) Items of the Week Avoid These Common DevOps PitfallsContinue Reading

RackN and the Digital Rebar community are focused on solving key issues learned from enterprise DevOps teams: Operations are inconsistent, manual and heterogeneous Foundational automation makes many problems go away “Apply, Rinse, Repeat” (aka Immutable Infrastructure) The learnings from these experiences led the RackN founders to analyze the current stateContinue Reading

Author: Greg Althaus, CTO/Co-Founder RackN Over the past few years we spent time with a wide variety of IT organizations to better understand the challenges they face deploying and enabling solutions. Two key themes emerged from these conversations: Zero-Touch (or as close as possible) Infrastructure Manual Inventory and Processes Don’tContinue Reading