chetan_tiwary
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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Hi Fernando,

What about the sysadmins who have skills for other linux flavours like IBM iKeyman Tool or others ? Can we include some sort of openssl basics to the course lectures if we are using it in the DO280 course ?

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flozano
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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Hi Chetan,

Though openssl and general TLS certificate management are not instructional goals of DO280, that knowledge is necessary to pass the exam, and for any real-world sysadmin job that includes managing web servers, REST services, and other applications that use TLS security.

We are exploring alternatives to teach these topics in more depth such as tech overviews, expert extras, or even appendixes to add to course books such as the one from DO280.

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chetan_tiwary
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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Thanks for your reply ! I am sure that would be a great help for many learners ( especially the appendixes ) . 

 

Thanks again for your time !

 

Regards.

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ekc
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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Hello Yamato-san,

    Please check the test objectives. In my opinion, it (the networking section) is quite obvious. There isn't much room for your own interpretation even if I am a non-native English speaker.

https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/ex280-red-hat-certified-specialist-in-openshift-administ...

Configure networking components

  • Troubleshoot software-defined networking
  • Create and edit external routes
  • Control cluster network ingress
  • Create a self signed certificate
  • Secure routes using TLS certificates

Good luck. :-)

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rmokkink
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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There is oc explain and there are man pages. All the documentation is on the system.
The problem i see with a lot of openshift courses, they teach openshift, and not k8s.

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flozano
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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Hi rmokkink,

What you think we miss about teaching Kubernetes vs teaching OpenShift? We are open to improving our courseware.

After all OpenShift is Kubernetes, and any real production Kubernetes has to add *lots* of stuff over the "vanilla" upstream Kubernetes. Anything that works in vanilla Kubernetes should work, unchanged, with OpenShift, except things that are very infrastructure-dependent such as ingress and storage controllers, but them it would be true for any Kubernetes distribution in the market and also for all cloud-managed offerings.

The hard truth is that there's no "standard" Kubernetes for real-world, production scenarios. Don't be fooled by what you can "easily" do with minikube and kino. You'll have to make decisions and add stuff that will make your environment different than everyone's else.

For example, a friend said that his company spent six months, with two full-time engineers + one full time architect, to create a useable production Kubernetes cluster, and that was just adding things you get pre-installed with OpenShift, such as metrics and authentication. They were using a big cloud xKS service. Red Hat have a number of customers that followed that route and later switched to OpenShift because it was just better ROI.

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ericbos
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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While preparing for EX280, for the OpenSSL commands I generally use

man x509

and find my way from there

I also practice using docs.openshift.com so I know where to find certain topics.

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tat
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Re: DO280 do you need to memorize openssl commands or yaml configurations ?

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I think the main problem is, that the openssl command examples have been stripped from the 4.5 documentation.

man req (EXAMPLES)
and
openssl rsa -in encrypted.key -out plaintext.key
are something I always keep in mind regarding self signed certificates
best regards,
Alexander
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