NeilYang
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Failed RHCSA twice: it seems configuration not saved

I have been practicing redhat Linux in my virtual machine quite a lot and I am quite confident.

I felt really really bad to fail the exam twice.

It seems my node2 work was never saved in the previous exam and in this exam. 
Actually I have booted the node 2 twice and I definitely saw the storage related configuration was there. But I lost all the scores for this area. Last time, I got the reply that " one of your system did not reboot to a usable state and could not be graded"

I do not know what happened. It must be a very small, but extremely critical point I have missed. This never happen in my local virtual machine environment.

Can anybody help and give your hint?

Many thanks!

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ricardodacosta
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Perhaps node2 was dependent on something provided by another node. And when all nodes are rebooted before grading, something didn't start on the node which provided a dependency.

It could also well be that node2 booted, and the other node(s) did not.

Before starting an exam for a certification candidate, the solution is rolled out in an automated fashion to ensure that all the resources are deployed in order for the exam candidate can be successful. The exam is rebooted, then graded and unless the automation scores 100%, the exam isn't provided to the certification candidate. Of course, the solutions are removed before being presented as a clean exam.

Given that your exam was rolled out, the automated solutions were successful. 

This issue seems self inflicted but hopefully I could give you some ideas above.

NeilYang
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Thanks for the feedback.

Look into the RHCSA questions, I do not think there is a dependency between the work of the 2 nodes. I rebooted node 1 twice before working on node2. And I also rebooted node2 twice. I have checked the configuration after each reboot, everything I configured was still there. 

It is a very frustrated experience to fail the very simple RHCSA twice. And I do now know why  one of my system did not reboot to a usable state and could not be graded. It should be a very small thing, but very critical for grading.

Thanks!

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ricardodacosta
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I had a quick look at that exam and you're right, there does not seem to be a dependency between the 2 nodes. 

However, I can see potential in a few items where your system won't boot due to incorrect configuration. 

If you opened a ticket, and you got a reply, then someone looked at the results and found nothing untoward. 

I must add, that this exam is extremely popular and the team would quickly find, and resolve, any issues.

I'm sorry that you didn't pass, I hope that you have success soon!

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Kelsheikh
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Hello,

Can I know if you was able to resolve this issue with Redhat support or not as I have the same issue and got the same reply from Redhat support team
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IHW
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Also I was Failed RHCSA twice due to 1st time connectivity issue and 2nd time subscription-manager register error. realy disopinted with RedHat who not creating user friendly envoirement but making too complex questions and some questions are depended to otherquestion .

let say, if you can solve all question excluding  yum or subscription-manager  you get result 100% No Pass. 

do someone know if my account subscription setup on my lab envoirement,  so if I get question in ex  subscription-manager  register  it could be allow me subscribe two machine with one RedHat id ? 

Thank You!
IHW
Fran_Garcia
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I have not taken the RHCSA v8 exam, but I don't think any connection to the outside world is required (ie, subscription-manager). One of the exam objectives is to configure yum repositories and I suppose troubleshooting and adding the right repository configuration to each system would fall under these requirements, as explained in the exam objectives:

 

https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/ex200-red-hat-certified-system-administrator-rhcsa-exam?...

- "Install and update software packages from Red Hat Network, a remote repository, or from the local file system"

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IHW
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I understand with your statement, 

my concern is the  subscription-manager is the exam objectives is to configure yum repositories so question must show in list while the question showing add repos so candidate when adding repo getting subscription manager register error.

candidate try to solve and wasting time on troubleshooting so the trick is play from Red Hat  exam not conseptaional but based on troubleshooting. 

 

Thank You!
IHW
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Robert_Bryant
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In the RH124 8.2 student guide, chapter 14, Guided exercise 'Enabling Yum Software Repositories' pp. 508-511, section 3.3: you can manually create a software repository (.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ )with 5 lines. The baseurl key value pair is required and must be viable (line 3). You can make the repo ID whatever you want (line 1), give it a friendly name (line 2), again, whatever you want. It must be enabled (line 4), and it's fine to not require a gpgcheck (line 5) for a lab, non-production environment, etc.

I struggled for hours with differences on this exercise between the guide and video lecture, with one hyphen making an enormous and confusing difference.

yum config-manager vs yum-config-manager vs dnf config-manager and tab completion for all the options and arguments.

In an exam situation, if asked to configure a given repository or two, I think I'd go the manually created repo file route for the sake of speed and simplicity.

IHW
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your understanding is very well, but I have a deferent issue you know any RedHat OS yum repos not work till the  OS register and subscribe so question was I got in exa add repo but when I did add repo  such as   yum config-manger --add-repo

thus repo not added and showing error register the OS.

I did  run command subscription-manger register  get login prompt 

user : add

password add

after enter password showing error " network error "  while I already setup  exa env IP address

 that is the resin I did loss exa 

Thank You!
IHW
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