Foreman Community Newsletter (January 2021)

Foreman @ FOSDEM, What community deep dive do you want to see next? A look at some of the more interesting RFCs of the last month, and more.

Foreman @ FOSDEM

This coming Saturday, there will be two Foreman talks in the Infra Management devroom room at FOSDEM 2021.

Please join us for these talks and there will be an opportunity to ask questions in the infra management matrix room after the talk.

@bernhard_suttner gave a preview of his upcoming talk at the last community demo. You can watch this here:

Foreman will also have a stand presence at FOSDEM. The stand has an accompanying Matrix chatroom If you’re attending FOSDEM, call by and chat with us!

Introduction to Foreman resources:

@mhulan has been busy writing blogs to help you get started with Foreman.

In his first blog How to start with Foreman @mhulan introduces important concepts and guides you through the host registration and management fundamentals.

In his next blog Updating Foreman inventory with system facts, @mhulan walks you through how you can keep inventories up to date by receiving facts from hosts regularly. This post shows how you have multiple options to use Foreman as a powerful configuration management tool.

Using Foreman to Manage CentOS Stream hosts

The future of CentOS was discussed in the Foreman community and as a result of this, @lzap created a tutorial that demonstrates how you can remain in full control of your CentOS stream environments using Foreman. If you are a new user, this video also serves as a nice introduction to the Foreman & Katello content management and provisioning workflows:

First Foreman Community Demo of 2021

The first community demo of 2021 was so action packed that it ran over the hour! You can rewatch the demos here. The YouTube video is now broken into chapters and timestamped per demo:

Katello Pulp 3 Import/Export Deep Dive

@partha_aji1 took some time to delve into the Katello team’s work on the Hammer Import/Export functionality changes as part of the migration to Pulp 3. You can rewatch the deep dive here:

What deep dive are you most interested in seeing over the next few weeks/months? Let us know on the community discourse.

RFCs of Note in the Community

Over the last month, there have been a number of important conversations happening in the Foreman community, here are some of the highlights:

If you agree or disagree, please feel free to share your thoughts on the respective threads. Comments, or a simple +1 help shape the community.

Comments from the community:

Foreman 2.3.3 has been released! Follow the quick start to install it.

Foreman 2.2.2 has been released! Follow the quick start to install it.