In my stepping down post I promised that I would write a second update on who would be replacing me. We’re finally in a position to do so, and I’d like to spend a little time expanding on the plan for the community team.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, I am Rahul Bajaj and I have been working as a Software Engineer at Red Hat for a year and a half now. I am the co-maintainer of Foreman Discovery Plugin and also contribute to repos like Foreman core, hammer-cli-foreman, forklift, and pulp. Currently I am working on integrating SSO with Foreman via Keycloak.
It is with a definite mix of emotions that I have to announce that I am stepping down as the community manager of Foreman. This post goes into some of the details, and some of our shared history…
When a host is managed via Foreman, it’s possible to download discovery image to it and create a Grub2 boot entry to quickly enter discovery mode again. This ad-hoc workflow requires the old managed host entry to be deleted prior provisioning discovered host, otherwise either “Name already taken” error can be shown or old and unused host entries will stack in the Foreman DB forever depending on the Foreman version in use.