About me

A software engineer working for Red Hat, subsidiary of IBM. My primary interest is in Linux server management software development with focus on provisioning, PXE/HTTP UEFI booting, hardware discovery and networking. I am also involved in security and performance aspects of the projects and products I co-maintain.

I run Red Hat Administration courses (RHA 1-2-3) at Palacký University in Olomouc.

I live and work in Velký Týnec, Olomoucký kraj, Czechia, Europe.

Work bio

Lukas Zapletal is a core member of The Foreman (http://www.theforeman.org) open-source project and a Red Hat Satellite product engineer with focus on hardware discovery, bare-metal provisioning, PXE and SELinux.


  • 2018: principal software engineer, Red Hat Czech s.r.o.
  • 2010: senior software engineer, Red Hat Czech s.r.o.
  • 2009-2010: consultant in T-Mobile Netherlands, Den Haag (PIKE Electronic)
  • 2007: PIKE Electronic s.r.o., solution architect (http://www.pikeelectronic.com)
  • 2006-2007: QCM s.r.o., software development (http://www.qcm.cz)
  • 2004-2006: editor-in-chief LinuxEXPRES magazine (http://www.linuxexpres.cz)
  • 2003-2004: editor-in-chief Linux+ magazine
  • 2000: Faculty Hospital Olomouc, IT (http://www.fnol.cz)
  • 1998: Bach systems s.r.o., Visual Basic developer (http://www.bach.cz)


Professional certificates

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • TIBCO Enterprise Message Service 4.x (Prague CZ)
  • webMethods Integration Certified BPMS Developer (Darmstadt-Eberstadt DE)
  • IBM Information Management – Optim Bootcamp for Business Partners (Budapest HU)
  • IBM WebSphere DataStage V8.0 (Prague CZ)

Trainings taken

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Fast Track Course
  • TIBCO BusinessWorks Administration Boot Camp
  • TIBCO BusinessEvents 2.x Developer
  • Green Hat - GH Tester Boot Camp
  • TMO SOA BP Workshop
  • Oracle Enterprise Service Bus
  • Oracle Universal Conent Management
  • webMethods Integration Workshop
  • webMethods Advanced Integration Workshop
  • Oracle Single Sign-On
  • Oracle SOA Governance
  • webMethods Administration Workshop
  • IBM Information Management – Optim Bootcamp for Business Partners
  • IBM DataStage Essentials V8.1

Formal education

  • 2017: External teacher at Palacky University in Olomouc (ongoing)
  • 2006: Master degree Computer Science (Palacky University in Olomouc)
  • 2004: Bachelor degree Computer Science (Palacky University in Olomouc)
  • 1998: Secondary technical school of mechanical engineering
  • 1994: Elementary sport school Czerviu Brothers Olomouc
  • 1990: Elementary school Hodolany Olomouc


  • https://patents.google.com/?inventor=Lukas+Zapletal