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Wednesday, April 17

11:00am PDT

Hands on Configuration Workshop with Cinder and OpenStack Networking

In this session, end users will be walked through installing and configuring OpenStack Cinder and Quantum. This interactive configuration session will provide detail in setting up: 

  • OpenStack Cinder
  • OpenStack Quantum

Attendees should bring a laptop with Vagrant installed (vagrantup.com) as well as either Virtualbox or VMware Fusion.

Take aways:    

  • Hands on knowledge of Cinder
  • Hands on knowledge of Quantum
  • Enterprise Software Defined Networking and Storage architectures 




Cody Bunch

Principal Architect, Private Cloud at Rackspace, Rackspace
Cody Bunch is a Principal Architect with Rackspace. Cody has authored or co-authored several OpenStack and VMware books. Cody also regularly speaks at industry events and local user groups. You can follow Cody on Twitter @cody_bunch.

Wednesday April 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

1:50pm PDT

Juju with OpenStack Workshop

Juju is a terrific way to get an OpenStack cloud up and running. What about after you've got OpenStack?

Empty clouds are no fun, people need to run services on clouds, like Hadoop, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Jenkins ... the list goes on and on. On top of that your developers are looking for ways to consume your cloud; and they're writing applications that are just as diverse in Python, Rails, Node.js, PHP, and Java and other platforms.

At Ubuntu we're working on solving these problems, how do you manage your cloud at the higher service level? How do you bring the speed of cloud deployments down to your developers so they can leverage the cloud faster?

We've built a tool called Juju that makes deploying services on an OpenStack cloud very simple, and we've got over 110+ services ready to go. This workshop will be a technical overview of how Juju works, and how you can use it to make deploying services in OpenStack simpler for you; we'll also cover how to write your own orchestration scripts (that we call charms) for your self so that you can rapidly deploy your

applications in OpenStack.    


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Jorge Castro

Cloud Liaison, Canonical Ltd.
Jorge O. Castro currently works on the Community Team as Cloud Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd, sponsors of the Ubuntu project. Jorge has been using Linux since 1998, and his current passion is juju, the new cloud deployment tool. He has spoken at the Ohio Linux Fest, SCaLE, Velocity... Read More →
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Mark Mims

Developer, Canonical

Wednesday April 17, 2013 1:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

3:40pm PDT

OpenStack Networking Hands-on Lab

Users will get access to a live OpenStack + Quantum setup and be able to walk through key quantum deployment use cases, with members of the Quantum core development team available to provide guidence and answer questions.

At the OpenStack conference 6 months ago we presented a similar Quantum hands on lab led by several members of the Quantum core team and it was standing room only. We'd like to run another session this time, incorporating lessons learned from the previous sesion and also including new Quantum capabilities introduced in the Grizzly release.

Demonstrated features will include:

  • private L2 networks using tunnels rather than vlans. Including support for overlapping IPs.
  • access to metadata information with overlapping IPs.
  • shared networks
  • L3 + NAT via quantum logical routers
  • and more! 


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Dan Wendlandt

OpenStack Lead, VMware
Dan Wendlandt from Nicira is the project technical lead (PTL) for the OpenStack Quantum project. He has been in product management and software development roles at Nicira, helping customers deploy the company's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) in both public and private clouds... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 3:40pm - 6:00pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)
Thursday, April 18

9:00am PDT

Get Started deploying OpenStack with Puppet

This hands on lab will provide an oppurtunity to see how easy it is to use Puppet to deploy OpenStack environments.

It will cover the architectural details of the Puppet modules used for installation, and explain how to easily get up and going with a fully functional OpenStack environment.

Requirements: This lab assumes that you have a laptop with the following installed: 

  • virtualbox
  • vagrant
  • git 

The lab also assumes reasonable networking connectivity in the lab.    


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Does stuff with computers.

Thursday April 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

11:00am PDT

Windows on OpenStack: Best Practices and Pitfalls

Due  to  security,  licensing,  and  networking  particularities,  as  well  as  a  resource-­heavy  boot  and  runtime profile,  running  Windows  in  a  cloud  environment  poses  a  unique  set  of  challenges  to  implementers  of OpenStack  public  and  private  clouds.

Despite  these  challenges,  enterprises  are  increasingly  looking  to  deploy  Windows  virtual  desktops  and servers  in  their  OpenStack  environments  -­  both  to  replace  physical  desktops  as  well  as  to  move  their Windows-­based  server  applications  to  a  more  economical  virtualization  platform.

In  this  talk  we  present  best  practices  and  pitfalls  learned  over  the  course  of  several  pilot  and  production Windows-­on-­OpenStack  deployments,  including: -­  Understanding  how  Windows  works  in  the  context  of  an  OpenStack  cloud:  images,  instances,  etc. -­  Methods  for  mitigating  the  "boot  storm"  incited  by  booting  large  numbers  of  Windows  VMs. -­  Integrating  with  existing  Windows  networking  services,  such  as  Active  Directory. -­  Desktop  personalization,  access  marshalling,  and  session  management. -­  License  and  license  key  management  for  short-­lived  Windows  VMs. -­  Strategies  for  the  reduction  of  runtime  resource  usage  for  large  Windows  deployment. 


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Tim Smith

President, GridCentric Inc.
I am the President and co-founder of Gridcentric, a virtualization technology company. I am passionate about the deep down details of systems, networking, and virtualization.

Thursday April 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

1:30pm PDT

Workshop: Deploying OpenStack Swift

This workshop will teach attendees how to deploy OpenStack Swift from the ground up. It will be a hands- on training where the audience will learn by doing rather than listening. Come with a laptop, or feel free to watch and learn.

In this session, the audience will be guided through a deployment and configuration of OpenStack Swift by the experts at SwiftStack. We will walk you through the architecture of Swift while demonstrating a step- by-step installation from the ground up.

Attendees will learn: 

- Swift's architecture (The Ring, Zones, Partitions, Accounts & Containers)

- How to bootstrap a basic Swift installation

- The guts of how OpenStack Swift works

- Swift’s failure recovery mechanisms 

The attendees interested in participating should bring their laptops (with virtualization extensions enabled in the BIOS), and we will provide a virtual machine image that will be used in the workshop. 




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Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack.Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:10pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

2:20pm PDT

Workshop: Automating Swift deployments with SwiftStack

This interactive session will cover automation and management tools for OpenStack Swift. Attendees will learn about the deployment mechanisms behind the scenes of SwiftStack. This is a hands-on workshop where we will install and configure a SwiftStack cluster in a virtual machine on attendees’ laptops.

In this workshop, attendees will learn about: 

  • The automation required to run OpenStack Swift in production
  • Runtime stacks for load-balancing, ssl-termination and authentication
  • Networking architecture for Swift
  • Monitoring Swift-specific metrics
  • Tuning a Swift cluster
  • Best practices for cluster expansion and failure handling 

Attendees should bring their laptops (with virtualization extensions enabled in the BIOS), and we will provide a virtual machine image that will be used during the workshop. 




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John Dickinson

Director of Technology at SwiftStack & Swift PTL, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

3:20pm PDT

Bare Metal to OpenStack with Razor and Chef

In this workshop attendees will follow along with the presentation and learn to use the Razor Provisioning Engine along with Opscode Chef to deploy OpenStack to bare metal in an easy to do, easy to maintain, easy to scale fashion. Key take-away: 

  • Hands on experience with Razor
  • Hands on experience with Chef
  • Familiarity with the concepts and tools needed to build and maintain an OpenStack Cloud 



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Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef Software, Inc.
Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Partner Integration for the systems automation platform and company Chef. He is an active open source contributor, resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.
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Egle Sigler

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on Private Cloud team at Rackspace, and an OpenStack Foundation Board member. As part of OpenStack Board, Egle is Co-Chair of DefCore committee. Egle is very passionate about promoting women in technology. She has served for two years on a governing... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 3:20pm - 5:40pm PDT
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)