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Decoding the Code: Summit

Interested in optimizing your open source investment? Learn how to implement security policies, increase performance and scalability, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

Red Hat Reference Architectures: An Overview

Vijay Trehan — Director, Solutions Architecture, Red Hat
Rachel Cassidy — Vice President, Global Professional Services, Red Hat

In this session, Vijay Trehan and Rachel Cassidy will answer several reference architecture questions, including:

  • What is a Red Hat reference architecture?
  • How does Red Hat provide the deep technical collateral for its major strategic initiatives, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Cloud Foundations?
  • Who writes them?
  • Who is the intended audience?

In addition to encouraging various Red Hat groups to author reference architectures, we actively seek collaboration with partners and customers to author/co-author reference architectures that showcase Red Hat working with our hardware / software partners to solve real customer problems.

For the benefit of our partners and customers this session will also cover:

  • A summary of the 50+ published reference architectures currently available on redhat.com
  • Examples of reference architectures developed with our partners and customers
  • How to use reference architectures and what they can do for you
  • How to provide feedback on reference architectures
  • How to propose a new reference architecture or the updating of an existing reference architecture
  • How to volunteer to work on a reference architecture
  • Annual awards for the best reference architectures

Vijay and Rachel will close this session with a brief discussion on “community”-developed reference architectures for business-critical use cases and solutions based on Red Hat solutions.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Converting, Inspecting, & Modifying Virtual Machines with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

Matthew Booth — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Richard Jones — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 shipped with a new tool, virt-v2v, to convert and move virtual machines from VMware ESX and older Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms to KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. It is based on a suite of tools, libguestfs, which look inside disk images and virtual machines, something that no other virtualization vendor offers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 will bring many improvements to these tools, including:

  • Greatly improved options for storage migration

  • New VM inspection features
  • An easy-to-use graphical guest browser
  • New guestfish commands

The latest upstream virt-v2v also includes the ability to convert and move a workload from a physical server.

In this session, Matthew Booth and Richard Jones will cover all the capabilities of the virt-v2v tool and libguestfs suite planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, as well as the new upstream P2V functionality. The session will include demonstrations and discussion of the practical aspects of using the tools within your organization.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Providing High Availability for Oracle Databases Without High Cost

Brian Likosar — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Dave Sullivan — Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Generally, moving to Oracle RAC for resiliency is beyond the budget for most projects. The High Availability Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 provides a new option for simple failover called “HA-LVM.”

In this session, Brian Likosar and Dave Sullivan will demonstrate the most common use case of a two-node HA solution – Oracle databases. They will describe how this method can provide high availability in a simple configuration, and will also show how to conserve hardware when using active/passive nodes.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

NFS: The Next Generation

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Stephen Dickson will begin this session by showing a technology timeline from where NFS started, through where NFS is currently, to where the technology will be going in the future. Stephen will then discuss the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 NFS feature set and how to set up features like pNFS, FS-Cache, Referrals, NFSoverRDMA, and Secure NFS. He will conclude this session with a discussion about a number debugging tools and strategies for debugging common problems.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 5.0 / 5.0

KVM Performance Improvements & Optimizations

Mark Wagner — Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Mark Wagner will discuss recent performance enhancements and demonstrate tips, techniques, and best practices for achieving peak performance using Red Hats KVM-based virtualization solutions. He will use published SPECvirt results to demonstrate the tunings and technology selections. Mark will cover multiple topics, including:

  • Network improvements due to vhost and SR-IOV
  • Improvements in the kernel, I/O stack, and scheduler
  • Use of hugepages and NUMA

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Mere Mortals

Thomas Cameron — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

While Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an incredibly powerful tool for securing Linux servers, it has historically had a reputation for being difficult to configure and as a result, so many system administrators would simply turn it off. Fortunately, the incredible amount of work done by the SELinux community in recent years has made SELinux much more system administrator-friendly.

In this session, attendees will learn the basics of SELinux, which include configuring, analyzing, and correcting SELinux errors, as well writing basic policies to enable non-SELinux aware applications to work on SELinux protected systems. Real-world examples will be used to better demonstrate how to use SELinux.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: A Real World Example

Bob Gerling — Staff IT Engineer, Qualcomm
Michael Waltz — IT Engineer, Qualcomm
Zak Berrie — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager has been in production for nearly two years at Qualcomm. In this session, Qualcomm’s Micheal Waltz and Bob Gerling will discuss their experience managing and growing Qualcomm’s virtualization environment using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture: Past, Present, & Future

Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was introduced in November 2009, providing a feature-rich virtualization platform based on the KVM hypervisor. In this session, Itamar Heim will describe the original architecture of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.1 and 2.2, based on a .NET-based Windows Management server, and he will describe the migration path taken to move from .NET and Windows in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.x to Java running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

SPICE Overview and Roadmap

Jonathan Blandford — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

SPICE is an open source, adaptive remote rendering protocol allowing a user to remotely access their virtual machines. Unlike first-generation remote rendering protocols such as RDP and ICA, SPICE features a multi-tiered architecture that was designed to support today’s multi-media desktop experience. SPICE gives a user experience as close as possible to a physical machine, which includes offering high quality video and audio for both LAN and WAN connections.

In this presentation, Jonathan Blandford will present SPICE’s overall architecture, its key features, and outline the roadmap for SPICE.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

One Billion Files: Pushing Scalability Limits of Linux File Systems

Ric Wheeler — Architect & Manager of File System Team, Red Hat

As storage systems increase in size, it is increasingly more important to scale file systems to accommodate huge numbers of files in a single file system. In this session, Ric Wheeler will present performance results for Red Hat Enterprise Linux file systems in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. He will also present new work that enhances the scalability of file systems. Ric will additionally present several critical tricks and developer techniques to help both application developers and users tune properly to this number of objects.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 I/O Subsystem & Using I/O cGroups

Jeff Moyer — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vivek Goyal — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ships with default tunings that work well for a broad range of workloads and hardware. To get the most out of the operating system, however, it is best to perform tuning based on the specific application workload and underlying storage configuration deployed.

In this session, Jeff Moyer and Vivek Goyal will introduce methodologies for characterizing both the raw performance of a specific storage solution and the I/O patterns of a workload. Attendees will learn how to use this data to determine if the storage is being fully utilized and, if not, how to properly tune the operating system to achieve better performance.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 also contains new mechanisms for providing differentiated I/O bandwidth to applications. Two policies are available for use: 1) proportional I/O control and 2) maximum bandwidth control. Both policies are configured using the kernel cGroup subsystem. This session will include an overview of the functionality present and instructions on how to configure a system to provide differentiated I/O service.

Tools discussed during the session include: aio-stress, fio, blktrace/blkparse, and tuned/tuned-adm. Specific storage technologies highlighted will include: SAS, SAN-attached storage arrays, and SSDs (both SATA and PCIe form factor).

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Tuning Your Red Hat System for Databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Sanjay Rao will discuss how to understand the architecture of databases and the needs of applications, and how to tune your Red Hat system to deliver optimum performance. Sanjay will cover tuning tips for both bare metal and virtual servers. The goal of this session is to provide tips that can help improve performance proactively.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Opening Up the Power of the Cisco Unified Computing System and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Chris Naddeo — Technical Marketing Engineer for UCS, Cisco

In 2009, Cisco introduced the first truly converged datacenter platform, the Cisco Unified Computing System. Since then it has taken the industry by storm capturing over 40 world record performance benchmarks and delivering unprecedented gains in IT productivity for thousands of organizations around the world. Come join this session for an overview of the Cisco Unified Computing System and get an update on how Cisco and Red Hat continue to deliver solutions that greatly enhance performance, scalability, manageability, and cost-effectiveness of information technology.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: Summit

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

Fedora and Red Hat Working Together for a Better Future

Jared Smith — Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat

In this session, Jared Smith will focus on the unique relationship between the Fedora community and the Red Hat community, as well as the relationship between Fedora the distribution and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Jared will also explain how Fedora serves as an upstream technology incubator for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Trends in Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

Cloud computing, in its varied forms, is now a well-established topic in the IT lexicon. But that doesn’t mean either the technology or the way it gets used and deployed is settled and static. In fact, as cloud computing gets applied to more and more real-world problems, the experience continually reveals new insights into both possibilities and potential pitfalls.

In this session, Gordon Haff will take you on a tour through how cloud computing is unfolding. What are some of its interesting uses? What’s working out differently than anticipated? What current topics are generating a lot of discussion? What trends are worth keeping an eye on?

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Consuming Red Hat in the Cloud: What to Build & How to Buy

Michael Ferris — Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat

In this session, Michael Ferris will provide a introductory, non-technical overview of Red Hats offerings and initiatives in cloud computing from products through programs. From the perspective of a end-user, you will gain an understanding of what Red Hat offerings can apply to you whether you are in the process of building a private or public cloud to offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions or building and deploying applications in public or private clouds.

Michael will:

  • Provide a high-level review of IaaS, PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities and Red Hats involvement and offerings

  • Introduce Red Hats offerings, architecture, and roadmap for building and using an internal cloud
  • Reveal Red Hats technology and business plans for portfolio products such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware in both public and private clouds
  • Review Red Hat offerings and programs with ecosystem partners such as Certified Cloud Providers and ISVs
  • Survey the offering models offered by public providers and discuss how you can consume or acquire Red Hat offerings via those providers

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Hosts:

Greg Pryzby — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Sean Millichamp — Linux Architecture Team Lead, Secure-24
James White — Senior Enterprise Solution Advisor, Secure-24
Travis Tiedemann — Systems Engineer, Distributed Engineering & Architecture, Union Pacific
John N. Kyros — Senior Project Engineer, Union Pacific
Michael Howard — Vice President, Advanced Enterprise Solutions, QinetiQ
Jerome M. Pender — Federal Bureau of Investigation, Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Hear from these customers on how they are leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures.

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Journey to the Cloud -- Do you have Directions?

Cal Hullihen — Cloud Solutions Architect, HP

Louis Carroll said, If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. This is especially true when youre trying to embrace the cloud. Even with a great vehicle built upon Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or Red Hat Cloud Foundations and HP Converged Infrastructure, if you dont have a comprehensive cloud roadmap to guide you, youre likely to end up someplace that will not meet  your IT or business needs and, even worse, youll take a lot of detours to get there.

Please join this session to learn how HP can help you build an actionable roadmap to the right destination for your organization and help you avoid potholes, roadblocks, and dead ends as you undertake your journey to the cloud. This session is designed for the senior IT or business leader looking to build a solid cloud strategy, design a private cloud solution, or speed up organizational alignment with objective capability analysis and planning.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 0.0 / 5.0

Doing More with Less: Lessons Learned Inside Red Hat's Own IT Dept

Michael Tiemann — VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat
Lee Congdon — Chief Information Officer, Red Hat

At the 2010 Red Hat Summit, Michael Tiemann and Lee Congdon explained how Red Hat’s own IT department applies the teachings of the open source community to do more [innovation] with less [risk]. In this session, they will shift focus from the “how” presented last year to the “what,” as in “What did Red Hat’s CIO deliver? What did IT deliver? What did Red Hat learn?” Moreover, rather than treating Red Hat as merely one of many industry examples, Michael and Lee will provide a deep-dive into Red Hat IT as an industry case study.

This session will be grounded in specifics, such as:

  • What is Red Hat’s own IT strategy, architecture, and implementation plan?
  • What technologies were chosen, for what reasons, and with what results?
  • What fundamental technology bets is Red Hat IT willing to make in order to do more with less, constantly and forever?

Topics: Fedora, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Powered VDI: Setting a New Standard for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures

David Simmons — Senior Virtualization Architect, Red Hat
Jeff Jameson — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Finally a virtual desktop solution that delivers on the promise of what a remote desktop solution should be. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops delivers incredible hypervisor performance, including unmatched virtual machine density with a true local PC-like user experience for both Linux and Windows desktops. Standard features such as bidirectional audio and video, complete USB data redirection, and full-motion video playback are delivered at a quantifiable cost savings of up to 70 percent less than the competition.

Join senior architect David Simmons and product marketing manager Jeff Jameson for a detailed look into how Red Hat is setting a new industry standard for what to expect from a virtual desktop solution.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance

Hosts:

Akash Chandrashekar — Solution Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Roy Bonser — Senior Systems Administrator, College of LSA, University of Michigan
David Glaser — Senior Systems Administrator, College of LSA, University of Michigan
Patrick Connolly — Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
Kevin Masaryk — Linux/UNIX Administrator, Server Management, Salt River Project

Join this panel session to learn about the advantages Red Hat customers are gaining with the use of the Red Hat Network Satellite systems management solution to complement their Red Hat deployments.

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Cloud

Hosts:

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

Panelists:

Andrei Filimonov — Enterprise Architect, Portal, UnitedHealth Group
Carl Mueller — Enterprise Architect, Portal, UnitedHealth Group
John Casebolt — President & CTO, Jackpine Technologies

Learn about how Red Hat customers are utilizing Red Hat solutions ranging from operating system to middleware to virtualization technology to expand their IT infrastructures into the cloud.

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Hosts:

Chad Tindel — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

Panelists:

Ryan Murray — Director of Infrastructure, Ganart Technologies
Munjeet Singh — Sr. Associate, Cloud Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton
Tim Scully — Partner - Systems Engineer, Jackpine Technologies

Engage with Red Hat customers who are virtualizing their IT infrastructures with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to reduce costs, scale with business growth, and maintain high-performing systems.

Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat products and solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

IBM Smart Cloud Services & Technologies for the Enterprise

Fausto Bernardini — Director, Global Cloud Services Enablement, IBM

Cloud computing represents a significant step toward the industrialization of IT Service Delivery, facilitating faster cycles to market and creating new opportunities for efficient consumption of IT resources. This session will describe the latest on IBM’s strategy and vision for cloud in the enterprise, and its value proposition for end users and service providers. IBM will discuss the different delivery models, from private to public clouds, and the workload-specific applications that are ready to migrate to cloud. During this session IBM will also review in detail some of the cloud offerings that it has brought to the market in 2011.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World

Jason Hibbets — Project Lead, opensource.com, Red Hat
Michael Tiemann — VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat
Gunnar Hellekson — Chief Technology Strategist, US Public Sector Group, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle — Senior Editor, opensource.com, Red Hat
Sebastian Dziallas — Student, Engineering Major (Fedora Project Contributor for 4 years), Franklin W. Olin College

Join opensource.com to hear how the principles that make open source successful for software development are also working in other ways — as a business model, in education, in governments, and more. The panel will include Michael Tiemann, Gunnar Hellekson, Ruth Suehle, and Sebastian Dziallas.

Topics: Management and open source, opensource.com

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Integrating User Community Content with Systems Management

Aaron Prayther — Senior Systems Analyst & Architect, LCE
James Labocki — Solution Architect, Red Hat

While the adoption of systems management by many organizations has reduced costs and increased administrator productivity, administrators may still perform maintenance of content that resides inside the systems management platform that is not provided by a vendor. By building a community and integrating it with a systems management platform, it is possible to further increase system administrator productivity and reduce duplication of effort.

In this session, LCE’s Aaron Prayther and Red Hat’s James Labocki will show attendees how the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are solving this problem using Red Hat Network Satellite. Attendees will also learn about how a U.S. Federal Government customer reduced its post-installation configuration headache by using Red Hat Network Satellite.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: Summit

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

Take Control: Conquering Compliance Issues with Red Hat Network Satellite

Akash Chandrashekar — Solution Architect, Red Hat
Renaud Deraison — Chief Research Officer, Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Keeping an enterprise environment compliant with the numerous required standards, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, and FISMA, as well as potential internal requirements, like Six Sigma, can be daunting, expensive, and in some circumstances, virtually impossible. The constant deluge of patches and updates raises the likelihood of failing an audit.

However, organizations that implement best practices around Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network Satellite can automate and manage the entire process and dramatically reduce the staff time needed to move toward achieving and maintaining compliance.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Custom-Built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Roopa Prabhu — Software Engineer, Cisco
Aaron Fabbri — Technical Lead, Cisco

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a flexible architecture that can be used to solve a diverse range of problems, from virtualization efficiency to low-latency high-throughput applications.

In the first part of this session, Roopa Prabhu will outline the various improvements in VM-FEX since the last Red Hat Summit.  VM-FEX is an open-sourced pre-standard 802.1Qbh bridge port extension infrastructure that works with KVM to provide hardware-based network acceleration to virtual machines on UCS platforms.

Later, Aaron Fabbri will present recent innovations by Cisco and Red Hat in the area of low-latency networking.  Aaron will show how high-throughput, low-latency results can be achieved with the simplicity of Ethernet in Cisco UCS with Red Hat MRG.

This session will demonstrate the disruptive, innovative technologies offered by Cisco and Red Hat that continue to solve real challenges in the marketplace.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Microsoft Windows Interoperability

Mark Heslin — Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Today, more than ever, system administrators are finding a need to integrate the mission-critical readiness of Red Hat Enterprise Linux into existing Microsoft Windows environments. A number of approaches can be taken for configuring interoperability between the two operating systems, but how does one determine the best options for his/her specific environment?

In this session, Mark Heslin will review the basic concepts, common use cases, and installation and configuration details for integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Samba into existing environments running Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and Active Directory. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Samba and Windows Active Directory integration concepts
  • Installing, configuring, and verifying Samba on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server
  • Configuring Samba to use and join an existing Windows Active Directory domain
  • Usinging Kerberos to securely authenticate Windows clients
  • Configuring Winbind to simplify user account maintenance
  • Troubleshooting common issues and pitfalls
  • Futures: Samba, replacing Windows file services with Red Hat Enterprise Linux clusters (active/active Samba with CTDB)

By the end of this session, attendees will have the details needed to allow Windows clients to securely authenticate users and access file shares through a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server in an existing Windows Active Directory domain.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Oracle & Oracle RAC

Scott Croft — Senior Linux Consultant, Red Hat

The default configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with respect to Oracle and Oracle RAC databases offers high performance, but adjustments are required as the database grows, more nodes are added to a cluster, or there is an increase in load on the database.

To provide maximum efficiency and performance for the database, you must consider network, memory, filesystem layout, and kernel settings. The basic foundation must first be met with the installation, establishing a consistent base kickstart with all required packages.

In this session, Scott Croft will detail these considerations so attendees understand how to maximize database efficiency and performance. He will discuss installation and kickstart configuration, filesystem layout, network configuration, and kernel adjustments.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Thomas Cameron — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat
Lon Hohberger — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Red Hat’s Thomas Cameron and Lon Hohberger will expand upon their 2010 Red Hat Summit presentation, Clustering Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Thomas and Lon will discuss the theory and best practice of clustering applications with technologies available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In addition, they will demonstrate the installation and configuration of a high-availability cluster of applications using technologies included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Thomas and Lon will also give a live demonstration of Red Hat Global File System and Red Hat Cluster Suite functionality, as well as the web-based cluster management tool. The demonstrations will include:

  • Setting up an iSCSI target (server), iSCSI initiators (clients), and clustered logical volumes
  • Configuring cluster fencing
  • Managing a highly available application (Apache) on the cluster

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Filesystem Performance Characterization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Virtual Environments

John D. Shakshober — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Barry Marson — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Doug Shakshober (Shak) will explore Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6′s supported filesystems EXT3/4, XFS, and GFS2. Using I/O exercisers, multi-user benchmark workloads (e.g., AIM7), and real applications (e.g., SAS’s mixed-analytic workload), Shak will offer comparisons between each file system. In addition, he will highlight the features that each file system has and discuss new tools like tuned-adm to optimize file I/O. Shak will also discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 KVM features, including transparent hugepages for improved performance.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Easy Migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Symantec Storage Foundation

James Jackson — Technical Product Manager, Symantec

In this session, attendees will learn about new Storage Foundation features and how to use them in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Topics discussed will include:

  • Making the migration path from UNIX to Red Hat easier while improving storage management without significant application downtime associated with the data copy/transfer
  • How cross-platform data sharing and advanced snapshot technology simplifies movement of data to Red Hat for backup or post-processing
  • Migrating between heterogeneous storage while keeping applications online, giving organizations the freedom to choose any mix of storage for your environment
  • Migrating from thick to thin storage while reclaiming unused storage and keeping applications online
  • Keeping the environment thin over time through automatic storage reclamations.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop at Red Hat

Mason Sanders — Manager, Desktop Systems, Red Hat

Come learn how Red Hat uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 internally to provide its employees with a stable and secure desktop.

In this session, Mason Sanders will provide an open and in-depth discussion about how Red Hat uses its own products and other open source software to keep the company moving forward. Mason will discuss all things desktop, and address how Red Hat deals with the challenges that arise from not being a Microsoft shop. It can be done, so come learn how.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Deep Dive into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0

Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Andrew Cathrow — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Itamar Heim and Andrew Cathrow will demonstrate the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 release and deep dive into a number of key features, including Power User Portal, reporting engine, hooks, and new API interface.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG at DreamWorks: Grid at Massive Scale, Utilization, and Throughput

William Henry — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Lans Carstensen — DreamWorks

Many HTC users are discovering that as their businesses, operations, and hardware infrastructures grow, their HTC/grid infrastructures cannot scale with that growth.

In this session, attendees will learn how Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid can be configured to scale massively to include tens of thousands of cores running more than one million jobs per day. Attendees will also learn how you can increase workload throughput on your grid and maintain over 98 percent utilization.

This session includes demonstrations that will teach attendees tried and tested configurations, including a how-to on taking advantage of virutalization, to get the most out of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

KVM Performance Optimizations

Rik van Riel — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Over the past year, a number of performance optimizations have been made to the KVM virtualization software. In this session, Rik van Riel will explain how the optimizations work and what kind of performance improvements have been realized.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Get Started Building Private Red Hat Clouds

Scott Collier — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Steve Reichard — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vinny Valdez — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Cloud Foundations provides the infrastructure needed to build your own private IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) cloud. In this session, Scott Collier, Steve Reichard, and Vinny Valdez will show attendees how Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cluster Suite, Red Hat Network Satellite, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization can be used to create your own private Iaas cloud. They will also discuss how Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid and JBoss Operations Network extend the infrastructure enabling grid and middleware deployments on the established cloud.

Scott, Steve, and Vinny will provide information from the initial reference architectures on Red Hat Cloud Foundations. Come to this session to learn details about:

  • Differing infrastructure and virtualization clusters of Red Hat Cloud Foundations
  • Providing highly available management services to the cloud
  • Automating baremetal and virtualization provisioning the cloud
  • Deploying and monitoring applications
  • Scaling out to a hybrid cloud (grid)
  • Automating cloud deployments

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

System Resource Management Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cGroups

Linda Wang — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

As interests and demands increase for larger and faster hardware to support ever-increasing customer workloads, so too does the complexity of managing these servers and software components. Companies and organizations are looking for ways to provision their hardware resources and applications to ensure that these complex systems meet their performance, availability, and SLA (Service Level Agreement) requirements, and do not compromise shared resources in baremetal or virtualized execution environments.

The Control Groups (cGroups) feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 provides several “resource controllers” that manage different hardware resources such as CPU task scheduling, memory allocation, network bandwidth, and storage I/O bandwidth.

In this session, Linda Wang and Bob Kozdemba will focus on the capabilities of these different types of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6′s controller groups in various different operating environments. They will conclude with live demonstrations and review example configurations for a series of use cases.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of Training - Summit

Want to know what world-class Red Hat Training and Certification is all about? Attend a "Taste of Training: Summit" session to get a sneak peek at all Red Hat training has to offer. Our award-winning Red Hat Training and Certification Team will be on-site to provide a series of a hands-on training courses across popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware technologies.

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to write simple Red Hat Network Satellite API programs, perform queries and write reports using Red Hat Network Satellite API methods, and use Red Hat Network Satellite API methods for system administration.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Getting Beyond Two Terabytes: Using GPT with Storage Devices

Steve Bonneville — Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Curriculum Team, Red Hat

With the appearance of commodity hard disks in the three terabyte range, the limits of the standard disk partitioning model used on the x86/x86-64 processor architecture have been broken. In order to efficiently use these large, direct-attached storage devices, new techniques and partitioning methods are needed.

In this session, Steve Bonneville will discuss the GPT partition format and how GPT can be used to effectively partition large hard drives and other block devices on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. He will also discuss some of the implications and challenges of working with GPT partitioned disks from a booting and hardware perspective. Attendees will have an opportunity to create and work with GPT partitions using system utilities.

Attendees are expected to have an understanding of basic disk partitioning and command-line system administration in Linux prior to attending this session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Package Management yum Extensions

Rob Locke — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

This session covers an overview of the extensibility of the yum design introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Attendees will implement several of the yum plugins available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, for example, preventing specified packages from updating.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Protecting Information Using On-Disk Encryption

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

News headlines routinely tell of information leaked because of stolen laptops or lost USB flash drives. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 includes the tools that make protecting inactive information on disks easy enough to become routine.

In this session, Bowe Strickland will explain basic techniques of on-disk encryption, including:

  • Understanding the device mapper encryption layer (dm-crypt)
  • Protecting partitions with LUKS
  • Protecting directories and files with the eCryptFS overlay filesystem

Attendees will learn how to perform both whole-disk encryption and more targeted filesystem-level encryption.

Attendees are expected to have an understanding of basic disk partitioning and command-line system administration in Linux prior to attending this session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.5 / 5.0
Taste of Training - Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.5 / 5.0

SELinux Management

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) was introduced to the open source world at the end of 2000 and was included in the 2.6.0-test3 kernel and Fedora Core 2. Even though SELinux has been available for nearly a decade, many system administrators still disable it because they do not understand its concepts or how to troubleshoot and fix any challenges faced.

In this session, Forrest Taylor will explain the basic concepts of SELinux, including its design goals and management tools. Forrest will cover the following basic SELinux skills:

  • Log analysis
  • Troubleshooting service issues
  • Documentation
  • GUI and command-line tools (e.g., system-config-selinux, setenforce, setsebool, and semanage)

Following this session, attendees should be able to successfully enable SELinux and successfully troubleshoot and resolve minor SELinux issues.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Troubleshooting Techniques and Tools Extract: Part 1

Rob Locke — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

In this session, [add speaker name] will provide an introduction to baselining and monitoring your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 system. Using live systems, attendees will troubleshoot several different scenarios. Come have some fun fixing what your instructor breaks!

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

What's New: Summit

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

Improving Customer Support with ABRT & the Customer Portal

Andrew Hecox — Software Engineering Manager, Red Hat

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat introduced ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool), a new tool that automatically detects issues with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system and makes reporting them easy.

In this session, Andrew Hecox will walk attendees through how ABRT integrates with Red Hat’s customer portal. He will also discuss features planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 and best practices for enterprise deployment. Additionally, Andrew will introduce a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux component, the retrace server, that eliminates the need to include debugging info and debugging tools on production systems.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Open Virtualization -- Standards & Choice

Jean Staten Healy — Director, Cross-IBM Linux & Open Virtualization, IBM

Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in computing today. However, there’s always the risk of customer lock-in to a single vendor’s proprietary approach. This can lead to loss of flexibility and higher costs for end-users. In this panel, hosted by IBM, industry experts will discuss how open virtualization is critical to avoiding vendor lock-in, what IBM virtualization technologies are available to support Linux workloads, and how the combination of IBM and Linux provide IT organizations greater flexibility and choice.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 0.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview

Chuck Dubuque — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization extends the core KVM hypervisor technology that ships with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, adds manageability and support for large, complex virtualization environments, and forms the basis for a Red Hat cloud infrastructure.

In this session, Chuck Dubuque will provide an introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, covering such topics as:

  • The underlying KVM  hypervisor features and capabilities 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
  • The advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management technology
  • Why Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization makes the ideal platform for the deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux guests, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customer use and deployment cases
  • Cost and agility advantages of Red Hats subscription model

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap

Kim Palko — Product Manager, Red Hat
Bryan Che — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Sravish Sridhar — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise MRG integrates messaging, realtime, and grid technologies to provide an advanced platform for high-performance, distributed, and cloud computing. In this session, Bryan Che, Kim Palko, and Sravish Sridhar will present the latest Red Hat Enterprise MRG product updates, a roadmap for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0, new performance data, and enhancements provided by the product for cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Architecture

Carl Trieloff — Technical Director, Red Hat

In this session, Carl Trieloff will provide insight into the Red Hat cloud architecture and will discuss how it provides the next generation of private and hybrid cloud deployments. He will cover a range of topics ranging from CDL (Content Definition Language), to running and mapping services, to cloud, managing quota, federating storage, dealing with replication, and monitoring. Attendees should leave this session with an understanding of how Red Hat is enabling cloud for enterprise use cases.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Certification Focus Group

Randy Russell — Director of Certification, Red Hat

The Red Hat Certification team invites its certified community of Linux professionals to participate in its fourth annual Red Hat Summit focus group. Participants must be RHCEs, RHCTs, RHCSAs, or RHCVAs to attend. Focus group attendees will learn about new developments in the program and will be encouraged to provide feedback on the direction of the certification program.

With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat has announced some significant changes to its certification program. We will be discussing these changes, as well as ongoing and future initiatives to engage and benefit Red Hat certified professionals.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building a Customer Portal with Red Hat Solutions

Mike Amburn — Enterprise Architect, Red Hat
Chris Bredesen — Product Manager, Red Hat

When building a customer portal, its easy to start from scratch. But in reality, most of us have to start from the middle.

In this session, discover how Red Hat used Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware to design and deploy a new customer portal in only six months. And learn how Red Hat used JBoss Seam and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform in combination with SOA practices to create a scalable, lightweight customer portal that integrated over a dozen existing information and authentication systems, provided a global chroming service, and leveraged the latest dynamic technologies like jQuery.

Attendees will walk away understanding how Red Hat uses its own technologies and the power of open source to rapidly build and deploy new services at the speed of an ever-changing market.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

High Availability in the Cloud

Perry Myers — Senior Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Steven Dake — Principal Engineer, Red Hat
Sayan Saha — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

In this session, Red Hat’s Steven Dake, Perry Myers, and Sayan Saha will answer several questions, including:

  • What’s the problem we’re trying to solve with HA in the cloud?
  • How is HA in the cloud different from traditional bare-metal high availability clusters. And what are the principal differences between the two in terms of technology and use cases?
  • What are we dealing with in terms of scale and challenges?
  • What are the principal considerations while migrating applications from traditional high availability clusters to the cloud?

Steven, Perry, and Sayan will also discuss cloud HA terminology, establishing the cloud HA nomenclature, HA architecture for the cloud, and the technology roadmap of HA in the cloud.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Overview

Peter Vrabec — Engineer, Team Lead, Red Hat
Jack Rieden — Senior Manager, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Peter Vrabec and Jack Rieden will provide an overview of the security enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. They will discuss OpenSCAP, a line of standards managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). OpenSCAP provides a standardized approach to maintaining the security of systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise. Jack and Peter will also discuss:

  • Certifications – Common Criteria and FIPS Certification
  • Minimal Installation – Lowering attack surface of Core OS
  • Security enhancements

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Developer Tooling in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

William Cohen — Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

The software development tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux continue to evolve to ease development of concurrent programs, debugging of existing programs, and analysis of program performance and correctness. In this session, William Cohen will discuss:

  • GNU Compiler Collection support of the OpenMP specification for parallel programming and improved code optimization

  • GNU Compiler Collection improved debug information generation
  • GNU Debugger support for python debugging and scripting
  • Valgrind tool for analyzing correct and efficient use of memory
  • Systemtap for low-overhead instrumentation of user programs

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Enabling Your Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat

Chris Morgan — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Whether for production, development, testing, bursting, or simply to explore, companies are looking to run workloads both on-premise in a private cloud and across various public clouds. In this session, Chris Morgan will present the many Red Hat initiatives related to enabling the business, operational, and technical aspects of running and/or migrating your applications in both private and at Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers. This will include information on using Red Hat technologies to:

  • Build your underlying cloud infrastructure
  • Create, deploy, and manage images and instance lifecycle
  • Create applications using PaaS
  • Manage configuration and content of running instances

This  session will also include a live demonstration of future Red Hat content management capabilities showcasing management of content simultaneously in your private cloud and within two public clouds presented by one of our lead cloud management engineers, Jason Dobies.  At the end of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of all of our Red Hat cloud technologies and programs along with getting a sneak peak at some exciting things to come!

Whether for production, development. testing, bursting, or simply to explore, companies are looking to run workloads both on-premise in a private cloud and in a public cloud. In this session, Chris Morgan, will present the many Red Hat initiatives related to enabling the business, operational, and technical aspects of running and/or migrating your applications in both private and public clouds. By the end of this session, attendees will be aware of all that Red Hat has to offer in order to help enable hybrid cloud usage.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud: HP Edition

Marc Nozell — Solutions Engineer, HP

Building real clouds today, with Red Hat Cloud and HP’s Converged Infrastructure. HP and Red Hat engineers collaborated on a joint reference architecture that uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with HP’s CloudSystem Matrix to demonstrate how customers can use these tools to build a private cloud.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Choosing the Right Red Hat Enterprise Linux Subscription

Gerry Riveros — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

In November 2010, Red Hat made changes to the way Red Hat Enterprise Linux is packaged and priced to enable more flexibility for customers. In this session, Gerry Riveros will help attendees understand how to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and make the most cost-effective purchase.

In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • The seven operating system server, desktop, and workstation offerings
  • The seven new additional software offerings, or Add-Ons, that can extend the functionality of your subscription
  • How the offerings can be combined to provide you with the capabilities that you need, and the rules for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in a virtualized or cloud environment.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1.0 / 5.0

What's Next: Summit

Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and industry partners. Learn about future innovations in virtualization, management, security, certifications, and more.

Red Hat Cloud Update & Roadmap

Bryan Che — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

In this session, Bryan Che will present an update on Red Hat cloud as well as a roadmap for upcoming product releases across IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), cloud services, and application lifecycle management in the cloud.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Eclipse in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 & Beyond

Andrew Overholt — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jeff Johnston — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Andrew Overholt and Jeff Johnston will discuss the Eclipse development environment capabilities that are present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. They will also address the Eclipse capabilities that are planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, emphasizing C, C++, and Java tooling. In addition, Andrew and Jeff will provide a roadmap for Eclipse in future Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x releases, including discussions arount git, GCC, and RPM integration.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Maximizing KVM Density with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Anthony Liguori — KVM Virtualization Specialist, IBM

Even with steady increases in hardware capacity, there is still increasing pressure to drive virtualization density beyond physical system constraints. In this session, we will review best practices in using KVM resource overcommitment support in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to maximize virtualization density while preserving application Quality of Service.  We will also preview new upstream technologies such as Memory Overcommit Manager, CPU capping, and I/O resource limits that allow fine grain Quality of Services settings for supporting mixed workload types in KVM. A brief discussion of IBM’s System x, BladeCenter, and iDataplex servers that are designed to be optimized for your workloads to address your datacenter challenges will wrap up this breakout session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux and AMD Processors: Collaboration the Open Source Way

Chris Schlaeger — Director, Operating System Research Center, AMD, AMD

Chris Schlaeger, director of AMDs Operating System Research Center (OSRC), will outline AMDs ongoing commitment to the open source community. As one of the top 15 companies contributing to the Linux kernel, AMDs engineering collaboration with Red Hat results in a robust set of processor features enabled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

In this presentation, Chris will highlight open source contributions by the Linux kernel and hypervisor teams at AMDs OSRC. He will also provide an overview of AMDs next-generation server processor, Bulldozer, and detail the joint collaboration efforts of AMD and Red Hat to enable Bulldozer in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Tracking Your Subscriptions with Red Hat Subscription Manager

Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Chris Alfonso — Manager, Software Applications, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 will be released with a new Subscription Manager tool that will tell users exactly what products are installed on the machine, the exact subscription that is providing updates to the machine, and when that subscription expires. In addition, the subscription data is secure and enables authenticated connection to Red Hat’s new content delivery network (CDN). This new CDN will provide improved access to updates and errata.

In this session, Bryan Kearney and Chris Alfonso will:

  • Summarize the new Subscription Manager tooling
  • Demonstrate the new functionality available at redhat.com.
  • Outline how the CDN works
  • Describe how the subscription and product data is stored on the file system
  • Discuss how system administrators can use this new data, including integrating it with Assent Management Systems

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building a Cloud Filesystem

Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Wagner — Software Engineer, Red Hat

A cloud filesystem is not just a distributed filesystem with a fancy name, but a filesystem with specific features needed to support deployment in a cloud environment. In this session, Jeff Darcy and Mark Wagner will cover a range of topics, including:

  • The role of filesystems: Invisible infrastructure, visible service, or both?
  • Handling cloud scale: In a large enough system, failures and reconfigurations will be too frequent to handle manually. How does a cloud filesystem handle these events with minimum downtime and intervention?
  • Security in the cloud: Authentication, authorization, encryption on the wire, and encryption on disk
  • Performance: What are the relevant workloads and performance metrics? How well does a cloud filesystem perform? How do various features affect these results?

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Java - From OpenJDK to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and What Lies Ahead

Deepak Bhole — Senior Software Engineer, Platform Java Team, Red Hat

Over the years, Red Hat has used its expertise in the Java field to make this technology easily deployable, stable, and more efficient so that our customers can reap maximum benefits from its use.

In the first half of this session, attendees will get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes between an upstream OpenJDK drop and the RPM landing in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Deepak Bhole will also cover what his team does, as well as what IcedTea (an OpenJDK-based distribution) is all about and why it is so important for you. In the second half, Deepak will cover where Java is heading, and what you can expect to see in it in the future. Topics will include: upcoming language changes, JDK Modularization (Jigsaw) and its implications for packagers, Lambda expressions (closures), and many more.

Attendees will leave this session with a firm understanding of how Java lands on your system, and where it is headed over the next 2-4 years. Armed with this understanding, attendees should be able to better communicate any Java-related issues to Red Hat, attaining even faster resolution. Furthermore, knowing the future roadmap will help attendees plan better for themselves and for their customers.

Topics: Java Development

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Alfresco Delivers for Red Hat Training

Todd Barr — Chief Marketing Officer, Alfresco
Gordon Tillmore — Senior Manager, Program Marketing, Red Hat
Tim Boisvert — Principal Business Analyst, Red Hat

Red Hat Training is a $50m global organization that delivers technical training all around the world, both directly and with partners. In order to assist customers in deciding which courses to take, Red Hat built an online training assessment application that asks questions of users, and then delivers a customized training recommendation based on the users’ experience, goals, and location.

In this session you will learn how Red Hat deployed Alfresco on top of a JBoss and Red Hat stack to act as an open content repository to serve-up the customized training recommendations to its users. Using Alfresco’s inherent hierarchical content model and open APIs, you will learn how Red Hat is using Alfresco as a single content repository to support multiple applications, while also saving its business users time and money. Todd Barr, from Alfresco, will be joined by Tim Boisvert, the services team lead from Red Hat IT, and Gordon Tillmore, the global manager of Red Hat’s services marketing team to describe the open source solution.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The Future of Red Hat Network Satellite: A New Architecture Enabling Traditional Datacenters & the Cloud

Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat
Todd Sanders — Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in traditional datacenters since 2002. In that time, Red Hat Network Satellite has been extremely popular, managing groups of systems that scale from small local deployments to vast global infrastructures.

Future versions of Red Hat Network Satellite will provide even greater tools and capabilities for customers to manage the machines both deployed within their datacenters and federated out to public clouds.

In this session, members of the Red Hat Network Satellite product leadership team will discuss and demonstrate the dramatic new direction that the product is taking. A sampling of what is covered includes:

  • Powerful content mirroring and deployment
  • Recipe-driven configuration management
  • Vastly improved and rearchitected subscription tracking and inventory management
  • New fine-grained user roles
  • Redesigned application and system lifecycle management architecture and workflow

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloud Technologies for Developers

Michael McGrath — Cloud Architect, Red Hat

While cloud computing brings several new technologies and features into enterprise infrastructures, many enterprises aren’t quite sure how to take the step from a traditional computing model to the cloud.

While cloud computing brings several new technologies and features into enterprise infrastructures, many enterprises arent quite sure how to take the step from a traditional computing model to the cloud.

In this session, Mike McGrath will provide an overview of new Red Hat technologies available in cloud computing that solve old and new problems. Hell also provide high-level discussions about ideal uses of cloud computing for developers and simple applications. Mike will also provide a demo of how to deploy applications in about 15 seconds, and he will touch on:

  • Sharing load between local and public clouds

  • Techniques to identify and mitigate security concerns

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

GNOME 3

Owen Taylor — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jon McCann — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

GNOME 3, released in April of this year, offers an exciting new user experience with a streamlined approach that emphasizes the focus on tasks and bringing relevant information to the user as needed. GNOME 3 takes advantage of the graphics capabilities of modern hardware to provide attractive and easy-to-understand visuals.

In this session, Owen Taylor and Jon McCann will give a tour of the GNOME 3 user interface and show how it is motivated by basic design principles. The technology behind GNOME 3 will also be covered at a high level.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Enabling Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp Storage

Geert Jansen — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Jon Benedict — Systems Architect, NetApp
Henry Vail — Systems Architect, NetApp

Serious discussions around virtualization inevitably involve heavy emphasis on storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based solutions discussions are no different. The storage solution must be able to:

  • Scale up and out easily
  • Protect data
  • Be efficient
  • Remain flexible to the needs of the environment
  • Integrate well with the virtualization platform

In this session, NetApp’s Jon Benedict and Henry Vail, and Red Hat’s Geert Jansen will:

  • Detail best practices for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp
  • Detail backup and DR strategies for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp
  • Demonstrate the value of NetApp in a virtual infrastructure
  • Outline the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and NetApp roadmap

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) - Centralized Managment of Identities & Authentication

Robert Crittenden — Engineer, Red Hat
Dmitri Pal — Engineering Manager, Red Hat

For the past three years, Red Had has been heavily investing in the FreeIPA (Identity, Policy, Audit) open source project. With a current emphases on identity management and authentication, IPA is the open source alternative to existing proprietary domain controller solutions, which focuses on the needs of Linux/UNIX clients combining proven technologies like Kerberos, LDAP, and PKI.

In this session, Red Hat engineers will discuss Free IPA, as well as a fully-supported version of the IPA server.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's Next: Summit Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Decoding the Code: JBoss World

Interested in optimizing your open source investment? Learn how to implement security policies, increase performance and scalability, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

How to be Effective with JBoss Developer Studio

Max Rydahl Andersen — Developer, Red Hat

How do you use JBoss Developer Studio effectively while developing applications based on JBoss technology? In this session, Max Rydahl Andersen will cover how you can use pure Eclipse to build multi-module projects, and also how you can make it fit into a Maven world.

Max will also show attendees how to use some of the unique features of JBoss Developer Studio to reduce stresses when using JPA/Hibernate, CDI/Weld, and Web Services/RestEasy. And Max will explain how you can deploy applications quickly and efficiently into local, remote hosts and even into the cloud.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Developer Studio

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Security Assurance with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Anil Saldhana — Lead, Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat

In this easy-to-follow, use case-driven session, Anil Saldhana will describe the features, strategies, best practices, and roadmap for security for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Emphasis will be given on feedback obtained in the field.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Highly Scalable Data Grids and Distributed Caching with Infinispan

Manik Surtani — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Manik Surtani, founder and project lead of Infinispan, will introduce Infinispan, an open source data grid platform. Manik will discuss the two major classes of Infinispan usage. Firstly, as a highly scalable, distributed in-memory data storage engine that even performs well on cloud infrastructures. And secondly, as a distributed data cache that boosts performance and removes bottlenecks in accessing data residents in an RDBMS. This session will include a live demo of a distributed grid, used in both access patterns.

Topics: Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Maven Best Practices

John Casey — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Apache Maven is a build tool that has gained wide popularity in the Java world. But learning to use Maven well can be difficult. The Maven build lifecycle, the details of managing dependencies in Maven, and the approaches to applying DRY principles to Maven builds can pose daunting challenges to new users. And that’s leaving aside the largest challenge: bending your mind around the conceptual differences between a scripted build system like Apache Ant, which allows you to do nearly anything and call it a build, and the more structured Maven build environment.

However, it is possible to navigate these waters and achieve cleaner builds using Maven. Over the years, a series of best practices have emerged that can help users organize their builds and avoid the pitfalls that make using Maven a painful task. Some of these best practices apply to the software ecosystem and the practices used by upstream projects; others apply to how the user expects Maven to operate. Still others apply to the larger development process itself.

In this session, John Casey will explore some of the biggest challenges new users face when trying to use Maven effectively. He will also present some approaches that can make your Maven builds easy to use and maintain. Using examples from JBoss, particularly the recent changes to the JBoss Application Server build, John will highlight some of the upstream changes that make it easier to use Maven for projects that use JBoss. Time allowing, he will also demonstrate some of the software that can be used in conjunction with Maven to further streamline the build process.

Topics: Java Development

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Configuration and Management with JBoss Application Server 7 Domains

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Two of the primary features of the upcoming JBoss Application Server 7 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 are a simplified configuration model and the ability to manage complex multi-server environments.

In this presentation, Brian Stansberry will cover the core concepts behind the new configuration model — profiles, servers, server groups, hosts, and domains. Then Brian will demonstrate how easy it is to set up and manage a domain of multiple JBoss Application Server instances. He’ll show you how to manage your domain both through the managment console that ships with the application server, and via the JBoss Application Server command line interface.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform BoF

Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat

2011 is an exciting year for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. In this session, Rich Sharples will cover the new features in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, discussing domains, HA, performance, Java EE 6, OSGi, and developer and operational productivity.

Come and meet the team responsible, discuss future releases, give us your feedback, ask questions, and tell us what we’re doing wrong and right.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Getting to the Future of JavaSever Faces With RichFaces 4.0

Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Jay Balunas will provide in-depth coverage of various features from JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0, discussing the benefits and shortcomings of each feature. Jay will also talk about how the newly released RichFaces 4.0 project is continuing to enhance JSF to solve these shortcomings by prototyping functionality for the future of JSF.

  • The built-in Ajax support of JSF 2.0
  • Advanced queuing options for performance tuning
  • Client side bean validation, and object graph validation
  • Server-side push for enterprise web applications
  • Current and future plans for JSF and RichFaces

Jay will show attendees how JSF developers can get a sneak peek into the future of JSF by using the RichFaces project now. Whether you are a new JSF/RichFaces user who wants to find out more about the latest developments in the specification, or an old hat with an issue or two on your mind, this session has something to offer you. Attendees are encouraged to bring their concerns and suggestions to this session.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Your Cloud Application Isn't Done Yet

Michael Rowley — Chief Technology Officer, Active Endpoints

Employees are performing more of their jobs in web applications hosted in the cloud and frequently use a dashboard-like presentation, permitting them to complete any function at any time. It is the users responsibility to have the knowledge of what to do when. This may be well suited to skilled employees, but less skilled employees are often left to muddle along, trying to remember what their trainer instructed.

This talk will describe Cloud Extend, where the most experienced employees easily capture their expertise and share it in a way that empowers any employee to quickly know what they should do when. The resulting screenflow can be embedded in cloud applications, guiding users to successful outcomes as efficiently as possible. Join Dr. Michael Rowley, Chief Technology Officer of Active Endpoints and author of the book Understanding SCA (Service Component Architecture), to see for yourself how to extend JBoss Application Server to improve your cloud-based applications using Cloud Extend.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

HTML5 for the Java Developer

Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat

The mass adoption of smartphones and tablets and the significant collaboration of browser vendors like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Opera is a true game-changer for Java web developers.

In this session, Burr Sutter will distill HTML5 into the most important aspects that impact the Java web developer community. The focus of this session will be on practical tips and technqiues for how to best take advantage of HTML5 features in your JBoss-based applications.

Topics: Java Development

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

GWT on JBoss Best Practices

Mike Brock — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

GWT (Google Web Toolkit) has grown very popular in the space of rich web, cross-browser application development. In this session, Mike Brock will introduce key JBoss technologies that will make developing advanced GWT applications an easier experience for developers. Mike will cover the Errai project, which is the lynchpin of integration between GWT and Red Hat middleware, such as JBoss Seam Framework and Weld/CDI. He will also introduce Errai’s message-oriented programming model and discuss how it can make integration with JBoss Enterprise Middleware a breeze.

This session will assume a basic understanding of GWT (http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/) and CDI (http://seamframework.org/Weld).

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Unleashing the Power of REST Services with RESTEasy

Joel Tosi — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Bill Burke — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Joel Tosi will begin this session by providing a quick overview of why REST services are important and how they differ from heavier WS* implementations. From there, he will hop into the code, discussing how to leverage RESTEasy to build an inventory management application quickly while using effective tests along the way. Joel will wrap up this session with information about providing proxy wrappers to services, as well as versioning thoughts and creating custom response types.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Making Portals Cool: The Compelling Advantages of a Portlet Bridge

Wesley Hales — Senior Developer, Red Hat

Portlet Bridges (JSR-301/329) have created a firestorm of welcomed publicity to portal technologies. In this session, Wesley Hales will show you how to leverage your existing investments in JavaServer Faces (JSF) and supporting technologies and put them to use within a portal environment.

Most JSF developers do not realize that their JSF application can be easily deployed to a portal with only two jars and an XML file. In this session, you will  learn more about the possibilities of a portal combined with JSF, JBoss Seam Framework, and RichFaces, as well as why you would even want to use one.

Attendees should have a basic understand of JSF and will leave with a new skill that can be added to their resumes.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Filling the Gap: Going Mobile with JBoss Technologies Today

Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Wesley Hales — Senior Developer, Red Hat

Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the primary web client for many users. Taking your existing skills from traditional web application development and applying them to a mobile interface can be daunting. In this session, Jay Balunas and Wesley Hales will walk attendees through the best practices to build a mobile solution using JavaServer Faces (JSF) and the RichFaces component suite.

You will learn which front-end mobile frameworks work best with JBoss technologies and how they can be used to kick start your own applications. The presentation will kick off with an overview of technologies used to create a RichFaces mobile demo and will then jump into the code to give a step-by-step tutorial.

The session will also include a walk through of how we built the RichFaces mobile demo, as well as a discussion about the issues that we had and how we got around them. Some of the questions that will be answered are:

  • How do I determine the client device?

  • What are the do’s and don’t's of mobile skinning?
  • What are the options for client-side caching?
  • How might WebWorkers be used with Richfaces? And where do CDI and RestEasy fit into this picture?

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Seam Framework

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: JBoss World

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

The JBoss Recipe: Heaps of Java & Middleware Seasoned with Open Source & Cloud

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

It has been five years since JBoss became a part of the Red Hat family. While some has stayed the same, much has changed in the industry. Java has become more open than ever. Millions of developers and thousands of enterprises depend on Java everyday for simple web applications and complex low latency transaction processing. JBoss has transformed from supporting a single J2EE appplication server to providing a complete enterprise-class middleware portfolio.

What were the successes and challenges in that journey? How has the product set and open source market evolved? How has developer perception changed? What have been the business drivers and technology triggers? Who is the middleware competition? What is the future role for Java? Where will JBoss be five years from now? In this session, Ashesh Badani will try and address these and many more such questions.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 1.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform: A Roadmap

Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat

2011 is an exciting year for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform! In this session, Rich Sharples will detail the new features of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, including domains, ahigh availability (HA), performance, Java EE 6, OSGi, and developer and operational productivity.

 

2011 is an exciting year for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform! In this session, Rich Sharples will detail the new features of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, including domains, ahigh availability (HA), performance, Java EE 6, OSGi, and developer and operational productivity.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Legacy Modernization with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform in the Financial Industry

Shane Johnson — Architect, Red Hat Consulting-Middleware Practice, Red Hat

This session will cover the legacy modernization strategy at a financial company with an emphasis on architecture. Shane Johnson will begin the session by discussing the current mainframe environment and the challenges associated with migrating away from it. Next, he will discuss the proposed JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform-based architecture and front-end integration. And Shane will conclude the session with a discussion about the migration strategy and the implementation efforts. This includes building out an open source build infrastructure, enabling mainframe integration, and creating a technical, modular architecture based on Maven.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

It's Important to Get Middleware Right

Clay Olbon — Senior Manager, Accenture
Steve Fisher — Senior Manager, Accenture

Hear two real-world middleware case studies from Accenture that feature leading edge, highly customizable, complex Red Hat implementations.

Redhat.com: Accenture is helping transform Red Hats online web presence, building a common portal and web content management environment to improve the customer experience. The redesigned site is being built on top of the latest version of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher. This session will focus on some of the key innovations involved in creating a highly customized, fully content-managed web presence for a very large global site. Key topics will include: workflow customization using JBoss jBPM and internationalization/localization of content for multiple sites and languages.

Business rule management system on SOA: Accenture is helping an insurance client deliver a new strategic architecture to support quote, purchase, and mid-term adjustments through direct web, call centre, and aggregator channels. A key business requirement is agility and supporting the business to initiate change without requiring any IT involvement. This session will focus on how JBoss Enterprise BRMS (Business Rules Management System) was used as the underlying rules technology, and how Accenture is working with Red Hat to integrate the Rules Engine into the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) component of the architecture.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Jumpstart Your SOA with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

Chuck Mosher — Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Although the benefits of adopting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) are many, in practice enterprises experience major challenges in migrating their IT environments toward agile, SOA-based frameworks. Our experience has shown that one of the key stumbling blocks in SOA adoption is fundamental dealing with all the disparate data already present in the enterprise.

Analysts estimate that over 70 percent of the “services” in an SOA are actually data services. One of the reasons that this creates a challenge is because of the impedance mismatch between the different types of data: SOA-oriented data is for the most part XML-based, whereas the vast majority of data already present in the enterprise is in the form of relationally-structured data in a database.

In this session, Chuck Mosher will introduce JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform, an optional new add-on to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform that addresses this challenge. JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is based on the industry-leading data integration technology that Red Hat acquired from MetaMatrix in 2007. Now completely open source (based on the Teiid project at jboss.org/teiid), JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is fully integrated with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and provides a powerful set of tools that elegantly solve one of the hardest problems in SOA development getting to the data.

This session will include:

  • A discussion about the overall design and architecture of the technology
  • An introduction to the tooling for rapidly creating data services
  • An overview of common data integration use cases/patterns
  • A live demo

Come and hear how to jumpstart your SOA with data services!

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform BoF

Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat
Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business process automation infrastructure that enables superior business execution, responsiveness, and flexibility in a cost-effective, open platform. In this session, Ken Johnson and Pierre Fricke will discuss the future roadmap for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as changes in our industry that are impacting application integration and SOA infrastructure as we move toward cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Pioneering a Path to the Future with JBoss BPM

Michel de Blok — Senior Software Engineer, SNS Bank
Eric Schabell — JBoss Solution Architect, Red Hat

As one of the top four Dutch financial institutions, SNS Bank in the Netherlands made a strategic decision to use technology to empower its customers online by fully automating its service and selling channels. In order to effectively move toward a full-scale straight-through processing (STP) experience, SNS Bank chose to achieve its goals by making use of open source software, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and business process management (BPM).

In this session, SNS Banks Michel Blok and Red Hats Eric Schabell will:

  • Take attendees through the history of SNS Bank, laying the groundwork for the vision and strategy for choosing JBoss open source solutions
  • Explain the move from a traditional bank to a modern Internet bank providing innovative selling channels
  • Describe the existing architecture, detailing the impact this move has had on existing IT systems and the migration efforts to position open source solutions
  • Provide a closer look at the lessons learned along the way, giving insight into a working open source STP BPM solution that is cost effective, reliable, flexible, and tailored to evolve with SNS Bank into the future

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business?

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Enhanced Trust & Identity with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Mandeep Sandhu — Technical Consultant, Internet Engineering, MasterCard International
Anil Saldhana — Lead, Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform has to interoperate in complex heterogeneous environments. In this session, MasterCard International’s Mandeep Sandhu and Red Hat’s Anil Saldhana will discuss the complexities involved in working with multiple products in the industry, available design choices, and the strategies to make it work. They will also discuss best practices with advanced usage of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security along with PicketLink to deliver identity, trust, and security to Web Services and other enterprise services.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay)

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Building & Managing a JBoss-based Private Cloud

Patrick Black — Senior Technology Engineer, Travelers Insurance

Travelers Insurance maintains a large shared infrastructure for JBoss-based applications. This infrastructure continues to improve, including the addition of cloud-based technologies to reduce infrastructure costs and improve stability.  In this session, Patrick Black from Travelers Insurance will review the challenges and successes of building and maintaining this infrastructure, while also providing some of the technical details.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Infinispan Optimizing Performance & Consistency at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

Shane Johnson — Architect, Red Hat Consulting-Middleware Practice, Red Hat
Craig Bomba — Engineer, Chicago Board Options Exchange

In this customer success session, Craig Bomba from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Red Hat’s Shane Johnson will discuss the strategy used to optimize Infinispan for both performance and consistency at CBOE. Craig and Shane will:

  • Detail the technical requirements for a data grid within the context of the business expectations and goals

  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the asynchronous approaches to data grid communication available for increasing parallelism within applications
  • Address how asynchronous communication with a data grid affects consistency
  • Discuss the approach chosen as well as the approaches taken to troubleshoot Infinispan and JGroups

In this session, attendees will learn the following:

  • Asynchronous approaches to data grid communication

  • Synchronized methods / concurrent collections
  • Troubleshooting log analysis & interpretation
  • Performance results
  • Configuration
  • Community / Collaboration JIRA, discussion forums, IRC
  • Benefits of working with the open source community to resolve bugs and incorporate new features

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Demysifying Complex Event Processing (CEP)

Edson Tirelli — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Edson Tirelli will present the concepts behind complex event processing (CEP) and discuss how CEP fits in the enterprise infrastructure to bring real-time awareness to business applications. He will also detail what an event-driven architecture (EDA) is and how it complements service-oriented architectures (SOA), enabling smarter decisions through event-driven business process management (edBPM) and event-aware Business Rules.

During this session, Edson will provide examples of these concepts as they apply to real use cases, which he will demonstrate using JBoss Enterprise BRMS and the upcoming JBoss jBPM 5. Together, these solutions enable seamless integration between CEP, Business Rules, and Business Processes.

After attending this session, attendees will better understand:

  • CEP, EDA, edBPM, Business Rules, and BAM

  • How EDA and CEP can be applied to design and develop applications that respond to the business environment events in realtime
  • How JBoss Enterprise Middleware can help achieve that goal through JBoss Enterprise BRMS and JBoss jBPM

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: JBoss World

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

JBoss Enterprise BRMS - Active Decision Management Platform

Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Product Manager, Red Hat

BRMS platforms are no longer plain decision management systems. Attend this session to learn how JBoss Enterprise BRMS is redefining the way decisions are managed actively in real-time environments.

JBoss Enterprise BRMS helps develop effective decision management systems by keeping business policies separate from implementations, so businesses can be more agile making business decisions. In this session, Mark Proctor and Prakash Aradhya will discuss JBoss Enterprise BRMS and its relationship to the popular, widely adopted Drools family of projects.

Drools is one of the most visibly successful community efforts. At the core of JBoss Enterprise BRMS is Drools Expert, a powerful decision-management engine, and Drools Guvnor, a sophisticated rich user interface to author and manage business policies and rules. There are many interesting projects under incubation in the Drools community (e.g., Drools Planner, Drools Chance, Drools Semantics, Drools Grid, etc.) that will gradually be introduced in JBoss Enterprise BRMS as supported features. In this session, Mark and Prakash will discuss these innovative features and others being developed in the Drools community that will have an impact on how Drools is consumed.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 4.0 / 5.0

Forge New Ground in Rapid Enterprise Java Development

Lincoln Baxter III — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

How many times have you wanted to start a new project in Java EE, but struggled to put all the pieces together? Has the Maven archetype syntax left you scratching your head? Everyone else is talking about Rails, Grails, and Roo, and you’re left thinking, “I wish it were that easy for me.” Well, there’s good news: You don’t have to leave Java EE just to find a developer tool that makes starting out simple. Seam Forge is heating up Java EE, and is ready to work it into a full-fledged project.

Seam Forge is also an incremental enhancement tool that lets you to take an existing Java EE project and safely work in new functionality. Seam Forge comprehends your entire project, including the abstract structure of the files, and can make intelligent decisions on how and what to change.

Whether you want to get your start-up going today or make your big customers happy tomorrow, Seam Forge is a tool that you should be looking into. Attend this session and get started – today!

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Event-Driven BPM the JBoss Way

John Graham — Technical Development Manager - SOA, Red Hat
Kris Verlaenen — jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat
Edson Tirelli — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

JBoss has been a pioneer in producing one of the most popular BPM technologies JBoss jBPM. JBoss is also a leading innovator in bringing business rules and business events together through the Drools project. And Complex Event Processing (CEP) is on the news for a reason. It helps build automated systems with less or no manual interference.

In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • The all-new JBoss jBPM 5
  • How JBoss jBPM 5, when combined with Drools Fusion (CEP) and Drools expert (Business Rules), enables building event-driven BPM solutions
  • How JBoss jPBM 5, when combined with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, enables event-driven SOA solutions

During this session, John Graham, Kris Verlaenen, and Edson Tirelli will provide examples, applied to real use cases, of these concepts.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Introduction to CDI

Pete Muir — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

JSR-299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE is an elegant set of new services for Java that draws upon ideas from JBoss Seam and Google Guice. While many of the features provided (dependency injection, contextual lifecycle, configuration, interception, event notification) are familiar, the innovative use of meta-annotations is uniquely expressive and typesafe.

In this session, Pete Muir will briefly introduce the Java EE landscape and use a simple example to illustrate how JSR-299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE enhances the Java EE programming model.

Topics: JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 5.0 / 5.0

A Real World View of Building Efficiency

Carey Dietert — Director of Data Center Field Marketing, Dell

For more than 26 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers, and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust Dell to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether theyre at home, work, school, or anywhere in their world. Learn more about our story, purpose, and people behind our customer-centric approach. (www.dell.com)

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform BoF

Jason Andersen — Product Management Director, Red Hat

Over the past two years, JBoss has introduced an entirely new JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform to the market, marrying the best of open source portal technologies with new capabilities such as embedded content and site management. After providing a quick behind-the-scenes view of the past two years, Jason Andersen and Thomas Heute will provide a glimpse into the future of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. For example: Will it still be a “portal”? How will JBoss and GateIn incorporate new computing platforms (clouds) and technologies (HTML5)? Join product management and engineering for this interactive session to discuss answers to those questions and more.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

James Kirkland — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Andy Goldstein — Principal Consultant, Red Hat

In this session, James Kirkland and Andy Goldstein will describe established best practices for maximizing your Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging experience. They will review both server and client-side techniques that you can use to achieve the best possible message throughput and the lowest possible latency in your computing environments. James and Andy will also discuss topics such as:

  • How to pick the “right” networking technology
  • How to design clusters for high availability without sacrificing performance
  • How to optimize client code to increase performance
  • How to optimize the broker’s performance with tuning
  • How to design a Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging topology for maximum efficiency

Topics: Java Development, Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 4.0 / 5.0

TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss

Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

The power of JBoss is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, an organization’s employees can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in JBoss while exploring the cutting edge of new development models.

TorqueBox supports any Rack-based web framework, including Ruby on Rails and Sinatra. Rubyists now get high-performance Java services like HornetQ, Infinispan, and Quartz using familiar idioms and patterns. In this session, Bob McWhirter will cover general Ruby web-framework support and introduce the use of enterprise JBoss services with only a few lines of Ruby.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Good Chemistry: Alfresco, JBoss and CMIS

Jeff Potts — Chief Community Officer, Alfresco
Mike Vertal — CEO, Rivet Logic
Florian Muller — Apache Chemistry Committee Chair & Alfresco CMIS Developer, Alfresco
Jason Andersen — Product Management Director, Red Hat

Join this star-studded panel discussion to learn more about how Alfresco, JBoss (JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform), and the Content Management Interoperability Standard (CMIS) are mixing together to create great Java-based solutions for real customers. Specifically, you will learn much more about CMIS and the Apache Chemistry project (OpenCMIS, cmislib, phpclient, DotCMIS), JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform initiatives to use CMIS to integrate with CMS systems like Alfresco, and real-world examples of customers who have deployed JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform with Alfresco today. The panel will be moderated by Jeff Potts, Alfresco’s chief community officer and Apache Chemistry committee member. Come ready with your questions about CMIS!

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss in the Trenches

Ronak Mallik — Middleware Architect, Red Hat

How do some of the biggest IT departments around the world configure and manage their JBoss Enterprise Middleware installations? How do they deal with security and performance tuning of their application server tiers?

In this presentation, Ronak Mallik will introduce the industry-wide best practices that emerge time-after-time from the most effective enterprise environments. Ronak will review these best practices for the process of slimming, optimizing, and tuning your companys own application server profile.

Ronak will also discuss real-world procedures for versioning and deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware to large-scale enterprise environments with multiple regions. The importance of these processes will become more evident as we discuss the techniques for running effective load and endurance testing. Additionally, we will address proven methodologies for modifying configurations in live production environments.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Industry-wide best practices for managing JBoss configurations in large-scale production environments
  • How to slim, cluster, and optimize your JBoss Application Server configurations
  • JBoss Application Server infrastructure security best practices
  • Best practices for performance tuning and guidelines for running effective load tests
  • Approaches for enabling high availability (HA), redundancy, monitoring, and management
  • Best practices for moving deployments through environments with logging, security, and messaging
  • Standards for virtualization and dynamic provisioning in the cloud

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Hibernate Validator: Best Practices for Real Life

Emmanuel Bernard — JBoss Platform Architect, Red Hat

Bean Validation, and its reference implementation Hibernate Validator, is one of the new APIs available to Java SE and Java EE developers. It standardizes constraint declarations and validation in a Java application.

In this session, attendees will dive into concrete usages and best practices, including the more advance concepts. They will explore most of the specifications, as well as:

  • Using constraints, including groups
  • Writing constraints (composition, error report customization, etc.)
  • Customizing Bean Validation
  • Exploiting its metadata
  • Constraint declarations and definitions
  • Runtime customization
  • Metadata usages

After a brief conceptual introduction, Emmanuel will conduct a live coding demo for using and writing constraints. He will show an example of groups usage, discussing how they are created and used. Emmanuel will also write a couple of constraints using some advance composition patterns including the multi-property validation.

This session is intended for both newcomers and intermediate users of Hibernate Validator and Java EE 6 who want to increase their knowledge of the API.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Testable Enterprise Development with Arquillian

Andrew Rubinger — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Andrew Rubinger will address the missing link in enterprise Java development: simple, easy integration testing.

Unit tests and mock objects will only take you so far; the only answer that truly ensures that all components are playing nicely is a comprehensive integration suite. Unfortunately, writing integration tests has historically involved manual setup of a heavy, cumbersome test harness. That’s time lost, but it doesn’t have to be anymore.

In this session, Andrew will introduce Arquillian, a powerful container-oriented testing framework layered atop TestNG and JUnit. Arquillian manages your runtime, abstracting out deployment and allowing you to focus on real test logic.

He’ll cover:

  • Transparent container lifecycle management
  • Declarative deployments
  • Test enrichment (dependency injection intotests)
  • In-container test execution

Attend this talk to learn how the simplified component model of Java EE can be applied to testable development.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 5.0 / 5.0

Building State-of-the-Art Applications with Spring and JBoss

Marius Bogoevici — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

The Spring framework provides a popular development model and JBoss Application Server is a powerful environment that provides a rich set of services available to the developers. Developers must understand the latest advancements of both Spring and JBoss Application Server in order to get the best experience while combining the two.

In this demo-packed session, Marius Bogoevici will provide an overview of the placement of Spring within the more general confines of the Java EE platform, and discuss how  Spring applies in practice in the case of JBoss. Marius will also guide attendees through the process of building an optimal Spring-based application on JBoss Application Server, by employing best practice and the latest features available in Spring 3.1, Java EE6, as well as JBoss-specific extensions.

Topics: JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of Training - JBoss World

Want to know what world-class Red Hat Training and Certification is all about? Attend a "Taste of Training: JBoss World" session to get a sneak peek at all JBoss Enterprise Middleware training has to offer. Our award-winning Red Hat Training and Certification Team will be on-site to provide a series of a hands-on training courses across popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware technologies.

Rapid Project Creation Seam and JBoss Developer Studio

Bill Bendrot — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

This session covers the rapid project creation features for JBoss Seam Framework in JBoss Developer Studio. Attendees will see how to quickly generate a fully functioning JSF and RichFaces application with a JPA entity model connected to a live database. Learn how to turn what used to take hours or days worth of work into minutes with JBoss Seam Framework and JBoss Developer Studio.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.5 / 5.0
Taste of Training - JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Managing business rules using the JBoss Enterprise BRMS

Jeffrey Slone — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

A business rules management system helps an organization capture and manage business knowledge and policies. JBoss Enterprise BRMS includes a fast and highly efficient rules engine and repository, and facilitates easy-to-use rules development and management.

In this session, attendees are provided with an overview of JBoss Enterprise BRMS. Topics include: the rules repository, rule deployment, the business rules lifecycle, and governance. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see JBoss Enterprise BRMS in action using a hands-on exercise.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Understanding JBoss Site Publisher

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will receive an overview and introduction to JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher, a new add-on to JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. Attendees will see how easy it is to create and manage websites and web content within the context of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. Other topics that will be discussed include: content authoring and publication, content search, in-line editing of web content, and editable content and site templates.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Focus on JBoss ESB

Will Dinyes — Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

JBoss ESB, which is part of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, is a mature ESB (enterprise service bus) that forms the backbone of many service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployments. Individual services within the ESB are made up of providers, services, listeners, and actions.

In this session, attendees will get an introduction to these concepts as well as an opportunity to implement a simple ESB service stack.

Attendees will be using the recently released JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 and JBoss Developer Studio 4. The integrated ESB development tooling in JBoss Developer Studio 4 will be used to define, edit, deploy, and test the attendee’s ESB service.

Attendees should be familiar with general SOA concepts and have some experience interpreting XML prior to attending this session. No Java coding experience is required.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.5 / 5.0
Taste of Training - JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Troubleshooting JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5: Part 1

Rich Raposa — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 is a mature platform supporting many enterprise applications. However, as with any platform, there are often hiccups on the way to production. The skills to identify potential issues and resolve them are important for server administrators and developers alike.

In this expanded session, the topic of troubleshooting JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 will be covered. Techniques for investigating issues and common bottleneck points are discussed, with a focus on understanding JBoss memory consumption and database connection pooling.

Attendees should be familiar with application deployment and basic configuration of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 prior to attending this session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training - JBoss World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0
Taste of Training - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

What's New: JBoss World

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

Exploiting Chaos - How to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

Jeremy Gutsche — Founder, TrendHunter.com

Join Jeremy Gutsche, founder of TrendHunter.com, as he presents a continuation of his morning keynote and takes questions from attendees.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 1.0 / 5.0

JBoss Application Server 7 Architecture Overview & Status

Jason Greene — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Jason Greene will provide an architectural overview of the next-generation application server, JBoss Application Server 7, which will form the basis of the next enterprise JBoss release, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

Jason will cover some of the key features of JBoss Application Server, as well as provide a run down on the various technologies that comprise it. In addition, the project’s current status will be covered.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

ESB Reloaded - Project SwitchYard

Keith Babo — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

The Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) has emerged as an indispensable tool for building and hosting applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA). ESBs have evolved from their early roots as a runtime platform for SOA to full-featured middleware platforms in their own right. While there are plenty of examples as to why this has been a positive development for developers and architects, there is a also a dark side. Feature creep in the ESB market has created bloated and inflexible runtimes, closed development environments that limit technology choice, and convoluted service models that produce applications that are hard to develop, test, and govern.

Not to worry though Project SwitchYard is here to save the day! Brought to you by the same team that created JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, SwitchYard is a new project with a fresh look at what an ESB can do. SwitchYard provides a service development and runtime framework that helps define, test, and manage the important details of your service it’s contract, policies, configuration, composition, and management.

In this session, Keith Babo will provide a whirlwind tour of all things SwitchYard, beginning with a technology overview to get you oriented and quickly moving to guided examples of using SwitchYard to develop service-oriented applications.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Running a JBoss Cluster in the Cloud

Bela Ban — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In the default clustering configuration, JBoss Enterprise Middleware uses IP multicasting for discovery and message sending. However, most clouds currently do not provide IP multicasting, so JBoss nodes running in the default clustering configuration cannot form a cluster in the cloud. (This can be changed by passing a simple system property to run.sh.)

In this session, Bela Ban will discuss how to configure a JBoss cluster to use TCP instead of IP multicasting. Specifically, he’ll look at using (1) a static configuration (including a list of server addresses), (2) an external lookup service, and (3) S3 to discovery the cluster nodes, while also discussing the pros and cons of each option.

To understand how these option work, attendees will take a close look at JBoss clustering, looking into the transport and discovery protocols of the JGroups framework. Bela will also discuss the knobs that we can adjust to speed up a cloud-based cluster.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JPA on Infinispan: When PaaS Persistence Meets Java EE

Emmanuel Bernard — JBoss Platform Architect, Red Hat
Sanne Grinovero — Software Engineer, Red Hat

While PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is all the buzz these days, determining how and where to store your data (e.g., in a data grid, via a new proprietary API)can be a challenge. JBoss users who are accustomed to easy persistence via Hibernate and JPA (Java Persistence API) might be wondering: what if Hibernate could store my data in a grid?

Hibernate Object/Grid Mapper (OGM) offers a JPA front end (object manipulation and JP-QL query) to applications while also storing and querying the data from a key/value grid, like Infinispan. In other words, OGM offers a familiar and well known API that benefits from the new scalability possibilities of distributed data grids like Infinispan. These possibilities include the ability to support existing applications using JPA.

In this session, Emmanuel Bernard and Sanne Grinovero will discuss how JBoss Enterprise Middleware is leveraging its existing technology to build an OGM . They will also touch on Hibernate Core (JPA), Hibernate Search (object search engine), Teiid (query federation engine), and Infinispan (distributed data grid) as these projects serve as the foundation for building an OGM. Emmanuel and Sanne will detail how the various bricks fit together, what the secret sauce is, and how to use the solution in your applications.

While PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is all the buzz these days, determining how and where to store your data (e.g., in a data grid, via a new proprietary API)can be a challenge. JBoss users who are accustomed to easy persistence via Hibernate and JPA (Java Persistence API) might be wondering: what if Hibernate could store my data in a grid?

Hibernate Object/Grid Mapper (OGM) offers a JPA front end (object manipulation and JP-QL query) to applications while also storing and querying the data from a key/value grid, like Infinispan. In other words, OGM offers a familiar and well known API that benefits from the new scalability possibilities of distributed data grids like Infinispan. These possibilities include the ability to support existing applications using JPA.

In this session, Emmanuel Bernard and Sanne Grinovero will discuss how JBoss Enterprise Middleware is leveraging its existing technology to build an OGM . They will also touch on Hibernate Core (JPA), Hibernate Search (object search engine), Teiid (query federation engine), and Infinispan (distributed data grid) as these projects serve as the foundation for building an OGM. Emmanuel and Sanne will detail how the various bricks fit together, what the secret sauce is, and how to use the solution in your applications.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The JBoss Developer BoF

Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat

In this session, several of the key JBoss project leads will provide future direction of many of the developer-facing technologies and strategies. This session will also provide an open forum for feedback from attendees.

The following JBoss technologies will be discussed:

  • JBoss Developer Studio
  • JBoss Seam Framework
  • RichFaces
  • Arquillian
  • Forge
  • TorqueBox
  • Hibernate

Topics: JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Cloudy Middleware

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Tobias Kunze — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

At Red Hat, we’ve been working hard toward a broad and open cloud stack that covers everything from IaaS through PaaS to SaaS. Among these, PaaS will likely be of most interest to the JBoss developer. But what exactly is this “platform”? What am I, as a developer, going to code against? And what am I, with my operator hat on, going to monitor and manage?

In this session, Mark Little and Tobias Kunze will give attendees a look into the work that Red Hat has been doing around PaaS with community efforts such as SteamCannon and with product efforts such as the Makara platform, which Red Hat acquired last year.

Mark and Tobias will also demonstrate how you can develop your JBoss applications in the usual manner and then transparently migrate them to a JBoss-oriented PaaS using Makara. And they’ll show you how to set your applications to scale up and down based on evolving needs. They’ll also discuss where Red Hat is going with PaaS in the future.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Operations & Management in the Cloud

Charles Crouch — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

The march toward cloud-enabled applications, services, and middleware is relentless. Did you know that your currently managed applications and services could be cloud-enabled with no new development? Whether you are planning entirely new deployments in the cloud, virtualizing legacy applications, or opportunistically expanding portions of your IT off-premise, JBoss Operations Network will virtualize and automate your existing resources to simplify and accelerate that march.

In this session, Charles Crouch and Alan Santos will share best practices, and will discuss and demo the upcoming operational features common to all managed JBoss products, including:

  • On- and off-premise configuration and performance management
  • Off-premise elasticity with responsive, policy-driven provisioning and configuration
  • Application-oriented virtualization with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss

Hosts:

Maureen Fleming — Program Vice President, Business Process Management and Middleware, IDC

Panelists:

Snigdha Ganta — Manager, Java Application Servers (Java Hosting), Systems Engineering, IT, Union Pacific Railroad
Vasu Vattipalli — Principal Architect, Ground Systems, DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Vijay Varre — Senior Architect, Architecture & Engineering, PNC Financial Services Group

In this interactive panel discussion, JBoss customers will offer their views and opinions on issues relevant to today’s marketplace, and discuss emerging trends and their individual experiences working with JBoss Enterprise Middleware. This session will include brief presentations from each panelist, a hosted discussion on industry topics, and an opportunity for the audience to interact directly with the panelists. Gain new perspectives on industry trends, bring your middleware questions, and learn from the experts.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

jBPM 5: Bringing More Power to your Business Processes

Kris Verlaenen — jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat

A Business Process Management System (BPMS) offers you the capabilities to better manage and streamline your business processes. JBoss jBPM continues its vision in this area by offering a lightweight process engine for executing business processes, combined with the necessary services and tooling to support business processes in their entire lifecycles. This allows not only developers but also business users to manage your business processes more efficiently.

A lot has happened in the BPM area over the last few years, with the introduction of the BPMN 2.0 standard, the increasing interest in more dynamic and adaptive processes, integration with business rules and event processing, case management, etc. In this session, Kris Verlaenen, who is leading the jBPM5 effort, will show you how jBPM5 tackles these challenges and give you an overview of its most important features.

Topics: JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Towards Unified Messaging

Gordon Sim — Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Rafael Schloming — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

The Apache Qpid project is an implementation of the Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP), a protocol for asynchronous messaging, and puts the ‘M’ in Red Hat Enterprise MRG. In this session, Gordon Sim and Rafael Schloming will describe AMQP, offer a vision of a ubiquitous messaging infrastructure that such a protocol enables, and introduce Qpid as an exciting open source community within which that vision is being pursued. Gordon and Rafael will also:

  • Describe where asynchronous messaging fits and why it is relevant in distributed systems development
  • Highlight the key capabilities of AMQP and the motivation behind the 1.0 specification
  • Describe the Qpid messaging APIs available in Red Hat Enterprise MRG, which allow AMQP-based applications to be built in a variety of different languages
  • Describe some of the current Qpid components available in Red Hat Enterprise MRG that are the building blocks from which AMQP networks can be assembled
  • Sketch out the roadmap for Qpid as it seeks to enable a pervasive messaging infrastructure

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

An HP Case Study: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform

Robb Greathouse — Chief Evangelist, JBoss, Red Hat
Yugan (Yogi) Sikri — Chief Architect, HP Service Delivery Platform, HP

Enterprises worldwide are innovating new business models and reinventing themselves to compete in the global economy. In this case study driven session, we will take a indepth view of how HP and JBoss have worked together to build a new product enabling large enterprises, including Mobile Service providers to and build new Appstore Marketplaces and provide tools to developers for building Rich Mobile Applications. The session will cover the key technical architecture decisions making the HP Storefront solution, and how customers are using it in real life. The session will share key lessons learned and core technical issues that were addressed for a customer using this JBoss Portal based solution.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Enterprise OSGi & JBoss Application Server 7

David Bosschaert — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Thomas Diesler — OSGi Lead, JBoss, Red Hat

JBoss Application Server 7 contains OSGi support and is working towards supporting enterprise OSGi standards. During this session,  David Bosschaert and Thomas Diesler will touch on enterprise OSGi: what is available now and what is currently being standardized in the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group.

Additionally, David and Thomas will cover what is currently available in JBoss Application Server 7 in relation to enterprise OSGi.
They will conclude this session with a demo  of enterprise OSGi in JBoss Application Server 7.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Best Of Summit

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1

Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team Leaders — Red Hat

In this session, Tim Burke and several Red Hat Enterprise Linux team leaders will provide an overview of the major new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features, spotlighting how this release improves datacenter operational efficiency with enhancements in performance, scalability, power savings, virtualization, and security. In order to showcase these key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features, a specific business deployment use case will be followed to completion in order to demonstrate best practices in deployment configuration and performance monitoring. A combination of prepared video demos will supplement the presentation materials. Additional pointers to reference materials will be provided to enable attendees to harness these benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in their own datacenters.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2

Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team Leaders — Red Hat

In this session, Tim Burke and several Red Hat Enterprise Linux team leaders will provide an overview of the major new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features, spotlighting how this release improves datacenter operational efficiency with enhancements in performance, scalability, power savings, virtualization, and security. In order to showcase these key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features, a specific business deployment use case will be followed to completion in order to demonstrate best practices in deployment configuration and performance monitoring. A combination of prepared video demos will supplement the presentation materials. Additional pointers to reference materials will be provided to enable attendees to harness these benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in their own datacenters.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Overview & Roadmap of Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Chris Wright — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Chris Wright will provide an overview of the virtualization capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, describing operational capabilities, live migration, and I/O optimization. He will also describe many of the differentiating features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, such as memory optimization, resource control, security, and scalability enhancements. Chris will conclude this session by highlighting the most recent functionality and performance enhancements that have been implemented both upstream and in the most recent Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Roadmap

Andrew Cathrow — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization extends the core KVM hypervisor technology that ships within Red Hat Enterprise Linux, adding a powerful management platform supporting advanced features such as clustering, live migration, dynamic resource management, templating, and snapshots.

In this session, Andrew Cathrow will outline the high-level architecture of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, covering the major changes between Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 and the upcoming 3.0 and the roadmap for the coming 18 months.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1

John D. Shakshober — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this two-hour session (over two parts), Doug Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Shak and Larry will focus on large systems that run the most common applications, including database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications, on a variety of common hardware platforms.

Shak and Larry will begin this session with a demo of how to determine the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware. They will then show attendees how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques. Focusing on the tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Shak and Larry will discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters, how they affect the system running various workloads, and how they differ between different Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions. In concluding, they will put everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 5.0 / 5.0

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2

John D. Shakshober — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this two-hour session (over two parts), Doug Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Shak and Larry will focus on large systems that run the most common applications, including database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications, on a variety of common hardware platforms.

Shak and Larry will begin this session with a demo of how to determine the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware. They will then show attendees how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques. Focusing on the tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Shak and Larry will discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters, how they affect the system running various workloads, and how they differ between different Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions. In concluding, they will put everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 1

Thomas Cameron — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat
Rick Spurgeon — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of their servers.

This session, given by Thomas Cameron and Rick Spurgeon, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team. Topics will include:

  • Red Hat Network Satellite
  • Project Spacewalk
  • Configuration management (configuration macros, system grouping, an introduction to custom and cloned channels, activation keys, and kickstart)
  • Advanced channel management tips and tricks (e.g., how to deal with ISV requirements for systems locked at a specific update, how to deploy third-party or internally developed software with Red Hat Network Satellite, etc.)

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 2

Thomas Cameron — Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat
Rick Spurgeon — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of their servers.

This session, given by Thomas Cameron and Rick Spurgeon, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team. Thomas and Rick will cover how to deploy third-party or internally developed software with Red Hat Network Satellite.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit

Hosts:

David Egts — Principal Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Bryan Che — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat
Tim Burke — Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat
Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat
Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Andrew Cathrow — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat

Join this product-oriented Q&A panel, hosted by David Egts, to help you make decisions on products and architectures to drive the next product or the next few years of enterprise developments. Panelist questions will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic) and David will pose questions that attendees have asked throughout the week using Twitter (#rhforum) and the question drop-boxes located on the Plaza Level.

Topics: Cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.0 / 5.0

Best Of JBoss World

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Geographic Failover for JBoss Clusters

Bela Ban — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Bela Ban will present a new feature in JBoss clustering clustering and failover between sites.

Consider this example: a site is a local cluster in NYC and to withstand catastrophic failures, such as a power outage, flooding, and fires, there is a second site in SFO where the data from NYC is backed up. This allows for NYC to be the primary site and SFO the backup, vice versa, both sites could be active at the same time, or a scenario where clients connect to NYC during NYC working hours, then migrate to SFO could be implemented. When an entire site fails, all clients connected to that site will fail over to the remote site.

In this session, Bela Ban will show the architecture of geographically separate clusters, describe how to configure them, and illustrate this new feature in a live demo. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of what can be achived with geographic clustering and will understand how to configure clusters for geographic failover.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Accelerate, Prune, Trim, & Slim your JBoss

Andy Miller — Global Platform Director, JBoss Engineering, Red Hat
William DeCoste — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Java EE tends to be (unfairly) perceived as a bloated framework. With the intent of simplifying installation and application development/deployment, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is released with the majority of components and services enabled. Due to the micro-container architecture, disabling components and services can be a simple and valuable process.

In this session, Bill DeCoste will provide an overview of the micro-container architecture and the three levels of components and services (micro-container, core, hot-deploy). He will also describe the commonly disabled components and benefits (e.g., memory footprint, start-up time, active ports, and management complexity).

In this session, Andy Miller will:

  • Review performance tuning basics 
  • Detail tuning for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • Discuss how to get the most throughput using a specific EJB 3 (Enterprise Java Beans 3) application
  • Detail Linux-specific tuning and JVM (Java Virtual Machine) tuning specific to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • Share actual results, including a before and after of tuning throughput and response times that illustrates how the tuning affected the actual EJB 3 application
  • Detail the tuning concepts and settings that were used to achieve the results
  • Detail the impact of a slimmed configuration on performance

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat PaaS: The Full Scoop

Issac Roth — PaaS Master, Red Hat

Come learn everything about Red Hat PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service). In this session, Issac Roth, Red Hat’s PaaS Master, will take you through the full PaaS vision from benefits to developers to the unique approach Red Hat is taking to this emerging category of development platform to the specific offerings coming from Red Hat. We’ll look at Red Hat’s work in progress, its relationship to open source, how it works underneath, and compare it to other industry approaches.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Expert Forum - JBoss World

Hosts:

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Panelists:

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dan Allen — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join this Q&A panel, hosted by Ashesh Badani, senior director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, to help you make decisions on the technologies and standards driving your next-generation JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. Questions for our all-star panel will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic), along with attendee questions that were asked throughout the week via Twitter (#jbforum) and a question drop-box located on the Harbor Level.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0