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Sessions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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