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Sessions: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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