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IaaS Simplified with Red Hat CloudForms

1:20pm - 3:20pm
Todd Sanders — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
James Labocki — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 102) Red Hat CloudForms is an on-premise, hybrid cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering that lets you create and manage private and hybrid clouds. It provides self-service computing resources to users in a managed, governed, and secured way. You can deploy and manage applications on any type of server – physical, virtual, and public cloud.

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to take a hands-on test drive of Red Hat CloudForms, deep diving into the tools and processes to define, build, launch, and manage applications that run on hybrid clouds. Specifically, participants will walk through a series of exercises focused on definition, deployment, and ongoing management of a LAMP Stack standard operating environment (SOE). This will involve demonstration of the following CloudForms concepts:

  • Content provider configuration (both Red Hat and custom)
  • Subscription manifests
  • Content synchronization
  • Application lifecycle environment content promotions
  • System template definition and export
  • Component outline build and image push
  • Runtime configuration
  • Launching images
  • Instance registration with Red Hat Subscription Manager
  • Remote package/errata installs

Hour 1: Application Driven, Open Source Cloud with UCS | Hour 2: Cisco Innovations for VM Networking & Applications

1:20pm - 3:20pm
Mark Balch — Director, Product Management, Cisco
Ven Immani — Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco
Klaus Aker — Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

(Room 101) Application and business requirements shape cloud infrastructure decisions. In the first hour of this session, Cisco’s Mark Balch will outline specific Cisco Unified Computing System advantages as part of an open source cloud architecture. UCS open APIs and integration with Red Hat open source technologies, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, will be presented in the context of a unique foundation for the secure, scalable, and reliable infrastructure needed to support both public and private architectures.

In the second hour, presenters will demonstrate how virtualized SAP performance can be enhanced by using Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.1 playing in team with Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology. Combined improvements reach 35% in user number increase or drastically better system response time starting from a baseline with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 and no VM-FEX.

System Industrialization: Change Gear with Red Hat Network Satellite API

3:50pm - 5:50pm
Gilles Dubreuil — Consultant, Red Hat Asia Pacific

(Room 102) Red Hat Network Satellite’s API provides powerful ways to get the most of Red Hat Enterprise Linux core builds and Standard Operating Environments (SOE) and to leverage the Red Hat Network Satellite solution.

In this session, Gilles Dubreuil will demonstrate how the Red Hat Network Satellite’s API answers such common use cases using a tool he has developed in Ruby, which has been deployed by Red Hat customers and is readily available to everyone.

Gilles will demonstrate how to:

  • Synchronize Red Hat Network Satellite slaves content from a master reference
  • Export, map, and re-import Red Hat Network Satellite content
  • Automate other Red Hat Network Satellite operations
  • Extend this tool

Fundamentals of Storage Management with LVM

3:50pm - 5:50pm
Jonathan Brassow — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Christoph Doerbeck — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 101) Recent advancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and LVM have largely dissipated the need for additional layers of complexity to achieve data redundancy, data archival, and simplified recovery techniques.

In this two hour hands-on lab, Jonathan Brassow and Christoph Doerbeck will provide both a fundamental background on Logical Storage Management as well as practical exercises to demonstrate the new advanced features (e.g., mirroring, raid support, snapshots, snapshot merges, etc.) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Attendees will learn core principals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux storage management and new techniques for implementing data redundancy and recovery.


Red Hat Storage Lab

1:20pm - 3:20pm
Jacob Shucart — Solution Architect, Red Hat
Veda Shankar — Solution Architect, Red Hat
Tom Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 101) In this two-hour lab, Red Hat Storage experts will provide a demonstration of deploying Red Hat Storage from both datacenter and public cloud perspectives. Experience first-hand how simple it is to deploy Red Hat Storage and take a test drive of the new features and functions that have the IT industry pointing to Red Hat and asking, “How do they do that?” Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and dig into Red Hat Storage.

Getting Started with OpenStack Deployment & Development

1:20pm - 3:20pm
Russell Bryant — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Derek Higgins — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 102) In this lab, Derek Higgins and Russell Bryant will walk participants through the process of setting up a single node, OpenStack-based cloud for use in launching a small example application. The participants will start with a basic operating system install and following simple instructions, will install and configure the required OpenStack components and launch the application running on top of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux host. The OpenStack components covered in this lab will be Keystone, Nova, Glance, and Horizon. Participants will gain a sound practical introduction in each of these components.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Hands-On Lab

3:50pm - 5:50pm
James Rankin — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Jesse Stanley — Virtualization and Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 102) The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 hands-on lab is an interactive lab session where attendees will be given access to a live Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.x environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager GUI, Power User Portal, and VDI Portal. Instructors will demonstrate, and allow attendees to practice the creation of server and desktop virtual machines, management of virtual machines, and connecting into virtual desktops via the SPICE protocol.

Although this lab is intended for advanced engineers or architects, an extensive and easy-to-follow Lab Workbook will allow this lab to be within the reach of an attendee who is new to virtualization.

Burst into the Cloud with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid

3:50pm - 5:50pm
Tushar Katarki — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 101) Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid provides high-throughput and high-performance computing. It enables enterprises to move to a utility model of computing to help them achieve both higher-peak computing capacity and higher IT utilization by leveraging their existing infrastructures to build high-performance grids.

In this lab, members of the Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid technical staff will conduct a hands-on training that covers:

  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid
  • Instantiating and running Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid
  • Submitting jobs to Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid
  • Management tools for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid to create virtual machines
  • Running Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid on Amazon EC2 and other public and private clouds

At the end of this session, attendees should be comfortable with installing, deploying, and troubleshooting Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid in their environments.


JBoss World Labs: Choose Your Own Adventure

9:00am - 11:00am
Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat
Peter Larsen — Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 101) Take the latest JBoss bits for a test drive!

Wondering what JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is like? How Drools reasons over events? How Red Hat’s ESB works? How dynamic clustering works?

Take your pick from all of the featured JBoss Enterprise Middleware products (and a couple that are only available here) and get your hands on a keyboard. Each of the labs will take you from a fresh install to a working example. You will use the latest tooling from JBoss Developer Studio and deploy on the current platforms.

JBoss engineers will be available to guide you through the labs and answer your questions.

The JBoss Way: A Hands-on Primer for Developers

9:00am - 11:00am
Jim Tyrrell — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 102) The JBoss Way is a series of tools, quickstarts, documents, runtimes, and more that come together to enable developers to quickly get started creating their projects.

Come to this hands-on lab to experience the productivity gains leveraging Maven, JBoss Developer Studio, archtypes, quickstarts, and much more. Participants will learn about the available archtypes and how they speed up development. We will also explore some of the quickstarts so you can get an overview of the available features.

At the end of this lab, participants will be able to deliver the skeleton of a project for supercharging your development efforts in minutes.

Mobilize JBoss Application Server 7.1: Develop Mobile Applications in the Cloud with AeroGear, Titanium, & OpenShift

11:30am - 1:30pm
Daniel McPherson — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jay Balunas — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Grant Shipley — Red Hat OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat
Kevin Whinnery — Director of Developer Relations, Appcelerator, Inc.

(Room 101) This two-hour hands-on lab, led by Daniel McPherson, Jay Balunas, Grant Shipley, and Kevin Whinnery, will focus on developing and deploying cloud-ready JBoss mobile applications. The instructors will provide everything you need to have at least two mobile applications running in the cloud by the end of the lab.

In the first hour, we’ll kick start our HTML5 mobile development using JBoss AeroGear, a JBoss Community project that provides tools and best practices for developing mobile applications on top of JBoss Application Server 7.1. Jay will cover some of the latest mobile web development technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile, with JBoss Developer Studio. He’ll also show you how to reuse these same skills and turn them in a native mobile application for cross device support using Apache Cordova.

In the second hour, Grant and Kevin will show you how to use the Titanium IDE to develop an iPhone and Android application that leverages JavaScript, PHP, JBoss Application Server 7.1, and MongoDB.

Bring your laptop or use a lab computer. Lots of cool swag for those who participate!

Lunch and "Source is Right" Trivia Game

11:30am - 1:30pm

Please note: This session only runs until 1:00pm.

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Getting to Know You

11:30am - 1:30pm
Jim Tyrrell — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 102) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is new from the ground up. Everything you have come to use in the prior releases has been rethought, re-engineered, and improved.

Attend this hands-on lab to explore the new domain model, starting up from the command line, customizing loaded modules, deploying applications, setting up clustering, tuning, and clustering, and much more.

At the end of this lab, participants will feel comfortable with the new layouts, uses, and the improved JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.