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Information technology in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest innovations in virtualization, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, cloud computing, and more.

Simplified VDI with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

Jeff Jameson — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
David Simmons — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 310) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops is the first enterprise-ready, fully open source virtual desktop platform with a quantifiable cost savings of up to 75% less than the competition. It represents a true strategic virtual desktop market alternative and delivers a simplified, high-performing virtual desktop platform, with an unprecedented user experience for both Linux and Windows desktops.

Join Red Hat product marketing manager Jeff Jameson and principal architect David Simmons for a detailed look into the SPICE remote-rendering protocol and the latest features and capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3.0.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Advancing the Limits of Linux-based Infrastructure – Density, Energy Efficiency, Serviceability, & Reliability

Ken Blue — VP Mission Critical x 86 Software, HP

(Room 310) HP is fundamentally redefining the expectations and economics of the datacenter by creating the world’s most intelligent and energy-efficient servers, by advances in mission-critical x86 and with high-density servers. You are challenged to meet the relentless demand for new services, applications, and data all while having to increase reliability and efficiency. Come learn how HP is working with Red Hat to help you solve these challenges by relieving the growing burdens of a complex IT infrastructure and turning IT innovation into business acceleration.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Distributed File System Choices: Red Hat Storage, GFS2, & pNFS

Ric Wheeler — Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 310) With Red Hat Storage, Red Hat released its first branded software storage appliance. And with the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, Red Hat offered the first platform to provide the parallel NFS (pNFS), which added support for very high-performance enterprise NAS arrays.

In this session, Ric Wheeler will give a high-level overview of Red Hat Storage, GFS2, and pNFS to help enterprise users select the right technology for their particular needs. Ric will also share a roadmap overview for each offering.

Topics: Clustering, Fedora, GlusterFS, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage Private & Hybrid IaaS Clouds

Andy Smith — Product Manager, Red Hat
Hugh Brock — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 310) Building and deploying a cloud in today’s complex and security-conscious IT environment can be a daunting task for any organization. With Red Hat CloudForms, you can define, build, and deploy a hybrid cloud that manages resources across your private, physical, and virtual infrastructure as well as public cloud providers. Red Hat CloudForms delivers the next transition in “The Continuum of Systems Management” by providing systems management capabilities that transcend the class of resource and types of workload brought to the cloud.

This session is designed to help you learn the value of clouds as well as give you a technical jump start to managing your own hybrid cloud environment. During the session, you will see how CloudForms can benefit your organization. Red Hat’s Andy Smith and Hugh Brock will provide business and architectural overviews, as well as a brief demonstration.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Network Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat Subscriptions Locally with Subscription Asset Manager

Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 310) The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 introduced a new tool that can be used to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions in your environment — Subscription Asset Manager (SAM). SAM allows enterprises to manage their subscriptions locally instead of using Red Hat Network Hosted. It provides visibility and reporting of deployed machines , and how the subscriptions are being used. And SAM is included with your subscription, so there is no additional cost to enable this new functionality.

In this session, Bryan Kearney will provide an overview of SAM as it relates to other system management offerings, and he will share its main features in a demo.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends

Host:

Al Gillen — Program Vice President, System Software, IDC

Panelists:

Sean Michael Kerner — Senior Editor, Internetnews.com
Scott Merrill — Contributor, TechCrunch
Thor Olavsrud — Senior Writer, IDG Enterprise / CIO.com
Rick Whiting — Senior Editor, CRN

(Room 310) Technology reporters and bloggers are at the center of the industry’s hottest topics and discussions. In this panel discussion, hosted by IDC’s Al Gillen, four journalists tracking the tech industry will discuss popular topics and emerging issues facing today’s IT leaders, covering Linux, cloud computing, virtualization, middleware, storage, and beyond. The group will address questions proposed by the moderator and then the session will be opened up for Q&A from audience attendees.

The panel will feature:

  • Sean Michael Kerner, Senior Editor at Internetnews.com
  • Scott Merrill, Contributor at TechCrunch
  • Thor Olavsrud, Senior Writer at IDG Enterprise / CIO.com
  • Rick Whiting, Senior Editor at CRN

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Java development, JBoss Community projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap

Tushar Katarki — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Jake Kodak — Product Manager, Red Hat
Kimberly Palko — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 310) Red Hat Enterprise MRG is a next-generation IT infrastructure incorporating Messaging, Realtime, and Grid for increased performance, reliability, interoperability, and faster computing for enterprise customers. At last year’s Red Hat Summit, we presented the new features of Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0. In this year’s presentation, Kim Palko (product manager for Messaging), Jake Kodak (product manager for Realtime), and Tushar Katarki (product manager for Grid) will present Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 success stories, achievements, and feedback from the field. They will also provide a product update and a product roadmap summary.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise MRG

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective

Jason Beck — IT Architect in UNIX Infrastructure, Qualcomm
John Herr — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Kelsey Hudson — Professional Services Consultant, Trace3
Zak Berrie — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 310) After two years running production workloads, Qualcomm, the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, made the strategic decision to migrate workloads from other virtualization platforms onto Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

In this session, presenters will discuss the plan, the process, and the lessons learned. They will also discuss capacity planning, hardware considerations, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager infrastructure, storage planning, as well as Qualcomm’s extensive use of both the virt-v2v tool and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s REST API to successfully migrate a large set of virtual machines to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

They will also show detailed examples of the steps and individual commands used to perform the migration of a virtual machine and how they are combined into an automated solution.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Big Iron Migration

Thomas Berti — Chief, Computer Services Division, Bureau of the Census
Calvin Smith — Senior Consultant, Red Hat
Walter Kydd — US Census Bureau, Chief, LEHD Production and Development Group

(Room 310) The Bureau of the Census is one of the largest processors of data in the Government. And like many large organizations, the Census has been moving from disparate legacy systems to standardized utility computing solutions associated with cloud services. This newer environment uses centralized compute resources and has standardized on two main operating systems, one of which is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

One of the many success stories experienced by the Census has been the migration of employee and employment data processing by the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program from a proprietary Sun/Solaris solution to the Census Enterprise Architecture standardized platform. This new processing environment, which uses GFS2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 on IBM hardware, has resulted in significant performance improvements and productivity savings.

In this session, the Census’ Thomas Berti and Walter Kydd and Red Hat’s Calvin Smith will present real-world lessons learned in a transition of this size and provide actual performance comparison information between Sun/Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux/IBM.

Topics: Clustering, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying & Scaling Python Applications on Red Hat OpenShift

Grant Shipley — Red Hat OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

(Room 310) Cloud computing, specifically Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), is so important to a company’s strategy these days that downtime and late nights at the datacenter are no longer acceptable.

In this session, Red Hat’s Grant Shipley will discuss Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift, and how to deploy and manage a high-traffic python (WSGI) application on it. He will:

  • Provide an introduction to OpenShift
  • Compare OpenShift to Heroku, Rackspace, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Explain how to deploy your application using OpenShift
  • Detail how to monitor using OpenShift

Grant will primarily be discussing OpenShift with a Python stack (Fabric, Pyramid, and Postgres) but the concepts will be applicable to any one interested in the platform.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat OpenShift

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

opensource.com Ignite Talks

John Camilleri — Executive Vice President Product Development, Green Energy Corp
Máirí­n Duffy — Senior Interaction Designer, Red Hat
Sebastian Dziallas — Student (Fedora Project Contributor for 4 years), Franklin W. Olin College
Leslie Hawthorn — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jason Hibbets — opensource.com Project Manager, Red Hat
Guy Martin — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat
Dave Neary — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Greg Pryzby — Principal Consultant, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle — Community Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 310) In this session, we’ll provide a variety of topics delivered via Ignite talks (fast-paced, lightning talks) on how open source is changing the world. Bring extra coffee, you’ll need it to keep up with our speakers. Each talk will be five minutes and 20 slides or less.

Top 10 Signs Your Company Doesn’t ‘Get’ Open Source
by Guy Martin, Red Hat

Have you ever listened to hallway conversations or email chatter in your company and thought ‘wow, we just don’t seem to understand open source?’ See if they made our Top 10 list (apologies to David Letterman) and get insight into how to better clue your co-workers in to the value of what open source can do for you and your business.

A Mircogrid Platform for the Future
by John Camilleri, Green Energy Crop

GreenBus, the next generation automation platform, is the seed for creating a growing ecosystem of technology solutions to manage distributed energy resources deployed as a Microgrid. Whether leveraging this solution in a commercial campus to optimize economics or supporting integration of renewable energy sources in developing nations, open source plays an vital role as an business enabler to expand the innovation market place and drive interoperability.

A Tour of Open Source Creative Tools
by Mairi­n Duffy, Red Hat

You’ve probably heard of the Gimp, and maybe Inkscape. There is a much wider breadth of great open source creative tools you may not have heard of, from non-linear video editing, to collaboratively managing creative assets, to management and non-destructive editing of RAW format photos. Take a whirlwind tour through some of the best open source creative tools, peppered with development status updates from this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting.

How to Bring Open Source to your City
by Jason Hibbets, Red Hat

You’ve heard a lot about open source being a great development model for software, but how can open source be applied to government and the culture of a city? Get a game plan that you can take back to your city to start making open source a way of life instead of just a software project.

Community Built Users’ Group: Lessons Learned
by Greg Pryzby, Red Hat

In-person communities are an important part the open source ecosystem yet are often overlooked. Running a users’ group is a thankless and difficult job. Greg will talk about his experiences in running a users’ group that he started in 1992 and will share tips on how to keep users’ groups going and growing.

Creating Experiences for Students that Engage Them in Solving Real World Problems
by Sebastian Dziallas, Fedora community

We’re in the middle of a paradigm shift that is about to affect the way we teach and learn: cognitive apprenticeship models in authentic communities of practice allow students to make a meaningful impact on the world. Learn from first-hand stories how attitudes and behaviors can enable major contributions.

The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source
by Ruth Suehle

The first step in encouraging people to apply open source principles is helping them understand them, but it can be hard to tell the open source story when you’re deeply a part of it. Where do you begin? One option–begin with the broad language of pop culture. From J. K. Rowling to Iron Man to even fashion design, you’ll get examples that help you explain the importance of collaboration, rapid prototyping, and sharing.

Humanitarian Free & Open Source Software: Coding for Good
by Leslie Hawthorn

We’ve often heard that open source programming is all about scratching your own itch, but many do their work in open source primarily motivated by a desire to help others and society. In this presentation, Leslie Hawthorn will explore the world of Humanitarian FOSS, including notable HFOSS projects, HFOSS development within academia, and how the practice of coding for social good has been used as a tool to increase diversity amongst contributors to open source projects.

The Ecclesiastes Principle
by Dave Neary

It’s easy to think that because computing and open source are young, we’re inventing everything as we go along. But the Ecclesiastes Principle holds true, even for us: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Dave Neary presents two examples, from architecture and city planning, where communities of practice can learn from other fields.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: opensource.com

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Managing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in Hybrid Enterprise Clouds

Joseph Fitzgerald — ManageIQ, CEO
Xavier Lecauchois — Director of Product Management, ManageIQ

(Room 310) Organizations seeking to lower the cost of virtualization are adopting cost-effective solutions like Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in dual-source strategies and are therefore facing the complexities of managing multiple virtualization platforms. As enterprises evolve from single-vendor virtualized infrastructures to heterogeneous private and hybrid clouds, they will require tightly integrated cross-platform management capabilities to ensure highly reliable, secure, and elastic cloud services.

In this session ManageIQ’s Joseph Fitzgerald and Xavier Lecauchois will demonstrate how how to:

  • Expand management capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments with discovery, performance monitoring, configuration management, policy-based standards enforcement, role based-delegation, infrastructure automation, and self-service provisioning
  • Federate management of large and distributed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization infrastructures from a single pane of glass enabling enterprises to rapidly scale out their Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments
  • Achieve seamless hybrid cloud management and automation for enterprises running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization together with other platforms, including those from Microsoft and VMware

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Current: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

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Participating in the Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) Model in Red Hat's Communities

Robyn Bergeron — Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Director of Communities, Red Hat

(Room 306) Red Hat’s commitment to open source software is undeniable. Through its leadership and participation in free and open source software (FOSS) projects worldwide, it continues to deliver value to customers. It not only produces more robust software, but FOSS also encourages and welcomes customers to participate in defining the roadmaps of those projects.

Gluster.org and the Fedora Project are two thriving Red Hat sponsored communities in which customers can transparently observe work in progress, as well as directly influence the future direction through participation and contribution.

In this session, Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron and Gluster.org community manager John Mark Walker will explain the model of open source software development, demonstrate how Red Hat’s involvement in communities leads to a better software experience, and give attendees the practical knowledge to directly participate in and to influence two of Red Hat’s most vibrant FOSScommunities.

The session will include:

  • A practical explanation of the open source model
  • Insight into why this model produces higher-quality, more capable software than traditional, proprietary software development models
  • An examination of how the notions of “release early, release often” and “participate early, participate often” provide direct opportunities for involvement, empowering contributors and customers to not only see work in progress, but also influence future direction
  • An overview of Red Hat’s participation in a variety of communities that directly benefit customers
  • A discussion about how these communities work together

In addition, Robyn and John Mark will provide highlights from the Fedora Project and the Gluster.org communities, discussing key project initiatives, project governance, and how to get involved. They will also discuss how open source values, including openness, transparency, and collaboration, are practiced in these communities

Session attendees will leave the session with an understanding on how Red Hat’s commitment to being a catalyst in communities directly benefits customers, and how they, as potential contributors, can influence and affect change in these open source software communities.

Topics: Fedora, GlusterFS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale Cloud Computing with ARM Processors

Jon Masters — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 306) Future, low-energy hyperscale computing systems will combine many hundreds or thousands of processor cores at an extremely high density beyond what is achievable today. Many of these systems will be built using ARM-powered processors, leveraging the kind of system-on-chip integration seen in the mobile computing space, to combine system-level features such as networking, storage, and I/O controllers onto the main processor chip. Red Hat is actively involved in research and development of next-generation hyperscale computing platforms and in communities such as the Fedora ARM Project.

In this talk, Jon Masters will introduce the Fedora ARM Project and demonstrate examples of next-generation low-energy computing systems.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Transforming Applications for Open Cloud with KVM Virtual Appliances

Steve Perry — IBM
A.J. Johnson — Development Manager, ISV Systems Software and Cloud, IBM

(Room 306) Reduce deployment times up to 90%, accelerate customer time-to-value, and gain access to new markets with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtual appliances and IBM PureSystems Centre. Virtual appliances are a basic foundation in the journey to open virtualization and cloud. Leveraging virtual appliances can accelerate deployments from weeks/days to hours/minutes and free up critical staff to focus on strategic initiatives, lowering overall operating costs. IBM is working with business partners to create KVM virtual appliances and build an ecosystem of partner solutions that are easily deployable into open cloud environments.

The IBM Virtual Appliance Factory is designed to help ISVs create virtual appliances with Web 2.0 tools, processes, and an activation engine to automate the “build once, deploy-to-many” model. Hear several case studies about IBM Business Partners who have significantly reduced deployment times and joined a new ecosystem of solutions optimized for IBM’s new family of expert-integrated systems. Join us to learn how to transform your application by leveraging virtual appliances and KVM, and learn how to join the IBM PureSystems ecosystem of solutions.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Getting the Best Out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Your Cloud Environment

Phil Hopkins — Rackspace Red Hat Enterprise Linux Instructor (RHCA, CMNBA), Rackspace

(Room 306) Cloud computing is set to change the way IT is conducted and leading analysts estimate billions of dollars will be spent in cloud computing in the coming years. But how do you incorporate best practices for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your cloud environment? Come hear from RHCA-certified instructor Phil Hopkins on all you need to know to get the best out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your cloud environment, including using third-party applications in your stack, optimizing virtualized environments, and more.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.5 / 5.0

Scripting & Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: An Introduction to the API & CLI

Simon Grinberg — Product Manager, Red Hat
Miki Kenneth — Director of Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 306) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 introduced a power RESTful API for automating and integrating with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Version 3.1 included the addition of a Python-based software development kit (SDK) and a command line tool that allow users to script and automate all aspects of administration and setup.

In this session, Simon Grinberg and Miki Kenneth will provide an introduction to the application programming interface (API) and command line interface (CLI). He will cover the architecture and underlying concepts of the API and give real-world examples of using the CLI to automate common administration tasks.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Java development, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds

Perry Myers — Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 306) In this session, Perry Myers will introduce the OpenStack project (http://openstack.org), which provides an open source, community-developed solution for deploying Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Perry will discuss the evolution of the OpenStack project and how it has grown from a joint venture by Rackspace and NASA to a vibrant, community-oriented foundation.

Perry will also cover the architecture of OpenStack at a 10,000-foot level and will outline how OpenStack fits into Red Hat’s cloud product portfolio. Finally, Perry will outline the OpenStack roadmap and discuss how people can get involved with the exciting work being done in this area.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

OpenJDK and Red Hat: Driving Innovation into the JVM

Deepak Bhole — Engineering Manager, OpenJDK, Red Hat
Siddharth Nagar — Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) OpenJDK is an open source implementation of the Java specification to which Red Hat is a significant contributor. Join this session to see how Red Hat’s expertise on the entire OpenJDK stack, starting from the Linux kernel and up, makes OpenJDK the most integrated offering of Java on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You will learn about Red Hat’s involvement in the OpenJDK community and some of the exciting features coming to Java, including innovations that the company plans to introduce in the next 1-2 years. You will also learn more about Red Hat’s involvement in add-on projects that simplify Java development.

Topics: Development tools, Fedora, Interoperability, Java development, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Scaling & the Cloud: Operational Best Practices

Mike McGrath — Principal Cloud Architect and Operations Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) As cloud computing continues to grow, so does the sophistication of applications being hosted on it. Enterprises want to know if the cloud can handle their applications and needs.

In this session, Michael McGrath will provide an overview of how scaling in the cloud works and will explain how to utilize different geographical locations to provide better response times to their users. Using Red Hat OpenShift for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), examples will be given around scale, balancing load, and mitigating high response times. Specifically, Michael will discuss:

  • Generating performance metrics
  • Integrated performance testing
  • Vertical scaling
  • Horizontal scaling
  • Outage and failure scenario auto recovery
  • Dealing with high-latency computing
  • Rapid and automated resource allocation

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

The Path Forward for Red Hat Network Satellite with CloudForms

Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat
Cliff Perry — Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Katie Kelley — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) 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 proven successful in managing groups of systems that scale from small local deployments to vast global infrastructures.

Red Hat’s next-generation Red Hat Network Satellite feature set will be provided by Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms will provide even greater tools and capabilities for customers to manage the machines both deployed within their datacenters and federated out to private and public clouds.

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

  • Application and system lifecycle management architecture and workflow
  • Powerful content mirroring and deployment
  • Recipe-driven configuration management
  • Vastly improved and re-architected subscription tracking and inventory management
  • New, fine-grained user roles
  • Where we are now, and where we will be in the future

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Network Satellite, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Roadmap & Features

Doug Williams — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Sayan Saha — Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

(Room 306) Late last year, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Storage. Built upon GlusterFS 3.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, Red Hat Storage Software Appliance was Red Hat’s first integrated product that provided scale-out storage for unstructured data.

In this session, Doug Williams, Sayan Saha, and key architects from the Red Hat Storage engineering team will share Red Hat’s near-term Red Hat Storage roadmap and provide a look into the solution’s future technology direction. This session will also give you an opportunity to share your perspectives with Red Hat Storage senior business and technical leaders, and help shape the future of Red Hat Storage.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Gerry Riveros — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Chris Wells — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 306) Cloud computing offers enticing agility and efficiency. Taking that next step toward cloud, however, can be challenging. Where do you start? How do you deal with existing infrastructure? How do you change your business processes? How do you provide your developers the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that they want?

Red Hat has a number of solutions that simplify this process. Integrating across Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, they provide comprehensive capabilities, strong value, and easy adoption. Come learn about how Red Hat’s cloud solutions can help you adopt and implement cloud.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 2.5 / 5.0

Extreme Virtualization & Cloud Enablement with Linux & IBM Mainframes

Carlos Ordonez — STG Power & z Systems, zNTC Linux Tech Support, Software Designer System z, IBM

(Room 306) IT spending on system management, hardware sprawl, power and cooling, and software licensing has been growing out of control for a lot of companies. In this session, you’ll hear the latest technology news from IBM combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to save money and enable a cloud. Learn about how the features of IBM’s System z hardware and legacy for virtualization add unique and critical value to enterprise workloads running on Linux. Linux on System z has abilities unseen on any platform while maintaining the value Linux portability and open source development provide. If you already use Linux on the mainframe, come hear about what’s new. If you don’t, come to find out why you should be considering System z for your virtualization, consolidation, cloud, and new workload deployments.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In-depth: Summit

In this highly-technical 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.

A Deep Dive into Red Hat Storage

Jeff Darcy — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tom Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this technical session, Jeff Darcy and Thomas Trainer we dive into Red Hat Storage’s core architecture, functionality, features, and the functions that deliver high availability and data replication. Learn about various capabilities such as Red Hat’s unique approach to Global Namespace and how it assists you in reducing the total cost of storage by deploying open source software-only storage appliances for the private cloud/enterprise datacenter and public cloud environments.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Turbocharge your Mainframe with Linux: Let Us Show You How

Ben Schwering — Open Systems Engineering Manager, Nationwide Insurance
Jon Miller — Linux and Unix Architect, Nationwide Insurance

(Room 311) Have you seen the commercial where the IT guy moves an entire datacenter into a single mainframe running Linux? It’s not as crazy as you might think. At Nationwide Insurance, we use zVM virtualization technology to run roughly a third of our Linux environment on the mainframe. Nationwide was able to leverage zLinux to optimize mission-critical workloads and lower overall infrastructure costs. In this session, Nationwide’s Ben Schwering and Jon Miller will tell you how the company did it, address the common misconceptions of zLinux, and give you a real-world perspective to help decide whether zLinux is right for you.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Deep Dive

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

(Room 311) In this session, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization engineering director Itamar Heim, product manager Andrew Cathrow, and KVM product manager Bhavna Sarathy will detail specific features introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.1.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager provides enterprise-scale virtualization management capabilities. The upcoming 3.1 version provides enhanced functionality in the areas of web admin, quotas, task management, permissions, storage, network, reports, SDK, CLI, and more.

This session will build on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization overview and architecture sessions and will present a “deep dive” into the coming new features and architecture.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture

Livnat Peer — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Itamar Heim — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager provides enterprise-scale virtualization management capabilities. In this session, Livnat Peer and Itamar Heim will review the architecture and components comprising Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. They will build on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization overview session and will focus on the roles and interactions of the following components:

  • Engine
  • Web admin
  • User portal
  • VDSM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor node
  • Packaging, installer, and upgrade
  • API, SDK, and CLI
  • Tools (event notifier, log collector, config, iso uploader, domain manager)
  • Guest agent
  • Guest drivers and tools
  • History data warehouse
  • Reports engine

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Fedora, Flexibility, Java development, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Application High Availability in Virtual Environments

Brian Likosar — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat
Brandon Perkins — Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) While virtualization has provided higher availability for applications, this only mitigates hardware failure. Applications do crash and services do fail. With recent releases, virtualized guests are supported for use with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability and Resilient Storage Add-Ons.

In this session, Brian Likosar and Brandon Perkins will guide administrators and application developers through the process of creating their critical environments using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability Add-On and clustering on virtual machines. They will cover the specific challenges performing high availability in a virtual environment, including network concerns, virtual machine pinning, and virtual machine fencing.

The lessons discussed in this session apply to both Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere/vCenter Server environments. Brian and Brandon will provide examples to enable attendees to return to their systems and set up their own highly available applications to meet the requirements of their mission-critical internal customers.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Enterprises

Dan Juengst — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

(Room 311) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is popular with many developers because it provides an easy and efficient way to write and deploy new applications. Many companies building Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and other next-generation web or mobile applications are already leveraging PaaS platforms like Red Hat OpenShift.

Because traditional enterprises typically have existing applications, development platforms, management processes, and their own datacenters, taking advantage of PaaS benefits can be challenging and disruptive.

In this session, Joe Fernandes and Dan Juengst will discuss best practices for enterprises to take advantage of PaaS. They will also discuss what kinds of applications work well, considerations for how to manage PaaS applications, and how to implement a private instance of a PaaS using Red Hat solutions.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Multi-tenancy Virtualization Challenges & Solutions

Daniel Walsh — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Daniel Walsh will explain why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the best platform for running applications used by multi-tenants, whether in a cloud platform (Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)) or for virtualization like KVM or using Linux Containers. Daniel will explain how multi-tenancy in an apartment compares multi-tenancy on a computer system and he will cover:

  • The foundation of the system
  • The maintenance of the system
  • The security of the system
  • The sharing of utility services in the system

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

The Evolution of the NFS Protocol: NFSv4, NFSv4.1, pNFS, Secure NFS

Steve Dickson — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Steve Dickson will provide an overview of all the minor revisions of NFS version 4 protocol (v4.0, v4.1, v4.2), including Parallel NFS (pNFS). He will also discuss securing NFS with identity and policy management (IPA) and provide examples on how an IPA can be used to automatically retrieve Kerberos tickets. Finally, an open forum will provide the opportunity to discuss current and ongoing issues.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Using an Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guy

Norman Mark St. Laurent — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 allows for the capability to monitor real-time occurrences of, or accumulation of, auditable events that may indicate an imminent violation of the security policy. In this session, Norman Mark St. Laurent will cover the critical areas of protection in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via the auditing sub-system, which include:

  • Operational use of the Red Hat
  • Enterprise Linux 6 Audit Log Management infrastructure
  • Establishing policies and procedures for log management
  • Log storage and rotation
  • Remote host storage
  • Log management
  • Audit encryption over the wire
  • Log generation settings
  • Forensics and incident response log analysis

Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 audit capabilities. They will also understand the importance of including procedures and hands-on tracking of security-relevant events and configuration to allow for secure, reliable, fine-grained, and configurable requirements. The attendee will gain a fundamental understanding of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for post-mortem analysis, intrusion detection, and live system monitoring.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp

Jon Benedict — Senior Solutions Architect/TME, NetApp
Karthik Nagalingam — Reference Architect, NetApp

(Room 311) Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 ups the ante in enterprise-class virtualization and NetApp provides a flexible and high-performance storage platform. Combining these best-of-breed technologies makes for a compelling platform for tier-one applications.

One of the most prevalent tier-one applications is Oracle 11g. In this session, Jon Benedict and Karthik Nagalingam from NetApp will describe how to virtualize an Oracle database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 and NetApp. They will demonstrate how to:

  • Effortlessly move a virtual instance to a physical server and back again to ease Oracle support requirements
  • Deploy Oracle in a manner that does not incur unnecessary license fees
  • Backup and restore a virtualized Oracle database
  • Clone a virtualized database for development and test environments as well as disaster recovery

The session will also include recorded demonstrations.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Migrating Oracle Databases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Brian Likosar — Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) In this session, Brian Likosar will:

  • Discuss the differences between proprietary UNIX systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and what to consider when migrating
  • Compare and contrast using Oracle RAC versus the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability Add-On
  • Discuss keeping the setup as simple as possible for ease of supportability and troubleshooting
  • Provide a comparison between other proprietary clustering solutions and what is built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the
  • High-Availability and Resilient Storage Add-Ons

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying IPv6 from a Platform Systems Perspective

Mick Wahren — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

(Room 311) As we see the twilight of IPv4 addresses on the Internet, there has been a renewed focus and energy around the design and implementation of IPv6 in the commercial environment.

While the majority of work in this deployment tends to be covered by network management personnel, there is still a lot to be done by the hard-working people who manage the platforms that run on these networks. There is also confusion and bad assumptions in the industry about IPv6 feature capabilities.

In this session, Mick Wahren will clear up these misconceptions and arm system administrators with the knowledge to confidently deploy IPv6 throughout their organizations. He will cover:

  • An IPv6 protocol overview
  • Deployment techniques
  • Tunnelling technologies, including 6to4
  • Translation technologies, including NAT64/DNS64
  • Security features
  • Deploying applications in IPv6 and some of the common pitfalls
  • Migration strategies along with their pros and cons

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Optimize: Summit

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

Selecting the Right Tools for Performance Analysis

William Cohen — Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Linux has a broad palette of performance tools available to analyze system performance. The various tools have been designed for specific purposes. Thus, each tool has particular strengths and weaknesses. For example, a tool such as valgrind provides detailed insight into the operation of a single user-space application in user-space, but with significant overhead and no information about related events in kernel-space or other processes. Alternatively, perf can provide counts of hardware and software events across the entire machine, but has little understanding of the operation of user-space interpreters and runtime systems for language such as Python, Ruby, or Java.

In this session, William Cohen will discuss appropriate applications of the various performance collection tools available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including: blktrace, ftrace, papi, perf, /proc filesystem, SystemTap, OProfile, valgrind, and wireshark. He will also examine GUI performance analysis tools such as Eclipse and Performance Co-Pilot (PCP). The goal of the presentation is to allow attendees to determine which tool or tools will best address the performance issues they encounter.

Topics: Development tools, Fedora, Java development, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Mere Mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) While Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an incredibly powerful tool for securing Linux servers, it has a reputation for being difficult to configure. As a result, many system administrators would simply turn it off. Fortunately, the incredible amount of work completed 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 as 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.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Fedora, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Achieving Top Network Performance

Mark Wagner — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Do your applications need high throughput or low latency? Both are achievable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In this session, Mark Wagner will review enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and show attendees how to take advantage of them in their environments. Mark will use test results from Red Hat’s performance lab to highlight the various differences, advantages, and tradeoffs for many technologies, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, 10Gbit Ethernet, Infiniband, FCoE, Packet Flow Control, and RDMA.

Mark will also present guidelines and tools for planning and tuning network configurations for low latency and high throughput. He will cover the differences between tuning for baremetal, a KVM guest, a Red Hat Storage file system, and NFS. He will also touch upon some tricks developers can use when writing network-based applications.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Bringing Cloud to Life with IBM SmartCloud Service

Fausto Bernardini — IBM

(Room 304) Businesses are under pressure to accelerate time to market for new products and services while simultaneously reducing costs. Success requires rapid access to IT infrastructure, storage, and virtual server environments. Resource provisioning should be dynamic and available on-demand. Platforms should enable organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, manage, and integrate applications, supporting migration of traditional and higher availability applications to meet demand and control costs. Learn about the next generation of advanced Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud platforms. Built on the IBM SmartCloud architecture, these security rich, agile, pay-as-you-go environments give organizations the technology and choices to drive faster time to value and market differentiation. This session will include exciting product demonstrations by IBM and CohesiveFT.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Leveraging Red Hat’s Technology for High Performance

David Stump — Manager, SAP Architects Global System Intergrators, SAP
Tomas Nyström — Senior Executive and Master Technology Architect, Accenture

(Room 304) Organizations looking to boost the performance of their SAP systems while setting themselves up to leverage breakthrough technologies, like analytics and mobility, are adopting Accenture’s private cloud solution for SAP. Attend this session to learn how a transparent migration of SAP environments to a managed, virtualized private cloud infrastructure on an open source operating system can help achieve lower costs and higher performing systems.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 1.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 1: System Deployment

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) 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 of Red Hat, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for deploying new systems.

Topics will include:

  • Configuration management and configuration macros
  • System groups
  • Custom and cloned channels
  • Activation keys
  • Kickstart
  • Locked channels
  • Deploying third-party or internally developed software

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 2: Packaging Software

Thomas Cameron — Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

(Room 304) 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 of Red Hat, explores the most useful Red Hat Network Satellite tips and tricks developed by the Red Hat Systems Management subject matter expert team for packaging internally developed and/or third-party applications for deployment by Red Hat Network Satellite – even if you don’t have the source code!

Topics covered will include:

  • Tips and tricks for building RPMs from source
  • Tips and tricks for building RPMs from commercial applications (no source)

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Managing Identity & Access in On-premise and Cloud Environments

Ellen Newlands — Identity Management Product Manager, Red Hat

(Room 304) Today’s IT environment is constantly expanding in scope, size, and cost; and the number of users, systems, services, applications, and virtual machines is no exception. Manually managing user accounts, passwords, and access permissions on a machine-per-machine basis without compromising security is increasingly difficult and time consuming as IT shifts to take advantage of the cost savings presented by virtualization and cloud technologies.

Learn what is available in identity management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to simplify the administration of authentication and access management for Linux/UNIX users on-premise and in the cloud. These newly integrated features:

  • Provide a centralized and efficient way to manage identities for users, machines, and services within Linux and UNIX environments
  • Include an option to interoperate with Microsoft Active Directory in heterogeneous environments
  • Enable administrators to define system and Linux service access control policies to govern those identities

In this session, Red Hat’s identity management product manager will focus on the components and capabilities of the identity management features recently included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to enhance its manageability and security. She will also outline the significant features on the identity management roadmap for future development.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

OpenStack Architecture & Developer Introduction

Mark McLoughlin — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) In this session, Mark McLoughlin will expand upon the 10,000-foot view provided in the Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds session, to dive into lower-level architectural concepts. Mark will detail each of the core OpenStack projects, including Nova, Glance, Swift, Horizon, Keystone, and Quantum. He will also describe how all of these modular components fit together to enable the deployment of clouds.

This session will conclude with the roadmap for the Folsom (and beyond) releases and Mark will discuss how developers can get started working on OpenStack quickly via the devstack project running on Fedora.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Tuning Red Hat Systems for Databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) Database servers are complex environments and tuning the operating system to work with the database engine can greatly improve performance. In this session, Sanjay Rao will cover the various aspects of system tuning. And along with the tuning recommendations, Sanjay will describe the steps for implementing the settings. Data and charts showing the impact of the tuning recommendations will also be part of the presentation.

While Sanjay will mainly cover tuning recommendations for baremetal, there will also be a few tips for tuning virtual machines running databases on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Performance

Ben England — Performance Engineer, Red Hat

(Room 304) In this session, Ben England will discuss the Red Hat Storage architecture, examine its features, and discuss how different applications perform when deployed on it. He will also share numbers from various performance runs with client file access (native/NFS/CIFS), NOSQL databases, Hadoop, and virtual machines and discuss sizing, optimization, and the network configuration needed to get the most out of the solution. At the close of the session, attendees will understand how and where to effectively deploy Red Hat Storage in their datacenters.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, GlusterFS, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Adam Miller — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Roger Lopez (co-author) — Systems Engineer, Dell

(Room 304) Without Oracle ASMLib support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, metalnk [ID 1089399.1], setup and deployment methods for a majority of Red Hat Enterprise Linux users will likely change. In this session, Adam Miller, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will discuss alternative methods and considerations for their use, and demonstrate a deployment of Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 using next-generation Dell Server Hardware along with a Dell Compellent Storage Area Network.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Optimize: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Perspectives: Summit

When handling information is your business, IT is your strategy. Learn about the many ways that open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge directly from our customers, product experts, and partners.

KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem!

Jean Staten Healy — IBM
Wes Ganeko — IBM
Dmitri Joukovski — Acronis
Carl Trieloff — Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Travis Volk — RadWare

(Room 309) Open virtualization with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology is rapidly gaining traction in the market as a cost-effective, enterprise-class virtualization alternative. IBM System x has been tuned especially for KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to deliver optimal performance, scalability, and security.

Join Jean Staten Healy, director, worldwide Linux and Open Virtualization at IBM, as she moderates a panel discussion with enterprise customers and industry experts on why KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization work so well on IBM System x, and what business value your organization can get out of these solutions.

This session will be recorded and made available here after the event.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Hybrid Clouds & ISVs: Bridging Architecture with Business

Michael Ferris — Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat
Gabriele Viebach — CEO, eZ Systems
Christof Zahneissen — Chief Product Officer, eZ Systems

(Room 309) Using Red Hat solutions, eZ Systems develops both on-premise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud content management services and applications for large global customers like BMW, Wall Street Journal Asia, Dow Jones, and Elle Magazine. Red Hat and eZ Systems have partnered to innovate a new business model that allows eZ Systems customers to benefit from eZ Systems’ services instantly in public cloud environments while benefiting from the consistency and quality that has historically been delivered on-premise via Red Hat solutions.

In this session, Mike Ferris, Director of Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat, will discuss the implementation and business considerations when utilizing both IT resources and public clouds, and how Red Hat is enabling ISVs to incorporate both on- and off-premise strategies into their customer solutions and services.

eZ Systems experts will describe how they are using Red Hat technologies on a public cloud to create new product features, resulting in new services and offerings deployable in the cloud with just one click. They will share information about their architecture and the importance of open standards in their application environment.

Whether you’re an ISV looking to move to the cloud, or an enterprise IT professional managing your company’s applications or consuming third-party applications in the cloud, you’ll benefit from this “real world” session.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Pathways: Strategies for Enabling Open Source in Your Enterprise

Guy Martin — Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

(Room 309) “Open source: why should I use it and where do I start?” With the success of Linux and other successful open source projects, this is a question increasingly asked by senior leaders in enterprises around the globe.

In this session, Guy Martin will provide participants with guidelines and recommendations for addressing open source adoption in four key areas:

  1. Strategy
  2. Governance
  3. Internal open source usage (inner-sourcing)
  4. Open source community participation

Session participants will hear examples of how customers have taken advantage of this methodology to help jump start open source adoption in their enterprises. These highlighted customer success stories will give insight into how enterprises leveraged the expertise brought to bear by the Red Hat Consulting team to increase their organizations’ effective use of open source technology while providing a competitive advantage to their organizations.

Topics: Red Hat Consulting

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Busting the Myths of Cloud Computing

Gordon Haff — Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

(Room 309) Not all the headlines you read or soundbites you hear about cloud computing are worth heeding. Some are sweeping generalizations. Others perpetuate suboptimal approaches. While others are flat-out wrong.

In this session, Gordon Haff examines a wide gamut of cloud computing claims on topics such as cloud security, public cloud economics, cloudbursting, interoperability, and more. Many such claims are influencing business and technical decisions at many organizations even though they are often, at best, just partially true.

Participate in this discussion to find out which ripped-from-the-headlines claims get confirmed. And which get busted.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Hadoop for the Common Man

Matt Eszenyi — Intel

(Room 309) In this session, Intel’s Matt Eszenyi will discuss key networking technology shifts that substantially lower the barriers to entry for deploying Hadoop clusters. Specific topics include: advances in 10GBASE-T server connectivity, scalable switching, and I/O optimization within the newest generations of Intel® Xeon® processors using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Additionally, Matt will discuss how to get started with a real world, performance-proven cluster example.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Developing for PowerLinux

Jeff Scheel — IBM

(Room 309) If you’re trying to realize the Linux promise of single source, multiple platform solutions, you’ll want to leverage common tools as much as possible. IBM’s new SDK for PowerLinux combines the traditional Eclipse development framework of source code and project management tooling with power-specific analytical tools for porting and optimizing your application. Join us in this session to learn how IBM and Red Hat enable you to deliver top-tier applications on a platform that provides better performance, resilience, and acquisition costs than commodity hardware.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Host:

Greg Pryzby — Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Panelists:

Jay Crampton — IT Lead Engineer, CenturyLink
Scott Croft — Senior Linux Engineer/Architect, DTCC
Vincent Passaro — Senior Security Architect, Fotis

(Room 309) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat solutions to address the critical business demands facing IT organizations today. Hear from these customers on how they are leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage in the real world.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Red Hat Network Satellite, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform

Host:

David Egts — Principal Architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Marco Brizi — Software Engineer, Cineca
Mike Danjczek — Sr. Systems Engineer, Global Technical Systems
Clark Palmer — Chief Technology Officer/Chief of Engineering, MeteorComm
Mark Nolan — Finance Architect, Royal Bank of Scotland

(Room 309) Enterprise businesses across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat solutions to address the critical business demands facing their IT organizations. Join this panel of Red Hat customers to get a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing, as well as the variety of solutions being deployed to solve global business and technology challenges. Learn about how these customers are driving improved business value through cloud, middleware, and Linux technology.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage

Host:

Terri McClure — Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Panelists:

Mohit Anchlia — Data Platform Architect, Intuit
Steve Ginsberg — Vice President of Technical Operations, Pandora
Aaron Porter — Director of System Administration, Pandora
Alon Kadury — VP R&D, Intelitek Inc.
Andy Kipp — Senior Systems Engineer, Brightcove

(Room 309) Join us for this panel discussion to hear directly from Red Hat Storage customers who are using our innovative open source storage software appliances in creative deployment scenarios. Learn about how using Red Hat Storage and its core architecture, GlusterFS, have enabled these customers to rapidly store, protect, model, and deliver data that is critical to the nature of their respective enterprises and businesses. We will be sure to leave plenty of time for questions so you can interact with this prestigious panel and its moderator, Terri McClure from Enterprise Strategy Group.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization

Host:

John Rinehart — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Kyle Bassett — President, Archestration
Jean Crescenzi — Chief Technical Officer, Colosseum Online Inc.
Tim Scully — Partner - Systems Engineer, Jackpine Technologies
Matthew J. Smith — Linux and Virtualization Services Lead, University of Connecticut
Ken Williams — Senior System Engineer, Clear Capital

(Room 309) 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.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Business Value of IBM Databases on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Conor O'Mahony — Program Director, Database Software, IBM

(Room 309) Join IBM’s Conor O’Mahony as he discusses how to leverage and protect your investment in Red Hat Enterprise Linux while taking full advantage of the benefits of IBM database software.

With DB2 9.7, IBM has significantly reduced the risk and cost associated with database migration. Applications built to run on comparable Oracle databases require few or no code changes to run on DB2 and moving to DB2 could be a matter of days or weeks. Analysts and customers agree that moving to DB2 is easier, faster, and less expensive than what many expect. The results have been astounding as clients have reported up to a 50% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) over a three-year period.

Topics: Clustering, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1.0 / 5.0

Designing a Trusted Cloud with OpenStack

Vin Sharma — Open Source Data Center Strategist, Intel

(Room 309) Whether your cloud is safely tucked away on premise, in your secure datacenter, or federated across geographically dispersed facilities, there is a dark side to the ease with which virtual machines can be spun up and moved around. The hard problem is compliance with security standards, and the right solution is policy-based workload placement. This is just one of many challenges Intel has focused on and intends to solve in collaboration with the OpenStack community.

Join this session to learn how you can take advantage of Intel datacenter technologies, open source contributions to the OpenStack project, and integration with security solutions from partners to deploy audit-compliant, trusted compute pools with OpenStack.

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of Training: Summit

Get a Red Hat Training and Certification sneak peek. Our award-winning team will be on-site to provide a series of hands-on training courses across popular Red Hat solutions.

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Network Satellite is a powerful, flexible systems management platform for deploying and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Its underlying database stores software profile, hardware profile, event history, and other systems configuration information about the registered systems it manages.

Red Hat provides a powerful application programming interface (API) that allows a system administrator or programmer to tap the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

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
  • Use Red Hat Network Satellite API methods for system administration

Topics: Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Immortals

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) 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. There have been many enhancements to SELinux since that time, and this session will investigate one of the new SELinux technologies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: sandboxing.

Attendees will view demonstrations and discuss SELinux sandboxing, explore use cases, and manage applications in an SELinux sandbox.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Performance Tuning with 'Tuned'

Wander Boessenkool — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) This session will give attendees a taste of Red Hat Training from the RH442: Performance Monitoring and Tuning course. It will introduce participants to the automatic tuning daemon, tuned. This automatic tuning daemon allows administrators to set a tuning-profile for their systems so that important tuning parameters can be set and adjusted on-the-fly.

In this session, attendees will how to:

  • Install the automatic tuning daemon
  • Configure the automatic tuning daemon
  • Create and modify tuning profiles

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions

Rudolf Kastl — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) When controlling access to files on standard Linux file systems, there are scenarios in which the basic file permission mechanisms do not work well to meet real life requirements. For example, files or directories might need to be accessible by certain users or groups in ways that are hard to express using the basic permission mechanisms. And at times, files created in particular directories should be accessible by particular users or groups by default.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use access control lists (ACLs), usable with the ext4 and XFS file systems most commonly used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to set complex sets of permissions on files and directories, and to see whether ACLs are in use and to understand their effects on file access permissions. Attendees will also learn about the effects of special permissions (setuid, setgid, and the sticky).

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS Overview

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Storage Software Appliance uses the file system GlusterFS to provide virtualized, scalable, and centrally managed storage. While production deployments benefit from redundant, high-performance hardware, much can be learned by deploying GlusterFS on more modest resources.

This session is designed for system administrators and architects interested in obtaining a hands-on overview to managing GlusterFS servers and clients. Topics will include distributed, replicated, and striped volumes, volume expansion, and geo-replication.

Topics: GlusterFS, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Building Your Own RPMs

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) RPMs are a crucial part of maintaining software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based machines. From being able to add your own software into a yum repo, custom channel on your Red Hat Network Satellite Server, or provide software in a format expected for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, building RPMs is a skill that can benefit developers, systems engineers, and systems administrators alike.

In this session, attendees will learn about the RPM build environment, filling in a .spec file contents, and using rpmbuild to compile software into an RPM.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS Overview (Replay)

Bowe Strickland — Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Storage Software Appliance uses the file system GlusterFS to provide virtualized, scalable, and centrally managed storage. While production deployments benefit from redundant, high-performance hardware, much can be learned by deploying GlusterFS on more modest resources.

This session is designed for system administrators and architects interested in obtaining a hands-on overview to managing GlusterFS servers and clients. Topics will include distributed, replicated, and striped volumes, volume expansion, and geo-replication.

Topics: GlusterFS, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Performance Tuning with 'Tuned' (Replay)

Wander Boessenkool — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) This session will give attendees a taste of Red Hat Training from the RH442: Performance Monitoring and Tuning course. It will introduce participants to the automatic tuning daemon, tuned. This automatic tuning daemon allows administrators to set a tuning-profile for their systems so that important tuning parameters can be set and adjusted on-the-fly.

In this session, attendees will how to:

  • Install the automatic tuning daemon
  • Configure the automatic tuning daemon
  • Create and modify tuning profiles

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server (Replay)

George Hacker — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) Red Hat Network Satellite is a powerful, flexible systems management platform for deploying and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Its underlying database stores software profile, hardware profile, event history, and other systems configuration information about the registered systems it manages.

Red Hat provides a powerful application programming interface (API) that allows a system administrator or programmer to tap the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

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
  • Use Red Hat Network Satellite API methods for system administration

Topics: Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions (Replay)

Rudolf Kastl — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) When controlling access to files on standard Linux file systems, there are scenarios in which the basic file permission mechanisms do not work well to meet real life requirements. For example, files or directories might need to be accessible by certain users or groups in ways that are hard to express using the basic permission mechanisms. And at times, files created in particular directories should be accessible by particular users or groups by default.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use access control lists (ACLs), usable with the ext4 and XFS file systems most commonly used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to set complex sets of permissions on files and directories, and to see whether ACLs are in use and to understand their effects on file access permissions. Attendees will also learn about the effects of special permissions (setuid, setgid, and the sticky).

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

SELinux for Immortals (Replay)

Forrest Taylor — Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

(Room 313) 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. There have been many enhancements to SELinux since that time, and this session will investigate one of the new SELinux technologies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: sandboxing.

Attendees will view demonstrations and discuss SELinux sandboxing, explore use cases, and manage applications in an SELinux sandbox.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Building Your Own RPMs (Replay)

Scott McBrien — Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

(Room 313) RPMs are a crucial part of maintaining software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based machines. From being able to add your own software into a yum repo, custom channel on your Red Hat Network Satellite Server, or provide software in a format expected for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, building RPMs is a skill that can benefit developers, systems engineers, and systems administrators alike.

In this session, attendees will learn about the RPM build environment, filling in a .spec file contents, and using rpmbuild to compile software into an RPM.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of Training: Summit Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0