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Sessions by topic: Manageability

Application and data integration

This track provides overview and deep dive sessions that cover the products, features, and technologies for datacenter modernization and consolidation. Example topics include: storage migration, performance optimization, management of data in distributed applications, and middleware integration. Attendees will learn how to enable lines of business to rapidly respond to business events in an automated manner, automate rules-driven business processes, and integrate applications, data, and embedded devices across all cloud environments.

Union Bank builds next-generation solution with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Frank Venditti — Chief infrastructure architect, Union Bank

In a quest to improve the delivery of innovative e-commerce applications to its customers, Union Bank set out to restructure its infrastructure to increase agility and improve the delivery of mission-critical applications. Using Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, Union Bank and Red Hat worked together to architect, build, and implement a next-generation solution for the bank.

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Business challenge and use cases
  • Solution and approach
  • Results

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Governance capabilities in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6

Kurt Stam — Senior software engineer and core developer, Red Hat
Eric Wittmann — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll demonstrate Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 governance capabilities, specifically:

  • Design-time governance capabilities, using the emerging OASIS S-RAMP Service Repository Model And Protocol standard to manage the deployment life cycle of a SwitchYard application.
  • Customizable workflows to validate the application, obtain deployment authorization, and finally deploy it into a production environment.
  • Runtime governance capabilities to monitor the execution of business transactions and apply rules. (These rules can either be used to enforce service-level agreements (SLAs) or business policies (e.g. a customer cannot purchase further goods if they are above their credit limit).)

By attending this session, you will understand the power and flexibility that your organization can obtain through design and runtime governance capabilities.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and data integration Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Application and platform infrastructure

This track features the developers who write the code, the solution architects who work in the field, and the product managers who contribute to product direction. Example topics include: deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management, and sessions will include technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.

Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart

Anand Subramanian — Senior principal engineer, Red Hat
Rajesh Joseph — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

The snapshots feature in Red Hat Storage Server provides an integrated solution for point-in-time recovery of GlusterFS volumes. Join us to check it out. And while you’ll be exposed to architectural details of how snapshots are implemented,this session won’t be a deep dive into snapshot internals.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to configure and use snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • How to do point-in-time recovery using snapshots.
  • The architectural overview of snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server.
  • The key features and offerings in Red Hat Storage Server snapshots.
  • Best practice recommendations for configuring Red Hat Storage Server volumes for optimal use with snapshots.
  • The limitations in the snapshots feature release.
  • Some important issues to consider when migrating from older Red Hat Storage Server releases to a snapshot-supported one.
  • The product roadmap and extensions to snapshots.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Will Foster — Senior systems engineer, Red Hat
Kambiz Aghaiepour — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dan Radez — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

This session provides an architecture deep dive of Red Hat’s OpenStack Scale Lab, a multi-purpose, 220-node deployment recently designed and built for internal and external OpenStack, Hadoop, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization development, continuous integration, and scale testing.

You’ll learn about the design, deployment, and automation aspects using Red Hat Linux Enterprise OpenStack Platform, Foreman, Red Hat Storage Server, Puppet, and other open source tools and APIs to deliver a full-featured, flexible cloud environment that services multiple use cases backed by re-usable, elastic resources. You’ll also hear experiences and lessons learned from conception, design, deployment, and current usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager

Christopher Duryee — senior software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Jerrido — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

The Red Hat subscription provides value to your IT departments. Depending on how your company purchases, your IT department might have many different subscriptions with different end dates and SLAs. Your department might not know what machines are covered by which SLA or how many subscriptions are still available.

To solve these issues, we include the Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool with your Red Hat subscription. You can use it to track your system inventory and your subscription usage across bare-metal machines and cloud deployments. The new enhanced reporting feature gives you historical views of your data. It integrates with Red Hat Satellite 5.6 to provide a report of historical subscription consumption across both SAM and Red Hat Satellite 5.6.

This session will combine concept overview—including an overview of differences between Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and SAM—and a live demo of SAM and its integration with Red Hat Satellite 5.6. We’ll focus on new features, like enhanced reporting, and how you can apply them to solve real datacenter issues. You’ll also learn about the SAM roadmap to understand what future releases will look like.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Manage your HP ProLiant & Bladesystem environment with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Jay Hendrickson — Product manager, HP

Physical and virtual datacenter management is complex and time consuming. Countless management tools offer only a partial view of available data; and shifting from 1 tool to another to integrate and process crucial information takes precious time and money.

HP Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (IC4RHEV) is a user interface plug-in that allows you to seamlessly manage your physical and virtual infrastructures within a single tool, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. This plug-in, which simplifies datacenter management, is ideal for HP customers that have standardized on the Red Hat ecosystem.

In this session, you’ll learn how IC4RHEV works, and how to save time and money with the benefits of multi-tool integration.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Application development

This track covers application development tools and technologies. Example topics include: best practices, methodologies, and techniques for building applications in C, C++, Java, PHP/LAMP, Ruby, Node.js, and many other commonly used developer tools and languages, and new development approaches such as Platform-as-a-Service. Attendees will also learn how the tools that build, run, and scale applications are evolving.

Managing access control with Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.2

John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Brian Stansberry — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 continues to improve manageability and user experience. The 6.2 release introduced fine-grained administrative access control, which provides administrators with enhanced flexibility to meet the diverse development and production requirements of today’s evolving environments, while also providing enhanced security and audit capabilities.

Attendees will learn about this flexibility and will see how 6.2’s new features can be used in both traditional systems administration environments and newer DevOps environments.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application development Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Best of

Join some of Red Hat Summit’s top-rated presenters as they lead sessions featuring our most popular topics. Most of these sessions are standing-room-only, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Cloud technical roadmap

Tim Burke — Vice president, Linux and Cloud Engineering, Red Hat

Get the big picture of how our technologies weave together to form the foundation of open hybrid cloud computing. This is a great way to start your Summit week, providing context and referrals to other deep-dive sessions.

Red Hat’s engineering development managers will highlight this year’s cloud roadmap. They’ll start with an overview of the key integration and deployment scenario themes and will follow that with a series of 15-minute segments, which will offer a product-by-product overview of major features and themes. Topics include:

  • Provisioning virtual images in Red Hat Satellite and how the images feed into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack.
  • Advancements in software-defined storage and networking, major new datacenter management capabilities, and application deployment capabilities with OpenStack.
  • High availability, performance optimizations, and OpenStack integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Heterogeneous policy capabilities aimed at controlling and flexibly adapting to changing runtime needs with Red Hat CloudForms.
  • The integration work our security and identity teams implemented across cloud offerings, with the goal of consistent and strong policy enforcement.

This inaugural session is the cloud analog to the highly acclaimed “Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap” session.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

 

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II

Host:

Denise Dumas — Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Panelists:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team — Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn about the plans for current and upcoming releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including 6.5 and 7, from the product engineering team. The team will highlight a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Kernel.
  • File system.
  • Storage.
  • Hardware enablement.
  • Virtualization.
  • Desktop.
  • Developer tools.
  • Security.
  • Core utilities.

Also, you’ll receive Red Hat Summit session recommendations, links, and reference materials to help you dive even deeper into selected technologies throughout Summit. Attend this session to get better focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux topics that matter most to you.

 

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Moving from Red Hat Satellite 5 to 6: A practical guide

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite 5 has a massive install base, with tried and true workflows and processes developed over the last decade. With the approaching release of Red Hat Satellite 6, system admins want to know what changes to expect. Because while some tasks have a near 1:1 mapping, many concepts have changed.

In this session, you’ll learn about tasks that remain similar between Red Hat Satellite 5 and 6, and what has changed. Specifically, you’ll learn about content management, system management, activation keys, system registration, groups, system provisioning, and various other tasks and how they work under Red Hat Satellite 6.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Application-centric packaging with Docker & Linux containers

Daniel Riek — Senior director, Systems Engineering & Design, Red Hat
Lars Herrmann — Senior director, Product and Business Strategy, Red Hat

A new, application-centric IT architecture can prove challenging for the traditional packaging and deployment of a single, unified runtime enterprise operating system environment. Virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and other cloud technologies demand a more modular approach to Linux deployment based on optimized images and runtime environments controlled by the application. Virtualization has resulted in virtual machine sprawl, with an explosion of independent operating system instances and fragmented solutions.

The emergence of Docker and Linux containers in Red Hat solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift, provides a new, higher-level approach to software packaging and deployment using modern IT architecture.

In this session, we’ll:

  • Explain the role of application-centric packaging with Docker and Linux containers across the Red Hat product portfolio.
  • Show how Docker complements the existing packaging and deployment models and how container technology enriches the classic runtime paradigm.
  • Cover how IT departments, developers, and ISVs can benefit directly from the application-centric approach to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, and OpenShift.
  • Discuss the technology roadmap for Docker and containers across the Red Hat product portfolio.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases

Sanjay Rao — Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn various aspects of tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize database performance, including tuning the operating system on bare metal and on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. You’ll also learn about:

  • Tuning settings.
  • The impact of tuning through the use of data and charts.
  • Tips on using some of the Linux tools to identify performance issues with examples.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Business and IT strategy alignment

This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments can provide competitive advantage.

What cloud trends mean for you: An analyst's view

Michael Coté — Research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research

You hear and read about cloud computing daily. But between a lot of the hype and the rapid rate of innovation, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which aspects of cloud are most relevant to your company and which trends are most important to monitor.

In this session, Michael Cote, who heads up the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, will cover what cloud means today and why it’s being rapidly embraced by so many organizations. He’ll share a variety of recent research into how companies are adopting clouds. Finally, he’ll discuss key trends that are happening today such as the:

  • Blurring of categories across different types of clouds.
  • Evolution of application packaging.
  • Ongoing hybridization of IT.

He’ll also discuss how to take advantage of those key trends to make IT more flexible and efficient.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 1.0 / 5.0

Best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, & cloud adoption

David S. Linthicum — SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
Gordon Haff — Cloud evangelist, Red Hat

Today, using a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to automate development workflows within private and public clouds is the clear industry direction. But the full benefits of enterprise PaaS come about through considering PaaS along with community-driven and standards-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), like OpenStack, and cloud management platforms and application life-cycle management.

Join David Linthicum, internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, as he takes the mystery out of defining a cloud strategy. He’ll provide examples of existing best practices, emerging technologies, and the integration of these technologies to best support the business. This includes considering all aspects of building and operating your infrastructure and application environments. You’ll also gain a sound understanding of the intersection of IaaS, PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to help you define your own cloud strategy and give your organization the best chance of success.

In his session and interactive discussion with Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff, David will answer your specific questions along with:

  • Which emerging technologies and standards are most important to watch?
  • Which businesses and industries can serve as models for your cloud adoption?
  • What are common pitfalls in building and deploying clouds, and how can enterprises avoid them?
  • What does the cloud model mean for application architectures?
  • What are the advantages of bringing open cloud infrastructure like OpenStack into a PaaS strategy?

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand

Sandeep Puri — Engineering architect, Cisco
Mike White — Cisco
Mike Barrett — Product manager, Red Hat

Recently, Cisco IT added OpenShift by Red Hat to its technology mix to rapidly expose development staff to a rich set of web-scale application frameworks and runtimes.

Deploying Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures, like OpenShift, bring with it:

  • A focus on the developer experience.
  • Container technology.
  • A need to understand network security and user isolation and how to accelerate the DevOps model without negatively affecting operations or development.

In this session, Cisco and Red Hat will take you through:

  • The problems Cisco set out to solve with PaaS.
  • How OpenShift aligned with their needs.
  • Key lessons learned during the process.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Business and IT strategy alignment Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloud deep dive

This track shows you how to implement and operate your private, public, or hybrid cloud. Example topics include: provisioning and flexing workloads, using Red Hat products in public clouds, and running an on-premise IaaS and PaaS. Attendees will learn best practices for making the most effective use of public clouds, architecting and managing on-premise and hybrid clouds, monitoring hybrid cloud environments, and provisioning applications across their infrastructures of choice.

Red Hat CloudForms: Automation with external systems

David Simmons — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Kevin Morey — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Red Hat’s latest release of CloudForms brings to market an enterprise cloud management solution capable of bridging and managing open hybrid cloud architectures. In this deep-dive session, you’ll learn about the architectural landscape and extensive and wide-ranging automation capabilities of CloudForms. You’ll also gain access to real-world examples of customers integrating CloudForms into external IPAM solutions and other workflow engines.

In this session, you’ll learn how to initiate a REST API call to Inflobox to retrieve an IP address based upon the network name provided. We’ll also demonstrate the ability to collate performance metrics to automatically scale up your virtual infrastructure based on aggregate CPU usage.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure

Keith Basil — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Sean Cohen — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Tushar Katarki — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Capacity planning for elastic cloud infrastructure platforms like OpenStack is critical for successful deployments. The proper sizing of compute resources within OpenStack allows for easier scheduling, optimal efficiency in hardware utilization, and consistency of resource allocation.

Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services offer deterministic compute resources designed to meet both cloud provider business requirements and cloud consumer service-level requirements. In this session, we’ll explore these public provider approaches, extend them to OpenStack, and provide sizing data and tools to help with your deployment.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Approaches for providing consistent compute service levels in OpenStack.
  • Building instance families for your workloads.
  • Sizing compute node for OpenStack.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive

Nir Yechiel — Technical product manager, Red Hat

Network virtualization is becoming increasingly significant as other forms of virtualization constantly evolve. It allows network aggregation and provisioning, combining different physical networks into a single virtual network, or breaking a physical network into multiple virtual networks that are isolated from each other.

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat’s network virtualization offering with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The session will cover:

  • Traditional VLAN-based solutions and the move toward network overlays.
  • Linux Bridge and Open vSwitch.
  • Neutron, the OpenStack project focused on delivering networking as a service.
  • How to scale out networking in the cloud.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Cloud readiness

This track covers the changing concepts and implications of moving workloads to the cloud. Example topics include: data migration, consumption models, operational approaches, and management frameworks. Attendees will gain insight into cloud readiness for their IT infrastructures and businesses, and learn how to maintain control, security, and compliance when moving to hybrid cloud operational models.

Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat

Santosh Satyan — Manager, Application Development, Scholastic
Daryn McCool — Manager, Digital and e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic
Jerome Boutaud — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Scholastic is working with Red Hat to transform publishing industry IT, allowing the faster, cheaper, more consistent, and more reliable delivery of IT services.

The problem: Datacenters with proprietary hardware and software required capital investments for each new business initiative. Therefore, an excessive amount of time was required to order and build all the systems by hand, which increased the time to market and reduced business agility. Governance was a collection of documents that had to be followed manually, audited manually, and maintained manually.

The solution: Using Red Hat solutions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and automation tools, Scholastic was able to provide solutions to the businesses in a completely different, innovative way. (The solutions included: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Cloud Access, Red Hat Satellite, Directory Server, Red Hat JBoss EAP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and OpsCode Chef.) These solutions are enabling Scholastic to into a public cloud while removing the datacenter management obligation entirely.

The result: Scholastic provisioned a server and deployed a new Red Hat JBoss Middleware application in development within 1 hour, and will have more than 90% of its applications in the cloud this year.

In this session, Scholastic reps will:

  • Detail the steps they took on their journey to the cloud.
  • Discuss how Red Hat helped in that journey.
  • Share guidelines for running effective migration strategies and load tests.
  • Share best practices for exposing legacy systems through web services to build service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications for high availability, redundancy, monitoring, and management with zero down time in a cloud environment.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise

Anderson Dang — systems administrator, PayPal
Mike McGrath — Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Dan Trainor — Consultant, Red Hat

Running a large private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can be challenging. But understanding how the systems work—and how to make them work for you—can help your operations team work more effectively when compared to traditional environments and architecture.

Using experience gained from traditional Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments, automation and scripting become a natural progression to controlling an OpenShift Enterprise environment. In this session, you’ll get details about how to monitor and run an OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat installation.

Mike will discuss lessons learned from his experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and running OpenShift Online, a large public PaaS. You’ll learn about:

  • Installation.
  • Monitoring.
  • Configuration management.
  • Auto-recovery.
  • Provisioning.
  • Cartridge troubleshooting.
  • Running OpenShift on OpenStack.

After this session, you should have a better understanding of how OpenShift architecture behaves in an on-premise environment. This includes:

  • Common failure scenarios.
  • What to do about troubleshooting.
  • How to integrate with other Red Hat cloud technologies like OpenStack.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Pedal to the metal: Red Hat CloudForms for workload & infrastructure management

Alex Barreto — Principal domain architect, Red Hat
Bill Helgeson — Principal domain architect, Red Hat

Enterprise IT professionals have unique cloud resource challenges. To deploy and manage an enterprise application today, you need a solution that ensures compliance with corporate IT governance requirements and has predictable and repeatable performance and costs. Plus, business users want solutions that can be deployed quickly.

In this session, you’ll learn how to overcome these enterprise-class cloud deployment challenges. See how Red Hat CloudForms can automate OpenStack reference architecture design creation, deployment, and management for workloads and infrastructures.

Learn how to visually inventory deployed OpenStack reference architectures and monitor OpenStack usage, including how to budget for platform usage by project, department, or program, and track and allocate costs in a similar way.

Topics: Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms

Jason Dillaman — Principal architect, Red Hat
Nick Lane — Platform consultant, Red Hat

Most of today’s enterprise processes for provisioning infrastructures like hypervisors and virtual machines (VMs) are manual, requiring several human interactions that can delay processes and introduce inconsistencies. By automating this provisioning process, an enterprise can eliminate these blockers and get their infrastructures up and running quickly.

In this session, we’ll walk you through real-world use cases that demonstrate:

  • The coupling of Red Hat CloudForms to Cisco UCS for hypervisor server management.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for VM management.
  • Red Hat Satellite for software management.
  • Infoblox for IP address management.

With this solution, you can speed up and automate your hypervisor and VM provisioning, and reduce deployment times from weeks to hours by eliminating all intermediate provisioning touch points.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud readiness Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Community and partner ecosystem

This track showcases community leaders and their innovative upstream work, as well as the certified commercial solutions that the Red Hat partner ecosystem brings to market. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the value of a Red Hat subscription and learn how to extract the maximum value from their investments.

OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available

Joseph George — Director, Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
William Mason — Director, Partner Strategy and Programs, Red Hat

Dell and Red Hat have partnered for more than 14 years to bring customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise offerings. Now, Dell and Red Hat are co-engineering OpenStack cloud solutions for enterprise customers and service providers. These solutions are designed to remove complexity, stabilize OpenStack and its operating environment, and provide a risk-free way to effectively deploy private cloud computing–in any organization.

Join this session to learn how Dell and Red Hat are strengthening their long-standing collaboration and commitment to help you confidently embrace open cloud computing technologies. You’ll also learn how you can not only benefit from the co-engineered solutions, but also from the companies’ combined cloud expertise, enterprise innovation, and dedicated support and portfolio of services.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners

Addam Krucek — Senior staff engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Terry Bowling — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat
Ryan Hennessy — Solution architect, Red Hat

ISV and embedded partners are steadily increasing their use of Red Hat’s product portfolio to deliver unique products and solutions to customers. From hospital and medical systems, to emergency and government communications systems, to your cellular phone calls, text, and data or background network infrastructure, several items you interact with daily use Red Hat software as a key component.

In this session, youll hear best practices for working with Red Hat to achieve successful results through all phases of your product life cycle (planning and designing, development, testing and tuning, support and patching).

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the Red Hat product life cycles, how and when different types of changes are accepted into our products, and how to join with your own product releases.
  • Understanding the role of the Technical Account Manager (TAM) and engaging with Global Support Services (GSS).
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and speed bumps that could block or delay your product.
  • Providing updates and supporting customers with innovative examples from partners.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod

Jon Benedict — Technical marketing engineer, NetApp
Steven Carter — Solutions architect, Cisco
Colin Devine — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

While several enterprise customers are considering open source solutions such as OpenStack, many don’t want to give up the level of support or integration they’ve come to depend on. They also don’t want to deploy OpenStack on an infrastructure that is difficult to scale up or automate. So what’s the solution?

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on FlexPod provides a fully supported cloud platform that can scale, while also providing all of the APIs needed to automate the infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn how to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with the FlexPod datacenter solution, a pre-validated, scale-out infrastructure built with Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, and NetApp storage.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on HP ConvergedSystem 700x

Kent Lipschultz — Technical manager, Alliance Partner Solutions, HP

HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x provides an entire system infrastructure for fast and flexible deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, which is designed to scale with your growing workload needs. It’s also designed to deliver performance and manageability with a highly engineered ecosystem of compute, storage, networking, and management.

In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for Red Hat EnterpriseLinux OpenStack Platform 4 and HP CS700x system deployments. We’ll also discuss how this high-performance, low-latency architecture is ideal for rapid deployment and non-disruptive scaling of capacity and performance.

Topics: Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Emerging technologies

This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, software-defined storage, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.

Hyperscale computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Hyperscale computing seeks to replace a whole conventional server system with a single-chip solution that includes on-chip network fabric connectivity. This emerging design will provide hundreds of gigabits of connectivity between individual nodes, and make million-node deployments commonplace.

Red Hat has been researching hyperscale computing, including both conventional x86 designs and emerging 64-bit ARM-powered systems, for several years. In this session, you’ll get an update on the state of hyperscale computing, including a live demo using Red Hat technologies.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Red Hat Enteprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap

Vijay Bellur — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this session, we’ll provide an update on the current state of the GlusterFS community and discuss future directions of the project. Attendees will learn:

  • Details on new features in the recent GlusterFS 3.5 and 3.6 releases.
  • What lies ahead in GlusterFS 4.
  • How GlusterFS is being integrated with other projects in the open source ecosystem, including OpenStack, oVirt, and Apache Hadoop.
  • Use cases.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, GlusterFS, Manageability, OpenStack, oVirt, RDO, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends

Host:

Jon Masters — Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Leendert Van Doorn — Corporate Fellow and vice president, AMD
Bradley McCredie — VIce president and IBM Fellow, IBM
Craig McLuckie — Product architect and strategist, Google
Jeff Underhill — Director of Enterprise Server Programs, ARM

Hyperscale computing promises to revolutionize the way the cloud is physically realized over the coming years. It combines enhancements at the software and hardware levels, like on-chip management and fabric infrastructure, and brings established industry titans together with upstart newcomers.

In this panel, thought leaders from the emerging hyperscale industry will share their thoughts and answer questions as they seek to address the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends in hyperscale computing.

Topics: Big data, Fedora, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, RDO, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

IT efficiency

This track features how-to (step-by-step) sessions that describe aligning the activities relating to people, processes, and technologies with long-term business objectives. Example topics include: management, optimization, and reporting. Attendees will learn about practical, proven solutions that will help them meet tomorrow's business demands.

Red Hat subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime

Keith Robertson — Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Through your Red Hat subscription, you have access to a range of tools and services that can help you resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

In this session, we’ll:

  • Provide an overview of the Red Hat tools available for automatic problem determination and problem resolution.
  • Deliver a roadmap on how subscriber services are being seamlessly integrated into the Red Hat portfolio to make it easier for you to resolve problems and interact with Red Hat subscription services.
  • Demonstrate Red Hat’s new in-product intelligence and diagnostics engine that enables you to find relevant Red Hat knowledge and solutions from within your product, based on data gathered around your specific issue
  • Discuss how you can achieve continuous uptime using dynamic kernel updates with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the Red Hat Support Tool and the various new Red Hat Access plug-ins that provide Red Hat knowledge, diagnostic services, and support case creation from within your Red Hat products using your relevant system information.
  • Share recommended practices and Red Hat’s roadmap for delivering more integrated subscriber services, which create a seamless experience between using and managing your Red Hat systems.

Bottom line: You’ll leave this session knowing how to use the portfolio of available support tools and will have a better understanding of how subscriber services are being integrated into Red Hat’s portfolio to deliver maximum value.

Topics: Cost savings, Customer Experience & Engagement, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Satellite roadmap & demo

David Caplan — Principal product manager, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite was introduced in 2002 as a means to patch and provision systems and build standard operating environments. While these are still primary focuses of Red Hat Satellite today, the requirements for system management are evolving and growing increasingly complex. In this session, you’ll:

  • Get a detailed walk-through of the completely redesigned user interface, including technical insight into version 6 innovations in content management, content publishing, promotion across environments, mirroring across federated points of presence, provisioning, and configuration.
  • Learn about Red Hat Satellite 6 content views as critical constructs for enforcing strong governance in defining standard system builds, while organizing Puppet content for building layered application stacks.
  • See a demo of system management tasks to reinforce Red Hat Satellite 6 functions around automation, orchestration, observability, and reusability.
  • Hear an introduction to our  beta program.
  • Get a Red Hat Satellite 6 product roadmap.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise

Tom Benninger — Principal software applications engineer, Red Hat
Anderson Silva — Manager, Platform Operations, Red Hat
Andrew Butcher — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

What is the viability of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) addressing the business drivers of increased agility, flexibility, and time to market for application development? How does OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat measure up?

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the business drivers from IT and other departments for deploying private PaaS.
  • Learn the approach taken for proof of concept and production deployments.
  • See real-world examples of applications running on OpenShift Enterprise.
  • Hear about lessons learned throughout the process.
  • Get an overview of the architecture and IT operating model examples and considerations for implementing OpenShift Enterprise as a new service.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 1.0 / 5.0

Applied SCAP: Automating security compliance & remediation

Jeffrey Blank — Technical director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA
Shawn Wells — Project developer, SCAP Security Guide, Red Hat

In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn how Red Hat collaboratively works with the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other stakeholders to develop government and industry policy to secure Red Hat products using open source principles. In addition, you’ll hear how a similar methodology can be applied to other government and industry regulations like PCI, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Using the SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) Security Guide as a case study, you’ll also learn how human-interpreted policy can be embodied in machine-interpreted SCAP. See how that same SCAP content can be used to help securely lock down systems when provisioned and aided with continuous monitoring using Red Hat Satellite. The DISA STIG (security technical information guide) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux will also be used as a case study in this session.

This session is an update to the 2013 presentation, extended to demonstrate:

  • Patch and vulnerability scanning through SCAP.
  • Centralized security compliance scans through Red Hat Satellite.
  • Automated remediation capabilities via bash.
  • Content tailoring via SCAP Workbench.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Maximizing RAS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Karl Abbott — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat
Linda Wang — Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

In today’s global economy, end users and customers are demanding 24×7 access to their applications. Organizations around the world are looking for ways to provide resources and services with minimal downtime—scheduled or unscheduled. Dynamic kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta is a new way to achieve such highly available services by providing kernel patching while the system is running.

In this session, you’ll learn about new capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and best practices around system configuration to enhance reliability, availability, and serviceability. Topics will include:

  • Dynamic kernel updates and system monitoring, including logs, smartd, and mcelog.
  • abrt, including new integration with Red Hat Satellite.
  • kexec/kdump.
  • Multipathing and nic bonding.
  • Optimizing your interaction with Red Hat GSS.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of how to maximize uptime, avoid common outages, and drive root cause analysis in an efficient manner.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches

Andrew Block — Senior consultant, Middleware, Red Hat
Tim Bielawa — Senior release engineer, Red Hat

How do some of the largest IT organizations around the world migrate, configure, and manage their Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations? What are the steps they take to factor in security, performance, and tuning to ensure they get the most out of their application server tiers?

In this session, we’ll describe how Red Hat’s own IT department migrated its existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4 and 5 infrastructures to version 6. We’ll reveal how the team followed industry-wide best practices–under a tight deadline–and used open source tools to configure and manage the company’s new installations.

Looking to make the jump to the cloud? We’ll also illustrate how these same tools and concepts can be used to prepare, configure, and manage Red Hat JBoss Middleware installations within a cloud architecture. And with concrete examples and use cases you can use in your environment, you’ll learn best practices for:

  • Managing middleware configurations in large-scale production environments.
  • Effectively controlling and managing access to server resources.
  • Using existing open source tools to automate the configuration and deployment process.
  • Promoting deployments through environments with an emphasis on logging, security, messaging, and application support.
  • Migrating existing applications and server configurations from older versions of Red Hat JBoss Middleware.
  • Implementing existing configurations to provision within a cloud environment.

Unlock the secrets to master your middleware.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Services, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Storage Server administration deep dive

Dustin Black — Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

In this session for administrators of all skill levels, you’ll get a deep technical dive into Red Hat Storage Server and GlusterFS administration.

We’ll start with the basics of what scale-out storage is, and learn about the unique implementation of Red Hat Storage Server and its advantages over legacy and competing technologies. From the basic knowledge and design principles, we’ll move to a live start-to-finish demonstration. Your experience will include:

  • Building a cluster.
  • Allocating resources.
  • Creating and modifying volumes of different types.
  • Accessing data via multiple client protocols.
  • A resiliency demonstration.
  • Expanding and contracting volumes.
  • Implementing directory quotas.
  • Recovering from and preventing split-brain.
  • Asynchronous parallel geo-replication.
  • Behind-the-curtain views of configuration files and logs.
  • Extended attributes used by GlusterFS.
  • Performance tuning basics.
  • New and upcoming feature demonstrations.

Those new to the scale-out product will leave this session with the knowledge and confidence to set up their first Red Hat Storage Server environment. Experienced administrators will sharpen their skills and gain insights into the newest features. IT executives and managers will gain a valuable overview to help fuel the drive for next-generation infrastructures.

Topics: Flexibility, GlusterFS, Interoperability, Manageability, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
IT efficiency Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Road to RHEL 7

This track highlights the features and capabilities that position Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as the platform for next-generation IT. Sessions will cover topics specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, ranging from Linux containers, the OpenLMI framework, and cross-domain identity management to the powerful system and performance management tools. Attendees can use examples of real-world use cases and the experiences of beta participants to plan their own implementations.

Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI

Russell Doty — Technology product manager, Red Hat
Stephen Gallagher — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Linux systems often come with powerful capabilities—and steep learning curves—for system administrators. Despite progress toward automating and standardizing system management, there is still a need to customize some systems. SysAdmins need to configure complex local storage and networks with multiple NICs, manage users (both locally and using MS Active Directory or IPA), install software, manage system services, get hardware configuration, and perform a wide range of detailed tasks against a specific server.

In this session, you’ll learn how OpenLMI,the Linux Management Infrastructure program, delivers remote administration of production servers, ranging from high-end enterprise servers with complex network and storage configurations to virtual guests. We’ll discuss how OpenLMI:

  • Supports physical servers and directly manipulates storage, network, and system hardware
  • Manages and monitors virtual machine guests.
  • Includes a framework that provides a standardized remote API for system management that is built on top of existing tools and utilities.
  • Provides fine-grained control of running systems, complementing the installation, entitlement, and patching capabilities of Red Hat Satellite Server.

Topics: Cost savings, Fedora, Flexibility, Manageability, Projects, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Interoperability update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta & Microsoft Windows

Mark Heslin — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Dmitri Pal — Senior engineering manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll get an update on the latest methods available for integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on how the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta features can streamline the integration process. Topics covered include:

Integration overview

  • Integration approaches (direct vs. indirect, third-party)
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: The foundation

  •  Components (Samba, Winbind, IdM, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  •  Configurations and use cases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta: Extending the foundation

  •  realmd (new feature)
  •  Cross-realm trusts
  •  Configurations and use cases
  •  Futures (SSSD, non-Samba file sharing)

Whether you are running an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment or deploying a new one, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta streamlines integration with Windows Active Directory domain environments.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Security in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Daniel Walsh — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this session you’ll learn about security improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, including:

  • Security improvements in systemd, journald, gssproxy, and Linux containers.
  • Security improvements in IPA, OpenScap, sssd, Kerberos, sshd.
  • New encryption algorithms.
  • Enhanced SELinux features.
  • GCC hardening applied.
  • kvm/sVirt improvements.
  • Kernel changes.
  • New boot features.
  • Usability changes that take advantage of security features.
  • Integration with Active Directory improvements.
  • Using systemd to make your services more secure.
  • New confined domains.
  • Labeled NFS and GlusterFS.
  • Preventing apps from using ptrace on each other.
  • Tightened SELinux policy to allow creation of only specific files.
  • SELinux usability improvements, including:
    • Correct labeling by default improvement.
    • Better troubleshooting through integration between setroubleshoot and journald.
    • New application-centric SELinux GUI.
    • Introduction of new dbus interface for management.
    • Improved SELinux man pages, policy generation tools.
    • File labeling database speed improvement.

Topics: Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

New networking features & tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Eric Dube — Principal product manager, Platform, Red Hat
Rashid Khan — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

In today’s world of information overload, networking has become an essential component. Immediate access to information lets organizations make informed business decisions that are critical for success.

In this session, you’ll learn about new networking features and tools found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, as well as areas of future development. We’ll highlight new technologies and protocols, management tools, performance improvements, and more, including updates on:

  •  Network management.
  •  Latency improvement and optimization.
  •  Virtual networking and overlay technology.
  •  Precise-time synchronization.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Demystifying systemd: A practical guide

Ben Breard — Solution architect, Red Hat
Lennart Poettering — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides several new capabilities and features, along which comes change. One of the most talked-about changes is the replacement of Upstart with systemd. Fortunately, systemd enables admins and users a host of exciting tools and functionality that simply was not possible in the past. Get ahead of the curve and learn how to get the most out of systemd and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta. In this session, you’ll learn about basic resource allocation (cgroups) at a service level and how to:

  • Translate init commands and processes to systemd.
  • Convert legacy init scripts.
  • Customize service unit files.
  • Use the journal.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta file systems: New scale, speed, & features

Ric Wheeler — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Steve Dickson — Consulting software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta brings many changes in the file and storage world. Most significant is the choice of XFS as our default file system for all support architectures. This will expand the size of a single file system up to 500TB in supported configurations. The file system stack will also take advantage of support for a wide variety of new storage devices and is tuned to run with better latency and higher speeds on very high speed SSD storage devices. In this session, Ric Wheeler will detail these NFS and GFS2 changes.

Topics: Big data, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

The next-generation firewall for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Thomas Graf — Principal software engineer, technical leader, Red Hat

The Linux packet filtering technology, iptables, has its roots in times when networking was relatively simple and network bandwidth was measured in mere megabits. Emerging technologies, such as distributed NAT, overlay networks and containers require enhanced functionality and additional flexibility. In parallel, the next generation of network cards with speeds of 40Gb and 100Gb will put additional pressure on performance.

In the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, a new dynamic firewall service, FirewallD, is planned to provide greater flexibility over iptables by eliminating service disruptions during rule updates, abstraction, and support for different network trust zones. Additionally, a new virtual machine-based packet filtering technology, nftables, addresses the functionality and flexibility requirements of modern network workloads.

In this session you’ll:

  • Deep dive into the newly introduced packet filtering capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta.
  • Learn best practices.
  • See the new set of configuration utilities that allow new optimization possibilities.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 5.0 / 5.0

Taste of DevNation

Co-located with Red Hat Summit, DevNation offers an agenda tailored to application developers and maintainers who build with open source. Attendees from both events will be able to attend sessions in this track, which will offer sessions relevant to both audiences.

Deep dive into jBPM6

Kris Verlaenen — jBPM project lead, Red Hat

Businesses must clearly define their business processes, and quickly respond to new challenges. To do so, business analysts, developers, and end users need the tools to create, understand, analyze, and execute business processes.

In this session, Kris Verlaenen will demonstrate the capabilities of jBPM 6 and dive deeper into some of its core capabilities. You’ll learn how to:

  • Model business processes interacting with remote services.
  • Combine business processes with data, forms, and business rules.
  • Build and deploy business processes using Git and Maven.
  • Interact remotely with the jBPM execution server using REST or Java.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, JBoss Community, Manageability, Projects

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of DevNation Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Taste of training I

This track features a sampling from Red Hat's robust training and consulting services that are offered on both an individual and team basis.

Working with PAM

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

  • Start with a tracethrough of how Pluggable Authentication Modules authenticate users to applications.
  • Make modifications to existing PAM configuration files.
  • Trace through PAM authentication of a user to an application.
  • Make changes to the password complexity requirements for users.
  • Configure the machine to track failed log in attempts as examples of editing a PAM configuration.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Begin programming your Red Hat Satellite Server

George Hacker — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat 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 easily access the wealth of information stored in Red Hat Satellite Server.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Write simple Red Hat Satellite API programs.
  • Perform queries and write reports using Red Hat Network Satellite API methods.
  • Use Red Hat Satellite API methods for system administration.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Apply tuning profiles with tuned

Bowe Strickland — Principal systems design engineer, Red Hat

Tuned is a system daemon for applying tuning profiles. In this hands-on session, we’ll cover both how to select a pre-built profile and create your own tuning profiles.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Deploying applications on OpenShift Enterprise

Wander Boessenkool — Content developer, Red Hat

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat allows developers to quickly and easily deploy and update applications using command-line tools. In this session, you’ll get hands-on experience with deploying, updating, and scaling applications using OpenShift Enterprise command-line tools.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Working with PAM (replay)

Scott McBrien — Content developer, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll:

  • Start with a tracethrough of how Pluggable Authentication Modules authenticate users to applications.
  • Make modifications to existing PAM configuration files.
  • Trace through PAM authentication of a user to an application.
  • Make changes to the password complexity requirements for users.
  • Configure the machine to track failed log in attempts as examples of editing a PAM configuration.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Working with FirewallD

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduced a new firewall mechanism called FirewalID that controls the flow of network packets in, out, and through the local system. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how this new mechanism compares to the tools used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. We’ll also cover how to modify this new firewall’s rules from both the command line, with firewall-cmd, and from a graphical front end, using firewall-config.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Administration in the world of systemd

Steve Bonneville — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

With the inclusion of systemd in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, administrators will need to add new tools to their kits. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the basics of using systemctl, journalctl, and systemd unit types, and learn how to use these tools to troubleshoot boot issues.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Working with FirewallD (replay)

Rob Locke — Content developer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduced a new firewall mechanism called FirewalID that controls the flow of network packets in, out, and through the local system. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how this new mechanism compares to the tools used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. We’ll also cover how to modify this new firewall’s rules from both the command line, with firewall-cmd, and from a graphical front end, using firewall-config.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Taste of training II

This track features a sampling from Red Hat's robust training and consulting services that are offered on both an individual and team basis.

Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord

Ricardo Jun — Content developer, Red Hat

Developing service-oriented applications is hard and managing them is cumbersome. Overlord is a tool found in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works that monitors and evaluates the overall performance and SLA adherence.

In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how to set up the monitoring tools in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and enable them in a service-oriented application, simplifying development and management.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Easwara Periyathamby — Solution architect, Red Hat

Isolating the business rules of IT software to their own repository and execution engine is a smart choice in today’s fast-paced, competitive environments. Business owners and analysts can make quick changes to key business factors without having to re-launch an application each time.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the “Authoring Rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (JB461)” course as you create a new repository, import a data model, and write a business rule using Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss EAP offers 2 primary methods for creating multi-server environments for application deployment: domain mode or standalone mode and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network.

In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the major components of a domain and learn how to use them to create a multi-server environment using domain mode.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (replay)

Easwara Periyathamby — Solution architect, Red Hat

Isolating the business rules of IT software to their own repository and execution engine is a smart choice in today’s fast-paced, competitive environments. Business owners and analysts can make quick changes to key business factors without having to re-launch an application each time.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the “Authoring Rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (JB461)” course as you create a new repository, import a data model, and write a business rule using Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain (replay)

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss EAP offers 2 primary methods for creating multi-server environments for application deployment: domain mode or standalone mode and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the major components of a domain and learn how to use them to create a multi-server environment using domain mode.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord (replay)

Ricardo Jun — Content developer, Red Hat

Developing service-oriented applications is hard and managing them is cumbersome. Overlord is a tool found in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works that monitors and evaluates the overall performance and SLA adherence. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore how to set up the monitoring tools in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and enable them in a service-oriented application, simplifying development and management.

Topics: Development tools, Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat Training, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Certification update, changes, & roadmap

Randy Russell — Director of certification, Red Hat

Red Hat’s certification program will celebrate its 15th year of helping IT professionals prove their skills and knowledge through rigorous, hands-on testing. In this session, we’ll discuss changes and additions to this program in support of Red Hat’s growing emerging technology portfolio, including new architect-level certifications. We’ll also discuss planned changes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) are especially encouraged to attend but everyone with an interest in Red Hat’s certification program and its new directions is welcome.

Topics: Clustering, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Town hall

This track features moderated panels of Red Hat customers, partners, and solution experts. Example topics include: real-world deployments, best practices, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn competitive advantages for driving increased business value.

Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people

Host:

Ted Brunell — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

John Keese — President, Autonomic Resources
Kent Rockwell — Architecture and system engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Munjeet Singh — Principal, Emerging Technologies, Dynamic Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton
Clay Wells — Senior systems programmer, University of Pennsylvania

Learn how the transformation to virtualized and cloud-based services is shaping the way the government does business. In this panel, thought leaders and innovators from across the public sector will share information about the new IT architectures taking shape. Their conversation will center around the use of Red Hat technologies and Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud vision. The discussion will include information about:

  • How public sector customers are shaping the next generation of data services.
  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach.
  • Developing and deploying applications in a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with OpenShift by Red Hat.
  • What role virtualization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layers play as the government moves to the cloud.
  • How APIs can be used to create unique solutions for challenging requirements.
  • Experiences building hybrid IaaS clouds with open source technology.
  • Strategies that are being used to manage large virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS environments.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Host:

Todd Warner — Senior product manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Remmele J. Hinton — Senior systems administrator, Mantech International Corporation
Felipe Pereira — Support analyst, BNDES
Greg Procunier — UNIX administrator IV, Symcor
Joshua Toffler — Senior systems engineer, Defense Engineering Inc.

Join this panel to learn how some of our customers are using Red Hat Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform, to manage their infrastructures and open source environments. Find out how they’re managing tens, hundreds – even thousands – of servers as easily as one.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare

Host:

Don Frederick — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Rob Barker — Director, Application Development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi — Senior IT manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun — CEO, OSEHRA

In this panel, you’ll interact with a panel of customers as they discuss Red Hat technologies in U.S. healthcare—from hospital to insurance to government agencies. Learn why they rely on open source technology as a foundation of their infrastructures. They’ll share information about the technology decisions they’ve made and tips and best practices for successful technology implementations.

Topics: Big data, Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Host:

Brian Ashburn — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Panelists:

Erik H. Berger — Team lead and senior consultant, Viada
Teresa Bobadilla — Product manager, Texas Guaranteed
John Galvin — IT operations manager, UPS
Markus Merder — Team lead, senior consultant, Viada

Enterprises across a variety of industries and sectors rely on Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions to address the many critical business demands that they face daily. In this panel, you’ll learn how our middleware customers use Red Hat solutions to scale their IT architectures. Learn best practices and see how open source solutions can give your business a competitive advantage.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Mobile, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Birds of a Feather

Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again

Bilgehan Ozpeynirci — Product manager, Red Hat
John Doyle — Senior product manager, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of product management, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Wildfly (the JBoss Community project previously known as “JBoss Application Server”) have redefined how people view Java EE and enterprise middleware. You don’t have to choose between lightweight and nimble or scalable and robust. These platforms deliver a lightweight core architecture with modular enterprises services; and they have allowed users to re-imagine what they can do with Java middleware.

As we move toward another major release of Red Hat JBoss EAP, we invite our community of users to the WildFly/EAP team to discuss the future of application platforms and help us shape the future.

Topics: Development tools, JBoss Community, Manageability, Mobile, Open hybrid cloud, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Meet Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Heiko Rupp — Engineering lead and principal developer, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Thomas Segismont — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network helps you monitor and manage application server installations like Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works.

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network follows a hub and spoke architecture with a central server and agents on machines with resources to manage them. Customers can interact with the system using a comprehensive user interface on the server or a command-line interface and a REST API.

In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your use cases, set ups, and needs. Come prepared to discuss your success stories and challenges and to help us shape the future direction of Red Hat JBoss Operations Network.

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Birds of a Feather Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0