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Best Of Summit

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Red Hat Cloud: Present, Future, & Benefits

Bryan Che — Senior Director, Red Hat

Red Hat Cloud, a comprehensive set of offerings that span and integrate the entire Red Hat portfolio, gives you a wide range of cloud entry points and choices. In this session, Bryan Che will lay out your on-premise and public cloud options and provide guidance that will help you make the best decisions as you chart your organization’s path to the cloud. Bryan will discuss:

  • The benefits of cloud computing and an open approach
  • Building open hybrid Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) clouds with Red Hat CloudForms
  • Developing applications in the language and framework of your choice and deploying them using Red Hat’s PaaS offering, OpenShift
  • Using the Red Hat portfolio in public clouds
  • Future direction for Red Hat Cloud

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Operability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Scalability, Security

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2

Tim Burke — Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

This session will describe feature enhancements in recently released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A team of engineering development managers will highlight their key initiatives. They will also discuss emerging technologies targeted for delivery in future releases. Attendees will also receive referrals to additional sessions at the Red Hat Summit that provide deeper dives into specific technologies.

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

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

Red Hat Storage: Solving 10 Common Storage Challenges

Thomas Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
John Mark Walker — Director of Communities, Red Hat

It seems as though storage challenges plague IT from every direction: cost, scalability, performance, deployment (private cloud/datacenter, public cloud, hybrid cloud), complex features and functions, data replication (local and remote), and manageability just to name a few.

Join Thomas Trainer and John Mark Walker from the Red Hat Storage team as they discuss 10 common storage challenges and how they can be solved with Red Hat Storage. They will also provide an overview of Red Hat Storage and look at innovative Red Hat Storage deployment methodologies and how businesses have improved productivity and avoided unnecessary storage costs. As an added plus, you will get a glimpse into the Red Hat Storage roadmap.

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

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

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques

Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise LinuxThe presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

Topics: Cost savings, Operability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

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

Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2

D. John Shakshober — Director, Performance, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this two-hour session, Douglas Shakshober (Shak) and Larry Woodman will explore the system performance analysis and tuning necessary to maximize the performance of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. They will focus on large systems that run the most common applications such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications on a variety of the common hardware platforms. The session will include three sections:

  1. Determining the system capacity for the latest x86_64 hardware
  2. A demonstration of how to analyze the system performance using several performance analysis tools and techniques
  3. Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including how Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning parameters affect the system running various workloads, and contrasting them between different versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The presenters will conclude the session by putting everything discussed into practical use with several examples of performance analysis and tuning for benchmarks and real-world applications.

Topics: Cost savings, Operability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, Scalability

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

Current: Summit

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.

CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage Private & Hybrid IaaS Clouds

Andy Smith — Product Manager, Red Hat
Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat

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 Todd Warner will provide business and architectural overviews, as well as a brief demonstration.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Operability, 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

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

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, Qualcomm’s Jason Beck and Red Hat’s John Herr will discuss the plan, the process, and the lessons learned. They will also discuss capacity planning, hardware considerations, manager infrastructure, storage planning, and Qualcomm’s extensive use of the virt-v2v tool to successfully migrate a large set of virtual machines to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Manageability, Operability, 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

Current: JBoss World

Information technology in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest innovations in middleware and cloud computing technologies. And learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

Getting Your Data Ready for SOA with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

Jeremy Davis — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat
Bill Kemp — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
Mike Daleiden — Manager, Telematics Engineering, AAA, Inc.

This presentation will demonstrate how AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, enabled service-oriented architecture (SOA) adoption by providing unified data access across the enterprise.

At AAA, JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform enabled eight data sources of disparate protocols, including JDBC, web services, and custom socket access to be exposed as a single unifed source. It also enabled the integration of multiple disparate
data stores, as well as databases, web services, flat files, etc. to be
exposed as a single, unified source.The complexity of accessing data was vastly simplified and integration with the new SOA was significantly improved.

In this session, Mike Daleiden from AAA and Red Hat’s Jeremy Davis and Bill Kemp will provide examples of how to:

  • Provide a standard, unified interface to multiple data stores
  • Make your organizations data available to a SOA
  • Develop a canonical data model for your enterprise

They will also present source examples, development techniques, and real-world lessons learned in two sections: “Must Know” and “Advanced Tips & Ticks:”

Must Know:

  • Using the Teiid designer to create, debug, and performance tune your
    data source(s)
  • Unifying JDBC and web services into a single logical data view
  • Using the XML parsing and manipulation to rationalize web services data
  • Implementing custom data sources and integrating them into the logical
    view
  • Transforming and rationalizing data with user defined functions

Advanced Tips & Tricks:

  • Using Hibernate/JPA with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform to simplify enterprise data access
  • Query optimization and planning
  • Performance tuning
  • Advanced debugging techniques
  • Leveraging materialized views to enhance performance on read-mostly data sources
  • Source code will be available on GitHub.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Integration, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, Operability, Other: Integration, Portability

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

New & More Effective Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Charles Crouch — Development Manager, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

Have unplanned configuration changes ever caused problems for your production servers? Would you like to automate a response to unexpected performance or availability changes? Do you want to simplify the lifecycle management of JBoss Enterprise Middleware applications and services deployed across large-scale datacenters?

Up to 75% of an application’s total cost of ownership (TCO) occurs post development, once in production. Independent studies have shown that JBoss Managed offerings (a JBoss product managed by JBoss Operations Network) significantly reduce the maintenance costs and support burden traditionally associated with middleware management.

This session, Red Hat’s Alan Santos and Charles Crouch will provide technical, in-depth coverage of new automation, deployment, and configuration features available for all JBoss Managed products that further reduce ongoing management costs.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Operability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Reliability

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

Emerging: Summit

Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and its partners and get a glimpse into future technology innovations.

OpenJDK and Red Hat: Driving Innovation into the JVM

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

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, Java development, Operability, 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

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

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, Manageability, Operability, 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

The Future of Red Hat Storage

Doug Williams — Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Thomas Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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 and Thomas Trainer 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.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Manageability, Operability, 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 4.0 / 5.0

Overview & Demonstration of CloudForms HA Add-On

David Caplan — Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Steven Dake — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

High availability is essential to delivering high-value services on private and public clouds. However underlying virtualization technology differs widely in its ability to provide granular high-availability services to hosted guests. Additionally cloud provider high-availability methods serve to lock in customers with hypervisor-based solutions that restrict choices as to where and when services can be placed.

CloudForms HA is a future Add-On to Red Hat’s cloud portfolio designed to operate as a true cloud service, independent of underlying provider infrastructure. This approach empowers customers to select among private, public, or hybrid deployment models while retaining cloud-neutral, multi-instance high availability.

In this session, David Caplan and Steven Dake will provide a high-level survey of future CloudForms HA Add-On services, including Pacemaker Cloud, Matahari/QMF, and the Cloud Policy Engine. They will also provide a walkthrough of a multi-instance escalation with illustrations that show how CloudForms HA components interact to reinstate a full recovery of an affected service.

In addition, David and Steven will compare and contrast CloudForms HA with traditional clustering, and hypervisor approaches to high availability. The presenters will provide a live demonstration of CloudForms HA running on Amazon Web Services. Attendees will learn about how Red Hat CloudForms HA is uniquely built-into hybrid cloud deployments and thus offers a provider-neutral solution to high availability.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Manageability, Operability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Reliability

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

Emerging: JBoss World

Be the first to know about what's on the horizon from Red Hat and its partners and get a glimpse into future technology innovations.

Improving Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) Communications with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging

Rich Lucente — Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

With the transformation to a data-centric fighting force, reliable mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) communications are critical to support today’s warfighter. MANETs, commonplace in tactical communication environments, present challenges in providing timely delivery of critical information. TCP/IP in a network with multiple unreliable links can perform poorly when there are random packet drops.

Intelligent message forwarding and routing can overcome these challenges. Rather than attempting end-to-end communications that traverse multiple unreliable links, Red Hat’s recommended approach is to utilize many intermediate message brokers, enabling data to reliably migrate hop-by-hop toward the intended destination.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging, born out of the performance-critical needs of the financial services industry, is finding application in the mobile space. Leveraging the wire-level standard Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), intelligent routing solutions based on Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging are penetrating many mobile communication use cases.

In this session, you’ll learn how multiple Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging brokers can overcome challenging network environments. Join Rich Lucente as he discusses how intelligent message forwarding and routing with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging can overcome the challenges of a MANET network. Rich will also provide a short demonstration, leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 network simulation capabilities, to highlight the performance advantage of brokered data communication.

Topics: Operability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging: JBoss World Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 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
Thomas Trainer — Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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, Manageability, Operability, 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

Better Power Management & Faster I/O From Red Hat & HP

Doug Ledford — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Eric Whitney — Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Matthew Garrett — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

HP’s newest Intel-based ProLiant servers enabled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 deliver important new capabilities for users across a broad range of applications. In this presentation, lead engineers from both Red Hat and HP will address two of the more notable capabilities.

HP’s Eric Whitney and Red Hat’s Matthew Garrett and Doug Ledford will discuss and share data that will demonste advancements in power management capabilities delivered by the DL380 Gen 8 with Intel Sandy Bridge processors and code in the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

Eric, Matthew, and Doug will describe work demonstrating new levels of I/O performance made possible by Red Hat’s latest software and by the PCIe 3.0 buses on HP’s newest servers. Using high performance Infiniband networks as an example, they will also share performance data and tuning tips.

Topics: Operability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

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

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-Serive (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, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Operability, 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

Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp

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

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

The session will conclude with a brief comparison of NFS protocols (pNFS, dNFS, etc) in the context of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, NetApp, and Oracle.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Manageability, Operability, 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

In-depth: JBoss World

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.

Configuration & Management with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Domains

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Two of the primary features of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 are a simplified configuration model and the ability to manage complex multi-server environments.

In this session, Brian Stansberry will:

  • Cover the core concepts behind the new configuration model — profiles, servers, server groups, hosts, and domains
  • Demonstrate how easy it is to set up and manage a domain of multiple JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instances
  • Demonstrate how to manage your domain both through the managment console that ships with the application server, and via the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform command-line interface (CLI)

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability, Operability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am 4.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 CLI - Ninja Management

Brian Stansberry — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, attendees will learn how to manage their JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 infrastructures using its powerful new command-line interface (CLI) tool. Learn how to configure a single standalone application server and manage groups of servers in a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 managed domain.

Brian Stansberry will provide a deep dive into the features and capabilities of the CLI tool and how it can best be utilized to get the maximum benefit out of your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 installation. He will provide a hands-on demonstration of:

  • Adding a Java Messaging Service (JMS) queue to a server configuration
  • Deploying an application to a single server
  • Adding new servers to a managed domain
  • Rolling a deployment out to two groups of servers in a managed domain
  • Gathering metrics from servers in a managed domain
  • Using scripts to control the CLI

Topics: Clustering, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Manageability, Operability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In-depth: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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.

SELinux for Mere Mortals

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

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.

Topics: Fedora, Manageability, Operability, 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

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

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

Red Hat Network Satellite Server is a powerful, flexible systems management solution for deploying, managing, monitoring, and redeploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite allows users to decrease administrative costs and increase time available for strategic tasks by performing single operations through the web user interface. These single operations can affect some or all of their servers.

This session, given by Thomas Cameron 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

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Operability, 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

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)

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, Manageability, Operability, 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

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.

Real World Perspectives Customer Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scott Croft — Senior Linux Engineer/Architect, DTCC
Vincent Passaro — Senior Security Architect, Fotis
Ryan Wyler — Technical Architect Lead, American Express

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, Manageability, Operability, 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: Red Hat Storage

Hosts:

Terri McClure — Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Panelists:

Luis Cerezo — Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS)
Chad Ringley — Pattern Energy
Steve Ginsburg — Pandora
Kristin Cronin — BrightCove
Nhan Nguyen — CIC

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, Manageability, Operability, 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

Perspectives: JBoss World

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.

Sprint: Migrating to JBoss Enterprise Midldeware in a Big Way

Jamie Wiliams — IT Director, Sprint

In April of 2011, Sprint approved and funded a major program to replace legacy Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. As of June 2012, Sprint expects to have migrated over 160 applications utilizing 1,000 CPUs of WebLogic and 100,000 PVUs of WebSphere. Within the scope of this program, Sprint also modernized its infrastructure, migrated stand-alone servers into virtual machines, replaced legacy web servers with Apache, and implemented an architecture that significantly increased IT application scalability, flexibility, and supportability at Sprint.

Come learn about this journey – the successes, failures, and lessons learned – from Sprint’s IT director Jamie Williams. Attendees will:

  • Learn why the cost savings justification for the program was a “no-brainer”
  • Hear the secrets to winning battles of standardization and architecting for success
  • Understand what it took to operate a migration factory and run a program of this magnitude
  • Learn about the wide range of applications, from mission-critical to complex, that were migrated
  • Understand how the opportunity was leveraged to increase the skill level of Sprint’s developers and system administrators
  • Join Sprint to learn the results of a significant open source win over the competition.

Topics: Clustering, Cost savings, Flexibility, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Operability, Other: Running a large scale migration program, Performance, Portability, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Red Hat Training, Reliability, Scalability, Security

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

Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware at OSDE Binario

Ray Ploski — Product Marketing Director, Red Hat
Zacarias Monzon — Head of Enterprise Architect, OSDE
Diego Naya — CTO & Technology Manager, OSDE

OSDE Binario, the largest, most highly rated health care plan provider in Argentina, provides over 1.7 million Argentines with access to over 60,000 health care providers.

In this session, OSDE’s Zacarias Monzon and Diego Naya will discuss the company’s adoption of JBoss Enterprise BRMS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. They will explain why the OSDE selected these solutions, as well as the challenges and benefits of migrating from proprietary solutions to supported, open source software. Zacarias and Diego will also discuss their involvement in JBoss Community projects and the advantages of that participation.

Topics: Cost savings, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Manageability, Operability, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

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

Easing into JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Migrations

Emily Brand — Consultant, Red Hat

Many IT organizations would like to migrate basic Java web applications from other application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, but do not know where to start.

In this session, Emily Brand will demonstrate an extension of JBoss Tattletale that not only scans the application for specific classes that need to be modified, but also lists the instructions for a developer to do so along with background explaining why they are necessary.

Attendees will learn how to easily scan a web application for library dependencies and the code changes necessary for a seamless code migration. There are specific reports users can run to see IBM and Oracle specific code as well as non-standard Java EE code. Emily will also explain what this tool does not cover and how to detect what migration efforts are needed beyond the basics. This presentation will also have a technical section showing how developers can expand on this tool for their own organization’s needs.

This tool will help most migrations that include:

  • IBM WebSphere-specific code
  • Oracle WebLogic-specific code
  • Axis 1 & 2
  • JAXB 1.0
  • Not using the JCA adapter
  • Out-dated Xerces parsers

This will be a live demonstration of extensions to JBoss Tattletale and will cater to both business users and developers.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Operability, Red Hat Consulting, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Perspectives: JBoss World Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am 3.0 / 5.0

Transform: Summit

Get a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing, as well as the solutions to global business and technology challenges across platform, middleware, storage, virtualization, and cloud computing. Learn about how they are driving improved business value through technology.

Access Red Hat Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way

Marco Bill-Peter — Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat

Your opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Red Hat solution experts does not end when the Red Hat Summit ends. In this session, you’ll learn how to continue to access that expertise wherever, whenever, and however you need it so that you can get the most out of your Red Hat products.

Throughout your enterprise software planning, deployment, and optimization lifecycle, your Red Hat subscription opens up access to the collective brainpower of Red Hat engineers. Our recommended practices and collaborative knowledge can help you meet your goals. Let us show you how our job is to make your job easier.

Join Marco Bill-Peter, vice president of Red Hat Global Support Services, in this session to learn about how you can make your Red Hat subscription do more for your business.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Operability, Performance, Red Hat Global Support Services (GSS), Reliability, Scalability

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

An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio

Chris Wells — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Joe Fernandes — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Katie Kelley — Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Red Hat became far more than “just” the premier open source Linux solution provider long ago. It now provides a suite of products and solutions that offer robust and expansive capabilities to manage operating systems, hypervisors, middleware, and applications… on physical, virtual, and cloud resources.

The session will focus on Red Hat Network Proxy, Red Hat Network Satellite, JBoss Operations Network, and Red Hat CloudForms. The presenters will also touch on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, Red Hat OpenShift, and other topics as well. It is intended to help you navigate these offerings and guide further discussion about how we can help you address your IT challenges.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, JBoss Operations Network, Manageability, Operability, Portability, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

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

Building Your Next-Generation IT Infrastructure with Red Hat

Jan Mark Holzer — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

Over the past decade, Red Hat has grown far beyond Linux capabilities and today is offering a wide variety of solutions throughout the entire stack. In this session, Jan Mark Holzer will help customers understand how to best deploy, architect, and integrate this range of solutions into their IT environments, and how many of these building blocks can integrate with each other.

Jan Mark will also provide an overview on where the various capabilities fit in the next-generation IT architecture and how they can integrate with each other and into existing IT infrastructures. He will also provide examples of deployments and architectures that can both solve today’s IT challenges and can accommodate next-generation IT infrastructure needs.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Cost savings, Flexibility, GlusterFS, Manageability, Operability, 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
Transform: Summit Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

How Red Hat OpenShift Achieves Multi-Tenancy in the Cloud

Brett Lentz — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Come learn about what goes on behind the scenes with Red Hat OpenShift and the implications of having all of a project’s operations running entirely in the public cloud.

Brett Lentz, senior software engineer at Red Hat, will cover the tools, design patterns, and security considerations that are critical to make operating in the public cloud a success. He will also spend a significant part of the session discussing configuration management and automation techniques as they are key factors for success in the OpenShift environment.

Living in the public cloud has significant security implications that will be discussed in depth. Tools and concepts such as SELinux, update lifecycle management, and “SSL/TLS Everywhere” are not just good ideas, but crucial to succeeding in the public cloud. Brett will cover tools and techniques for easing the integration of these and other security tools.

Brett will also discuss how identifying powerful, reusable design patterns has allowed the OpenShift team to find efficiencies, enabling it to move at a rapid pace and not just put out fires, but to continually roll out new features and incremental functionality improvements.

Topics: Cloud deployment, Flexibility, Manageability, Operability, Red Hat OpenShift, Reliability, Scalability, Security

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 AD Integration/Samba Clusters Overview

Mark Heslin — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this two-part session, Mark Heslin will review the various concepts, components, and configuration options available for integrating the mission-critical readiness of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 into Active Directory domain environments. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pros and cons of each approach, best practices, and guidelines for selecting the best configuration. Topics covered include:

  • Integration concepts and considerations
  • Core component review (Samba/Winbind, AD DS, Kerberos, LDAP, SSSD)
  • Configurations – selecting the most appropriate
  • Best practices and integration guidelines

In the second part of the session, Mark will provide an overview of Samba Clusters, covering:

  • Architectural overview
  • Understanding core components (Samba, Winbind, GFS2, CLVM, CTDB, fencing)
  • Installation tasks, prerequisites, dependencies, and configuration guidelines
  • Common use cases

By the end of this session, attendees will have the details needed to select the best configuration possible for securely authenticating Windows Active Directory domain users and access file shares through a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server. Attendees will also have a solid introduction to deploying a Samba cluster that provides highly-available file shares on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Operability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

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