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Sessions by topic: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization disaster recovery

John Herr — Senior software engineer, Red Hat
Aaron Weitekamp — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Businesses today are placing more of their infrastructure systems in virtualized environments to increase security. But the results of catastrophic events can still prove devastating in virtualized environments if you can’t quickly quickly bring up a second environment to reduce the negative impact to your daily operations.

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of site-level disaster recovery of a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment. We’ll also discuss new features in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, including the REST API, that make a site-level disaster recovery possible and easy to perform. The discussion will include:

  • An overview of the failover process.
  • The methods available to create a failover.
  • The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 REST API.
  • Automating the failover process.

After this session, attendees will have a better understanding of the new disaster recovery capabilities included with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Cost savings, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Overview & roadmap

Scott Herold — Principal product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

In this session, members of the product management team will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization features, including integration with OpenStack services that allowing end users to configure a consistent set of services across their private clouds and datacenter virtualization infrastructures.
  • Discuss the key features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Provide a live demo of the latest product features and capabilities.
  • Answer your questions and take your feedback as we shape the future direction of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Application and platform infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 2.0 / 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

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

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

SELinux for mere mortals

Thomas Cameron — Chief solution architect, Red Hat

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a powerful tool for securing Linux servers, but its reputation for being difficult to configure leads many system administrators to simply turn it off. The good news is that an incredible amount of work in recent years by the SELinux community has made it much more user-friendly.

In this session, you’ll learn the basics of SELinux, including configuring, analyzing, and correcting SELinux errors, as well as writing basic policies to allow non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems. Real-world examples will be used to demonstrate how to use SELinux.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Security

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap

Bhavna Sarathy — Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

In this session, you’ll learn about the:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap and hypervisor features supported in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor and Red Hat Storage Server to provide direct storage access to GlusterFS volumes.
  • Future features of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor that will help shape the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform roadmaps.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 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 Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite

Jonathan Gershater — Principal product manager, Red Hat
Wes Day — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Need to build a private cloud to take advantage of flexible networking and storage and offer users self-service? If you’re already virtualized using VMware, you might think it’s a no-brainer to add VMware vCloud Suite to build a private cloud. But there’s more to this equation to consider.

In this session, we’ll provide a Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure demo and a comprehensive comparison of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and VMware vCloud Suite, including:

  • Technical differentiation.
  • Cost comparisons.
  • Cloud management platform capabilities.
  • Open source private cloud differentiators.

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of private cloud concepts.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Portability, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deep dive

Scott Herold — Principal product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an enterprise-ready, open virtualization platform that provides leading performance and scalability at an affordable cost. In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn about the latest features introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  • Get valuable, technical insight into the product.
  • Learn how Red Hat is simplifying the transition to private and hybrid clouds.
  • Gain insight into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization roadmap and the Product Management team’s vision for the product’s future.

Topics: Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Cloud deep dive Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 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.

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

Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute, & storage

Srinivas Kotamraju — Senior product manager, Cisco
Duane DeCapite — Product manager, Cisco

One of Cisco’s key contributions within OpenStack has been the evolution and development of Neutron, the OpenStack Networking Service. Using Neutron’s plug-in model, Cisco has integrated both its Network Function Virtualization, Unified Fabric, and Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) products to simplify the deployment of highly scalable, manageable, and secure networks.

This session will show how the addition of Cisco networking solutions can help orchestrate Red Hat’s entire OpenStack deployment, including networking, compute, and storage.

In this session, you’ll learn how:

  • To increase the networking scalability of OpenStack with both hardware and software products including Nexus 3k/5k/6k/7k/9k, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, and Cisco N1Kv, CSR1Kv, AVS on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology.
  • How UCS Manager makes it easy to configure a bare-metal node for OpenStack pilot and production deployments with both blade and rack mount servers.
  • How Cisco’s ACI architecture can be deployed and integrated with OpenStack.

Topics: OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Configuring a disaster-resilient Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment

Shubh Ram — Senior software quality assurance engineer, Symantec
Shrikant Ghare — Principal software engineer, Symantec

There are important configuration changes needed to make the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment disaster resilient, and this session describes those steps using Symantec Availability solutions.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Provisioning a secondary Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager at the disaster recovery site.
  • Starting virtural machines in the disaster recovery site with new network personality.
  • Orchestrating the failover of the datacenter and how to automate the process.

Topics: Clustering, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Community and partner ecosystem Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 4.0 / 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.

Architecting for the next generation of big data with Hadoop 2.0

Rohit Bakhshi — Product manager, Hortonworks
Yan Fisher — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Big data solutions are quickly becoming critical assets in modern enterprises that require a modern Linux operating platform and a robust, high-performance Java environment.

In this session, you’ll learn the best practices of deploying Hadoop 2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with OpenJDK 7. Using Hortonworks Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) 2 as a basis, we’ll:

  • Cover best practices around installation, deployment, and basic performance tuning.
  • Highlight OpenJDK optimizations that will help you achieve the best possible performance in your cluster.
  • Provide guidance on deploying HDP in virtualized environments and highlight benefits of this deployment model.

Topics: Big data, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Emerging technologies Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 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 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

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

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.

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

Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization

Vinod Chegu — Master technologist, HP
Rik van Riel — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat and its partners, such as HP, have demonstrated world-class virtualization performance with SPECvirt and other benchmarks running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology. In doing so, KVM has proven to be feature rich and highly scalable, and has leading performance, becoming the hypervisor of choice for OpenStack development and enterprise virtualization.

Combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta with KVM on the next generation of HP servers, Red Hat and HP engineers will demonstrate the latest results for out-of-the-box performance using automatic NUMA, balancing in the host kernel as well as within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta guests.

You’ll hear about the latest NUMA enhancements directly from the engineers who are leading the way in NUMA kernel development and testing. See their latest test results on bare metal and with KVM guests, learn how it works, and hear how the Linux kernel design compares to other algorithms.

Topics: Flexibility, Performance, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Road to RHEL 7 Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm 4.0 / 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.

Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM

Host:

Adam Jollans — Program director, Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

Panelists:

Michael Day — IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief virtualization architect, Open Systems, IBM
Jeff Jameson — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Cost, scalability, and security are key considerations when delivering cloud services. Cloud service providers building public and private clouds need to keep infrastructure cost down in order to price competitively, and must ensure stellar security and scalability in multi-tenant environments. Open technologies, such as OpenStack, Linux, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), help deliver on these requirements for open clouds. And, infrastructure matters. That’s why open clouds run on IBM systems.

In this panel, industry experts will discuss:

  • When and how to use open components to build competitive cloud services.
  • The usage of KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and OpenStack with IBM hardware and software in enterprise virtualization and cloud initiatives, covering who is using it and where and how it’s being used.
  • Business benefits being realized with KVM, OpenStack, Red Hat, and IBM technology.
  • The widespread adoption of KVM.

Come prepared to ask questions and interact in this lively, interactive discussion.

Topics: Cost savings, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Performance, Red Hat Cloud Infastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am 2.0 / 5.0

Build a foundation for your private cloud

Host:

Raïssa Tona — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Panelists:

Venkatesh Jakka — Manager, Systems, CBOE
Bernard Lee — Group head of IT and VP of Process and Innovation, YTL Power
Nirmal Mehta — Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Melvin Soh — Manager, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

To meet increased demands for agility and performance, many IT organizations have virtualized their infrastructures. As a result, they’ve also increased hardware efficiency and flexibility, and gained significant cost savings and cloud-like self-service capabilities. To retain a competitive edge, many organizations are transitioning to the cloud while standardizing and sharing common infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

In this session, you’ll learn:
– How to build a foundation for your private cloud through self-service capabilities.
– How to offer high availability and increase scalability in your environment.
– Best practices for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
– How to save on infrastructure costs and gain the highest ROI for your virtualization investments.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Town hall Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0