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Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I

Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 5.0 / 5.0

Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II

Douglas (Shak) Shakshober — Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat
Larry Woodman — Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat
Jeremy Eder — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to configure and tune Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 beta systems for optimal performance while running a variety of common applications. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and analyze the performance of heavily loaded systems and how to tune them to maximize performance.

In part I, Larry Woodman will:

  • Describe several existing and new hardware features that can affect performance and how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel takes advantage of them.
  • Describe and illustrate the latest performance analysis tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks impacting system and application performance.

In part II, Doug Shakshober will:

  • Describe and contrast system tuning parameters to show how they can be used along with tools and techniques to resolve identified bottlenecks affecting system and application performance.
  • Show what techniques are used to identify and resolve performance issues in a number of combinations of systems and applications, such as database servers, Internet servers, and various financial applications.

Topics: Development tools, Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best of Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 5.0 / 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.

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.

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

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

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Using Cinder block storage

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am 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

Using Cinder block storage (replay)

Rudolf Kastl — Content developer, Red Hat

Cinder, the block storage service in OpenStack, is responsible for the volume storage of virtual machine data. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore the Cinder service configuration for multible storage backends, including Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am 4.0 / 5.0

Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service (replay)

Forrest Taylor — OpenStack curriculum manager, Red Hat

One of the core servies of OpenStack is the Keystone Identity Service. Keystone is crucial to the architecture of OpenStack as it provides identity, token, catalog, and policy services for other OpenStack projects.

In this hands-on session, we’ll provide content from the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course and step you through the process of installing Keystone and creating a service and endpoint. You’ll configure users, roles, and tenants (projects) and verify that Keystone authenticates your identity.

Topics: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Training

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training I Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 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.

Hello, world! with SwitchYard

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

It’s common practice to separate business logic into discrete services. Service-oriented applications pass data on a bus through the various services needed to achieve the end result. SwitchYard, a component of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, makes quick work of integrating services.

In this hands-on session, you’ll create a Hello, World! application and test it using JUnit and the embedded SwitchYard runtime.

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

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

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

Hello, world! with SwitchYard (replay)

Will Dinyes — Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

It’s common practice to separate business logic into discrete services. Service-oriented applications pass data on a bus through the various services needed to achieve the end result. SwitchYard, a component of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, makes quick work of integrating services. In this hands-on session, you’ll create a Hello, World! application and test it using JUnit and the embedded SwitchYard runtime.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Taste of training II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 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