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Tuesday

Installing & administering Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3

Colin Devine — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

This lab will cover the installation and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3. You’ll

  1.  Install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.3.
  2.  Install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor.
  3.  Deploy one or more virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  4.  Manage deployed virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  5.  Manage virtual networks using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  6.  Manage storage domains using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI and more.

 

Topics: Flexibility, Manageability, Open hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Automate your business with Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration & BPM

Eric D. Schabell — Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Both business process management (BPM) and business rules management (BRM) technologies have emerged as powerful approaches to building agile business solutions, fostering true collaboration between business and IT stakeholders. Red Hat is leading the way with a new generation of open source BRMS and BPM platforms.

In this lab, we’ll spend a couple hours hunkered down with Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat’s BPM solution. You’ll:

  • Learn to automate your business with flexible, rules-based, process-driven business applications.
  • Work on existing functional projects that you’ll be required to extend, using new components such as the model designer, form designer, process designer, and rules tooling.
  • Be able to recreate several complete demo projects by the end of the lab and you’ll have the material to extend them with various real life business aspects.

Topics: Cost savings, Flexibility, Interoperability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog

Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll start with the simple installation and configuration of Red Hat CloudForms. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you explore typical use cases for installing CloudForms into both new and existing environments. You’ll also set up a service catalog and work with provisioning workflow scenarios that vary from simple to advanced. Assistance will be provided throughout the lab by some of the most experienced Red Hat solution architects, consultants, and technical product managers who help our customers successfully create and manage their clouds.

This lab is also offered on Thursday from 9-11 a.m..

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Jonathan Brassow — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

The Linux logical volume manager (LVM) provides advanced features for the management of storage, data redundancy, data archival, and simplified recovery techniques.

This 2-hour lab will cover everything from the basics of storage device management to the advanced implementations of data protection and recovery. It will:

  • Include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to give you a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of LVM.
  • Briefly cover LVM basics.
  • Detail the new and emerging features including RAID, snapshots, thin provisioning, thin snapshots, snapshot merging, and LVM caching (i.e. SSDs over HDDs for performance).

Topics: Other: Storage, Red Hat Enteprise Linux, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Development & governance with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works

Kenneth Peeples — Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat
Keith Babo — Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works is Red Hat’s middleware solution for application integration, messaging, SOA, and service governance requirements. It combines multiple technologies from the middleware portfolio. Camel, CXF and ActiveMQ comprise the core ESB technology, SwitchYard provides the lightweight service development framework, and Overlord provides the design-time and run-time governance.

In this session, we’ll walk you through the Red Hat Fuse Service Works home-loan application. This application processes a home-loan application through the system to arrive at a decision. The application uses multiple technologies, including Camel, business processes, and rules.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage application life cycle through design-time governance
  • Capture service activity through run-time governance.
  • Build a SwitchYard application and use Camel, business processes, and rules in the application.

Topics: Development tools, Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Craig Carl — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services
Thor Nolen — Solution architect, Amazon Web Services

In this 2-hour lab, you’ll:

  • Use an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to launch secure, private instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
  • Use the AWS Web Console to create a key pair, security groups, and launch instances with user data.
  • Review VPC connectivity options including hardware and software VPN, bastion hosts, and NAT.
  • Launch and configure a bastion host and use that host to securely connect to private Amazon EC2 instances.

You’ll leave this lab with an understanding of the Amazon VPC security model, including subnets and routes, security groups, user data, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2, and a $25 AWS credit.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Wednesday

Test-drive Red Hat Satellite 6

Todd Sanders — Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Bryan Kearney — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite 6 is a fresh approach to managing Linux systems. It offers new capabilities that span subscription, content, provisioning, configuration, automation, integration, and life-cycle operations.

In this hands-on lab, you’ll get an early look at the product. Lab presenters will walk you through a series of exercises focused on definition, deployment, and ongoing management of a LAMP Stack standard operating environment (SOE). This will involve a demonstration of the following Red Hat Satellite concepts:

  • Subscription manifests.
  • Content definition and synchronization (both RPM and Puppet modules).
  • Content views.
  • Environments and content promotions.
  • Host groups (including Puppet class associations).
  • Provisioning.
  • Host registration.
  • Remote management.

While this session will be fast-paced and moderately technical, no prior knowledge of Red Hat Satellite (or associated technologies) is required to attend. We’ll provide a comprehensive lab workbook.

Topics: Cost savings, Manageability, Red Hat Satellite, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise

Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Miciah Masters — Software engineer, Red Hat
Grant Shipley — Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat enables administrators to quickly serve application developer customers by deploying a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure that streamlines the application service delivery process. OpenShift Enterprise does this in a highly efficient, fine-grained, multi-tenant cloud architecture that maximizes infrastructure utilization. This enables developers to quickly focus on what matters to them: writing code.

Join us for an in-depth, 2-hour lab focusing on the system administration of OpenShift Enterprise 2 and highlighting the deployment of a PaaS application. This detailed and interactive lab will be assisted by the very friendly developers, engineers, and consultants working on OpenShift.

After an overview of OpenShift Enterprise, you’ll deploy your own basic PaaS in a configuration that consists of 1 broker and 1 node. A more advanced configuration consisting of a distributed architecture will be demonstrated and discussed. And using you own configuration, you’ll verify the successful installation. (Various administrative actions will be demonstrated, prior to you exploring them on your own.) In addition, client tools will be installed and configured so that you can deploy an application either using a command-line interface or the web-based console.

Topics: Open hybrid cloud, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Projects, Red Hat Cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Rhys Oxenham — Field product manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

In this lab, you’ll get hands-on experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4. We’ll guide you through the typical use cases and common interactions with the platform, including instance, network, and volume creation and administrative tasks.

The lab requires no previous experience with OpenStack and is intended to be an introductory session with direct access to a pre-configured environment.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Accelerate PaaS development with Red Hat JBoss EAP & OpenShift Enterprise

Jim Tyrrell — Principal solution architect, Red Hat

In this hands-on lab, explore how OpenShift by Red Hat can speed up your application management, development, and deployment. Join us as we get our hands dirty with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and create an application from scratch. You’ll learn how to improve your daily workflow with Maven, Git, and continuous integration (CI) testing, and how JBoss Forge can speed up application development. We’ll explore application scaling and more in this lab.

Topics: Cost savings, Development tools, Flexibility, OpenShift by Red Hat, Performance, Portability, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Protecting your data with Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Whether it’s the fear of data loss through system or datacenter failures or data theft by parties whose intentions are unknown, there is no shortage of things to keep you up at night. In this session, we’ll guide you through how Red Hat Storage Server can help you sleep better knowing your data is protected against multiple failure scenarios, including theft. You’ll learn how to use Red Hat Storage Server to encrypt and replicate your data locally as well as remotely, and how to access the data securely over SSL.

Topics: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Christoph Doerbeck — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Johnray Fuller — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Daniel Walsh — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides a robust capability to manage system resources without the need for complete virtualization by way of Linux Containers and resource Control Groups (cgroups).

This 2-hour lab will include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities to demonstrate the rich new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta on a variety of application workloads. You will learn how to apply CGroup policies to various system resources (CPU, memory, network, storage), explore the impact of those policies, and further enhance resource management with the addition of containers and SELinux.

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

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Thursday

Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates

Scott Collier — Senior principal systems engineer, Red Hat
Chris Alfonso — Principal software engineer, Red Hat
Bob Kozdemba — Principal solution architect, Red Hat
Steve Reichard — Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat
Vinny Valdez — Principal cloud architect, Red Hat
Aaron Weitekamp — Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Integration is one of the key aspects of creating a successful cloud environment, which Red Hat provides by building and using products within its portfolio that complement each other. In this hands-on lab, we’ll demonstrate a tightly integrated cloud solution that combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

You’ll learn how to properly deploy OpenShift Enterprise onto a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform infrastructure using Heat templates. Through discussions and demonstrations, you’ll learn about:

  • Obtaining and deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.
  • Setting up a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4 Heat infrastructure.
  • Customizing Heat templates for OpenShift Enterprise.
  • Deploying OpenShift Enterprise using the customized Heat templates.
  • Deploying applications to the new OpenShift Enterprise infrastructure to confirm functionality.

This session is for anyone interested in application orchestration, especially those system administrators responsible for IaaS and/or PaaS. You’ll leave this session with the knowledge required to create your own cloud applications.

Topics: Flexibility, Interoperability, Manageability, OpenShift by Red Hat, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 4.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog (replay)

Brad Ascar — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat
John Hardy — Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll start with the simple installation and configuration of Red Hat CloudForms. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you explore typical use cases for installing CloudForms into both new and existing environments. You’ll also set up a service catalog and work with provisioning workflow scenarios that vary from simple to advanced. Assistance will be provided throughout the lab by some of the most experienced Red Hat solution architects, consultants, and technical product managers who help our customers successfully create and manage their clouds.

This lab is also offered on Tuesday from 1:20-3:20 p.m..

Topics: Manageability, Red Hat CloudForms

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 3.0 / 5.0

Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Ben Breard — Solution architect, Red Hat
Rick Ring — Solution architect, Red Hat
Mike Watkins — Solution architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is coming! Through a guided presentation and lab, you’ll experience some of the new and enhanced features planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux beta release. The lab will cover:

  • Expected changes from Red hat Enterprise Linux version 6 to version 7.
  • Installation and upgrade options (Anaconda).
  • System start up and configuration (grub2, systemd).
  • Firewall management (firewall-cmd).
  • User interface (Gnome3).
  • Containers.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of new features and capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. A Red Hat solutions architect and a Global Support Services technical account manager, who speak with and help a variety of customers daily, will facilitate the lab.

Topics: Interoperability, Manageability, Performance, Red Hat Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Reliability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am 3.0 / 5.0

Getting started with Red Hat Storage Server

Jacob Shucart — Senior solution architect, Red Hat
Brandon Newell — Solution architect, Red Hat

Today’s storage landscape includes only a few solutions that address the explosive need for growth as well as the demands for new access methods and methodologies. Red Hat Storage Server was built from the ground up as a software-defined storage solution to address the needs of the modern datacenter. In this lab, you’ll gain hands-on experience with deployment, configuration, and accessing data using Red Hat Storage Server.

Topics: Performance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server, Reliability, Scalability

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs III Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2.5 / 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management

Diaa Radwan — Solution architect, Red Hat

As hands-on lab participants, you’ll learn how to set up an instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management. You’ll:

  • Install a basic operating system.
  • Configure host-based access control, centrally-manged users, groups, sudoers, automounts, and SELinux profiles using a web GUI.
  • Integrate with NFS, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.
  • Explore the high availability options for Red Hat Enterprise identity management.

Topics: Cost savings, Interoperability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Services, Red Hat Training, Reliability, Scalability, Security

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs I Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Implementing storage with OpenStack

John Hoffer — Senior solution architect, Red Hat

In this lab, we’ll investigate the configuration of Red Hat Storage Server, based on GlusterFS technology, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how to integrate Red Hat Storage Server with the Glance, Cinder, and Nova services to provide the image, volume, and ephemeral storage infrastructure common to every OpenStack implementation. As a bonus exercise, we’ll implement the object store built into Red Hat Storage Server via the Gluster-4-Swift components to provide Swift API cloud storage to our OpenStack environment.

Topics: Flexibility, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Labs II Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 4.0 / 5.0