USENIX LISA - San Diego, CA
Join David Nalley, the CloudStack community manager for a series of tutorials!
Sunday Dec 9th, 2012 Half Day Morning (9:00 am-12:30 pm)
RPM Packaging for Sysadmins
Packaging software is a must for consistent and automated system provisioning and maintenance, yet very few people do so. We will explore why sysadmins should package software, what benefits accrue to software packagers, and how to package your software.
Monday, December 10th, 2012 (9:00am-12:30pm)
Building a Massively Scalable, Geographically Disparate IaaS Cloud
In this half-day class we'll give system administrators an understanding of IaaS clouds, with the reference implementation being Apache CloudStack. We'll cover everything from initial configuration to scaling and maintaining availability.
Monday, December 10th, 2012 (1:30pm-5:00pm)
Monitoring Servers, Networks, and Lunchrooms with Zenoss
To quote Tom Limoncelli, "It's not a service if you aren't monitoring it." A decade ago, monitoring effectively meant either cobbled together, home-grown scripts or massive and inflexible enterprise applications. In the intervening time, monitoring has become a must-have for even the smallest environment, the hodgepodge collection of scripts has grown to become unmaintainable, and the massive enterprise applications, while working well, are slow to respond to the changes happening everywhere. In that interim, monitoring with open source software has effectively become the de facto standard, because, like the browser and operating system, monitoring is now a commodity.
Zenoss is free/libre open source software for monitoring applications, networks, servers, and even whether the restroom is in use.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (9:00am-12:30pm)
Networking in the Cloud Age
Chiradeep Vittal, Citrix Systems will be speaking as well.
Networking has been relatively static for decades. We've seen increases in speed, but many of the traditional topologies are inherently limited. Innovative networks are quite different. If you look at public services, such as AWS, or large private cloud deployments, you see that their networking topology looks contrary to everything that's been standard for years. In this half-day class we'll reexamine what limitations there are and what innovative options exist to remove those limitations.
For more information about LISA ’12 and to register for the technical sessions and training programs, please visit: https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa12