TechDay Dallas, TX USA, 16 April 2016

The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. These events are targeted at cloud architects, data center admins, systems admins, systems integrators, DevOps architects, and solutions architect. The emphasis is to find local speakers and users to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences using OpenNebula.

Sponsors

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Location

The TechDay will be held at

16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100

Addison, TX 75001

Contact: contact@containerizethis.com

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 300 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.

Call for Speakers

Send us an email at events@opennebula.org and contact@containerizethis.com if you are interested in speaking at this TechDay and:

  • Sharing cloud use cases and deployment experiences
  • Introducing new integrations and ecosystem developments
  • Describing other related cloud open-source projects and tools

Registration

The number of seats is limited  to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to interact. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda includes a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from OpenNebula community members and users.

9:00-9:30: An Introduction to OpenNebula

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
We’re moving into a world of open cloud — where each organization can find the right cloud for its unique needs. A single cloud management platform can not be all things to all people, there will be a cloud space with several offerings focused on different environments and/or industries. The OpenNebula commitment to the open cloud flows directly out of its mission — to become the simplest cloud enabling platform — and its purpose — to bring simplicity to the private and hybrid enterprise cloud. OpenNebula exists to help companies build simple, cost‐effective, reliable, open enterprise clouds on existing IT infrastructure. The OpenNebula project is really vendor‐agnostic and completely driven by users needs with features that meet real demands. The session will introduce the OpenNebula project from different perspectives, ranging from its historical milestones and main contributors to its most relevant users and the size of their cloud deployments.

9:00-13:00: Hands-on Workshop

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

Contents

  • An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Audience

The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the features and benefits of using virtualization and clouds
  • Describe different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula
  • Deployment and basic configuration OpenNebula
  • Basic operation of an OpenNebula cloud instance

Prerequisites

No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.

Material

The workshop includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00: Presentations

14:00 – 14:30: Customizing Virtual Machine Images

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
During this session Javier will give us some tips on how to automate the customization of VM images for your needs. Also some methods on how to optimize your images will be discussed. The tools used will be qemu-img and libguestfs.

14:30-15:00: Docker Machine and Swarm on OpenNebula

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
Introduction to OpenNebula’s integration with Docker Machine, or how to run dockers and swarms in your Cloud without breaking a sweat. Open discussion about what the future awaits for Docker in OpenNebula.

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30: Open Space

This is a session for attendees to gather and discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of their choice, in an informal and tech-friendly environment, with other passionate and interested people.

There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in one of the meeting rooms where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.