TechDay Cambridge, MA, USA, 22 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.
Research Computing was established in 2007 as part of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Division of Science in Harvard University, with the founding principle of facilitating the advancement of complex research by providing leading edge computing services. Research Computing staff maintain expertise in constantly changing computing technologies, while “speaking the language” of FAS researchers, to help them use computing more effectively.
The TechDay will be held at
Building Room 425
52 Oxford St, Northwest
Cambridge, MA 02138
Call for Speakers
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
9:30-13:00: Hands-on Workshop
|Jaime Melis, Senior Infrastructure Architect 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.
- An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
- The architecture of the cloud
- Planning and installing OpenNebula
- Configuration and basic usage
The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.
- 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
No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.
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.
14:00 – 17:00: Presentations
14:00 – 14:30: OpenNebula in Research Computing
|John Noss, Research Computing Associate at Harvard
14:30 – 15:00: Corona Project
|Dan Kelleher, Scientific Systems Administrator at Harvard
15:00 – 15:30: OpenNebula: The Integrator’s Story
OpenNebula’s simple design allows for it to be easily integrated into larger systems. It is likely that most people think of OpenNebula as a finished product that sits on top of a stack of other software and hardware to provide a management layer, API, scheduling and other fundamental cloud pieces. However, treating it as an upstream component allows for integration into a complete system which provides a unified experience for the entire system. The flexibility of OpenNebula’s design plays a large part in making that integration successful not only with a specific version but also as the parts change over time. We have developed a self-managing and self-assembling system that uses OpenNebula heavily, modifying it appropriately along the way to integrate into the whole product. We were able to do this due to the extensible and simple design of OpenNebula where our initial efforts with other products (such as OpenStack) were less successful and more burdensome.
15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:20: Docker Machine and Swarm on OpenNebula
16:20 – 16:40: Customizing Virtual Machine Images
16:40 – 17:00: 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.