• Ansible Networking, networking-ansible and everything in between.

    Ansible Networking, networking-ansible and everything in between. Abstract: This past year Red Hat created an Openstack ML2 driver that consumes Ansible Networking to drive baremetal deployments. This session will cover what we were trying to accomplish, where we've been to get our first release out the door and where we plan to go in the future. Speaker's Bio: Dan Radez is a Sr Software Engineer in the OpenStack team at Red Hat. In his 11 years at Red Hat he has spent time in systems release engineering, product engineering and development operations. He's currently working on integration efforts between OpenStack and Ansible Networking. He is based out of Raleigh, NC.

  • Modeling OpenStack Deployments in oVirt

    Red Hat Annex

    Title: Modeling OpenStack Deployments in oVirt Abstract: Getting to the right deployment configuration with OpenStack usually takes multiple iterations. Once the IaaS is finally up and in a ‘unicorn’ state, it is usually a common sense to not apply new changes to it without testing it first. Ovirt can provide a great platform to set up many OpenStack instances for testing and demoing. In this presentation we will use production ready OpenStack lifecycle too - tripleo and show you how to model variety of the deployments in development environment based on traditional virtualization. Speakers Bio (Paul Gambardello): Paul has been with Red Hat for over 6 years as an infrastructure specialist. He has been delivering Openstack for some of the largest implementations for almost 3 years.

  • Introduction to OpenShift Virtualization

    Red Hat Annex

    Title: Introduction to OpenShift Virtualization Abstract: The future we will see develop over the next few years is the intermixing of container based applications and virtual machines. Today these two different isolation measures require different platforms. During this presentation you will learn about Kubevirt which allows for orchestrating virtual machines with Kubernetes. There will be a live demonstration of the capabilities of kubevirt. Speaker's Bio: Kevin Jones is a Cloud Domain Architect for North American Public Sector at Red Hat. He is constantly working to put OpenStack and other emerging technologies into public service with the Federal Government, State and Local Governments and Education.

  • 10 Minute Lightning Talk: The Malady of Traditional Backup in Hybrid Clouds

    The world of data protection has remained largely unchanged for the past three decades. Most vendors, even the new entrants in this space, focus on capturing, storing, and recovering massive volumes of files without much thought to usability, flexibility, or completeness of the data. As a result, backups have historically been data hogs that mostly copy the same data to persistent stores over and over. In practice, these data dumps don’t have much meaning and leave companies unable to repurpose them or leverage them as strategic assets. Presented by Trilio - Karl Renneker, Global Head of Alliances, and Billy Field, VP of Solutions Architecture. Trilio is a Red Hat Global ISV Partner and the only provider of OpenStack-native backup and recovery solutions.

  • Don’t let the speed of change keep you from deploying Openstack

    Title: Don’t the the speed of change keep you from deploying Openstack: Red Hat’s FFWD Upgrade to the Rescue! Abstract: Openstack is a project under constant change, however, sometimes, too much change could be a frightening thing, especially when considering production workloads. For many enterprises, when it comes to production, stability and scale outweigh cutting edge functionality which ultimately leaves them with an aging Openstack version supporting their production workloads. Historically, Openstack has been notoriously difficult to perform an N+1 upgrade which further compounded the issue in production with each new release. After conquering the N+1 issue, Red Hat engineers designed a solution for enterprises to enjoy the stability and scalability of Openstack in production and minimize the frequency of upgrades with their “Fast Forward” upgrade process for Long Term Supported Openstack Releases! Come join us as we break apart this process and get a better understanding of what is going on behind the curtain! Speaker Bio - Darin Sorrentino: Darin has over 25 years of IT experience, wearing various hats over the years ranging from application development to database administrator to system administrator to enterprise architect. It is his experience in such broad categories that allows him to help others in understanding and utilizing cloud platforms such as OpenStack to effectively deliver solutions that make sense. Darin is currently working as an OpenStack Senior Solutions Architect on the Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure Tiger Team assisting in Proof of Concept deployments, technical deep dives and assistance with problem resolution. Prior to working at Red Hat, Darin's previous OpenStack experience was helping a value added reseller (VAR) devise a cloud strategy to deliver for government agencies and prior to that, working for Mirantis.

  • Cinder - Project Update

    Red Hat Annex

    Cinder - Project Update Abstract: Project Updates cover the latest changes in the project. See what's new in the latest OpenStack release, and what you can expect to see from the project in the upcoming release. Speaker's Bio (Jay Bryant): Jay worked for IBM between 2001 and 2017 on technologies such as Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage. Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana. As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division, Jay served as the liason between the OpenStack Community and IBM's internal storage software development teams. In January of 2017, Jay took the Cloud Storage Lead position in the Lenovo Cloud Technology Center (LCTC). In this role he is working with Lenovo's storage offerings to guide their integration into cloud offerings. In addition to Jay's storage responsibilities, he is working to guide Lenovo's growth in the OpenStack community. He will be serving as a liaison between the growing group of contributors within Lenovo and the external development community. Jay has also been a member of Cinder's core reviewer team since the Icehouse release, is a stable maintainer and serves as Cinder's Oslo and Documentation liaison. Jay currently serves as Cinder PTL.

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform in Leaf/Spine Topologies

    Title: OpenStack Platform in Leaf/Spine Topologies Join us as we review leaf/spine network architectures and present methods for deployment and tenant networking. We’ll cover the advantages of clos fabrics and technical details of node connectivity, subnet planning, routing, addressing, agent placement, and underlay/overlay networking for tenant networks, as well as SDN plugins. This architecture's roots have grown strong providing stability, enabling scaling out vs up, leveraging layer-3 edge and layer-3 top of rack, diminishing massive layer-2 domains into smaller, wonderful, much more manageable domains. Join us as we wind our way through the fascinating world of networking covering topics such as Clos Fabrics, Layer-3 vs Layer-2 Edge and scaling connectivity. We'll then weave these solid underpinning topics up, tracing their branches as they reach up and integrate into an Openstack deployment, discussing node connectivity, provider networks and TripleO deployment topologies. Finally, we'll discuss the fruit of all of this labor - how the tenant instances leverage these complex underpinnings to interconnect and scale! We'll wrap our talk up with a live demonstration showing the beauty of it all! Speaker Bio: Joe Antkowiak Joe is a Specialist Solution Architect on the OpenStack Tiger Team at Red Hat, and has a mixed technology background with a strong focus on networking. Joe currently holds RHCE, CCIE R/S (#35264), and CISSP-ISSAP certifications and has been involved in OpenStack since 2013.

  • Barbican - The OpenStack Secret and Key Manager

    Cisco Systems Building 7, Maggie Valley Conference Room

    Hey Stackers! It's time for more OpenStack fun! This time with Barbican! * 6:00pm: Gather and Network - Food sponsored by Red Hat! * 6:30pm: "Barbican - The OpenStack Secret and Key Manager" with Ade Lee (Red Hat) and Dave McCowan (Cisco) In this talk, we will provide an overview of Barbican, the OpenStack Key and Secret Manager. Barbican is a community-driven project that presents the management of secrets (e.g. encryption keys, passwords, certificates) as a core service to OpenStack. Barbican uses Keystone to authenticate users, then manages users' permissions to create, read, or delete secrets. Barbican can be configured to store secrets in a variety of backends, including encrypted database, HSM, or other secure secret stores. In this session, we will: · Introduce the Barbican Service · Provide an overview of Barbican, discussing its architecture through use case examples · Demonstrate an OpenStack deployment with Barbican and how it can be used to encrypt Cinder and Nova storage volumes. · ​​Provide details of what is new with the project in the Pike and Queens releases · Discuss upcoming areas of focus for Barbican in the upcoming Rocky release. · Discuss how attendees can get started contributing to the Barbican community. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of Barbican, the use cases it was designed to solve, deployment options, and the recent and future direction for the project. Speaker Bio: Ade is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he works in the OpenStack security group focusing on things like hardening and managing secrets within Tripleo and getting TLS deployed everywhere. He's also a core developer for the Dogtag (Red Hat Certificate Server) and FreeIPA teams. He is the current PTL for the Barbican project. Dave is a Principal Engineer at Cisco where he leads security initiatives for the cloud platforms and solutions group. He's been a contributor to OpenStack since 2014 and has served as a core reviewer and PTL for the Barbican project.

  • Automating BareMetal as a Service with OpenStack and Ansible

    It’s time for a Triangle OpenStack MeetUp reboot! OpenStack has been mostly recognized by it’s capabilities in abstracting compute in a form of Virtual Machines. Compute Virtualization has also been a main focus for OpenStack contributors for the last 7 years since it's release. With containerization taking bigger role in DevOps use case, the industry is looking for other areas that could benefit from abstracting Infrastructure. Telcos are going ‘all in’ on Network Function Virtualization running on OpenStack. Enterprises are migrating off the legacy virtualization to more modern private cloud for stateless and stateful workloads. But is there any need for provisioning baremetal rather than dealing with virtualization and containers? Please come join us to learn about Ironic - OpenStack service responsible for Bare Metal deployment and lifecycle. We will go over following topics: - What is Ironic and how it works with OpenStack? - Advantages and disadvantages of using BM vs VM - Use cases for Ironic - Ansible + OpenStack Ironic - automating infrastructure and workload deployment - Live demo of the real world use case - benchmarking hardware and deploying baby OpenStack for Google perfkit validations. We hope to see you there!

  • Using OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) for Big Data

    Cisco Systems Building 7, Maggie Valley Conference Room

    In this talk, Hart will walk through the OpenStack Orchestration project (Heat), demonstrating how it can be used to manage cloud deployments. This will include giving you an understanding of what Heat is, an overview of how to use it, key terminology, template language concepts, and finally a demo of the latest Big Data reference architecture from the OpenStack Enterprise working group. Sahdev Zala from IBM will talk bridfly about Heat and TOSCA. About the speaker: Hart Hoover is an OpenStack User Advocate at Cisco. Before joining the Metacloud product group at Cisco, Hoover started his career at Rackspace in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, moving to the cloud to help create their Managed Cloud offering in 2009. He has been an advocate for the open source community, contributing to multiple open source projects. He is also the founder of the San Antonio DevOps meetup and loves tacos and coffee. You can follow him on Twitter at @hhoover.