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Xen Project User Summit [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 18
 

8:00am

9:00am

Xen Project User Summit - Welcome and Introduction
NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 9:05am
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9:05am

Xen Project User Summit - Xen: This Is Not Your Dad’s Hypervisor! - Demetrious Coulis, Senior Principal Product Manager, CA Technologies
Discover how CA AppLogic selected and leveraged the Xen hypervisor to build one of the first cloud platforms (pre-dating even Amazon) nearly seven years ago, why it continues to leverage Xen’s strengths today and why CA believes that Xen is an important part of the future as initiatives like OpenStack look to integrate robust technologies to lay the foundation for the future of cloud.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above.

Speakers
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Demetrious Coulis

Senior Principal Product Manager, CA AppLogic
Demetrious Coulis is the Senior Principal Product Manager for CA AppLogic.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:05am - 9:50am
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9:50am

Xen Project User Summit - Xen for Beginners - Bryan Smith, Tacit Labs, Inc.
When you first approach Xen there are a lot of foreign terms, concepts and nomenclature that can confuse you and make things incomprehensible. In this talk I'll give an overview of Xen that is easy to comprehend for beginners and novices. I'll also demystify the whole setup process and show you how to get Xen up and off the ground in a few easy steps. We'll explore Xen in a user friendly environment where beginner questions and answers are welcomed.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above. 

Speakers
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Bryan Smith

CTO, Tacit Labs Inc
Bryan A Smith is a Debian Gnu/Linux and BSD enthusiast and Systems Engineer. Bryan has used Free and Open Source Operating Systems since the days of Red Hat 5 Hurricane. He contributes to several Open Source projects and has helped launch several startup ISP’s based in his area... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:50am - 10:35am
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10:35am

Xen Project User Summit - Break
Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:35am - 10:50am
Foyer

10:50am

Xen Project User Summit - Xen, XenServer, and XAPI: What’s the Difference? - James Bulpin and Russell Pavlicek, Citrix Systems
Many people have difficulty understanding the difference between the Xen Hypervisor, XenServer, and XAPI. In this session, James Bulpin, Director of Technology for XenServer, and Russell Pavlicek, Evangelist for the Xen Project, will attempt to clarify what each project is, what it does, and how it compares with the others. We will cover some of the basic features and functions, the tasks for which each is suitable, and where the projects overlap. Attendees will come away with a better sense of where these three projects fit in the world of Xen virtualization.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above. 

Speakers
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James Bulpin

CTO XenServer, Citrix
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Russell Pavlicek

Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
Currently employed by Citrix as the Evangelist for Xen Project, Russell has spent two decades evangelizing Open Source. He has over 150 pieces published, including columns for Infoworld and Processor magazines and one book. He has spoken at over 75 Open Source conferences, including... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 11:20am
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11:20am

Xen Project User Summit - ARM Servers and Xen – Hypervisor Support at Hyperscale - Larry Wikelius, Calxeda
The emergence of power optimized hyperscale servers is leading to a revolution in Data Center design. The intersection of this revolution with the growth of Cloud Computing, Big Data and Scale Out Storage solutions is resulting in innovation at rate and pace in the Server Industry that has not been seen for years. One particular example of this innovation is the deployment of ARM based servers in the Data Center and the impact these servers have on Power, Density and Scale. In this presentation we will look at the role that Xen is playing in the Revolution of ARM based server design and deployment and the impact on applications, systems management and provisioning.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above. 

Speakers
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Larry Wikelius

VP - SW Engineering, Calxeda
At Calxeda Mr. Wikelius has been instrumental in building the software eco-system for ARM based hyperscale servers across the OSV and ISV communities. As a technology executive at a number of industry leading systems and software companies Mr. Wikelius has been responsible for product... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:20am - 12:05pm
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12:05pm

Xen Project User Summit - Bringing Xen dom0 to CentOS-6 - Karanbir Singh, CentOS Project
In 2010, with the launch of CentOS-6, we lost the ability to run CentOS-6 as Xen Dom0's, since upstream policy was divered to promote alternative hypervisors; However, the communti was keen to fix this given the depth and width of Xen deployments on CentOS-5 and the investment the userbase had already made in tooling around Xen on CentOS-5. In June 2013, we released for production use Xen4CentOS, allowing users to upgrade from CentOS-5 to a community and Xen upstream supported model that will ensure their investment is protected, and still gives them a few years into the CentOS-5 supported cycle to make the upgrade. My talk focuses on the challenges, the politics and the process's we had to adopt in order to make this happen. Along with what the future holds for Xen on CentOS.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above.

Speakers
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Karanbir Singh

CentOS Project
I've been involved with open source over over 20 years now, working from the provider side, then the user side and only recently from a vendor perspective. Most of my work is today focused on delivering great service platforms for upstreams to succeed in a space where finding relevance... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:05pm - 12:45am
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12:45pm

2:00pm

Xen Project User Summit - Free yourself from the tyranny of your cloud provider! - Greg Kroah-Hartman, The Linux Foundation

This presentation will cover how to use kexec in PV domU, with no changes to dom0 or Xen, in order to be able to boot your own kernel, no matter what the hosting provider is forcing you to run. This is good to be able to take advantage of new kernel features that have not hit the enterprise distributions yet (cgroups, O_TMPFILE, etc.and to fix known kernel problems as soon as you are aware of them, no need to wait for your overworked hosting provider to update the kernel for you. This talk will go into how the kernel was modified in order to get this to work properly, and how the kexec tools were changed to make it happen. In the case that this all turns out to not work at all, I will discuss why this is a failed plan that no one should ever waste their time on again.

Please note that Xen Project User Summit is a separate event from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and requires a separate registration.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Fellow & TAB Member, The Linux Foundation


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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2:30pm

Xen Project User Summit - Xen Orchestra (XAPI and XenServer from the web) - Olivier Lambert, Vates
Xen Orchestra is a web based management tool for the XAPI toolstack that is developed by the Xen Project. XAPI is a fully featured management API for Xen, that is also used by the recently open sourced enServer. We'll see how Xen Orchestra leverages XAPI by allowing a complete control of your virtualized infrastructure. First, we'll explain quickly the XO architecture (such as cache system, asynchronous events, user management with tokens…) Then, a review of current and future possibilities will be exposed, to show what you can expect from this solution: powerful visualizations with d3js, neat interface, orchestration features and integration with all XAPI's capable hosts (XenServer or any distro with XAPI packages, such as Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS). Finally, we'll talk about how to contribute.

Please note that Xen Project User Summit is a separate event from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and requires a separate registration.

Speakers
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Olivier Lambert

CEO, Vates SAS
Olivier Lambert has been working with free software projects since 2005, deploying Xen since 2008. He was the creator of the first version of Xen Orchestra in 2009 and is one of the founder of Vates (https://vates.fr), a French company specializing in Open Source.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Xen Project User Summit - Network Multi-tenancy in Xen-based Clouds - Chiradeep Vittal, Citrix Systems
In Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) clouds, Xen is a popular choice of hypervisor. While the Xen hypervisor has strong isolation, integrating with the cloud infrastructure environment (switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, ip address allocation) requires additional work by the IAAS cloud management platform (CMP) to achieve this. We will look at various solutions such as network virtualization, SDN, network function virtualization and L3 isolation that work with the Xen hypervisor, in the context of the Apache CloudStack IAAS platform. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the challenges of network isolation, how Apache CloudStack solves some of the scaling issues and the future of Xen-based clouds.

NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above. 

Speakers
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Chiradeep Vittal

Engineer, Citrix
Chiradeep Vittal is Principal Architect in the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix Systems. He is a maintainer in the Apache CloudStack project where he contributes to networking and storage parts of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) management system. H


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

Xen Project User Summit - Building the Rackspace Open Cloud with XenServer and OpenStack -Paul Voccio, Rackspace
OpenStack is the leading open source software for building public and private clouds. We will take a whistle stop tour of the current state of Xen and OpenStack, look at how they are used together to help create Rackspace Cloud Servers. Discover how Rackspace can redeploy a new version of OpenStack in a matter of minutes, enabling them to keep their production services very close to the current state of the upstream master branches of OpenStack.

Please note that Xen Project User Summit is a separate event from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and requires a separate registration.

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Paul Voccio

Rackspace
Paul Voccio is the Director of Product Engineering for Infrastructure who has worked in operations and development for Rackspace Cloud. His current mission is to work on OpenStack and public clouds and wants to retire on the Moon.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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4:00pm

Xen Project User Summit - Coalfire Systems' Navis Lighthouse Gen 2 - Security Audit Appliance - Grant McWilliams, Coalfire Systems
Coalfire Systems is a security auditing company focusing on helping businesses become PCI compliance. The Navis Lighthouse appliance is a Xen Cloud Platform based mini-cloud with separate VMs for various auditing jobs. The process of building an unattended security appliance from Xen Cloud Platform/Xenserver involved building a more robust foundation that can survive repeated random hard shutdowns, individually keyed encrypted disks to store sensitive data and automatic VPN tunnels back to corporate headquarters for auditor access. VM's are auto provisioned remotely depending on services purchased by the customer. Even the customized host system itself is created without interactivity from humans. This talk will focus on the building of the architecture of the Lighthouse product and how Xen Cloud Platform/Xenserver and and the Xenapi play a role. In fact the product exists because of the flexibility of the XenAPI.

Please note that Xen Project User Summit is a separate event from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and requires a separate registration.

Speakers
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Grant McWilliams

Sound Linux Training
Grant McWilliams has been developing open source products for over 15 years. He's an active member on the Xenapi Admin Project, a Computer Science professor and a full time product developer. He's an expert at using the Xen hypervisor, Saltstack and Linux. Past projects included building... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 4:00pm - 4:45pm
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4:45pm

Xen Project User Summit - Ceph, Xen, and CloudStack: Semper Melior - Patrick McGarry
RBD, the RADOS Block Device in Ceph, gives you virtually unlimited scalability (without downtime), high performance, intelligent balancing and self-healing capabilities that traditional SANs can't provide. Ceph achieves this higher throughput through a unique system of placing objects across multiple nodes, and adaptive load balancing that replicates frequently accessed objects over more nodes. This talk will give a brief overview of the Ceph architecture, current integration with Apache CloudStack, and recent advancements with Xen and blktap2.

Please note that Xen Project User Summit is a separate event from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and requires a separate registration.

Speakers
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Patrick McGarry

Red Hat
Patrick is currently incarnated as a community monkey for Inktank, goes by the nomme du keyboard of scuttlemonkey, and has strong feelings about tomatoes; he delights in playing with FOSS and longs for his deep, dark cave.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 4:45pm - 5:30pm
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5:30pm

Xen Project User Summit - Closing and Thank You
NOTE: Xen Project User Summit sessions require a separate registration from LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America. The fee is only $20. You can amend your LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America registration form to add it on, or register separately by clicking RSVP above.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:30pm - 5:35pm
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