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Monday, November 3 • 16:20 - 17:50
Automated Deployment of a Highly Available OpenStack Cloud

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Automation of OpenStack deployment is rapidly maturing, with many approaches now available. However the matter of ensuring that automated deployments are highly available remains to some extent the white elephant in the room - everyone wants reliable infrastructure, but setting it up often still requires complex manual work.

In this practical hands-on session, we briefly touch upon architectural considerations, and walk through usage of an implementation which automates deployment of Pacemaker / DRBD / HAProxy via Chef cookbooks, orchestrated by Crowbar in order to provide the cloud operator with a relatively simple and pain-free experience.

Unlike the similarly-named session given in Atlanta, this session will have less slideware in order to allow more time to focus on the failover process, and will be based on the Icehouse release.

Please note! Attendees wishing to follow along with the practical content presented in the workshop should bring their laptops with the latest releases of VirtualBox and Vagrant pre-installed, and visit the SUSE booth prior to the session in order to obtain prerequisite files.

Speakers
avatar for Florian Haas

Florian Haas

Principal Consultant, hastexo
Florian is an expert in high availability, distributed storage and Ceph, and an experienced technical consultant, seasoned training instructor, and technical writer. He has co-developed and delivered training across the globe, in addition to helping deploy several production clouds. He is an active contributor in the OpenStack and Ceph communities, and has spoken at LinuxCon, OSCON, the OpenStack Summit and many other conferences and events.
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Adam Spiers

Senior Engineer, Cloud & High Availability, SUSE
Adam Spiers is a Senior Software Engineer at SUSE, focusing on OpenStack, Pacemaker, Chef and Crowbar.  He was architectural lead for the project to make SUSE OpenStack Cloud capable of deploying highly available infrastructure, and helped SUSE win the Ruler Of The Stack competitions at the most recent OpenStack summits in Vancouver and Paris. | Adam has been a passionate supporter and developer of F/OSS since 1995, with a... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 16:20 - 17:50
Room 241

Attendees (223)