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Wednesday, November 5 • 13:50 - 14:30
Upgrading in Place from Grizzly to Icehouse: A Cautionary Tale

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For their most recent major release, Piston decided to change the base of their OpenStack distribution from Grizzly to Icehouse. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, of course! Platform Engineering Manager Forrest Carpenter walks through the gory details of the things Piston encountered -- most of them not anticipated -- during a sweeping change to the underpinnings of their product. What were the unknown unknowns, when should they have known about them, and how did the Piston engineers tackle them? Which components caused the most headaches, and how those were eventually solved, may surprise you.

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Forrest Carpenter

Engineering Manager, Cisco
Forrest Carpenter is a former Distributed Systems Engineer with Piston Cloud and is currently an Engineering Manager with Cisco. With over two decades of experience in the high tech industry, most recently with VMware and Citrix, Forrest has contributed to both early stage startups... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 13:50 - 14:30
Room 252 AB

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