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Monday, November 3


Using Heat and Other Tools to Deploy HIghly Available Environments
The goal of this workshop is to give the audiences a hands-on experience in deploying multi-tier environments in OpenStack using the Orchestration service (Heat). We will also use the Telemetry service (Ceilometer) to automate the failovers and provide better availability for the applications running on top of OpenStack.

This is a hands-on workshop, and the audience is expected to participate. I will provide the remote environments for the exercise, you will need to have the following:

  • Laptop with Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet

  • Firefox or Chrome web-browser to connect to the dashboard

The number of environments is finite, so make sure not to be late.


Polina Petriuk

Senior Technical Trainer, Curriculum Developer
Polina Petriuk is a Senior Technical Trainer at Mirantis. Responsible for developing and teaching OpenStack classes, she has led a number of training classes to leading technology and enterprise companies. Prior to this role, Polina was a QA and Program Manager at Mirantis.

Monday November 3, 2014 11:40 - 13:10
Room 241


OpenStack Networking Hands-on Lab
Users will get access to a live OpenStack + Neutron setup and be able to walk through key neutron deployment use cases, with members of the Neutron core development team available to provide guidence and answer questions. At the past three OpenStack conferences we presented a similar Neutron hands on lab led by several members of the Neutron core team and it was standing room only (also one of the most popular summit videos). We'd like to run another session this time, incorporating lessons learned from the previous sessions and also including new Neutron capabilities introduced in the Juno release. Demonstrated features will include: private L2 networks using tunnels rather than vlans. Including support for overlapping IPs. L3 + NAT via neutron logical routers, Firewall as a Service, VPN as a Service, Loadbalancer as a Service, IPv6 and more!

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Eric Lopez

Solution Architect, Akanda
Eric has over 18 years of experience in information security, distributed systems, networking and virtualization technologies. Eric is a Solution Architect in Akanda helping customers implement and integrate Astara and Openstack.
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Aaron Rosen

Developer/Neutron Core
  Currently hacking on OpenStack for Nicira/VMware and is a member of the core neutron and core congress team. Lately, has been hacking on Congress to help provide a governance and compliance layer for dynamic infrastructure. When not working on that he works on the Networking (Neutron... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 14:30 - 16:00
Room 241


Automated Deployment of a Highly Available OpenStack Cloud
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.

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Florian Haas

VP Education, City Network
Florian runs the Education business unit at City Network, and helps people learn to use, understand, and deploy complex technology. He has worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, and has been heavily involved in OpenStack and Ceph since early 2012, and in Open... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 16:20 - 17:50
Room 241
Tuesday, November 4


Barbican: Securing Your Secrets
Security is at, or near, the top of everyone's list of "stuff that's important," yet the management of security artifacts (such as keys and certificates) has been lacking a cohesive solution.  This is where Barbican comes into the picture.  Barbican is a ReST API plus python command line client that provides secure storage and provisioning of secrets, including keys and certificates.

This tutorial is a tour through the magical world of Barbican, led by members of the Barbican project.   

You will interact directly with a live instance of Barbican to store and retrieve secrets, orders, and containers. You will also be shown examples and use cases of how Barbican can help you on your quest to secure your secrets.

You are not expected to have any previous experience with Barbican.  A basic understanding of security components (such as keys and certificates) and a basic understanding of ReST is helpful, but not required.

By the end of the class you will know:

1)   Importance of secret storage

2)   How to store & retrieve secrets with Barbican

3)   How to submit an order with Barbican

4)   How to create a container

5)   Use cases for Barbican / Examples

6)   The future of Barbican --Ordering SSL Certs

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Steve Heyman

Software Developer - Test, Rackspace
I'm an SDT (Software Developer - Test) at Rackspace which is a very cool position where I am responsible for ensuring the quality of code by writing even more code! Since Oct 2013, I've been working on Barbican (key management for OpenStack) and find it challenging and interesting...but... Read More →
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Douglas Mendizábal

PTL Barbican, Rackspace
Douglas is a Racker, and the current PTL for the Key Management (Barbican) project.  Before being involved in OpenStack, Douglas was a software development consultant specializing in secure development of mobile and web applications.  Douglas also helps organize the Alamo City Python... Read More →

John Vrbanac

Software Developer III
John loves learning, building, and breaking all the things. Over the years, this has resulted in him exploring numerous programming languages and developing numerous tools and frameworks for various companies. In recent years, John's focus is to work more in the open-source world... Read More →
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Chelsea Winfree

Software Developer
Chelsea Winfree is a software developer on the Rackspace Barbican development team. She has a passion for both teaching and learning. She also has 5 years of experience with quality testing and development and has been a Racker for almost 2 years. She lives in the hills of Central... Read More →
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John Wood

Enterprise Architect on the Barbican Team, Rackspace
John is an Enterprise Architect at Rackspace, and a core developer for the Barbican key management project. He has been active in working with other contributors and projects to foster Barbican's integration into OpenStack. John received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:15 - 12:45
Room 241


Hands-On Troubleshooting OpenStack
After short introduction into machine data/log analysis each participant will receive VirtualBox VM with broken OpenStack installation. Your goal is to:

  • plug your installation into troubleshooting platform

  • understand/insight your installation

  • diagnose existing problems

  • detect which tenants/users are affected

  • mitigate forthcomming issues


Tomasz Dziedzic

CTO, LinuxPolska
Tomasz Dziedzic is the Chief Technical Officer, responsible for R&D and product portfolio development in Linux Polska, a boutique integrator from Poland.
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Dariusz Kwaśny

Senior Service Architect, LinuxPolska
Dariusz is an expert in IT technologies integration, architect, implementation engineer and Splunk application developer. He deploys SIEM (Security Information and Event Monitoring) and Log Management solutions.
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Patryk Malina

Senior Technology Architect, LinuxPolska
Senior Technology Architect @ LinuxPolska. Red Hat & Splunk Certified Architect. Over 10 years of experience in Open Source technologies. Linux enthusiast. Specialist in designing and implementing scalable and autonomous environments leveraging High Availability, KVM virtualization... Read More →
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Grzegorz Sulkowski

Vice President, LinuxPolska
Greg is the Vice President at LinuxPolska, a vendor of Cloudbliss.io - unique Diagnostics & Troubleshooting solution for OpenStack.
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Dariusz Swiader

CEO, LinuxPolska Sp. z o.o.
Dariusz Swiader Graduated AGH University of Science and Technology. Involved in IT business for 20 years including 10 years engagement with open systems. Successfully established and constantly develops a business entities extremely concentrated on open systems and their deployment... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 15:30
Room 241


Hands on with ZeroVM
ZeroVM is one of the most awesome things to happen to OpenStack Swift since the project's inception. That is, ZeroVM, through the ZeroCloud Middleware, allows you to run compute intensive workloads as close to your data as possible.

In this 90 minute workshop users will learn how to work with ZeroVM on OpenStack Swift. Specifically, we will provide an introduction to ZeroVM, some of it's use cases. From there we will show how to integrate ZeroVM with Swift and run some sample workloads.


Cody Bunch

Principal Architect, Private Cloud at Rackspace, Rackspace
Cody Bunch is a Principal Architect with Rackspace. Cody has authored or co-authored several OpenStack and VMware books. Cody also regularly speaks at industry events and local user groups. You can follow Cody on Twitter @cody_bunch.

Lars Butler

Software Developer
Lars Butler is a core engineer for ZeroVM, and led the project's mini design summit at OpenStack Summit Atlanta. His previous F/OSS work includes OpenQuake Engine, a scalable distributed calculation engine for computing global earthquake hazard and risk, developed in collaboration... Read More →
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Egle Sigler

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on Private Cloud team at Rackspace, and an OpenStack Foundation Board member. As part of OpenStack Board, Egle is Co-Chair of DefCore committee. Egle is very passionate about promoting women in technology. She has served for two years on a governing... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 16:40 - 18:10
Room 241