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Thursday, May 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Automated Deployment of a Highly Available OpenStack Cloud - IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION

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You will need to copy files onto your laptop prior to the start of the session.

If you wish to follow along on your own laptop you will need the following: (optional - you can also watch on the main screen):

- an absolute minimum of 8GB RAM but 16GB RAM required for a full cloud setup
- 16GB of spare disk
- a recent VirtualBox pre-installed (ideally 4.3)
- an ethernet port (for fast copying via a gigabit switch) (and cable if you have one!)
- a recent version of Vagrant pre-installed (preferably >= 1.6.0 but definitely >= 1.5.4)

See you soon!

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 touch upon architectural considerations arising from the goal of building an OpenStack cloud with HA infrastructure, 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.

Please note! Attendees wishing to follow along with the practical content presented in the workshop should bring their laptops with VirtualBox and Vagrant 1.5.4 pre-installed, and stop by the SUSE booth (D11) any time Monday through Wednesday to pick up VirtualBox images. When you visit the booth, please bring your laptop along!



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Florian Haas

City Network
Florian runs the Education team 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 edX since... 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 →

Thursday May 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room B312

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