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Let the Liberty Voting Begin

The EMC Federation of companies have submitted many talks this summit. Take a look and vote for the ones you believe will be useful. I am especially interested in getting feedback on DefCore and the Product Team.

Organization Speaker(s) Session Type
(Talk, Demo, Panel)
Track Title Description URL for Voting
1 EMC Shamail Tahir & John Griffith Talk Cloud Storage Cinder: Efforts in Cinder to provide quality as well as compatibility This session will provide an overview of the quality control and assurance procedures being taken in Cinder, specifically through third party CI. We will explain how the CI systems work, and what they test. We’ll also talk about why this benefits the end users and operators as well as discuss some of the challenges and learnings encountered along the way. This presentation will not be focused on a single Vendor or Driver, but is meant to discuss various drivers including the reference LVM driver.Key Take-aways for Attendees:
Understand the development workflow for Cinder (with an emphasis on quality)
Understand how Cinder tests and ensure interoperability with a large number of storage providers
Understand the emphasis on compatibility requirements for heterogeneous storage environments in OpenStack/Cinder
2 EMC Shamail Tahir & John Griffith Talk Cloud Storage Storage Use-Cases in OpenStack This session will explain the multitude of storage options provided by OpenStack. We’ll talk about the differences between Object, Block and Shares as well as the options available to provide each of them. We’ll also explain the differences between persistent and ephemeral storage and how that relates to building and using Instances.Key Take-aways for Attendees:
Understand the various storage use-cases available in OpenStack
Highlight the purpose and high-level functionality of the OpenStack Storage Projects
Discuss the difference in storage consumption model from traditional IT
Gain an overview of how the existing OpenStack storage projects can serve your cloud needs
Walk-through a sample application architecture that leverages all storage services as a part of it’s stack.
3 EMC Shamail Tahir & Sriram Subramanian & Gerd Prüßmann Talk Plan Your OpenStack Project Highly Available OpenStack: From Theory to Reality We all know there are two sides to every story, and, in this session the theory and reality of highly available OpenStack clouds will be discussed. We will cover concepts from the OpenStack HA-Guide that provide active/active and active/passive configuration guidelines (the “theoretical” configuration of OpenStack HA) and walk-through HA considerations that Deutsche Telekom had to implement, and design, from a practical production grade OpenStack deployment perspective (the reality). We will also discuss the state (and implications) of a multiple availability zone and region setup.Key Take-Aways:
Learn the tools and components you can leverage to make your cloud highly-available
Practical advice on implementation of HA OpenStack services
Identify resources available to help with the planning and design elements of your cloud HA strategy
Recommendations on selecting active/active or active/passive as a HA strategy
4 EMC Randy Bias Talk Plan Your OpenStack Project State of the Stack v4 The original SOTS was the first end-to-end view of OpenStack as a project. It has over 90,000 views on slide share and growing every day. This is the fourth iteration of SOTS and we will cover the good, bad, and ugly of all integrated and core OpenStack projects. This session is ideal for anyone who is new to OpenStack, who desires to understand “the big picture”, or who is trying to get an honest “self-evaluation” of OpenStack as as a whole. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/state-of-the-stack-v4
5 EMC Erez Webman, Randy Bias Demo (we need someone who can put the demo together) Cloud Storage Highly scalable distributed block storage with ScaleIO Struggling with block storage for your OpenStack deployment? Over a third of OpenStack deployments use an open source distributed block storage solution that is difficult to deploy, maintain, has problematic performance characteristics, and can’t deliver on the promise of scale-out storage. EMC, the world’s leader in storage has a number of scale-out storage solutions, including ScaleIO, the product of over a decade of development by experience storage experts. ScaleIO is a 100% software solution that runs on commodity hardware. It is easy to deploy, maintain, and operate. It is highly performant and proven in the field at scale at over 100PB. ScaleIO’s built-in “protection domains” provide smaller fault domains, while ensuring performance across the entire cluster.In this session we will give a deep dive on the ScaleIO technology, and show it running on a cluster of 100+ servers doing massive IOPS and show how easy it is to manage faults by inducing several failures. We will also show how ScaleIO can be easily downloaded directly from the EMC website and evaluated for free. ScaleIO is plug and play with OpenStack and may solve some of the most egregious block storage problems you have had to date. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/highly-scalable-distributed-block-storage-with-scaleio
6 EMC Sean Winn Talk Cloud Storage Software-defined Storage: the future of OpenStack storage systems This session will demonstrate how to use EMC ViPR as an option to build a multi-cloud SDS platform capable of handing heterogeneous storage environments. ViPR, when used in conjunction with Cinder, allows your storage platforms to be abstracted in a simplified manner while allowing storage operators to optimize resources through policy based management. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/software-defined-storage-the-future-of-openstack-storage-systems
7 EMC Jim Haselmaier, Niki Acosta, Shamail Tahir, Aaron Delp, Andre Bearfield Panel Enterprise IT Strategies Panel: Product Management Strategies for OpenStack As OpenStack grows incredibly quickly in popularity there is an increasing and consistent need to have a means to bridge the gap between app developers, operators, and the code itself. In a mainstream business this function is filled by Product Management, whose role it is to understand the needs of customers, work with engineering to build the right product, and then communicate product information back out to product marketers and/or customers using terms they understand.
The issue OpenStack faces today is that virtually any level of exposure to either the technology or the community almost immediately entails deciphering of unfamiliar terms and concepts. This means that product managers must also serve as educators and create products that and value that customers are willing to pay for, while bridging the gap between the community, engineers, customers, and users.In this panel, join OpenStack veterans as they share perspectives on OpenStack Product Management. They’ll discuss:
Strategies for turning trunk into productized solutions and offers
Pros and Cons of keeping product releases close to trunk
Creating an effective feedback loop between developers, operators, and users
Monetization strategies in the open source era
What IT organizations need to know and understand to get the most out of OpenStack
This is must-attend session for product managers and contributors. Contributors and users responsible for the creation and success of OpenStack-focused products should also find benefit.
Niki Acosta – Cisco (Chair)
Andre Beafield – Blue Box Group
Aaron Delp – Solidfire
Jim Haselmaier – Product Management – EMC
Shamail Tahir – Office of the CTO – EMC
8 EMC Sean Winn, Pradyumna Sampath (Hitachi) , Travis Wichert Talk Operations Have your Cake and Eat it too! Monitoring OpenStack in Layers One of the most important aspects for many cloud service providers is the ability to measure and predict cloud resource health and consumption. With the adoption of OpenStack on the rise in the Enterprise, it’s becoming more and more important to be able to seamlessly integrate with existing tools and products that exist in the marketplace.As an operator, how will you be able to predict scale-out requirements? How can you ensure availability and reliability? How can you demonstrate chargeback or showback to your various groups who make use of your infrastructure? How do you budget and plan for additional capacity? How does all of this integrate with your existing tools and skill sets?This talk will focus on the various integration points for monitoring your OpenStack infrastructure. We will be presenting a reference design which covers a layered approach to monitoring, allowing for operation at scale. We will also discuss opportunities where the community can contribute to the advancement of monitoring in OpenStack. You should leave this session with a better understanding of how to extract useful monitoring and telemetry data from your OpenStack deployment in order to operate at scale both efficiently and reliably. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/plugging-the-ceilometer-firehose-into-nagios
9 EMC Tushar Kalra Talk Things you need to know before you containerize your OpenStack deployment For those starting out, there is a tendency to treat containers like glorified light-weight VMs. When architecting your cloud around docker, you need to ensure that you adhere to some best practices to really leverage the benefits. This talk will go over some of those best practices and touch upon some of the challenges that you might encounter when deploying OpenStack services in docker containers. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/things-you-need-to-know-before-you-containerize-your-openstack-deployment
10 EMC Sean Roberts, Allison Randal, Rob Hirschfeld, Stefano Maffulli Talk State of OpenStack Product Management OpenStack is a very active community. Bursts of change happen quite often and it can be difficult to keep up if you are not immersed. We need manage the flow of critical information and decision making just like any other engineering organization. The people that represent the Product Management of OpenStack are a critical group within the community.The Product Management working group has met a few times starting in Paris. This group has organized itself around three first activities. Gathering the current state of the OpenStack projects, Defining what the Roadmap could look like, and working with the Cross Project team. The User Stories from the Win the Enterprise working group will used alongside the project needs.Join us to discuss what we have so far and let debate where we the OpenStack community should be going towards. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/state-of-openstack-product-management
11 EMC Kenneth Hui, Jan Mark Holzer, Greg Knieriemen, Caroline McCrory, Jesse Proudman, Manju Ramanathpura, and Boris Renski Panel Enterprise IT Strategies Ask the Experts: Are Containers a Threat to OpenStack? This all-star panel discussion will discuss and debate if containers are a threat to OpenStack. This panel discussion will be recorded as a “Speaking in Tech” Podcast which is distributed by Europe’s largest tech publication, The Register.
Topics that will be discussed include:- Can containers replace OpenStack in the enterprise?
– Where do Kubernetes and Mesos compete and where are they complimentary?
– What role does Docker have in OpenStack?
– Is it practical to use a combination of Kubernetes and Docker to completely replace OpenStack and KVM?
12 EMC Kenneth Hui, Jesse Proudman, David Fishman, and Lisa-Marie Namphy Panel Operations What Your Customers Don’t Know About OpenStack Might Hurt You OpenStack is complicated, and explaining it to app developers and other consumers of the services it delivers can be a tough, thankless and often counterproductive task. But if you don’t cover the basics, small misunderstandings can bloom into major headaches as you move to production.Operators of OpenStack clouds have learned a lot about what app developers and other consumers of OpenStack services need to know about the project. In this session, we’ll discuss the five major tripwires that can put the best-laid deployments flat on their faces.We’ll look at the biggest landmines, including what to explain — and what to avoid — regarding governance and the integrated release cycle. We’ll also examine how to talk with new users about the best way to become engaged in the community, without scaring them away from open source altogether. We’ll also talk about how to make an honest assessment of their engineering chops and their appetite for getting into the weeds with OpenStack.These lessons from the trenches will be presented by five people who design, deploy, operate and consult on OpenStack with demanding customers. Come with an appetite for a reality check, and leave with a critical assessment of how to bring your users into OpenStack with their eyes open. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/what-your-customers-dont-know-about-openstack-might-hurt-you
13 EMC Tyler Britten / Mohamed Khalid Talk Cloud Storage OpenStack Data Storage Deep Dive With the almost limitless storage configuration options in OpenStack, architecting, operating, and troubleshooting can be daunting. In this session, we’ll cover configuration best practices, operational tips, and troubleshooting techniques with real-world examples. We’ll also discuss the various storage projects in OpenStack- Cinder, Swift, and Manila, and how EMC is contributing to them as well as how we are integrating our storage products. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/openstack-storage-deep-dive
14 EMC Tyler Britten / Mohamed Khalid Talk Operations OpenStack Operations While there is a lot of information available about the various OpenStack deployment options, there’s surprisingly less about what to do once you have your OpenStack environment up and running. In this session we’ll talk about all of the hot-button OpenStack operational issues- high availability, upgrades, monitoring, troubleshooting, and more! http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/operating-an-openstack-environment-a-focus-look-on-monitoring-logging-and-troubleshooting
15 EMC Drew Smith Talk Related OSS Projects Architecting OpenStack Monitoring for Next-Generation Functionality Monitoring and alerting: two things that everyone, operator to CTO, can agree are critical parts of any production deployment. In this presentation we’ll discuss the different generations of monitoring technologies – where we’ve been and where we’re going – and give a high-level overview of the current efforts and difficulties within the OpenStack ecosystem. We’ll talk about the importance of the shift away from polled service checks towards ‘push metrics’ and active telemetry, and present some concept designs for some seriously cool operator / administrator features that will be made possible in the near future. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/architecting-openstack-monitoring-for-next-generation-functionality
16 EMC Patrick Butler Monterde, Adrian Moreno, Magdy Salem Talk Related OSS Helios Burn: A REST API Fault Injection Platform Helios Burn is an out-of-the-box REST fault injection platform that captures and modifies HTTP/S traffic. It implements a man-in-the-middle interception using self-signed certificates to be able to intercept and interpret HTTPS traffic.The purpose of Helios Burn is to provide developers with a tool that injects failures in REST APIs so that developers can verify the stability and resilience of their applications and identify and prevent failures before deploying them into a production environment.HeliosBurn let’s users create custom rules to match with the REST target traffic, or they can also benefit from the preset rules for common Cloud services including OpenStack Swift and Nova. Upon a match, users are able to apply actions such as modifying any HTTP information (i.e., headers, URL, status code, payload), respond on behalf of the server, delay the request or response, or drop the connection.It is designed with an extendable modular architecture that enables third parties developers to add new modules with custom functionality.HeliosBurn is managed through a friendly web dashboard that allows users to tweak any aspect of the platform and observe the HTTP traffic going back and forth. In addition, HeliosBurn provides a full-featured API for developers to create custom clients and libraries.HeliosBurn is shipped both as a VM and a Docker microservice, making it really easy to deploy it. Depending on the need, it can be placed in a standalone server, in a Virtual Machine, or co-located with the Web server or Client application.As an open-source project, HeliosBurn welcomes and encourages any kind of collaboration from the community. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/heliosburn-a-rest-fault-injection-platform
17 EMC Jeff Olsen, Sheppard Narkier Talk Planning Your OpenStack Project Modernizing Your Applications The presentation will provide a beginner overview related to Application Modernization that will focus on 4 lifecycle processes:· Planning Phase
· Design Phase
· Build Phase
· Run PhaseWithin the lifecycle processes, 3 architectural concerns will be outlined which include:Application Alignment – Process of identifying applications that are most critical to the business, along with their technical and business value.Suitability and Selection – Identifying whether or not OpenStack is the right fit for supporting certain types of applications based on common workload characteristics and sizing deployments.Modernize and Migrate – For Modernize, explanation will be provided on how to optimize applications to run on OpenStack. For Migration, discussion points will include what can be moved, what can’t be moved and supporting use cases.The discussion will conclude with insights on how leveraging the 4 lifecycle processes can help plan application development for OpenStack.
18 EMC Vijay Kanchi Talk Enterprise IT Strategies How to build a case for a ITaaS Business Case There are many components that contribute to ITaaS ROI. Efficiency, virtualization, thin provisioning, service management optimization, elasticity, auto provisioning and more. You need people with the right financial analysis skills and experience
IT cost modeling
Cost-benefit analysis
And a proven, repeatable process, Key metrics, Data collection and normalization, Multiple sources, varied formats, Reference/benchmark data to fill data gaps
19 EMC Sergey Schindler & Eoghan Kelleher Talk Cloud Storage Using Cinder with EMC Block Storage Systems: Reference Architecture This session will provide an overview of the Reference Architecture developed to enable high-performance Cinder block storage using EMC block storage systems, such as VNX, XtremIO and ScaleIO. We will explain how the Cinder integration with EMC storage systems work, and what additional storage capabilities they offer. We¹ll also talk about how this reference architecture benefits the admins and operators as well as discuss some of the challenges and learnings encountered along the way. This presentation will be focused on several Distributions and Drivers, with the emphasis on the reference architecture and best practices.Key Take-aways for Attendees:
Understand the integration workflow for Cinder with EMC storage systems works (with an emphasis on functional testing)
Understand the specific challenges using different storage protocols and ensuring interoperability with EMC storage systems
Understand the benefits of creating heterogeneous storage environments in OpenStack/Cinder
20 EMC, VCE, VMware Sean Winn, Andy Sholomon, Ted Streete Talk Networking Building Scalable Networks for Fun and Profit So you’re going to use Neutron plus an SDN overlay? Or perhaps just simple VLANs? Regardless of which way you go, it turns out there is already a set of well understood best practices for building scalable networks. In this session folks who have built scalable networking for large OpenStack deployments will walk you through the dos and don’ts of networking. Why layer-3 networking is your friend, how OSPF and BGP work together, and why everyone loves a spine/leaf networking architecture. We’ll give real world examples of networks we have built, including one that handled the load for a major retailer during Black Friday 2014. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/building-scalable-networks-for-fun-and-profit
21 EMC, VMware Sean Winn, Mike Cohen, Naren Narendra, Sean Roberts, Allison Randal, Rob Hirchfeld, Stefano Maffulli, Arkady Panel Community What’s Next in OpenStack: A Glimpse at the Roadmap Whether you are a newbie to OpenStack looking at building your first cloud or an experienced operator with years of OpenStack success behind you, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what to expect from the OpenStack project over the next several releases. Will it finally support that new capability you’ve been waiting for? Should you plan for an upgrade in the next 6 months?While the development community is always working and planning new features, its takes a lot of time on IRC to get a complete view across the different projects. The OpenStack Product WG spent time this cycle working with the project teams and PTLs to understand their priorities for the next several OpenStack releases. In this session, we’ll present our findings across the different projects in an effort to give users a glimpse into the OpenStack roadmap. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/whats-next-in-openstack-a-glimpse-at-the-roadmap
22 EMC, VMware Sean Roberts, Kenneth Hui, rest of ambassadors Panel Community Meet the Ambassadors oin to our panel talk about community status report and meet with the OpenStack Ambassadors. They connect the user groups to the Foundation, and help initialize the groups and guide them to grow.
Review of some Ambassadors launched actions during the last release cycle:
– OpenStack community report
– What is the size of the community ?
– Global and regional trends
– Introduce new groups, leaders
– Official group process
– Officials groups
– Process
– Examples of User group help
– Groups portal
– Overview
– Results
– Welcome pack and OpenStack shop
– Q&A
23 EMC, VMware Kenneth Hui, Dan W Talk Enterprise IT Strategies OpenStack for VMware Administrators As OpenStack continues to grow, Enterprises are beginning to explore and to implement OpenStack as their Cloud platform of choice. Often, these companies have existing investments and expertise with VMware technologies. In order to prepare for this new world, these people who are familiar with VMware concepts and terminology will need to understand the parallel concepts and terminology in OpenStack. This session will be valuable for anyone who needs a better grasp of how to talk about both VMware and OpenStack in an enterprise context. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/openstack-for-vmware-administrators
24 EMC, VMware Shamail Tahir, Dan Wendlandt Talk Enterprise IT Strategies Leveraging Your Existing DC Investments Most enteprise customers are transitioning or augmenting their IT strategies with OpenStack. In this session, we’ll discuss how to repurpose, or leverage, your existing IT investments in your OpenStack project. We will discuss how workloads may influence which assets to leverage, how to “pilot” OpenStack”, and start using OpenStack with the minimal amount of net new investment. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/leveraging-your-existing-dc-investments
25 EMC, VMware Sean Roberts, Sharmail Tahir, Tim Hinrichs Talk Planning your OpenStack Project Leveraging Congress for Policy Management In this session, we will cover how Congress can be leveraged by your organization to ensure compliance and policy adherence in your OpenStack cloud. The example governance scenario will show how to set and monitor policies for compute, network, and storage. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/leveraging-congress-for-policy-management
26 EMC, VMware Randy Bias, Sean Roberts Talk Community Building DefCore and Me DefCore is a recently formed set of criteria that identifies which products, providers, and solutions meet the requirements to use the OpenStack mark. In this session, we will explore the considerations and implications from one vendors perspective as they begin to assess their own readiness under this new program. We will also discuss why OpenStack cloud operators can also benefit from validating their implementation against DefCore using a tool called RefStack and how this initiative will help the compatibility of OpenStack clouds in the long-term. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/defcore-and-me
27 VMware Sean roberts, Rob Hirschfeld, Egle Sigler, Alan Clark Panel DefCore, tempest DefCore 2015 This Committee was formed during the OpenStack Ice House Summit in Hong Kong by Board Resolution on 11/4. DefCore sets base requirements by defining 1) capabilities, 2) code and 3) must-pass tests for all OpenStack products. This definition uses community resources and involvement to drive interoperability by creating the minimum standards for products labeled “OpenStack.” Our mission is to define “OpenStack Core” as chartered by the by-laws and guided by Governance/CoreDefinition What has DefCore done so far? Who is involved with DefCore? What changes are planned around OpenStack branding in 2015? How will DefCore change OpenStack in general? http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/defcore-2015
28 VMware Sean Roberts, Stefano Maffulli, Loic Dachary Talk Community Community OpenStack Training Wants to Come a User Group Near You! We want to energize an OpenStack user group near you!To do that, we will be using the community training project. It is happenning at the Tokyo and San Francisco user groups, Coming off the Paris summit, the community training guides project is focusing on the user groups as their main audience. While there are paid OpenStack training programs available, the OpenStack Training Guides project aims to teach the basics of OpenStack through the user groups.In this talk, we will describe the Training Guides project objectives of OpenStack training cluster, training content mostly by HTML slides, example scenarios and use cases, and quizzes. We will walk through our successes to date delivering training thorugh the user groups. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/community-openstack-training-wants-to-come-a-user-group-near-you
29 VMware Marcos Talk Networking Leveraging vSphere Virtual Distributed Switches and NSX vSphere for Neutron In this session you will learn about the Neutron plugin that VMware has developed and released to the community. This plugin allows supports basic and advaned Neutron workflows and leverages the NSX vSphere solution for added flexibility and scalability in your OpenStack Cloud. Logical Switching, Logical Routing, Distributed Firewalling are all NSX services that can be consumed by Neutron and exposed to your cloud tenants. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/leveraging-vsphere-virtual-distributed-switches-and-nsx-vsphere-for-neutron
30 VMware Marcos HOL Hands on Lab Guided Lab for Learning All Aspects of OpenStack Do you want to learn and use OpenStack APIs? Do you just want to get hands-on experience of using Heat templates or Neutron Networking? Want to learn how OpenStack integrates and runs on VMware technologies such as vSphere and NSX? Is there an architecture that I can check out to see what all components are need to run OpenStack in production (Message Queues, Memcache, DBs, Load Balancer…etc)? Curious how you would monitor and troubleshooting your OpenStack Deployment? Merge this with Hands on Lab for broader OpenStack + VMware. Whether you are curious to learn about OpenStack or how it works on VMware. This hosted lab gives you the perfect oppoertunity to learn all aspects of OpenStack. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/guided-lab-for-learning-all-aspects-of-openstack
31 VMware Dan W Talk IT strategies Unicorn Stack http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/404-error-unicornstack-not-found
32 VMware Dan W Talk IT strategies OpenStack for VMware Admins As OpenStack continues to grow, Enterprises are beginning to explore and to implement OpenStack as their Cloud platform of choice. Often, these companies have existing investments and expertise with VMware technologies. In order to prepare for this new world, these people who are familiar with VMware concepts and terminology will need to understand the parallel concepts and terminology in OpenStack.This session will be valuable for anyone who needs a better grasp of how to talk about both VMware and OpenStack in an enterprise context.
33 VMware Eric Lopez, Aaron Rosen, Janet Yu HOL Hands On Lab Openstack Networking Introduction Hands on Lab This session is an introduction to new users on Openstack Networking. Users will be provided access to a live Openstack environment with Neutron setup. We will walk through
the key neutron deployment use cases with members of the Neutron core development team available to provide guidence and answer questions.Demonstrated features will include:
– Creation of tenant networks using overlay tunnels.
– Configuration of external connectivity
– Advanced Neutron Features, including support for overlapping IPs, L3 + NAT usage via logical routers, Firewall as a Service, Loadbalancer as a Service, VPN as a Service, IPv6 and more!We will incorporating lessons learned from presentation of this session at previous Openstack Summits and also including new Neutron capabilities introduced in the Kilo release.
34 VMware Eric Lopez, Aaron Rosen, Janet Yu HOL Hands On Lab Openstack Networking Advanced Hands on Lab This session is an introduction for operators on Openstack Networking. Users will be provided access to a live Openstack environment to install and configure Openstack Networking Neutron.
We will walk through configuration of Neutron with the ML2 plugin via OpenvSwitch(OVS) and L3 services with OpenvSwitch Virtual Networking(OVN).Demonstrated features will include:
– Interaction with other OpenStack components (Compute & Storage)
– Configuration of Metadata Services and DHCP Services
– Designing Neutron for HA
– Troubleshooting NeutronThis session highlights how the environment is configured for Openstack Networking Hands on Lab at previous Openstack Summits.
35 VMware Eric Lopez, Aaron Rosen HOL Hands On Lab Congress Congress is an OpenStack project that provides policy as a service across any collection of cloud services in order to offer governance and compliance for dynamic infrastructures. In this lab users will get access to a live OpenStack setup with congress already installed and will be able to walk through several key congress deployment use cases and get hands on experience working with congress. Users will write policies that interface with several OpenStack projects (neutron, glance, nova, keystone, cinder, murano) and understand how the policy language works and how one can tame their cloud with congress. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/congress-hands-on-lab
36 VMware Talk Community Lessons from the San Francisco OpenStack User Group
37 VMware Tim Hinrichs Talk Related OSS Projects State of Congress
38 VMware Jay Jahns, Nick Bradford, James Zabala, Eric Lopez Talk Operations Practical Lessons from real world Multi-Hypervisor deployments Organizations are using OpenStack to increase delivery speed of
Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) capability for a number of reasons, including Self Service and programmatic consumption of Infrastructure services reducing delivery of these services from weeks to seconds.VMware’s internal OpenStack platform is one of the largest multi-hypervisor environments in production and is currently utilized by engineering, support, and sales teams to provide demonstration, training, product development, customer support, and partner integration. Originally built to serve moderate demands, it has grown to serve more than 300 hypervisors, 6000 VMs, 20,000 logical switch ports, and 2000 logical routers.In this session, we will discuss the lessons learned in running a multiple hypervisor environment based on KVM and vSphere, empowering the business by increasing their efficiency and ability to innovate whilst retaining flexibility in the infrastructure used to provide these services.
39 VMware Ryan Hsu Talk How to Contribute How to run and upkeep a 3rd party Openstack community CI http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/how-to-run-and-upkeep-a-3rd-party-openstack-community-ci
40 VMware Tim Hinrichs, Serg Melikyan Talk Operations Governing (Murano) Application Deployment with (Congress) Policy Deploying applications is hard to get right. It requires gathering information from many different resources (e.g. the application itself, the infrastructure, the other applications already deployed), and making technical and business decisions about where and how to deploy the app while satisfying the multitude of business/infrastructure/application policies that govern the deployment process.In this talk, we describe an integration of Murano and Congress that eases the burden of policy-governed application deployment. This integration ensures that application-deployment done through Murano complies with the policy expressed in Congress—from initialization all the way through to final deployment. In this session we demonstrate how to define policy with Congress and how policy is enforced within Murano during application fulfillment, culminating in a live demo. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/governing-murano-application-deployment-with-congress-policy
41 VMware Tim Hinrichs, Ramki Krishnan Talk Telco Strategies Helping Telcos go Green and save OpEx via Policy Currently OpenStack does little to help Telcos optimize their workloads for energy consumption, cost, and speed. Today, operators must manually (or via scripts) provision, migrate, and decommission workloads to achieve the desired balance of energy/cost/speed, and they must do so repeatedly.In this talk, we describe an open architecture for automating resource optimization, where operators provide a policy describing how workloads ought to be optimized, and OpenStack continually monitors and migrates workloads to satisfy that policy. Under this architecture, operators give their policy to Congress [1] (the not-yet-incubated OpenStack project for Policy-as-a-Service), and Congress continually enforces that policy by migrating workloads as appropriate. In addition to discussing the architecture, we demo a proof-of-concept implementation where Congress migrates real VMs via Nova in response to changes in datacenter readings reported by Ceilometer. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/helping-telcos-go-green-and-save-opex-via-policy
42 VMware Dimitri Stiliadis Tim Hinrichs, Mike Cohen, Dave Lenrow, Craig Matsumoto Panel Related OSS Projects Panel: Defining Policy Frameworks for Openstack Policy has quickly become a hot topic in cloud management and orchestration. As OpenStack clouds expand, penetrate the enterprise, and evolve with technologies such as containers, policy-based solutions for capturing user intent, automating management and security, and ensuring governance and compliance for applications has emerged as a critical area for development.
This panel will explore emerging trends and projects in policy developing in the OpenStack and OpenDaylight communities. It will discuss a number of topics, including:
-What is meant “policy” in the context of OpenStack. Is there a “right” approach?
-Why is policy important? What are the key use cases?
-What projects and capabilities are present in OpenStack today
-How will it fit with existing OpenStack components
43 VMware Somik Behera Panel Networking User Panel: Neutron Considerations in Production environments http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/user-panel-neutron-considerations-in-production-environments
44 VMware Somik Behera, Gurucharan Shetty Talk Networking Container Networking models with OpenStack Neutron http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/secure-networking-models-for-containersdocker-and-vms-on-neutron-networks
45 VMware Somik Behera Talk Networking Neutron – Past, Present & Future of Cloud Networking http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/neutron-past-present-and-future-of-cloud-networking
46 VMware Boden Talk Products Tools Services Choices of deploying OpenStack on VMware VMware is now serving a plentiful menu of OpenStack delicacies; bound to satisfy the appetite of a wide range of customers. Whether you fancy a small-to-mid sized prescriptive OpenStack deployment drizzled atop your existing VMware based technologies in a matter of minutes, or you have an intense craving for a highly customized large OpenStack deployment; VMware’s got you covered.In this meal we’ll sample VMware’s OpenStack menu which ranges from a click-and-go out-of-the-box integrated OpenStack distribution, to a highly customized made-to-order OpenStack masterpiece. We’ll dive into the ingredients of these recipes to better understand VMware’s common OpenStack reference architecture, how the solution is deployed / operated and how VMware offers a OpenStack based Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution for Cloud appetites of all sizes. For dessert we’ll indulge with some details on the custom integration between OpenStack and VMware technologies; making your OpenStack meal service a pleasant and affordable experience.By the end of this feast you should walk out fully satisfied with an understanding of how VMware cooks a delicious dish of OpenStack to suit any occasion you may have. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/openstack-a-la-vmware-made-to-order
47 VMware Bruce Davie Talk Telco Strategies NFV https://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/Presentation/supporting-virtualized-telco-functions-with-openstack
48 VMware Somik Talk Products Tools Services Production Neutron deployment Architectures with NSX (Somik/NSX SA/SE/Dimitri)
49 VMware Somik Talk Products Tools Services Advanced Networking Deep dive with VIO ( NSBU TPM) http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/demystifying-nsx-a-technology-deep-dive-on-neutron-with-nsx
50 VMware Justin Griffin, Dan F Talk Products Tools Services heterogenous vROPS, Log Insight
51 VMware Somik Talk Related OSS Projects Open Virtual Network (OVN) for OpenStack (Justin P/Ben P.) http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/ovn-native-virtual-networking-for-open-vswitch
52 VMware Somik Talk Cloud Security Implementing zero-trust micro-segmentation architecture with Neutron ( Srini N. & Shadab Shah) http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/implementing-zero-trust-micro-segmentation-with-neutron-and-nsx
53 VMware Tracy Jones Talk Compute Diving Deeper into Nova and VMware ESXi It is well known that Nova works with the VMware hypervisor. Yet, there is quite some confusion around how Nova integrates with VMware ESXi. Does Nova interact directly with ESXi or with the vCenter Server? Is Nova capability X supported when using the VMware hypervisor? Can I take advantage of ESXi/vCenter Server’s feature Y from Nova? When should an admin use Horizon and when should one use the vCenter client? This talk will mitigate such confusion by digging into the nuts and bolts of the integration between Nova and the VMware hypervisor with the help of a demo that will also show case how some of the advanced ESXi/vCenter Server features can be leveraged from Nova. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/diving-deeper-into-nova-and-vmware-esxi
54 VMware Dan F Talk Storage vSAN (Nexenta?): VSAN for Cinder & Nexenta for Manila/object storage
55 VMware Dan F Talk Storage VIO + SwiftStack
56 VMware Dan W Talk User Stories Adobe (Frans plans to submit) http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/openstack-vmware-enabling-the-evolution-of-enterprise-applications-at-adobe
57 VMware Aaron, Tim, Alex, eric Hands on lab Congress hands on tab Congress is an OpenStack project that provides policy as a service across any collection of cloud services in order to offer governance and compliance for dynamic infrastructures. In this lab users will get access to a live OpenStack setup with congress already installed and will be able to walk through several key congress deployment use cases and get hands on experience working with congress. Users will write policies that interface with several OpenStack projects (neutron, glance, nova, keystone, cinder, murano) and understand how the policy language works and how one can tame their cloud with congress. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/congress-hands-on-lab
58 VMware Aaron, Pierr, Ramiro Salas, Pierre Ettori; Enterprise Extending OpenStack Congress to the PaaS layer for Next-Gen App Policy Controls Cloud Foundry is a open source cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS) which allows users the ability to deploy and scale their application easily. The platform provides several as as a service features such as redis, mysql, mongo, etc that application developers can leverage with their applications. Congress integrates with Cloud Foundry and allows Security teams to audit and define policies over specific applications. For example, a security team could define a policy saying applications deployed in production require https or a specific autoscaling configuration. In this talk we’ll give an overview of congress and demo this integration. http://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/extending-openstack-congress-to-the-paas-layer-for-next-gen-app-policy-controls
59 EMC Raghavan N. Srinivas, etc. Hands-On Labs Cloud Foundry on OpenStack Hands-on: It’s what on the Stack that matters! The goal for both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations is to build open source software and communities. The software is intended for public, private and managed clouds. CloudFoundry is intended for a variety of IaaS including OpenStack. This Hands-on session will cover the basics of Cloud Foundry with OpenStack. We will discuss the motivation for a PaaS, how they complement IaaS and OpenStack in particular. Attend this session for a quick technical overview of Cloud Foundry and to be able to deploy a variety of apps. on the platform that handle requirements such as HA, Scaling, Logging, Monitoring, Debugging, etc. First, we deploy CloudFoundry OpenStack. We will look at how to leverage BOSH to manage OpenStack VM instances. Then we’ll dive into a hands-on lab showing the use of PaaS to deploy a wide variety of applications and micro services to an OpenStack cloud. This session will be of value to developers, devops, systems adminstrators, and any IT decision makers.After attending this session you should be able to walk away with a good understanding of Cloud Foundry and how it complements an IaaS like OpenStack.We will cover the following topics as short exercises
o Installing Cloud Foundry and OpenStack running on a public cloudo Managing Cloud Foundry install and system administrationo CloudFoundry internals and conceptso cf push sample applicationo High Availabilityo Multiple exercises involving the followingo Scaling including Autoscalingo Hooking up MySQL and other serviceso User Provided Services and Loggingo Security groupso Tying things together
60 VMware Chris Ricker, Mark Voelker User Stories DevOps for OpenStack In Production (or: ‘How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love CI/CD’) https://www.openstack.org/vote-vancouver/presentation/devops-for-openstack-in-production-or-how-i-learned-to-quit-worrying-and-love-cicd

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I am running for an OpenStack Foundation Gold Director seat

I am a current OpenStack Foundation Board Director representing the EMC Federation and the OpenStack Foundation Gold Members. Every year, the OpenStack Foundation Gold Members elect their 8 Directors (also called the Gold Member Director Selector election) to represent the entire 24 of the Gold Membership. I am running again, as I want to continue to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership in 2015. There are some common questions that I have answers to below.

  • Who is Sean Roberts?

    I have been working within the OpenStack community for over three years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. I have been elected three times to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership. I have also held the Chair of Finance and Tax Affairs committee positions, in addition to being a member of the DefCore and Gold Membership committees. I have strong relationships with many of the Gold Members and have been active with the Gold Member tagup meetings. I look forward to continuing to serve as your Gold Member representative on the Board of Directors.

    I am a Senior R&D Manager at VMware within the Network Security Business Unit. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, I have over twenty years experience in the technology industry. I have worked at Yahoo, Stanford, Genentech, and Electronic Arts.

    I am also involved with OpenStack projects. I am currently managing the Congress policy project and am the acting Project Technical Lead for the Training-Guides and Trainers projects. The OpenStack Foundation has recognized me as an OpenStack Ambassador, which leads the OpenStack user groups worldwide. In my spare time, I lead the San Francisco OpenStack user group with over four thousand members.

    “I enjoy working with all the different people involved with OpenStack. There is constant state of optimism and a drive to improve. If I had to pick one thing that makes me feel renewed and happy about my work, it would be helping people to improve themselves. I am always humbled, when I can help someone find a new job or gain a new skill. This is what keeps me going.”

  • What is the EMC Federation?

    EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, and VCE are closely affiliated companies that represent parts of the stack that many customers need. It makes sense to coordinate that stack for customers. EMC decided to form a loosely grouped Federation to represent the combined interests of all five companies.

    I am a VMware employee representing the entire EMC Federation on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.

    For more details on what the EMC Federation represents, Randy Bias (formally of Cloudscaling, now acquired by EMC) has an excellent post here http://www.cloudscaling.com/blog/openstack/the-emc-federation-joins-the-openstack-foundation/.

  • Why is Sean Roberts a good candidate?

I have a close relationship with OpenStack. I have been working within the OpenStack community for over three years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. While still at Yahoo, I started discussing Foundation options with Rackspace in 2011. I participated the early meetings, working with the legal team required to put the bylaws together. I worked on rewriting bylaws sections, reviewing, and debating changes with the broader legal team. That very important day on 28 August 2012, when we held our first Foundation Board of Directors meeting, I was there getting my first of many committee assignments. I have been very active on the Board of Directors, attending over 20 meetings in the past two years. I have held the Finance and Tax Affairs Committee Chairman position and been a member of the DefCore, Gold Membership, and Executive Director Hiring committees.

I have developed insight and patience over the past two years on the board. I always assume good intent. I listen much more than I speak. I pay close attention to what actions are taken. I take the time to work through contentious issues. Being an effective leader and director requires nuanced skills that take experience to develop. I believe strongly that my successful board leadership stems from working collaboratively while focusing on results.

I have strong relationships with other leaders from non-profits such as IEEE, OSI, ODL, Linux, and ONF.

I understand that the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors are responsible to make strategic decisions around legal, financial, and trademark issues. This allows the OpenStack Foundation staff and the OpenStack community to focus on creating and promoting the best OpenStack releases possible.

I believe the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors most important task for 2015 will be improving OpenStack’s branding and interoperability through DefCore and RefStack. More information can be found here. This will be a landmark achievement for our community.

You can find my OpenStack Foundation profile here as well. It has slightly different questions with similar answers.

Fellow OpenStack Foundation Gold Members, I ask for your vote on 07 January 2015, so I can continue to represent the Gold Membership through 2015.

[Updated 08 January 2015: The election results are in https://sarob.com/2015/01/openstack-gold-director-selector-election-results-for-2015/]

OpenStack Juno Mid-Cycle Policy Summit

[This post was written by Tim Hinrichs, with contributions from Pierre Ettori, Scott Lowe, Sean Roberts, and Alex Yip.]
A couple of weeks ago (Sept 18-19) we hosted a 2-day summit focused on policy in OpenStack.  The goal was to give policy-minded people the opportunity to get together, learn about what others were doing, and brainstorm about how we could improve the future of policy in OpenStack.  We had 80+ participants from 30 different organizations.

The first day aimed at level-setting–giving everyone a chance to learn about the policy capabilities of several different OpenStack projects.  We had leads from each of the following projects speak and answer questions about the current and future state of policy for their project.  We have made an archive https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bxy1qS0O_cnlbGFaVXd3RzMtQ2c&usp=sharing of the slides that were presented. Notes on the talks are also in the etherpad https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/juno-midcycle-policy-summit.

  • Nova (compute): Joe Gordon,
  • Swift (storage): John Dickinson
  • Group-based Policy (networking): Sumit Naiksatam
  • Heat (applications/orchestration): Clint Byrum
  • Congress (policy): Tim Hinrichs

We broke for dinner in downtown Palo Alto. We made point of enjoying ourselves while talking business as little as possible. Good food, drink, and company carried the evening.

The second day began with Rao Mikkilineni from C3DNA gave a lightning talk on policy.  Rao described his team’s approach to the policy problem and distributed policy objects.

Martin Casado then joined us to reprise parts of his policy keynote from the OpenStack Silicon Valley event a few days before.  Here is the full video of his talk from the OpenStack Silicon Valley community event.

He began this talk by describing how the policy problem has been around since the dawn of the datacenter. The main issues that have prevented Datalog-based systems from implementing automating policy are device canonicalization, distributed state management, and the need to have policies that are independent of network topology. Since OpenStack goes a long way toward solving all three problems, it makes it possible for the first time to automate the policy problem by reducing it to a language problem.

After Martin’s keynote, we entered the brainstorming portion of the summit, where we aimed to take what we had learned from lectures and Q&A to help us understand holistically how OpenStack could provide rich, cogent policy support in the future.  We began by thinking about OpenStack from the perspective of its users and built a policy-centric use case that required all the projects discussed on the first day to interoperate.  The use case was based on the premise that there are many different users/personas/stakeholders that all have different policies they want enforced:

  • Application-developer: My 2-tier PCI app (database tier and web tier)can be deployed either for production or for development.  When deployed for production, it needs
    • solid-state storage for the DB tier
    • all ports but 80 closed on the web tier
    • no network communication to DB tier except from the web tier
    • no VM in the DB tier can be deployed on the same hypervisor as another VM in the DB tier; same for the web tier
  • Cloud operator
    • Applications deployed for production must have access to the internet.
    • Applications deployed for production must not be deployed in the DMZ cluster.
    • Applications deployed for production should scale based on load.
    • Applications deployed for development should have 1 VM instance per tier.
    • Every application must use VM images signed by an administrator
  • Compliance officer
    • No VM from a PCI app may be located on the same hypervisor as a VM from a non-PCI app.

Then we broke out into different groups, each of which tweaked the use case and looked at how particular policy efforts would need to interact in terms of workflow, architecture, algorithms, protocols, etc. to realize that use case.  We ended up with four groups:

  • Networking (which further divided into 2 subgroups, focused on different levels of abstraction for writing policy about network traffic)
  • Compute/Storage/Applications
  • Security

At the end of a lively and engaging second day, each group had identified action items (most of which were writing specs–feature requests) and volunteers for writing them up.  We’re in the process of following up on those action items right now.

All told, the event was a great success.  The level of engagement on the second day was truly exciting.  It was a smart, passionate group of people who showed up to help make OpenStack policy-aware, and we’re looking forward to continuing that work.  For more details, you can look through the etherpad notes https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/juno-midcycle-policy-summit.

OpenStack Kilo Summit Talks

These are talks I am involved in. I ask that you help vote them up as they represent important topics for the OpenStack community.

Congress defines the desired state of a cluster. Join us to work on this important project.
Congress:Policy as a Service

Developers have managers that define what they work on. It’s in our best interest to get the managers synched with what the developers sign up for at the summits. Let’s discuss ways of improving this.
Hidden Infuencers

Hear from from the organizers from successful user groups.
Panel: Tips and Tools for Building a Successful OpenStack Group

OpenStack Ambassadors represent the user groups from around the world. Find out what’s planned to increase the community involvement and spread OpenStack farther and wider.
Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors

An update on the OpenStack Community Training project. What has worked and what is planned.
OpenStack training – Open Source training an enablement for OpenStack

OpenStack Juno Summit update

These are not all the etherpad links nor all the topics discussed. I am posting my interests for your reference. Feel free to link and comment.

We have been working on updating the definition of the Openstack trademark requirements since last summer. Defining the capabilities of OpenStack clusters leads to interopability. The Refstack project is the culmination of the board, the technical committee, and the tempest group’s work. The work is progressing nicely.

CI / Infrastructure
There were a lot of good sessions. Including ideas on replacements for Jenkins and Gerrit. Here are some of the sessions.
Negative testing 
improve gate uptime and feedback 
juno cycle improvements
elastic recheck, avoid race conditions
turbo-hipster as the replacement for jenkins
improving third party CI pipeline integration
vinz as the replacement for gerrit

We started discussing what the operators needed with a mini summit a few months ago. We followed up on the actionable items with operator summit sessions with the Project Technical Leads. Intel also helped with enterprise talks focusing on interopability between OpenStack and infrastructure service providers. Find the rest of the operations sessions below.
neutron ops
scale ops 
nova ops
monitoring ops
ops governance, user committee
ops arch sharing

Launchpad has outlived its usefulness and storyboard is the replacement is under development. It is looking very promising. Find it’s design session here. I am thinking of adding one of my projects to it as well.

Policy management is a hot topic as we can not build SLAs without it. Each of the OpenStack projects have some policy controls. Congress intends to tie them together. The 3 hour design session notes are here. I have have posted some about the project in past as well. Here are some of the other project policy sessions.
neutron policy 
nova policy or tetris blueprint ,
nova concept scheduling server groups 

Nova-network parity is critical work. Mark McClain is leading the charge. This work must be achieved in this cycle or returning Neutron to inucubation is on the table for the Technical Committee..
What use is feature parity without a migration path. Obondarev is working on that.
We need to share the review load. The idea of assigning 2 reviewers to a patch for critical, high priority blueprints was discussed. Perhaps a rotation on call. Tracking critical high, critical bugs to resolution was also considered.

Other various, important design sessions listed below.
Additional testing coverage

Lbaas Juno design

LBaas SSL, L7 focus
IPv6 comcast, intel work so far
neutron core refactoring
state management
distributed virtual router, DVR update

We want continuously improve the OpenStack user groups. The ambassador group got together and discussed ideas for kick starting new groups and quality improvements. I will be posting on these ideas soon.