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The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.
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Friday, November 8 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hands-on with OpenStack + vSphere

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Nova vSphere support was added in Grizzly and enhanced in Havana. Likewise, Havana includes new support for a Cinder driver that uses vSphere datastores. Come to this hands-on workshop to learn more about how VMware vSphere works with OpenStack!

In this session, each small group of 2-3 people will get access to a remot lab environment that consists of:

- An OpenStack “controller” node.

- A windows host running vCenter

- Several ESX hypervisors.

- A host provided shared storage.

The session will walk you through the key steps in configuring the system for use with vCenter, provisioning servers + volumes using standard OpenStack interfaces, and viewing the resulting changes via vCenter to understand how the Nova + Cinder drivers for vSphere consume capacity from the underlying vCenter-managed infrastructure. We will also highlight some troubleshooting capabilities enabled by the use of an OpenStack-aware plugin for vCenter.

An Internet connected laptop with a standard browser is required for this session.

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Gary Kotton

Staff Engineer at VMware, VMware
Gary is a core Neutron developer working at VMware who also spends a lot of his time these days writing + reviewing code for Nova. Prior to working at VMware Gary worked at Red Hat, Radware and at Algorithmic Research. Gary holds a Bs.C in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Ms.C in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University
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James Page

Technical Lead, Canonical
James Page is an Ubuntu Core Developer, Debian Developer and long term Java and C++ Developer. James has been a keen evangelist of Free Software for the last decade, driving Free and Open Source Software adoption within a major UK bank. In 2010, James became involved in Ubuntu and has helped drive test automation in Ubuntu distribution over the last 2 years. James is focussed on ensuring the quality of OpenStack on Ubuntu, with a specific focus... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel

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