Schedule: Operations sessions

Operations is a hot area for developers and sysadmins alike, with new tools, responsibilities and challenges. We chart the rise of “devops” as a combined discipline, and the increasing importance of configuration management, monitoring systems and security.

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Location: Portland 256
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 29 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
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Location: D136
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James Turnbull (Docker), Jeff McCune (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Puppet is a powerful configuration management tool that makes life easier for people managing systems and applications. This tutorial gives you an in-depth and hands-on introduction to Puppet that is ideal for beginners to Puppet and configuration management. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: rt
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Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade ticketing system. It's designed to help your organization track what needs to get done and what still needs doing. From basic customer service to advanced back-office workflows, RT is flexible enough to keep your processes smooth and effective. This tutorial will cover deployment and day to day use of RT as well as basic customization. Read more.
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Location: D136
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Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Aaron Peterson (Opscode)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 15 ratings)
This tutorial will teach how to automate infrastructures using Chef, including real examples of application deployment and system integration of infrastructure components such as load balancers, application servers and monitoring systems. Read more.
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John Willis (Enstratius), Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
In an orchestra, people with differing talents, timing, responsibilities, and tools all somehow come together to make beautiful music. Is the task of achieving highly efficient and reliable web operations all that different? In this light-hearted session based on real world examples, we'll examine the culture and tooling of highly effective and well orchestrated web operations. Read more.
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Location: D135
Justin Erenkrantz (The Apache Software Foundation), Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), John Hawley (Red Hat)
Average rating: *....
(1.73, 11 ratings)
Behind the scenes of many successful open source projects is a team of elves who keep the critical project infrastructure (mailing lists, websites, networks, mirrors, etc.). How does Apache run Apache? How does kernel.org run Linux? Learn some of their secrets in this session as the folks behind the curtain come out and share their experiences with the OSCON community. Read more.
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Trotter Cashion (Mashion, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
Having trouble ensuring that all your machines are provisioned properly? Find your system of bash scripts difficult to maintain? Come meet Chef and see how easy automated system provisioning can be. We'll cover the benefits of using a tool like Chef, how easy it is to get started with Chef Solo, and how you can scale up to hundreds and even thousands of boxes without breaking a sweat. Read more.
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Teyo Tyree (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Efficient IT infrastructures must hold to several basic properties. Changes must be tracked. Automation must be maximized. Compliance against corporate standards must be preserved. Especially in days of limited resources, how can software help solve this problem? In this presentation, we'll show how Puppet can automate, enforce, and ensure sanity in the modern datacenter. Read more.
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Location: D135
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Apache Traffic Server is an Open Source project implementing a caching HTTP proxy server, donated to the Apache Foundation by Yahoo! We will examine the technical details behind TS, what it's good for, and how you can configure it to accelerate your web traffic. Read more.
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Location: D135
Tags: operations, fun
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 14 ratings)
An interactive talk covering just the key points from 16 different topics, Infrastructure Automation, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management tools, the NoSQL movement, effective Monitoring, building Open Source Communities for Systems Administrators, Startup tips, and more. Come get your questions answered, hear the 5 minute version of the talk you missed - you choose your own adventure. Read more.
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Location: D135
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Monitoring systems to collect metrics is systems administration 101. However, systems are more complicated, there are more metrics and correlation is a must to troubleshoot problems or plan for growth. As our problem got bigger, our tools didn't get better. Reconnoiter is a large-scale monitoring and trend analysis system designed to nip these problems in the bud. Read more.
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Location: D135
Wez Furlong (Message Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Production services need to stay up, which means that there is low tolerance for downtime in the face of instability, and perhaps even less for debugging during root-cause analysis. Gimli presents an automated process supervisor and fault analyzer that creates human readable fault traces and re-spawns a downed process. Gimli is intended to reduce time and effort during fault analysis. Read more.
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Location: D135
Tags: security, dns
Alan Clegg (Internet Systems Consortium)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
DNSSEC has become critical to government and large corporate infrastructure since the plans to sign the root zone and the US governments DNSSEC mandate. But the technical requirements of DNSSEC seem to remain clouded in relative obscurity. ISC's DNSSEC experts will walk you through the basics of DNSSEC and setting it up to serve your own network's signed zones. Read more.
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  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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