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Attendee prerequisites for this tutorial are listed below.
Ganeti is a robust cluster virtualization management software tool. It’s built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen and KVM and other Open Source software. Its integration with various technologies such as DRBD and LVM results in a cheaper High Availability infrastructure and linear scaling.
This hands-on tutorial will cover a basic overview of Ganeti, the step-by-step install & setup of a single-node and multi-node Ganeti cluster, operating the cluster, and some best practices of Ganeti. Finally, deploying and using a web-based management tool called Ganeti Web Manager.
If attendees want to participate in the optional hands-on portions of the tutorial, there will be virtual machine images available online and at the tutorial itself. It’s recommended you download the image prior to the tutorial to save on setup time. We’ll be using VirtualBox to deploy Ganeti on two to three Debian nodes.
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Lance is the Lead Systems Administrator/Architect for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 100 high-profile open source projects.
Prior to joining the OSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.
In his free time he helps organize the Corvallis Beer and Blog and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.
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Peter is the Lead Software Engineer for the Open Source Lab. During his six years at the lab, he’s worked on many projects to improve life at the lab and academic computing. Peter founded the Ganeti Web Manager project in September 2010 to make cluster management at the OSL easier and to power the Supercell testing cluster.
Some of Peter’s current projects include the Protein Geometry Database, a tool aiding biochemistry researchers, and various Django reusable apps. Past projects have included software for the One Laptop Per Child project and Helix Media Player. In his spare time, he hacks on Android applications. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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