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Operations & System Administration

It’s one thing to write code, another to keep it running. How can you keep the lights on? How can you keep the lights on at reasonable cost?

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Operations & System Administration | Security
D139/140
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Dave Quigley (KEYW Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Building on last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Demystifying SELinux: WTF is it saying?’ talk Demystifying ‘SELinux Part II: Who’s policy is it anyway?’ is an extended tutorial which has attendees work through real life examples of SELinux configuration and policy construction. Read more.
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Operations & System Administration | Tools & Techniques
Portland 252
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James Turnbull (Docker)
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(3.85, 27 ratings)
You've heard the hype about Docker and container virtualization now see it in action. This tutorial will introduce you to Docker and take you through installing it, running it and integrating it into your development and operational workflow. Read more.
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Databases & Datastores | Operations & System Administration
D139/140
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Patrick McGarry (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
This Introduction to Ceph tutorial will include a mix of lecture and instructor-led demonstrations that will introduce students to the Ceph distributed storage system, the challenges it addresses, its architecture, and solutions it offers. Students will leave understanding how Ceph works, how it can be integrated with your services and applications, and how it works alongside OpenStack. Read more.
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Cloud | Operations & System Administration
Portland 251
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Justin Ryan (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
We want you to leave OSCON with a working cloud account, including supporting infrastructure that Amazon DOESN’T provide but that will make your cloud life way more manageable! Once your account is bootstrapped with Asgard and Aminator, we’ll be baking some of the myriad of @NetflixOSS apps. This tutorial will be meaningful for anyone getting started with or currently using AWS. Read more.
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Databases & Datastores | Operations & System Administration
E143/144
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Colin Charles (SkySQL Ab/MariaDB Foundation)
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(3.25, 4 ratings)
The MySQL world is full of tradeoffs and choosing a High Availability (HA) solution is no exception. We demystify all the alternatives in an unbiased nature. Preference is of course only given to opensource solutions. Read more.
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Databases & Datastores | Operations & System Administration
Portland 256
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Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
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(3.44, 9 ratings)
So, you’ve inherited a PostgreSQL server. Congratulations? This tutorial will cover the essential care and feeding of a Postgres server so that you can get back to your real job. Read more.
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Operations & System Administration | Tools & Techniques
D137/138
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Chris McEniry (Sony Network Entertainment)
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(3.70, 10 ratings)
This tutorial provides an introduction to Go with a focus on using it for everyday sysadmins tooling. A example of working from iostat is used to show a practical approach to learning the language. Read more.
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Andrei Alexandrescu (Facebook)
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(3.46, 24 ratings)
This talk will explore the 'move fast' side of Facebook’s software engineering culture: development process, organizational structure, and the vast amounts of tooling we create and use to make sure we don’t screw up. We’ll also dig into how we 'ship things': release process, A/B testing, gate keepers, test infrastructure, and more. Read more.
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Jerome Petazzoni (Docker Inc.)
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(3.89, 19 ratings)
Linux Containers (or LXC) is now a popular choice for development and testing environments. As more and more people use them in production deployments, they face a common question: are Linux Containers secure enough? It is often claimed that containers have weaker isolation than virtual machines. We will explore whether this is true, if it matters, and what can be done about it. Read more.
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Jerome Petazzoni (Docker Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 13 ratings)
Since its first release in early 2013, Docker has been deployed successfully to implement continuous integration and testing environments, where the very fast lifecycle of containers gives them an edge over virtual machines. We will see how to extend the workflow from development to testing and all the way to production. We'll also address challenges like reliability and scaling with Docker. Read more.
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Boyd Stephens (Netelysis)
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(3.75, 4 ratings)
Many developers, system/network admins, and designers spend good portions of their careers avoiding any interaction with their systems' command line interface(s) (CLI's). Unfortunately, the CLI is viewed as an archaic and inefficient means of being productive. In tmux, a powerful terminal multiplexer, developers and admins have a tool for more fully exploiting the power of the CLI. Read more.
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Matthew Garrett (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Software development is easy. You tell a computer to do something. It does it. Someone sends you a packet. The OS receives it. Things don't happen unless you ask them to. Simple. But what if that wasn't true? What if your computer is full of hidden magic? What if your hardware makes assumptions about your software? Vendors wouldn't do that, would they? (Spoiler: Yes, they would) Read more.
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Patricia Gorla (The Last Pickle)
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(3.62, 8 ratings)
Computing is spreading outwards: clusters of 1000s of nodes serve a single database, and hundreds of machines analyze the same KPIs. How do we monitor a cluster with many nodes? This talk presents how to effectively monitor a multi-node Cassandra cluster using Riemann and other graphing solutions. Read more.
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Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Does every open source project need an open infrastructure? Should root be potentially available to any community member? If you think, 'Maybe, yes,' come learn how-to and why-to with lessons-learned from Fedora, oVirt, CentOS Project, and other projects. Read more.
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Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This session will show how devops can use Heat to orchestrate the deployment &scaling of complex applications on top of OpenStack. Starting with a walk-thru of OpenStack example deployment Heat Templates for OpenShift Origin (available in openstack github repository) and enhance them to provide additional functions such as positioning alarms, responding to alarms, adding instances, &autoscaling. Read more.
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Adam Bordelon (Mesosphere, Inc.), Niklas Nielsen (Mesosphere, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications. Mesos is not only a resource scheduler but also a library for rapidly developing scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems. This talk will take the audience through the key aspects contributing to the growing adoption of Mesos in companies with large-scale data centers. Read more.
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Bryan Call (Yahoo!)
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(3.40, 5 ratings)
With Web performance and scalability becoming more and more important, choosing advanced HTTP intermediaries is a vital skill. This presentation will give the audience a thorough walkthrough of the most popular and advanced solutions available today. The audience will gain a solid background to be able to make the right choices when it comes to HTTP intermediaries and proxy caches. Read more.
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Spencer Krum (HP), William Van Hevelingen (Portland State University)
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(3.75, 4 ratings)
Learn to use Puppet like a Pro! We will take you through several examples of how to bring your Puppet deployment to the next level. We will cover Hiera, deploying puppet code, code architecture best practices, and integrating external tools. Read more.
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Matt Ray (Chef Software, Inc.)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
The open source configuration management and automation framework Chef is used to configure, deploy and manage many large public and private installations of OpenStack and supports a wide variety of integration opportunities. OpenStack is a large and complex ecosystem, this session will highlight the Chef resources available for developers and operators. Read more.
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Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), Emily Dunham (Oregon State University Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
University students rarely get a chance to fully embrace the Devops or FOSS development culture while in school. This year, we’ve started a program called Devops Bootcamp, which is a hands-on, informal workshop open to any student at OSU. Devops Bootcamp immerses college students in the basics of Linux, Linux system administration and FOSS development practices. Read more.