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OpenDOC: Automating Documentation

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December 1st, 2016

Speaker:
Markus Feilner – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91546

In this session we will suggest a new approach to documentation, breaking the perception that a rolling release cannot be documented. Forums, mailing lists, wikis, release notes, Git commit comments, QA tools like Open QA or the SUSE Build Service and many more sources deliver an abundance of resources that offer indicators for documentation. However the data is neither collected nor structured nor viewed at all, mostly because everybody thinks it’s a tedious work. But modern knowledge management tools can collect the data, analyze and structure it, add semantics and put it into a format that a community, a company or an OSS corporation can benefit from – receiving a usable basis for further work with minimal human input.

Imagine a website like Stackoverflow or Reddit (but open source and company-independent) with automated input, but ranked by interest (views), helpfulness and discussion thread length. The input triggers could become an open project, like Open QA’s tests. A “Doc Gardener” could then pick up the most important tasks and move them to openSUSE wiki or Enterprise Documentation, at the same time helping the community and spotting pain points of the community.

DevOps: SUSE’s Innovative Tools Driving your CI/CD Future

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Jeff Price – SUSE
Cameron Seader – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91504

Whether you think you have DevOps or you’re thinking of having a more DevOps-focused infrastructure, there are always gaps to fill and processes that can be more refined to adapt and respond to your business needs and growth. Come and hear how SUSE innovation around DevOps can help fill those gaps and get you on your way to a better future for your CI/CD needs today.

Let’s talk about the tools, the applications and the processes, and discover together what you really need today. We will discuss tools such as OBS, Jenkins, SUSE Studio, Kiwi, Docker (Microservices), Software Defined Storage (Ceph), OpenStack, and many others which will help forge your path to success.

OpenStack Shared Filesystems Management (Manila)

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Cameron Seader – SUSE
Anika Suri – NetApp

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91502

Manila is the OpenStack shared filesystem service that was announced in September of 2013. In January 2015 it became an officially incubated OpenStack program. Now with the current stable release in Liberty, Manila is providing the management of file shares (for example, NFS and CIFS) as a core service to OpenStack. Manila currently works with a variety of vendors, including NetApp, Red Hat Storage (GlusterFS), EMC, IBM GPFS, Hitachi, HPE, and on a base Linux NFS server.

In this session, we will provide an introduction to the Manila file share service, a description of the logical architecture of Manila and its API structure, examples of use cases, an exploration of what’s coming in mitaka from share replication, LVM, CephFS and data copy service. We will also include a brief demo.

VMware is Here to Stay; How to Integrate it with OpenStack

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Simon Briggs – SUSE
Orhan Alici – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91501

Your VMware environment is here to stay, but you want to take advantage of the CI/CD that OpenStack can give you, as well as the flexibility for your future innovation and project needs.

Come and learn how to integrate VMware with OpenStack. We will touch on the various available drivers from Cinder connecting to VMware, Nova using the vCenter Driver, and Glance connecting to VMware. You will come away with everything you need to know to begin setting up and integrating OpenStack with VMware.

Live Patching Demo: Keep SAP Running When Patching the Linux Kernel

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Hannes Kühnemund – SUSE
Martin Zikmund – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91496

SUSE is the operating system market leader for SAP HANA. SUSE is also leading in the area of dynamic software updates, a technology allowing administrators to patch systems without the need of an application restart or even reboot. The Live Patching technology allows you to update the Linux Kernel without a reboot. But how does it work, what are the benefits and what does it look like when live patching the Linux Kernel powering an SAP system? This session provides a quick overview on the topic and then demonstrates the technology with a full blown SAP system on top.

Docker + Ceph = Happiness

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Dan Elder – Novacoast
John Walls – Novacoast

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91467

Docker and other container technologies offer an exciting path forward to modernize application architectures around microservices and stateless environments. This allows for all kinds of security benefits (which we’ll discuss), but your data still needs to live somewhere and be accessible everywhere. Ceph is an ideal software defined storage platform for keeping your valuable data accessible to your Docker environment particularly with technologies like CephFS now part of SUSE Enterprise Storage. It’s easier than ever to build out a robust storage environment for container-based workloads. In this session, we’ll show you how.

Popular Use Cases of SUSE Manager in Heterogeneous Environments

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Dobrin Dobrev – SUSE
Joachim Werner – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91318

This session will present some typical real-life scenarios where we demonstrate the power of using APIs, SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center and other ways of integration in SUSE Manager. We will also provide starting points and hints which may be helpful for your own work.

Managing RH/Centos with SUSE Manager

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Donald Vosburg – SUSE
Gokhan Cetinkaya – SUSE

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91274

From the beginning SUSE Manager has been able to manage more than just SLE systems. With SUSE Manager 3 we can integrate with RH and CentOS systems well.

Get insight into how this can be done, along with tips and tricks from customer experiences that can help make it a reality for you. Slides and live demo will add to this discussion.

Don Vosburg has worked with integrating non-SUSE distributions in SUSE Manager for years, and brings a depth and breadth to the topic.

Non-disruptive Upgrade to SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Nanuk Krinner – SUSE Linux GmbH
Rick Salevsky – SUSE Linux GmbH

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91266

Upgrading a huge software stack is always a big problem in a production environment with many services relying on the availability of the software stack. This problem can often be experienced while upgrading SUSE OpenStack Cloud in production environments. To minimize the downtime, upgrading from SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 to SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 and future releases will be made non-disruptive for the important services. But every Cloud deployment and use case is different, and this implies that every upgrade will be a little different from others.

This talk will give an overview of the recommended preparations and requirements to make the upgrade as smooth as possible. Beside this, we will also show the different ways that an Administrator can upgrade the Cloud.

One for All: Deploying OpenStack, Ceph or Cloud Foundry with a Unified Deployment Tool

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December 1st, 2016

Speakers:
Nanuk Krinner – SUSE Linux GmbH
Rick Salevsky – SUSE Linux GmbH

Recorded at SUSECON 2016 as session TUT91248

Deploying production-ready OpenStack is a complex process that asks for a lot of knowledge. Next to OpenStack other services often exist in a data center which have different constraints. A unified deployment tool significantly reduces the workload for operators and developers.

Crowbar is a mature and extensible Open Source provisioning framework wich makes it easy to rapidly and flexibly deploy OpenStack clouds, Ceph storage setups or other software stacks like Cloud Foundry on OpenStack onto bare metal. It also can utilize different architectures like x86 or z Systems and platforms like Linux distributions or Microsoft Windows.

This session will explain the Crowbar architecture and how to easily build custom plugins to integrate third party applications. It will offer an outlook at the future of the project and how to become part of the community to contribute and influence the direction of the project.

Crowbar source code and documentation are available from https://github.com/crowbar

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