Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your OpenStack labs

summit-labsThis year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your OpenStack labs experience. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most out of your Red Hat OpenStack product.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

L103175 – Deploy Ceph Rados Gateway as a replacement for OpenStack Swift

Come learn about these new features in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10: There is now full support for Ceph Rados Gateway, and “composable roles” let administrators deploy services in a much more flexible way. Ceph capabilities are no longer limited to block only. With a REST object API, you are now able to store and consume your data through a RESTful interface, just like Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift. Ceph Rados Gateway has a 99.9% API compliance with Amazon S3, and it can communicate with the Swift API. In this lab, you’ll tackle the REST object API use case, and to get the most of your Ceph cluster, you’ll learn how to use Red Hat OpenStack Platform director to deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform with dedicated Rados Gateways nodes.

Instructors: Sebastien Han, Gregory Charot, Cyril Lopez

 

L104387 – Hands on for the first time with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

In this lab, an instructor will lead you in configuring and running core OpenStack services in a Red Hat OpenStack Platform environment. We’ll also cover authentication, compute, networking, and storage. If you’re new to Red Hat OpenStack Platform, this session is for you.

Instructors: Rhys Oxenham, Jacob Liberman, Guil Barros

 

L102852 – Hands on with Red Hat OpenStack Platform director

Red Hat OpenStack Platform director is a tool set for installing and managing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. In this two-hour instructor-led lab, you will deploy and configure a Red Hat OpenStack Platform cloud using OpenStack Platform director. This will be a self-paced, hands-on lab, and it’ll include both the command line and graphical user interfaces. You’ll also learn, in an interactive session, about the architecture and approach of Red Hat OpenStack Platform director.

Instructors: Rhys Oxenham, Jacob Liberman

 

L104665 – The Ceph power show—hands on with Ceph

Join our Ceph architects and experts for this guided, hands-on lab with Red Hat Ceph Storage. You’ll get an expert introduction to Ceph concepts and features, followed by a series of live interactive modules to gain some experience. This lab is perfect for users of all skills, from beginners to experienced users who want to explore advanced features of OpenStack storage. You’ll get some credits to the Red Hat Ceph Storage Test Drive portal that can be used later to learn and evaluate Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. You’ll leave this session having a better understanding of Ceph architecture and concepts, with experience on Red Hat Ceph Storage, and the confidence to install, set up, and provision Ceph in your own environment.

Instructors: Karan Singh, Kyle Bader, Daniel Messer

As you can see, there is plenty of OpenStack in these hands-on labs to get you through the week and hope to welcome you to one or more of the labs!