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Gluster Workshop [clear filter]
Thursday, November 8

9:00am CET

The State of the Gluster Community - John Mark Walker, Red Hat

GlusterFS is a popular, software-only distributed storage system and the lynchpin of the Gluster community. Every day, more users and developers come to appreciate the simplicity, ease of use, and flexibilty of scale-out storage, GlusterFS style. In this talk, attendees will learn about the project's history, what's new and what is coming just around the corner.


John Mark Walker

Gluster Community Guy, Red Hat
John Mark is an experienced veteran of all things open source and a  self-described agitprop, agitator and advocate for those who volunteer  countless, unpaid hours for a particular project or community. He first  fell down the slippery slope of open source as a web developer at... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am CET
Vivaldi I

10:00am CET

GlusterFS in High Availability Clusters: Integration with the Pacemaker HA Stack - Florian Haas, Hastexo

The Corosync/Pacemaker high availability stack is the leading HA environment on the Linux platform and will be the single supported HA stack in RHEL 7. This session outlines the current status of GlusterFS integration with Pacemaker, and ongoing improvements. Attendees will learn how to use GlusterFS as a distributed, scalable storage layer for Pacemaker clusters, as well as managing GlusterFS deployment with Pacemaker itself.


Florian Haas

CEO, Principal Consultant, Hastexo
Florian is a Linux high availability and storage  specialist, experienced technical consultant, seasoned training instructor, and technical writer.Florian has previously presented at LinuxCon North America and Europe, linux.conf.au, the OpenStack Design Summit and Conferences, and... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am CET
Vivaldi I

11:00am CET

Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 11:15am CET

11:15am CET

Integrating GlusterFS, oVirt and KVM - Vijay Bellur, Red Hat

GlusterFS is a distributed file system that can scale to several PetaBytes. oVirt is a management platform for Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM) and can be used to manage GlusterFS as well.

This presentation will discuss integration of KVM and GlusterFS through various mechanisms like: 

  • GlusterFS's FUSE based native protocol
  • Qemu and libglusterfsclient 

Details on how both file and block based interfaces can be presented to  host KVM images from GlusterFS will be provided. 

The presentation will then talk about how oVirt can be used to provision GlusterFS volumes and how such volumes can then be used for hosting KVM  images. Configuration details of both these features from oVirt would be  presented.

The benefits emerging from integration of these projects would be highlighted as well. 


Vijay Bellur

Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat
Vijay Bellur works as a Senior Principal Engineer with Red Hat. He is a  co-maintainer for the upstream GlusterFS project and was an architect at  Gluster before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2011. He has been involved  with building enterprise storage and scalable distributed... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 11:15am - 12:15pm CET
Vivaldi I

12:15pm CET

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:15pm - 1:15am CET

12:45pm CET

(Lunch & Learn) The Disperse Translator: A Tradeoff Between Striped and Replicated - Ramon Selga & Xavier Hernandaz, Datalab

Nowadays it's critical to keep information in a safe place whatever the contingency that may happen. However physical storage do fail and all its data can be lost. There exists multiple alternatives to mitigate this problem, like RAID1, RAID5 and some others. These were designed for local physical disks but the theory behind them can be exported to other scenarios.

GlusterFS has a built-in translator, called AFR or replicate, that implements the concept of a RAID1 but with a configurable number of replicas. Our disperse translator integrates the RAID5 concept into the GlusterFS stack, allowing a configurable level of reliability, i.e. support for a configurable number of failed nodes without loss of service. It's aimed to provide equivalent reliability to GlusterFS as AFR but using a fraction of the network bandwith and the storage capacity, using an optimized version of an IDA (Information Dispersal Algorithm).


Xavier Hernandez

R&D Developer, Datalab
He is a computer science engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He has been working over 15 years on the IT services sector providing indepth support on a wide range of technologies. He's specialized on low level systems knowlegde and development. Currently he's... Read More →

Ramon Selga

CEO, Datalab
He is a telecommunications engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He is one of the founder partners of Datalab S.L. 32 years ago, and currently he holds the CEO position. He has a broad knowledge about state of the art software and hardware solutions and a good background... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm CET
Vivaldi I

1:15pm CET

Enabling GlusterFS for Virtualization Use - M. Mohan Kumar, IBM

This talk will focus on GlusterFS as a QEMU block backend which forms the basis of positioning GlusterFS as a storage backend for QEMU/KVM virtualization stack.
This talk will also cover Block Device translator for GlusterFS, which enables GlusterFS to work with block devices, the advantages, current limitations & status of this work and how  this fits into the overall goal of making GlusterFS virtualization ready.
Virtualization and Storage administrators, GlusterFS developers as well as users of KVM virtualization will benefit from this talk.


M. Mohan Kumar

M. Mohan Kumar is an open source developer working at IBM Linux Technology Center, India. He has contributed to various components of Linux ecosystem including kexec (fast boot), kdump (kernel crash dump mechanism) for PowerPC, 9p file system and QEMU. Prior to IBM he has worked... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm CET
Vivaldi I

2:15pm CET

GlusterFS Demos: Getting Started in a Flash, UFO, & Wireshark - Eco Wilson & Niels de Vos, Red Hat

Gluster experts Eco Willson and Niels de Vos will show off GlusterFS' ease of use and extensibility. Eco will kick things off with a quick start install and then proceed to a demonstration of our Unified File and Object (UFO) storage. UFO is a hybrid solution that allows you to access your existing data simultaneously via traditional filesystems and via the OpenStack SWIFT API's. Next, Niels de Vos will demonstrate how he integrated GlusterFS and Wireshark and how to add this integration to your security toolkit. Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer, letting you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.


Niels de Vos, Red Hat

Biography coming soon.

Eco Wilson

Red Hat
Eco serves as the technical liason to the Gluster community on Red Hat's  Open Source and Standards Team. Prior to the company's acquisition by  Red Hat in 2011, he was Jack of All Trades, Master of Customer Happiness  at Gluster, Inc. Eco's specialities include DevOps, virtualization... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm CET
Vivaldi I

3:15pm CET

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm CET
Vivaldi I

3:30pm CET

GlusterFS for SysAdmin - Dustin Black, Red Hat

GlusterFS represents a dramatic departure  from traditional backend storage solutions. In this talk, attendees will  get a technical dive into GlusterFS from the SysAdmin perspective,  including a study of implementation scenarios. We'll explore such topics  as enterprise storage strategy, data access methods, the elegant  simplicity of scaling both out and up, the strength of redundancy and  fault tolerance, and ways to boost performance.


Dustin Black

Red hat
Dustin is a Red Hat Certified Architect and a senior member of Red Hat's Global Support Services group. He has more than a decade of  experience in engineering complex systems to meet stringent business  requirements. He fully believes that his biggest assets are the smart  people... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm CET
Vivaldi I

4:30pm CET

On-demand File Caching with GlusterFS - Gustavo Bervian Brand, SCALUS Project

Gluster  has a big users community and seems to be a good alternative  to easily test any concept through its stackable translators approach.  On the other hand, the current Distributed File Systems design has not  really evolved and modern solutions still rely on an old metadata and  I/O servers model. From our point of view, this model does not take into  account the infrastructure’s physical topology, leading to expensive  network communications that limit the performance and the scalability of  the system. In this talk we'll discuss our  impressions/advantages/problems of using Gluster when trying to develop a  prototype that aims at reducing the traffic to the minimal needs and  keep the applications performance over multiple sites.


Gustavo Bervian Brand

Gustavo Brand is engaged on a PhD within the European Scalus project, focused on how applications  get impacted when being used over multiple sites running Distributed File Systems. He likes to code in C and C++ and previously worked as  a storage firmware engineer at Hewlett Packard... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm CET
Vivaldi I