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FISL15 - oVirt report

Last week I participated of FISL conference from 7th to 10th May in Porto
Alegre/Brazil with Red Hat team and Fedora community to promote oVirt
and cloud technologies, below my view of these days.

For those who never heard about FISL, it is the largest FOSS events in
LATAM and one of the largest in the world, this year they had 6.017
participants according with official report. The registered audience
includes community, developers, companies,
students, colleges and government institutions.

oVirt Community update

This year we had a special guest Brian Proffitt, the Technical
Community Manager of oVirt. He joined our troop which contained
Amador Pahim (Red Hat), Marcelo Barbosa (Community member) and myself
(Red Hat) to demostrate and talk about oVirt.

Below the talks during our community update:

- oVirt Overview - Amador Pahim



- The Road Ahead for the oVirt Community - Brian Proffitt



- Installation Process - Marcelo Barbosa



- Hot Features in current version - Amador Pahim



- v2v Migrating virtual machines to oVirt - Douglas Landgraf




The feedback was very positive, people often raised hands to make
questions during all presentations. As expected, we knew some
faces in the crowd from previous years of community update and
we are glad to have such people year after year sharing
their thoughts and needs.

Some highlights that I would like to point are:

- New users from VMWare want to migrate to oVirt. Year after year we
always have people asking how to migrate from VMWare environment to oVirt.
Two special cases this time, one from Brazilian government and other from private
company which are looking for a open source solution to a
possible migration of 400 VMware guests.

- Questions about ipv6 support

- A developer from community want to make oVirt run in Slackware and
will join forces to us.

- A teacher from Brazillian Computer Science college shared that he
has a student doing his Conclusion work about oVirt and asked if
we are interested about it. I replied instantly that we are and can
help him with any information that he needs.

- User reporting that he has oVirt and RHEV running in their
environment. RHEV as main platform to their customers and oVirt
for the development phase of their product.

To close the oVirt participation in the event with the gold key we had
Brian Proffitt in: oVirt: How to Connect with a Really Mature Open Source Project.



A brillant talk showing the history of oVirt and RHEV from the early days as commercial and closed
solution to acquisition of Qumranet by Red hat. For me it was very cool to remember these
early days which I was part of it.

All slides will be available here: http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_Slide_Decks

Thanks again to all oVirt troop guys which spend 3 full days sharing
the knowledge to oVirt users and to Leonardo Vaz to make the booth happen.
See you there next year!

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