Last week I participated of FISL conference from 3th to 6th July 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, having around 8.000
participants. The registered audience includes community, developers, companies,
students, universities and government institutions.
oVirt activities during FISL
This year we had a lot of people interested about oVirt (yes, the
project is growing pretty fast here in LATAM) visiting our booth and
we learning about the project, the features and hearing what they can
expect in the upcoming releases.
We also had talks about oVirt and Virtualization ecosystem in
oVirt Community update
Speakers: Amador Pahim (left), Marcelo Barbosa (Fedora Ambassador and local oVirt community), Douglas Landgraf (right)
At the beggining we had only Red Hatters involved in this talk, but we
invited Marcelo since he is a oVirt/Fedora passionated contributor
which has been promoting and testing it in his free time.
The audience was a mixed between people that want to learn about oVirt
and people that already uses oVirt, some of attending includes
computer science students, HP Brazil, Brazilian govern institute,
Brazilian Colleges and so on.
We started the talk introducing oVirt, telling what is it about,
explaining the architecture, features, supported components (storage,
domain controllers, etc.) etc. We also described supported
installation process and we used the remaining time for a demo and to
answer audience questions.
In the end, people started asking how to migrate from a Vmware/Vshere
scenario (Yes, we do. See v2v tool). Mental note for upcoming events:
Work in a talk to explain this tools in depth.
Ovirt + Gluster
Speaker: Theron Conrey (Red Hat)
One of the greatest talks in our opinion, because Theron provived an
excellent overview of Cloud Computing and explained how to build one
Spacewalk & oVirt
Speakers: Marcelo Mello and Amador Pahim (from Red Hat)
Another great talk, where Marcelo and Amador made Spacewalk/oVirt work
together in a demo for provisioning a environment capable to scale
based on the demand.
KVM - Ademar Reis
Ademar provided an excellent report about KVM/libvirt/qemu recent
enhancements and what the can be expected in Virtualization field for
Additionally, Theron (left), Ademar (center) and John Mark Walker talked about virtualization in a booth.
oVirt Features 3.1 -> 3.2
Speakers: Douglas, Amador Pahim (from Red Hat), Marcelo Barbosa
(Fedora Ambassador and local oVirt community)
We used this talk to present a list of features from oVirt to 3.1 to
3.2, including some demos.
Fabiano Franz talked about OpenShift in the main track/booth a lot of people interested about openshift. Diane Mueller provided a demo in our booth.
Besides the talks above, we also presented small quick version of the
talks at the booth for those ones which were interested on attending
it. There were also many other talks about virtualization projects
sponsored by Red Hat in main conference program, presented by other
people and companies.
I'd like to thank all people involved on it (too many names to list here) but specially Leonardo Menezes Vaz and Leslie Hawthorn which worked hard to have our space/booth and all stuff ready for this event.
See you there next year!