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Wednesday, November 7
 

9:00am

Keynote: Avi Kivity, Red Hat

Abstract coming soon.


Speakers
AK

Avi Kivity

Avi Kivity started writing KVM in mid-2006, never suspecting that it would still be unfinished in 2012. Has has been working as KVM co-maintainer for Qumranet and Red Hat.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:00am - 9:15am
Ambar

9:00am

Opening Remarks
Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:00am - 9:15am
Cristal

9:15am

For Performance and Latency, Not for Fun - Jan Kiszka, Siemens

We are writing the year 2012, and QEMU is still facing a challenge the Linux kernel already overcame: the BQL (Big QEMU Lock). This lock limits both scaling of userspace I/O paths and affects their latency, also preventing the use of QEMU for hard or even soft real-time workloads.

This talk will refresh the problem statement, analyze achievements of the last year and then look into current proposals to proceed with breaking the BQL. Aspects to be covered are

  • abstractions and locking models for MMIO/PIO dispatching
  • locking and execution models for devices and backends
  • conversion strategies (stepwise lock break-downs vs. early cut-through, full vs. selective conversions)
  • device/backend candidates for early adoption

The presentation will be enriched with traps and pitfalls discovered via prototype implementations in the past year and shall trigger further discussions & ideas.


Speakers
JK

Jan Kiszka

Jan Kiszka is working as consultant and software engineer in the competence center for embedded Linux at Siemens Corporate Technology. He is supporting Siemens sectors with adapting and enhancing open source as platform for their products. For customer pr


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am
Ambar

9:15am

oVirt Introduction + Demo - Andrew Cathrow, Red Hat
Speakers
AC

Andrew Cathrow

Biography coming soon.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:15am - 11:15am
Cristal

10:00am

Break
Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer

10:30am

KVM Scalability: Preparing for big SMP VMs - Andrew Theurer, IBM

KVM has a lot of experience and has done quite well in some common virtualization use cases, like server consolidation, but we are observing an increasing demand for big SMP VMs and resource heavy enterprise workloads. These conditions exercise KVM in different ways, requiring dozens of vCPUs, terabytes of memory, and thousands of IOPs, sometimes within just one VM. This talk will discuss our experience of analyzing multiple workloads in big VM configurations.

This talk is intended for both KVM developers, to discuss what we can do to improve large VM performance, and for KVM users, to show current best practices. The audience should have a good technical background in virtualization and ideally some familiarity with enterprise workloads.


Speakers
AT

Andrew Theurer

Andrew works for IBM in the Linux Technology Center and concentrates on performance analysis of Linux and KVM. Andrew\'s recent work involves a major focus on leveraging KVM in Cloud computing. Previously, he has worked on other virtualization technologies


Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Ambar

11:15am

Integrated Testing in QEMU - An Overview of qtest and qemu-test - Anthony Liguori, IBM

This talk will provide an overview of the two new testing frameworks in QEMU: qtest and qemu-test. I will discuss how to construct tests using qtest including walking through an example and will also cover how to write tests using qemu-test. Finally, the talk will outline my plans for requiring test cases from future contributions.

This talk will target current and future QEMU contributors. The expectation is that the audience has pre-existing knowledge of QEMU internals.


Speakers
AL

Anthony Liguori

Anthony is an upstream maintainer and project leader of QEMU and long time contributor to both KVM and Xen. He works at IBM\'s Linux Technology Center.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Ambar

11:15am

oVirt Node Architecture Design and Roadmap - Michael Burns, Red Hat

This talk will dive into the architecture and design of oVirt Node with discussions of it’s major features. We’ll look at the different aspects of the image including deployment methods, extensibility, and advantages and disadvantages of this packaging model. We’ll also explore some of the major recent additions, like plugin support and Stateless operation, as well as some of the features that are on our current roadmap.

This talk is primarily an overview. It's geared toward people looking to deploy, use, or extend ovirt-node.


Speakers
MB

Michael Burns

Mike Burns is a software engineer working for Red Hat. He is currently the Tech Lead for oVirt Node and RHEV Hypervisor. He is the current Project Manager for oVirt, responsible for project direction and organization. He has spoken at a number of oVirt Wo


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Cristal

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Foyer

1:00pm

oVirt High-Level Architecture & Roadmap - Itamar Heim, Red Hat

oVirt provides data center virtualization management capabilities. In this session Itamar Heim will review the architecture and components comprising oVirt. The architecture review will continue the oVirt overview session, focusing on the roles and interactions of the engine, ui, vdsm, node, etc.


Speakers
IH

Itamar Heim

Itamar Heim leads the virtualization management group in Red Hat developing the open source oVirt set of projects and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization\nPrior to this Role Itamar worked on architecture and technology as a Consulting Software Engineer in Re


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Cristal

1:00pm

KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V Enlightenments - Vadim Rozenfeld, Red Hat

Enlightenments are enhancements made to the operating system to help reduce the cost of certain operating system functions. Presently, all recent Microsoft OSes support Hyper-V enlightened I/O and hypervisor aware kernels. Number of Hyper-V Enlightenments, like virtual APIC, spinlocks and invariant TSC can be implemented in KVM.

This presentation should be interesting to a wide audience, but mostly targeted to developers.


Speakers
VR

Vadim Rozenfeld

I\'ve been working at Red Hat / Qumranet since 2007 as a full-time Software Engineer. My primary interest and responsibilities are development kernel mode drivers for Windows operating systems running on top of KVM.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ambar

1:00pm

QOM Vadis? Taking Objects to CPU and Beyond - Andreas Färber, SUSE

Anthony Liguori has contributed the QEMU Object Model (QOM) as new infrastructure for device modeling and inspection at the beginning of this year. Highlight some of the changes for device authors this requires and provide an outlook of what new possibilities this offers over former qdev. Focus of this talk will be my ongoing CPU remodeling - vision, achievements for v1.1 and v1.2, next goals.

I assume that Anthony will say some words about QOM in his key note. This presentation will not cover the why/how but rather the how-to and where-to for device authors in the status quo as well as some DOs and DON'Ts concerning CPU*State for all contributors. Depending on upstream progress this talk might also cover a brief overview of differences between softmmu and linux-user wrt CPU. I don't plan to go into x86 CPU hotplug details, that could well be covered by Igor/Eduardo in a separate talk.


Speakers
AF

Andreas Färber

SUSE
Andreas is a Virtualization Expert, Server Department, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

1:40pm

Deep Dive Features: Network - - Simon Grinberg, Red Hat

This talk covers major network related enhancement from oVirt 3.0 to the upcoming oVirt 3.2. Starting from the 3.0 supported host's networking topology up to the 3.2 topology while going over the new drag and drop user interface, infrastructure, and features.


Speakers
SG

Simon Grinberg

Biography coming soon.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:40pm - 2:20pm
Cristal

1:45pm

Linux bridging: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks - Stephen Hemminger

The current Linux bridging code is over 12 years old but it has evolved into a major component of many virtualized cloud infrastructures. This talk will cover recently added feature. The presentation will also announce several new security features that protect the network from hostile guests. Several other software networking solutions like macvlan and Openvswitch will also be discussed.

This is a technical talk intended at developers familiar with networking and/or virtualization.


Speakers
SH

Stephen Hemminger

Stephen is a kernel and networking engineer at Vyatta. He has worked on projects integrating TCP congestion control, bridging, network emulation and network drivers. Because he has integrated so many networking pieces, he anointed himself Network Plumber.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Ambar

1:45pm

QIDL: An Embedded Language to Serialize Guest Data Structures for Live Migration - MIchael Roth, IBM

QEMU has supported live migration for several years now, but maintaining backward/forward migration compatibility between versions has been a challenge due to the close coupling of it's network protocol to the data structures representing migratable guest state, which are prone to change as new features are added and code is refactored.

The QEMU Interface Description Language, QIDL, is a simple language that can be used to annotate data structures so that we can easily serialize them into arbitrary formats, including dynamic data structures which can be manipulated at runtime.

This talk provides an overview of QIDL, and explores how we can leverage the data structures it generates to improve live-migration compatibility by better decoupling the network protocol from QEMU's internal representations of guest state.


Speakers
MR

Michael Roth

Michael Roth is a software engineer at IBM\'s Linux Technology Center. He has spent the last few years there working on open-source virtualization solutions, and also leverages QEMU/KVM at home for important tasks such as playing Diablo 3 on his linux PC.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

2:20pm

Deep Dive Features: Storage - Andrew Cathrow, Red Hat

Deep dive to recently added storage features in ovirt (hot plug disk, live snapshot, storage live migration, shared disk, posix domains, nfs v4 and domain options, floating disks, direct lun, multiple storage domains, etc.).


Speakers
AC

Andrew Cathrow

Biography coming soon.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Cristal

2:30pm

KVM in the Enterprise: An Early Adopter's Take - Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao, NTT

As early adopters we have seen KVM mature very rapidly from almost its inception to the point that it now offers a very solid foundation for the datacenter and the cloud. That said, using KVM in the enterprise can be a rough ride at times, due to both KVM-specific issues and a virtualization ecosystem still very much in flux. In this talk we will discuss the types of problems we faced a how we can avoid them or mitigate them in the future.

This hopefully of interest to both developers and IT architects.


Speakers
FL

Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao

Fernando is a Linux developer based in Tokyo. His currents interests include virtualization, data center bridging technologies, and high performance networking and storage systems. He is currently a principal software engineer at NTT Open Software Center


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ambar

2:30pm

Live Migration: Even faster, Now With a Dedicated Thread! - Orit Wasserman, Red Hat

In this session we cover two aspects of live migration:

  • We discuss the work of moving the execution of outgoing live migration to a separate dedicated thread in QEMU.
  • Using a separate thread for live migration reduces contention with the IO thread and vcpus which results in higher throughput and more reliable downtime.

We analyze Live Migration performance state:

  • Performance on very large guests and the issues we encounter with such a guest. This discussion will include convergence and actual downtime (compared to user configured downtime). 
  • Live migration effects on the running guest (downtime and performance impact on the guest workload)
  • Resource consumption (network bandwidth and CPU usage)

Speakers
OW

Orit Wasserman

Orit is a senior software engineer on the Red Hat virtualization team where she works on QEMU/KVM live migration. Previously she worked on nested virtualization on Intel x86 (nested VMX) for KVM at IBM Haifa Research Labs. Prior to that Orit was engaged i


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

3:00pm

Break
Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

Qemu USB Status Report 2012, Gerd Hoffman, Red Hat

This talk gives an overview on the state of the qemu usb subsystem. What happened last year? What are the plans for the future? Where do we stand in terms of USB 3.0 support?


Speakers
GH

Gerd Hoffmann

Gerd Hoffmann is working on virtualization. He started a few years back with user mode linux. Later the focus shifted to Xen. Nowdays he is working on qemu and kvm for the Red Hat emerging technologies group. Currently his main focus is spice support for


Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ambar

3:30pm

Yabusame Update on Postcopy Live Migration for QEMU/KVM - Isaku Yamahata, VA Linux Systems Japan K.K.

Postcopy live migration is yet another migration mechanism that allows users to change the execution host of a VM within one second while keeping visible disruption to a minimum. In addition, the whole migration process is basically shorter than normal live migration. It will provide great benefits for load balancing and energy savings using VMs. We have developed postcopy live migration whose quality is for production use and have evaluated its characteristic. Especially our implementation takes advantage of asynchronous page fault features which can't be utilized by precopy approach.

In this talk, I show new evaluation results of postcopy live migration and our analysis. The target audience is virtualization developers and advanced users who is looking for new features.


Speakers
IY

Isaku Yamahata

Isaku Yamahata has been working on virtualization development for more than past 6 years for VA Linux Systems Japan K.K.\nHe has contributed greatly to qemu, kvm and xen community. His major contribution to Linux is pv_ops and xen support to Linux especial


Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

3:30pm

Hands-On Install & Play Lab

Come and discover first-hand oVirt during this practical lab session. oVirt community members will be on-hand to help guide you through the oVirt management interface, running off your oVirt Live USB key. To use oVirt effectively during the lab, you will need a laptop, with a 64-bit processor including AMD-v or VT-x virtualization extensions. We recommend a minimum of 4GB memory for good performance of the live system.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Cristal

4:00pm

How to Use KVM's Reverse Mappings to Improve Scalability - Takuya Yoshikawa, NTT

This presentation first introduces what we have achieved using KVM's reverse mappings: fast dirty logging and scalable algorithm for invalidating huge pages. The former is important for live migration and the latter is used by mmu_notifier.

Then, after explaining what was the key to achieving these, we talk about what we can expect from reverse mappings and what we should care about to make our system scalable.

Finally, we present our idea of using reverse mappings more to improve the scalability of live migration. This will become more important when QEMU's dirty bitmap refactoring is completed.


Speakers
TY

Takuya Yoshikawa

Takuya Yoshikawa has been working for NTT Open Source Software Center for four years as a Linux engineer to support and promote the use of Linux, including KVM based virtualization, in the NTT Group. In addition, he is actively contributing to KVM develop


Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

4:00pm

Spice Status Update - Hans de Goede, Red Hat

Spice, the opensource remote virtual desktop protocol, aims to provide a complete open source solution for interaction with virtualized desktop devices. As such Spice is undergoing rapid development atm. This talk will look back at what has been achieved the last year, and look forward to what the Spice team plans to work on for the coming year.

The talk is for developers and users who are using Spice, plan to deploy Spice in the future, or are interested in Spice in general. The audience is expected to be familiar with generic virtualization concepts, but no deep technical knowledge is required.


Speakers
HD

Hans de Goede

Hans has been a Linux developer since 1996, working for Red Hat\nsince 2008. He primarily works on Linux webcam support and USB redirection for virtual machines, at both the userspace and kernel level.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ambar

4:30pm

A New Chipset for Qemu - Intel's Q35 - Jason Baron, Red Hat

Qemu is currently based upon a Pentium Pro chipset, which was first released in 1996. It still continues to serve us quite well, but there are a number of limitations, especially in the PCI space. I am currently updating a patchset first brought forward by Isaku Ymahata to add a new machine model based on Intel's Q35 chipset. I will discuss the new features that Q35 introduces, including the topology, the chipset devices, and the pci express features (aer, ari, hotplug, power management). I will provide an update on its status - testing, performance, and any remaining merge hurdles.

The intended audience is qemu/kvm developers. I'd like to get them interested in the new chipset, and and to suggest potential new development areas that Q35 opens.


Speakers
JB

Jason Baron

Jason currently works on Red Hat\'s Virtualization Team. In a prior life, he was the RHEL kernel maintainer. Jason is currently hacking on a new chipset model for qemu - Intel\'s Q35 chipet, which brings in pcie support. He is also working on pci bridge hot


Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

4:30pm

New Features in libguestfs and the Virt Tools - Richard Jones, Red Hat

Libguestfs is a C library that provides a way to access and modify virtual machine disk images. It uses qemu and the Linux kernel, so we can manipulate just about any disk image, filesystem, partitioning scheme, LVM, Windows disks, and more. Above this layer are many specialized "virt-*" tools for carrying out specific tasks. In this talk, Richard Jones will give a live demonstration of libguestfs and the virt tools, and talk about the new features available in libguestfs 1.20.


Speakers
RJ

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is a developer at Red Hat, currently working on tools to make life for the administrators of virtual machines easier.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ambar

5:00pm

Building Application Sandboxes on Top of KVM or LXC Using libvirt - Daniel Berrange, Red Hat

Historically most usage of virtualization has focused on running entire operating systems in virtual machines or containers. The libvirt-sandbox toolkit builds on libvirt, KVM & LXC, to provide a high level API and command line tools to facilitate the use of virtualization as a technology for creating secure application sandboxes, without the burden of maintaining additional OS installations. The talk will cover the architecture of the sandbox technology, the challenges faced in its design & implementation, use cases it can address and the scope for future development. 

The talk is suitable for a broad audience, covering system administrators, application developers & virtualization platform developers. A basic understanding of virtualization and security concepts is assumed. The audience will learn what capabilities the API & tools provide & how they can be applied to their environment


Speakers
DB

Daniel Berrange

Daniel has been a software developer working on open source projects for Red Hat since 2002. For the last 7 years his primary role has been as a technical lead on the libvirt project and architect of related virtualization tools building on libvirt with K


Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Ambar

5:00pm

KVM autotest - It's not Just a QA Tool Anymore - Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues, Red Hat

KVM autotest is a large set of functional and performance tests for KVM (both kernel and userspace). The design goals of the project were to provide infrastructure to perform extensive and systematic tests, and it's largely considered a QA only affair.

However, during the last couple of years, we've been working on bringing the benefits of this flexible test framework for developers, a fundamentally different use case. This required re-thinking the structure of the project.

This presentation aims to show the work that has been done in making the tests more approachable and useable for KVM developers:
Separation of tests from autotest core

  • Exposing APIs for convenient use on external test scripts
  • Abstract concepts that are not entirely necessary for a casual developer to make use of autotest (such as configuration files)

We'll talk about what was done and what's on the pipeline, with a demo.


Speakers
LM

Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues

Lucas is a Red Hat software engineer, specialized in test automation development. He is one of the upstream maintainers of the autotest project (http://autotest.github.com/), a framework to perform automated regression and performance testing under the li


Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
L'ARIA Restaurant

5:30pm

BoFs
Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Cristal

5:30pm

oVirt Demo
Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Ambar
 
Thursday, November 8
 

9:00am

Keynote: Anthony Liguori, IBM

Abstract coming soon.


Speakers
AL

Anthony Liguori

Anthony is an upstream maintainer and project leader of QEMU and long time contributor to both KVM and Xen. He works at IBM\'s Linux Technology Center.


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:15am
Rubi

9:00am

Opening Remarks
Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:15am
Ambar

9:15am

Virtio & Networking Status and Challenges - Michael S. Tsirkin, Red Hat

This talk will present a high level description of current work on virtio, vhost - in general with focus on paravirtualized networking in particular.
The talk will start with a quick overview of a paravirtualized networking in KVM. It will next describe new enhancements in this field developed in the last year, most of them performance-related.

The talk will include a description of upcoming challenges in enhancing paravirtualized
networking in KVM.

For a selected subset of the enhancements the talk will include some background and motivation, an architecture-level view of the implementation
and a short description of the benefits to the user.

The talk is targeted at developers with high level understanding of KVM and networking, and interest in their internals.


Speakers
MS

Michael S. Tsirkin

I work on KVM for Red Hat. My current projects are enhancements to virtio host and guest. I also help maintain these modules in the linux kernel, and the pci subsystem in the qemu hypervisor. My previous speaking experience includes a presentation at the


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am
Rubi

9:15am

Scripting and Integration : oVirt CLI and SDK - Simon Grinberg, Red Hat

This talk introduces the three options to integrate with the oVirt engine: direct API calls, the SDK, and the command shell. The session includes live demo of the SDK and CLI usage.


Speakers
SG

Simon Grinberg

Biography coming soon.


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am
Ambar

10:00am

Break
Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer

10:30am

Using oVirt via EC2/CIMI with Deltacloud - Oved Ourfali, Red Hat

In this session we will give an overview of Deltacloud, and show how one can use it in order to work with standard cloud APIs such as EC2 and CIMI on top of oVirt. We will describe the motivation, show some examples of basic operations of using EC2 and CIMI to perform basic operations on top of oVirt. Relevant audience: Users and Integrators.


Speakers
OO

Oved Ourfali

Biography coming soon.


Thursday November 8, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Ambar

10:30am

KVM Memory Management Update & Plans - Rik van Riel, Red Hat

Rik van Riel and Andrea Arcangeli will go over the KVM memory management changes from the last year, as well as possible changes for the next year. Topics include THP, ballooning, NUMA and more. The goal is a shorter presentation, with plenty of time for open discussion.


Speakers
RV

Rik van Riel

Rik van Riel is a principal software engineer at Red Hat and a long-term contributor to Linux kernel development. He has contributed to the memory management subsystem, the scheduler and several of the moving parts involved in virtualization. Rik is activ


Thursday November 8, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Rubi

11:00am

Extending oVirt Web Interface with UI Plugins - Vojtech Szocs, Red Hat

oVirt web administration application (WebAdmin) is a powerful tool to manage various assets of the virtualization infrastructure. In addition to existing functionality, there can be times when administrators want to expose additional features of their infrastructure through WebAdmin user interface.

In this session, Vojtech will present the concept and implementation of UI plugins, upcoming oVirt feature that allows third-party developers to extend WebAdmin user interface and related functionality. UI plugins integrate with WebAdmin directly on the client through JavaScript programming language, which makes the plugin infrastructure simple and flexible.

Attend this session to learn more about UI plugins, update on current implementation, and live demo showing how to write and deploy custom plugin. This session is intended for anyone interested in extending oVirt WebAdmin functionality.


Speakers
VS

Vojtech Szocs

Vojtech joined the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Frontend team in April 2011. Passionate about Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and AJAX applications in general, Vojtech helped the Frontend team with designing and building oVirt web administration application


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Ambar

11:15am

Revamping the QEMU Memory API - Avi Kivity, Red Hat

QEMU's original memory API, was complicated, hard to use, incorrect, insecure, did not scale, and consumed a lot of memory. None of these was particularly problematic with the original use cases of emulating embedded boards, or perhaps running a virtualized desktop system to use "the other OS". However, for enterprise and cloud users running hundreds of untrusted guests on a single host, the API and its implementation presents a problem.

This talk will cover the new QEMU memory API, its design considerations, and how it addresses the limitations of the old implementation.


Speakers
AK

Avi Kivity

Avi Kivity started writing KVM in mid-2006, never suspecting that it would still be unfinished in 2012. Has has been working as KVM co-maintainer for Qumranet and Red Hat.


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Rubi

11:30am

Integrating oVirt into GNOME Boxes - Christophe Fergeau, Red Hat

This talk will describe how oVirt support was added to GNOME Boxes, a Vala/C application. It will present the libgovirt library, a GObject library wrapping oVirt REST API, and then expand on the work that needed to be done in Boxes. Finally, we will talk about the future improvements that can be done for this support.
The audience should have basic development experience as it will describe my experience with wrapping the oVirt REST API in C, and then using it in a Vala application.
This talk should be about 20 minutes long.


Speakers
CF

Christophe Fergeau

Christophe is a developer in Red Hat Desktop Team. He has been working on SPICE, but these days he is spending most of time hacking on GNOME Boxes and the libraries it uses.\nChristophe has been a free software developer for more than 10 years and has give


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ambar

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday November 8, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Foyer

1:00pm

Extending oVirt via Custom Hooks - Andrew Cathrow, Red Hat

Introduction and samples to ovirt custom hooks for extending and changing the behavior of ovirt/vdsm.


Speakers
AC

Andrew Cathrow

Biography coming soon.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Ambar

1:00pm

A Block Layer Overview - Kevin Wolf, Red Hat

The block layer is one of qemu's most complex subsystems, and it has seen a very high and even increasing development activity recently. This talk will give an overview of the features of the block layer and its basic objects, highlighting the changes since last year and outlining some plans for the future.

It will span the whole area from guest devices (IDE, AHCI, virtio-blk/scsi) to block drivers implementing different image formats and protocols (especially qcow2) and background jobs operating on block devices, referring to the more detailed talks that may be given on some of the topics.


Speakers
KW

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf works at Red Hat as a KVM developer, with a focus on block devices. He is the maintainer of QEMU\'s block subsystem and has contributed many patches to block device emulation and image format drivers. After graduating in Software Engineering at


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Rubi

1:00pm

Partial Device Port Acceleration - Alexander Graf, SUSE

When communicating with an emulated device from a guest, we usually do MMIO or PIO accesses to program some operation and DMA and interrupts for the back channel.

DMA is fast, as QEMU has full accesses to our guest's memory. Interrupts have been accelerated before using the in-kernel interrupt controller. But how about port I/O? Is PIO fast when exiting to user space? Is MMIO fast when exiting to user space? How much performance do we lose by going through user space?

This talk will show performance numbers on the overhead that handling PIO/MMIO incurs on each read/write. It will also show methods on how to avoid having to exit to QEMU for all exits.


Speakers
AG

Alexander Graf

Alexander started working on KVM about 4 years ago. Whenever something really useful comes to his mind, he tends to implement it. Among his more well-known projects are Mac OS X virtualization and nested SVM. He is also the maintainer of KVM for PowerPC a


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamant

1:40pm

SLA@oVirt - Doron Fediuck, Red Hat

SLA@oVirt is quite challenging. Allowing users to have policies to prioritize virtual machines, limit CPU and RAM consumption, and allow overcommitment are not easy tasks. Now throw in VM affinity, VM High-Availability and see what we're up against. 

In this talk, oVirt users, developers and others will get a review of existing SLA and scheduling elements in today's oVirt, as well as new features added and being added into current and future versions of oVirt. Relevant architecture and API changes across oVirt project will be discussed, and feedback is more than welcome.


Speakers
DF

Doron Fediuck

Doron is one of the oVirt engine project maintainers, currently managing the SLA & Scheduling team of RHEV in Red Hat.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:40pm - 2:20pm
Ambar

1:45pm

The Road to Effective Thin Provisioning in QEMU - Paolo Bonzini, Red Hat

QEMU (and hence KVM) has long supported thin provisioning, through both sparse raw files and image formats such as qcow2. However, there are several limitations in the implementation of this feature, which make it much less effective as the lifetime of a virtual machine image grows. This talk will cover how thin provisioning can help both virtual machine and host administrators, as well as when/how it can be used now. It will also present a plan for making this feature more generally, effectively and easily usable.

This talk is aimed at system administrators and developers. While relevant concepts will be introduced during the talk, some familiarity with storage technology is expected.


Speakers
PB

Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini joined Red Hat in 2009 to work on virtualization, initially working on Xen, and now mostly on QEMU and Linux. He was previously involved in the development of GCC, GNU Smalltalk, and several other projects mostly under the GNU umbrella.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Rubi

1:45pm

VFIO: A User's Perspective - Alex Williamson, Red Hat

The VFIO userspace driver interface is now available in Linux v3.6 release candidates and the matching Qemu driver will be merged into the Qemu 1.3 release. By the time of this talk, VFIO will be available in the latest stable kernels and the Qemu development tree. VFIO breaks physical device assignment free from KVM, making it available to more architectures, more platforms and more device types. In this talk we'll take a high level look at VFIO and IOMMU grouping with a focus on how to make use of it, the restrictions and benefits it adds, and how it compares to KVM PCI device assignment in setup, functionality, and performance.


Speakers
AW

Alex Williamson

Alex is a Senior Software Engineer working for Red Hat from his home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Alex has a long history of Linux kernel and open source contributions often focusing on platform enablement, PCI and I/O interfaces, and virtualization. Alex i


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Diamant

2:20pm

IaaS Networking: Overlay-Based Virtual Networking vs Openflow-Controlled Switch Fabrics - Pino de Candia, Midokura

With the fast adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service stacks, many are beginning to realize that virtual networking is needed to automate, self-provision, and scale the network layer. There are two oft-mentioned approaches to network virtualization: an overlay-based virtual networking model and an OpenFlow-controlled switch fabric model. 

This session would explain both models and clearly make the case that an overlay-based approach is best suited for IaaS networking.


Speakers
PD

Pino de Candia

I go by Pino since there are too many Giuseppe’s in Italy, where I lived for part of my childhood. As Midokura’s first Barcelona employee, I’ve been working on the core of Midokura\'s overlay-based virtual networking product (MidoNet) since I started. Prev


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ambar

2:30pm

GlusterFS for KVM Users and Developers - Stefan Hajnoczi, Red Hat

This talk gives an overview of GlusterFS for scale-out storage management of KVM disk images. GlusterFS creates network attached storage on commodity hardware, including features for elastically adding/removing nodes and georeplication. Recent improvements in GlusterFS and KVM make it easy to run VM disk images on GlusterFS volumes. We also focus on GlusterFS architecture and how it could be extended for virtualization-specific needs.

Previous experience with KVM or GlusterFS is not necessary, but a general understanding of virtualization and disk images is required. Users of NFS and iSCSI may be particularly interested in this talk to see how GlusterFS approaches networked storage differently and is uniquely flexible.


Speakers
SH

Stefan Hajnoczi

Stefan Hajnoczi is an active contributor to QEMU/KVM. He was worked on Linux virtualization since 2010 at Red Hat and previously IBM with a focus on storage.\n\nPreviously, Stefan contributed to the Etherboot project and the gPXE network bootloader. He wrot


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Rubi

2:30pm

Megasas on Steroids: Qemu Device-Passthrough With VFIO - Hannes Reinecke, SUSE

Recently quite a lot of development has been done to implement VFIO, an architecture-independent device-passthrough for qemu.
This infrastructure has been merged in linux 3.5 and qemu upstream.
Its primary goal is to support SR-IOV with qemu, so that real device-passthrough will be available on all architectures.

However, some devices like the megasas driver already have a semi-virtualized interface to the hardware. So with VFIO we can lift that hardware interface directly to the guest with just minimal processing. This should give us near bare-metal performance.

This talk will give an overview over VFIO and how megasas can operate on top of it.


Speakers
HR

Hannes Reinecke

Linux addict since the earliest days (0.95); various patches to get Linux up and running. Now working for SUSE Linux Products GmbH handling basically all storage-related issues.\nMain interests are all the nifty things you can do with SCSI, like multipathi


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Diamant

3:00pm

Break
Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

Enabling Optimized Interrupt/APIC Virtualization in KVM - Jun Nakajima, Intel

We are enabling the new VT features for interrupt/APIC virtualization in KVM. Although we reduced unique overhead of virtualization over the time, we still see some cases where virtualization of interrupts and APIC is a major source of overhead and latencies. The new features will eliminate and reduce overhead of significant portion of the VM exits associated with interrupt handling for virtualization. This talk explains the new VT extensions in details, including 1) APIC register virtualization, 2) virtual interrupt delivery, and 3) posted-interrupt processing, and then we discuss how we enable those in KVM.

The audience is expected to know about the internals of KVM and x86 virtualization, especially I/O and interrupt handling. If the audience is interested in I/O intensive or real-time systems in virtualization, he/she would have good insights from this talk.


Speakers
JN

Jun Nakajima

Jun Nakajima is a Principal Engineer leading open source virtualization projects, such as Xen and KVM, at the Intel Open Source Technology Center. Jun is also leading the virtualization projects for Android, including the Android emulator. He is recognize


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Diamant

3:30pm

QEMU Live Block Operations: Snapshots, Merging, and Mirroring - Jeff Cody, Red Hat

Over the last year, QEMU's support for live block operations has grown to encompass atomic snapshots of multiple disks, merging of snapshots via block streaming and block commit, and block mirroring support.

While this talk is suitable for technical end-users, it deals with features that are primarily accessible by means of QAPI and QMP commands. It will focus on the snapshot and merging commands, how these operations are performed, and their limitations. Block mirroring will also be covered in similar detail. In addition, this talk will feature a demonstration of live atomic snapshots of multiple devices, and subsequent live merging of the resulting images by means of block commit and block streaming.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Cody

Jeff is a Senior Software Engineer with Red Hat, currently working in the virtualization group. His current focus is on the QEMU block layer, and he recently worked on implementing atomic live snapshots. He is currently working on the live block commit co


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Rubi

3:30pm

oVirt/Gluster Integration - Vijay Bellur, Red Hat

Gluster management is integrated in oVirt. This session will cover how gluster basics and introduce using gluster as storage backend from ovirt.


Speakers
VB

Vijay Bellur

Biography coming soon.


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ambar

4:00pm

Efficient Sharing of Physical Devices Between KVM Guests and Host - Bharat Bhushan, Freescale

Sharing of physical devices on the processor between the KVM guests and host without significant performance impact continues to be a challenge. Queues are one of the fundamental building blocks for providing pass-through interface and sharing of the physical device. QorIQ processors support multiple transmit and receive queues in hardware. These queues provide the interface to different hardware accelerators (e.g. crypto engine, pattern matching engine) and I/O ports (e.g. Ethernet, RapidIO). Each such queue can be independently assigned to the virtual machines to provide direct access to the physical device. In this paper we describe use of this architecture for sharing hardware accelerators and I/O ports with device pass-through. In addition we describe how this architecture enables the creation of virtual Ethernet ports for efficient inter virtual machine communication.


Speakers
BB

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan is a Senior Multicore Embedded Software Engineer at Freescale Semiconductor. Currently working on virtualization software development for Freescale QorIQ multicore platforms. Currently Bharat is involved in KVM porting work on QorIQ platfor


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Diamant

4:00pm

Virtio-blk Performance Improvement - Asias He, Red Hat

1) A very short overview of storage choices in KVM
+ IDE, AHCI, SCSI, virito-scsi, virtio-blk, device assignment, network based (glusterfs, sheepdog, etc.) 
+ performance comparison (esp. virtio-scsi v.s virtio-blk)
+ why improve virtio-blk
2) Host side improvement for virtio-blk
+ userspace based virito-blk solution
- QEMU current v.s QEMU data-plane v.s kvm tool's virio-blk
+ vhost based virito-blk solution
- using existing kernel aio interface
- using new in kernel aio interface 
- using in kernel bio interface
+ userspace solution v.s. vhost solution
3) Guest side improvement for virtio-blk
+ bio based virtio-blk
+ bio based v.s. request based virtio-blk
4) Future work
+ multiqueue virtio-blk


Speakers
AH

Asias He

My name is Asias He. I work for RedHat\'s virtualization team. I\'ve been working on storage performance improvement recently. Also, I have been working on the the Native Linux KVM tools project since 2010. I did a presentation on Native Linux KVM tools on


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Rubi

4:15pm

Integrating GlusterFS as a Storage Domain in VDSM and Supporting Storage Array Offloads from VDSM - Deepak C Shetty, IBM

This talk will focus on:

  • Integrating GlusterFS as a storage domain in VDSM and exploit the Gluster block backend of QEMU. GlusterFS block backend of QEMU cannot be exploited using existing VDSM domain types. This presentation will talk about the challenges in integrating GlusterFS as a storage domain in VDSM, different approaches taken, pros and cons of each and which approach eventually won. 
  • Exploiting storage array offload features in VDSM via libStorageMgmt(libSM). The initial proposal writeup on integrating libSM with VDSM has been discussed on the VDSM list. This talk will touch upon libSM and its capabilties, VDSM-libSM integration goals, approaches, advantages, challenges, current status & future work.

Speakers
DC

Deepak C Shetty

Deepak C Shetty is working with IBM\'s Linux Technology Center (LTC), Bangalore, India, in the area of Open Virtualization. Earlier he has worked in area of Virtualization aware File Systems. Prior to being part of LTC, Deepak worked in the areas of Platfo


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Ambar

4:30pm

Multiqueue Networking for KVM - Jason Wang, Red Hat

Multiqueue networking of kvm guest were introduced to eliminate the bottleneck of current single queue model and scale the performance for smp guest running on hosts with multiqueue cards. Multiqueue capable kvm guest will have a higher network performance compared to single queue. This presentation discusses the design and implementation of extending the kernel/qemu components of both host and guest to be multiqueue capable. Performance numbers and pending issues will also coverd in the talk.

The developers, customers and hardware vendors who are interested in the solution of high performance virtualized networking were targerted at this talk. They would expect a kind of high performance solution with multiqueue and virtio-net. Some basic knowledge of kvm, virtio and high performance networking were required for this talk.


Speakers
JW

Jason Wang

I\'m Jason Wang, senior software engineer from Redhat. My interested areas contains virtualization and networking. I\'m currently working on implementing multiqueue capable network to let kvm guest be benefited from smp hosts with multiqueue physical networ


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Diamant

4:30pm

WHQL Pprocess for Windows Drivers and What the Community Can Learn From It - Yan Vugenfirer, Daynix

Microsoft developed extensive framework for certifying HW and device drivers for Windows.
In many cases guests running WHQL tests can be used as a great test case for QEMU andor underlying host subsystems.

The talk will go over WHQL certification process and deep dive into technical details of the existing tests. As part of the presentation I would welcome open discussion regarding what can be learned from those tools in order to benefit the stability and robustness of open source SW.


Speakers
YV

Yan Vugenfirer

My name is Yan Vugenfirer and I am a CEO of Daynix (www.daynix.com).\n\nI maintain Windows virtio guest drivers (https://github.com/YanVugenfirer/kvm-guest-drivers-windows) and as well involved in many projects related to virtualization and cloud infrastruc


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Rubi

5:00pm

Lightning Talks
Thursday November 8, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Rubi

5:30pm

BoFs
Thursday November 8, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Diamant

5:30pm

BoFs
Thursday November 8, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Rubi
 
Friday, November 9
 

9:00am

Keynote

Adam Jollans - Open Virtualization Alliance


Friday November 9, 2012 9:00am - 9:15am
Rubi

9:15am

oVirt Infrastructure Overview - Michael Burns, Red Hat

An overview of the various infrastructure tools and services available in the ovirt.org domain. We’ll discuss various aspects from how different tools are leveraged with a heavy focus on the use of Jenkins for build and test automation, Gerrit for source code management, and Puppet for configuring the various servers for different uses. We’ll also discuss how we grew the infrastructure from a just a couple of EC2 hosts to where we are today, to where we’re planning to go in the future. 

This is primarily geared toward people interested in how we go about managing and coordinating the various pieces of infrastructure in the oVirt site. It will range from high level discussion of what we're trying to accomplish to diving into some of the technical details. I'd like this talk to be very interactive, but will be prepared to present in the event there aren't a lot of questions.


Speakers
MB

Michael Burns

Mike Burns is a software engineer working for Red Hat. He is currently the Tech Lead for oVirt Node and RHEV Hypervisor. He is the current Project Manager for oVirt, responsible for project direction and organization. He has spoken at a number of oVirt Wo


Friday November 9, 2012 9:15am - 9:35am
Ambar

9:15am

ARM Virtualization for the Masses - Christoffer Dall, Virtual Open Systems

ARM has introduced hardware virtualization extensions to the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. This talk will briefly introduce the ARM Virtualization Extensions and then cover the core ARM kernel work related to KVM/ARM, including modifying the boot process for Linux into the new Hyp processor mode. The talk will cover challenging implementation aspects specific to the ARM port, such as in-kernel MMIO-instruction decoding, Thumb-2 support, CP15 (control register) emulation and support, second-stage page table management, identity mappings, and support for both ARM and Thumb-2 instruction sets. Further, the talk will cover the ARM (VGIC) and Generic Timers virtualization support.

The talk is highly technical and intended for Kernel and KVM developers. The audience do not require prior knowledge of the ARM architecture and we plan to show a live demo of the system.


Speakers
CD

Christoffer Dall

Christoffer Dall is the maintainer of KVM/ARM for Virtual Open Systmes and a PhD candidate at Columbia University. \nChristoffer recently taught operating systems using Android\nand the Linux kernel at Columbia University. Previously, Christoffer implemente


Friday November 9, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am
Rubi

9:15am

Memory Aggregation / Cloud with KVM - Benoit Hudzia, SAP

Modularizing and aggregating physical resources in a datacenter depends not only on low-latency networking, but also on software techniques to deliver such capabilities. In the session we will present some practical features and results of our work, as well as discuss implementation details. Among these features are delivering high-performance, transparent, and partially fault tolerant memory aggregation; and reducing the downtime of live migration using post-copy implementations.
We will present and discuss methods of transparently integrating with the MMU at the OS level, without impacting a running VM; and feature some performance benchmarks, including low overhead, scalability, and high bandwidth consumption. In addition, we demonstrate methods of seamlessly handling fail-overs, using RAID-1 features; and experimental ideas and benchmarks regarding page prefetching in such a system.


Speakers
BH

Benoit Hudzia

Dr. Benoit Hudzia is Senior Researcher at SAP Research, CEC Belfast (United Kingdom). He is leading the UK funded project Virtex on virtualization technologies, participates in the EU-funded Cloud Computing Project Reservoir, and is involved in the SAP in


Friday November 9, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am
Diamant

9:35am

Automated Testing of oVirt Node - Fabian Deutsch, Red Hat

This talk will dive into the method and implementation of automated testing with oVirt Node. We’ll discuss the challenges and problems with testing in an automated fashion. We’ll then explore how the challenges have been met and overcome. We’ll dive into the framework and design of the the various test cases and how they can be run on both physical hardware and virtual machines.


Speakers
FD

Fabian Deutsch

Fabian Deutsch is a software engineer working on oVirt Node and RHEV Hypervisor at Red Hat. He is focused on automation and testing.


Friday November 9, 2012 9:35am - 10:00am
Ambar

10:00am

Break
Friday November 9, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer

10:30am

KVM on IBM System z: Channel I/O And How To Virtualize It - Cornelia Huck, IBM

IBM Mainframes use an unique I/O mechanism different from those on other architectures: Channel I/O. This talk will present an overview of the basic concepts: Subchannels, channel paths, channel programs, and how they are exploited today by Linux. It will also discuss the challenges of modelling these concepts in light of the exisisting KVM infrastructure, and how to build a virtual channel subsystem that offers the facilities needed by Linux.

Target audience are developers and other technically-minded people who would like to spend half an hour learning more about what makes mainframes different and interesting. Knowledge about the basic workings of KVM and QEMU is required; familarity with mainframes is not.


Speakers
CH

Cornelia Huck

Cornelia Huck has started working for IBM on Linux on System z (s390) in 2001. She has been mostly responsible for exploiting channel I/O on s390 with detours into other areas. Lately, she has started working on improving the KVM support on s390, includin


Friday November 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Rubi

10:30am

OpenStack: KVM for the Masses - Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat

Having recently passes its second birthday, OpenStack is a relatively new entrant into the world of open-source virtualization. Since its announcement, it has gained incredible traction and momentum with hundreds of developers contributing to each release. OpenStack's success - and the potential for it to be deployed pervasively at massive scale, particularly in public clouds - presents an opportunity for KVM's continued growth and adoption.

Mark, a former KVM developer, will introduce the OpenStack project, its architecture and current status. Mark will then talk in some detail about how OpenStack currently uses KVM and libvirt before setting the scene for a a discussion about how OpenStack could adopt more of KVM's unique features to the benefit of both projects.


Speakers
MM

Mark McLoughlin

Mark McLoughlin is a 32-year-old Irishman, living by the sea in Dublin, Ireland and working remotely on OpenStack for Red Hat. He\'s been with Red Hat for 8 years now, originally working on the GNOME desktop before working on all things virtualization - i.


Friday November 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamant

10:30am

libvdsm: A Stable and Supportable Node-Level API for oVirt - Adam Litke, IBM

oVirt has a comprehensive API and SDK that provides an interface to ovirt-engine but no such API exists at the node level. This presentation describes libvdsm which replaces the current internal protocol to provide a stable and supportable API. Libvdsm can provide many benefits to oVirt including: better modularization, integration of third party add-ons, standalone vdsm deployments, and a foundation for REST and Messgage Queue brokers. The design and implementation will be discussed with specific attention given to design choices and their impact on supportability and usability of the API. libvdsm is designed to evolve. Examples of managing backwards compatibility, capabilities, new features, and deprecation will be presented. This work is under active development and the presenter will report on progress and next steps.


Speakers
AL

Adam Litke

Adam Litke began his career with IBM in 2001 where he helped port Linux to the IBM POWER platform. He spent several years working on Linux memory management including kexec crash dumping, huge pages and libhugetlbfs. Recently, Adam switched his focus to K


Friday November 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Ambar

11:15am

Boxes: A Box for Everyone! - Zeeshan Ali, Red Hat

Boxes is a new GNOME application for easily handling other systems: local virtual machines and remote desktop. A local machine is powered by KVM and SPICE, and you can access remote desktop via libvirt, SPICE and VNC. During this talk I will demonstrate latest version and describe the design of Boxes. I will discuss the importance of Boxes as part of the GNOME project. Finally, a list of missing features and the roadmap for the next cycle will be presented.

The talk is indented for Linux users, system administrators and developers a like. Audience will be expected to have very basic understanding of, and experience with virtual machines, Linux and GNOME. Experience with virtual machine managers, like virt-manager will be an advantage but not required.


Speakers
ZA

Zeeshan Ali

Zeeshan Ali is a Free Software developer who works at Red Hat Inc. He is originally from Pakistan but has been living in Finland for the past seven years. He is one of the core developers of Boxes, GUPnP and Rygel projects and contributes to other Free So


Friday November 9, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Diamant

11:15am

KVM on IBM POWER: Update & IO Architecture - Benjamin Herrenschmidt, IBM & Stuart Yoder, Freescale

This talk will bring an update on the status of the KVM port on IBM POWER server machines. Additionally, I will describe the POWER IO architecture, specifically around PCI, how it differs from x86, our support for paravirtualized IOMMUs, how our Enhanced Error Handling infrastructure works and the challenges related to integrating this with KVM.


Speakers
BH

Benjamin Herrenschmidt

I\'m currently employed by IBM where I maintain the PowerPC architecture of the Linux Kernel. I am also reponsible for platform, firmware and IO support for KVM on Power (pSeries machines).


Friday November 9, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Rubi

11:15am

VDSM For Developers - Federico Simoncelli, Red Hat

Learn about VDSM internals.


Speakers
FS

Federico Simoncelli

Biography coming soon.


Friday November 9, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Ambar

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday November 9, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Foyer

1:00pm

Engine For Developers - Juan Hernandez, Red Hat

oVirt engine internals.


Speakers
JH

Juan Hernandez

Biography coming soon.


Friday November 9, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Ambar

1:30pm

Hackathon
Friday November 9, 2012 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Rubi

1:40pm

Storage Live Migration: Under The Hood - Federico Simoncelli, Red Hat

This session will review end-to-end the implementation of storage live migration.


Speakers
FS

Federico Simoncelli

Biography coming soon.


Friday November 9, 2012 1:40pm - 2:20pm
Ambar

2:20pm

UI For Developers - Vojtech Szocs, Red Hat

Introduction to ovirt GWT UI internals.


Speakers
VS

Vojtech Szocs

Vojtech joined the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Frontend team in April 2011. Passionate about Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and AJAX applications in general, Vojtech helped the Frontend team with designing and building oVirt web administration application


Friday November 9, 2012 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ambar

3:00pm

Break
Friday November 9, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

oVirt Node and OpenStack - Fabian Deutsch, Red Hat

A talk diving into the details of using the oVirt Node framework with projects different to oVirt. We’ll dive into details of how oVirt Node is different depending in which environment it is being used. There will be a heavy focus on how it is or can be used with OpenStack as the IaaS platform.


Speakers
FD

Fabian Deutsch

Fabian Deutsch is a software engineer working on oVirt Node and RHEV Hypervisor at Red Hat. He is focused on automation and testing.


Friday November 9, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ambar

4:00pm

Drools Integration in oVirt Engine - Laszlo Hornyak, Red Hat

The VM scheduler is the heart of a private cloud, it selects host for your virtual machine, decides about VM migrations and aligns the load on the hosts. While this is not a simple task, performance and the costs of the virtualization system is largely dependent on the decisions this component makes. JBoss Drools can help us to make the decision logic more readable and easier to extend by specifying rules rather than trying to rewrite an existing algorithm. This approach promises better performance for your private could through better decisions


Speakers
LH

Laszlo Hornyak

Laszlo Hornyak is Software Engineer at Red Hat.


Friday November 9, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ambar

4:45pm

(BoFs) How Can We Improve The Process of Troubleshooting an oVirt Environment - Lee Yarwood, Red Hat

This BoFs will look into how we can improve the process of troubleshooting an oVirt environment. The session will start with an overview of techniques currently employed downstream and issues faced with these techniques before branching out into possible improvements that can be made upstream within oVirt.

Given the nature of this BoFs both users and developers are welcome to attend and share their ideas.


Speakers
LY

Lee Yarwood

I\'m a Senior Software Maintenance Engineer with Global Support Services or GSS within Red Hat, based in Farnborough in the UK.\n\nI currently lead the Virtualization group in Europe, spending the majority of my time working on RHEV (downstream oVirt) issues


Friday November 9, 2012 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Ambar