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Schedule: Administration sessions

Location: Portland 252 Level: Intermediate
Darren Hoch (StrongMail Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 35 ratings)
This tutorial trains how to solve complicated server networking issues using standard Linux tools. It breaks troubleshooting down by each protocol in the network stack. The instructor will describe the important components of the protocol, how to use tools to monitor for errors, how to correlate the outputs, and appropriate corrective actions. All teaching is case study based from experience. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Christer Edwards (Guru Labs, LC)
LTS Tutorials demonstrates how to use Ubuntu in an Enterprise setting in a number of ways. From how to setup LAMP, mass hands-off network deployment, File Servers (NFS, SMB, FTP, SFTP), repository mirroring, and internal secure IM with Jabber. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Jerry Carter (Likewise Software)
Here's an industrial-strength way to address the issue of connecting to a directory in a mixed environment. Instead of grappling with homegrown directory solutions, now there's an open source way to leverage your company's investment in Active Directory. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Fredrik Jonsson (ASCI Sweden AB)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
A presentation about how Ubuntu Deployment mechanisms can be used for multiple, zero touch installations in your enterprise network as well as how custom-made network install CDs can provide remote disaster recovery of a machine for a user that is even off site (only internet connection required). Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Intermediate
Justin Fitzhugh (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Learn how the Mozilla IT team scales its update and software delivery systems to support the over 150 million Firefox users. Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Andy de la Lucha (Mentor Graphics)
Average rating: **...
(2.35, 17 ratings)
VMware has a place at the top of the virtualization industry, but is not open source, gets expensive, and can feel claustrophobic as VMware "makes a tool for every job." This talk will go over open source equivalents to the most prominent VMware products, existing high-profile uses, and how existing VMware deployments can co-exist with open source virtualization. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Steve George (Canonical UK Ltd)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Landscape is a system management service that allows you to manage multiple Ubuntu machines as easily as one. Learn how you can manage many machines in a complex environment through a single web-based interface. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Niel Bornstein (Novell, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Everyone's using virtualization, from proprietary systems like VMware to open source ones like Xen and KVM. The smart money has the virtualization itself becoming a commodity, so the fun begins when you try to manage your VMs using open source tools. Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat), Ross Turk (SourceForge, Inc.), Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd), John Mark Walker (EdX.org), Jeremy Hogan (Hyperic, Inc.) Moderated by: Joe Brockmeier
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Over the past ten years nothing has impacted business more than community. Whether through the openness of software development spurred by Linux or the dismantling of media empires through blogging, the rise of communities has been the driving force in how we work and live today. For open source developers, what has to happen to maintain and grow the communities they've built? Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Bruno Cornec (Hewlett-Packard)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
MondoRescue is a GPL Disaster Recovery Solution. It exists since 2000. and has now matured to a global solution used both to restore systems in case of emergency as well as to deploy dozens of systems having the same or nearly the same configuration. The main web site is at http://www.mondorescue.org where all the detailed information is contained. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Chia-liang Kao (g0v.tw)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Pushmi allows you to create slave replicas of a master Subversion repository. The slaves are writable by regular Subversion clients, making the replication mostly seamless to the users. Come learn how Pushmi can help developers, especially when there's an earthquake and no network. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
James Turnbull (Glitch), Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Configuration management is the oft-misunderstood (and possibly black) art of managing your IT environment. Puppet is part of the bright future of configuration management for heterogeneous Unix systems. This session explains how to combine the practice and the tool to reduce errors, outages, and operational costs. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Mike Naberezny (Maintainable Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Supervisor is a tool for managing Unix server processes. Other programs exist that do this, but what sets Supervisor apart is that it is built with extension points that can be leveraged by developers. In this talk, we'll look at Supervisor as a platform, and how programs written to run under Supervisor can use its unique capabilities. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Jeffrey L. Wishnie (Inveneo, Inc.)
Students get their first introduction to life-changing technology tapping on your keyboard. Your systems track patient health for an entire district. Relief workers coordinate their efforts on your terminals. Your offices are 10,000 miles away, your technicians 8hrs by bus, your network: 16kpbs on a good day. How do keep it running? Zero-maintenance bullet-proof Ubuntu. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Sunia Yang (Stanford University), Rob Riepel (Stanford University)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
As the key network management tool at Stanford University, NetDB enables 900+ users to manage DNS names/aliases/MXes, DHCP (static, dynamic, options), make/model, location, and administrators of 100,000+ hosts through Web, CLI, Whois, and Java RMI Interfaces. Networking staff use NetDB for address space management (600+ networks, 1500+ address spaces), reporting, and configuration. Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Nat Friedman (Novell, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Today the Linux world is dominated by one-size-fits-all Linux distributions that include thousands of packages and that can be two or three gigabytes fully installed. In this presentation, Nat will introduce the benefits of streamlined, customized, single-purpose software appliances based on Linux -- in the form of virtual machine images, bootable and installable media, or live USB keys. Read more.
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