Virtualization, Containerization and Automation' Workshop
is organising a workshop namely 'Build a Free Software cloud from
ground up: Virtualization, Containerization and Automation' during 10th and 11th
of October, 2017 at ICFOSS office. Considering the increasing adoption
of cloud based solutions, it is important that Free Software based cloud
computing capabilities are developed within important IT service
providers in the Government. Moreover, policy level understanding of the
technology is also necessary. The programme will cover issues in cloud
computing, virtual machine technologies, container architecture and
automation. The first day first half of the programme is more on policy
and is suitable for people involved in policy making and system
architecting. The remaining session will be hands-on.
sessions will be handled by Mr.Abhas Abhinav, Founder, Deeproot Linux
and consultant to various organisations including Indian Defence
Establishments. The key institutions relating to IT infrastructure may nominate their representative for the event by sending mail to email@example.com
Agenda for the workshop
Day 1 -- First Half
Introduction to GNU/Linux and "Cloud" concepts
What is GNU/Linux?
What is the "cloud"?
What are the components of the cloud?
Hardware / software / equipments that constitute the cloud
Free software tools
On premise & private cloud setups v/s the public cloud
How to build a cloud development setup
Day 1 -- Second Half
What are virtual machines?
Examples of how virtual machines enable the public cloud
Various ways to run virtual machines for development
Using Vagrant (hands-on session)
Using libvirt & KVM (hands-on session)
Using pre-build cloud images from Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora
Networking, security, scale
Day 2 -- First Half
The problem of shipping software and services
How do you control the environment in which your software or service runs?
How do you simply deployments? How do you enable non-developers to deploy, run and manage your software or service?
How do you ensure the state of your application or service? Or check the state?
Introduction to containers
Installing and using Docker
Packaging software using Docker Deployment and shipping containers
Scaling, security, audit trails, repeatability
Day 2 -- Second Half
More servers => more problems
How does one eliminate or limit repeated work?
How does one keep a record of what was done to setup a service or server?
How do you do the same thing again and again in the same way?
How do you ensure the same outcome across multiple servers?
Automation is the only effective way to manage your cloud setup
Learning automation using Ansible
Writing simple Ansible playbooks
Deployment virtual machines & containers, servers and services using Ansible