OVirtFosdem13 Dear *,

In the case you or your company will be currently evaluating a new or another enterprise-level computer virtualization product like VmWare ESX and Microsoft Hyper V – Windows Server Virtualization, or if you will be curious about virtualization technology then I inform you you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you have on this topic during FOSDEM’13 – Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013 – @ the OVirt booth.

For those ones from BeNeLux who will not have to chance to be present and are interested by a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Presentation/Demo/POC then just let me know with a comment to this post and I will arrange a meeting for you.

Enclosed in this post the Wikipedia Ovirt definition as well as a Video which show how it works.

– Explanation coming from Wikipedia > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OVirt
oVirt is a free platform virtualization management web application community project started by Red Hat. oVirt is built on libvirt which could allow it to manage virtual machines hosted on any supported backend, including KVM, Xen and VirtualBox. However, oVirt is currently focused on KVM alone. oVirt is an open source software with backing from Red Hat and it is the base for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Ref :
http://www.ovirt.org
https://fosdem.org/2013/
http://www.redhat.com/products/virtualization/
See you @ FOSDEM’13

Frederic

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Dear all,

I would like to invite you to the next session on Tuesday, October 25th 2012 from 12:00 @ Château de Colonster, 4000 Liege
I will talk about “Open source Business Models”.

N.B. The talk will probably be given in French.
Ref :
ICT – LIEGE CREATIVE
Open source business models – le 25/10 à 12h
BR
Frederic

Dear *,

Here is the definitive JBoss.org schedule for FOSDEM’12 :

Saturday 2012-02-04

Event Speaker Room When
BoxGrinder : Grind your appliances easily Marek Goldmann K.3.201 11:00-11:55
Drools Planner: Planning optimization by example Geoffrey De Smet K.3.201 12:00-12:55
Openshift David Blado K.3.201 13:00-13:55
JBoss AS7 : Building JBoss AS 7 for Fedora Carlo De Wolf K.3.201 14:00-14:55
JBoss Forge / Arquillian: Two Missing Links in Enterprise Java Development Koen Aers K.3.201 15:00-15:55
Infinispan: where open source, Java and in-memory data grids converge Manik Surtani K.3.201 16:00-16:55
RHQ: Recent and future developments in the RHQ systems monitoring and management framework Heiko Rupp K.3.201 17:00-17:55
Guvernor/JBPM : Managing workflows and business rules with Guvnor and the jBPM designer Geoffrey De Smet Marco Rietveld K.3.201 18:00-18:55

Ref : http://www.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/jbossorg_devroom

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

Again an interesting talk. This one will be about DeltaCloud API.

Michal Fojtik will be presenting in Virtualization and Cloud Devroom on  Saturday 2012-02-04

15:00-15:25 Open Clouds with Deltacloud API   (room : Chavane)

Here is the abstract :

Start an instance on an internal cloud, then with the same code start another on EC2 or Rackspace. Deltacloud protects your apps from cloud API changes and incompatibilities, so you can concentrate on managing cloud instances the way you want. Deltacloud API prosper from natural open-source evolution and use community driven API design instead of vendor enforced one.

Ref : http://deltacloud.apache.org/

Ref : http://www.fosdem.org

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

Well, it seems for me this year is a FOSDEM  millesime.

Apparently, there is an interesting talk about Aeolus.

Francesco Vollero will be presenting in Virtualization and Cloud Devroom on  Saturday 2012-02-04

14:00-14:25 the Aeolus Project (room : Chavane)

Here is the abstract :

Aeolus Project is a Red Hat sponsored project released under Apache License. It’s purpose is to help people to have their own solution to manage and create cloud system hybrid and then run their instances on their own in-house infrastructure (VMware vSphere, RHEV, IBM’s Smart Business Cloud, Eucalyptus) and also copy/run/manage their instances in multiple public cloud places (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GOGrid,etc)

Aeolus does all of the image conversion/transfer/etc automatically, handling everything properly. Aeolus is a single, consistent set of tools to build and manage organized groups of virtual machines across clouds.

Ref : http://aeolusproject.org/

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

BoxGrindier is going to be present @ FOSDEM’12.

Marek Goldmann will be presenting in the JBoss.org dev room on Saturday:

11:00 – 11:55 BoxGrinder : Grind your appliances easily

Here is the abstract :

BoxGrinder is a set of tools that help you grind out appliances: preconfigured disk images with the operating system and requisite software ready to run on a selected virtualization platform. With a simple text definition file and a single command BoxGrinder will build a lean appliance from scratch, convert it to a target format, and deliver it to your chosen infrastructure.

Virtualization has become almost ubiquitous in modern scalable infrastructures, with traditional dedicated hardware setups being replaced by multi-tenanted virtual environments. This change facilitates many of the beneficial properties of Cloud Computing, key amongst which is the ability to create small, function-specific appliances that enables system components to scale independently.

BoxGrinder addresses the key problem of specifying and building such appliances. It manages complexities such as software installation, dependency resolution and remote service interactions on your behalf. Existing methods can an arduously convoluted, with poor repeatability and performance characteristics; wasting time and resulting in slow and bloated appliances.  Such factors negate many of the motivating factors for embracing Cloud computing, and this is an obstacle that BoxGrinder is specifically designed to overcome. Coherent and simple to specify and run; yet fast to build and easily customized to any desired level of complexity.

In this session we will cover the basic concepts of BoxGrinder, with discussion of techniques and use-cases that illustrate how best to utilise BoxGrinder’s powerful feature-set. Finally, we will work through a live example, from text definition to a running virtual appliance.

Ref : http://boxgrinder.org/

BR

Frederic


Dear *,

I am going to do “Open the Code to Students” presentation @ Louvain-li-Nux, Louvain-la-Neuve, the 20th of October 2011.
That one will take place at Auditoire SCES 03, Place des Sciences, 2 – Louvain-la-Neuve.

During this presentation, I will address the major open source projects adopted in business, but also projects that could be used by students daily.
Finally, I will explain the interest that everyone have to contribute.

BTW, this presentation will be in French.

Ref : http://www.uclouvain.be/9594.html

BR
Frederic 😉

Dear *, “Les Jeudis du Libre de Belgique” would like to invite you to their next event on Thursday 6 octobre 2011 at Maison Arc-en-Ciel, rue du Marché au Charbon 42 à 1000 Bruxelles From 19:00PM to 21:00PM.
This session will cover Latex, Docbook and asciidoc – text document format for writing short documents, articles, books and UNIX man pages. –
The entry is free.

Ref : http://jeudisdulibre.be/

Best Regards
Frederic 😉

Dear *,
Well, we plan to do an event on November 2011 -19:00/21:30.
So based on your experiences – professional or not -, if you have interesting subjects – Puppet, SELinux, Cgroup, RHEL, etc… – to share, please let us know.

The session will be in English and the entry will be free.
The event location is not already defined yet but it should be around Brussels.
In case of you will have ideas about a nice location then please share it with us.

Keep you in touch as soon as the date is chosen and the event location is known.

Ref : http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3290274
Kind Regards
Frederic 😉

I am going to do “Open the Code to Students” presentation @ Louvain-li-Nux, Louvain-la-Neuve, October 2011.
If you or your school, university are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉