Posts Tagged ‘Redfish’

Redfish Workshop at the Open Source Summit Europe 2019

2019/09/09

Not only will I be speaking at the upcoming Open Source Summit later in october, but I’m also coordinating a co-located event, the second Redfish Workshop !

A replay of the US Redfish Workshop will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Lyon Convention Centre, the day after the Open Source Summit Europe 2019 ends.

The Redfish Workshop is a one day event, with live demos that puts you in direct contact with Redfish Project technical experts. Its primary aim is to show sysadmin, architects and developers how to use the Redfish standard in their environments to benefit from a standard management layer for their deployments, configuration and management of systems.

Our knowledgeable and engaging speakers will help you better understand topics like using DMTF tools for system configuration, using the REST API to perform Redfish operations from python, learning latest news on the standard and its future evolution, Through interactive sessions, demos and labs, you’ll have a chance to network and better understand and practice the concepts presented.

This is a free of charge event, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SUSE.

Who can benefit:

• System/Software Developers
• Tech Leads / Development Leads
• Software Architects
• Chief Engineers
• System Engineers
• Development Engineers
• DevOps / System Administrators
• Application Engineers
• Open Source Technologists

Our Keynote speaker will be Jeff Autor who will cover (at least !) the latest news since last year around the Redifsh standard.

For more information about the event please visit the Redfish Workshop page
IMPORTANT: We have a limited number of seats available for this event so please register

And if you’ve expertise you want to share during this workshop, feel free to contact me, there is still room in the Agenda !

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Meet at the Open Source Summit EMEA

2019/08/29

I’m very happy to have been selected once more for the upcoming Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon (YES for the first time in France !!) from the 28th to the 30st of October 2019.

I will only deliver there 1 session this year (which was well attended at the Open Source Summit in San Diego by 25 attendees) :

  • A hands-on lab on Docker which really explain what it means to containerize a web-based app.

And thanks to SUSE’s help, we (HPE) will be able again to replay the Redfish Workshop we gave as well in the Open Source Summit in San Diego. More details will be shared on this next week.

If you happen to be around, as usual feel free to come to my seessions and discuss with me of any topic you’d like, hopefully I’ll be able to bring some ideas in the discussion and make it enjoyable if not useful. So see you soon in Lyon !

Presentations from OSS San Diego

2019/08/23

My work as a speaker is now over for the Open Source Summit San Diego.

You can find the presentations made for the Redfish Workshop I organized there on the Workshop page. If you want a summary, you can try to look at the presentation I made during the event which is now available on slideshare.

Also available, the last version of the Docker Hands-on Lab that I delivered yesterday.

I’ve also been choosen as a speaker for OSS EMEA, so I’ll announce next week what I’ll do there (teasing ;-))

RHEL/CentOS users: help test MondoRescue

2019/08/20

Yes, like me the project is not dead ! I’ve been able to successfully backup/restore with the last MondoRescue test version I made for RHEL/CentOS 7. As this was a long standing issue I had with this, I’d like to see whether other users who have had issues with either 3.2.2 or the beta of 3.3. So please report on our mailing-list your findings with this (and share success, but also issues).

Even if other distros may still not fully work, I’ll publish that version if I don’t get too many negative feedback, if only to show there is still work on that project !

That should be early next week, when I’m back from the OSS NA 2019, where I’m presenting, and organizing tomorrow the first Redfish Workshop ! Don’t hesitate to come if you’re in San Diego, Room Sapphire P, 4th floor of the Hilton Bayfront.

Availability of the Redfish Workshop Agenda

2019/08/09

As announced, the detailed agenda is now available just below, as well as on the Workshop Page.

  • 09:00-09:10 Workshop Intro – Bruno Cornec, Bryan Gartner (10′)
  • 09:10-09:45 Introduction to Redfish – Bruno Cornec (35′)
    • Definitions
    • Why Redfish ?
    • Data Model with DMTF reference models
    • Demo
  • 09:50-11:20 The Redfish Standard – Jeff Autor (1h30′)
    • Status
    • What’s new since last year in 2018.2/3
    • Power & Cooling infra data model
  • 11:20-11:50 Configuring Bios via Redfish – Ghazi Belaam (30′)
    • Configuring Boot options
    • Configuration tools (DMTF Tackle Box)
  • 11:50-12:30 Meet the experts (30′)
  • 12:50-14:00 Lunch (provided) & Networking
  • 14:00-15:00 Redfish usage in Software Stacks: the SUSE example – Bryan Gartner (1h)
    • Bare Metal deployment with Redfish and Ironic in SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9
    • Prototype of Redfish usage with Saltstack & SUSE Manager
    • Terraform + OneView (Using Redfish REST API)
  • 15:00-16:45 Hands-on lab on learning Redfish with python – Bruno Cornec (1h45′)
    • Redfish concepts and Command Line Interface tools
    • Redfish using the request python module
    • Redfish using the JSON module
    • Redfish using the python-redfish library & tools
    • Redfish using an existing python DMTF example
  • 16:45-17:00 Round table at the end for a Q&A session – All
IMPORTANT We have a limited number of seats available for this event so please ​register

The workshop has now been both announced by the Linux Foundation and HPE DEV so hopefully, we’ll see a raising number of inscriptions to it. If you’re interested by the topic, and are not far away from San Diego, please come !

2 weeks to the Redfish Workshop

2019/08/05

We’re making progress with the detailed content of the Redfish Workshop that will happen the 20th of August in San Diego prior to the OSS+ELC NA 2019.

It’ has now been anounced as a colocated event, so hopefully more people will be aware and will attend. To register (no cost asked thanks to HPE and SUSE !), please use the following form. We have a limited number of seats.

The detailed agenda will be published very soon now, but I can already announce that one of our key speaker will be Jeff Autor, HPE Distinguished Technologist and Redfish Forum Co-Chair who will be able to answer all your nasty (or more simple :-)) questions about the standard and cover for us the latest news.

Another key speaker will be Bryan Gartner, SUSE Senior Techology Strategist who will detail various use cases of the Redfish standard in SUSE products (OpenStack and Ironic, and Salt and SUSE Manager).

Redfish Workshop at the Open Source Summit NA 2019

2019/07/26

Not only will I be speaking at the upcoming Open Source Summit later in august, but I’m also coordinating a co-located event, the first Redfish Workshop !

It will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

The Redfish Workshop is a one day event, with live demos that puts you in direct contact with Redfish Project technical experts. Its primary aim is to show sysadmin, architects and developers how to use the Redfish standard in their environments to benefit from a standard management layer for their deployments, configuration and management of systems.

Our knowledgeable and engaging speakers will help you better understand topics like using DMTF tools for system configuration, using the REST API to perform Redfish operations from python, learning latest news on the standard and its future evolution, Through interactive sessions, demos and labs, you’ll have a chance to network and better understand and practice the concepts presented.

This is a free of charge event, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SUSE.

Who can benefit:

• System/Software Developers
• Tech Leads / Development Leads
• Software Architects
• Chief Engineers
• System Engineers
• Development Engineers
• DevOps / System Administrators
• Application Engineers
• Open Source Technologists

For more information about the event please visit the Redfish Workshop page
IMPORTANT: We have a limited number of seats available for this event so please register

And if you’ve expertise you want to share during this workshop, feel free to contact me !

Meet at the Open Source Summit US

2019/05/25

I’m very happy to have been selected once more for the upcoming Open Source Summit US in San Diego from the 21st to the 23rd of August 2019.

I will deliver there 2 sessions this year:

  • One on Docker (a hands-on lab) that I always welcome by attendees as they really understand what it means to containerize afterwards.
  • One on Redfish (a presentation) that will be derived from the one made in Fosdem with extensions from what I shared during TSS.

As I wasn’t able to participate last year due to my health issues, I’m particularly happy to see I’m still considered as a relevant speaker for such a high profile event. Now I need to convince my company that it’s worth the money to send me over there to evangelize around key technologies for HPE, which is less and less easy 😦

If you happen to be around, as usual feel free to come to my seessions and discuss with me of any topic you’d like, hopefully I’ll be able to bring some ideas in the discussion and make it enjoyable if not useful 😉

Meet at HPE TSS next week

2019/03/07

Last year, due to health problems I had to cancel my participation at last minute to the HPE TSS event. Hopefully, this year I’ll be back again ! Becasue the latest results of my scanner passed last week are as good as they could be: no cancer cells remaining or re-detected, as it was the case both in june and september 2018. So I’ll be able to come back to work full time end of march as planned, but meanwhile, I’ll be working only at 100% 😉

As usual I’ll deliver multiple sessions around various topics, because that’s fun to do ! (well preparation is less fun, but delivery is, so I know I’ll keep only that in mind afterwards ;-))

So I’ll be in Paris from the 116th to the 15th of March, and if you happen to attend and want to talk with me, you should be able to find me at:

  • Redfish Implementation at HPE – IB179 – 11/03/19 (Monday) 16:00 – W02
  • Linux Roadmap – Followed by OpenSource Round Table – IB173 – 11/03/19 (Monday) 17:00 – W02
  • Lab RPM Packaging – L100 – 12/03/19 (Tuesday) 14:00 – Lab 2
  • Containers for HPC – B121 – 13/03/19 (Wednesday) 09:30 – W07
  • Redfish: Standard status – B194 – 14/03/19 (Thursday) 08:30 – W05
  • Learning Python with Redfish – L105 – 14/03/19 (Thursday) 14:00 – Lab 3
  • OpenSource Open Labs – OL61 – 15/03/19 (Friday) 11:00 – Lab 4

Well, not too bad for a poor old and ill guy 😉 But except for the Labs, I’m not alone to prepare and deliver, so makes it easier for once. So as usual if you want to talk FLOSS, projects I’m involved in, FLOSSCon 2020 or anything else, feel free to join and chat with me !


Fosdem: always impressed

2019/02/07
Université Libre de Bruxelles hosting Fosdem under the snow on saturday

While I’m coming back from Fosdem, A big Kudos to all the volunteers and the team in charge. It’s the largest and greatest FLOSS event WW. I’m always impressed by what a dedicated community can achieve. It was the most crowdy edition I’ve been able to attend. Some rooms were very difficult to enter in, with long queues in front of the door. So in order to attend the sessions you were interested in, you had to enter if possible 2 or 3 sessions in advance to be sure to have a seat for your preferred session ! What a success 😉 Drawback is it makes it difficult to change track, more over changing building as you’re sure to have to wait for the next session in that case.

Small part of the queues at lunch time at Fosdem

The logisitic is incredible, timing respected for the 700 sessions delivered with live videos taken, and when you are speaking you receive a mail less than 30 minutes after the end of your talk to ive you the link to review it ! Really awsome. The only drawback was the lack of VGA support on their recording system: only HDMI was available. By luck my laptop had also a Display Port output so adapters were available so you could project. However, some speakers had issues with that setup, such as during the upt session where no vide cold be used at all. The speaker, Cyril Roelandt, made the full presentation without slides, explaining event the architecture diagram in both a very professional way and with a marvelous sense of humour. As he said we will long remeber his talk. But also for the idea and the tool he is working on. We had a quick hacking session afterwards and that was very insightful.

On saturday, the sessions I found interesting were on LibreOffice, the one on server side solution for generating ODF reports (much more interesting if you understand chinese for sure, and no I don’t 🙂 and the other one on relaunching the ODF adoption TC at OASIS, where my proposal of useing the term Advocacy instead of Marketing was well received (public sector organizations are much less keen to participate to a “Marketing” TC, but much more to an “Advocacy” one). Michael Meeks was as brilliant as always in his covering of LibreOffice Online.

Another initiative of interest was the presentation of the LibreHosters, even if they have less hosters WW currently than the CHATONS in France, while aiming at the same goal, neutral and transparent hosting using FLOSS.

I attended the Eventyay presntation to see whether they were supporting multi-site events sur as our FLOSSCon, but it seems they don’t do better than the OSEM we use. I stayed in the room and followed the sessions on OCP and Skulls, but the more interesting one for me was the following on bmclib. The engineers at booking.com have published under the Apache v2.0 license their internal work on BMC abstraction through an API. For someone like me interested by Redfish it was a must attend session 😉 And the discussion outside the room which followed was as well.

I had a nice dinner with some members of the french FLOSS community I had not seen for a long time and that’s one of the reason for me to attend Fosdem.

I had a very short night after that as I proposed to the distribution room to take an empty slot due to the illness of a speaker and to use a proposal I had made and that had not been retained to fill the gap, which was accepted. Of course, it was the first session in the morning, while I also had the last of the day 😉 So slides and demo to verify at night and here you go after 4 hours of sleep you’re back to the event 😉

So I talked about Packaging for Mageia Linux with Docker containers, which I could demonstrate in front of a nearly full room (50+ people) at that time in the morning, after the previous night ! Waoh ! What a level of commitment from the audience, I was really surprised. I stayed then in the distribution dev room to follow a similar presentation around Linux distributions, lifecycles, and containers which was in fact around the new Fedora modularity principle. The grub presentation following was too cryptic for me, as I don’t follow closely the project so too many elusive sentence were given so I could reall yunderstand the new devs made. But I had a seat for the upt talk mentionned upper 😉

I then moved after the upt hacking session and lunch to the Hardware enablement devroom to be ready for my formerly only official session of the event. It was dedicated to Redfish: the new standard for a Software Defined Infrastructure and I was surprised again so that so many people preferred to be there rather than drinking a beer.

I didn’t had time to see the kenote of J.M. Hall as I had to catch my train afterwards. So again big kudos to all the people involved in that event, who make them the FLOSS reference and surely an inspiration for our own FLOSSCon 😉

Slides are already available and videos should be soon as well. See you hopefully next year there !