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Red Hat Summit

San Francisco, CA
June 27-30, 2016

Ansible Speaking Sessions

DevOps Lessons Automating the Deployment of J.Crew's Website with Ansible

  • Track: DevOps
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 28, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location: Room 3003

Going from a manual deployment to a fully automated deployment is never easy. There are many hurdles and painful lessons awaiting. But it is also a process that will change your culture and improve your life greatly. Oscar will talk about the process of simplifying J.Crew's website and deployment, how they went from a manual process to a fully automated deployment, and how that impacted the organization for good.

Presenter:

  • Oscar Gonzalez, Principal Software Engineer, Sawyer Effect

Red Hat Satellite and Ansible Tower by Red Hat: Doing More Together

  • Track: Management
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Room 2004

With Red Hat's acquisition of Ansible, many customers are asking what it means for Red Hat Satellite. In this session, we'll cover the ways in which Red Hat Satellite and Ansible Tower compliment one another. We'll also demonstrate actual integrations that let customers benefit from both the capabilities of Red Hat Satellite and powerful Ansible Tower automation.

Presenters:

  • Justin Nemmers, Product Owner, Ansible by Red Hat
  • Chris Wells, Product Owner, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat

When Flexibility Met Simplicity: The Friendship of OpenStack and Ansible

  • Track: Community
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Room 3001

You've heard of Ansible. You've heard of OpenStack. But what happens when you put two of the world's most popular open source projects together—both as communities and as tools? Ansible, a powerful framework for orchestration and configuration management, is widely loved for its ability to abstract complexity. It enables users to automate more and reduce technical debt with an incredibly low learning curve. OpenStack, as an open source cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform, provides incredible flexibility for its operators and end users. But it can sometimes be daunting for the uninitiated in terms of available options for management, deployment, or simply trying it out. It's no surprise that users are increasingly looking to Ansible to help with their OpenStack needs. The community of contributors who span both projects is continuing to collaborate in their improvements of how these two tools work together. In this talk, Major Hayden, principal architect at Rackspace, and Robyn Bergeron, community architect for Ansible, will share their practical and technical knowledge around the various ways that OpenStack and Ansible work together--both as communities and as a powerful technical combination. Want to learn how to automate the deployment, management, and consumption of an OpenStack cloud with the power of Ansible? This is the talk for you. Attendees will learn:

  • How the various Ansible-based OpenStack projects focused on deployment work, including a demonstration
  • How to use the OpenStack modules in Ansible to manage an OpenStack cloud
  • How organizations like Rackspace and the OpenStack Project’s Infrastructure Team utilize Ansible in their OpenStack clouds
  • Various tips, tricks, and how to find resources for getting started with Ansible and OpenStack, and how the communities work together to improve this combination of tools

Presenters:

  • Major Hayden, Principal Architect, Rackspace
  • Robyn Bergeron, Community Architect, Ansible

Ansible Best Practices For Startups to Enterprises

  • Track: DevOps
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 28, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Location: Room 3003

Ansible is the Swiss Army knife of DevOps, capable of handling many powerful automation tasks with the flexibility to adapt to many environments and workflows. Not all approaches are created equal though. Don't let yours undermine the simplicity and power of Ansible. Based on actual experiences helping Ansible users, we'll show you what to do, and what not to do, to create the most reliable, resilient, and easy-to-manage solutions.

Presenters:

  • Timothy Appnel, Principal Architect, Ansible by Red Hat
  • James Martin, Architecture Manager, Ansible by Red Hat

Ansible Birds of a Feather

  • Track: Birds of a Feather
  • Technical Difficulty: 2
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Birds of a feather
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jun 29, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location: Alcove 2C

Are you a hard core Ansi-bull? Or are you new to Ansible? Looking for advice on best practices, or to share your best playbook ideas? Whether you're into systems management, application deployment, CI/CD, DevOps, or cloud, we've got you covered. Come to the Ansible Bulls-of-a-Feather session and discuss all things Ansible in a friendly, cow-laborative session.

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Reduce Complexity and Increase Optimization with Ansible Automation

  • Track: Discovery
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jun 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: West Lobby Level 2

A central pillar of DevOps includes the automation of IT processes to ensure repeatability, predictability, and scalability. In this session Red Hat Consulting automation architects will lead an interactive whiteboard discussion on how attendees can discover, assess, and prioritize opportunities to streamline their IT processes with Ansible automation.

Presenter:

  • Jonathan Davila, Principal Architect, Ansible by Red Hat

Ansible Accelerates Deployment at Société Générale

  • Track: Automation
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jun 29, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Location: Room 3004

In 2013, Société Générale, decided to launch the Fast-IT initiative. The idea: create a team with a web/mobile culture by partnering with a startup. The goal: deliver ideas to production in less than two months. This is the story of the long journey to reach this goal and the key role of Ansible at the heart of the necessary DevOps transformation.

Presenters:

  • Fabrice Bernhard, CTO, Theodo
  • Justin Nemmers, Product Owner, Ansible by Red Hat

Using Ansible to Install Containers On Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

  • Track: Implementation
  • Technical Difficulty: 4
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location: Room 3007

The IT world is abuzz with containers and containerizing applications. What does this new world of containers brings to your datacenter and how can Red Hat and partners help? Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a container execution platform specifically designed to run identical containers from the developer laptop all the way into production. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host brings docker containers and Kubernetes together to provide a way to manage both the containerized applications and the hosting cluster. Ansible is a next-generation orchestration engine. Its agentless operation and small footprint makes it ideal for creating and managing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic cluster. In this session, you'll learn how to use Ansible to manage container deployment from a single instance to a complete Kubernetes application pod. We'll cover:

  • RPM-OStree and managing atomic hosts
  • Resource management with Ansible and Kubernetes
  • Playbooks and roles best practices
  • Setting up containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host with Ansible and Kubernetes

Presenters:

  • Matthew Micene, Solution Architect, DLT Solutions
  • Greg DeKoenigsberg, Head of Community, Ansible

Ansible Essentials: Deploy Apps, Manage Systems, and Securely and Powerfully Reduce Complexity

  • Track: Hands-on labs
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Lab
  • Session Length: 2 hours
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Location: 3016 - Lab II

Most people who start to use Ansible can do real work within the first couple of hours. This lab will further jump-start that. At the end of this session, you'll have a leg up on deploying apps, managing systems, securely and powerfully reducing complexity, and understanding the basic tenants of running Ansible playbooks, including how to write your own.

Presenters:

  • Timothy Appnel, Principal Architect, Ansible by Red Hat
  • David Federlein, Senior Manager, Technical Support, Ansible by Red Hat
  • Michelle Perz, Senior Support Engineer, Ansible by Red Hat

Extending Full Stack Automation to the Physical Network

  • Track: Automation
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location: Room 3004

In this session, we'll talk about the unique operational challenges facing organizations considering how to encompass the physical network infrastructure when implementing agile practices. We'll focus on the technical and cultural challenges facing this transition, including how Ansible is uniquely architected to serve as the right foundational framework for powering this change. We'll touch on why it's more important than ever that organizations embrace the introduction of new automated orchestration capabilities and start moving away from traditional command and control network device administration being done hop by hop. You'll see some some of the theories in action and touch on expanding configuration automation to include elements of state validation of configuration changes. Finally, we'll discuss the changing role of network engineering and operations teams and why their expertise is needed now more than ever to lead this transition.

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From Dev to Ops: Blending Legacy with Modern IT

  • Track: Modernizing & optimizing
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Room 2022

IT organizations are under pressure to modernize operations, but what does this mean for legacy environments? With Ansible, agile development and operational methodologies can be achieved in legacy environments without significant personnel or process changes. In this session, we"ll show you how to automate existing legacy processes and systems and begin to manage it like DevOps. You'll learn how to:

  • Make more efficient use of existing resources—people, processes, and technology
  • Prepare your organization for a migration to the cloud
  • Help adoption of agile methodologies

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Self-Service IT and Delegation with Ansible Tower

  • Track: Automation
  • Technical Difficulty: 2
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Room 3004

In this session, we’ll walk through an actual example of provisioning infrastructure and deploying a web application on Microsoft Azure using Ansible Tower by Red Hat. Learn how Ansible Tower can expand its reach to all users, from providing a self-service provisioning interface for developers to delegating responsibility to non-IT staff. See first-hand how Ansible Tower’s push-button deployment capabilities, role-based access control, and centralized logging can enhance your automation.

Presenters:

  • Chris Houseknecht, Lead Galaxy Engineer, Ansible by Red Hat
  • Dave Johnson, Director of Solution Architecture, Ansible by Red Hat

Deploying ChatOps with Ansible Tower and GitHub Enterprise

  • Track: DevOps
  • Technical Difficulty: 4
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Room 3003

IT organizations that really understand Agile and DevOps are implementing a new approach to allow teams to seamlessly communicate activity and actions taken in IT environments. The combination of GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, and Ansible Tower by Red Hat will help your organization realize many benefits as you build your capabilities toward the fully enabled DevOps ideal. In this session, you'll learn:

  • What tooling you need to implement ChatOps
  • How the various tools work together
  • How to get started with ChatOps

Presenters:

  • Lee Faus, Senior Solutions Architect, GitHub
  • Dylan Silva, Product Manager and Tech Evangelist, Ansible by Red Hat

Metric-Driven Development with Ansible, InfluxDB, and Grafana

  • Track: DevOps
  • Technical Difficulty: 3
  • Session Type: Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
  • Session Length: 1 hour
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 30, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Location: Room 3003

Metrics-driven development (MDD) is when metrics are used to drive all application development. Collecting, measuring, and reporting metrics from your application stack is a crucial practice when you're producing and releasing software in short frequent iterations such as agile and continuous delivery workflows. You need to know that your apps are performing as expected once they're deployed and be able to quickly detect problems and take corrective action. Ansible is an open source automation tool that enables you to deploy and manage an end-to-end metrics collections stack using tools such as InfluxDB, Grafana, and others in your environment. Ansible can also be used to publish and react to metrics data. In the session you learn how to:

  • Deploy a metrics collections stack with InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana using Ansible playbooks and roles
  • Publish metrics data and events from Ansible
  • Monitor and trigger Ansible playbook runs using Kapacitor

Presenter:

  • Timothy Appnel, Principal Architect, Ansible by Red Hat

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