April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

Installing, Configuring, and Managing a 300+ OpenStack Node Network In Under An Hour

Deploying and managing a large OpenStack deployment can be daunting, but much easier when you use standard DevOps automation tools, a Linux-based network, and commodity servers and switches. This session details the design and implementation of an L3 network underlay, routing to the host, and a hardware VXLAN gateway used with an enterprise OpenStack distribution on 300+ OpenStack compute nodes.

What can I expect to learn?
  • Understand the different choices and deciding between network topologies (L2 vs. L3)
  • Use DevOps automation tools to scale out all switch configs simultaneously
  • Incorporate white-box network switches into new and existing OpenStack deployments
  • Understand the full bill of materials (BOM) that was used for testing
Thursday, April 28, 1:30pm-2:10pm (6:30pm - 7:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Cumulus Networks
Nolan is a co-founder of Cumulus Networks. Prior to Cumulus, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future (which Cumulus Networks aims to rectify). Prior to that, he had a research role at Nuova Systems, and a technical leadership role at cluster-virtualization... FULL PROFILE