April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Project Vitrage: How to Organize, Analyze and Visualize your OpenStack Cloud

When problems or strange behaviors emerge in a complex cloud environment, it's difficult to understand what is causing them, making the management of such systems untenable.

The Vitrage project is designed to address precisely this.

Vitrage is a new Root Cause Analysis Engine for organizing, analyzing and expanding OpenStack alarms & events, yielding insights regarding the root cause of problems and deducing the existence of problems before they are directly detected.

Its ultimate goal is that every significant occurrence in the cloud should have a timely alarm generated for it, and that the cause-effect relationships between these events is understood and visualized.

In this session we'll present Vitrage for the first time. In addition to going over its goals, design and planned features, we will demo three features supported for the Mitaka version of Vitrage:

1. A clear view of the Cloud Topology

2. Configurable template-based raising of alarms

3. The Root Cause Analysis of these alarms

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees of this session will learn how Vitrage can help them improve their understanding of their OpenStack environment.

Whether an IT manager or an application owner on the cloud, Vitrage can help them get a clear idea of what is happening, and get to the root of the problem quickly. 

OpenStack developers will benefit further from this session.

Vitrage has a pluggable architecture, with the ability to integrate new information sources easily as well as define new types of alarms to raise.

Developers will discover how they can help move Vitrage forward to reach its maximum potential, whether for their own company or for the OpenStack community. 

Furthermore, as this is the first time Vitrage is presented, attendees will get to hear about the motivation behind the project, its core design principles, and its current status

Wednesday, April 27, 9:50am-10:30am (2:50pm - 3:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Nokia Cloudband
Iris Finkelstein-Sagi brings over 20 years of experience and vision from her work in telecommunications, consumer tech, SaaS and more.  Iris' expertise runs the gamut from product and communications marketing to strategy, PR, copywriting, events & campaign management, social media marketing, website design and lead generation.  In her current position Iris leads... FULL PROFILE
Nokia Cloudband
Ohad is a product manager in CloudBand, Nokia. In his role, Ohad is leading Analytics and monitoring for the CloudBand NFVI product and he is also responsible for open source activity in CloudBand. Ohad is driving Vitrage, an official OpenStack project, initiated by CloudBand, for root cause analysis, deduced alarms and states. FULL PROFILE
Nokia Cloudband
Alexey is a senior software engineer in Redis Labs with over 10+ years of experience in software development, in fields ranging from imaging and security to cloud and analytics.  He is currently a core developer of the OpenStack Vitrage project, dedicated to organizing, analyzing and visualizing the OpenStack Cloud, with a current focus on fault management and Root Cause Analysis (RCA). FULL PROFILE