Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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Building Self-healing Applications with Aodh, Zaqar and Mistral

Explore how OpenStack can provide highly-available monitoring of your application at any scale.

Automatically scaling and healing applications based on resource/application status or workload is at the heart of the OpenStack value proposition. It is one of the key capabilities that differentiate cloud vs. traditional infrastructure such as VMware.

We'll talk about how to make your applications autonomous by using Zaqar to get notifications from an OpenStack cloud and use them to autonomously manage the application's own infrastructure, so that people with pagers sitting in front of monitors and clicking on things don't have to. Then we'll demonstrate how to use new features in OpenStack to build a cloud application that is self-healing in the face of VM failure.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn how new features in Newton allow alarms from Aodh (as well as some other types of notifications) to trigger arbitrary workflows in Mistral via Zaqar notifications, and how to use this to build a self-healing, autoscaling cloud application. We'll also discuss the ways that OpenStack could improve to allow even more powerful autonomous applications in the future, and why that's a big deal when it comes to making your applications more reliable without making them vastly more expensive.

Thursday, October 27, 9:00am-9:40am (7:00am - 7:40am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat
As a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, I am working on building consensus around a common technical direction for OpenStack, with a particular interest in the needs of application developers for a full cloud feature set, not just a better way to launch virtual machines. I am one of the original developers of the Heat project and still a member of the core team. I served as the Heat... FULL PROFILE
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer at Nokia. For the last 3.5 years he's been mostly working on Mistral Workflow Service for OpenStack. Since the very beginning of the project he’s been actively contributing in both architecture design and implementation. He’s also been working as a community lead and presenting the project publicly. FULL PROFILE