May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

Horizontal Scaling 101: A Hands-On Workshop with Heat & Ceilometer

Although Autoscaling has certainly been one of the buzziest buzzwords, what's the real magic that makes it all work?  Join us as we setup OpenStack autoscaling with the help of the Heat and Ceilometer services.  This workshop provides an easy-to-understand introduction to autoscaling in OpenStack by not only presenting a fun look at the history of the feature, but a step-by-step walkthrough on how to setup your very own autoscaling application!  Learn how to prepare your application for world-wide popularity as demand begins to spike and decrease your capacity during those less busy times!

Please note:  session attendance does have a maximum capacity.  All admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.  Thank you for your understanding.   

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will first learn about the history of autoscaling and the origin of the Heat and Ceilometer projects.  A comprehensive review of Heat and Ceilometer infrastructure will show attendees how the projects fit into the overall OpenStack ecosystem.  Each participant will then gain hands-on Heat experience by accessing a live OpenStack environment where they will learn how to create autoscaling groups, policies, and alarms.  They will finally deploy their application, replicate resource usage to trigger the creation of additional instances, and automatically downscale when resources become free!  By the end of this workshop, participants will walk away with the confidence to setup autoscaling in their organization's OpenStack environment!

Wednesday, May 10, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Phil Hopkins, Principal Engineer at Rackspace. has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of South Florida and has been working on Linux systems for over 15 years. In the past he has taught Cisco Networking classes and worked as a Cisco Admin as well as designing VOIP systems using Asterisk. He is active teaching and writing about Openstack software defined networks (SDN). He has... FULL PROFILE