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Monday, September 15
 

9:00am

Welcome
Speakers
LK

Lars Kurth

Director, Citrix
Lars Kurth had his first contact with the open source community in 1997 when he worked on various parts of the ARM toolchain. This experience led Lars to become a passionate open source enthusiast who worked with and for many open source communities over the past 19 years. Lars contributed to projects such as GCC, Eclipse, Symbian and Xen and became the open source community manager for Xen.org in 2011 and later chairman of the Xen Project... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am
BV Hall

9:15am

Status of Xen Project
The last two years have seen an extraordinary level of change within the Xen Project developer and user communities. The project introduced Document Days, Test Days, Release Managers and has become much more vocal in telling its story. The most significant was the move of the Xen Project to become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project last year and the creation of the Xen Project Advisory Board. This talk we will highlight the key changes that have affected our User Community and outline what comes next. We will also make a short detour explaining the role and impact of the Xen Project Advisory Board.

Speakers
LK

Lars Kurth

Director, Citrix
Lars Kurth had his first contact with the open source community in 1997 when he worked on various parts of the ARM toolchain. This experience led Lars to become a passionate open source enthusiast who worked with and for many open source communities over the past 19 years. Lars contributed to projects such as GCC, Eclipse, Symbian and Xen and became the open source community manager for Xen.org in 2011 and later chairman of the Xen Project... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am
BV Hall

9:45am

Xen 4.5 roadmap
The Xen Project roadmap encompasses the hypervisor, toolstacks, Linux kernel, and other software that depends or uses the product. In this presentation, Konrad will review what the Xen Project 4.5 is expecting to have - and what challenges are anticipated,  how we are going to get to the goal, and possible fallbacks.

Speakers
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Konrad Wilk

Software Director, Oracle
Konrad Wilk is a Software Director at Oracle. His group's mission is to make Linux and Xen Project virtualization better and faster. As part of this work, Konrad has been the maintainer of the Xen Project subsystem in Linux kernel, Xen Project maintainer and had been the Release Manager for the 4.5 release of the Xen Project Hypervisor. Konrad has been active in the Linux and Xen Project communities for more than 7 years and was instrumental in... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 9:45am - 10:15am
BV Hall

10:15am

Break
Monday September 15, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am
2nd floor foyer

10:30am

VM Security : On the outside looking in
Zazen is a security framework designed for the cloud, made uniquely possible by Xen.  Many security problems plague virtualized environments due to resource contention and inability to scale, whereas Zazen explicitly attempts to solve such issues. To protect virtual machines, Zazen uses several of Xen’s newest features to safely, scalably inspect VM state and memory. Notably, Zazen has no need for an in-guest agent or patches to the hypervisor. In this presentation, Matthew and Steven will show how Xen’s architecture explicitly supports the pursuit of security and the construction of security tools. They will also discuss the Xen memory events subsystem and how it provides an ideal mechanism for OS monitoring, researcher, and VM security.

Speakers
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Steven Maresca

Lead engineer and security researcher, Zentific LLC
Steven Maresca is lead engineer and security researcher at Zentific LLC. In this role, he builds flexible tools to manage virtual machines and reduce complexity in systems security.  He possesses deep knowledge of hypervisor internals, systems design, and information security. Most recently, Steven has led a research effort to secure virtual machines, sponsored by the DARPA Cyber Fast Track.  A long-time Xen community member, he is... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
BV Hall

10:30am

Xen in Openstack - An overview with SUSE Cloud
Openstack Cloud has been primarily focused on KVM as the default hypervisor. This talk will present how to have a fully supported Xen hypervisor in Openstack.  This presentation will be an overview of Openstack hypervisor support.  We will start with a live demo of Xen in Openstack and  and then dive into the details of using Xen for supporting your cloud instances.

Speakers
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Alejandro Bonilla

Alejandro is a technical specialist for SUSE, with focus on Big Data, Cloud and Systems Management. Once a premium support engineer and consultant in Europe, he gained insight between customer needs and open source trends, transitioning to the Sales Organization in the US North East area. | | A fanatic of analytics, cloud and Linux moving forward with over 15 years of experience with Linux.


Monday September 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
Cafe

11:15am

Introduction to the Advanced Security Features of the Xen Project Hypervisor
The Xen Project team produces a mature, enterprise-grade virtualization technology featuring many advanced and unique security features.  For this reason, it's the hypervisor of choice for multiple security-sensitive government agencies.  However, while much of the security of Xen Project software is inherent in its design, many of the advanced security features, such as stub domains, driver domains, and Xen Security Modules (XSM), are not enabled by default.  This session will describe many of the advanced security features of the software which can be used in either a traditional virtualization environment or a cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Pavlicek

Russell Pavlicek

Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
Currently employed by Citrix as the Evangelist for Xen Project, Russell has spent two decades evangelizing Open Source. He has over 150 pieces published, including columns for Infoworld and Processor magazines and one book. He has spoken at over 75 Open Source conferences, including most of the biggest Linux conferences in North America. A former panelist on The Linux Show weekly webcast, he also has many years of experience employing Open Source... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
BV Hall

11:15am

Using and Understanding Xen4CentOS
A concise explanation of what Xen4CentOS is, what it provides, and how to use it.  We will also discuss the future of the effort through the new CentOS Virtualization SIG.

Speakers

Monday September 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
Cafe

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday September 15, 2014 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Various Restaurants

1:30pm

Deploying C and Java applications directly on Xen, with OSv
Much computer science research has focused on the dream of running an application directly on the Xen
hypervisor, without the overhead and admin hassle of the guest OS layer.  But until now, the "library OS"
concept has been limited to a few language runtimes. With OSv, a simple, single-address-space guest OS
layer, it's now possible to take commodity C, C++, and Java applications from source code to running VM in one step, with minimal OS configuration .

This talk will include a step-by-step walk-through of the complete process of converting an ordinary application into a stand-alone, first-class virtual machine ready to run on Xen.

Speakers
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Don Marti

Technical Marketing Manager, Cloudius Systems
Don Marti is a technical marketing manager for Cloudius Systems, the OSv company. He has written for Linux Weekly News, Linux Journal, and other publications. He co-founded the Linux consulting firm Electric Lichen, which was acquired by VA Linux Systems. Don has served as president and vice president of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group and on the program committees for Uselinux, Codecon, and LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.


Monday September 15, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cafe

1:30pm

Xen Orchestra (XAPI and XenServer from the web)
Xen Orchestra is a web based management tool for the XAPI toolstack that is developed by the Xen Project. XAPI is a fully featured management API for Xen, that is also used by the recently open sourced XenServer.

We'll see how Xen Orchestra leverages XAPI by allowing a complete control of your virtualized infrastructure. First, we'll explain quickly the XO architecture and why this modularity allows powerful features. Then, a review of current and future possibilities will be exposed, to show what you can expect from this solution: orchestration features and integration with all XAPI's capable hosts (XenServer or any distro with XAPI packages, such as Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS). Finally, we'll talk about the project itself and how we interact with users.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lambert

Olivier Lambert

CEO & Co-Founder, Vates
Creator of Xen Orchestra project (http://xen-orchestra.com) and CEO/co-founder of Vates (http://vates.fr), a start-up specialized in Open Source. Also a specializing Linux sysadmin with 10+ years of experience. Speaking experience: FOSDEM (2013,2014, 2015,2016), LinuxCon North America/Xen User Summit (2013) in New Orleans, Xen User Summit (2014) in New-York City and LCon/ContainerCon (2015) in Seatlle. Also participated in several Xen Project... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
BV Hall

2:15pm

Unikernels: Who, What, Where, When, Why.
Over the last several years, I and others have talked about the promise of unikernels — single-purpose, lightweight virtual machines — in the cloud. However, all of these talks have simply presented our architectures and speculated about their usefulness. Over the last several years, Galois has actually been using unikernels to implement interesting components in critical systems: non-bypassable encryption components, network monitors and alarms, platform obfuscation capabilities, Tor nodes, network re-routers, and so on. In this talk, I will speak briefly on each of them and ask the question: Was a unikernel a good platform for this project? If so, why? If not, why not? What are the general rules we can infer about when unikernels are useful, and what part of the cloud ecosystem they are best suited to serve?

Speakers
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Adam Wick

Galois
Adam Wick leads the systems software group at Galois, Inc., a R&D company in Portland, OR. Galois does research in formal methods, programming language development, operating systems, compiler engineering, and security. Dr. Wick has worked in a variety of fields at all level of the software stack, from hardware synthesis to web applications, but has recently focused network and operating security considerations. Amongst his current jobs, he... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cafe

2:15pm

XenServer Creedence: XenServer one year after being open-sourced
In June of 2013 Citrix officially transitioned XenServer form being primarily a commercial software effort to being an open source software effort.  During the last year we’ve had ups and downs, but are also countering detractors with one of the largest XenServer engineering efforts in years.  Code named Creedence, we’ve embarked on a complete platform refresh, and done so with active community input.  In this session we’ll cover some of what’s happened at XenServer.org, what the core philosophy is for XenServer, and what changes you can expect to see in XenServer as Creedence is released.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

Senior Technical Evangelist, Black Duck Software
Tim Mackey is a technical evangelist with Black Duck Software, and was most recently the community manager for XenServer. Tim has held roles in mission critical engineering, performance monitoring and large scale data center operations. He has spoken globally on a variety of topics, and at well known events such as OSCON, CloudOpen, Interop, CA World, Cloud Connect, USENIX LISA and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.


Monday September 15, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
BV Hall

3:00pm

Break
Monday September 15, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
2nd floor foyer

3:15pm

COLO: An introduction to this High Availability project
Virtual machine (VM) replication (replicating the state of a primary VM running on a primary node to a secondary VM running on a secondary node) provides software solution of application-agnostic hardware fault tolerance - non-stop service. Unfortunately, existing VM replication approaches suffer from excessive overhead, limiting their applicability and adoption. However, in practice there is no need for the secondary VM to perfectly match its machine state with the primary VM at all times, and this may be exploited to optimize performance. In this talk, we propose COLO (COarse-grain LOck-stepping virtual machine), a generic and highly efficient non-stop service solution, utilizing on-demand VM replication, as one possible solution.

Speakers
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Will Auld

Cloud Architect, PE, Intel
Will Auld is a Cloud Architect, PE with Intel Corp. He has been working in the Open Source virtualization and cloud architecture for the past 2-3 years. He has spoken at Linuxcon, Xen Developer Summit, KVM Forum, Linux Plumbers and Linux Users meetings.


Monday September 15, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cafe

3:15pm

Provisioning large numbers of xapi based security appliances
FCG 3000 (Grant McWilliams, Sound Linux Training and Consulting) - Due to mandatory PCI and HIPAA compliance companies have to maintain a certain level of security. FCG provisions appliances into customer networks and provides automated security scanning and/or interactive penetration testing services to ensure security compliance. The product encompasses physical, virtual and cloud appliances using the Xen hypervisor and XAPI managed via a custom build system and saltstack. The product build system is designed to provide 1000s of appliances provisioned into customer networks with very little interaction from a build engineer. Grant McWilliams, from Sound Linux Training and Consulting - Chief Product Engineer will provide an overview on how the physical appliances are built as well as spawning cloud instances on the fly.

Speakers
avatar for Grant McWilliams

Grant McWilliams

Sound Linux Training
Grant McWilliams has been developing open source products for over 15 years. He's an active member on the Xenapi Admin Project, a Computer Science professor and a full time product developer. He's an expert at using the Xen hypervisor, Saltstack and Linux. Past projects included building In Flight Entertainment systems (IFE) and black box kiosks. Current projects include CentOS and Kali based network security appliances for scanning and... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
BV Hall

4:00pm

Break
Monday September 15, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
2nd floor foyer

4:10pm

Xen Project User Jam
:10 On-Ramp Demo/Discussion
:25 Community Report
:35 Community Feedback

Speakers
avatar for Russell Pavlicek

Russell Pavlicek

Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
Currently employed by Citrix as the Evangelist for Xen Project, Russell has spent two decades evangelizing Open Source. He has over 150 pieces published, including columns for Infoworld and Processor magazines and one book. He has spoken at over 75 Open Source conferences, including most of the biggest Linux conferences in North America. A former panelist on The Linux Show weekly webcast, he also has many years of experience employing Open Source... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 4:10pm - 5:00pm
BV Hall