Tuesday October 11th, 2011
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Microsoft Office - Waltham
201 Jones Road, Waltham MA
Sixth Floor: Room MPR-B
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Photo attribution: Michael Clark
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Welcome back to Virtualization!
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6:00-6:15 Introduction to Virtualization
If you are new to virtualization, join this informal introduction to virtualization given by one of our members. Otherwise, join in for some pre-meeting networking with the rest of the group. Pizza will be available to all.
6:00-7:00 Networking, Introductions, Pizza
7:00-7:45 Philip Thomas, VMTurbo
The changing needs and growing responsibilities of virtualization management
The importance of being able to react quickly to changing VM work loadings
Two wrong ways and one right way to relocate a VM
Two wrong ways and one right way to re-size a VM
How Latency and CPU wait state as gross metrics of performance can hide poorly performing applications (and how application monitoring is better)
How an Economic Scheduling Engine works and how it creates a behavior very different to a threshold based response.
Philip Thomas, Director of Technical Marketing, VMTurbo, has had a long career well documented by Interpol that includes selling Tupperware door to door, professional bicycle mechanic and CEO of a software company. He has fought duels at dawn and worked to help many companies improve the performance and efficiency of their virtualized environments.
7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking
8:00-8:45 Robert Friend , Solarflare
Accelerate Virtualized Applications with Flexible, Highly-Scalable, High-Performance, Intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Typical deployments utilize the fastest servers and storage, but usually never consider optimizing the connection in between. Although migrating from 1GbE to 10GbE is recommended, it alone is not sufficient. Optimizing the I/O connection for not only storage traffic, but also VM migration, VM to VM traffic, fault tolerance, and management requires a flexible, scalable solution, in addition to high performance. This discussion will investigate methods to optimize 10G Ethernet network I/O in virtual environments.
Robert Friend is a product marketing manager who grows Solarflare’s product portfolio of 10 gigabit Ethernet server adapters into next-generation market segments, such as cloud / virtualization, high performance computing, high frequency trading, and big data. Previously Mr. Friend launched Hifn’s “VTL Express” product line into the storage networking space, and launched a regular expression software product into new Hifn security market spaces (IDS & AV). Mr. Friend has written numerous industry technology articles and white papers, has been a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, coauthor of RFC 1967, RFC 1974, RFC 2395, contributor to RFC 2118 and RFC 3078, and granted patent 4,920,339 for a switchable bus termination and address selector. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes
Cleanup Immediately After Meeting
Registration Links: VirtG October 11 th Meeting