Eric D. Schabell: Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Hybrid Cloud

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Hybrid Cloud

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This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article you'll tour the theme of get hands-on with labs focused on hybrid cloud. You'll learn how to get started with cloud native apps, using OpenShift on a public cloud, focus on operator tasks with a container platform, optimize your existing IT by migrating VM's easily from one infrastructure to another in your hybrid cloud, and build base images for your public cloud infrastructure.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.

Getting started with cloud-native apps

This hands-on lab on cloud-native apps will introduce the key concepts of modern application development using microservices runtimes and frameworks. In this lab, you'll learn how to use the microservices runtimes included in Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes—such as Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, and Vert.x—to build a cloud-native application. We'll also share how to automate build, configuration management, and deployment of your cloud-native apps using the application life-cycle management capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift.

Presenters: Siamak Sadeghianfar, Red Hat, James Falkner, Red Hat, Thomas Qvarnström, Red Hat

OpenShift Container Platform on Microsoft Azure

Learn how to set up Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Microsoft Azure and deploy applications on it.

In this lab, you'll deploy a basic application in an OpenShift and Azure environment. For extra credit, you can set up an Azure Active Directory (AD) integration for your OpenShift environment.

Note: This session will require pre-work to set up your Azure and Red Hat Developer accounts in advance of the lab. Registered participants will get Azure credits to use during and after the lab.

Presenters: Boris Baryshnikov, Microsoft, Grant Shipley, Red Hat, Michael Hausenblas, Red Hat

OpenShift for operators 

OpenShift combines the speed and portability of Docker containers with the cluster management capabilities of Kubernetes. And for developers, the real power of OpenShift is the way it uses these technologies to provide full application life-cycle support—from source code through production application deployments. But what if the application you're trying to manage is OpenShift itself?

In this lab, you'll learn how to manage all of the runtime aspects of an OpenShift cluster, from quotas and limits, to user management, to basic node host management tasks.

Note: This lab is updated every year with the latest Red Hat OpenShift features for administrators. It is highly recommended for anyone considering an OpenShift deployment for their private cloud.

Presenters: Erik Jacobs, Red Hat, Harrison Ripps, Red Hat, Thomas Wiest, Red Hat, Daniel Messer, Red Hat

Optimize your IT—VM migration made easy with Red Hat

In today's infrastructures, the coexistence of on-premise virtualization resources with private and public clouds is becoming the norm. Being able to put the workloads in the most convenient infrastructure provides benefits to:

- System administrators by providing tested tools to move VMs easily in large batches
- IT managers by making workload distribution and choosing the best target for each workload simple
- CIOs by making changing virtualization provider a frictionless, low risk task.

In this lab, you'll get hands-on time with the Red Hat infrastructure migration solution to move virtualized workloads from a traditional virtualization environment to Red Hat Virtualization—all supported by Red Hat CloudForms running with Red Hat Ansible Automation.

Presenters: Fabien Dupont, Red Hat, Miguel Perez Colino, Red Hat, Brett Thurber, Red Hat, Eric D Schabell, Red Hat

ultimate guide red hat summit labsBuilding a Red Hat Enterprise Linux gold image for Azure

In this practical lab, we'll walk through the process of how to build a standard gold image for Red Hat Enterprise Linux that works in the Microsoft Azure public cloud. Customize the image for best practices, install the Windows Azure Live Agent, and convert the disk image to the Windows Azure format. This is necessary if you want to use Cloud Access with Azure, and not the marketplace.

Presenters: Dan Kinkead, Red Hat, James Read, Red Hat, Goetz Rieger, Red Hat, El Bedri Khaled, Microsoft

Stay tuned for more Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs and watch for more online under the tag #RHSummitLabs.