Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog (replay)

In this lab, we’ll start with the simple installation and configuration of Red Hat CloudForms. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you explore typical use cases for installing CloudForms into both new and existing environments. You’ll also set up a service catalog and work with provisioning workflow scenarios that vary from simple to advanced. Assistance will be provided throughout the lab by some of the most experienced Red Hat solution architects, consultants, and technical product managers who help our customers successfully create and manage their clouds.

This lab is also offered on Tuesday from 1:20-3:20 p.m..

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

In this 2-hour lab, you’ll:

  • Use an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to launch secure, private instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
  • Use the AWS Web Console to create a key pair, security groups, and launch instances with user data.
  • Review VPC connectivity options including hardware and software VPN, bastion hosts, and NAT.
  • Launch and configure a bastion host and use that host to securely connect to private Amazon EC2 instances.

You’ll leave this lab with an understanding of the Amazon VPC security model, including subnets and routes, security groups, user data, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2, and a $25 AWS credit.

Implementing storage with OpenStack

In this lab, we’ll investigate the configuration of Red Hat Storage Server, based on GlusterFS technology, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how to integrate Red Hat Storage Server with the Glance, Cinder, and Nova services to provide the image, volume, and ephemeral storage infrastructure common to every OpenStack implementation. As a bonus exercise, we’ll implement the object store built into Red Hat Storage Server via the Gluster-4-Swift components to provide Swift API cloud storage to our OpenStack environment.

Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat enables administrators to quickly serve application developer customers by deploying a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure that streamlines the application service delivery process. OpenShift Enterprise does this in a highly efficient, fine-grained, multi-tenant cloud architecture that maximizes infrastructure utilization. This enables developers to quickly focus on what matters to them: writing code.

Join us for an in-depth, 2-hour lab focusing on the system administration of OpenShift Enterprise 2 and highlighting the deployment of a PaaS application. This detailed and interactive lab will be assisted by the very friendly developers, engineers, and consultants working on OpenShift.

After an overview of OpenShift Enterprise, you’ll deploy your own basic PaaS in a configuration that consists of 1 broker and 1 node. A more advanced configuration consisting of a distributed architecture will be demonstrated and discussed. And using you own configuration, you’ll verify the successful installation. (Various administrative actions will be demonstrated, prior to you exploring them on your own.) In addition, client tools will be installed and configured so that you can deploy an application either using a command-line interface or the web-based console.

Automate your business with Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration & BPM

Both business process management (BPM) and business rules management (BRM) technologies have emerged as powerful approaches to building agile business solutions, fostering true collaboration between business and IT stakeholders. Red Hat is leading the way with a new generation of open source BRMS and BPM platforms.

In this lab, we’ll spend a couple hours hunkered down with Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat’s BPM solution. You’ll:

  • Learn to automate your business with flexible, rules-based, process-driven business applications.
  • Work on existing functional projects that you’ll be required to extend, using new components such as the model designer, form designer, process designer, and rules tooling.
  • Be able to recreate several complete demo projects by the end of the lab and you’ll have the material to extend them with various real life business aspects.

Accelerate PaaS development with Red Hat JBoss EAP & OpenShift Enterprise

In this hands-on lab, explore how OpenShift by Red Hat can speed up your application management, development, and deployment. Join us as we get our hands dirty with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and create an application from scratch. You’ll learn how to improve your daily workflow with Maven, Git, and continuous integration (CI) testing, and how JBoss Forge can speed up application development. We’ll explore application scaling and more in this lab.