NetApp Workshop January 2013


oVirt Workshop at NetApp HQ 2013

An oVirt Workshop is being held at the NetApp Campus, Sunnyvale, California, on January 22-24, 2013.

oVirt workshops focus on introducing the project, the technologies inside of the sub-projects, and holding technical breakouts for learning and hacking. oVirt Workshops are a community effort and are held at both industry events and the campuses of oVirt board member companies.

Registration for this event is now closed

Event details

On January 22, 2013, the oVirt workshop is pleased to welcome two key members of the NetApp team, Patrick Rogers, VP Solutions & Integrators Group, and David Dale, Industry Evangelist & Director Industry Standards. Patrick will give an opening keynote presentation on the importance of open source software to NetApp, while David will address NetApp, the oVirt project and cross-company collaboration to produce strategic wins.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - User Day

Time Title Speaker      
08:30-09:00 colspan=2 Continental breakfast, networking      
width=20% 09:00-09:30 width=50% Opening remarks and keynote ( slides) width=30% David Dale (NetApp)
09:30-10:30 oVirt Introduction (slides) James Rankin (Red Hat)      
10:30-11:00 oVirt and NetApp Patrick Rogers (VP, NetApp)      
11:00 - 11:15 colspan=2 Coffee Break      
11:15-12:30 oVirt Users: Community Feedback Deep Dive, and oVirt Roadmap (user slides, roadmap slides) Dave Neary and Itamar Heim (Red Hat)      
12:30-13:30 colspan=2 Lunch      
13:30-14:30 Gluster and oVirt: Distributed shared storage John Mark Walker (Red Hat)      
14:30-15:15 oVirt Architecture Overview ( slides) Itamar Heim (Red Hat)      
15:15-15:30 colspan=2 Coffee break      
15:30-17:30 oVirt Hands-on Workshop (slides) James Rankin (Red Hat)      

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Integrator/Developer Day

Time Title Speaker      
08:30-09:00 colspan=2 Continental breakfast served      
09:00-09:15 Opening remarks        
width=20% 09:15-10:00 width=50% Introduction to UI plug-ins ( slides) width=30% Oved Ourfali (Red Hat)
10:00-10:45 NetApp Virtual Solutions Console for oVirt ( slides) Christopher Morrissey (NetApp)      
10:45-11:00 colspan=2 Coffee break      
11:00-11:45 oVirt Storage and Live Storage Migration ( slides) Ayal Baron (Red Hat)      
11:45-12:30 oVirt Node - overview ( slides) Mike Burns (Red Hat)      
12:30-13:30 colspan=2 Lunch      
13:30-14:15 oVirt Network and Quantum ( slides) Itamar Heim (Red Hat)      
14:15-15:00 VDSM Hooks ( slides) Ayal Baron (Red Hat)      
15:00-15:15 colspan=2 Coffee break      
15:15-16:00 Extending oVirt with the API and SDK ( slides) Oved Ourfaili (Red Hat)      
16:00-16:45 Supporting CIMI ( slides) Oved Ourfali (Red Hat)      
16:45-17:30 Customizing oVirt Node ( slides) Mike Burns (Red Hat)      

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Hackfest Day

On hackfest day, we have three available spaces for Birds of a Feather sessions, practical tutorials and workshops, helpdesk-type sessions where people can have their questions answered, and whatever else attendees would like to talk about and do. This third day will be part conference, part “unconference” - attendees will get from the day what they put in.

Hackpace - room 1 - Tutorials and BOFs

Time Title Speaker      
width=20% 09:00-10:30 width=50% oVirt debugging and troubleshooting width=30% Haim Ateya (Red Hat)
  10:30-11:00 colspan=2 Coffee break    
11:00-12:30 Storage BOF: The future of Storage in Virtualization and the Cloud John Mark Walker (Red Hat)      
12:30 colspan=2 Workshop closing      

Hackspace - room 2 - plug-ins

Time Title Speaker      
width=20% 09:00-10:30 width=50% BOF: oVirt UI plug-ins ( slides) width=30% Oved Ourfali (Red Hat)
  10:30-11:00 colspan=2 Coffee break    
11:00-12:30 UI plug-in hackfest, hands-on workshop ( notes) Vojtech Szocs (Red Hat)      
12:30 colspan=2 Workshop closing      

Hackspace - room 3 - TBD

Interested in Networking, OpenStack integration, VDSM or KVM? Propose a BOF for this hackspace and turn it into a working session. Hackspace slots are 90 minutes long.

Venue and Travel Information


This latest in the Global Workshops Series will be hosted by NetApp at their Corporate Headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Attendees will need to check in at Building 7 upon arrival.

Parking will be available on-site in NetApp’s parking lot. Avoid any space that is marked as reserved. If you are unable to locate a parking space outside, you are welcome to try the parking garage adjacent to Building 7. The top floor is best for visitor parking, but you are welcome to use any space not marked as reserved in the garage.

NetApp’s facilities are disabled accessible.

Should you have particular needs related to making your visit to NetApp’s HQ, please contact Leslie Hawthorn (Lh) for assistance. We will do our very best to accommodate all dietary needs, etc.


For attendees who wish to book a hotel room, we have secured a room block at the nearby Country Inn and Suites at a room rate of 125 USD / night for a standard room and 145/night for a king suite, excluding tax and incidentals. To book into the hotel room block, please phone +1.408.747.0999. This room block will be listed at close of business on January 8th. If you require hotel accommodation please reserve before then. After this date, you may still request the rate, but we cannot guarantee room availability.

Mention the oVirt NetApp workshop when booking to receive a room at our specially negotiated rate. If you are having difficulties securing a room in our block, please contact Leslie Hawthorn (Lh) for assistance.

The hotel is a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue, and just over half a mile for those who’d like to walk.


Attendees who require a letter of invitation for visa purposes should contact Leslie Hawthorn for assistance.


Registration for this event is now open. Please register as soon as possible so we can get an accurate headcount for the workshop. Due to venue size, we must cap the maximum number of participants at 100.

Registration is free, and includes attendance for all sessions of the workshop, lunch and snacks on all days of the workshop.

Pre-registration is required, as on-site registration will not be possible.

oVirt Board meeting

The oVirt board meeting will be held on Thursday January 24th from 9am to 1pm in NetApp headquarters. An agenda for the meeting is in preparation, and will be sent to the Board mailing list before the workshop. For those who wish to participate, but who cannot travel to Sunnyvale, we are working on enabling remote attendance. Please contact Leslie Hawthorn (Lh) to register interest in remote attendance.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Registrants will be expected to execute NetApp’s visitors Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) upon entering the facilities. Should you wish to review a copy of the non-disclosure agreement in advance, please contact Leslie Hawthorn (Lh). The NDA does not cover the material of the oVirt workshop, as this information is already publicly available given oVirt is an open source software project.