GlusterFS India Meetup – Bangalore

It’s been a while since we conducted GlusterFS meetups in India. Obviously we selected Red Hat Bangalore office (www.meetup.com/glusterfs-India/events/197675922/ ) as a kickoff place for its second avatar :). It was conducted on 21st Nov 2014. Yes , its a Friday. Most of the meetups happens on weekends, here in Bangalore, but we took an exception here. More or less, we thought of capturing the real minds interested in Gluster File system. 40 slots were opened and the slots were full with people ranging from Developer to Devops & Consultants!

There were 4 talks scheduled which discussed GlusterFS and its integration with other emerging technologies.

GlusterFS 3.6 and GlusterFS next.
GlusterFS monitoring using nagios
GlusterFS Snapshots
GlusterFS & Openstack

We started the event by 2:00 PM. It started with a quick welcome note by Vijay Bellur, followed by a presentation on “GlusterFS 3.6 and GlusterFS next” by Krishnan (KP). Krishnan started with a quick introduction of GlusterFS and gave an overview of important features of GlusterFS 3.6 release. Later he talked about the features we are planning to have in next GlusterFS version.

The slides can be found here!

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Next session , GlusterFS monitoring using Nagios was delivered by Nishanth Thomas. Nishanth started with, an overview about nagios. Later he covered the GlusterFS extensions and the plugins available for nagios monitoring of GlusterFS. He wrapped his session by a demo on what statistics can be collected and the reports it generates.

The slides can be found here:

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Yes, its time for snacks 🙂 , and a good time for networking. The interaction happened between different groups and it helped the outsiders to interact with the GlusterFS devels and talk about the challenges and feedback on GlusterFS.
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After taking 25 mins break ,we resumed with a session on GlusterFS snapshots. Rajesh, core contributor of snapshot team delivered this presentation. Rajesh spoke about Snapshot mechanism , LVM thin pool concepts and the volume level snapshots which is available now with GlusterFS . He also talked about how to work with GlusterFS snapshots.

The slides can be found here:

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Time for last talk! its all about GlusterFS and Openstack. The openstack integrations team ( Deepak, Ramana Raja, Prasanth, Bharat) together delivered this session.

In this talk, Deepak and Ramana talked about how glusterfs can be used with Manila, a project which is in incubation. Prashanth spoke about the work happening on SwiftOnFile and how GlusterFS can be used as a backend for Openstack Swift. He also covered the storage policies feature of Swift. Bharat talked about the cinder driver implementation for GlusterFS. The scalability of Openstack Storage can be really expanded with GlusterFS as one of the backend file system. The community attendees got a feel of importance of GlusterFS in OpenStack ecosystem and also how new open source technologies can leverage each others’ communities.

The slides can be found here.

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I was really thrilled to see a packed audience and the questions raised by the participants. Those questions were really thoughtful and deserved quality answers. We were really happy to see the enthusiasm and the energy on this event.

As an organizer, I am really happy and looking forward to having more meetups in the future. We should do more events, especially when the request comes from the participants itself.

Big Thanks to all the speakers , participants and Red Hat for organising such a great meetup!!

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