[TriLUG-announce] Oct 11 Meeting: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine

Jeremy Davis jeremydavis at jeremydavis.biz
Wed Sep 19 22:16:36 EDT 2012


Topic: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine
Presenter: Jim Salter and Todd Lewis
When: Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps

Jim Salter - This talk will start with an intro to KVM then will move
to a focus on mixed-source environments, aka using Linux to take some
of the pain and agony out of managing Windows servers that we just
can't get away from. I am very passionate about KVM, especially in
regards to mixed-source environments. My day-to-day business largely
involves system administration in businesses that are open to OSS, but
still can't get away from applications that require a Windows
environment - so taking a lot of the sting out by virtualizing Windows
Server under Linux is near and dear to me, and is a pretty exciting
field in my opinion. =) I have administered and managed and designed
the infrastructure for a couple of Alexa Top 1000 sites, generating
upwards of 60GB of Apache logfiles per day for a single site using
off-the-shelf open source apps, filesystems, and kernels.

Special Guest
For the October 11th meeting, we also will have a special guest! The
founder of POSSCON, Todd Lewis, will be speaking to the group briefly
before the presentation begins. The Palmetto Open Source Software
Conference has brought world-class speakers and content to the
Southeast to discuss the latest open and open source issues for
technologists, business and government IT leaders, and educators. See
for yourself at http://www.posscon.org

Jim Salter - Bio
Jim is a voracious open source advocate, technologist and author. He
first chose open source in 1999 when he ran Apache on FreeBSD, set up
his first FreeBSD server from scratch in 2001 and first installed an
open source product professionally, FreeBSD 4.5 and Samba over an old
Windows NT 3.5 Server, in 2002. In 2004 he founded FreeBSDwiki.net,
subtitled "FreeBSD For The Impatient", as an open documentation
project available to the public. It now has over 500 articles, over
30,000 edits, and 10,000+ unique visitors per month with 65% of
content being self-authored. For many years it was one of the top
1,000 top/busiest wikis on the planet as measured by number of edits.
Since 2003 he has operated his own system administration and
application development company implementing hundreds of open source
solutions for a wide variety of clients.

Todd Lewis - Bio
Todd started the Open IT Lab in January 2011 to promote open source
awareness, education and application. He also founded and serves as
Chair of POSSCON, one of the largest open source conferences in the
Southeast, and serves as managing partner of Palmetto Computer Labs,
an open source consulting firm. His focus on open source started after
reading David Wheeler's "Why Open Source Software/Free Software
(OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!". He continues because
of the numerous opportunities open source creates for anyone

TriLUG Kids
Reminder - Children are welcome to bring their parents to TriLUG with
them! While we can't provide any official childcare, coöperation
between parents is encouraged so that all people who would like to
attend can do so without worrying about the little ones. The current
primary contact is Cristóbal Palmer, who is best reached by email at
cmp at cmpalmer.org with "TriLUG Childcare" as the subject line.

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