7 – 11 March returned from the CeBIT with presentation slides, a tip for data migration and a crazy OSDC iPad special.
Once back from the CeBIT, Julian shared his presentation on “IT Service Management with Open Source” with all. For an overview of the most important ITSM tools from the open source world for Incident & Problem Management, Event Management, Operations Management, Service Desk and CMDB, check out the slides.
Sebastian followed with a tip for data migration: AUFS (Another UnionFS). He sees it as an alternative to the popular rsync, which requires the source file system to be taken offline or set to read-only during the syncing process. AUFS on the other hand is an ‘overlay file system’ which enables the writing of read-only media such as CD-ROMs. Sebastian gave an example of a cluster with min. 2 nodes for uninterrupted data migration. Pre-requisite for AUFS is a kernel with AUF support, often packaged for distributions such as Debian.
Lastly, Manuela announced a special OSDC + iPad offer. Dubbed “Package i”, the first 30 registrations receive alongside 2 days of open source knowledge and 2 nights accommodation at the conference hotel, an iPad equipped with 32GB and wi-fi. With a focus on “Automated Systems Management”, OSDC speakers include Ken Barber of Puppet Labs (Advanced Puppet Topics), Prof. Stefan Edlich (NoSQL in the Cloud: Patters, Architecture and Experiences) and Bernd Erk (Icinga – Enterprise Open Source Monitoring). Register quick to score yourself 2 informative days and an iPad to boot!