Resilient Systems Part Two: Highly Available Services Under Linux and VMware

Date: November 22, 2011 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 38A, 7th Floor Conference Room
Event Type: Lecture

In the age of open source everything and 99.99% uptime guarantees, highly-available fault-tolerant system architectures have become essential. Thanks to free operating systems and open source software, enterprise-grade fault-tolerant systems can now be built for the cost of bare metal.

This is the second talk in a two-part series on tools and implementation scenarios for building resilient systems that can sustain multiple failures without downtime, focusing specifically on cluster architectures based on open source software, an example being CEB's OPENi virtualized distributed computing architecture. While the first talk addressed storage options, this second lecture will focus on free and open source tools available for Linux and proprietary tools included in VMware vSphere.

Michael Kushnir is a system architect and administrator with CEB, specializing in RHEL/CentOS and VMware vSphere administration. Earlier, he was head administrator for AdGlobalMedia.Com and YouSeeAds.Com where he focused on low-cost, fully-redundant, and infinitely-scalable systems. Michael has significant experience working with free RHEL clones such as CentOS, OpenFiler, and others. He earned a BS from Johns Hopkins University and a JD from University of Baltimore School of Law.