Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

IDF 2013: Enabling NFV/SDN with Intel ONP Server Reference Design

This is session COMS003, titled “Enabling Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking with the Intel Open Network Platform Server Reference Architecture Design.” (How’s that for a mouthful!) The speakers are Frank Schapfel, Senior Product Line Manager with Intel, and Brian Skerry, Open Networks System Architect with Intel. This session is slightly related to IDF 2013 session COMS0002, which focused more on the Intel ONP Switch reference design.

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IDF 2013: Future of SDN with the Intel ONP Switch Reference Design

This is session COMS002, titled “The Future of Software-Defined Networking with the Intel Open Network Platform Switch Reference Design.” The speakers are Recep Ozdag, a PME with Intel, and Gershon Schatzberg, a PLM with Wind River Systems. The Intel Open Network Platform (ONP) Switch is the official name for Seacliff Trail, which I talked about last year at IDF 2012.

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IDF 2013: Virtualizing the Network to Enable SDI

This is session EDCS008, “Virtualizing the Network to Enable a Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI).” The speakers are Brian Johnson (@thehevy on Twitter) from Intel and Jim Pinkerton from Microsoft. Brian is a Solution Architect; Jim is a Windows Server Architect. If you’ve ever been in one of Brian’s presentations, you know he does a great job of really diving deep in some of this stuff. (Can you tell I’m a fan?)

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IDF 2013: Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud

This is IDF 2013 session CLDS001, titled “Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud.” The speaker is Mohan Kumar, a Sr Principal Engineer with Intel. Kumar works in the Server Platforms Group.

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IDF 2013: Keynote, Day 2

This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013 in San Francisco. (Here is the link for the liveblog from the day 1 keynote.)

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IDF 2013: Enhancing OpenStack with Intel Technologies

This is a liveblog of Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013 session EDCS003, titled “Enhancing OpenStack with Intel Technologies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud.” The presenters are Girish Gopal and Malini Bhandaru, both with Intel.

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IDF 2013 Keynote, Day 1

This is a liveblog of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Day 1 keynote. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend, as I did last year, and I’ll be liveblogging as many sessions and events as possible.

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Adjusting VNC Console Access via Libvirt XML

It’s been a little while since I talked about libvirt directly, but in this post I’d like to go back to libvirt to talk about how you can edit a guest domain’s libvirt XML definition to adjust access to the VNC console for that guest domain.

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Namespaces, VLANs, Open vSwitch, and GRE Tunnels

In this post, I’m going to show you how I combined Linux network namespaces, VLANs, Open vSwitch (OVS), and GRE tunnels to do something interesting. Well, I found it interesting, even if no one else does. However, I will provide this disclaimer up front: while I think this is technically interesting, I don’t think it has any real, practical value in a production environment. (I’m happy to be proven wrong, BTW.)

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Learning NVP, Part 5: Creating a Logical Network

I’m back with more NVP goodness; this time, I’ll be walking you through the process of creating a logical network and attaching VMs to that logical network. This work builds on the stuff that has come before it in this series:

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