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D8TA
19-Aug-2014, 17:46
I've attended both SUSECons and plan to attend this year as well. One thing that I believe would be interesting is more basic information for administrators.

How to create autoyast files with SLES 12?
Bare metal installations with SUSE Manager 2.1. How to deploy a SLES VM and manage using SUSE Manager?
Managing and best practices for Btrfs? Why use Btrfs?
Open forum for discussions, any topic SLES related?
How to run PHP web application with an Oracle database? We currently have to use Zend Server because I've never been successful installing the oci8 driver with SLES and stock PHP.
Build RPM packages with rpmbuilder - https://code.google.com/p/rpmbuilder/
SUSE Cloud and VMware - Self provision VMs for Developers
SLES and Nagios monitoring - installing NRPE and plugins
Integrate SLES and Active Directory using AD group membership for authorization and authentication.

Topics along those lines that don't get too in depth but provide practical knowledge you can go back to your company with. Basics...for me we primarily use Windows. While our Web/PHP environments are growing we are starting to look at and implement more SUSE Linux. All the HA, Cloud, Mainframe stuff is cool but personally I get nothing out of those sessions. But that is just me.

ab
19-Aug-2014, 18:36
On 08/19/2014 10:54 AM, D8TA wrote:
>
> How to create autoyast files with SLES 12?

Agreed; more practical autoyast hacking classes would be interesting.

> Bare metal installations with SUSE Manager 2.1. How to deploy a SLES VM
> and manage using SUSE Manager?
> Managing and best practices for Btrfs? Why use Btrfs?

I suspect there will be a bit of this. btrfs is just awesome.

> Open forum for discussions, any topic SLES related?
> How to run PHP web application with an Oracle database? We currently
> have to use Zend Server because I've never been successful installing
> the oci8 driver with SLES and stock PHP.

If you are still looking into this, I'd highly recommend posting some
about your environment, docs you've followed (if applicable), steps you've
taken, and what you're seeing into the SLES forums. I'll bet we can help.

> Build RPM packages with rpmbuilder -
> https://code.google.com/p/rpmbuilder/

Last year there were two sessions on building RPMs; see the notes from
last year to see if that helps, and otherwise I agree, especially with
things like the Build Service available to us.

> SUSE Cloud and VMware - Self provision VMs for Developers
> SLES and Nagios monitoring - installing NRPE and plugins

Everybody needs monitoring, yes.

> Integrate SLES and Active Directory using AD group membership for
> authorization and authentication.

I attended a session at another conference recently on setting up SLES
with SSSD authentication against Novell eDirectory as well as microsoft
active directory (MAD) which was well-done; hopefully he'll do that at
SUSEcon this year.

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Geoffrey Carman
19-Aug-2014, 19:46
On 8/19/2014 12:54 PM, D8TA wrote:
>
> I've attended both SUSECons and plan to attend this year as well. One
> thing that I believe would be interesting is more basic information for
> administrators.

I like a mix. I like the advanced courses for stuff in which I am
advanced. I.e. Where do I go to learn new stuff?

But there needs to be sessions for lower level stuff, because some
people are coming to learn at that level.

and somewhere in between.

D8TA
19-Aug-2014, 21:24
What conference was it that had the SLES with SSSD?

I would post some information about my PHP, Apache environment but I never could get the oci8 driver for SLES and PHP to make a web connection to Oracle so I've just installed Zend Server CE. This made my life less stressful but updating is not as easy as zypper up.

ab
19-Aug-2014, 21:40
Technology Transfer Partners (TTP), a group of education folks
(K12/higher-ed) who have their own conference twice per year (once in
Europe, once in USA).

https://www.novell.com/community/ttp/

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hangarbait
20-Aug-2014, 00:43
D8TA,
Timely request as I've submitted two SSSD sessions for SuseCon, a lecture and a technical lab on SSSD implementation for both eDir and AD on SLES. These will be the same ones provided for the mentioned TTP conference. Hopefully the SLES lab will include the most recent SLES/SSSD version, SLES 12's release time table will dictate if the OS can be used at the conference. Regardless the most recent SSSD info can still be referenced and transferred.

Both sessions contain a great deal of collected and operationally useful SSSD info, fingers crossed they're accepted.

The guy that presented on SSSD at the TTP conference :-)

D8TA
20-Aug-2014, 11:47
Awesome! I hope they accept your talk as I am really looking forward to hearing it. Let's just hope it doesn't interfere with another topic of interest. :) Either way I think this topic would trump since I really would like to start using native tools and remove all the 3rd party stuff we pay big money for.

Magic31
20-Aug-2014, 12:58
On 8/19/2014 12:54 PM, D8TA wrote:
>
> I've attended both SUSECons and plan to attend this year as well. One
> thing that I believe would be interesting is more basic information for
> administrators.

I like a mix. I like the advanced courses for stuff in which I am
advanced. I.e. Where do I go to learn new stuff?

But there needs to be sessions for lower level stuff, because some
people are coming to learn at that level.

and somewhere in between.

Indeed... You need different levels. Personally, I can only hope the choice in sessions is just as good (or better, if I may be tech greedy :) ). I hard a hard time choosing which to go to, as there where so many interesting topics.

Looking forward to it!

P.s. I first thought there where allot of typos going on.... first time I've heard of the SSSD service (not sure if I'm supposed to be blushing now or not :) ...but then I don't do much SLES/AD integration, which seems what SLES has used this for?). From a quick search this originally seems to stem from the FreeIPA/Fedora project and goes back quite a bit. Another subject I need to do some reading and session time on!

Geoffrey Carman
20-Aug-2014, 15:04
On 8/20/2014 8:04 AM, Magic31 wrote:
>
> Geoffrey Carman;23209 Wrote:
>> On 8/19/2014 12:54 PM, D8TA wrote:
>>>
>>> I've attended both SUSECons and plan to attend this year as well. One
>>> thing that I believe would be interesting is more basic information
>> for
>>> administrators.
>>
>> I like a mix. I like the advanced courses for stuff in which I am
>> advanced. I.e. Where do I go to learn new stuff?
>>
>> But there needs to be sessions for lower level stuff, because some
>> people are coming to learn at that level.
>>
>> and somewhere in between.
>
> Indeed... You need different levels. Personally, I can only hope
> the choice in sessions is just as good (or better, if I may be tech
> greedy :) ). I hard a hard time choosing which to go to, as there where
> so many interesting topics.

I think my biggest peeve, is walking into an advanced session, the host
doing a poll about experience, and since 5 people are novices, dropping
the level to novice.

I disagree with that. The correct response is note that this is an
advanced session, and if you get lost, sorry, but the goal is to teach
an advanced session. Sorry if you are an novice, but do not punish the
people expecting an advanced session for the people who could not read
the session description.



> Looking forward to it!
>
> P.s. I first thought there where allot of typos going on.... first
> time I've heard of the SSSD service (not sure if I'm supposed to be
> blushing now or not :) ...but then I don't do much SLES/AD integration,
> which seems what SLES has used this for?). From a quick search this
> originally seems to stem from the FreeIPA/Fedora project and goes back
> quite a bit. Another subject I need to do some reading and session
> time on!
>
>

kgroneman
20-Aug-2014, 19:01
One thing that I believe would be interesting is more basic information for administrators.

FYI I've passed your thoughts on to the SUSECon team.

Magic31
20-Aug-2014, 19:36
...I think my biggest peeve, is walking into an advanced session, the host
doing a poll about experience, and since 5 people are novices, dropping
the level to novice.

I disagree with that. The correct response is note that this is an
advanced session, and if you get lost, sorry, but the goal is to teach
an advanced session.

Yes, 100% agreed. More so as the online session catalog will show the level of each session. It's something that can be personally planed for in advance. From what I remember, the session planner for SUSEcon worked quite nicely in that sense.

D8TA
21-Aug-2014, 20:45
Much appreciated kgroneman!

D8TA
21-Aug-2014, 20:48
I completely agree. My only problem was too many good topics that created conflicts with other sessions. I found myself on a few occasions starting with one and half way through heading over to another just to get a little info from each one.

Magic31
21-Aug-2014, 21:43
I completely agree. My only problem was too many good topics that created conflicts with other sessions. I found myself on a few occasions starting with one and half way through heading over to another just to get a little info from each one.

Yeah, I know the feeling. Luckily session slides where made available after the event, which was good to get some more info on sessions I had too miss out on due to overlap. A wish in that sense could be a full 5 day event, but then with all that content... one probably still misses out on some/has to make choices. :)

Cheers,
Willem

kwimmer
27-Aug-2014, 19:04
FYI I've passed your thoughts on to the SUSECon team.

Thanks for the great suggestion. As we look at all of the sessions submissions coming in, it's really easy to get caught up in the ninja-class-uber-tech proposals that come through and forget that some of the attendees are, well - newbies! We'll do our best this year to make sure we have a balanced offering - plenty of info for those just starting out, and plenty of ninja-class as well!

On that note, don't forget that the Call for Papers closes this Friday, August 29. We'll be announcing the available sessions on September 23.
Stay tuned!

Geoffrey Carman
27-Aug-2014, 20:30
On 8/27/2014 2:14 PM, kwimmer wrote:
>
> kgroneman;23227 Wrote:
>> FYI I've passed your thoughts on to the SUSECon team.
>
> Thanks for the great suggestion. As we look at all of the sessions
> submissions coming in, it's really easy to get caught up in the
> ninja-class-uber-tech proposals that come through and forget that some
> of the attendees are, well - newbies! We'll do our best this year to
> make sure we have a balanced offering - plenty of info for those just
> starting out, and plenty of ninja-class as well!
>
> On that note, don't forget that the Call for Papers closes this Friday,
> August 29. We'll be announcing the available sessions on September 23.
> Stay tuned!

But at the same time, remind the speakers that if the course is
super-uber-ninja level class, and there are some beginners, to stay
focussed on the hard/cool stuff. It is too tempting to try and
accomodate the newbies, but when the class is called super-uber-ninja
stuff, let it be.

kwimmer
27-Aug-2014, 20:52
It's a great call-out. We'll make sure to remind presenters of that - stay true to the abstract and the technical level of the session!

smflood
27-Aug-2014, 22:39
kwimmer Wrote in message:

> On that note, don't forget that the Call for Papers closes this Friday,
> August 29. We'll be announcing the available sessions on September 23.
> Stay tuned!

Having just submitted a session (joint with a fellow Knowledge
Partner) hopefully speakers will find out sooner than 23
September whether their sessions have been accepted?

Thanks.
--
Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner

kwimmer
28-Aug-2014, 03:03
kwimmer Wrote in message:

> On that note, don't forget that the Call for Papers closes this Friday,
> August 29. We'll be announcing the available sessions on September 23.
> Stay tuned!

Having just submitted a session (joint with a fellow Knowledge
Partner) hopefully speakers will find out sooner than 23
September whether their sessions have been accepted?

Thanks.
--
Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner

Just a few days before. We plan to notify presenters on September 19.

There is such an incredible variety of submissions that come in, and we have a content committee that considers each one carefully. Sorry it takes a couple of weeks to sort through all the great submissions, but we're actually cutting a week off of the review time this year so that we can let you know ASAP.

Look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

hangarbait
16-Jun-2016, 12:22
More SLES AD integration sessions using the SSSD have been submitted for SUSECON 2016 in Washington DC this year :-) ...


-- lawrence