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Microsoft and Novell are working together to improve interoperability between Windows and Linux environments. Since forging the five-year agreement, the two companies have rolled out a number of......

Microsoft and Novell are working together to improve interoperability between Windows and Linux environments. Since forging the five-year agreement, the two companies have rolled out a number of interoperability initiatives including virtualization, identity federation, and heterogeneous systems management. This session will provide an overview of the interoperability solutions that you can deploy today to reduce data center costs, gain new levels of flexibility, and streamline operations all with complete peace of mind around licensing and integration.

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  • 1. Windows and Linux Interoperability Frank Rego Senior Product Manager Novell / [email_address]
  • 2. Why Interop ?
  • 3. A Look at the Numbers 90% 67% 93% 80% % of enterprises running Windows % of enterprises running Windows + Linux % of Fortune 1000 using Active Directory % of enterprises using Microsoft Office
  • 4. Separate networks Separate admins Separate tools Additional infrastructure costs Additional training costs Additional licensing costs Is This Your Organization ?
  • 5. Bridging the Divide November 2, 2006
      • Microsoft & Novell ® announced landmark collaboration agreement
      • 6. Targeting solutions for customers with Windows® and Linux
    Delivering unprecedented customer value
      • Interoperability via technology cooperation agreement (TCA)‏
        • Virtualization
        • 7. Standards-based systems management
        • 8. Directory and identity federation
        • 9. Document format compatibility
      • Microsoft and Novell Cooperation on IP issues
      • 10. Microsoft providing SUSE ® Linux Enterprise Server subscription certificates
      • 11. Joint sales, marketing, support programs
  • 12. Areas of Technical Collaboration between Microsoft and Novell ® Virtualization Support optimized hosting and management of Windows Server 2008 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Hyper-V and Xen Standards-based Systems Management Adopt a common framework for solutions to enable management of mixed environments based on open standards and open source components Directory and Identity Interoperability Improve directory / identity federation using WS-* standards Document Format Compatibility Enhance interoperability for Open XML Format and ODF documents between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org Silverlight Plug-in for Linux, “Moonlight” Develop open source implementation of Silverlight plug-in for Linux OS Accessibility Interoperability Interop between Windows and Linux accessibility UI
  • 13. Virtualization Adoption Virtualization on mainframes only Virtualization goes mainstream
    • Improved server utilization
    • 14. Decreased power consumption
    • 15. Increased business continuity
    1980 2007 Time Collab Agreement
  • 16. Heterogeneous Virtualization Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Win Serv 2008 R2 Legacy Windows SUSE ® Linux Enterprise Linux ICs Xen SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Win Serv 2008 R2 Legacy Windows SUSE Linux Enterprise PV Drivers Novell and Microsoft are collaborating on drivers To make Linux a first Class guest on Hyper-V SLES 10 and SLES 11 are Microsoft SVVP validated platforms for hosting Windows virtual machines
  • 17. Linux Integration Components Windows Server 2008 R2 Open source kernel drivers for specific synthetic devices for optimal performance of Linux on Hyper-V Additional capabilities:
      • SMP for scale up performance of Linux guests
      • 18. Time synchronization
      • 19. Graceful shutdown
    Hyper-V Improved Performance:
      • Scalability, performance & manageability
      • 20. Improved support
      • 21. Linux guests on par with Windows guest
    Supported Distributions:
      • SLES 10, SLES 11 (included in SLES 11 SP1)
      • 22. RHEL 5.x
    Schedule:
      • Beta –
      • 23. Spring 2010
      • 24. Release – Summer 2010
  • 25. Linux Management Pack Health and Performance Monitoring of Windows Servers Health and Performance Monitoring of Windows Servers Health and Performance Monitoring of Windows Servers Health and Performance Monitoring of Windows Servers Health and Performance Monitoring of Linux Servers, CPU, Disk, Network System Center Operations Manager 2007 Ops Manager 2007 R2 Update Cross Plat Ext. Linux Management Pack Health and Performance Monitoring of Linux Processes + Services: Samba, BIND/DNS, DHCP, LDAP, CUPS, Firewall, NFS
  • 26. Monitoring Linux By Extending Microsoft Operations Manager
  • 27. Seamless Integration
  • 28. SUSE ® Computer Diagram
  • 29. Identity Federation WS-Management WS-Federation WS-Security Standards based Third-party “friendly” Increased admin productivity
  • 30. Identity Federation Example
  • 31. Identity Federation Example
  • 32. Identity Federation Example
  • 33. Identity Federation eDirectory “ Employees” Active Directory “ Business Units” Sun One “ Customers” Active Directory “ SharePoint” Novell ® Access Manager Microsoft SharePoint LDAP and Federated ID to Claims
    • User Authenticates to Access Manager (Direct or Federated)
      • Access Manager can validate identities across multiple identity stores as well as federated authentication from partners using SAML, WS-Fed or Liberty Alliance
    • User accesses SharePoint
      • Access Manager transforms LDAP and Federated Identity into claims that are forwarded to Active Directory Federation Services
    • SharePoint Administrator – Mr. Happy
      • Associates claims to SharePoint Groups
      • 34. No need to manage individual identities for all users that need to access SharePoint
    • Improved user experience
      • Single sign-on to SharePoint and other web resources protected by Access Manager
    Simplified Access to SharePoint Provides secure and simple way to federate identities from any LDAP directory into Microsoft AD-based web service (eg. SharePoint)
  • 35. Document Format Interoperability Microsoft / Novell ® Collaboration Bi-directional open source translators for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office Open XML Format Open standard file format for office applications that can be freely implemented by multiple applications on multiple platforms used in the Microsoft Office 2007 system. Open Document Format ISO-standardized, XML-based file format specification for office applications maintained by the open source community, developed by the OASIS industry consortium and used in OpenOffice.org.
  • 36.
    • Cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web
    • 37. Enables users to consume Silverlight content through a browser on a Linux platform
    • 38. Enables developers to create Silverlight content on a Linux platform
    • 39. Supports Firefox, Konqueror, Opera browsers
    • 40. Moonlight 2.0 available today, Moonlight 3.0 Fall 2010
    • 41. Download at http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight
    Moonlight Open source implementation of the Silverlight runtime
  • 42.
    • Migrate to SLES and take advantage of Novell's world class Linux support for your Red Hat servers while you transition
    • 43. Three year subscription to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server which includes
      • Electronic delivery of updates and fixes via SUSE Linux Enterprise Subscription
      • 44. Subscription Management Tool (SMT)
      • 45. 24x7 unlimited technical support
      • 46. 1 or 4 hour response time
      • 47. Red Hat Enterprise Linux support for up to 2 years for the most current release of RHEL versions 3, 4, 5
      • 48. Training for migration from other Linux platforms
    Red to Green SUSE Linux with Expanded Support
  • 49. Extend the monitoring capability of System Center Operations Manager to Linux environments Federate multiple ID stores with ADFS to extend your SharePoint collaboration Virtualize SUSE Linux Enterprise on Hyper-V and Windows on Xen Document interoperability between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org Creating a bridge between Windows and Linux accessibility View and use Silverlight and Windows Media content on Linux
  • 50.
    • Significant amount of OSS code contribution
      • Drivers that enable Windows Server 2008 to run as a virtual machine on the Xen hypervisor in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
      • 51. Drivers that enable Linux to run as a virtual machine on Hyper-V
      • 52. New contributions to the WS-Management open source project.
      • 53. Enhancements to the OpenPegasus Project's Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) and interoperable providers.
      • 54. Open source identity selector (OSIS) for Linux providing similar functionality and compatibility with Windows CardSpace identity selector.
      • 55. Add-ins to OpenOffice.org that support Open XML formatted documents, spreadsheets and presentations
      • 56. Bridge between Windows and Linux accessibility projects for SUSE and other Linux distributions (Red Hat, Ubuntu).
      • 57. Moonlight, an open source version of the Silverlight technology to enable a cross- platform, rich web-based experience on Linux.
    Benefits to the Community
  • 58.  
  • 59. Unpublished Work of Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This work is an unpublished work and contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information of Novell, Inc. Access to this work is restricted to Novell employees who have a need to know to perform tasks within the scope of their assignments. No part of this work may be practiced, performed, copied, distributed, revised, modified, translated, abridged, condensed, expanded, collected, or adapted without the prior written consent of Novell, Inc. Any use or exploitation of this work without authorization could subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil liability. General Disclaimer This document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or market a product. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The development, release, and timing of features or functionality described for Novell products remains at the sole discretion of Novell. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content, at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.