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RightScale Webinar: May 11, 2010 – In this webinar, learn how you can RightScale-enable your machine images, whether you are required to build your own machine images to comply with corporate ...

RightScale Webinar: May 11, 2010 – In this webinar, learn how you can RightScale-enable your machine images, whether you are required to build your own machine images to comply with corporate governance and security policies; are installing software that requires significant user input to configure; or want to preserve existing investments you've made building virtual or cloud images. Watch the video at http://vimeo.com/rightscale/how-to-rightscale-enable-your-images.

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  • Good morning and welcome to our webinar, Creating Agile and Automated IT Infrastructure in the CloudMy name is Betsy Zikakis, I’m the VP of marketing at RightScale. Before we get started we’d like to ask you a couple of questions. The results will help us calibrate our discussion to better meet your needs. 1. What is your experience using the cloud… (use standard poll)2. What has your experience been using machine images to configure servers? on a scale from 1 worst to 10 best… how easy has it been for you to:Create new machine imagesTroubleshoot problemsExecute routine maintenancePort machine images to alternative infrastructureThank you!
  • With me presenting today are: TvE, CTO and RightScale founder; as well as David Welch one of our Sales Engineers.We also Hunter Williams answering questions online. As we go through the webinar, please feel free to ask questions at any time. You can enter any questions into the questions panel at the bottom of the Go To Meeting control panel. For the ones that are applicable to a broad audience, we open them up for live discussion at the end.
  • Here’s what we have planned for you today… After a quick introduction to RightScale,Thorsten will talk about why and how to RightScale your existing images and then we’ll see in a demo how easy it actually is. The Darryl and Raphael will walk us through the RightLink Technology and show another demo of Rightlink in action. We’ll wrap up with a live Q&A, but please go ahead and start asking your questions. We’ll take the more broadly applicable ones and open them up for discussion with the speakers at the end.
  • For those of you who don’t know RightScale, we have been helping customers manage their cloud deployments for over 3 years. Today, we have more than 20,000 users and have launched over 800,000 servers in the cloud. Our customersvary in size and industry – from large multi-national media, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, to online gaming and Web2.0 startups. RightScale is available on demand, so you don’t need to purchase any software, and we have a trained professional services team ready to help you learn more about RightScale and cloud computing, architect and deploy your applications, and help you when you encounter problems.
  • For our customers, the cloud starts with RightScale.Our Platform helps them deploy and manage their applications in the cloud by providing a layer of abstraction from the underlying cloud infrastructure. The RightScale Platform operates with an ever-growing list of public cloud infrastructure providers including Amazon and Rackspace and public or private clouds built with Eucalyptus or Vmware’svCloud Express. The platformoffers a fast on-ramp with proven, cloud-ready solutions; improves productivity and agility by delivering management tools and automation; and it offers complete transparency and user administration to keep you in control at all times. If you need to migrate to a different cloud for any reason, RightScale ensures your applications are portable.
  • Need to create demo script with Raphael
  • Darryl – background, RL as a product, Raphael will show some of the advanced automation…
  • Darryl – spice it up on WindowsAnnounce Windows BetaWalk through What Will Be Available (but not future)Raphael to Demo Automation“We will also be making a RightLink installer available for Windows2003 so that you can enable your existing Windows 2003 virtual machines.” (Build #1)

How to RightScale-Enable Your Images Presentation Transcript

  • 1. RightScale-enabling Your ImagesMay 11, 2010
  • 2. Our Speakers Today
    Presenting:
    • Thorsten von Eicken, CTO and RightScale Founder
    • 3. Darryl Eaton, Product Management
    • 4. Raphael Simon, Senior Software Engineer
    Q&A:
    • Matt Small, Account Manager
    Please use the questions window to ask questions anytime!
  • 5. Agenda
    • Introduction to RightScale
    • 6. RightScale-enabling Your Images
    • 7. Demo – Enabling an Existing Image
    • 8. RightLink Technology
    • 9. Demo – RightLink
    • 10. Q&A
  • RightScale Real Customers, Real Deployments, Real Benefits
    Managed Cloud Deployments for over 3 Years
    More than 30,000 users; launched over 1,000,000 servers
    On-Demand with a range of customer service offerings
  • 11. The Cloud Starts Here! More Easily Deploy and Manage
  • 12. RightScale Servers
    What is a Server?
    Software configuration -> what to install, how, where
    Hardware resources -> cpu, memory, disk, network, …
    Data -> data files produced over the server’s lifetime
    Power of the cloud: hardware resources are plentiful, flexible
    The config and the data are key
    The hardware can be turned off, upgraded, downgraded, replicated, etc.
    RightScale Server abstraction: config, data, & history
    config
    config
    config
    config
    config
    config
    replicate
    stop
    start
    HW
    HW
    HW
    HW
    HW
    data
    data
    data
    data
    data
    data
  • 13. RightScale ServerTemplates vs. Images
    Big & opaque
    Complex to reproduce
    Static
    Not cloud-portable
    • Slow sysadmin workflow
    • 14. Not cloud-agile
    Modular & flexible
    Reproducible & maintainable
    Dynamic & agile
    Multi-cloud enabled
    • Dev-like workflow
    • 15. Dynamic configuration
    Virtual Machine Images
    RightScaleServerTemplates
  • 16. ServerTemplates: Built-to-Order Servers
    Modular – Portable – Reproducible
    Application
    Applications
    • Cloud independnt
    App Libraries
    MySQL/Apache/…
    Networking
    Cloud Portability
    • Standard API forfilesystems, networking, …
    Storage volumes
    OS
    RightImages &
    Multi-Cloud Images
    • Standard image “API”
    Virtual machine
  • 17. Benefits to enabling your image with RightScale
    Monitoring
    Machine and User Action Auditing
    Alerts and Escalations (Including Auto-Scaling)
    Reporting and User Permissions
  • 18. It is Easy to Enable Any Image
    What does it take to RightScale-enable an image?
    Install RightLink Agent# rpm -i rightscale_5.3.0-centos_5.4-i386.rpm-or-
    Rebundle
    Tag the image as RS-enabledprovides:rs_agent_type=right_link
  • 19. RightLink on Linux install Demo
    Import RightLink Starter ServerTemplate
    Switch ServerTemplate to use your image and launch
    Site waits for RightLink to start (server shows “booting”)
    Manually install RightLink and start
    mkdir /etc/rightscale.d;echo ec2 > /etc/rightscale.d/cloud;rpm –i http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/5.3.0/centos/rightscale_5.3.0-centos_5.4-i386.rpm;tail -f /var/log/messages;
    Result: Full-fledged server with monitoring & automation
    Rebundle for future launches
  • 20. What is RightLink?
    Functions
    Receive commands from RightScale
    Query RightScale (instance API)
    Locate related servers
    Open-source Agent
    Extensible
    Transparent
    State-Aware
    Secure
    Signed&encryptedAMQP transport
    Deployment scope
    RightScale
    Tag
    store
    server1
    server2
    serverA
    serverB
    RL
    RL
    RL
    RL
    Production
    Development
  • 21. RightLink / Machine Tags Demo
    Machine tag: 3-tuple of namespace:predicate=value
    attach arbitrary meta-data to RightScale objects
    Borrowed from Flickr
    e.g.. geotagging: “geo:lat=35.145” “geo:long=-114.156”
    WWW1
    ?
    LB1
    balance
    WWW2
    register
    LB2
    WWW3
    WWW4
  • 22. RightLink / Machine Tags Demo
    lb=marketing
    app=marketing
    backend_ip=1.2.3.4
    backend_id=www1
    LB1
    WWW1
    register with
    lb=marketing
    app=marketing
    backend_ip=1.4.3.8
    backend_id=www2
    lb=marketing
    WWW2
    LB2
    app=marketing
    backend_ip=1.2.3.5
    backend_id=www3
    WWW3
    app=marketing
    backend_ip=1.4.3.9
    backend_id=www4
    locate where
    app=marketing
    WWW4
    RightScale
    tag store
  • 23. Windows Beta
    Windows 2003, 2008 Coming Soon
    Monitoring, Alerts,Escalations, Arrays…
    4 Base RightImages:Base 32 & 64 Bit Windows 200332 Bit SQLServer 2005 Express64 Bit SQLServer 2005 Standard
    ServerTemplate Support:PowerShell 2.0 RightScriptsChef Cookbooks
    Installable RightLink Agent
  • 24. RightLink Demo
  • 25.
    • Sign up for a free developer account and receive free support through May 31st
    Go to www.RightScale.com/FreeTrial
    Read user guide at:
    http://support.rightscale.com/12-Guides/RightLink
    For free support:
    Email support@rightscale.com with RightLink in the subject line
    • Access Webinar Archive: RightScale.com/Webinars
    www.RightScale.com
    sales@rightscale.com
    (866) 720-0208
    Twitter: @rightscale
    Q&A - Getting Started
  • 26. Thank You!
  • 27. Building a clean RightScale-Enabled Image
    Reproducible, audited, clean, never-booted
    Image building methods:
    Getting started: ad-hoc method may be most expedient
    Going to production: better have clean-room in place…
    • Public ServerTemplates available to automate clean-room builds
  • Options to RightScale-enable …
    Option 1: Got an image already? Use ad-hoc method
    Install RightLink, test, rebundle, done
    Option 2: Building a clean-room image?
    Start with RightScaleImageBuilderServerTemplates
    Customize software install
    Run, test image, iterate
    Option 3: Save work&trouble: use a RightImage
    Images built by RightScale, thousands of launches a day
    Add your software using ServerTemplate
    Quick
    Safe
    Quick
    &
    Safe
  • 28. RightScale Enable Any Image
    What does it take to RightScale-enable an image?
    Install RightLink agent
    Tag the image as RS-enabled
    Rebundle -> RightScale-enabled image
    Give some details about what we have (rpm/deb/msi)