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1. May 2013 Meeting Details
2. ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 26th May 2013
3. April 2013 Meeting Details

May 2013 Meeting Details

May 30th, 2013

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on May 26th 2013

Date: 26-05-2013

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor,
AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
Broadway, Ernakulam

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction. People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.30pm – Gluster

GlusterFS is a scale-out NAS file system. It is free software, with some parts licensed under the GNU GPL v3 while others are dual licensed under either GPL v2 or the LGPL v3. It aggregates various storage servers over Ethernet or Infiniband RDMA interconnect into one large parallel network file system. GlusterFS is based on a stackable user space design. It has found a variety of applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks.

GlusterFS has a client and server component. Servers are typically deployed as storage bricks, with each server running a glusterfsd daemon to export a local file system as a volume. The glusterfs client process, which connects to servers with a custom protocol over TCP/IP, InfiniBand or SDP, creates composite virtual volumes from multiple remote servers using stackable translators. By default, files are stored whole, but striping of files across multiple remote volumes is also supported. The final volume may then be mounted by the client host using its own native protocol via the FUSE mechanism, using NFS v3 protocol using a built-in server translator, or accessed via gfapi client library. Native-protocol mounts may then be re-exported e.g. via the kernel NFSv4 server, SAMBA, or the object-based OpenStack Storage (Swift) protocol using the “UFO” (Unified File and Object) translator.

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Tea break

4.45 pm-5.30pm – Miniature computing device installation

Miniature Computing device configuration and installation based on the latest popular product on which GNU/Linux can be successfully installed and used as a complete computing device.

Concluding Session

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings

The next user meet is on 23rd June 2013

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ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 26th May 2013

May 24th, 2013

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community

Indian Libre User Group is spreading Free Software awareness in society through its regular monthly meetings ( 4th Sunday of every month ), conducted since 1997. ILUG Cochin (www.ilug-cochin.org) is holding its regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 26th May 2013.

The Details are as follows

Date : 26/05/2013, 26th May, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue : Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway,
Kochi-682031
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
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1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : Gluster (High availability)
3. Technical Presentation : Miniature Computing Device
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at : http://www.ilug-cochin.org/content/view/31/

Directions to reach venue: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/meetings/directions-to-meeting-venue/

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/faq/

For further information contact :
Tel:+91 9447111771 – JayJacob
Tel:+91 9895068235 – Ananthan
Tel:+91 9747173432 – Sreenadh
Tel:+91 9496449969 – SanalKumar
Tel:+91 484 2374862 (Venue)
Tel:+91 484 4025077 (Venue)

1. Introduction to Free Software

We start of with our regular discussion on the concepts and philosophy of the Free Software Movement and related topics.

2. Agenda : Gluster (High availability)

The Gluster architecture aggregates compute, storage, and I/O resources into a global namespace. Each server plus attached commodity storage (configured as DAS, JBOD, or SAN) is considered to be a node. Capacity is scaled by adding additional nodes or adding additional storage to each node. Performance is increased by deploying storage among more nodes. High availability is achieved by replicating data n-way between nodes.

3. Technical Presentation : Miniature computing device installation

Miniature Computing device configuration and installation based on the latest popular product on which GNU/Linux can be successfully installed and used as a complete computing device.

4. Q&A Session

This would be used to answer doubts that users have concerning Free Software.

We look forward to your participation for this exciting meeting. Hope to meet you all on Sunday.

Thank You

Regards
Co-ordinator
Indian Libre User Group, Cochin

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April 2013 Meeting Details

May 3rd, 2013

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on April 28th 2013

Date: 28-04-2013

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor,
AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
Broadway, Ernakulam

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction. People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.30pm – Session by Anu Bhaskar

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

OpenVZ software consists of an optional custom Linux kernel and command-line tools (mainly vzctl). Kernel developers work hard to merge containers functionality into the upstream Linux kernel, making OpenVZ team the biggest contributor to Linux Containers (LXC) kernel, with features such as PID and network namespaces, memory controller, checkpoint-restore (see CRIU.org) and much more. OpenVZ tools (vzctl) is a solid alternative to LXC tools, see vzctl for upstream kernel for more details. While OpenVZ can be used with recent upstream kernel, we recommend using OpenVZ kernel for security, stability and features.
OpenVZ is free open source software, available under GNU GPL.

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Tea break

Concluding Session

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings

The next user meet is on 26th May 2013

Meetings