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Ganeti Virtualization Management:Improving the Utilization of Your Hardware and Your Time

Speaker: Thomas Limomcelli
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 7:00pm (social), 7:30pm (discussion)

Pizza and Soda being brought to you by: INetU

If you are planning on coming please RSVP ( so we have a good count for the Pizza.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, 08648-4132
See map: Google Maps (New link with better coordinates)

Ganeti is a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software.  Ganeti takes care of disk creation, migration, OS installation, shutdown, startup, and can be used to preemptively move a virtual machine off a physical machine that is starting to get sick.  It doesn’t require a big expensive SAN, complicated networking, or a lot of money.  The project is used around the world by many organizations; it is sponsored by Google and hosted at


Tom is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator. His best known books include Time Management for System Administrators (O’Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley).  He works at Google in NYC on the Ganeti project ( is his blog.  Tom is a member of LOPSA, Usenix and is on the planning committee for PICC.


“LOPSA-NJ is an organization for system administrators in New Jersey formed to facilitate information exchange pertaining to the field of system administration. LOPSA-NJ is not affiliated with a particular hardware or software vendor or company. Everyone is invited!”

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