[BangPypers] Ideas for an opensolaris demo for web app developers

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 07:55:40 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:04 AM, Ramdas S <ramdaz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sriram,
> I think if you and Moinka can present what all Belenix can do for Python
> developers and what all Pyrhon guys can do for Belenix, it'll make a lot of
> sense.
> What you are planning makes sense to me and a few guys, who actually need
> to worry about hosting web apps.
> Please check with others on the interest on this topic

This looks fine to me, but I am not sure whether the whole thing can
be fitted into an afternoon session. I for one am more interested in
how the ZFS back-end can be integrated to KDE using PyQt and
how we (I) can help out in it - is there a plan, design, talk, anything ?

> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com>wrote:
>> All:
>> I'm glad that I was able to show case ZFS basics to you all.
>> Based on conversations that we had after the talk, Moinak and I have
>> decided to come up with a presentation aimed at web programmers
>> (mainly, Python web programmers).
>> My intent is to present the following:
>> - recreate an entire deployment scenario on your personal computer on
>> Belenix, where you use a form of light weight virtualization (zones)
>> to set up a MySQL zone, two app server zones running Django/something
>> else each, a Linux firewall zone that replicates the real world DMZ
>> scenario, an apache zone that has an apache load balancing between the
>> two Django zones.
>> - Back each zone with a ZFS file system
>> - Each Zone should have the same public IP address that you have in
>> the real world (to the extent that you even use the exact same
>> firewall rules).
>> - Use DTrace to diagnose the app in each zone
>> - Snapshot the zone's file system, and then deploy the Zone onto
>> another computer.
>> One could do most of the above using VMWare, except that here, we do
>> all of the above on our laptops/desktops without the over head of
>> VMWare.
>> I'd like to know if there's any sample web application that you'd like
>> to see deployed in the example above.
>> Please let me know if you'd like to have something else in the dem,
>> and Moinak and I will figure out a way to incorporate all change
>> requests.
>> Thanks.
>> -- Sriram
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