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Date(s) - 21/11/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kupper Computer GmbH


As always, there will be some great speakers, the chance to meet and collaborate with other CloudStack users, and an informal gathering afterwards over a drink!

Venue: Kupper Computer GmbH, Prager Str. 15, 04103 Leipzig, Saxonia, Germany

PLEASE NOTE: the last two user groups have sold out and we’ve had a waiting list for places. Please ensure you can attend before booking tickets


Build a VPS using Terraform (Thomas Heil, Terminal Consulting)

Learn how to build a VPS (with all the required resources) from scratch using Terraform. After a short introduction into Infrastructure as Code, Thomas will focus on how to create a new VPC, then fire up an OpenVPN server and create a simple LAMP Stack with load balancer resources, and finally provision webservers over the internal IP address. Thomas will also discuss how to make use of Hashicorps Terraform and configuration management with Chef, to simplify and create environments for CloudStack.

The CloudStack usage service (Dag Sonstebo, ShapeBlue)

In this talk Dag will give an overview of the CloudStack usage service and it’s use cases. He will also dig deeper into the service to cover how the data flow works, how to report on the usage data and also how to manage the service and troubleshoot on a day to day basis.

Usecase: Ansible + Cloudstack Automation (Sebastian Bretschneider, Itelligence)

Find out about the infrastructure used at BIT Group GmbH (member of Itelligence) for their IT Cloud Solutions. Sebastien highlights some of the challenges encountered when combining different services like CloudStack, Ceph and Ansible, as well as features developed in their research projects. A detailed description of how to use Ansible with CloudStack explains what is required to make it work, supported by use case examples.


Thomas Heil is Senior Devops Consultant with Terminal Consulting. He is an Cloud Enthusiast with a deep understanding of Chef, Terraform and other current cloud technologies. He creates complex, ‘Immutable Infrastructures’, especially with CloudStack.

Dag Sonstebo is a Senior Consultant and Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue. Dag has 18 years experience from the service provider, financial and manufacturing industries and has a great interest in everything cloud, virtualisation and automation. In his spare time Dag rides motorbikes, plays guitar and likes travelling.

Sebastien Bretschneider has worked as a Cloud Architect at Itelligence since 2011. Since 2013 he has worked with CloudStack building the hybrid cloud environment. Day to day Sebastien works with CloudStack and Ceph, writes Ansible automation, implements new solutions… and all kinds of things you need in a cloud to keep the stuff alive!