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Altoros Explains: Which Hands-on Labs at Cloud Foundry Summit Are Right for You?

Six unique 30-minute courses will provide practical experience across various aspects of Cloud Foundry.

The Cloud Foundry Summit in Philadelphia is fast approaching. Attendees will have their fill of keynotes and technical sessions. Those who are looking for more personal methods of learning Cloud Foundry can participate in hands-on labs, which were a big hit last year in Boston.

This year, member companies have prepared six hands-on labs to provide you with practical Cloud Foundry experience. Each of the training courses will have different focal points—ranging from deploying and troubleshooting apps, to managing credentials, to building autonomous operations, to multi-target application plugins and multi-service registrations. Attendees are expected to bring their own laptops in order to participate. Hands-on labs are in The Foundry in Hall G at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Deploying your first application

Looking to start your Cloud Foundry journey? This training course by Resilient Scale is targeted at beginners who are eager to turn their theoretical know-how into practical experience.

When: 11:20 a.m. (Apr 3) and 11:05 a.m. (Apr 4)

Credentials in BOSH/Cloud Foundry

The use of X.509 certificates via mutual TLS in Cloud Foundry is influencing how operations teams manage credentials for their organizations. In this session, participants will learn the intricacies of credentials and certificate management using Safe and CredHub.

Instructor: Thomas Mitchell (Stark & Wayne). When: 12:00 p.m. (Apr 3) and 11:45 a.m. (Apr 4)


Driven by SAP, the MultiApps CF CLI plugin is an open source project that aims to simply the life-cycle management of composite business applications by providing users with a decorative model that can handle several Cloud Foundry entities. The training course from SAP will focus on how to use the MultiApps CF CLI plugin.

When: 2:15 p.m. (Apr 3) and 2:00 p.m. (Apr 4)

Multi-service registration

Cloud Foundry now allows multi-service registration, where multiple service brokers can offer services with the same name or the same catalog. Brokers, however, still require unique names for this to function. In this session led by VMware, participants will learn how to implement multi-service registrations.

When: 2:55 p.m. (Apr 3)

The Cloud Foundry troubleshooting challenge

In this hands-on lab, participants will attempt to troubleshoot as many applications running on Cloud Foundry as they can during the allotted time frame. To keep it challenging, the applications will have bottlenecks hidden in different areas, such as in the configuration, in the code, or in the infrastructure. Attendees are expected to bring a laptop with a browser (preferably Google Chrome), in order to identify and fix each of these errors.

Instructors: Alexey Zakharov and Konstantin Burtsev (Altoros). When: 3:35 p.m. (Apr 3) and 3:20 p.m. (Apr 4)

Building autonomous operations with keptn

keptn is a fabric for cloud native life-cycle automation at the enterprise scale. It features automated multi-stage unbreakable delivery pipelines, self-healing blue-green deployments, and event-driven runbook automation. This training course will be led by Dynatrace, providing participants with insights on how to build automated configurations using keptn.

When: 4:35 p.m. (Apr 3)

Anyone interested in attending can look at the complete hands-on labs schedule to register. See you in Philadelphia!

Authors: Alex Khizhniak and Carlo Gutierrez, Altoros

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