Special Events at SDC 2019

SMB3 Interoperability Lab

SMB3 Plugfest

September 22-26, 2019, Co-located with SDC
The purpose of this Interoperability Lab (formerly known as the SMB3 Plugfest) is for vendors to bring their implementations of SMB3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products.  The SNIA provides and supports networks and infrastructure for the Interoperability Lab, creating a collaborative framework for testing.  The participants of the Interoperability Lab work together to define the testing process, assuring that objectives are accomplished.

The SNIA SMB3 Interoperability Lab offers:

  • The latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, including test suites that help verify interoperability on various features of SMB3 protocols
  • Technical support from SMB3 engineers to look at traces and help with diagnosing problems
  • Interoperability Lab participants are covered by a non-disclosure agreement and entry is restricted to registrants only
  • As in previous years, we will open the Interoperability Lab to all SDC attendees for a reception on Monday evening, as an open house for an insider’s view 

If you are reluctant to participate because you feel that your SMB implementation is "not ready", you should still participate! The SMB3 Interoperability Lab is also a development opportunity, not just a testing opportunity. Implementations still in development are encouraged to participate.  It's a great opportunity to get help and learn from the experts!

How Your Company Can Participate

A primary representative from each company that wishes to participate must complete the SNIA SMB3 Interoperability Lab Company Registration.  The fee to participate in the SMB3 Interoperability Lab is $695 for each Interoperability Lab participant. This includes full access to the Storage Developer Conference sessions and meals. This special discounted rate is limited to participants that will actively participate and test, working with the other SMB3 Interoperability Lab participants. If any of your Interoperability Lab Engineers already have an SDC Conference pass from being a speaker or through sponsorship then there is no additional fee to for them to participate, however the SNIA SMB3 Interoperability Lab Company Registration form still needs to be completed.

Once the online registration form has been completed the company primary representative will be sent a registration code which will allow the company’s Interoperability Lab Engineers to register for SDC at the special discounted rate.

For more information, please email Arnold Jones or call 407-574-7273.

SMB3 Interoperability Lab Logistics

The SNIA will provide and support the networks and infrastructure for the SNIA SMB3 Interoperability Lab, creating a collaborative framework for testing.  A platform test bench consists of a six foot table work area, a standard 110 volt 15-amp power drop and network connection. Each participating company will be provided with one test bench for each platform they plan to test.  For special power requirements please contact the SNIA for additional costs.

Interoperability Lab testing starts on Sunday Sept. 22nd at 8:30am, with time available for setup on Saturday Sept. 21st starting at 1:00pm.  The Interoperability Lab will conclude and teardown will begin starting at 1:00pm on Thursday Sept. 26th, with everything removed from the room by 5:00pm.

Please note that participants are responsible for shipping and any hotel drayage arrangements and charges, etc., regarding their equipment.

SNIA Swordfish Workshop  Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019: 2:50 PM – 3:05PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Mezzanine

Included in your registration, SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative is hosting its second SNIA Swordfish™ Workshop at this year’s SDC. Visit interactive workstations of actual Swordfish implementations and work with open source software developed in support of the storage management standard.  

During the workshop, trainers will show you how to use:

  • NEW: The Swordfish™ PowerShell Toolkit and how to develop a Windows Admin Center extension to work with the SNIA API Emulator. The SNIA PowerShell Toolkit allows for the management of a Swordfish implementation from Windows Server, Linux or MacOS.
  • The Swordfish™ API with Intel® RSD Storage Service. Intel RSD® Storage Service allows to logical volumes management and expose them over fabrics (Ethernet). Service implements RESTful API, so attendees can play with the service using web browser. For demonstration purpose emulated hardware will be used.
  • The Swordfish API Emulator that emulates a Swordfish-based system that responds to create, read, update, and delete RESTful API operations to allow developers to model new Swordfish functionality, test clients, demonstrate Swordfish, and do other similar functions.
  • DMTF's Redfish®, which is a standard designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). SNIA Swordfish is an extension of the DMTF Redfish specification, so the same easy-to-use RESTful interface is used to seamlessly manage storage equipment and storage services in addition to servers.

Persistent Memory Programming Tutorial and Hackathon at SDC

The next event in the 2019 SNIA Persistent Memory Programming Hackathon Program takes place at this year's SDC and is included with your conference registration.

This exciting educational event is designed to help software developers understand the various tiers and modes of PM and what existing methods are available to access them.  Participants leave the Hackathon with a better understanding of how to use existing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to program Persistent Memory, as well as where further research and development might be of benefit. 

On Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24, SNIA experts will mentor SDC attendees participating in "drop-in-anytime" Hackathon sessions taking place all day from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm in the Lawrence room on the Mezzanine level.   Tutorials at 12:45 pm on Monday and 12:15 pm on Tuesday will enable participants to learn the basics of programming persistent memory, and the mentors will provide more advanced examples in exercises that will provide access to cloud-based persistent memory systems.  Attendees can continue to access the PM systems on Wednesday and Thursday, and mentors will be available for questions. 

Hackathon participants only need a laptop with wireless access and some basic programming knowledge to begin learning.  

Questions?  Contact our team at PMhackathon@snia.org.