Large Installation System Administrator Conference (LISA)

Event Information

Join us in San Diego, CA, November 9-14, 2008, for the 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference. LISA '08 offers 6 days of in-depth training by experts such as Mark Burgess on Cfengine and Tom Christiansen on Perl. The comprehensive 3-day technical program includes a keynote address by Sean Dennehy, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, on "Implementing Intellipedia Within a 'Need to Know' Culture"; 18 refereed papers; plenaries by Bruce Schneier and David Wagner; and more.

New in 2008: Get 6 days of focused instruction by signing up for the Virtualization Track or the Solaris Track. Don't miss out on opportunities for peer interaction around the topics that mean the most to you.

For the past 20 years LISA has been the focal point for the global community of system and network administrators. This year LISA continues that tradition, featuring innovative tools and techniques essential for your professional and technical development.

  • 6 days of training. Select from over 50 tutorials taught by highly expert instructors
  • 3 days of technical sessions include top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks andexpert Guru sessons.

LISA is the premier forum for presenting new research in system administration. We selected papers showcasing state-of-the-art work on topics including configuration management, parallel systems deployment, virtualization, and security.

Bring your perplexing technical questions to experts at LISA's Guru Is In sessions!

Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone (toll free): 800.77.ATLAS
Telephone (local): 619.291.7131
Fax: 619.291.3584

DMTF hosted Panel

The DMTF VMAN Subcommittee will be hosting a panel at the event. Come and meet some of the DMTF member companies, and learn about standards being implemented in their virtualization and management products. This panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00pm.

Better Virtualization Management through Standards.

Abstract: Management standards from the DMTF go beyond traditional server management and extend to interoperable deployment and management of virtualized environments. This session will explore the virtualization standards being supported by vendors in their products now and how these solutions allow you to better manage a heterogeneous virtual environment.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2008. Register early and save up to $300!

USENIX is pleased to offer Early Bird Registration Discounts of up to $300 to those who register for LISA '08 by October 17, 2008. After October 17, registration fees increase. Attention, students! Your pricing information is here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008 to Friday, November 14, 2008