Virtualisation and Cloud Workshop - Accra, Ghana, 15-19 September 2014.

WACREN organizes its first regional training workshop in Accra, Ghana, on 15-19 September 2014.  

The hands-on workshop  is organized in collaboration with the Ghanaian Academic and Research Network (GARNET),  the Association of African Universities (AAU) and NSRC, and hosted by University of Ghana, Legon.

The workshop will be held in English

Workshop Goals

This track will provide an overview of virtualization technology with a series of hands-on practical exercises, so that participants will be able to:
  • Build desktop virtualization with VirtualBox
  • Build server virtualization with KVM and libvirt
  • Use file and block shared storage and live VM migration
  • Build redundant VM clusters with Ganeti
  • Some knowledge of UNIX/Linux, with experience of the command line is strongly suggested
  • Basic understanding of L2/L3 technologies and IP networking are a plus
  • Participants must bring their own laptops (Windows, Linux or OSX) with wireless, 1GB+ RAM, and 5GB+ free disk space.


  1. All participants will have to secure funds for their travel, including visa fees where applicable
  2. International participants will be provided accommodation and meals
  3. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided to all participants

Interested candidates who meet the requirements can apply below.  Candidates from the UbuntuNet Alliance and ASREN regions are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application is 15 August 2014.   Now 31 July 2014 due to oversubscription