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Essentials of OpenStack Administration


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  • 4 Days Course

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, and there is high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. This course will teach you everything you need to know to create and manage private and public clouds with OpenStack. It is also excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.



    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Laboratory Exercises
    • Registration

    Cloud Fundamentals

    • The Cloud
    • Conventional Data Center Architecture
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Architecture
    • Basic Tenets of Open Cloud Computing

    Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute

    • Using OpenStack Dashboard
    • Using the python-novaclient Command Line Interfaces

    Components of an OpenStack Cloud

    • General Introduction to OpenStack Components
    • OpenStack Compute: Nova
    • Overview of Hypervisor Backends
    • OpenStack Image Service: Glance
    • OpenStack Identity: Keystone
    • OpenStack Block Storage: Cinder
    • OpenStack Dashboard: Horizon

    Components of a Cloud – Part Two

    • OpenStack Object Storage: Swift
    • OpenStack Networking: Neutron
    • OpenStack Monitoring: Ceilometer
    • OpenStack Orchestration: Heat
    • OpenStack DBaaS: Trove
    • The Oslo Framework

    Reference Architecture

    • Node Roles
    • Best Practices
    • Scalability

    Deploying Prerequisite Services

    • Time Management: NTP
    • Relational Database
    • AMQP Server: RabbitMQ

    Deploying Services Overview

    • Deploying A Service
    • Deploying the Glance Image Service
    • Deploying Networking with Neutron

    Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron

    • An introduction to SDN
    • Layer 2 Networking Primer
    • An introduction to OpenFlow
    • An introduction to Open vSwitch
    • L3 and DHCP Primer
    • An introduction to Linux Network Namespaces
    • Understanding Neutron Packet Flows
    • OpenStack Routing Models
    • Neutron CLI Options

    Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron – Part Two

    • Alternative Neutron Backends
    • The Neutron ML2 framework

    Distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph

    • Introduction to Ceph
    • RADOS Block Device
    • RADOS Gateway
    • Deploying a 3-node Ceph Cluster
    • Using Ceph RBD for Glance Image Storage
    • Using Ceph RBD for Cinder Block Storage
    • radosgw for Swift-Compatible Object Access

    OpenStack Object Storage with Swift

    • OpenStack Object Storage: Swift
    • Deploying a 3-node Swift Cluster
    • Interacting with Swift

    High Availability in the Cloud

    • An introduction to High Availability
    • An introduction to the Pacemaker High Availability Stack
    • Resource Management in Pacemaker
    • Highly Available OpenStack Reference Architecture
    • OpenStack VM High Availability

    Cloud Security with OpenStack

    • Keystone Authentication Model
    • Network Security
    • Hypervisor Security

    Monitoring and Metering

    • Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring
    • OpenStack Ceilometer
    • Metering
    • Billing

    Cloud Automation

    • Cloud Deployment
    • Cloud Configuration Management
    • Puppet
    • Chef
    • Full-Scale Deployment Tools
    • Razor
    • Crowbar
    • MaaS
    • Juju
    • Heat


    • Fundamentals
    • Components
    • Reference Architecture
    • High Availability
    • Other features
    • Fundamentals
    • Components
    • Reference Architecture
    • High Availability
    • Other features

    Evaluation Survey

    Target Audience

    • This course is for System Administrators who are primarily responsible for operating OpenStack clouds. Administrators and developers deploying applications and infrastructure on OpenStack will also benefit from this course. Knowledge in Linux System Administration, concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are required.