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H6C68 – Fundamentals of OpenStack Technology


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3 Days Course

Classroom + Online

Course Details


This three day course assists administrators and users to configure, manage, and use the OpenStack cloud services platform. An architectural overview ensures understanding of various OpenStack projects and their functions. Hands-on labs provide configuration and operation experience with major aspects of the OpenStack environment.


At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of HP Converged Cloud
  • Describe the major features of OpenStack
  • Describe the architecture of OpenStack
  • Configure and use OpenStack


Module 1: Course Overview

  • Course Objectives

Module 2: Introduction to OpenStack

  • OpenStack Overview
    • OpenStack high level architecture
    • OpenStack architecture overview
    • OpenStack component interactions
    • OpenStack API Interfaces
  • HP and the Cloud
    • HP’s Contributions to OpenStack
    • HP’s OpenStack and Cloud Leadership
    • HP’s OpenStack Based Offerings
  • Accessing OpenStack Services
    • Dashboard
    • CLI
    • API

Module 3: Keystone

  • Keystone overview
  • Keystone architecture
    • User management
    • Service management
  • Using Keystone
    • Using the python-keystone client
    • Adding Users, Tenants, and Roles
    • Token Auth vs Password Auth methods
    • Configuring service credentials
    • Configuring SSL support
  • Configuring Keystone
  • Troubleshooting Keystone

Module 4: Nova

  • Nova Overview
  • Nova architecture
    • OpenStack Compute component interactions
    • A look the Nova API
    • nova-network
    • Nova volume management
  • Configuring Nova
  • Operating Nova
    • Creating and managing a compute node
    • Image and instance management using Nova
  • Scheduler
    • Scheduling overview
    • Nova Schedulers
  • Troubleshooting

Module 5: Glance

  • Glance Overview
  • Glance architecture
    • Glance API
    • Glance Registry
    • Glance storage adapters
  • Image management using Glance
    • Overview of image management
    • Supported image types
    • Creating and configuring images in Glance
    • Booting an image
    • Deleting an instance
    • Replicating images
  • Configuring Glance
  • Troubleshooting Glance

Module 6: Horizon

  • Horizon overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Horizon
  • Common management tasks
  • Troubleshooting

Module 7: Neutron

  • Overview of OpenStack Neutron
  • Neutron Architecture and use cases
    • Single flat network
    • Multiple flat network
    • Mixed flat and private network
    • Provider router with private networks
    • Per-tenant routers with private networks
    • Open vSwitch and Linux bridge
    • Linux network namespaces
  • Configuring Neutron
  • Using Neutron Services
  • Troubleshooting Neutron

Module 8: OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)

  • Cinder Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
    • OpenStack storage concepts
    • Cinder API
    • Cinder scheduler
  • Cinder Configuration
  • Using Cinder
    • Creating volumes
    • Configuring boot from volume
  • Troubleshooting

Module 9: OpenStack Object Storage (Swift)

  • Swift Overview
  • Swift Architecture
    • Accounts and credentials
    • Containers, objects, rings
    • Nodes: auth, proxy, storage
    • Replication
    • Updaters and auditors
    • Language Bindings
  • Configuring Swift
  • Using Swift
    • Accounts
    • Creating and managing objects
    • Object server management
    • Container server management
    • Account server management
    • Proxy server management
    • Ring management
    • Large objects
    • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting

Module 10: Ceilometer

  • Ceilometer overview
  • Architecture
    • Central agent
    • Compute agent
    • Collector
    • Data store
    • API server
    • Meter types and units
  • Configuring Ceilometer
  • Using Ceilometer
    • Using component meters
    • API and CLI queries
  • Troubleshooting Ceilometer

Module 11: Heat

  • Heat Overview
  • Architecture
    • AWS CloudFormation template format
    • Heat CFN API service
    • Heat CFN tools
    • Heat enabled images
    • User data input formats
    • Cloud-init and user-data scripts
    • Resource plugins
  • Configuring Heat
  • Using Heat
    • Configuring images for use with Heat
    • Creating a stack
  • Troubleshooting

Module 12: OpenStack Deployment Planning

  • Planning an OpenStack deployment
  • Regions, AZs, Cells, etc.
  • HA considerations
  • HP Services for OpenStack deployment planning.

Target Audience

System Administrators, engineers and consultants who will plan and manage OpenStack-based environments.


HP recommends that students have attained the following credentials or levels of experience before taking this course:

  • Completion of Linux for Unix Administrators (U8583S)
  • Completion of Linux Fundamentals (U2794S)
  • HP Cloud Overview Seminar (HK917AAE)