Enroll in or hire us to teach our OPENSTACK PRIVATE CLOUD ADMINISTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT class in Indianapolis, Indiana by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, OPENSTACK PRIVATE CLOUD ADMINISTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, OPENSTACK PRIVATE CLOUD ADMINISTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This course covers the general administration and step-by-step installation of the OpenStack open source IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) cloud solution, widely used for creating private clouds. After a short cloud and OpenStack primer, this course presents the architecture of OpenStack and introduces its base components and administration in detail. Components covered are the Horizon GUI dashboard, OpenStack CLI, the Keystone identity system, the Nova compute service, the Neutron network service, software-defined networking, the Glance image service, the Cinder block storage service, the Ceilometer metering solution, the Heat orchestration services, and the Swift object store. The last chapter presents typical OpenStack installation methods and explains the manual OpenStack installation in detail. Besides in-depth theoretical coverage, students also will practice hands-on exercises with all studied OpenStack components and with the installation in their own OpenStack lab system.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Basic Linux systems administration, networking, and virtualization.

Course Outline

    1. Cloud Computing
    2. Cloud Types
    3. Clouds – The Flip Side
    4. Overview - Life Without OpenStack
    5. Overview - What OpenStack Does?
    6. OpenStack Features
    7. OpenStack Foundation
    8. Contributing to Openstack
    9. Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA)
    10. Core Projects
    11. OpenStack Releases
    12. Distribution of Services
    1. Understanding the classroom environment
    2. Perform initial health check
    3. Test instance creation
    1. Overview Horizon and OpenStack
    2. Keystone Architecture
    3. Keystone workflow (simplified)
    4. Keystone Services
    5. Keystone backends
    6. Keystone v3 – domains/groups
    7. Keystone - User/tenant maintenance
    8. Keystone – service catalog
    9. Service APIs + keystone
    10. Troubleshooting Keystone - Cases
    11. Openstack messaging - AMQP
    12. OpenStack Messaging and Queues
    13. Messaging example with Oslo-RPC
    14. Message Queue Configuration
    15. Troubleshooting RabbitMQ - Service
    16. Message Queue Configuration
    17. Image Management
    18. Glance overview
    19. Glance CLI overview
    20. Troubleshooting Glance - Cases
    1. Keystone
    2. Glance
    1. Block Storage
    2. Volume creation flow
    3. Volume operations
    4. Cinder CLI - create
    5. Cinder CLI – extend
    6. Cinder CLI - snapshot
    7. Cinder CLI – backup/restore
    8. Cinder – encrypted volumes
    9. Encrypted volumes - CLI
    10. Cinder quotas
    11. Troubleshooting Cinder - Cases
    12. Considerations for block storage
    1. Create volume
    2. Attach volume to an instance
    3. Extend a volume
    4. Using snapshot
    5. GlusterFS as backend for Cinder (optional)
    1. Compute Terms
    2. Nova - Flavors
    3. Nova Services
    4. VM provisioning in-depth
    5. Hypervisors
    6. VM Placement
    7. VM Placement with nova-scheduler
    8. VM Placement - nova.confr
    9. Filtering Example - nova-scheduler.log
    10. Boot a VM Instance
    11. Managing VM Consoles
    12. Terminate Instance
    13. Working with host-aggregates
    14. Working with Availability Zone
    15. Examples for Scheduler Hints
    16. Post Configuration
    17. Post-config - config-drive
    18. Post-config - cloud-init + metadata
    19. Create/customize an Image
    20. Troubleshooting Nova-Cases
    1. Setup
    2. VM Placement
    3. Instance Post Configuration
    4. Image Customization
    5. Migration
    1. Linux Networking – Linux Bridge
    2. Linux Networking - OpenVSwitch
    3. OpenVSwitch Architecture
    4. Linux Networking - IP namespaces
    5. Linux Networking - veth pairs
    6. Linux Networking - Tunneling
    7. OpenStack Networking Concepts
    8. Nova-network Types (pre-grizzly)
    9. Why Neutron? (quantum)
    10. Networking with Neutron
    11. The ML2plugin
    12. Nova-network vs. Neutron
    13. Neutron CLI Overview
    14. OVS Neutron Plugin – Example topology
    15. OVS Neutron Plugin – Physical layout
    16. OVS Layout - Compute Node
    17. OVS Layout - Network Node
    18. Floating IPs with OVS Neutron
    19. Security Groups with Neutron
    20. Troubleshooting Neutron - Cases
    1. Neutron CLI
    2. Working with Security Groups
    3. Debugging Data Flows
    4. Manage Network as a Tenant
    5. Neutron load-balancer
    1. Ceilometer
    2. Ceilometer Agents
    3. Ceilometer Data Flow
    4. Ceilometer Meters and Pipelines
    5. Ceilometer CLI - Samples, Meters
    6. OpenStack Alarm CLI
    7. Troubleshooting Ceilometer - Cases
    8. Ceilometer Deployment Considerations
    1. Ceilometer Health Check
    2. Start Instance
    3. Check VM with Ceilometer
    4. Alarm Setup
    1. OpenStack Heat
    2. Heat Overview
    3. Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) Format
    4. HOT - Basic Example
    5. HOT – Parameters - Constraints
    6. HOT - Parameters - Environment
    7. Examples – Resource References
    8. Examples – Multiple File Templates
    9. Auto Scaling - Overview
    10. Auto Scaling – Keystone Extension
    11. CLI Overview
    12. Troubleshooting Heat - Cases
    1. Basic Static template
    2. Template Using Input Parameters and Environment
    3. Nested Templates
    4. Template with Auto-Scaling
    1. Swift – Object Storage Service
    2. Swift Terminology
    3. Swift Architecture
    4. Swift Background Services
    5. swift-ring-builder
    6. Create/manage Objects
    7. Storage Policies
    8. Object ACLs
    9. Object Expiration
    10. Large Objects
    11. Use Swift as Backend
    12. Troubleshooting Swift - Cases
    1. Start Storage Nodes and Configure Swift
    2. Upload Files
    3. Practice ACL and Expiration Usage
    4. Swift Backend for Glance
    1. Automated Installation
    2. Packstack
    3. Manual Installation
    4. Preparation
    5. Fundamental Services Setup
    6. OpenStack Service Setup
    7. Glance Service
    8. Glance Service – Controller Node
    9. Neutron Service
    10. Neutron Service – Controller Node
    11. Neutron Service – Network Node
    12. Neutron Service – Compute Node
    13. Nova Service
    14. Nova Service – Controller Node
    15. Nova Service – Compute Node
    16. Horizon Service
    17. Cinder Service
    18. Cinder Service – Controller Node
    19. Cinder Service – Compute Node
    20. Heat Service
    21. Heat service – Controller node
    1. Prepare for Installation
    2. Install Database and AMQ Server
    3. Install and Configure KeyStone
    4. Install and Configure Glance
    5. Install and Configure Neutron
    6. Install and Configure Nova
    7. Install and Configure Horizon
    8. Install and Configure Cinder
    9. Install and Configure Heat

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