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Provided there are enough attendees, OPENSTACK PRIVATE CLOUD ADMINISTRATION 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 fundamentals of the OpenStack open source IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) cloud solution, used for creating private clouds. After a short cloud and OpenStack primer, students will learn the architecture of OpenStack. This course introduces base components in detail such as the Horizon GUI dashboard and the OpenStack CLI. Other components learned are the Keystone identity system, the Nova compute service, the Neutron network service, and 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.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1790 (US)


Basic Linux systems administration, networking, and virtualization.

Course Outline

    1. Overview
    2. Core Projects
    3. Core Project - Nova
    4. Core Project - Neutron
    5. Core Project - Glance, Cinder
    6. Core Project - Ceilometer
    7. Core Project - Heat
    8. Core Project - Swift
    9. OpenStack Architecture
    10. Virtual Machine Provisioning Walk Through
    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. Linux virtualization basics
    2. Hypervisors, KVM, Linux bridges
    3. VM Placement
    4. VM provisioning in-depth
    5. Instance management
    6. Nova CLI overview
    7. Boot/Terminate Instance
    8. Attach volume to instance
    1. Setup
    2. VM placement
    3. Instance post configuration
    4. Image customization
    5. Migration (optional)
    1. Networking in OpenStack
    2. OpenStack Networking Concepts
    3. Nova-network vs. Neutron
    4. Neutron architecture and plugins
    5. OpenVSwitch concepts
    6. Neutron agents
    7. Network management
    8. Neutron CLI overview
    9. Manage networks
    10. Manage subnets
    11. Manager routers
    12. Manage ports
    13. Manage floating IPs
    1. Neutron CLI
    2. Working with security groups
    3. Debugging data flows
    4. Manage network as a tenant
    5. Create Neutron load-balancer (optional)
    1. Ceilometer background and use cases
    2. Ceilometer architecture
    3. Ceilometer meters and pipelines
    4. Ceilometer deployment
    1. Ceilometer health check
    2. Start instance
    3. Check VM with ceilometer
    4. Alarm setup
  7. HEAT
    1. Heat Overview
    2. Architecture
    3. AWS CloudFormation template format
    4. Heat services
    5. heat-api
    6. heat-cfn-api
    7. heat-engine
    8. Configuring Heat
    9. Configuring images for use with Heat
    10. Creating a stack
    1. Basic static template
    2. Template using input parameters and environment
    3. Nested templates
    4. Template with auto-scaling
    1. Swift Overview
    2. Swift Architecture
    3. Accounts, containers, objects, and rings
    4. Nodes types : auth, proxy, storage
    5. Partitions, zones, replication
    6. Using Swift
    7. Accounts
    8. Creating and managing objects
    9. Object server management
    10. Container server management
    11. Account server management
    12. Proxy server management
    13. Ring management
    14. Large objects
    1. Start storage nodes and configure swift
    2. Upload files
    3. Practice ACL and Expiration usage
    4. Swift backend for glance

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