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OpenStack Administration

OpenStack administration course teaches you the concepts of the cloud, cloud delivery models, cloud deployment models, OpenStack Architecture and how to install, configure and maintain…

Certificate Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA)
Duration 4 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor The Linux Foundation
Languages English

What is included in OpenStack Administration

Course Description

OpenStack administration course teaches you the concepts of the cloud, cloud delivery models, cloud deployment models, OpenStack Architecture and how to install, configure and maintain a cloud computing environment using OpenStack Platform. Explore many interesting features of OpenStack Platform through hands-on labs. And also look at the future plans of the OpenStack development community.

This course is designed for corporates & professionals who are already aware of Cloud technologies and have considerable experience working on Linux environment and are looking to quickly scale up to OpenStack.

Course Information

Certification: Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA)

Duration: 4 Days

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: The Linux Foundation

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


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.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand cloud fundamentals and how to manage guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute.
  • Learn components of an OpenStack Cloud and reference architecture.
  • Learn how to deploy Prerequisite Services and Services Overview.
  • Learn Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron
  • Understand distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph and OpenStack Object Storage with Swift.
  • Learn Cloud Security with OpenStack, Monitoring and Metering and Cloud Automation.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Linux Foundation Certifications
  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • Distribution Details
  • Labs

Module 2: Cloud Fundamentals

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

Module 3: Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute

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

Module 4: 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
  • Labs

Module 5: 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
  • Labs

Module 6: Reference Architecture

  • Node Roles
  • Best Practices
  • Scalability
  • Labs

Module 7: Deploying Prerequisite Services

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

Module 8: Deploying Services Overview

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

Module 9: 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
  • Labs

Module 10: Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron – Part Two

  • The Neutron ML2 framework
  • Alternative Neutron Backends
  • Labs

Module 11: 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
  • Labs

Module 12: OpenStack Object Storage with Swift

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

Module 13: 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
  • Labs

Module 14: Cloud Security with OpenStack

  • Keystone Authentication Model
  • Network Security
  • Hypervisor Security
  • Labs

Module 15: Monitoring and Metering

  • Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring
  • OpenStack Ceilometer
  • Ceilometer Consumers
  • Metering
  • Labs

Module 16: Cloud Automation

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

Module 17: Conclusion

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

Module 18: Evaluation Survey

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