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This OpenStack Private Cloud Administration learning 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 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.

Structure: 50% theory 50% hands on lab exercises

Supported Distributions: Juno

OpenStack Private Cloud Administration

Course Code

GTC19

Duration

4 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

  • Developers, System Admins, and DevOps wanting to obtain working knowledge about the OpenStack open source Cloud system.

Attendee Requirements

  • Basic Linux systems administration, networking, and virtualization.

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Course Description

This OpenStack Private Cloud Administration learning 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 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.

Structure: 50% theory 50% hands on lab exercises

Supported Distributions: Juno

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  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

Lab Exercises

  1. Understanding the classroom environment
  2. Perform initial health check
  3. Test instance creation

2. Controller Node

  1. Overview Horizon and OpenStack
  2. Keystone Architecture
  3. Keystone User Management
  4. Keystone CLI overview
  5. Service API + Keystone
  6. OpenStack Messaging and Queues
  7. Message Queue Configuration
  8. Image Management (Glance)
  9. Glance CLI Overview
  10. Creation of custom images
  11. OpenStack Storage (Cinder)
  12. Cinder CLI Overview
  13. Managing volumes

Lab Exercises

  1. Create and manage users, roles, tenants, and quotas
  2. Create and manage images
  3. Create and manage volumes
  4. Check messaging

3. Compute Node

  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

Lab Exercises

  1. Configure flat networking
  2. Create and manage vm instances
  3. Configure VM metadata

4. Network Node

  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

Lab Exercises

  1. Create routers, networks, subnets
  2. Associate floating IPs
  3. Throubleshoot Neutron networking

5. Ceilometer

  1. Ceilometer background and use cases
  2. Ceilometer architecture
  3. Ceilometer meters and pipelines
  4. Ceilometer deployment

Lab Exercises

  1. Working with ceilometer

6. 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

Lab Exercises

  1. Creating a stack

7. Object Storage Service – Swift

  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

Lab Exercises

H. Appendix: OpenStack Installation

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