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Essentials of OpenStack Administration (LFS452)


Course Overview

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, and there is high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. This course will teach you everything you need to know to create and manage private and public clouds with OpenStack. It is also excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam (course fee includes one COA exam registration).

This course is excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam from the OpenStack Foundation.

Who should attend

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.

Course Content

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Linux Foundation Certifications
  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • Distribution Details
  • Labs
Cloud Fundamentals
  • The Cloud
  • Conventional Data Center Architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Basic Tenets of Open Cloud Computing
  • Labs
Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute
  • Using OpenStack Dashboard
  • Using the python-novaclient Command Line Interfaces
  • Labs
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
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
Reference Architecture
  • Node Roles
  • Best Practices
  • Scalability
  • Labs
Deploying Prerequisite Services
  • Time Management: NTP
  • Relational Database
  • AMQP Server: RabbitMQ
  • Labs
Deploying Services Overview
  • Deploying A Service
  • Deploying the Glance Image Service
  • Deploying Networking with Neutron
  • Labs
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
Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron - Part Two
  • The Neutron ML2 framework
  • Alternative Neutron Backends
  • Labs
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
OpenStack Object Storage with Swift
  • OpenStack Object Storage: Swift
  • Deploying a 3-node Swift Cluster
  • Interacting with Swift
  • Labs
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
Cloud Security with OpenStack
  • Keystone Authentication Model
  • Network Security
  • Hypervisor Security
  • Labs
Monitoring and Metering
  • Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring
  • OpenStack Ceilometer
  • Ceilometer Consumers
  • Metering
  • Labs
Cloud Automation
  • Cloud Configuration Management
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Puppet
  • Chef
  • Full-Scale Deployment Tools
  • Razor
  • Crowbar
  • MaaS
  • Juju
  • Heat
  • Labs
  • Fundamentals
  • Components
  • Reference Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Other features
  • Labs
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Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: 2,890.- €

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.