Essentials of OpenStack Administration

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official The Linux Foundation Curriculum
Code LFS452

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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).

You’ll learn:

  • The full range of OpenStack services, including deployment, administration, usage and distributed storage.
  • How to deploy multiple distros and provision virtual machines using OpenStack services.
  • How to create and deploy enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
  • How to run and troubleshoot Neutron, Ceph and Nova Services.
  • And much more!

Additional Information

Includes one registration for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.

Modules

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Introduction (6 topics)

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

Cloud Fundamentals (6 topics)

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

Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute (3 topics)

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

Components of an OpenStack Cloud (8 topics)

  • 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 (7 topics)

  • OpenStack Object Storage: Swift
  • OpenStack Networking: Neutron
  • OpenStack Monitoring: Ceilometer
  • OpenStack Orchestration: Heat
  • OpenStack DBaaS: Trove
  • The Oslo Framework
  • Labs

Reference Architecture (4 topics)

  • Node Roles
  • Best Practices
  • Scalability
  • Labs

Deploying Prerequisite Services (4 topics)

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

Deploying Services Overview (4 topics)

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

Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron (10 topics)

  • 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 (3 topics)

  • The Neutron ML2 framework
  • Alternative Neutron Backends
  • Labs

Distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph (8 topics)

  • 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 (4 topics)

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

High Availability in the Cloud (6 topics)

  • 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 (4 topics)

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

Monitoring and Metering (5 topics)

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

Cloud Automation (11 topics)

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

Conclusion (6 topics)

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

Prerequisites

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.

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