OST104 - OpenStack Private Cloud Administration

Upcoming OST104 Classes

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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 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.

50% theory 50% hands on lab exercises

Target audience: Developers, SysAdmins, and DevOps wanting to obtain working knowledge about the OpenStack open source cloud system.

Certification: This course prepares participants for certification. The Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) certification is the only sponsored certification by the OpenStack Foundation.


OpenStack Training - Component Soft Training for OpenStack

Guru Labs is partnered with Component Soft an OpenStack Training Partner for OpenStack courses and certification preparation.


Basic Linux systems administration (GL250), networking, and virtualization.

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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
  8. Appendix: OpenStack Installation