OpenStack Private Cloud Administration

This 4 day 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 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

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.


Basic Linux systems administration, networking, and virtualization.

Supported Distributions:


Detailed 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

11. Understanding the classroom environment

12. Perform initial health check

13. 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

14. Create and manage users, roles, tenants, and quotas

15. Create and manage images

16. Create and manage volumes

17. 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

9.    Configure flat networking

10. Create and manage vm instances

11. 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

14. Create routers, networks, subnets

15. Associate floating IPs

16. Throubleshoot Neutron networking

5.    Ceilometer

1.    Ceilometer background and use cases

2.    Ceilometer architecture

3.    Ceilometer meters and pipelines

4.    Ceilometer deployment

Lab Exercises

5.    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

11. 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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