Essentials of OpenStack Administration


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Essentials of OpenStack Administration
4 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  OpenStack

Course Details

The Essentials of OpenStack Administration course teaches you everything you need to know to create and manage private and public clouds with OpenStack. OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, and there is a high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. It is also excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.


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  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Registration

Cloud Fundamentals

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

Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute

  • Using OpenStack Dashboard
  • Using the python-nova client Command-Line Interfaces

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

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

Reference Architecture

  • Node Roles
  • Best Practices
  • Scalability

Deploying Prerequisite Services

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

Deploying Services Overview

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

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

Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron – Part Two

  • Alternative Neutron Backends
  • The Neutron ML2 framework

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

OpenStack Object Storage with Swift

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

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

Cloud Security with OpenStack

  • Keystone Authentication Model
  • Network Security
  • Hypervisor Security

Monitoring and Metering

  • Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring
  • OpenStack Ceilometer
  • Metering
  • Billing

Cloud Automation

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


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

Evaluation Survey

Target Audience

  • 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 the network, storage and virtual systems is useful.
  • Basic Linux command line skills are required.