OpenStack Administration Training

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This 3-day course will take you through all that you need to know for your Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam. Working with OpenStack, the urban penguin will show you how to set up and manage your OpenStack clould. We will ensure that you are taken from Openstack Novice to OpenStack Hero.

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What is the OpenStack Cloud

Identify the purpose and history of OpenStack and the services that make up the Cloud Environment

Install OpenStack on Ubtuntu 16.04

We look at methods used to install OpenStack before running the customized install using OpenStack on a Ubuntu 16.04 Linux System

Verify the Install and Services

Having installed OpenStack we can log into the Graphical Dashboard. Working from the command line we can test the database, Message Queue Server and start listing services and their status

Working with the Keystone Identity Service

In this module we look at how we can list Keystone Identities. With this done and the install confirmed we can create our own new identities.

Working with Glance

Glance is the image server and is used to store and locate master images use to create instances or virtual machines. We will verify the operation of Glance and manage images.

Working with Nova

Nova is the compute engine for OpenStack and communicates between the hypervisor and the OpenStack. We can list Nova services and instances as well as looking at how we can create, stop and start Virtual Machine Instances

Networking in OpenStack with Neutron

Neutron has evolved from Nova-Networking and is now the defacto standard in Networking in OpenStack. We look in detail at creating Network, Subnets and Routers within the environment and connectivity with Address Pools

OpenStack Volumes with Cinder

The Cinder Service allows for the location and assignment of Volumes to Instances. We investigate how and why this works and using cinder to add block storage to your Virtual Machines

Orchestration with Heat

The OpenStack Heat project allows for the creation of templates to ease the burden of administration and formalize processes. We look at creating and using templates in Heat.

Understanding Swift Object Stores

Swift is the OpenStack Object Store. Objects are just lumps of data such as files or configuration that can be stored in OpenStack and located via Swift

Troubleshooting OpenStack

A major element of the exam and your day to day work will be great troubleshooting skills. So we look at debug switches and using the logs in OpenStack along with Linux OS Skills that we can use.

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