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OCDCU v3.0 - Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals

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OCDCU v3.0 - Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals Course Outline

Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (OCDCU) v3.0 is a four-day instructor-led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Integrators, and Partners. The course is targeted towards individuals who are responsible for configuration and administration of an OpenStack Cloud. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to configure, and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and the GUI. This course will deal with most if not all subjects referred to in the Certified OpenStack Administrator test.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing via cloud-based (virtual) servers. Students will perform hands-on lab exercises that were created to teach the necessary skills to configure and administer an OpenStack Cloud.

Note: The courseware and lab guide for this course are being provided in an encrypted digital format. To be able to view your digital kit, you will need to bring a suitable device to view the content. You can install your digital course material onto a Windows PC, Mac (OSX 10.6 & up), Apple iPad (iPAD2 & up preferred) or Android tablet (v4.1 & up preferred). You will need to install an encrypted document viewer on your device to be able to view the course material. Please contact us at [email protected] for additional information.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Describe the basic business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
Describe the basic function of an OpenStack Cloud
Describe the services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Heat and Horizon)
Describe additional services of OpenStack Cloud.
Operate an OpenStack Cloud
Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack

The knowledge that you should have before attending this course should include the following:
Internetworking Fundamentals
Basic Linux Skills
Basic Server Virtualization Technology familiarity
Basic Server Implementation knowledge
Basic familiarity with the function of Rabbit MQ
Basic familiarity with the function of SQL Database technology

Who Should Attend
The audience for this course is as follows:
Network and Server deployment engineers
Network and Server deployment design engineers
Program managers and project managers
Certified OpenStack Administrator test candidates


Course Introduction
  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals
  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • Three Types of Cloud Service
Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals
  • Overview
  • Orchestration
  • Openstack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components
  • Messaging
  • Cloud Orchestration Tools
Lesson 3: Horizon
  • Overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Horizon Concepts
  • Horizon Installation
  • Lab: Operating Horizon
Lesson 4: Keystone
  • Overview
  • Keystone Architecture
  • Keystone Components
  • Keystone Concepts
  • Keystone Installation
  • Lab: Operating Keystone
Lesson 5: Glance
  • Overview
  • Glance Architecture
  • Glance Components
  • Glance Concepts
  • Glance Installation
  • Lab: Operating Glance
Lesson 6: Neutron
  • Overview
  • Neutron Architecture
  • Neutron Components
  • Neutron Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Neutron
Lesson 7: Cinder
  • Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
  • Cinder Components
  • Cinder Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Cinder
Lesson 8: Swift
  • Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • Swift Components
  • Swift Provisioning
  • Lab: Operating Swift
Lesson 9: Nova
  • Overview
  • Nova Architecture
  • Nova Components
  • Nova Concepts: VM Instances
  • Lab: Operating Nova
Lesson 10: Heat
  • Overview
  • Heat Architecture
  • Heat Components
  • Heat Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Heat
Lesson 11: Operating the OpenStack Cloud
  • Overview
  • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • Glance Snapshot Provisioning
  • Neutron Floating IP Address Provisioning
  • Horizon Navigation Lab
  • Lab: OpenStack Operations
Lesson 12: Cisco OpenStack Solutions
  • Overview
  • Cisco MetaPod
  • Cisco UCS with Red Hat
  • Cisco FlexPod for Red Hat
  • Cisco InterCloud Fabric.
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