Cloud Computing is transforming enterprise. OpenStack is the open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for building and managing clouds. This course provides a technical introduction to the key concepts and technologies behind OpenStack IaaS solution. We discuss the high level architecture of the OpenStack IaaS and explain the functionality provided by each of the key services such as Glance, Nova, Glance, Neutron, Cinder and Swift. Along the way, each student will design and build a Virtual Network using OpenStack. The course will enable the understanding the value of orchestration in a virtualized network and its possible application in a virtualized network architecture.
Cloud computing is transforming enterprise IT as well as communication service provider networks and OpenStack is the open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for building and managing shared clouds. This course provides a thorough conceptual understanding of the benefits, capabilities, component architecture as well as workings of OpenStack IaaS solutions. We then discuss the high level architecture of the OpenStack IaaS and explain the functionality provided by each of the key services such as Glance, Keystone, Nova, Glance, Neutron, Cinder, and Swift as well as Heat orchestration.
Networking of OpenStack infrastructure in a multi-node environment can be complicated and frustrating. There are many custom defined networks (Control, data, and management) for the infrastructure, each with various purposes and traffic flows. OpenStack commands (Neutron, Nova, Cinder, etc.) may flow over one network, with the resource instantiation and service delivery taking place over another. This course is designed to help participants troubleshoot virtual networks deployed with OpenStack over underlying physical infrastructure. The course will show how physical infrastructure, basic VM to VM as well as complex virtualized networks, are deployed with details of daemons, agents, config files, log files, etc. Participants will be taken them through various break-fix scenarios and exercises.
Competitive advantages of business agility drives the need for responsive and flexible IT infrastructure; which can be slow and expensive. The lead time to procure, install, configure, and commission new HW can take weeks. Cloud Computing IaaS brings speed, agility, scalability, and availability with lower CapEx and OpEx. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a Production Communication Service Provider context. Hands-on operational exercises are provided with detailed explanations of OpenStack’s component implementation, along with basic troubleshooting. Participants become Tenants and create multi-tiered network topologies and web service applications, enabling the participant to more adeptly deploy and support Cloud applications in an IaaS environment.