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OpenStack API and CLI Fundamentals - cc200

Beginner Level

About This Course: The OpenStack API and CLI Fundamentals course is our self-paced basic course for fundamental OpenStack client knowledge. It will enable you to deeply understand the basic ideas behind OpenStack and the general structure of the platform. Objectives: In this course, you will connect to an OpenStack cloud, and learn how to manage cloud resources according to current industry best practices. Each topic includes lab exercises, where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a realistic environment. At the end of the course you will: Have a deep understanding of the fundamental ideas of cloud computing; Know how OpenStack's various components work and interact together; Understand OpenStack's project structure and history; Know how to create, manage, and remove virtual resources running on an OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. You will initially deploy an OpenStack cluster using the OpenStack Pike release, and then do a complete rolling upgrade to OpenStack Queens. 

  • OpenStack Compute
  • OpenStack Object Storage
  • OpenStack Networking
  • OpenStack Identity
  • OpenStack Block Storage
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OpenStack Deployment and Operations - cc201

Beginner Level

About This Course: The OpenStack Deployment and Operations course is our self-paced basic course for fundamental OpenStack knowledge. It is the base for all our other OpenStack training modules and will enable you to deeply understand the basic ideas behind OpenStack and the general structure of the platform. This course has a total of 38 units, out of which 16 are interactive lab exercises. Lab exercises vary from about 30 to 90 minutes in length. Overall, it is possible to complete the entire course in a matter of 2-3 days in one go, but we recommend to spread out your lessons: for best results, plan to do about 2-3 units, including one lab, every day or every other day. If you follow that recommendation, you will complete the course in about 2-4 weeks — but if a different schedule suits you better, go with what works best for you! Objectives: In this course, you will build your own OpenStack cluster, and learn how to operate it according to current industry best practices. At the end of the course you will: Have a deep understanding of the fundamental ideas of cloud computing; Know how OpenStack's various components work and interact together; Understand OpenStack's project structure and history; Know how to operate, manage, and run a basic OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. You will initially deploy an OpenStack cluster using the OpenStack Pike release, and then do a complete rolling upgrade to OpenStack Queens. And you get to try your hands on the freshly released OpenStack Rocky in a special bonus lab! 

  • OpenStack Compute
  • OpenStack Object Storage
  • OpenStack Networking
  • OpenStack Identity
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Advanced OpenStack Orchestration - cc207

Beginner Level

About This Course All you need to complete this course is internet access and a web browser. Objectives Upon completion, you will: be able to interact with Heat and fire up a Heat stack, know how to use cloud-init in conjunction with Heat, use WaitCondition resources to signal stack completion.  

  • OpenStack Orchestration
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Ceph Distributed Storage Fundamentals - cc212

Beginner Level

About This Course: The Ceph Distributed Storage Fundamentals module is our technical deep dive into the Ceph distributed storage platform. This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of Ceph's architecture, design, and implementation. This course contains a total of 27 lessons including 12 hands-on labs. You can expect to spend about 30-60 minutes on each lesson. Objectives At the end of the class you will: Know and understand the design and architecture of the Ceph platform; Understand the relative strengths and weaknesses, stability, and suitability for production of various Ceph components; Be able to design and deploy a Ceph cluster in a production environment. Using the interactive labs, you will use two Ceph deployment methods (ceph-deploy and ceph-ansible), and convert your cluster from one to the other. You will first deploy your Ceph cluster using the Ceph 10.2 Jewel release, and then learn to do a live, rolling upgrade to Ceph 12.2 Luminous. You will also learn how to convert your cluster from the long-running stable FileStore storage implementation to the advanced high-performance BlueStore backend. Finally, in an optional bonus lab, you will be able to take your cluster all the way to the latest Ceph release, Ceph 13.2 Mimic. 

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Container Orchestration with OpenStack Magnum - cc216

Beginner Level

About This Course: Container Orchestration with OpenStack Magnum is a self-paced course covering fundamental OpenStack Magnum knowledge. It enables you to deeply understand the basic ideas behind OpenStack Magnum and the general structure of the solution. Each topic includes lab exercises, where you will have to oportunity to apply your knowledge in a fully-featured distributed environment. All you need to complete this course is internet access and a web browser. Objectives Upon completion, you will: understand the fundamental ideas of a microservices architecture, know the fundamentals of containers and container orchestration, understand the fundamentals of Kubernetes and container orchestration, understand the specifics of OpenStack Magnum, know all OpenStack Magnum services, have used Magnum for container deployment, scaling, and high availability. 

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If you want to enable people to train on your distributed product, they’ll need an integrated training platform with distributed, on-demand labs. That’s what we built City Cloud Academy. A fully integrated platform enabling you to run realistic, distributed live lab environments on OpenStack, all running on the Open edX stack.

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