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Marko Sluga, Independent OpenStack Trainer

OpenStack Essentials 101

Beginner Level

Course Audience

The course is designed to allow technical IT professionals to learn about the essentials and understand the OpenStack IaaS software suite and start working with OpenStack in production. The course is suitable for Linux/VM/Server/Network Administrators and Engineers, Data center Architects and DevOps Engineers. Prior experience in either virtualization, Linux CLI skills and networking experience are mandatory to attend this course.

Course Objectives

- Learn about the OpenStack Foundation Comunity and Software
- Describe the IaaS funcionality of an Openstack installation 
- Describe the mechanisms and services that provide functionality to OpenStack 
- Identify the use cases and have the ability to plan a production deployment 
- Have the ability to perform basic service level troubleshooting 
- Manage identity task in OpenStack 
- Get hands on experience in creating and deploying instances, manage users, roles, projects, etc. through Dashboard GUI And CLI

Course Overview

On day one, students attending the course will get an overview of the OpenStack comunity and software. The course focuses on IaaS, we explain the core architecture and the component relationships. The course also provides a brief introduction of other official programs to outline the capabilities an OpenStack powered environment can provide. Day two is dedicated to OpenStack networking, Orchestration and Automation and Storage concepts while day three is dedicated to deployment models, tools and strategies, production grade deployment requirements and troubleshooting. The students will have the ability to test the concepts learned each day in the hands on labs for which about 50% of time is dedicated every day.

Agenda Overview

1. OpenStack IaaS Components Overview 
- Keystone, Horizon, Nova, Neutron, Glance, Cinder and Swift 
- Arhitecture and authentication 
- Database 
- Message Queue 
- Authentication flows 

2. Component interaction and workflow

3. Higher level *aaS Program 
- Heat, Ceilometer, 

4. OpenStack Networking Concepts 
- OpenStack Networking History 
- Neutron networking concepts and plugins 
- Virtualizing networks with OpenVSwitch 

5. OpenStack Storage Concepts 
- Cinder Volume Concepts 
- Swift Object Storage 

6. OpenStack Deployment 
- Deployment Scenarios 
- Deployment Tools 
- Production Grade Considerations 

7. Troubleshooting and Discussion 
- Troubleshooting Overview 
- Discussion on Client-related Topics


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Beginner Level

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Advanced Level

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We provide trainings customised to your requirements at your location and at your convenience! Find out how we can help your learn about OpenStack and openstack related technologies and everything related to cloud.

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by Bradley Sturkie on Jun 15th 2017
Marko and his team were able to create a stellar custom OpenStack training for our small team. The training was accurate, informative and thorough. Moreover, interesting hands-on labs made advanced concepts easier to understand. Highly recommended!
Simple, fun and complete -

by Nicolae GALUSCA on May 4th 2017
The course was complete and includes everything whats necessary in order to build an understanding of openstack foundations. Labs were easy to use and fun as well, the trainer was both professional and helpful. Definitively worth it!
Very useful and Excellent course -

by GUSTAVO GUTIERREZ on Dec 3rd 2016
It was a very well explained course that met the objective of becoming familiar with OpenStack Administration.
Excellent course -

by Pablo Cesar Caicedo Pinto on Dec 2nd 2016
Really good to get the basics of Openstack and start with hands on inmediately
Very good Openstack introduction course! -

by Timur Sherf on Nov 20th 2016
I attended Marcos OS introduction course and found it informative and helpful. Marco is very knowledgeable and highly competent instructor. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
great course material that i still go back to mont -

by Elena Lindqvist on Nov 17th 2016
I attended Markos openstack course in Stockholm . It was a great opportunity to learn from somebody very passionate about openstack and up to date with everything that happens related to openstack. I strongly recommend him, great course material, which I still go back to from time to time, and inspiring person !
Very good -

by Ioan Mihail Rohrmann on Nov 16th 2016
I have attended his course, and can say that it was well structured, and theory versus exercises balanced very well.