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OpenStack Basics

Beginner Level

A one-day modular course that covers the basics of OpenStack and Cloud Computing. The course candidates will get to learn about the inner workings of the OpenStack IaaS components and get to use their very own OpenStack installation via the Horizon and the CLI. The course is designed as 50% theory and 50% labs so the candidates get a good understanding of OpenStack, it’s benefits for the enterprise, any version-related limitations and how it ties into Cloud Computing. 

  • OpenStack Compute
  • OpenStack Object Storage
  • OpenStack Image Service
  • OpenStack Networking
  • OpenStack Dashboard
  • OpenStack Identity
  • OpenStack Block Storage
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OpenStack Essentials 101 - Ocata Release

Intermediate Level

Course Audience

The course is designed to allow technical IT professionals with no experience or knowledge of OpenStack to learn about the essentials, understand the software suite and start working with OpenStack in production. Prior experience in virtualization, OpenSource operating systems and basic posix command line skills and networking experience are desired but not 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 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 to other integrated (Heat, Ceilometer, Trove, Sahara etc.) and incubated programs to outline the capabilities an OpenStack installation can provide. This gives the students the ability to start with the hands on labs for which about 50% of time is dedicated. 
Day two is dedicated to offer a deeper look at OpenStack networking and storage concepts and to test those concepts out in the labs. 
Day three is dedicated to deployment models, tools and strategies, production grade deployment requirements and troubleshooting.

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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OpenStack Compute

Intermediate Level

A one-day modular course designed as a deep dive into OpenStack compute service Nova. The course candidates will get to learn about the inner workings of the OpenStack Nova program and get to use their very own OpenStack installation via the Horizon and the CLI. The course is designed as 50% theory and 50% labs so the candidates get a good understanding of how OpenStack compute can be managed in a real world production environment. 

  • OpenStack Compute
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Custom Training

Advanced Level

Do you have a need to customize your learning expreience?

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.

Contact us at [email protected]

 

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OpenStack Networking

Advanced Level

A one-day modular course that covers the OpenStack Neutron program in detail. The course candidates will get to learn about the inner workings of Neutron and it’s components and get to use their very own OpenStack installation via the Horizon and the CLI. The course is designed as 50% theory and 50% labs so the candidates get a good understanding of the reference model Neutron components, including the OVS, Neutron router, Neutron DVR etc. The candidates will have the ability to test the functions and capabilities, and get an overview of network troubleshooting. 

  • OpenStack Networking
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OpenStack Storage

Advanced Level

A one-day modular course that covers the OpenStack Swift and Cinder programs in detail. The course candidates will get to learn about the inner workings of OpenStack storage concepts and get to use their very own OpenStack installation via the Horizon and the CLI. The course is designed as 50% theory and 50% labs so the candidates get a good understanding of the reference model storage components and concepts, including the Swift and Cinder over LVM. The candidates will have the ability to test the functions and capabilities, and get an overview of storage troubleshooting. 

  • OpenStack Object Storage
  • OpenStack Block Storage
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OpenStack Deployment And Orchestration

Advanced Level

A two-day classroom course focusing on real-world, production grade deployments and orchestration – the course is designed with 70% hands-on labs and includes learning and using the Fuel Community deployment tool for production-grade deployments and utilising Heat for on-cloud orchestration.. 

  • OpenStack Orchestration
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OpenSource Unified Storage

Advanced Level

A two-day classroom course focusing the challenges of storing peta-byte and zeta-byte scales of data and how how to solve the modern day datacenter storage requirements with Unified Storage. The course content contains an overview if the Unified Storage Architecture, benefits and challenges of OpenSource and learn about Ceph – an OpenSource Unified Distributed Storage System. The students will also learn how to design and build a unified storage environment with Ceph and how to operate it. The Course is designed with 50% labs. This course can be delivered as a standalone session or can be bundled into OpenStack Essentials, Basics, Networking and Storage. 

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Reviews

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.