Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals

Course Details
Code: OCDCU-v-3-0
Tuition (USD): $3,895.00 • Classroom (4 days)

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.

Skills Gained

  • 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

Who Can Benefit

  • Network and Server deployment engineers
  • Network and Server deployment design engineers
  • Program managers and project managers
  • Certified OpenStack Administrator test candidates


  • 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

Course Details

Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals

  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • Three Types of Cloud Service

Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals

  • Orchestration
  • Openstack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components
  • Messaging
  • Cloud Orchestration Tools

Lesson 3: Horizon

  • Horizon Architecture
  • Horizon Concepts
  • Horizon Installation
  • Lab: Operating Horizon

Lesson 4: Keystone

  • Keystone Architecture
  • Keystone Components
  • Keystone Concepts
  • Keystone Installation
  • Lab: Operating Keystone

Lesson 5: Glance

  • Glance Architecture
  • Glance Components
  • Glance Concepts
  • Glance Installation
  • Lab: Operating Glance

Lesson 6: Neutron

  • Neutron Architecture
  • Neutron Components
  • Neutron Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Neutron

Lesson 7: Cinder

  • Cinder Architecture
  • Cinder Components
  • Cinder Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Cinder

Lesson 8: Swift

  • Swift Architecture
  • • Swift Components
  • • Swift Provisioning
  • • Lab: Operating Swift

Lesson 9: Nova

  • Nova Architecture
  • Nova Components
  • Nova Concepts: VM Instances
  • Lab: Operating Nova

Lesson 10: Heat

  • Heat Architecture
  • Heat Components
  • Heat Concepts
  • Lab: Operating Heat

Lesson 11: Operating the OpenStack Cloud

  • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • Glance Snapshot Provisioning
  • Neutron Floating IP Address Provisioning
  • Horizon Navigation Lab
  • Lab: OpenStack Operations

Lesson 12: Cisco OpenStack Solutions

  • Cisco MetaPod
  • Cisco UCS with Red Hat
  • Cisco FlexPod for Red Hat
  • Cisco InterCloud Fabric
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