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OpenStack Administration Bootcamp

  • Tuition USD $3,100
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 853 Ratings
  • Course Code OS250
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

The OpenStack Administration Bootcamp course is a 4 day class designed to introduce you to OpenStack and its components (day 1) and then provide you with a complete experience with administering and operating the most common OpenStack components to implement Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in a private cloud; from image management to instance creation to network plugins and more (days 2-4). At the end of OS250, you have the skills required to pass the COA exam. All Mirantis OpenStack courses are vendor agnostic. Tasks are performed in an OpenStack environment without any vendor add-ons that might change the way OpenStack works. Reference implementations are utilized, such as Logical Volume Manager (LVM) for Block Storage, Open vSwitch (OVS) for L2 networking, or KVM/QEMU for the hypervisor.

Skills Gained

  • An introduction to OpenStack, including its architecture, history, the OpenStack Foundation, plus an overview of the most commonly used components with discussion of additional components for containers, bare metal, workflows, monitoring, cloud costing, and more.
  • Keystone (Identity service): Authenticating with Keystone, managing tokens, RBAC policies, & the purpose of the Service Catalog
  • Glance (Image service): Creating & managing images, options to build an image, the purpose of cloud-init
  • Neutron (Network service): Understand what networks OpenStack uses, such as, the management network. Neutron architecture, including plugins, namespaces, layer 2 protocols, layer 3 routing, Neutron security groups, and more.
  • Nova (Compute service): Using Nova to deploy virtual machine (VM) instances & control where the instances are deployed. Deploying instances with SSH keys for better security. Understanding the supported hypervisors. Lastly, implementing resource quotas.
  • Heat (Orchestration service): Discusses Heat templates, their syntax, and MANY practical day-to-day examples of Heat templates, including examples of installing and configuring software on your instances at boot.Heat (Orchestration service): Discusses Heat templates, their syntax, and MANY practical day-to-day examples of Heat templates, including examples of installing and configuring software on your instances at boot.
  • Octavia (LBaaS): Use the CLI to create & manage a load balancer and load balancer resources
  • Ceilometer / Aodh (Telemetry services): Discuss the role & architecture of each component. Review a sample application with load balancing and autoscaling

Who Can Benefit

  • Basic understanding of cloud and virtualization technologies
  • Basic hypervisor skills are beneficial, such as KVM or VMware, but not required
  • Basic Linux skills
  • Basic understanding of OpenStack
  • Motivations: Learn the critical skills needed to operate and administer an OpenStack environment
  • Roles: System/network administrators, Technical IT Professionals, Deployment engineers, Cloud administrators, & Cloud operations


  • Solid Linux command line skills
  • OS100 or equivalent experience is beneficial, including: Familiarity with the OpenStack Dashboard UI & command line client
  • Although not required, an understanding of hypervisors, virtualization, networking, and storage concepts is beneficial

Course Details

Lab Requirements

  • Laptop with WiFi connectivity
  • Attendees should have the latest Chrome or Firefox installed, and a free account at

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What if I have training credits?

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Very good company, excellent course offerings and nice staff both admin and course instructors. Keep it up!

Very clean, great cafeteria and well sorted, very kind staff. The bathrooms have to be expanded as they might get crowded sometimes

Facility was well laid out. Well stocked break room & bathroom within close walk. Also, the woman working the front desk/professional support was very helpful and professional, and responsive to our requests.

I would certainly go through ExitCertified again for future trainings.

An excellent course for beginners looking to take their Cloud practitioner exam and getting the fundamental knowledge about AWS

Outstanding job on the facilitator of this course (Ruben) and great information taught throughout the duration!

Ruben did a fantastic job facilitating this course! The only downfall is trying to cram all this information into 2 days! Incredibly overwhelming...

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