OpenStack Training

Introduction to OpenStack

This training module was developed for business owners, product owners, business analysts, enterprise architects and solution architects, so they can understand the business benefits of a private cloud, scope their project, define a budget and estimate project time-frames.

Duration: half a day

Course outline:

  • What is OpenStack
  • How does OpenStack work behind the scenes
  • What is the value OpenStack will provide to my organisation
  • How much does it cost to implement OpenStack
  • How long does it takes to implement OpenStack
  • What are the risks associated with a private cloud implementation
  • What is the total cost of ownership for running a private cloud in production
  • What are the implementation and support patterns that work with OpenStack
  • How can I integrate OpenStack with existing hardware or other systems

Succeeding with OpenStack

This training module was created for product owners, enterprise architects, solution architects and technical leaders, so they can understand how to prepare for a successful implementation of a private cloud.

Duration: one day

Course outline:

  • What is the recommended architecture for OpenStack
  • What are the minimum specs and what hardware should I use
  • What are the services that can be installed in a private OpenStack cloud
  • What are the minimum project set that I need to get started
  • What hypervisor should I use with OpenStack
  • What block storage back end should I use with OpenStack
  • What object storage back end should I use with OpenStack
  • How to identify additional OpenStack services that are ready for production
  • How to plan my roadmap and understand the dependencies between services
  • What deployment and configuration management tools should I use
  • What additional systems and tools should I put in place to manage an OpenStack cloud
  • How OpenStack distributions compare with each other
  • Who are the players in the OpenStack eco-system and who are the best vendors

OpenStack bootcamp

This training module was developed for technical leaders, system administrators and network engineers, so they can learn how to implement and run an OpenStack private cloud.

Duration: three days

Course outline:

  • How to install and configure Keystone (identity)
  • How to install and configure Nova (compute)
  • How to install and configure Horizon (dashboard)
  • How to install and configure Neutron (networking)
  • How to install and configure Cinder (block storage)
  • How to install and configure Glance (image service)
  • How to install and configure Swift (object storage)
  • How to install and configure Heat (orchestration)
  • How to install and configure Ceilometer (telemetry)

Contact us to arrange one of the above training courses.