Linux Foundation ranked OpenStack® as the most popular open source project. It's market is projected to grow at 30+ percent in the upcoming several years. Openstack is gaining more and more attraction in private cloud market and also serves as the foundation for public clouds. Organisations throughout the world have aggressive OpenStack adoption plans, but they list IT skills as their #1 challenge to getting started.
This course has been designed for IT professionals seeking to develop a solid understanding of OpenStack and it's core services. It will help any IT professional or manager who want to find out if OpenStack is the right solution to meet the needs of their organisation. In addition to hands on lessons at the end of each section, the course also includes a separate section which includes the exact steps for deploying latest OpenStack release Ocata. Participants will be able to start operating and using OpenStack to develop confidence for moving forward with next steps.
The course begins with an overview of cloud computing and OpenStack. After the overview there is a dedicated section to OpenStack installation which is followed by separate sections for each of the core openstack services and the web dashboard. In each section we will go into the details of the service and it's architecture. For the most important services like Nova and Neutron we'll do a deeper dive and cover them in a much more detailed way.
***Update history of the course****
Course went live: March 24, 2017:
March 27, 2017 Update: Added Horizon Hands-on section.
April 1, 2017 Update: Added Scaling Openstack video lecture.
April 4, 2017 Update: Added a section for Multi-Node Design &Scaling.
April 9, 2017 Update: Added a section for Cluster Expansion(Compute Node Installation).
April 19, 2017 Update: Added CentOS installation on VirtualBox video lecture.
June 1, 2017 Update: Course Refresh. The audio has been re-recorded and also did some minor fixes based on student feedback.
The state of an organisation with traditional IT and how it can benefit from cloud computing is discussed.
-Cloud enabling technologies
-Traditional IT vs Cloud
-The traditional compute stack
Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS)
Platform as a Service(PaaS)
Software as a Service(Saas)
Cloud Delivery Types(Public, Private, Hybrid)
Knowledge check related to cloud computing
Hardware and software requirements for installing openstack and some information about packstack installation
Detailed steps for installing openstack with packstack on a virtual or physical centos machine.
Steps for verifying that you've a functional openstack installation.
Knowledge check for packstack support.
Overview of Horizon dashboard
Dashboard walktrough session where we navigate trough the web dashboard and talk about menus
General session about CLI, how to authenticate, how to use the RC file etc.
some information about openstack CLI clients
-Introduction to Keystone service as well as related concepts like project, token etc.
-Authentication process flow
Architecture of Keystone + some information about policies and authorisation
Hands on session for Keystone.
Overview and architecture of glance
Hands on session for Glance.
Introduction, benefits & base terminology
Architecture, ML2 plugin, plugin extensions
Multi tenancy, provider & project networks explained
Local, Flat, VLAN, VXLAN & GRE networks
L2 & L3 agents
NAT, Floating IP, DVR, Namespaces & Security Groups
Hands on session for Neutron
Knowledge check related to Neutron capabilities
Introduction to nova project
Architecture & component services
Requirements for launching an instance. Flavors, extra specs..
Instance scheduling, filters & weights
Regions, host aggregates, availability zones..
Hands on session for Nova
Knowledge check related to Nova Project
Ugur Oktay has a degree in Electronics Engineering and passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam (CCIE #16829) in September 2006. He is one of a small percentage of people that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.
Ugur has a multitude of experience in IT and telecommunications around data centers , OSS/BSS systems, information security, broadband systems and almost anything related to service providers. For the last 10 years he worked for Cisco as part of the global service provider team where he had the chance to design and implement systems serving millions of subscribers each day.