Courses Details
Course Overview

Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators  is designed for system administrators who are intending to implement a cloud computing environment using OpenStack. You will learn how to configure, use, and maintain Red Hat´┐Ż OpenStack Platform.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0.

The focus of Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators  will be managing OpenStack using both the web-based dashboard and the command-line interface, in addition to managing instances and installing a proof-of-concept environment using Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) director. Essential skills covered in the course include configuring Red Hat OpenStack Platform (using the director UI); managing users, projects, flavors, roles, images, networking, and block storage; setting quotas; and configuring images at instantiation.

Course Schedule
Target Audience
This course is designed for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a private or hybrid cloud.
Course Objectives

Course content summary

  • Launch an instance.
  • Manage projects, quotas, and users.
  • Manage networks, subnets, routers, and floating IP addresses.
  • Create and manage block and object storage in the OpenStack framework.
  • Customize instances with cloud-init.
  • Deploy scalable stacks.
  • Deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform using RHOSP director.
Course Prerequisites

Become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or demonstrate equivalent experience

For candidates that have not earned their RHCSA, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

Expected Accomplishments

As a result of attending this course, you will understand the architecture of a private or hybrid OpenStack cloud infrastructure and will be able to create, manage, and troubleshoot software-defined network services, resources, servers, and applications for dynamically scalable business environments.

You should also be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Design and implement on-demand projects, software-defined networks, and virtual machine instances.
  • Deploy a proof-of-concept OpenStack installation for practice, development, demonstration, and testing, back in your own home or business computing environment.
  • Manage software-defined networks such as subnets, routers, floating IP addresses, images, flavors, security groups/rules, and block and object storage.
  • Create and customize advanced VM instances as applications, customize on deploy, and create scalable stacks of multiple VM applications.
Course Outline
Introduce launching an instance
Launch an instance and describe the OpenStack architecture and use cases.
Organize people and resources
Manage projects, users, roles, and quotas.
Describe cloud computing
Describe the changes in technology and processes for cloud computing.
Manage Linux networks
Administer Linux networks and bridges.
Prepare to deploy an instance with public access
Manage images, flavors, and private networks in preparation for launching an instance.
Deploy an instance
Launch and verify an instance.
Manage block storage
Manage ephemeral and persistent block storage.
Manage object storage
Administer object storage.
Prepare to deploy an external instance
Manage external networks and security in preparation for launching an instance with public access.
Deploy an instance with public access
Launch and verify an instance with public access.
Customize instances
Customize an instance with cloud-init.
Deploy scalable stacks
Deploy a stack and configure autoscaling.
Install an OpenStack overcloud
Install an OpenStack proof of concept using the director UI and provisioning service templates.
Lab: Comprehensive review of CL110
Review tasks in the Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators course.