OpenStack Training

Deployment & Advanced Administration

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A 4 day intermediate course that builds on the basic OpenStack skills gained in the Private Cloud Administration course and will enhance the users knowledge with more in-depth information.

OpenStack Training Overview:

This 4 day OpenStack training builds on the basic system administration skills gained on the OpenStack Private Cloud Admin & COA Exam Prep course and enhance the delegates’ knowledge with more in-depth information and hands-on exercises in the areas of using Ceph at storage systems, high-availability (HA) solutions as well as fault analysis and troubleshooting. Besides in-depth theoretical coverage students also do hands-on exercises in their own lab system.

Target Audience: 

  • OpenStack DevOps professionals
  • System administrators and developers who want to understand the structure and operation of OpenStack more deeply and want to be able to add high availability (HA) features to OpenStack, to build up and administer CEPH based OpenStack storage systems and to analyze and troubleshoot common OpenStack problems

Structure: 50% theory 50% hands on lab exercises

Prerequisites: OpenStack Private Cloud Administration & COA Exam Prep or equivalent basic OpenStack administration knowledge

Duration: 4 days

Course Outline:



  • Architecture
  • Lab Environment Overview
  • High Availability
  • Active/Passive HA
  • Active/Active HA
  • Glance HA (Active-Active)
  • Nova HA (Active-Active)
  • Cinder HA (Active-Passive)*
  • Heat HA (Active-Active)
  • Ceilometer HA (Active-Active)
  • Neutron – HA
  • HA Details
  • Neutron – Distributed Virtual Routing
  • DVR Overview
  • Monitoring – Call Paths
  • Deployment Scenarios for LS/ES/Kibana
  • Logstash Configuration Example


MySQL/Galera Replication


  • Mysql Replication
  • Galera Replication
  • Galera Replication Examples
  • Galera Notes
  • State Transfers
  • Galera Node States
  • Galera Quorum
  • Detecting Node Failures
  • Configuration Example
  • Galera + HA Proxy
  • Galera + HA Proxy Example
  • Galera – Best Practices

Lab 2

RabbitMQ Clustering


  • RabbitMQ Introduction
  • AMQP Terminology
  • AMQP Terminology (cont)
  • Message Tracing in RabbitMQ
  • OpenStack and RabbitMQ
  • RabbitMQ Cluster
  • RabbitMQ Cluster Setup Overview

Lab 3 

Storage With Ceph


  • Ceph Introduction
  • Ceph Node Types
  • Ceph Architecture
  • Object Placement
  • Cluster Maps
  • Ceph Background Procedures
  • Ceph Installation
  • Customizing Cluster Layout(CRUSH Map)
  • Add Cache Tiering
  • Cache Tiering
  • OpenStack Support
  • Ceph – Glance Config Example
  • Ceph – Cinder Config Example
  • Ceph – Nova Config Example
  • Best Practices

Lab 4

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