Essentials of OpenStack™ Administration


Dates: 20th to 23rd November 2017

Time: 9:30a.m. to  5:00p.m.

Venue: Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire

Duration: 4 days

Training provider: Guruteam

Member subsidised fee: 1,550 Euro (includes 300 US dollar exam voucher)

Non-member fee: 2,250 (includes 300 US Dollar exam voucher)


For registration of interest or to book a place on the course email Annette Coburn on



This course prepare the student for the “Certified OpenStack Administrator“, from the OpenStack Foundation, the most recognised OpenStack Certification in the industry.

Course Description

Official Linux Foundationâ„¢ Course (Delivered by Accredited Training Partner)

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, and there is high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. This course will teach you everything you need to know to create and manage private and public clouds with OpenStack. It is also excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam. This course teaches you how to deploy, administer and use the core OpenStack services.

You’ll learn:

The full range of OpenStack services, including deployment, administration, usage and distributed storage.

How to deploy multiple distros and provision virtual machines using OpenStack services.

How to create and deploy enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

How to run and troubleshoot Neutron, Ceph and Nova Services.

And much more!

Those who attend the entire course and follow the registration and evaluation process, will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundationâ„¢. Taking the certification exam is optional. Exam is taken online some time after your course.


4 Days

Target Audience

This course is for System Administrators who are primarily responsible for operating OpenStack clouds. Administrators and developers deploying applications and infrastructure on OpenStack will also benefit from this course.

Course Prerequisites

Knowledge in Linux System Administration, concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are required. You will be required to being your laptop to attend this training.

Course Content


Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Training

Laboratory Exercises


Cloud Fundamentals

The Cloud

Conventional Data Center Architecture


Cloud Architecture

Basic Tenets of Open Cloud Computing

Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute

Using OpenStack Dashboard

Using the python-novaclient Command Line Interfaces

Components of an OpenStack Cloud

General Introduction to OpenStack Components

OpenStack Compute: Nova

Overview of Hypervisor Backends

OpenStack Image Service: Glance

OpenStack Identity: Keystone

OpenStack Block Storage: Cinder

OpenStack Dashboard: Horizon

Components of a Cloud – Part Two

OpenStack Object Storage: Swift

OpenStack Networking: Neutron

OpenStack Monitoring: Ceilometer

OpenStack Orchestration: Heat

OpenStack DBaaS: Trove

The Oslo Framework

Reference Architecture

Node Roles

Best Practices


Deploying Prerequisite Services

Time Management: NTP

Relational Database

AMQP Server: RabbitMQ

Deploying Services Overview

Deploying A Service

Deploying the Glance Image Service

Deploying Networking with Neutron

Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron

An introduction to SDN

Layer 2 Networking Primer

An introduction to OpenFlow

An introduction to Open vSwitch

L3 and DHCP Primer

An introduction to Linux Network Namespaces

Understanding Neutron Packet Flows

OpenStack Routing Models

Neutron CLI Options

Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron – Part Two

Alternative Neutron Backends

The Neutron ML2 framework

Distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph

Introduction to Ceph

RADOS Block Device

RADOS Gateway

Deploying a 3-node Ceph Cluster

Using Ceph RBD for Glance Image Storage

Using Ceph RBD for Cinder Block Storage

radosgw for Swift-Compatible Object Access

OpenStack Object Storage with Swift

OpenStack Object Storage: Swift

Deploying a 3-node Swift Cluster

Interacting with Swift

High Availability in the Cloud

An introduction to High Availability

An introduction to the Pacemaker High Availability Stack

Resource Management in Pacemaker

Highly Available OpenStack Reference Architecture

OpenStack VM High Availability

Cloud Security with OpenStack

Keystone Authentication Model

Network Security

Hypervisor Security

Monitoring and Metering

Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring

OpenStack Ceilometer



Cloud Automation

Cloud Deployment

Cloud Configuration Management



Full-Scale Deployment Tools









Reference Architecture

High Availability

Other features



Reference Architecture

High Availability

Other features

Evaluation Survey



For registration of interest or to book a place on the course email Annette Coburn on