Essentials of OpenStack Administration Training in O' Fallon

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Essentials of OpenStack Administration class in O' Fallon, Missouri by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Essentials of OpenStack Administration may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Essentials of OpenStack Administration may be taught at one of our local training facilities.

Answers to Popular Questions:

 
Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Linux Unix consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
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. Knowledge in Linux System Administration, concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are required.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2200 (US)

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Linux or other Unix operating sys tems is required.

Course Outline

 
Introduction
  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Registration
Cloud Fundamentals
  • The Cloud
  • Conventional Data Center Architecture
  • Virtualization
  • 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
  • Scalability
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
  • Metering
  • Billing
Cloud Automation
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Cloud Configuration Management
  • Puppet
  • Chef
  • Full-Scale Deployment Tools
  • Razor
  • Crowbar
  • MaaS
  • Juju
  • Heat
Conclusion
  • Fundamentals
  • Components
  • Reference Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Other features
  • Fundamentals
  • Components
  • Reference Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Other features

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Linux Unix Uses & Stats

Linux Unix is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
1991/1971
Pros
Performance:
Linux supports many efficient tools and operates them seamlessly. Because it's architecture is lightweight it runs faster than both Windows 8.1 and 10. 
 
Security:
Because Linux is an open-source software,  anyone can contribute code to help enhance the users’ experience i.e., adding features, fixing bugs, reducing security risks, and more.
 
 
Software Development:
The terminal in Linux is a *wild card*. You can do almost anything with it. This includes software installation, application and server configurations, file system management, and etc.
 
Large-scale:
Open-source projects benefit from having an attentive community. As a result, Linux is more secure than Windows. Instead of installing anti viruses to clean malware, you just have to stick to the recommended repositories. 
 
Efficient: 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
 
Free: 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
Cons
Learning Curve: 
Linux is not for everyone, there is a learning curve in switching to Ubuntu. To actually learn Linux efficiently would take a user one to several years.
 
No Tech Support:
Unlike Windows, there isn’t a dedicated tech support, so getting help for things is up to you. 
 
Designer Compatabilty:
Linux is not as user friendly as Windows or as ‘straight out of the box design’ As an example for design choices, Adobe hasn’t released any of its products to Linux users. So it’s impossible to run them directly. The Ubuntu alternative is a free software called GIMP. 
 
Gaming Capabilities: 
Most games aren’t available in Linux. But that’s not to say you can’t make it happen, it's just not as easy.   
Linux Unix Job Market
Average Salary
$85k-$105k
Job Count
n/a
Top Job Locations

New York City
Boston
San Francisco 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Linux Unix
The following are types of jobs that may require Linux skills.  The top 15 job titles on Dice.com that mention Linux in their postings are:
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Python Developer
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Software Developer
- System Administrator
- Linux Administrator
- Linux Engineer
- Senior Java Developer
- C++ Developer

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