Essentials of OpenStack Administration

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.


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Course Overview

This course teaches you how to administer and use the core OpenStack services.


Course Details

  • Delivery Method: online self-paced
  • Duration: 50 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on labs & Assignments
  • Video content
  • 12 months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums
  • Experience level: Intermediate


Course Outline

  • Chapter 1. Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Cloud Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3. Managing Guest Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute
  • Chapter 4. Components of an OpenStack Cloud (Part One)
  • Chapter 5. Components of an OpenStack Cloud (Part Two)
  • Chapter 6. Reference Architecture
  • Chapter 7. Deploying Prerequisite Services
  • Chapter 8. Deploying Services Overview
  • Chapter 9. Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron (Part One)
  • Chapter 10. Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron (Part Two)
  • Chapter 11. Distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph
  • Chapter 12. OpenStack Object Storage with Swift
  • Chapter 13. High Availability in the Cloud
  • Chapter 14. Cloud Security with OpenStack
  • Chapter 15. Monitoring and Metering
  • Chapter 16. Cloud Automation
  • Chapter 17. Course Summary



Knowledge in Linux System Administration, concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems (as taught in LFS201 Essentials of System Administration) is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are required.