Advanced OpenStack Administration

Learn about internals of various vendor specific OpenStack distributions and their installations and setups from engineers who have contributed to OpenStack releases, deployed and configured several OpenStack distributions and have combined their knowledge in producing this course. This course caters to developers, deployers, and troubleshooters.


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Course Overview

This course gives internals of various vendor specific OpenStack distributions and their installations and setups. It also teaches advanced keystone topics, troubleshooting and debugging neutron related issues and various network scale out considerations. It covers heat topics ranging from heat template development to advanced heat concepts. It also delves into high availability and also the evolution of OpenStack from prior releases up to Ocata. It also teaches OpenStack restful API’s, client libraries, CLI and how to write applications using the API’s. We also teach how to contribute to OpenStack releases and how to maintain CI’s and internals of Tempest.


Course Details

  • Delivery Method: classroom course
  • Duration: 4 days of instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on labs & Assignments
  • Ressources & Course Manual
  • Experience level: Advanced


After the course you will receive a certification of completion


Course Outline

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Overview of Vendor Specific Openstack Solutions
  • Chapter 3. Keystone – Introduction
  • Chapter 4. Keystone Domains
  • Chapter 5. Keystone Federation
  • Chapter 6. Neutron Network Topologies
  • Chapter 7. Network Scale-out Considerations
  • Chapter 8. Operational Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 9. Introduction to Heat
  • Chapter 10. Heat Service Deployment
  • Chapter 11. Heat Template Development
  • Chapter 12. Heat Advanced Concepts
  • Chapter 13. Evolution From Liberty to Ocata
  • Chapter 14. OpenStack-High-Availability
  • Chapter 15. Openstack-Client-Libraries-And-CLI
  • Chapter 16. The OpenStack RESTful API Request/Response Model
  • Chapter 17. Write An OpenStack Client Application
  • Chapter 18. Devstack
  • Chapter 19. OpenStack Contribution And Review Model
  • Chapter 20. Unit And Integration Testing
  • Chapter 21. Tempest
  • Chapter 22. Evaluation Survey



Knowledge in OpenStack Administration, Linux administration, and concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are also required.