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OCDCU v3.0 - Fundamentals of Deploying OpenStack Cloud

Learn how to configure and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and GUI.

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Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about the key components and procedures needed to configure, and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and the GUI.  This course will deal with most if not all subjects referred to in the Certified OpenStack Administrator test.


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What You'll Learn

  • Business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Function of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Trove, Ceilometer, Heat, and Horizon)
  • Additional services of OpenStack Cloud
  • Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack
  • Operate an OpenStack Cloud


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

2. Cloud Fundamentals

  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • Three Types of Cloud Service

3. OpenStack Fundamentals

  • Overview
  • Orchestration
  • Openstack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components
  • Messaging
  • Cloud Orchestration Tools

4. Horizon

  • Overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Horizon Concepts
  • Horizon Installation

5. Keystone

  • Overview
  • Keystone Architecture
  • Keystone Components
  • Keystone Concepts
  • Keystone Installation

6. Glance

  • Overview
  • Glance Architecture
  • Glance Components
  • Glance Concepts
  • Glance Installation

7. Neutron

  • Overview
  • Neutron Architecture
  • Neutron Components
  • Neutron Concepts

8. Cinder

  • Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
  • Cinder Components
  • Cinder Concepts

9. Swift

  • Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • Swift Components
  • Swift Provisioning

10. Nova

  • Overview
  • Nova Architecture
  • Nova Components
  • Nova Concepts: VM Instances

11. Heat

  • Overview
  • Heat Architecture
  • Heat Components
  • Heat Concepts

12. Operating the OpenStack Cloud

  • Overview
  • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • Glance Snapshot Provisioning
  • Neutron Floating IP Address Provisioning
  • Horizon Navigation Lab

13. Cisco OpenStack Solutions

  • Overview
  • Cisco MetaPod
  • Cisco UCS with Red Hat
  • Cisco FlexPod for Red Hat
  • Cisco InterCloud Fabric.


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Lab Topology and Lab Access

Lab 2: Horizon Dashboard

Lab 3: Keystone Identity

Lab 4: Glance Image

Lab 5: Neutron Network

Lab 6: Cinder Block Storage

Lab 7: Swift Object Storage

Lab 8: Nova Instance

Lab 9: Heat Orchestration

Lab 10:  Case Study – Operations


  • Internetworking fundamentals
  • Basic Linux skills
  • Basic server virtualization technology familiarity
  • Basic server implementation knowledge
  • Basic familiarity with the function of Rabbit MQ
  • Basic familiarity with the function of SQL database technology

Who Should Attend

  • Network and server deployment engineers
  • Network and server deployment design engineers
  • Program managers and project managers

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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