Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) Prep Course

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Overview

Our OpenStack courses offer both hands on and lecture, allowing students to learn OpenStack architecture and operation. Students will examine both front end and back end OpenStack components, revealing the actual OpenStack function at the component level. In addition to a technical review of the architecture, this course teaches practical skills, as you will perform hands on labs to administer an OpenStack datacenter and set up, network, create and delete virtual machines and services. You will learn important DEVOPs skills that illustrate how to fully administer the software defined infrastructure made possible by OpenStack. Important linux skills necessary to perform effective CLI tasks are also taught. All hands-on labs are written to reinforce each lesson, making the concepts clearly understood.

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Certified OpenStack Administrator Outline

1. OpenStack Architecture Overview

  • Alta3 Proof of Concept Deployment
    • Nodes
    • Controller Node
    • Neutron Node (Networking Node)
    • Compute Nodes (Compute)
    • Storage Node
    • OpenStack Deployment Recommendations
  • Big Picture
    • OpenStack Big Picture
    • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
    • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
    • SaaS (Software as a Service)
    • OpenStack XaaS
  • OpenStack Foundation
    • OpenStack Foundation, Design Summits, and Releases
  • Versions
    • OpenStack Versions

2. Horizon

  • Overview
    • OpenStack Services in Detail
    • Horizon
  • Dashboard
    • Horizon Dashboard
    • Overview of Domain, Project (Tenant), and User
    • Admin > System > Hypervisors
    • Project > Compute > Overview
    • Identity > Projects
    • Instances

3. Managing Guest VMs

  • Python Clients
    • IaaS - Horizon & CLI
    • CLI uses OpenStack python-clients
    • The OpenStack python-openstackclient (OSC)
    • Using the CLI python-openstackclient
    • Finding a python-openstackclient command at the Linux CLI
    • Common CLI python-openstackclient commands to know…
  • Lab Access
    • Labs @ https://alta3.com/labs/openstack/
    • Connecting to your remote desktop lab environment
    • Inside your remote desktop lab environment
    • How to drive your remote desktop

4. Hypervisors

  • Overview
    • The Virtual Machine Stack
    • The Old Way without Virtualization
    • Virtualization
    • A Snowflake Computer on Bare Metal
    • A Virtualized System installed on a Bare Metal Hypervisor
    • The Top Half of the Hypervisor
    • The “Bottom Half” of the Hypervisor
    • Why is the Hypervisor shown as an upper and lower portions?
  • Images
    • “Imaging” the Operating System
    • Imaging our Machine
  • Migration
    • “Migrating” the Virtual Machine
  • Compute
    • “Compute”
    • Compute Space Example
    • Compute Space Example
    • Assemble the Node
    • Install the Hypervisor
    • The Compute Space
    • Resulting Compute Space with just 2 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 CPUs
    • Intel’s Most Powerful Processor (July 20, 2015)
    • Compute Space Example
  • Compute Cloud
    • A “360-Core” Cloud
    • Clouds not Cloud
    • Remember we talked about "Migrating?
    • Migrating
    • Instantiation
    • Oversubscribing 16:1 is the OpenStack Default!
  • Virtualization Types
    • Virtualization Techniques
    • x86 CPU Privilege Level - No virtualization
    • Popek and Goldberg Virtualization Requirements (1974)
    • Binary Translation - VMware 1998 x86 Solution
    • Para Virtualization
    • Kernel-Only Instructions (No Virtualization)
    • Hardware Assisted Virtualization

5. Keystone

  • Overview
    • Keystone
    • Tokens - what they are and why you need them
    • Token Types - UUID tokens (old) vs PKI tokens (new)
    • Projects, Roles, Users & Groups
    • How Domains work with Projects, Roles, Users & Groups
    • OpenStack Shell Command Permissions
    • Keystone Authentication Message Flow
    • How to use curl with the Keystone Identity API
  • Permissions
    • Keystone Access - Token and Service Catalog

6. Nova

  • nova-api
    • Nova API
  • nova-scheduler
    • Nova Scheduler
  • Nova Architecture
    • Nova Cert
    • Nova Compute
    • Nova Hypervisor Support
    • Nova Console
    • Nova Conductor
    • Nova Compute Interfaces
    • Nova Components
    • Nova Review
  • Management
    • Nova-api CLI

7. SDN

  • Stack
    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Overview
    • Virtualize the Middleboxes
    • Goal: All routers share the same picture
    • Goal: All routers share the same picture
    • Goal: “Network Omniscience”
    • Goal: “Networking Becomes Software Defined”
    • The Current State of Networking
    • The Current State of Networking
    • SDN Déjà vu?
    • If H.248 behaved like SDN (OpenFlow)
    • Defining Software “Abstraction”
    • Abstracting the Network
    • SDN in a Nutshell
    • SDN in a Nutshell
    • Isolating Networks
    • Yet Another Abstraction: Network Slicing
    • SDN Architecture
  • OpenFlow
    • Merchant Silicon Example
    • Requirement: Non blocking at 10 Gbps
    • OpenFlow
    • OpenFlow Example
    • OpenFlow Example
    • Forwarding an Audio Packet
    • Destination MAC Address
    • Type Field means “An IP header is next”
    • IP Source Address Validity Check
    • IP Destination Address
    • IP Destination Address
    • Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) “Crossing the Line”
    • The “Really Bad” Stuff is Always BELOW the Line
    • Fabrics are Really Fast

8. Data Center Fabric

  • Overview
    • Classic Hierarchical Network Design
    • Classic Hierarchical Network Design
    • TRILL
    • Path #1
    • Path #2
    • Path #3
    • Path #4
    • Interfacing NFV with the Fabric
  • NFV Integration
    • vSwitch
    • Namespace and the “veth”
    • Heat Makes Clouds Rise
    • vSwitch vs Hardware Switch
    • Virtual Router

9. OpenStack Networking

  • Neutron
    • Why Traditional Networking is Inefficient
    • Network Virtualization
    • Agents and Plugins
    • Agents
    • Neutron Configuration
  • Architecture
    • Nova Networking - Flat Mode (Generation 1)
    • Nova Networking - Flat Mode + DHCP (Generation 2)
    • Nova Networking - Multi-Host Mode (Generation 3)
    • VLAN
    • VXLAN Packet Headers
    • GRE Packet Headers
    • Compute Node Network OVS Integration
    • Compute Node Network OVS Integration
    • Neutron Networking (Generation 4)
    • East West Traffic in Neutron Networking without Distributed Virtual Router
    • Neutron Networking Distributed Virtual Router (Generation 5)
    • East West Traffic with Distributed Virtual Router
    • East West Traffic with Distributed Virtual Router
    • North South SNAT Traffic with Distributed Virtual Router
    • North South Floating IP Traffic with Distributed Virtual Router
    • Neutron Big Picture with Open vSwitch
  • Network Namespace
    • Heat Makes Clouds Rise
  • OpenvSwitch
    • Traditional VM Ethernet Processing
    • Intel VMDq (Virtual Machine Device Queues)
    • Intel SR-IOV (Single Root IO Virtualization)
  • Wiring an OpenStack Node
    • How do I Physically wire an OpenStack Node?
    • Step one: Physical Wiring
    • Step Two: Bonding (1 of 2)
    • Step 2 Bonding (2 of 2)
    • Step 3 VLAN (1 of 4)
    • Step 3: VLAN (2 of 4)
    • Step 3: VLAN (3 of 4)
    • Step 3: VLAN (4 of 4)
    • Step 4: Network Function Virtualization
    • Step 5: Tie it all together in a single diagram
  • OpenStack Network Function Virtualization
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • 8 Network Function Virtualization Components
    • Why Two Bridges?
    • Simple NFV (Network Function Virtualization) Example
    • OVS-based openstack “wiring”
  • Provider vs Tenant Networks
    • Provider vs. Tenant Networks
    • Tenant Networking Exam
    • Tenant Network Example (1 of 5)
    • Tenant Network Example (2 of 5)
    • Tenant Network Example (4 of 5)
    • Tenant Network Example (5 of 5)
    • Provider Networks
    • NFV Provider Network “wiring”
    • OVS-based openstack “wiring”
    • Connecting directly to the Provider Network
  • Configuring Neutron
    • Configuring Neutron
    • Creating an OpenStack Provider Network from Neutron to NFV
    • The neutron command structure
    • The ml2_conf.ini file
    • openvswitch_agent.ini file
    • Attaching OpenStack to Network Function Virtualization
    • Neutron Plugins

10. Glance

  • Architecture
    • Glance
    • Basic Architecture
    • Glance Command Line
    • Container Format
    • Disk Format
    • Common Image Properties
  • Image
    • Metadata Definition Catalog (Juno tries to herd the cats)

11. Swift

  • Overview
    • Swift
    • Block vs Object Storage
    • Object Storage Examples
    • Defining an Object
    • HTTP RESTful API
  • Working with Swift
    • Analyzing the Swift URL
    • Data Types
    • Comparing Storage Types: Object, File, Block
    • Consistency vs Availability Example
    • Saving a Swift Object
    • Immutable Cluster Sizing
    • Calculating part_power
    • The Swift Proxy
    • Multiple Swift Proxies and Load Balancing
    • Swift Enhanced Consistent Hashing Ring
    • Durability with MD5 Metadata
    • Durability with Replication
    • Swift Background Auditor
    • Background Replicator
    • Enhanced Consistent Hashing Ring
    • Comparing Swift and Ceph
    • Swift Regions
    • How Ceph and Swift fit in OpenStack

12. Ceph

  • Overview
    • Storage Node - Ceph
    • Ceph Advantages
    • RADOS
    • Ceph Architecture
    • Building Ceph Storage Nodes
  • OSD
    • OSD (Object Storage Daemons)
    • Building Ceph Cluster for Geographic Disparity
    • Configuration to Prepare and Mount the Storage Devices to be Used with Ceph
    • Prepare and Mount the Storage Devices to be Used with Ceph
  • CRUSH
    • Introduction to the CRUSH Map
    • The Ceph Monitors
    • CRUSH Advantages over Other Forms of Data Mapping
    • CRUSH Rules
  • Replication
    • Data Storage and OSD Replication
    • Data Storage and OSD Replication
  • Durability
    • Handing OSD Failures or other Topography Changes
    • How to Recover from a Ceph SSH Configuration Error
    • Ceph - Troubleshooting the Logs
    • Crush Map from Ceph Lab
    • Storage Node Log: cat /var/log/ceph/cat ceph-osd.0.log
    • Ceph Log /var/log/ceph/ceph.audit.log
    • Ceph Log /var/log/ceph/ceph.audit.log
    • Watch Cluster Activity in Real-time with ceph -w
    • Erasure Coding Defined
  • Deployment
    • Performance Rules of thumb
    • Ceph Deployment

13. Cinder

  • Overview
    • Cinder
    • Block - File - Object
    • The Linux Posix Filesystem Hierarchy
    • Cinder Components
    • Cinder Volume
    • Cinder Snapshot
    • Cinder Backend
    • Cinder Driver
    • Cinder Volume Type
    • Cinder Processes (1 of 2)
    • Cinder Processes (2 of 2)
    • iSCSI
    • NFS
    • Volume Attach Workflow
    • Volume Attach Workflow

14. Ceilometer

  • Overview
    • Ceilometer - Telemetry
    • Metering Primer
    • Metering
    • Metering: Network
  • Architecture
    • Notification
    • Polling - Agent
    • Data Collector
    • Ceilometer Architecture
    • OpenStack Telemetry: It is more than just Ceilometer!

15. AMQP

  • Overview
    • How AMQP Fits with Similar Messaging Protocols.
    • AMQP in a Nutshell
  • Message Delivery Options
    • Direct Exchange
    • Fanout
    • Topic Exchange
  • Subscribe and Publish
    • Subscribe and Publish
    • Subscribe and Publish Message Flow
    • Embedding RPC in RabbitMQ Messages
    • Nova Messaging Service AMQP example
  • MQ Alternatives
    • RabbitMQ and zeroMQ

16. Other Services

  • NTP
    • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Trove
    • Trove Database Manager
    • Trove - Database Service
    • Trove - Database Service
    • Trove Architecture
  • OSLO
    • OSLO - OpenStack Common Libraries
  • MySQL
    • Central DB - These Databases Define Your Cloud! (A unified DB)
  • Tempest
    • Introduction to Tempest
    • Introduction to Tempest
    • Tempest Capabilites
    • Python Versionssd

17. Git Essentials

  • Setting up the repository
    • Why OpenStack users should know Git and GitHub
    • Git repo-to-repo collaboration
    • Git usage: git clone <repo> <directory>
    • Git usage: git init --bare <directory>
    • Git usage: git config --global
  • Saving changes
    • Git usage: git add <file>
    • Git usage: git commit -m “<message>”
    • Git usage: git push <remote> <branch>
    • Git saves files not deltas
    • Git usage: git status
    • Git usage: git log --oneline
    • Git usage: git checkout <commit || master>
  • Collaboration
    • Git usage: git remote <add || rm> <name> <url>
    • Git usage: git branch <branch>
    • Git usage: git pull --rebase <remote>
    • GitHub is git + social

18. Cloud Automation

  • Overview
    • You’ve got VMs! Now what?
    • Configuration Management
    • Automation
    • Puppet
    • Chef
    • Ansible
    • Ansible Hosts
    • Ansible Hosts
    • Ansible Playbook - YAML (Yet Another Markup Language)
    • Ansible Playbook - Running
    • Ansible Playbook - Running (2)
    • Ansible Playbook
  • Heat
    • Heat - Orchestration
    • Heat Architecture
    • Heat Orchestration Template Structure
    • Template Syntax
  • Ironic
    • OpenStack Ironic
    • OpenStack Ironic

19. HA

  • OpenStack Vulnerability
    • Vulnerability Assessment: #1 Databases (STATEFUL)
    • Vulnerability Assessment: #2 Networking
    • Vulnerability Assessment: #3 Stateful Services
    • Vulnerability Assessment: #4 The Stateless Services (Everything Else)
  • Planning
    • HA Design Follows RPO and RTO
    • Stateful vs Stateless
    • Failover, Fallback, and Switchover
    • Active/Passive vs Active/Active
    • HA Options by Vendor
  • Methods
    • Keepalived and HAProxy (keep alive’ dee)
    • VRRP Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol - RFC 3768
    • Native Cluster
    • Pacemaker
    • Totem
    • Resource Agents
    • Corosync
    • Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD)
    • Galera - Write Set Replication (WSREP)
    • Galera - Deadlock
    • MySQL Cluster Replication: Multi-master and Circular Replication
    • RabbitMQ HA
    • MySQL HA using Pacemaker, Corosync, and DRBD
    • HA for MySQL
  • Planning
    • Hypervisor Evacuation

20. Cloud Security

  • Overview
    • Keystone Identity Manager (1 of 2)
    • Keystone Identity Manager (2 of 2)
    • Keystone Authentication
    • Securing APIs
    • Security groups: iptables and Linux bridges

21. OpenStack

  • Labs
    • Lab 00 - Student Setup for OpenStack Labs
    • Lab 01 - Using vim
    • Lab 02 - Openstack python-clients and getting to help with grep
    • Lab 03 - Introduction to OpenStack API Endpoints
    • Lab 04 - Verifying OpenStack Services
    • Lab 05 - Exploring Horizon
    • Lab 06 - Adding a Project (Tenant) and Defining a Quota in Horizon
    • Lab 07 - Adding Users to a Project in Horizon
    • Lab 08 - Launching Instances as a User
    • Lab 09 - Taking Control of a Project as admin in Horizon
    • Lab 10 - Taking Control of a Project as admin at the CLI
    • Lab 11 - Host Aggregate and Availability Zones
    • Lab 12 - User Roles and Permissions
    • Lab 13 - Administering Role Permissions with Groups
    • Lab 14 - Administering OpenStack with Domains
    • Lab 15 - Keystone (identity) credentials
    • Lab 16 - CLI OpenStack RC files
    • Lab 17 - Linux Variables
    • Lab 18 - Creating new public and private flavors at the CLI
    • Lab 19 - Launching Instances from the CLI
    • Lab 20 - Controlling Customer VMs with admin
    • Lab 21 - Building Keystone’s Service Catalog
    • Lab 22 - Provision Virtual Networking on a Freshly Booted Cloud
    • Lab 23 - Security Groups
    • Lab 24 - Floating IP Addresses
    • Lab 25 - Neutron Networking with Horizon
    • Lab 26 - Neutron Networking VMs with Floating and Private IPs
    • Lab 27 - Logs
    • Lab 28 - Glance
    • Lab 29 - Creating Block Storage Volumes with Cinder in Horizon
    • Lab 30 - Creating Block Storage Volumes with Cinder at the CLI
    • Lab 31 - Launching Instances with Key Pairs
    • Lab 32 - Creating a Stack with Heat
    • Lab 33 - Installing the python-openstackclient on a remote system
    • Homework - Practice OpenStack Certified Administrator Exam
    • Homework - Build your own OpenStack environment at home

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Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) Prep Course


Duration: 5 Days (instructor-led)

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