OpenStack Private Cloud Administration

This course covers the fundamentals of the OpenStack open source IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) cloud solution, used for creating private clouds. After a short cloud and OpenStack primer students will learn the the architecture of OpenStack. This course introduces base components in detail such as the Horizon GUI dashboard and the OpenStack CLI. Other components learned are the Keystone identity system, the Nova compute service, the Neutron network service and software defined networking, the Glance image service, the Cinder block storage service, the Ceilometer metering solution, the Heat orchestration services, and the Swift object store.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

  • Overview

  • Core Projects

  • Core Project - Nova

  • Core Project - Neutron

  • Core Project - Glance, Cinder

  • Core Project - Ceilometer

  • Core Project - Heat

  • Core Project - Swift

  • OpenStack Architecture

  • Virtual Machine Provisioning Walk Through


LAB EXERCISES

  • Understanding the classroom environment

  • Perform initial health check

  • Test instance creation


CONTROLLER NODE

  • Overview Horizon and OpenStack

  • Keystone Architecture

  • Keystone User Management

  • Keystone CLI overview

  • Service API + Keystone

  • OpenStack Messaging and Queues

  • Message Queue Configuration

  • Image Management (Glance)

  • Glance CLI Overview

  • Creation of custom images

  • OpenStack Storage (Cinder)

  • Cinder CLI Overview

  • Managing volumes


LAB EXERCISES

  • Create and manage users, roles, tenants, and quotas

  • Create and manage images

  • Create and manage volumes

  • Check messaging


COMPUTE NODE

  • Linux virtualization basics

  • Hypervisors, KVM, Linux bridges

  • VM Placement

  • VM provisioning in-depth

  • Instance management

  • Nova CLI overview

  • Boot/Terminate Instance

  • Attach volume to instance


LAB EXERCISES

  • Configure flat networking

  • Create and manage vm instances

  • Configure VM metadata


NETWORK NODE

  • Networking in OpenStack

  • OpenStack Networking Concepts

  • Nova-network vs. Neutron

  • Neutron architecture and plugins

  • OpenVSwitch concepts

  • Neutron agents

  • Network management

  • Neutron CLI overview

  • Manage networks

  • Manage subnets

  • Manager routers

  • Manage ports

  • Manage floating IPs


LAB EXERCISES

  • Create routers, networks, subnets

  • Associate floating IPs

  • Throubleshoot Neutron networking


CEILOMETER

  • Ceilometer background and use cases

  • Ceilometer architecture

  • Ceilometer meters and pipelines

  • Ceilometer deployment


LAB EXERCISES

  • Working with ceilometer


HEAT

  • Heat Overview

  • Architecture

  • AWS CloudFormation template format

  • Heat services

  • heat-api

  • heat-cfn-api

  • heat-engine

  • Configuring Heat

  • Configuring images for use with Heat

  • Creating a stack


LAB EXERCISES

  • Creating a stack


OBJECT STORAGE SERVICE - SWIFT

  • Swift Overview

  • Swift Architecture

  • Accounts, containers, objects, and rings

  • Nodes types : auth, proxy, storage

  • Partitions, zones, replication

  • Using Swift

  • Accounts

  • Creating and managing objects

  • Object server management

  • Container server management

  • Account server management

  • Proxy server management

  • Ring management

  • Large objects


LAB EXERCISES

APPENDIX: OPENSTACK INSTALLATION

Audience

Developers, SysAdmins, and DevOps wanting to obtain working knowledge about the OpenStack open source cloud system.

Prerequisites: Basic Linux systems administration (SL-250), networking, and virtualization.