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[NWV_405] OpenStack Workshop for SDN and NFV

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Cloud computing is transforming enterprise IT as well as communication service provider networks and OpenStack is the open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for building and managing shared clouds. This course provides a thorough conceptual understanding of the benefits, capabilities, component architecture as well as workings of OpenStack IaaS solutions, We then discuss the high level architecture of the OpenStack IaaS and explain the functionality provided by each of the key services such as Glance, Keystone, Nova, Glance, Neutron, Swift, Cinder as well as Heat Orchestration. Throughout the class, hands-on operational exercises are provided, with detailed explanations of OpenStack’s component implementation, along with basic troubleshooting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify the benefits and applications of IaaS and OpenStack.
• Diagram OpenStack’s Logical and Physical architectures.
• Trace OpenStack Components, their Capabilities, and Interactions across the DataCenter physical networks.
• Provision, manage, and monitor resource pools (compute, network, and storage) in a Cloud Computing Center.
• Associate failure behavior to problem discovery, employ isolation techniques using log file and service state analysis, determining appropriate recovery procedures for problem resolution
• Contrast the benefits and considerations of cloud deployments regarding: cloud partitioning of services over physical host deployments, Cloud segregation (Cells, Regions, Zones, Host Aggregates), High Availability considerations vs SPOF, and performance considerations.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for professionals in the communications industry who wish to quickly build their knowledge of OpenStack to effectively: Operate, Manage, Support, and Debug OpenStack IaaS deployments.

Course Length

3 Days

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Introduction to OpenStack IaaS
1.1. OpenStack components and architecture
1.2. Supporting systems
1.3. OpenStack conceptual architecture
1.4. OpenStack services on physical hosts and physical networks
1.5. Cloud segregation techniques

2. Identity Service (Keystone)
2.1. Overview and concepts
2.2. Keystone authentication and authorization walk-through
2.3. Keystone database

3. Compute Service (Nova)
3.1. Nova capabilities, components and service daemons
3.2. Nova under-the-hood VM provisioning trace
3.3. Scheduler and filter algorithms

4. Image Service (Glance)
4.1. Glance overview capabilities and concepts
4.2. Glance services

5. Networking Service (Quantum)
5.1. Networking capabilities, components and service agents
5.2. Network use cases
5.3. Under-the-hood Implementation
5.4. Network frame trace

6. Block Storage Service (Cinder)
6.1. Cinder overview
6.2. Cinder Architecture
6.3. Cinder Volume Management
6.4. Cinder configuration and log files

7. Object Service (Swift)
7.1. Swift Capabilities
7.2. Swift Architecture & Service Daemons
7.3. Object Walk-Through
7.4. Swift Deployment Considerations

8. Telemetry Service (Ceilometer)
8.1. Capabilities, components and service daemons

9. Orchestration (Heat)
9.1. Capabilities, components and service daemons
9.2. Heat Stack templates


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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