OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment

Understand and learn how to deploy a private cloud using the OpenStack project, implement a state-of-the-art private cloud design, learn about cloud computing benefits and challenges seen in today’s enterprise environments.


This OpenStack cloud architecture training will let you gain a deep and practical understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with cloud computing and how to address them at the design stage of your projects.

This OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment course provides practical knowledge around fundamental OpenStack components such as Compute (Nova), Image Service (Glance), Identity (Keystone), Block Storage (Cinder) and Dashboard (Horizon). In addition, to make this course as complete and relevant as possible, we also cover several OpenStack building blocks used for object storage, networking, monitoring and orchestration.


A working knowledge of Linux system administration, network management, storage devices and problems commonly encountered in enterprise environments is helpful in-order to get the most out of this cloud architecture and deployment course.

Course Outline.

  1. Introduction
    * Linux Foundation
    * Linux Foundation Training
    * Logistics
    2. Cloud Fundamentals
    * The Cloud
    * Conventional Data Center Architecture
    * Virtualization
    * Cloud Architecture
    * Basic Tenets of Open Cloud Computing
    3. Components of an OpenStack Cloud
    * General Introduction to OpenStack Components
    * OpenStack Compute – Nova
    * Overview of Hypervisor Backends
    * OpenStack Image Service – Glance
    * OpenStack Identity – Keystone
    * OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder
    * OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon
    4. Components of a Cloud – Part Two
    * OpenStack Object Storage – Swift
    * OpenStack Networking – Networking
    * OpenStack Monitoring – Ceilometer
    * OpenStack Orchestration – Heat
    * OpenStack DBaaS – Trove
    * The Oslo framework
    5. Reference Architecture
    * Node Roles
    * Best Practices
    * Scalability
    6. Deploying Prerequisite Services
    * Time management – NTP
    * Relational Database – MySQL
    * AMQP Server – RabbitMQ
    7. Deploying Infrastructure Services
    * Deploying the Keystone Identity Service
    * Deploying the Glance Image Service
    * Deploying Networking with Neutron
    * Deploying OpenStack Compute – Nova
    * Deploying OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder
    * Deploying OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon
    8. Managing Guests Virtual Machines with OpenStack Compute
    * Using OpenStack Dashboard
    * Using the python-novaclient Command Line Interfaces
    9. Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron
    * An introduction to SDN
    * Layer 2 Networking Primer
    * An introduction to OpenFlow
    * An introduction to Open vSwitch
    * L3 \& DHCP Primer
    * An introduction to Linux network namespaces
    * Understanding Neutron Packet Flows
    * OpenStack Routing Models
    10. Advanced Software Defined Networking with Neutron – Part Two

* Alternative Neutron Backends
* The Neutron ML2 framework
11. OpenStack Object Storage with Swift
* OpenStack Object Storage – Swift
* Deploying a 3-node Swift Cluster
* Interacting with Swift
12. Distributed Cloud Storage with Ceph
* Introduction to Ceph
* RADOS Block Device
* RADOS Gateway
* Deploying a 3-node Ceph Cluster
* Using Ceph RBD for Glance Image Storage
* Using Ceph RBD for Cinder Block Storage
* radosgw for Swift-Compatible Object Access
13. High Availability in the Cloud
* An introduction to High Availability
* An introduction to the Pacemaker High Availability Stack
* Resource Management in Pacemaker
* Highly Available OpenStack Reference Architecture
* OpenStack VM High Availability
14. Cloud Security with OpenStack
* Keystone Authentication Model
* Network Security
* Hypervisor Security
15. Monitoring and Metering
* Deployment Considerations for Cloud Monitoring
* OpenStack Ceilometer
* Metering
* Billing
16. Cloud Automation
* Cloud Deployment
* Cloud Configuration Management
* Puppet
* Chef
* Full-Scale Deployment Tools
* Razor
* Crowbar
* MaaS
* Juju
* Heat
17. Conclusion
* Fundamentals
* Components
* Reference Architecture
* High Availability
* Other features