Advanced OpenStack Administration

Length: 4 Days

Type: Hands-On

This course is designed for cloud professionals who are proficient with OpenStack and who would need to install setup and maintain their OpenStack deployments. It is also useful for people who want to understand the various distributions, configurations, and other related OpenStack related concepts.


This course gives internals of various vendor specific OpenStack distributions and their installations and setups. It also teaches advanced keystone topics, troubleshooting and debugging neutron related issues and various network scale out considerations. It covers heat topics ranging from heat template development to advanced heat concepts. It also delves into high availability and also the evolution of OpenStack from prior releases up to Ocata. It also teaches OpenStack restful API's, client libraries, CLI and how to write applications using the API's. We also teach how to contribute to OpenStack releases and how to maintain CI's and internals of Tempest.

After taking the course, the candidate should be able to administer and manage their OpenStack deployments more efficiently, will be able to debug and root cause issues with the deployment, keystone, networking and high availability. They should be able to write applications using OpenStack API's. They should be able to deploy services using Heat templates and manage their deployments. Also, they should be able to contribute to OpenStack releases and maintain their contributed code by running CI (continuous integration tests).


Knowledge in OpenStack Administration, Linux administration, and concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are also required.


  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of Vendor Specific Openstack Solutions
  3. Keystone - Introduction
  4. Keystone Domains
  5. Keystone Federation
  6. Neutron Network Topologies
  7. Network Scale-out Considerations
  8. Operational Troubleshooting
  9. Introduction to Heat
  10. Heat Service Deployment
  11. Heat Template Development
  12. Heat Advanced Concepts
  13. Evolution From Liberty to Ocata
  14. OpenStack-High-Availability
  15. Openstack-Client-Libraries-And-CLI
  16. The OpenStack RESTful API Request/Response Model
  17. Write An OpenStack Client Application
  18. Devstack
  19. OpenStack Contribution And Review Model
  20. Unit And Integration Testing
  21. Tempest