Practical Scenarios with OpenStack


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Practical Scenarios with OpenStack

In this online training course, students will be given the knowledge and an overview of key OpenStack components. This OpenStack online training course covers the utilization of Benchmarking as a Service (BaaS) and SDS via Ceph, configure the magnum container orchestration engine (COE), how to deploy Kubernates in OpenStack, exploring OpenStack container projects, and more.


Dan Goodman, Linux+, Network+, Security+

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing the course, students will have learned how to:

  • Utilize Benchmarking as a Service (BaaS)
  • Scale compute services
  • Utilize SDS via Ceph
  • Implement simultaneous access to shared files with the Manilla project
  • Explore OpenStack container projects
  • Configure the Magnum Container Orchestration Engine (COE)
  • Deploy Kubernetes in OpenStack

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is appropriate for those who are looking to learn more about OpenStack and how it can be used to better control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter.


None required. Previous system administration, Linux, and networking experience are highly recommended.

Course Outline

Expanding the cloud

  • Benchmarking as a Service (BaaS)
  • Automated load testing via Rally

Scaling Compute Services

  • Adding an additional Compute nodes
  • Configuring supported hypervisors
  • Leveraging Compute Segregation
  • Utilizing scheduling and weighing

Increasing OpenStack Storage capabilities

  • Advanced block storage configurations with scheduling and weighing
  • Software Defined Storage (SDS) via Ceph
  • Implementing simultaneous access to shared files with the Manila project

Containerization in OpenStack

  • Exploring OpenStack container projects
    • Magnum
    • Kolla
    • Murano
    • Kuryr
    • Fuxi
    • Zun
  • Configuring the Magnum Container Orchestration Engine (COE)
  • Deploying Kubernetes in OpenStack


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