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OCDCU: Deploying OpenStack Cloud – Fundamentals
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OCDCU Training

OCDCU Training Upcoming Dates

Class Date Time Location Price
March 18 - 20, 202010:00 AM - 06:00 PM UTC-04Live Online*3895.00QuoteRegister
June 17 - 19, 202010:00 AM - 06:00 PM UTC-04Live Online*3895.00QuoteRegister
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OCDCU Training

Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (OCDCU) v3.0 is a four-day instructor-led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Integrators, and Partners. The course is targeted towards individuals who are responsible for configuration and administration of an OpenStack Cloud. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to configure, and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and the GUI. This course will deal with most if not all subjects referred to in the Certified OpenStack Administrator test.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing via cloud-based (virtual) servers. Students will perform hands-on lab exercises that were created to teach the necessary skills to configure and administer an OpenStack Cloud.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials and official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • Internetworking Fundamentals
  • Basic Linux Skills
  • Basic Server Virtualization Technology familiarity
  • Basic Server Implementation knowledge
  • Basic familiarity with the function of Rabbit MQ
  • Basic familiarity with the function of SQL Database technology
  • Basic familiarity with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)


After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe the basic function of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe Cisco's UCS Accelerator Paks for OpenStack deployments
  • Describe the services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Trove, Ceilometer, Heat and Horizon)
  • Describe additional services of OpenStack Cloud.
  • Install the appropriate services for an OpenStack Cloud in a Multi-node deployment
  • Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals

  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • Three Types of Cloud Service

Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals

  • Overview
  • Orchestration
  • Openstack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components
  • Messaging
  • Cloud Orchestration Tools
  • Lab: Initial Controller Setup

Lesson 3: Keystone

  • Overview
  • Keystone Architecture
  • Keystone Components
  • Keystone Concepts
  • Keystone Installation
  • Lab: Installing Keystone

Lesson 4: Glance

  • Overview
  • Glance Architecture
  • Glance Components
  • Glance Concepts
  • Glance Installation
  • Lab: Installing Glance

Lesson 5: Neutron

  • Overview
  • Neutron Architecture
  • Neutron Components
  • Neutron Concepts
  • Neutron Installation
  • Lab: Installing Neutron

Lesson 6: Nova

  • Overview
  • Nova Architecture
  • Nova Components
  • Nova Concepts: VM Instances
  • Nova Installation
  • Lab: Installing Nova

Lesson 7: Cinder

  • Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
  • Cinder Components
  • Cinder Concepts
  • Cinder Installation
  • Lab: Installing Cinder

Lesson 8: Horizon

  • Overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Horizon Concepts
  • Horizon Installation
  • Lab: Installing Horizon

Lesson 9: Operating

  • Overview
  • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • Glance Image Provisioning
  • Neutron Network Provisioning
  • Cinder Volume Provisioning
  • Nova Instance Provisioning
  • Lab: OpenStack Operations

Lesson 10: Swift

  • Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • Swift Components
  • Swift Installation
  • Swift Provisioning
  • Lab: Installing and Operating Swift

Lesson 11: Ceilometer

  • Overview
  • Ceilometer Architecture
  • Ceilometer Components
  • Ceilometer Concepts
  • Ceilometer Installation
  • Lab: Installing Ceilometer

Lesson 12: Heat

  • Overview
  • Heat Architecture
  • Heat Components
  • Heat Concepts
  • Heat Installation
  • Lab: Installing Heat

Lesson 13: Trove

  • Overview
  • Trove Architecture
  • Trove Components
  • Trove Concepts

Lesson 14: Cisco UCS Accelerator Packs

  • Overview
  • UCS Accelerator Paks Benefits
  • Accelerator Paks Configurations
  • Solution Components

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