The OpenStack Foundation has developed the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam which offers a career-path based Certification for OpenStack professionals. The exam is performance-based and will test the baseline skills of an OpenStack Administrator, a person with at least 6 months of OpenStack experience who provides day-to-day operation and management of an OpenStack cloud. This is an intermediate level course, bundled with the COA exam voucher.

IT professionals who want to demonstrate their knowledge of OpenStack.

OpenStack experts, who want to demonstrate their use of OpenStack skills.

Linux System Administrators or equivalent skills are recommended.

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

Basic Linux command line

Virtualization concepts

Networking concepts

This course is delivered through a mix of instructor-led training (ILT – online/offline) and hands-on labs.

4 days

Course price: INR 28,000 (Inclusive of taxes)

· Getting to know OpenStack

Understand the components that make up the cloud

Use the OpenStack API/CLI

. Identity management

Manage Keystone catalogue services and endpoints

Manage/Create domains, groups, projects, users, and roles

Create roles for the environment

Manage the identity service

Verify operation of the Identity service

· Dashboard

Verify operation of the Dashboard

· Compute

Manage flavors

Manage compute instance actions (e.g. launch, shutdown, terminate)

Manage Nova user keypairs

Launch a new instance

Shutdown an Instance

Terminate Instance

Configure an Instance with a Floating IP address

Manage project security group rules

Assign security group to Instance

Assign floating IP address to Instance

Detach floating IP address from Instance

Manage Nova host consoles (rdp, spice, tty)

Access an Instance using a keypair

Manage instance snapshots

Manage Nova compute servers

Manage quotas

Get Nova stats (hosts, services, tenants

Verify operation of the Compute service

· Object Storage

Manage access to object storage

Manage expiring objects

Manage storage policies

Monitor space available for object store

Verify operation of Object Storage

Manage permissions on a container in object storage

· Block Storage

Manage volume

Create volume group for block storage

Create a new Block Storage Volume and mount it to a Nova Instance

Manage quotas

Manage volumes quotas

Manage volumes backups

Backup and restore volumes

Manage volume snapshots (e.g, take, list, recover)

Verify that block storage can perform snapshotting function

Snapshot volume

Manage volumes encryption

Set up storage pools

Monitor reserve capacity of block storage devices

Analyze discrepancies in reported volume sizes

· Networking

Manage network resources (e.g., routers, subnets)

Create external networks

Create project networks

Create project routers

Manage network services for a virtual environment

Manage project security group rules

Manage quotas

Verify operation of network service

Manage network interfaces on compute instances

Troubleshoot network issues for a tenant network (enter namespace, run tcpdump, etc)

· Heat/Orchestration

Launch a stack using a Heat/Orchestration template (e.g., storage, network, and compute

Use Heat/Orchestration CLI and Dashboard

Verify Heat/Orchestration stack is working

Verify operation of Heat/Orchestration

Create a Heat/Orchestration template that matches a specific scenario

Update a stack

Obtain detailed information about a stack

· Troubleshooting

Analyze log files

Backup the database(s) used by an OpenStack instance

Centralize and analyze logs (e.g.,/var/log/COMPONENT_NAME, Database Server, Messaging Server, Web Server, syslog)

Analyze database servers

Analyze Host/Guest OS and Instance status

Analyze messaging servers

Analyze meta data servers

Analyze network status (physical & virtual)

Analyze storage status (local, block & object)

Manage OpenStack Services

Diagnose service incidents

Digest OpenStack environment (Controller, Compute, Storage and Network nodes)

Direct logging files through centralized logging system

Backup and restore an OpenStack instance

Troubleshoot network performance

· Image management

Deploy a new image to an OpenStack instance

Manage image types and backends

Manage images (e.g. add, update, remove)

Verify operation of the Image Service