Discovery Workshop for OpenStack (OSDW)

The Discovery Workshop for OpenStack combines the Essentials, Network Architecture, and Storage Architecture modules into a two-day workshop that will give you the basic tools and experience you need to make key architectural decisions about deploying OpenStack within your organization, or recommending solutions for your customers.

Course Information

Price: $2,250.00
Duration: 2 days
Learning Credits:
Course Delivery Options

Check out our full list of training locations and learning formats. Please note that the location you choose may be an Established HD-ILT location with a virtual live instructor.

Train face-to-face with the live instructor.

Access to on-demand training content anytime, anywhere.

Attend the live class from the comfort of your home or office.

Interact with a live, remote instructor from a specialized, HD-equipped classroom near you. An SLI sales rep will confirm location availability prior to registration confirmation.

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There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 


Target Audience:

This course is designed for Cloud Architects, Data Center Architects, Solution Architects, Systems Engineers, and Pre-Sales Engineers who need to evaluate and recommend OpenStack solutions for their IT organization or for their customers.


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to apply these basic tools and have the experience needed to make key architectural decisions about deploying OpenStack within your organization or recommending solutions for your customers. 


Course Outline:

Day 1 – Essentials for OpenStack 

Module 1: Cutting Through the Hype 

  • What is OpenStack?
  • A Brief History
  • How It’s Different than Traditional Virtualization
  • Why Cloud-Based Applications Are Driving Adoption Roll Your Own or Run for Cover? 

Module 2: Putting It to Work: Designing Cloud Services with OpenStack 

  • Private Clouds
  • Public Clouds
  • Hybrid Clouds
  • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DRaaS​

Module 3: What’s Under the Hood: OpenStack Services Overview 

  • Compute Services
  • Hypervisor and Container Support Storage Services
  • Networking Services Management Services
  • Application Services

Module 4: Managing OpenStack: Dashboards to DevOps

  • Monitoring
  • Metering
  • Identity Management
  • Orchestration and Automation
  • APIs, Programmability, and DevOps 

Module 5: Wading In – Deployment and Operation 

  • Criteria for Choosing Deployment Tools
  • PuppetLabs
  • Chef
  • The Foreman 
  • Triple-O
  • Vendor Deployment Tools DevStack 
  • Hands-On Lab: Provision an All-in-One OpenStack Node with DevStack 
  • Installing DevStack
  • Join a Compute Node 
  • Create a Tenant
  • Create a Tenant Network
  • Deploy a Micro-Instance
  • Create a Security Group and Rules 
  • Monitoring the Deployment
  • Creating an Orchestration Workflow 

Day 2 – Network Architecture for OpenStack and Labs 

Module 1: Storage Services Overview 

  • Ephemeral vs Persistent Storage
  • Block Storage Applications
  • Object Storage Applications 

Module 2: Block Storage 

  • Cinder Architecture
  • Storage Array Abstraction
  • Commodity Storage Backend Technologies 

Module 3: Object Storage 

  • Object Storage Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • High Availability Ring Architecture 

Module 4: Ceph 

  • Ceph Architecture
  • Applications for Ceph 
  • Hands-On Lab 
  • Configure OpenStack Storage Services