Network Architecture for OpenStack (OSNA)


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OpenStack networking has matured rapidly in the past year with the advent of Neutron, which is still one of the most poorly understood OpenStack components.In this half-day, hands-on module, we’ll take Neutron apart and help you answer some key architectural questions—starting with, why do I actually need it? We’ll look at the capabilities of Neutron, its current limitations, and how third-party vendors are leveraging the Neutron framework to provide advanced, next-gen networking services

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. ​


Essentials for OpenStack 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this short course, you will be able to understand and answer key architectural questions about Neutron, its limitations and capabilities as well as knowing how to provide advanced networking services through using the Neutron framework.

Full Course Outline

Module 1: Nova Networking
  • Architecture
  • Limitations 
Module 2: Neutron Networking Services
  • Functionality
  • APIs
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Modular Design
  • Neutron Pluggable Architecture
  • Limitations 
Module 3: Deployment Architecture
  • Service Layout
  • Native Network Types
  • External and Internal Networks
  • Multi-Tenant Networks 
Hands-On Labs:
  • Configure Multi-Tenant Networks
  • Configure External Connectivity
  • Configuring Security Policies 
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