Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL 210)


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This course will also begin the transition from administering OpenStack using Horizon to using the unified command-line interface. Exam competencies covered in the course include: install and configure Red Hat OpenStack Platform (using OSP director), manage users, projects, flavors, roles, images, networking, and block storage, automation (scale-out and scale-back), and build a customized image.
Course Content Summary

  • Launch instances
  • Manage core OpenStack services using the unified command-line interface
  • Install an advanced proof-of-concept OpenStack deployment
  • Build a customized JEOS image
  • Automatically scale-out and scale-back applications
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Target Audience

This course is designed for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators.


  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent experience
  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) course or equivalent experience

Course Objectives

  • Use of the popular Ansible toolset for installations, upgrades, and patching.
  • Enhanced networking features and performance using Open Virtual Networking (OVN), an evolved networking framework based on Open vSwitch.
  • Quicker application scaling with the newly designed load balancer built using efficient containers.
  • Introduction of shared file system storage, including the new CephFS as a back end.
  • Integration of hyperconverged technology that combines storage and compute resources on the same compute nodes for lower latency and higher performance.
  • The ability to integrate the popular OpenShift application platform onto the Red Hat OpenStack infrastructure.

Full Course Outline

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Architecture
  • Understand Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform features and terminology.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Installation
  • Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform using packstack.
  • Create an instance with the Horizon web interface.
RabbitMQ Message Broker
  • Install and verify RabbitMQ message broker service.
  • Troubleshoot RabbitMQ message broker.
Keystone Identity Service
  • Install, configure, and use the Keystone authentication services.
Swift Object Storage Service
  • Install, configure, and use the Swift object storage service.
Glance Image Service
  • Install and use the Glance image service.
Cinder Block Storage Service
  • Install the Cinder block storage service.
  • Manage Cinder volumes.
Networking Service
  • Install, configure, and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform networking service.
Nova Compute and Controller Services
  • Install and troubleshoot Nova compute and controller services.
  • Deploy an instance from the command line.
Implement an Additional Compute Node
  • Learn to add and remove additional Nova compute nodes.
  • Launch an instance to verify the new compute nodes.
Heat Orchestration Service
  • Install and troubleshoot the Heat orchestration service.
  • Launch a stack using preconfigured templates.
Ceilometer Metering Service
  • Install and manage the ceilometer metering service.
The Future of the OpenStack Development Community
  • Learn about the future of OpenStack.
Comprehensive Review
  • Review the installation and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
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