Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL 210)


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

Course introduction
Introduce and review the course.

Install the OpenStack overcloud
Install overcloud in an OpenStack deployment. 

Keystone identity service

Install, configure, and use the Keystone authentication services.
Manage flavors
Manage hardware profiles.
Manage networks
Manage OpenStack networks.
Manage floating IP addresses

Manage security groups
Manage OpenStack security groups and security rules.
Manage instances

Add additional compute nodes
Build a customized image

Build and customize an operating system image.
Deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director

Deploy scalable applications

Comprehensive review
Review Red Hat OpenStack Platform II.
Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. 

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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