Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL 310)

Course Information

Duration: 4 days

Version: CL 310

Price: $3,600.00

Certification: Red Hat Certified Engineer in Red Hat OpenStack

Exam: EX310

Learning Credits:


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The Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310) course provides extensive hands-on training for experienced system administrators in how to use the distributed storage features of Red Hat Ceph Storage and the networking capabilities of OpenStack Neutron. Students will go through the setup of a Ceph environment and its configuration as a backend for OpenStack, and the configuration and usage of the advanced features for OpenStack Neutron.  


Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or equivalent experience 
Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack (EX210) certification or equivalent experience 


Target Audience:

Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for managing OpenStack environments who are interested in learning how to configure an scalable and distributed storage as a storage backend for OpenStack and use the advanced features offered by OpenStack Neutron. 


Course Objectives:

  • Get an overview of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform architecture
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform using packstack
  • Deploy each Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform service manually
  • Manage users and projects
  • Deploy instances, and use Heat to deploy and customize instances


Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Introduce Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture, components, and attributes.
Module 2: Describe Red Hat Ceph Storage components and features
  • Describe the components and features of Red Hat Ceph Storage.
Module 3: Deploy and access Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Create snapshots and clones for Red Hat Ceph Storage.
Module 4: Create snapshots and clones
  • Manage snapshots and clones of a Ceph Block Device (RBD).
Module 5: Ceph with the Glance Image service
  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Glance Image service to store OpenStack images in Ceph.
Module 6: Ceph with the Cinder Block Storage service
  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Cinder Block Storage service to provide OpenStack volumes in Ceph.
Module 7: Ceph with the Nova compute service
  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Nova compute service to store instance data in Ceph.
Module 8: Introduce networking fundamentals
  • Review networking concepts and deploy OpenStack with a separate Neutron networking node.
Module 9: Network interfaces
  • Manage network interfaces manually (using the ip command) and persistently.
Module 10: Virtual bridging
  • Install and manage virtual network bridges.
Module 11: Virtual network devices
  • Create and deploy virtual network devices.
Module 12: Network namespaces
  • Manage and implement networks inside a network namespace.
Module 13: Neutron services
  • Verify and manage the Neutron services.
Module 14: Provisioning tenant networks
  • Provision tenant networks using VXLAN tunnels, GRE tunnels, and VLANs.
Module 15: Implementing load-balancer-as-a-service (LBaaS)
  • Implement LbaaS.
Module 16: Neutron networking services
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the Neutron networking service.
Module 17: Comprehensive Review
  • Review tasks from the Red Hat OpenStack III course.