Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Administrators

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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This course focuses on managing and using the OpenStack client command-line interface and the director and dashboard graphical web user interfaces to securely manage server instances, compute and storage resources, and user identities. During the course, participants will learn how to choose and customize compute, storage, networking, deployment, and application support resources and services tailored to your enterprise needs. The course equips the participants with the skills and knowledge for navigating and managing the control plane on the undercloud and overcloud, and troubleshooting typical OpenStack operations.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain familiarity with overcloud service containerization technology
  • Learn about Open Virtual Networking (OVN) enhancement to OVS
  • Use identity service v3 (keystone) with external Red Hat IdM store
  • Manage the core control plane, including Pacemaker
  • Customize images, with techniques for multiple use cases
  • Manage block and object storage
  • Manage compute nodes, including tuning and hyperconvergence
  • Deploy multi-container stacks
  • Troubleshoot OpenStack


  • Describe the classroom environment, support systems, functions of the undercloud components, and more

  • Identify the shared services running on a controller node and describe service endpoint configuration and security

  • Describe the installation and architecture of a Red Hat Identity Management back end for the OpenStack identity service

  • Build an image using diskimage-builder and customize launched instances during deployment using cloud-init

  • Explain persistent storage options for use in OpenStack, focusing on the expanding capabilities of the default Red Hat® Ceph Storage

  • Explain the different network types available to the OpenStack networking service
  • Improve network performance with Open Virtual Network

  • Perform common compute node administration tasks, including live migration, evacuation, and enabling and disabling compute nodes

  • Explain the orchestration architecture required to deploy application stacks and write templates using the Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) language

  • Discuss the recommended diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques

  • Build a custom image and launch an instance using the custom image
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Who should attend

This course is designed for professionals interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a private or hybrid cloud. This course is highly recommended for:
  • Linux system administrators
  • Cloud administrators
  • Cloud operators
  • Infrastructure architects


To attend this course, participants must be Red Hat Certified System Administrators (RHCSA) or demonstrate equivalent experience. Participants must also attend the Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators course, or demonstrate equivalent experience.

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