Red Hat OpenStack Administration III: Networking & Foundations of NFV

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days
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In this course, participants will learn how to manage the OpenStack networking service (Neutron) with network functions virtualization to enhance network performance. The course focuses on configuring distributed virtual routers, Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit datapath, and IPv6 networking in OpenStack. The course also covers how to design and implement high-performing software-defined networks, how to provide higher-performing networks using enhanced platform awareness (EPA), Open vSwitch Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK), and network functions virtualization (NFV).

What You'll Learn

  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Distributed virtual router (DVR)
  • Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK) datapath
  • IPv6 networking
  • Single-root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) with OpenDaylight (ODL)
  • VLAN, VXLAN, and GRE networks


  • Administer network interfaces, bridges, and virtual networking devices

  • Manage the L2, L3, DHCP, and other OpenStack networking agents

  • Set up IPv6 networks in OpenStack

  • Provision tenant networks and provider networks

  • Enable distributed virtual routing (DVR) to provide scaling and performance

  • Tune OpenStack networking performance

  • Execute network functions virtualization (NFV) data paths

  • Create software-defined networks with OpenDaylight (ODL)

  • Configure advanced networking on Red Hat® OpenStack Platform
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Who should attend

This course is highly recommended for:
  • Solution Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Cloud operators
  • Cloud administrators


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course, however, completing the Foundations of Agile course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

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