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This course provides you with the skills to build private cloud using VMware® Integrated OpenStack on VMware-proven SDDC. This course builds your VMware Integrated OpenStack installing, configuring, and managing skills through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to offer IaaS and PaaS with advanced networking and security features to end users using VMware Integrated OpenStack.

This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. For more information, select this link: VMware Integrated Openstack: Install, Configure, Manage [V5].

Product Alignment

  • VMware Integrated OpenStack 5.0

Intended Audience:

  • Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment.
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This course requires the completion of the following course:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] or equivalent knowledge
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of Linux administration and TCP/IP networking is helpful.

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By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits into the VMware SDDC and its use cases
  • List the deployment options and how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Describe the architecture of VMware Integrated OpenStack and its components
  • Configure tenancy and manage user authentication
  • Integrate with VMware NSX® for vSphere® and VMware NSX-T™ networking platforms
  • Deploy and manage virtual machine instances
  • Manage containers using VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes
  • Monitor VMware Integrated OpenStack with built-in tools and integrate with VMware vRealize® Operations™ and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
  • Design an auto-scale, multitier application using built-in automation tools
  • List the commands, configuration files, log files, and database tables used by VMware Integrated OpenStack components
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1 Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Integrated OpenStack

  • Describe what OpenStack is
  • Describe the services that make up OpenStack
  • Describe what VMware Integrated OpenStack is
  • Describe what NFV is and how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits in
  • Understand the licensing model of VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Understand the features of VMware Integrated OpenStack

3 VMware Integrated OpenStack Deployment

  • Understand the roles of OpenStack Management Server and Ansible
  • List the deployment models
  • Prerequisites for installing VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Perform a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability deployment
  • Patch and upgrade a VMware Integrated OpenStack environment

4 VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture

  • List the VMs deployed after a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability installation
  • Understand the overall architecture of a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability setup
  • List the VMware Integrated OpenStack services running within each VM
  • Understand the role of each VMware Integrated OpenStack service
  • Understand SSL certificates in VMware Integrated OpenStack

5 Keystone Authentication

  • Understand Keystone use cases and services
  • List the features offered by Keystone
  • How to integrate Keystone with LDAP
  • Configuration files, log files, and database tables related to keystone

6 Glance Images

  • Understand Glance use cases and services
  • List the features offered by Glance
  • Create flavors and images
  • List the configuration files, log files, and database tables related to Glance

7 Networking with Neutron

  • Understand Neutron use cases and services
  • Integrate Neutron with VMware vSphere® Distributed SwitchTM
  • Integrate Neutron with NSX for vSphere
  • Integrate Neutron with NSX-T
  • List the configuration files, log files, and database tables related to Neutron

8 Managing Instances with Nova

  • Understand Nova use cases and services
  • Understand availability zones and host aggregates
  • Understand the concept of tenant VDCs
  • Deploy and manage instances using Nova
  • Resize an instance and view its console logs
  • Configuration and log files related to Nova services

9 Cinder Block Storage

  • Understand Cinder use cases and services
  • List the features of Cinder
  • Add a persistent volume to an instance
  • Snapshot and backup Cinder volume
  • List the configuration files, log files, and database tables related to Cinder

10 Monitoring with Ceilometer

  • List the Telemetry use cases and services
  • Enable Ceilometer in VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Monitor instances using Ceilometer
  • Configuration and log files related to Ceilometer service

11 Automating with Heat

  • Define Heat use cases and services
  • Build a Heat orchestration template
  • Deploy resources using a Heat orchestration template

12 Kubernetes Integration

  • Introduction to Docker and Kubernetes
  • Deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes
  • Manage containers using Kubernetes

13 Troubleshooting Concepts

  • Common issues in VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Tools used to troubleshoot VMware Integrated OpenStack

14 Advanced Features

  • LBaaS and its use cases
  • FWaaS and its use cases
  • DNSaaS and its use cases
  • Auto-scaling using Heat
  • Using hardware passthrough
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