About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CL211
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

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Red Hat® OpenStack® Administration II (CL211) teaches system administrators how to implement a cloud-computing environment using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, including installation, configuration, and maintenance.

This course can also help your prepare for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210), which is included in this course on the final day.

This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.

The focus of this course is managing Red Hat OpenStack Platform using the unified command-line interface, managing instances, and maintaining an enterprise deployment of OpenStack. This course also teaches the management and customization of an enterprise deployment of OpenStack (overcloud) and how to manage compute nodes with Red Hat OpenStack Platform director (undercloud).

Target Audience:

Linux system administrators and cloud administrators interested in or responsible for maintaining a private cloud.
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or requisite level of knowledge is highly recommended.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for this course

  • Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) course or equivalent experience
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent experience

Delegates will learn how to

Course content summary

  • Build and customize an image
  • Write a Heat template
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot OpenStack issues holistically
  • Manage Ceph storage in an OpenStack environment
  • Scale compute nodes
  • Migrate instances
  • Scale stacks automatically

Exam competencies covered in the course include:

  • Expanding compute nodes on Red Hat OpenStack Platform using the undercloud.
  • Managing images, networking, and block storage.
  • Providing orchestration and auto-scaling (scale-out and scale-back).
  • Building a customized image.

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed to troubleshoot and manage the life cycle of a private cloud. Control of the life cycle is important for organizations seeking to manage costs according to their own schedule, and having advanced administrators reduces downtime.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, students should be able to manage the life cycle of Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Understand the concepts of undercloud, overcloud, and Heat templates.
  • Manage internal Red Hat OpenStack Platform communication.
  • Build custom disk images.
  • Manage Ceph and Swift.
  • Troubleshoot an SDN infrastructure.
  • Manage resilient compute resources.
  • Troubleshoot general Red Hat OpenStack Platform issues.
  • Monitor cloud metrics.
  • Deploy Heat stacks.

Outline

Course introduction
Introduce and review the course.

Manage an enterprise OpenStack deployment
Manage the undercloud, the overcloud, and related services.

Manage internal OpenStack communication
Administer the Keystone identity service and the advanced message queueing protocol (AMQP) messaging service.

Build and customize images
Build and customize images.

Manage storageManage Ceph and Swift storage for OpenStack.
Manage resilient compute resourcesAdd compute nodes, manage shared storage, and perform live instance migration.

Manage and troubleshoot
Manage and troubleshoot virtual network infrastructure.

Manage resilient compute resources
Add compute nodes, manage shared storage, and perform live instance migration.

Troubleshoot OpenStack issues
Diagnose and troubleshoot OpenStack issues and services.

Monitor cloud metrics for autoscaling
Monitor and analyze cloud metrics for use in orchestration autoscaling.

Orchestrate deployments
Deploy Heat stacks that automatically scale.

Specialist Course

5 Days

Duration
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Delivery method

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