Learn to deploy, manage, and configure storage and OpenStack

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 set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.

Overview

Students will set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.

Course content summary

  • Deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Manage snapshots in Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Access Ceph Storage through Ceph block device (RBD) and Ceph object gateway (RADOSGW)
  • Configure Red Hat Ceph Storage as a storage back end for OpenStack Services
  • Manage networks based on VXLAN, VLAN and GRE
  • Deploy and using load-balancer-as-a-service (LBaaS) in OpenStack Neutron
  • Troubleshoot Neutron issues

Audience

Experienced Linux® system administrators responsible for managing OpenStack environments who want to learn:

  • To configure scalable and distributed storage as a storage back end for OpenStack
  • The advanced features offered by OpenStack Neutron

Prerequisites

Lessons

1

Introduction to Red Hat Ceph Storage

Lesson : 1 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Introduce Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture, components, and attributes
2

Deploy and access Red Hat Ceph Storage

Lesson : 2 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Create snapshots and clones for Red Hat Ceph Storage
3

Create snapshots and clones

Lesson : 3 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage snapshots and clones of a Ceph Block Device (RBD)
4

Ceph with the Glance Image service

Lesson : 4 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Glance Image service to store OpenStack images in Ceph
5

Ceph with the Cinder Block Storage service

Lesson : 5 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Cinder Block Storage service to provide OpenStack volumes in Ceph
6

Ceph with the Nova compute service

Lesson : 6 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Integrate Ceph with the OpenStack Nova compute service to store instance data in Ceph
7

Introduce networking fundamentals

Lesson : 7 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Review networking concepts and deploy OpenStack with a separate Neutron networking node
8

Network interfaces

Lesson : 8 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage network interfaces manually (using the ip command) and persistently
9

Virtual network devices

Lesson : 9 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Create and deploy virtual network devices
10

Network namespaces

Lesson : 10 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage and implement networks inside a network namespace
11

Neutron services

Lesson : 11 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Verify and manage the Neutron services
12

Provisioning tenant networks

Lesson : 12 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Provision tenant networks using VXLAN tunnels, GRE tunnels, and VLANs
13

Provisioning tenant networks

Lesson : 13 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Provision tenant networks using VXLAN tunnels, GRE tunnels, and VLANs
14

Neutron networking services

Lesson : 14 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the Neutron networking service
15

Neutron networking services

Lesson : 15 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the Neutron networking service
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