OpenStack: Getting to Know OpenStack and the COA

OpenStack is one of the most widely adopted environments used in public/private clouds. Having built the the cloud, you now need to be introduced to managing it.
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2017
Duration
3h 15m
Table of contents
Course Overview
The Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam
Using the PackStack Install of OpenStack
Understanding Back-end Services
Verify Keystone Identity Service
Verify Glance and Cinder Services
Identify and Verify Nova Compute
Identify and Verify Neutron Networking Service
Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2017
Duration
3h 15m
Description

Having built the OpenStack Cloud, you need to learn how to manage it. Learning to manage the OpenStack Cloud is going to provide you with the skills needed for the Certified OpenStack Administrator. In this course, OpenStack: Getting to Know OpenStack and the COA, you will explore the exam and the practical format that shapes it. In addition to this, you will learn to the basics of Cloud Administration, forming a platform to move on with more detailed administrative tasks. Finally, you'll learn about working with both the CLI and Dashboard, and you will work with major OpenStack Services including Nova and Neutron. By the end of the course, you will have an OpenStack Cloud where you have connectivity from the host network to the internal virtual machines.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, also known as the Urban Penguin. Now that you are listening to this you are but minutes away from taking the next step in managing the OpenStack cloud and gaining your certified OpenStack administrator exam. Working through this course, we're going to introduce you to the COA exam and we're going to give you all that you need to know about the exam and the exam environment. We're also going to take the first few steps in administrating the cloud, giving you an environment that we're going to be working with in our later courses. During this course, among other topics, we're going to look at using CLI and Dashboard to manage OpenStack. We're going to be creating our own hardware templates in the form of Nova flavors and we're going to be deleting our existing networking infrastructure and deploying a fresh environment with the network addresses that we need to match our needs. By the end of this course you will realize that managing OpenStack is achievable and can be managed from both the CLI and the web. The exam also caters for this, allowing you to choose. Now you're going to need some good Linux administration knowledge and be competent at working at the Linux command line. The Packstack install that we work with was built in the OpenStack, creating the lab environment course.