OpenStack: Installing the Lab Environment

OpenStack is one of the most widely adopted environments used in public/private clouds. You'll learn you how to build and administer your own private cloud operating system in readiness for the COA exam.
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 7, 2017
Duration
4h 25m
Table of contents
Course Overview
What Is OpenStack and the COA?
Installing Ubuntu 14.04
Configuring the Controller Node
Installing the Keystone Identity Service
Installing the Glance Image Service
Installing Nova the Compute Service
Installing Neutron the Network Service
Installing the Horizon Dashboard
Installing Cinder the Volume Service
Using OpenStack
Description
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 7, 2017
Duration
4h 25m
Description

With the growing acceptance of OpenStack clouds there's still the rise in needs for skilled and competent Cloud Administrators. Not only are there a lack of great Linux Administrators but Cloud Administrators are few and far between. Studying and passing your Certified OpenStack Administrator exam is going to put you on pole position to choose the best positions available. In this course, OpenStack: Installing the Lab Environment, you'll learn how to create the Lab Environment for the Certified OpenStack Administrator(COA). First, you'll explore how to configure OpenStack using PackStack on CentOS 7. Next, you'll build an OpenStack environment on Ubuntu 14.04. Finally, you'll learn to manage and administer those services in a multi-node environment. By the end of the course you'll realize the simplicity that PackStack offers and you'll also understand the work that goes into installing OpenStack manually.

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
Hi everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, otherwise known as The Urban Penguin, and if you are listening to this, then you are just minutes away from creating your own lab environment to start learning OpenStack. You probably already know that I work in the UK and I have my own Linux training and consultancy company. I have my own OpenStack server here, and it is used to deploy instances for training courses that I deliver. In this course, we are creating the lab environment for the COA, or our Certified OpenStack Administrative courses that we're going to be offering on Pluralsight. First, we use an automated installer to create the PackStack single server environment. This is going to be the ongoing course lab machine that we are going to use for the COA courses. For those wanting to know more, we also complete a manual install on Ubuntu. During the course, we're going to show you, among other topics, to configure OpenStack using PackStack, and this is going to be on CentOS 7. We'll then build the OpenStack environment on Ubuntu 14. 04 manually, and of course we're then going to have to configure our OpenStack services in that multi-server environment. By the end of the course, you're going to realize the simplicity that PackStack offers, and that's great, but we're also going to understand the work that goes into installing OpenStack manually. Going through the manual install also opens up a much deeper understanding of the cloud environment that we create. Now you're going to need some good knowledge of Linux administration and be competent at working at the Linux command line. So if those skills are something that you can offer, I look forward to welcoming you to this course.