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OCDCU v2.0 - Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals Training


Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (OCDCU) v2.0 is a four-day instructor-led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Integrators, and Partners. The course is targeted towards individuals who are responsible for installation, configuration, and the implementation of an OpenStack Cloud. This course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and deploy OpenStack Cloud using Cisco Unified Computing System hardware.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) hardware. Students will perform hands-on lab exercises that were created to teach the necessary skills to install, configure, and deploy an OpenStack Cloud on Cisco UCS hardware.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the basic business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe the basic function of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe Cisco's UCS Accelerator Paks for OpenStack deployments
  • Describe the services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Trove, Ceilometer, Heat and Horizon)
  • Describe additional services of OpenStack Cloud.
  • Install the appropriate services for an OpenStack Cloud in a Multi-node deployment
  • Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack


The knowledge that you should have before attending this course should include the following:

  • Internetworking Fundamentals
  • Basic Linux Skills
  • Basic Server Virtualization Technology familiarity
  • Basic Server Implementation knowledge
  • Basic familiarity with the function of Rabbit MQ
  • Basic familiarity with the function of SQL Database technology
  • Basic familiarity with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Who Should Attend

The audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network and Server deployment engineers
  • Network and Server deployment design engineers
  • Program managers and project managers


Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals

  • Cloud Computing Definition
  • Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  • CapEx VS. OpEx
  • Three Types of Cloud Service

Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals

  • Overview
  • Orchestration
  • Openstack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components
  • Messaging
  • Cloud Orchestration Tools
  • Lab: Initial Controller Setup

Lesson 3: Keystone

  • Overview
  • Keystone Architecture
  • Keystone Components
  • Keystone Concepts
  • Keystone Installation
  • Lab: Installing Keystone

Lesson 4: Glance

  • Overview
  • Glance Architecture
  • Glance Components
  • Glance Concepts
  • Glance Installation
  • Lab: Installing Glance

Lesson 5: Neutron

  • Overview
  • Neutron Architecture
  • Neutron Components
  • Neutron Concepts
  • Neutron Installation
  • Lab: Installing Neutron

Lesson 6: Nova

  • Overview
  • Nova Architecture
  • Nova Components
  • Nova Concepts: VM Instances
  • Nova Installation
  • Lab: Installing Nova

Lesson 7: Cinder

  • Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
  • Cinder Components
  • Cinder Concepts
  • Cinder Installation
  • Lab: Installing Cinder

Lesson 8: Horizon

  • Overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Horizon Concepts
  • Horizon Installation
  • Lab: Installing Horizon

Lesson 9: Operating

  • Overview
  • Keystone Identity Provisioning
  • Glance Image Provisioning
  • Neutron Network Provisioning
  • Cinder Volume Provisioning
  • Nova Instance Provisioning
  • Lab: OpenStack Operations

Lesson 10: Swift

  • Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • Swift Components
  • Swift Installation
  • Swift Provisioning
  • Lab: Installing and Operating Swift

Lesson 11: Ceilometer

  • Overview
  • Ceilometer Architecture
  • Ceilometer Components
  • Ceilometer Concepts
  • Ceilometer Installation
  • Lab: Installing Ceilometer

Lesson 12: Heat

  • Overview
  • Heat Architecture
  • Heat Components
  • Heat Concepts
  • Heat Installation
  • Lab: Installing Heat

Lesson 13: Trove

  • Overview
  • Trove Architecture
  • Trove Components
  • Trove Concepts

Lesson 14: Cisco UCS Accelerator Packs

  • Overview
  • UCS Accelerator Paks Benefits
  • Accelerator Paks Configurations
  • Solution Components