hastexo Cloud Bootcamp for OpenStack, powered by Catalyst IT
OpenStack is the well known open source software for building private and public clouds. The project was originally founded by NASA and RackSpace and nowadays has a large number of players, global developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform.
Our Cloud Bootcamp for OpenStack is the ideal class to understand the basic ideas behind the OpenStack cloud stack and its design. If you have ever wondered how all the OpenStack components work together or if you want to find out whether OpenStack is the right solution for your company, then this OpenStack training is for you.
This is a four day training programme. The initial two days of this training will give you all the information you need to know about the single components of OpenStack. You will understand how to set them up and how to make them work together properly. You will also learn the important facts on cloud computing and how it can help your business be more efficient. The following two days will discuss potential storage architectures, including SWIFT and RADOS / Ceph and some high availability concepts for OpenStack.
By the end of this training you will have learned:
- The OpenStack architecture and its components
- How to identify scenarios favorable for the use of OpenStack
- How to set up and use each of OpenStack's main components (Nova, Swift, Glance, Keystone, Horizon)
- Create and manage virtual machines, storage devices
- Manage tenants, users, roles, ACLs
- How to set up a highly available OpenStack architecture with Pacemaker
The training is offered by hastexo! the high availability experts from Austria, who maintain a close relationship whith OpenStack core developers. Florian Haas, one of the most renowned open-source high availability experts in the world, will be the instructor for this training.
Catalyst IT, the open source specialists, is proud to sponsor and bring this comprehensive OpenStack training to New Zealand for the first time ever.
Please note that Catalyst IT and hastexo! reserve the right to cancel the event if it does not meet minimum enrolment requirements. In that case a full refund of the course fees will apply. Classes size is limited to 10 students per session to enable hands-on training in a training lab environment.
This is a very comprehensive course that will take you through the installation of the main OpenStack components, ending up with a full operating private cloud.
Day 1 (Nova and Keystone):
- Introduction to OpenStack Nova components
- Set up RabbitMQ and MySQL
- Set up Nova
- Create initial network configuration
- Using Euca2ools to drive Nova
- Description of the two existing APIs
- Introduction to OpenStack Keystone authentication services
- Set up Keystone
- Integration of Keystone with Nova
Day 2 (Glance and Horizon):
- Recap day 1
- Using Keystone to manage tenants, users and privileges
- Introduction to Glance image store
- Setup Glance
- Adding and deleting images from Glance
- Bulding images for Glance
- Integration of Glance with Nova
- Introduction to the Horizon dashboard
- Set up the Horizon dashboard
- Demonstrate the features offered by the dashboard
Day 3 (Swift and RADOS/Ceph):
- Recap day 2
- Introduction to Swift object store
- Difference between Swift and Nova-Volume
- Set up Swift
- Using and testing Swift
- Integration of Swift and Glance
- Introduction to RADOS object store
- Set up RADOS
- Introduction to Ceph and how to use it
- Introduction to RBD and and qemu-RBD
- Introduction to radosgw
Day 4 (Persistent Storage & High Availability):
- Recap day 3
- Introduction to Nova-Volume
- Assigning a storage device (volume) to a virtual machine
- Discussion about possible solutions and HA scenarios
- Introduction to High Availability with Pacemaker
- Set up OpenStack services in Pacemaker
1) Is there a phone number or email where I can contact the organizer with any questions?
email: cloud.training [-at-] catalyst.net.nz
phone: +64 4 499-2267
2) How many days of training are included in the price?
Four days training, 8 hours per day.
3) Is there parking at the event? If not, is there a nearby facility in which to park?
No. A carparking building is across the road from the venue.
4) Do I have to bring my laptop?
No, but you are welcome to if you wish. Laptops with remote connection to a virtual lab will be provided to all attendees.
If you prefer to bring your own laptop (so you can take your OpenStack environment back home later), please make sure it meets the minimum requirements: 4GB of RAM, 10GB of disk, Intel VT or AMD-V virtualization instructions supported, VirtualBox installed.
5) Will refreshments be provided during the training?
Yes, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be provided. Lunch is not included, but being in the city centre a number of options are available nearby.
6) What is your refund policy?
You can transfer your tickets to someone else at no additional cost. Please send your request to us at cloud.training [at] catalyst.net.nz.
A cancellation fee of NZ$150 applies. A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is requested before 11/05/2012. A partial refund of 50% will be issued if the cancellation is requested before 31/05/2012. No refunds will be issued after that.
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