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Introduction to OpenStack

Linux Foundation via edX

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Overview

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, with over 65% of OpenStack deployments now in production - a number which continues to rise.

The demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform is also accelerating. According to the Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice, 51% of hiring managers say experience with OpenStack and other cloud technologies are driving open source hiring decisions. Now is the time to build an exciting and rewarding career managing OpenStack clouds.

This introductory course is taught by cloud experts from The Linux Foundation, which also delivers the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam. As host to some of the world's leading open source cloud projects, The Linux Foundation provides training and networking opportunities to help you advance your career.

Take this course to learn:

  • The origins of OpenStack: Where does it come from and how can you contribute as a developer to the project?
  • How to deploy OpenStack: Setup your own lab environment and deploy OpenStack on Ubuntu and CentOS with DevStack and Packstack, respectively.
  • How to deploy a virtual machine from Horizon: Get the steps and components that lead to a working and accessible virtual machine.
  • An introduction to managing OpenStack from the command line.
  • Scaling out your OpenStack cloud by adding SDN, object storage, compute nodes, high availability, and more.

This course is perfect for IT professionals seeking a high-level overview of OpenStack, and who want to find out if OpenStack is the right solution to meet the IT needs of their organization. This course also helps anyone who wants to set up a small scale OpenStack test environment to gain experience working with OpenStack.

Syllabus

Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: From Virtualization to IaaS Cloud
Session 2: Understanding OpenStack
Session 3: Deploying OpenStack (PackStack and DevStack)
Session 4: Deploying a Virtual Machine from Horizon
Session 5: An Introduction to Managing OpenStack from the Command Line
Session 6: Scaling Out Your OpenStack
Session 7: What’s Next?
Final Exam

Taught by

Sander van Vugt

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