This five-day course provides you with the skills to build a private cloud using VMware Integrated OpenStack on a proven VMware SDDC. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, this course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Integrated OpenStack. You learn how to offer IaaS and PaaS with advanced networking and security features to end users using VMware Integrated OpenStack.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits into the VMware SDDC and its use cases
List the deployment options and how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack
Describe the architecture of VMware Integrated OpenStack and its components
Configure tenancy and manage user authentication
Integrate the OpenStack Neutron Networking service with VMware NSX-T Data Center networking platform
Deploy and manage virtual machine instances
Monitor VMware Integrated OpenStack with OpenStack monitoring services
Design an auto-scale, multitier application using built-in automation tools
Manage a VMware Integrated OpenStack control plane using Kubernetes
Use the HTML5 Web UI and CLI commands to view and edit the configuration, monitor log files, and view database tables used by VMware Integrated OpenStack components

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives
    References and resources

  • Introduction to VMware Integrated OpenStack

  • Describe what an OpenStack is
    Describe the services that make up VMware Integrated OpenStack
    Describe what VMware Integrated OpenStack is
    Describe what is NFV and how does VIO fit in
    Understand the licensing model of VIO
    Understand the use cases of VMware Integrated OpenStack

  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Deployment

  • Understand the role of Kubernetes in the VIO control plane
    List the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment models
    How to perform VIO high-availability deployment
    How to perform VIO compact installation
    Pre-requisites for installing VMware Integrated OpenStack
    How to use the HTML5 web UI / VIOCLI to check the deployment configurations and deployment running
    Explain steps involved in patching VIO high availability setup

  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture

  • List the VMs deployed after a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability installation
    Describe the overall architecture of the VIO HA setup
    List the VIO services running within Kubernetes pods
    Describe the role of each service
    Understand ssl certificates in VIO

  • Keystone Authentication

  • Understand keystone use cases and services
    List the features offered by keystone in VIO
    How to integrate keystone with LDAP
    List the configuration, view logs, and database tables related to keystone

  • Glance Images

  • Understand Glance use case and its services
    List the features offered by Glance in VIO
    Explain how to create flavors and images
    Describe how to set up metadata, for example SPBM storage policy
    List the custom resources/logs and database tables related to Glance

  • Networking with Neutron

  • Understand the Neutron use case and its services
    Integrate Neutron with NSX-T Data Center
    List the custom resources, logs, and database tables related to Neutron

  • Managing Instances with Nova

  • Understand Nova use cases and services
    Understand regions, availability zones, and host aggregates
    Understand the concept of tenant VDC
    Nova support for multiple vCenter instances
    How to deploy an instance using Nova
    How to resize an instance and view the console logs
    Configuration and logs related to Nova service

  • Cinder Block Storage

  • Understand Cinder use cases and services
    List the features offered by Cinder
    Adding a persistent volume to an instance
    Explain the Snapshot of a Cinder volume and attach it to another instance
    List the custom resources, log files, and database tables related to Cinder

  • Monitoring with Ceilometer

  • List the Telemetry use cases and services
    How to enable Ceilometer in VIO
    How to monitor the VIO environment using Ceilometer
    Configuration and log files related to Ceilometer service

  • Automating with Heat

  • Define Heat use cases templates and services
    Describe use cases of Heat

  • Troubleshooting Concepts

  • List common issues in VMware Integrated OpenStack
    Use troubleshooting tools
    Describe simple troubleshooting procedures
    List and explain Day-2 operations

  • Advanced Features

  • Describe Load Balancer as a Service (Octavia)
    Explain Firewall as a Service
    Describe Designate (DNS as a Service)
    Demonstrate automating scaling
    Describe selective vCPU pinning
    Explain SRIOV network redundancy support
    Describe network trunk services support
    Describe Live resize
    Describe hardware passthrough (GPU pass through)
    Describe external REST API


Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment will benefit from this course.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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