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CL211 – Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Admins + Exam

  • Length 5 days
  • Inclusions EX210 Exam
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Why study this course

This course teaches and validates how to implement a full-featured cloud computing environment using OpenStack. You will learn how to configure, administer, and manage Red Hat® OpenStack Platform infrastructure.

The lessons and objectives taught in this course will prepare you for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210), which is included in this offering.

This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0 and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.5.

The focus of this course is on managing and using the OpenStack client command-line interface and the director and dashboard graphical web user interfaces to securely manage server instances, compute and storage resources, and user identities.

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What you’ll learn

As a result of attending this course, you will know how to configure and manage an OpenStack installation featuring all of the common, core features and services used by enterprise private/hybrid cloud customers. You will also be able to choose and customize compute, storage, networking, deployment, and application support resources and services tailored to your enterprise needs.

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Navigate and manage the control plane on the undercloud and the overcloud.

  • Work with containerized overcloud infrastructure services.

  • Manage necessary authentication, authorization, and security administration.

  • Navigate and describe all network layers in an IaaS and all aspects of SDN design and management.

  • Manage compute node and storage resource, including hyperconvergence.

  • Troubleshoot typical OpenStack operations.

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, cloud operators, and infrastructure architects interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a private or hybrid cloud.

Course subjects

Navigate the Red Hat OpenStack Platform architectureDescribe the classroom environment, support systems, functions of the undercloud components, and more.

Describe the OpenStack control planeIdentify the shared services running on a controller node and describe service endpoint configuration and security.

Integrate identity managementDescribe the installation and architecture of a Red Hat Identity Management back end for the OpenStack identity service.

Perform image operationsBuild an image using diskimage-builder and customize launched instances during deployment using cloud-init.

Manage storageExplain persistent storage options for use in OpenStack, focusing on the expanding capabilities of the default Red Hat® Ceph Storage.

Manage OpenStack networkingExplain the different network types available to the OpenStack networking service and improve network performance with Open Virtual Network.

Manage compute resourcesPerform common compute node administration tasks, including live migration, evacuation, and enabling and disabling compute nodes.

Automate cloud applicationsExplain the orchestration architecture required to deploy application stacks and write templates using the Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) language.

Troubleshoot OpenStack operationsDiscuss recommended diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Comprehensive reviewBuild a custom image and launch an instance using the custom image.


For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


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