Deploying OpenStack Cloud-Fundamentals (OCDCU v3.0)

Level: Foundation

Deploying OpenStack Cloud - Fundamentals (OCDCU) v3.0 is a three-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 configuration and administration of an OpenStack Cloud. This Cisco OpenStack training course covers the key components and procedures needed to configure, and administer an OpenStack Cloud using CLI and the GUI. This course will deal with most if not all subjects referred to in the Certified OpenStack Administrator test.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing via cloud-based (virtual) servers. Students will perform hands-on lab exercises that were created to teach the necessary skills to configure and administer an OpenStack Cloud.

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Key Features of this Cisco OpenStack Training:

  • Cisco Authorized course content
  • Authorized Cisco Instructor
  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
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You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe the basic business advantages of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe the basic function of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Describe the services in OpenStack (Keystone, Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, Heat and Horizon)
  • Describe additional services of OpenStack Cloud
  • Operate an OpenStack Cloud
  • Create Virtual Machines using OpenStack

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Important Cisco OpenStack Course Information

  • Requirements

    • 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
    • To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:
      • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
      • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
      • 1 GB or more of RAM
      • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
        Note: Our labs currently cannot run on Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) due to it not supporting Extensions/Add-ons or Google Chrome due to Java being removed from the platform itself.
      • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
      • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client and Java.
      • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.
      • All PCs require the latest Java Runtime Environment, which can be downloaded from
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Cisco OpenStack Course Outline

  • Course Introduction

    • Overview
    • Course Goal and Objectives
    • Course Flow
  • Lessons

    Lesson 1: Cloud Fundamentals

    Lesson 2: OpenStack Fundamentals

    Lesson 3: Horizon

    Lesson 4: Keystone

    Lesson 5: Glance

    Lesson 6: Neutron

    Lesson 7: Cinder

    Lesson 8: Swift

    Lesson 9: Nova

    Lesson 10: Heat

    Lesson 11: Operating the OpenStack Cloud

    Lesson 12: Cisco OpenStack Solutions

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Cisco OpenStack Training FAQs

  • What is Cisco OpenStack?

    Consisting of a series of interrelated projects, Cisco OpenStack is an open source cloud solution that delivers various solution components.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this OCDCU course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

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