OpenStack on UCS (UCSO) (2 Day)

Course Description

This course provides detailed look at implementing OpenStack using hardware and software technologies from Cisco and Redhat. This course will cover the building blocks of the solution (UCS, Nexus and Redhat OSP7) and will include hands-on labs which includes configuration and operations.

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Familiarity with UCS and Nexus Switch Family
  • Familiarity with OpenStack
  • Understanding of Linux Operating System Administration
  • Familiarity with Network Concepts (TCP/IP, Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking)

Course Objectives
After this course you should be able to understand:
Cloud Solutions and the issue with the snowflake approach
OpenStack System Architecture and Concepts
UCS, Nexus 9000 / 1000v Architecture and Concepts
Redhat OSP with CEPH Storage
How to build a private cloud using UCS/Nexus and Redhat

Course Type
Instructor Led Training, Classroom with Hands on Lab

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators

Course Availability


Course Content

  • Module 1: UCSO Overview
    • Market Landscape
    • Why we are here
    • Cloud Solutions vs. Snowflakes
    • Challenges with Non-Integrated Solutions
  • Module 2: OpenStack Troubleshooting Principles
    • OpenStack Background and History
    • OpenStack Project Overview
  • Module 3: Building Blocks of the Solution
    • Intel Technologies
    • Cisco UCS
    • Nexus Switches (Nexus 9000 / Nexus 1000v)
    • Red Hat OSP and Ceph

            (Optional) Lab: UCS Intro

  • Module 1: UCSO Overview
    • Market Landscape
    • Why we are here
    • Cloud Solutions vs. Snowflakes
    • Challenges with Non-Integrated Solutions
  • Module 2: OpenStack Troubleshooting Principles
    • OpenStack Background and History
    • OpenStack Project Overview
  • Module 3: Building Blocks of the Solution
    • Cisco UCS
    • Nexus Switches (Nexus 9000 / Nexus 1000v)
    • Red Hat OSP and Ceph

            (Optional) Lab: UCS Intro

  • Module 4: Deploying RHEL OSP
    • Understanding flow of the deployment
    • OSP Director Overview and Architecture
    • Understanding OverCloud Images

            Lab : Deploying OSP Director

  • Module 5: Cisco OpenStack Plugins
    • Nexus
    • UCSM
    • N1KV
    • Deploying OverCloud

            Lab : Deploying OverCloud

  • Module 6: OSP Director Operations
    • Consuming OpenStack
    • Day 2 Operations with OSP Director

             Lab : Consuming OpenStack