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OpenStack Essentials

Course

Intro Video

Photo of Treva Williams

Treva Williams

Training Architect

Length

01:51:09

Difficulty

Beginner

Videos

19

Course Details

Ever wondered what OpenStack is? This course will leave you with a deep fundamental understanding of OpenStack core components, how it was born, and where it may be headed in the future. We will cover how you can join the community and possibly lend a hand as a contributor.

Syllabus

Welcome to OpenStack

About the Instructor

00:01:22

Lesson Description:

Learn a bit about your instructor.

What You Need to Know Before Beginning

00:03:46

Lesson Description:

In this video, we will go over a few recommended prerequisites before starting this course.

About OpenStack

00:03:44

Lesson Description:

This lesson will be a brief introduction to OpenStack technology.

Origin of OpenStack

Rackspace, NASA, OpenStack Foundation, Contribution, and Expansion

00:05:44

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we will cover how the collaboration between Rackspace and NASA created OpenStack, what role the OpenStack Foundation plays, and how OpenStack has grown over the years.

Versions From A-?

00:02:48

Lesson Description:

This video will be a brief overview of the first release of OpenStack to the latest release at the time of recording, as well as a brief overview of future releases.

Commercial OpenStack

00:05:39

Lesson Description:

In addition to the open source version, there are several commercially supported-versions of OpenStack available. We will cover those in this video.

Key Components of the Cloud

Basic Cloud Architecture

00:02:39

Lesson Description:

In this video, we will go over the basic architecture of an OpenStack Cloud environment.

Keystone

00:07:07

Lesson Description:

Keystone is (debatably) the most important service in the OpenStack catalog. In this video, we will dive into what makes it such an integral part of the cloud.

Horizon

00:03:47

Lesson Description:

The Horizon dashboard is the gateway used by both clients and administrators to interact with OpenStack services.

Nova

00:05:30

Lesson Description:

In this video, we will discuss OpenStack Nova and how it fits into the Cloud.

Neutron

00:06:16

Lesson Description:

This lesson is a quick dive into OpenStack Neutron, the powerful service that brings NaaS to the cloud.

Glance

00:04:40

Lesson Description:

We will discuss Glance imaging service and its role in the cloud.

Swift

00:03:29

Lesson Description:

In this video, we'll talk a bit about OpenStack Swift and the role it plays in a cloud.

Cinder

00:04:38

Lesson Description:

Cinder block storage plays an important role in the cloud. In this video, I will briefly cover how it contributes to the cloud.

Optional Services to Expand Your Cloud

00:06:17

Lesson Description:

In addition to the core cloud services, OpenStack has a full catalog of other services ranging from Trove to Designate to consolidate and simplify management of your environment. We will do a brief overview of those services in this video.

DIYCloud - Deploy It Yourself!

VirtualBox Installation

00:02:16

Lesson Description:

Before setting up DevStack or PackStack, you will first need to set up a hypervisor like VirtualBox to create a virtual datacenter. In this video, we will quickly cover how to download and install VirtualBox.

Packstack on CentOS

00:20:30

Lesson Description:

If you're more comfortable with RPM, you can still create a dev environment easily using RDO Packstack.

Devstack on Ubuntu

00:17:11

Lesson Description:

Learn how to set up your own DevStack environment on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

Where To Go From Here?

Continue Learning

00:03:37

Lesson Description:

Now that you know the basics of OpenStack, you're ready to dive into other Linux Academy courses and even pursue certification! We'll discuss how you can get the most out of your membership with this video. OpenStack Systems Administrator Learning Path

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