Course Overview

OpenStack Fundamentals on Cisco UCS (OSFU) v1.0 is a three-day instructor-led course. OSFU provides students with understanding of OpenStack environment, how that environment integrates with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers and how the two can work together for purposes of monitoring provisioning and orchestration.

This course will provide hands-on lab exercises utilizing Cisco UCS. Students will perform lab exercises that will reinforce the objectives of deploying OpenStack environment and integrating it with the Cisco UCS.

Who should attend

The audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center System engineers
  • Data Center Design engineers
  • Program managers and project managers

Class Prerequisites openstack

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

  • Comfortable with Linux CLI
  • Good understanding of virtualization & hypervisors
  • Experience with networking

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet following objectives:

  • Describe the OpenStack architecture
  • Describe OpenStack services (Nova, Glance, Cinder, Keystone, Horizon, Neutron, and Swift)
  • Describe the Cisco UCS
  • Describe Cisco UCS Accelerator Packs for OpenStack
  • Deploy the OpenStack environment
  • Integrate OpenStack environment with Cisco UCS

Outline: OpenStack Fundamentals on Cisco UCS (OSFU)

Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

Module 1: Cloud (Day 1)
Lesson 1: Cloud overview (30 minutes)

  • Cloud definition
  • Cloud types
  • Cloud benefits
  • Cloud caveats

Lesson 2: OpenStack overview (30 minutes hour)

  • Overview
  • OpenStack Release Timeline
  • OpenStack Components


Lesson 3: OpenStack Deployment and Orchestration (1 hour)

  • OpenStack Deployment Tools
  • OpenStack Orchestration

Lab 1: Installation of OpenStack controller (4 hours)

Module 2: Open stack Architecture (Day 2)
Lesson 1: OpenStack architecture (4 hours)

  • Horizon
  • Keystone
  • Nova
  • Neutron
  • Cinder
  • Glance
  • Swift
  • Ceilometer
  • Heat

Lab 2: Interacting with OpenStack components (4 hours)

  • Horizon
  • Keystone
  • Nova
  • Cinder
  • Neutron
  • Keystone
  • Swift

Module 3: Cisco UCS (Day 3)
Lesson 1: Cisco UCS overview (2 Hours)

  • Hardware
  • Connectivity & Management
  • Resource pools
  • Service profiles

Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Accelerator Packs (2 Hours)

  • Overview
  • UCS Accelerator Packs Benefits
  • Accelerator Packs Configurations
  • Solution Components

Lab 3: Cisco UCS integration (4 Hours)


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