OpenStack Administration | Get in-depth Overview of the Open Source Cloud Operating System, OpenStack.

OpenStack Administration Course Description

OpenStack is growing at an exceptional rate globally, and there is high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. 

The OpenStack Administration training course provides an in-depth overview of the Open Source Cloud Operating System, OpenStack. The OpenStack Administration course begins with an overview of “What is OpenStack”, where it’s being leveraged and how you can leverage it within your environment. With the foundation concepts laid, the course then dives into a detailed discussion about the OpenStack architecture and key components. Along the way, you’ll learn how to setup, manage, and administer cloud platforms created with OpenStack.

This course is very hands-on focused, with the majority of time spent doing labs to create a private OpenStack cloud.

OpenStack Administration Course Learning Outcomes

  • Compare OpenStack to other cloud platforms
  • Describe OpenStack and how it can be leveraged in your environment
  • Describe the OpenStack architecture
  • Setup and manage your own basic private cloud with OpenStack

OpenStack Administration Training - Suggested Audience

The OpenStack Administration course is aimed at administrators who are primarily responsible for operating OpenStack Clouds. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:
  • System Administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Infrastructure Specialists
  • Cloud Professionals

OpenStack Administration Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public) : 3/4 days
  • In-House F2F (Private) : 3/4 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to

OpenStack Administration Training Prerequisites

Basic System Administration skills needed.

OpenStack Administration training course outline includes:

  • Introduction to the OpenStack Architecture
  • OpenStack Installation
  • Installing and Securing the Message Broker
  • Deploying the Keystone Identity Service
  • Managing the Swift Object Storage Service
  • Deploying the Glance Image Service
  • Installing the Cinder Service and Manage Volumes
  • Configuring OpenStack Networking
  • Managing Nova Compute and Controller
  • Managing Additional Compute Nodes
  • Install and Configure the Heat Orchestration Service
  • Deploying the Ceilometer Metering Service
  • OpenStack Future Directions
Keny White


Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".


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