VMware Integrated Openstack: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]


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Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • References and resources
Introduction to VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Describe what an OpenStack is
  • Describe the services that make up VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Describe what VMware Integrated OpenStack is
  • Describe what is NFV and how does VIO fit in
  • Understand the licensing model of VIO
  • Understand the use cases of VMware Integrated OpenStack
VMware Integrated OpenStack Deployment
  • Understand the role of Kubernetes in the VIO control plane
  • List the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment models
  • How to perform VIO high-availability deployment
  • How to perform VIO compact installation
  • Pre-requisites for installing VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • How to use the HTML5 web UI / VIOCLI to check the deployment configurations and deployment running status
  • Explain steps involved in patching VIO high availability setup
VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture
  • List the VMs deployed after a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability installation
  • Describe the overall architecture of the VIO HA setup
  • List the VIO services running within Kubernetes pods
  • Describe the role of each service
  • Understand SSL certificates in VIO
Keystone Authentication
  • Understand keystone use cases and services
  • List the features offered by keystone in VIO
  • How to integrate keystone with LDAP
  • List the configuration, view logs, and database tables related to keystone
Glance Images
  • Understand Glance use case and its services
  • List the features offered by Glance in VIO
  • Explain how to create flavors and images
  • Describe how to set up metadata, for example SPBM storage policy
  • List the custom resources/logs and database tables related to Glance
Networking with Neutron
  • Understand the Neutron use case and its services
  • Integrate Neutron with NSX-T Data Center
  • List the custom resources, logs, and database tables related to Neutron
Managing Instances with Nova
  • Understand Nova use cases and services
  • Understand regions, availability zones, and host aggregates
  • Understand the concept of tenant VDC
  • Nova support for multiple vCenter instances
  • How to deploy an instance using Nova
  • How to resize an instance and view the console logs
  • Configuration and logs related to Nova service
Cinder Block Storage
  • Understand Cinder use cases and services
  • List the features offered by Cinder
  • Adding a persistent volume to an instance
  • Explain the Snapshot of a Cinder volume and attach it to another instance
  • List the custom resources, log files, and database tables related to Cinder
Monitoring with Ceilometer
  • List the Telemetry use cases and services
  • How to enable Ceilometer in VIO
  • How to monitor the VIO environment using Ceilometer
  • Configuration and log files related to Ceilometer service
Automating with Heat
  • Define Heat use cases, templates, and services
  • Describe use cases of Heat
Troubleshooting Concepts
  • List common issues in VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Use troubleshooting tools
  • Describe simple troubleshooting procedures
  • List and explain Day-2 operations
Advanced Features
  • Describe Load Balancer as a Service (Octavia)
  • Explain Firewall as a Service
  • Describe Designate (DNS as a Service)
  • Describe automating scaling
  • Describe selective vCPU pinning
  • Explain SRIOV network redundancy support
  • Describe network trunk services support
  • Describe Live resize
  • Describe hardware passthrough (GPU pass through)
  • Describe external REST API

This course requires the completion of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] (VSICM7) or equivalent knowledge
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals [V6]
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals [2017]

Substantial knowledge of Linux administration and TCP/IP networking is helpful.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits into the VMware SDDC and its use cases
  • List the deployment options and how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Describe the architecture of VMware Integrated OpenStack and its components
  • Configure tenancy and manage user authentication
  • Integrate the OpenStack Neutron Networking service with VMware NSX-T™ Data Center networking platform
  • Deploy and manage virtual machine instances
  • Monitor VMware Integrated OpenStack with OpenStack monitoring services
  • Design an auto-scale, multitier application using built-in automation tools
  • Manage a VMware Integrated OpenStack control plane using Kubernetes
  • Use the HTML5 Web UI and CLI commands to view and edit the configuration, monitor log files, and view database tables used by VMware Integrated OpenStack components

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Deployment
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture
  • Keystone Authentication
  • Glance Images
  • Networking with Neutron
  • Managing Instances with Nova
  • Cinder Block Storage
  • Monitoring with Ceilometer
  • Automating with Heat
  • Troubleshooting Concepts
  • Advanced Features