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H4S71 – Networking in OpenStack using Neutron

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2 Days Course
Cloud

Classroom + Online

Course Details

Overview

This two-day course will take students through an in depth look at the OpenStack Network service Neutron. The result will be the skills to design and build a scalable extensible network within an OpenStack environment. The students will get hands-on lab experience of many of the course topics in a dedicated, pre-built OpenStack environment. This course assists in preparing students to pass introductory level OpenStack certification exams.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the OpenStack networking components and how they work together
  • Understand the architecture and extensibility of an OpenStack based network
  • Troubleshoot an OpenStack based network
  • Helps prepare you for OpenStack certification exams including the Mirantis OpenStack Administrator Certification Associate Level (MCA100).

Outline

Module 1 – Course overview

  • Set out the course objectives

Module 2 – Overview of an OpenStack network based on Neutron

  • Architecture
    • Neutron Components
    • Different network types and purposes
  • Implementation Scenarios
    • Single tenant
    • Multi-tenant
  • Removing Nova networking

Module 3 – Installation and configuration of Neutron components

  • Installing the controller components
  • Installing the network node components
  • Installing the compute node components
  • Configuring the components to work together
  • Using the OpenStack Dashboard Horizon to manage networking
  • The networking command line

Module 4 – Some other technologies used by Neutron

  • Using plugins to extend the network
  • Software Defined Networking primer
    • OpenDaylight overview
  • Discuss the ML2 plugin
  • Look at Open vSwitch and OpenFlow
  • Establish the need for overlay networks
  • The overlay protocols available
  • Configuring and managing overlay networks

Module 5 – Layer 3 services

  • DHCP
  • NAT
  • Floating IP addresses
  • Security

Module 6 – High Availability and scale

  • Building resilient into a Neutron based OpenStack network
    • Service resilience
    • DHCP resilience
    • Network resilience
  • Scaling the network
    • Effect on controller and network nodes
  • Adding compute nodes

Module 7 – Troubleshooting Neutron based networks

  • Tools available
  • Log locations and use
  • Techniques to employ
  • Example problems and resolution

Target Audience

  • Network Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Sales Engineers
  • Technical Marketing Staff
  • OpenStack Administrators
  • OpenStack Architects

Prerequisites

Have a good grasp on networking fundamentals:

  • TCP/IP
  • Ethernet
  • Routing, Firewalls etc.

And attendance of the following courses, or possessing equivalent skills:

  • OpenStack Foundations (H6C68S)
  • Linux Fundamentals (U8583S)
  • HP Cloud Overview (HK917AAE)