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Cloud Administration with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack 4.3 (ZQ010G-WBT)

Course Description

In this workshop, you learn how to administer and use the major functions of IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. The primary focus is on using the product-provided features to get the most value from your investment. You learn how to perform common administrative tasks like restarting the software stack and creating users and groups. You create OpenStack Heat orchestration templates (HOTs) to model groups of virtual machines so that they can be deployed as a single entity. You use OpenStack Neutron to create a software defined network, with options for a load balancer.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.


IBM employees, business partners, and customers who need to administer a cloud with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack.


Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • Basic understanding of cloud and virtualization technologies
  • Basic VMware skills
  • Basic Linux skills
  • Basic understanding of OpenStack Kilo is beneficial
  • Basic understanding of IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack 4.3 and IBM Cloud Orchestrator, including what is new in each product (recorded video)


After you complete this course, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Manage the IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack components and environment
  • Access the IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack Horizon Dashboard and explore the key features
  • Use the Horizon Dashboard to create, deploy, and manage Heat orchestration templates
  • Create and manage domains, projects, users, and Neutron network components in a multitenant environment

Course Outline

Administering the cloud

  • Quick introduction to OpenStack
  • Introduction to the administration (Horizon dashboard) user interface
  • Introduction to the OpenStack identity management and security model (Keystone)
  • Introduction to the OpenStack Compute service (Nova)
  • IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack 4.3 and IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.5 level set
  • Classroom environment

Image management with OpenStack Glance

  • OpenStack Glance image service overview
  • Creating images
  • Performing image management

Networking with OpenStack Neutron

  • Neutron network virtualization
  • Underlying technologies
  • Neutron components
  • Network and subnetwork
  • Routers and floating IPs
  • Walk-through network
  • Load Balancer as a Service
  • Basic network troubleshooting

Volume management with OpenStack Cinder

  • Introduction to Cinder
  • Operation and configuration
  • Horizon and command-line examples

Orchestration with OpenStack Heat

  • Heat overview and components
  • Heat architecture
  • Online documentation
  • ¬†Troubleshooting
  • ¬†Autoscaling with Heat and Ceilometer

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