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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-449507-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-449507-1

More than 7 Hours of Video Instruction

More than 7 hours of training so you can pass Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack exam.


Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of OpenStack in a Red Hat environment. Not only does it provide all the information that is needed to pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack exam, it also provides in-depth insight and knowledge about OpenStack to help IT Administrators, designers, and architects get practical knowledge on how to implement OpenStack based cloud solutions.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack LiveLessons contains 14 individual videos lessons, for a total of more than 7 hours of instruction. The videos consist of audio instruction, whiteboard teaching, live CLI demos, and video screen casts. Every objective in the exam is covered.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • OpenStack Basics
  • OpenStack Components
  • Deploying Red Hat OpenStack with Packstack
  • Managing OpenStack with Horizon
  • Managing Back-End Services
  • Managing Keystone
  • Implementing Object Storage with Swift
  • Managing Glance Image Services
  • Managing Cinder Block Storage
  • Understanding Neutron Networking
  • Managing Neutron Networking Services
  • Managing Nova Compute and Instances
  • Implementing OpenStack
  • RHCSA OpenStack Final Lab

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course is Linux engineers that want to become certified to work with OpenStack. Other target audience groups include:

  • IT architects that need to get insight in the working of OpenStack
  • Developers that need to get insight in the working of OpenStack

The product focuses on theoretical and practical configuration. Users should have a working knowledge of Linux. The course is apt for experienced Linux or UNIX administrators. The preliminary knowledge that is required to attend this course can be obtained by working through the RHCSA LiveLessons course.

Course Requirements

The ideal target student has some preliminary Linux knowledge already.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Understanding OpenStack

Lesson 2: Exploring OpenStack Components

Lesson 3: Deploying Red Hat OpenStack with Packstack

Lesson 4: Managing OpenStack with Horizon

Lesson 5: Managing Back-End Services

Lesson 6: Managing Keystone

Lesson 7: Implementing Object Storage with Swift

Lesson 8: Managing Glance Image Services

Lesson 9: Managing Cinder Block Storage

Lesson 10: Understanding Neutron Networking

Lesson 11: Managing Neutron Networking Services

Lesson 12: Managing Nova Compute and Instances

Lesson 13: Implementing OpenStack

Lesson 14: RHCSA OpenStack Final Lab

About LiveLessons Video Training

Pearson’s LiveLessons video training series publishes the industry’s leading video tutorials for IT pros, developers, sys admins, devops, network engineers, and certification candidates. LiveLessons feature the highest-quality professional skills training led by recognized author instructors published by Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT certification, programming, development, networking, software skills for the home, office, and business, and more. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.

Pearson IT Certification, and Sander Van Vugt have no affiliation with Red Hat, Inc. The RED HAT and RHCSA trademarks are used for identification purposes only and are not intended to indicate affiliation with or approval by Red Hat, Inc.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Understanding OpenStack

Learning objectives

1.1 A Primer to IaaS Cloud Computing

1.2 Understanding the Role of the OpenStack Foundation

1.3 Understanding the Success of OpenStack

1.4 OpenStack Release Cycle

1.5 OpenStack Distributions

1.6 Red Hat OpenStack Related Solutions Overview

1.7 Getting Free Access to Red Hat OpenStack

1.8 Building your own Lab Environment

Lesson 2: Exploring OpenStack Components

Learning objectives

2.1 OpenStack Core Services Overview

2.2 RESTful API and Python

2.3 Nova

2.4 Swift

2.5 Neutron

2.6 Glance

2.7 Cinder

2.8 Horizon

2.9 Keystone

2.10 The Message Broker

2.11 Mandatory Backend Services

2.12 Other Components

Lesson 3: Deploying Red Hat OpenStack with Packstack

Learning objectives

3.1 Introducing Packstack Answer Files

3.2 Deploying OpenStack with Packstack-PART 1

3.3 Deploying OpenStack with Packstack-PART 2

3.4 Taking Care of Basic Networking

3.5 Adding Compute Nodes with Packstack

3.6 Creating br-ex

3.7 Deploying OpenStack Behind a Proxy

Lesson 4: Managing OpenStack with Horizon

Learning objectives

4.1 The Big Picture: Understanding the Procedure

4.2 Creating a Project

4.3 Creating a User

4.4 Managing Images and Flavors

4.5 Configuring Networking

4.6 Launching Instances

4.7 Resuming the Procedure

Lesson 5: Managing Back-End Services

Learning objectives

5.1 Verifying the Installation

5.2 Understanding the RabbitMQ Service

5.3 Understanding Database Services

5.4 Understanding Storage

Lesson 6: Managing Keystone

Learning objectives

6.1 Understanding the Keystone Service

6.2 Verifying Keystone Identity Services

6.3 Managing Users, Roles, and Services from the Command Line

6.4 Troubleshooting Keystone Services

Lesson 7: Implementing Object Storage with Swift

Learning objectives

7.1 Understanding Swift Object Storage

7.2 Deploying Swift Object Storage

7.3 Deploying Swift Storage Nodes

7.4 Configuring Swift Rings

7.5 Deploying Swift Proxy

7.6 Managing Objects in the Swift Store

7.7 Configuring Object Storage from Horizon

7.8 Beyond Swift

Lesson 8: Managing Glance Image Services

Learning objectives

8.1 Understanding the Need for Image Services

8.2 Verifying Glance Image Services

8.3 Uploading System Images to Glance

8.4 Building Custom Images for Glance

8.5 Configuring Swift as a Glance Back-End

8.6 Troubleshooting Glance Image Services

Lesson 9: Managing Cinder Block Storage

Learning objectives

9.1 Understanding OpenStack Storage Needs

9.2 Verifying the Cinder Block Storage Service

9.3 Managing Cinder Volumes

9.4 Managing Object Storage from Horizon

9.5 Troubleshooting Cinder Block Storage Services

Lesson 10: Understanding Neutron Networking

Learning objectives

10.1 The Big Picture: Where are we Now?

10.2 An Introduction to Software Defined Networking

10.3 SDN Architectural Overview

10.4 Analyzing Packet Flow in SDN

10.5 Understanding the Need for Different Plugins and Agents

Lesson 11: Managing Neutron Networking Services

Learning objectives

11.1 Verifying Neutron Networking Services

11.2 Configuring Tenant Networking

11.3 Configuring Networking from Horizon

11.4 Troubleshooting Neutron Networking

Lesson 12: Managing Nova Compute and Instances

Learning objectives

12.1 Understanding Instance Creation Prerequisites

12.2 Deploying an Instance from the Command Line

12.3 Troubleshooting Nova Compute and Instances

12.4 Adding and Removing Nova Compute Nodes

12.5 Managing Instances

Lesson 13: Implementing OpenStack

Learning objectives

13.1 OpenStack Architecture

13.2 OpenStack Deployment

Lesson 14: RHCSA OpenStack Final Lab

Learning objectives

14.1 Lab Assignment

14.2 Configuring Packstack

14.3 Configuring Network Bridges

14.4 Configuring the Project

14.5 Configuring Networking

14.6 Starting the Instance

14.7 Troubleshooting Networking

14.8 Troubleshooting Networking Part 2


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