Course Link: OpenStack Essentials

OpenStack Essentials – Learn OpenStack, Install & Operate Your Own IaaS Cloud!

What you’ll learn

  • Cloud computing background
  • In depth understanding about Openstack architecture and components
  • In depth understanding of capabilities and features of openstack networking
  • In depth understanding of object and block storage options
  • In depth understanding about instance lifecycle
  • Have your own Openstack instance that could even run on your laptop or pc
  • Launch VMs and manage their lifecycle
  • Operate your openstack cluster from dashboard
  • Operate your openstack cluster from CLI


  • A physical or virtual machine to install OpenStack
  • Linux command line experience
  • Virtualization concepts
  • Networking concepts


Linux Foundation ranked OpenStack® as the most popular open source project. Its market is projected to grow at 30+ percent in the upcoming several years. OpenStack is gaining more and more attraction in the private cloud market and also serves as the foundation for public clouds. Organizations throughout the world have aggressive OpenStack adoption plans, but they list IT skills as their #1 challenge to getting started.

This course has been designed for IT professionals seeking to develop a solid understanding of OpenStack and it’s core services. It will help any IT professional or manager who want to find out if OpenStack is the right solution to meet the needs of their organization. In addition to hands-on lessons at the end of each section, the course also includes a separate section which includes the exact steps for deploying the latest OpenStack release Ocata. Participants will be able to start operating and using OpenStack to develop confidence for moving forward with next steps.

The course begins with an overview of cloud computing and OpenStack. After the overview, there is a dedicated section to OpenStack installation which is followed by separate sections for each of the core OpenStack services and the web dashboard. In each section, we will go into the details of the service and its architecture. For the most important services like Nova and Neutron, we’ll do a deeper dive and cover them in a much more detailed way.

***Update history of the course****

The course went live: March 24, 2017:

March 27, 2017 Update: Added Horizon Hands-on section.

April 1, 2017 Update: Added Scaling OpenStack video lecture.

April 4, 2017 Update: Added a section for Multi-Node Design &Scaling.

April 9, 2017 Update: Added a section for Cluster Expansion(Compute Node Installation).

April 19, 2017 Update: Added CentOS installation on VirtualBox video lecture.

June 1, 2017 Update: Course Refresh. The audio has been re-recorded and also did some minor fixes based on student feedback.

Who is the target audience?

  • Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Architects
  • IT Leaders
  • Network Administrators
  • Anyone with an IT background and wants to level up career!