OpenStack Bootcamp 5-day COA Prep Course

KOS 350-P9 Working with Platform9 Managed OpenStack

Learn OpenStack from a DevOps user perspective | taught by Robert Starmer

Course description

Platform9 Managed OpenStack (PMO) is a Software-as-a-Service OpenStack offering that simplifies the creation and management of an OpenStack cloud. A PMO cloud provides ease in managing your OpenStack cloud middleware to create a cloud system on the hardware of your choice. You as the end-user or cloud owner still need to efficiently and effectively manage the workloads you are deploying to that cloud.

A PMO cloud gives you the ability to architect and easily deploy the compute network and storage configurations your particular use case demands. This course will provide you with the necessary understanding of how OpenStack works and best practices to consider when deploying and managing your cloud workloads on a PMO cloud.

This class is focused on the practicalities of running VM-based workloads on OpenStack. You will be able to:

  • Describe the basic underlying services/projects that comprise OpenStack and

    • Describe their function relative to IaaS uses

    • Use the basic interface tools for each service (UI/CLI)

  • Understand best practices for managing a VM-based application lifecycle

  • Understand the capabilities, limitations and best practices for working with OpenStack Storage

  • Understand the capabilities, limitations and best practices for working with OpenStack Networking

  • Understand and be able to apply DevOps models for automating application workflows

  • Understand and be able to use basic troubleshooting strategies

Robert Starmer
Robert Starmer
Kumulus Technologies, Founder and CTO

With 20 years of experience in automating IT data systems, and a focus on automating not only application deployments, but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack--from underlying infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment automation. Robert's technology background stems from efforts in fields including high performance computing, high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload management, ops automation, and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. His current credentials include "Certified Open Stack Administrator" and "Google Cloud Architect." Robert is a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay Area infrastructure-focused Dev/Ops and Cloud Systems consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.

Course Curriculum

Module 4 - Troubleshooting OpenStack
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