CL310 - Red Hat OpenStack Administration III
Learn to deploy, manage, and configure storage and OpenStack


The Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310) course provides extensive hands-on training for experienced system administrators in how to use the distributed storage features of Red Hat® Ceph Storage and the networking capabilities of OpenStack® Neutron. Students will set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.



Course overview

Students will set up a Ceph environment and its configuration as a back end for OpenStack, and configure and use the advanced features of OpenStack Neutron.

Course content summary

  • Deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Manage snapshots in Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Access Ceph Storage through Ceph block device (RBD) and Ceph object gateway (RADOSGW)

  • Configure Red Hat Ceph Storage as a storage back end for OpenStack Services

  • Manage networks based on VXLAN, VLAN and GRE

  • Deploy and using load-balancer-as-a-service (LBaaS) in OpenStack Neutron

  • Troubleshoot Neutron issues




Audience for this course

Experienced Linux® system administrators responsible for managing OpenStack environments who want to learn:


  • To configure scalable and distributed storage as a storage back end for OpenStack

  • The advanced features offered by OpenStack Neutron


Prerequisites for this course

  • Have earned the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or equivalent experience

  • Have earned theRed Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack certification or have equivalent experience

  • Have taken Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL210) course




Outline for this course

Introduction to Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Introduce Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture, components, and attributes.


Describe Red Hat Ceph Storage components and features

  • Describe the components and features of Red Hat Ceph Storage.


Deploy and access Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Create snapshots and clones for Red Hat Ceph Storage.


Create snapshots and clones

  • Manage snapshots and clones of a Ceph Block Device (RBD).


Ceph with the Glance Image service

  • Integrate Ceph with the Glance image service, the Cinder block storage service, and the Nova compute service.


Introduce networking fundamentals

  • Explain standard networking concepts and OpenStack Neutron networking concepts and services.


Implement virtual bridging

  • Install and manage virtual network bridges.


Implement virtual network devices

  • Create and deploy virtual network devices.


Implement network namespaces

  • Manage network interfaces manually (using the ip command) and persistently.



Manage neutron services

  • Verify and manage the configuration of Neutron networking service.


Provisioning project networks

  • Provision project networks using VXLAN tunnels, GRE tunnels, and VLANs.


Implementing load-balancer-as-a-service (LBaaS)

  • Implement LbaaS.


Troubleshoot Neutron networking services

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the Neutron networking service.


Comprehensive Review

  • Review tasks from the Red Hat OpenStack III course.



Recommended next exam or course


  • Red Hat Certified Engineer in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX310)



Impact of this training


Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed to design and deploy OpenStack for high performance networking environments. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to virtualize their network infrastructure, saving costs in maintaining aging hardware and speeding up provisioning of network services.


Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, students should be able to manage the life cycle of Red Hat OpenStack Platform.


Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:


  • Understand the concepts of undercloud, overcloud, and Heat templates.

  • Manage internal Red Hat OpenStack Platform communication.

  • Build custom disk images.

  • Manage Red Hat Ceph Storage and Swift.

  • Troubleshoot an SDN infrastructure.

  • Manage resilient compute resources.

  • Troubleshoot general Red Hat OpenStack Platform issues.

  • Monitor cloud metrics.

  • Deploy Heat stacks.


Duration: 4 Days

Tel: +230 660 9000
Tel: +230 606 2398
Tel: +230 5 256 8875

(Calls are recorded for training and security purposes)

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