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This five-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to build private cloud using VMware Integrated OpenStack on VMware proven SDDC. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Integrated OpenStack through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to offer IaaS and PaaS with advanced networking and security features to end users using VMware Integrated OpenStack.

This Course aligns with VMware Integrated OpenStack 5.0.


Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits into the VMware SDDC and its use cases
  • List the deployment options and how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Describe the architecture of VMware Integrated OpenStack and its components
  • Configure tenancy and manage user authentication
  • Integrate with VMware NSX and VMware NSX-T networking platforms
  • Deploy and manage virtual machine instances
  • Manage containers using VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes
  • Monitor VMware Integrated OpenStack with built-in tools and integrate with VMware vRealize Operations and VMware vRealize Log Insight
  • Design an auto-scale, multitier application using built-in automation tools
  • List the commands, configuration files, log files, database tables used by VMware Integrated OpenStack Components


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Substantial knowlegde of Linux administration and TCP/IP networking is helpful

Attendance or knowledge equivalent to that found in 

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage - VSICM
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals - Elearning
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals - Elearning


Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives

Introduction to Vmware Integrated OpenStack

  • Describe what OpenStack is
  • Describe the services that makeup OpenStack
  • Describe what VMware Integrated OpenStack is
  • Describe what NFV is and how VMware Integrated OpenStack fits in
  • Understand the licensing model of VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Understand the use cases of VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware Integrated OpenStack Deployment

  • Understand the roles of OpenStack Management Server and Ansible
  • List the deployment models
  • Prerequisites for installing VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Perform a VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability deployment
  • Patch and Upgrade a VMware Integrated OpenStack environment

VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture

  • List the VM's deployed after VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability installation
  • Understand the overall architecture of VMware Integrated OpenStack high-availability setup
  • List the VMware Integrated OpenStack services running within each VM
  • Understand the role of each VMware Inetgrated OpenStack service
  • Understand SSL certificates in VMware Integrated OpenStack

Keystone Authentication

  • Understand keystone use cases and services
  • List the features offered by keystone
  • How to integrate keystone with LDAP
  • Configuration files, log files and database tables related to keystone

Glance Images

  • Understand Glance use cases and services
  • List the features offered by Glance
  • Create flavors and images
  • List the configuration files, log files and database tables related to Glance

Networking with Neutron

  • Understand Neutron use cases and services
  • Integrate Neutron with VMware vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Integrate Neutron with NSX for vSphere
  • Integrate Neutron with NSX-T
  • List the configuration files, log files and database tables related to Neutron
  • Understand availability zone and host aggregates
  • Understand the concept of tenant VDC's
  • Resize an instance and view the console logs

Cinder Block Storage

  • Understand Cinder use cases and services
  • List the features of Cinder
  • Add a persistent volume to an instance
  • Snapshot and backup Cinder volume
  • List the configuration/log files and database tables related to Cinder

Monitoring with Ceilometer

  • List the Telemetry use cases and services
  • Enable Ceilometer in VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • Monitor instances using Ceilometer
  • Configuration and log files related to Ceilometer service

Automating with Heat

  • Define Heat use cases and services
  • Build a Heat orchestration template
  • Deploy resources using a Heat orchestration template

Kubernetes Integration

  • Introduction to Docker and Kubernetes
  • Deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes
  • Manage Containers using Kubernetes

Troubleshooting Concepts

  • Common Issues in VMware Integrated OpenStack top
  • Tools used to troublshoot VMware Integrated OpenStack

Advanced Features

  • LBaaS and its use cases
  • FWaaS and its use cases
  • DNSaas and its use cases
  • Auto-scaling using Heat
  • Working with Security and Policies
  • Using Hardware Passthrough

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