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CL211 - Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Administrators with exam (CL211)


Duration: 4 days

Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Platform configuration and administration of private cloud infrastructure using core OpenStack services

Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Administrators with exam (CL211) teaches and validates how to implement a full-featured cloud computing environment using OpenStack. You will learn how to configure, administer, and manage Red Hat® OpenStack Platform infrastructure. The Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210) is included in this offering.

This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0 and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.5.

The focus of this course is on managing and using the OpenStack client command-line interface and the director and dashboard graphical web user interfaces to securely manage server instances, compute and storage resources, and user identities.


  • Gain familiarity with overcloud service containerization technology.
  • Learn about Open Virtual Networking (OVN) enhancement to OVS.
  • Use identity service v3 (keystone) with external Red Hat IdM store.
  • Manage the core control plane, including Pacemaker.
  • Customize images, with techniques for multiple use cases.
  • Manage block and object storage.
  • Manage compute nodes, including tuning and hyperconvergence.
  • Deploy multi-container stacks.
  • Troubleshoot OpenStack.


  • This course is intended for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, cloud operators and infrastructure architects interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a private or hybrid cloud


Navigate the Red Hat OpenStack Platform architecture
Describe the classroom environment, support systems, functions of the undercloud components, and more.
Describe the OpenStack control plane
Identify the shared services running on a controller node and describe service endpoint configuration and security.
Integrate identity management
Describe the installation and architecture of a Red Hat Identity Management back end for the OpenStack identity service.
Perform image operations
Build an image using diskimage-builder and customize launched instances during deployment using cloud-init.
Manage storage
Explain persistent storage options for use in OpenStack, focusing on the expanding capabilities of the default Red Hat® Ceph Storage.
Manage OpenStack networking
Explain the different network types available to the OpenStack networking service and improve network performance with Open Virtual Network.
Manage compute resources
?Perform common compute node administration tasks, including live migration, evacuation, and enabling and disabling compute nodes.
Automate cloud applications
Explain the orchestration architecture required to deploy application stacks and write templates using the Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) language.
Troubleshoot OpenStack operations
Discuss recommended diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques.
Comprehensive review
Build a custom image and launch an instance using the custom image.




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