OS100: OpenStack Bootcamp I

Course Description

This OpenStack Bootcamp I course is conducted in a small classroom setting. Students will each be provided with a secure demo/test OpenStack environment for intense, hands-on access initially via GUI-based tools (e.g., Horizon) that leverage students’ existing knowledge, then via ssh and command-line interaction. We will cover everything: from architecture and component interaction, through configuration, deployment, tuning, operations and troubleshooting -- complete preparation for the real-world challenges faced by OpenStack users.

Day 1 Provides an OpenStack overview and introduction to its architecture. It covers: the project goals and use cases; basic operating and deployment principles; cloud usage patterns, with an OpenStack codebase overview; creating networks/tenants/roles; cloud networking; and OpenStack tuning and troubleshooting.

Day 2 Review of cloud storage, and moves into OpenStack Networking. It covers: practice of OpenStack operation on multiple nodes; Swift Object Storage use cases, architecture, capabilities, configuration, security and deployment; advanced topics in deployment and production operations workshop; comparison of VMware with OpenStack; and a look ahead to the OpenStack roadmap.

Day 3 Review of Heat and Ceiliometer and moving on to OpenStack comprehensive review. It covers: Metering and Orchestration labs and a Comprehensive hands on review that helps you prepare for OpenStack Certification.

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Course Details

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Price: $ 2795.00 USD


  • Basic Linux command line
  • Virtualization concepts
  • Networking concepts

Target Audience

  • Systems Administrators
  • Technical IT Professionals

Lab Requirements

  • Laptop with Wifi Card
  • Firefox or Chrome
  • SSH and SCP Software


The OpenStack Bootcamp I course covers the critical skills needed to operate an OpenStack cluster. Upon completing this course, you will be able to :

  • Describe the architecture of an OpenStack Cloud deployment
  • Define the key features of OpenStack
  • Identify suitable use-cases for OpenStack
  • Implement and use Image, Identity, and Dashboard services
  • Create and manage images and instances
  • Create and manage roles, users and quotas
  • Find additional OpenStack help and support resources
  • Use the CLI and Dashboard
  • Create and manage roles, permissions, and ACLs


  • Course Introduction
  • OpenStack Overview and Architecture
  • OpenStack Networking deep dive
  • OpenStack Swift Architecture
  • Break and Fix Troubleshooting session
  • Multi-node
  • Ceilometer Overview and Architecture
  • Heat Overview and Architecture
  • Comprehensive Review

Upcoming Classes


Location Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands Feb 23 – Feb 25
Madrid, Spain Mar 17 – Mar 19
Bucharest, Romania Mar 24 – Mar 26
Toronto, Canada Mar 31 – Apr 2
London, UK Feb 10 – Feb 12
Paris, France Mar 9 – Mar 11
Brussels, Belgium Jan 27 – Jan 29
Zürich, Switzerland Mar 3 – Mar 5
Berlin, Germany Feb 25 – Feb 27
Milan, Italy Mar 24 – Mar 26
Vienna, Austria Mar 10 – Mar 12
Rome, Italy Feb 17 – Feb 19
Kraków, Poland Feb 24 – Feb 26
Athens, Greece Mar 9 – Mar 11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Feb 10 – Feb 12
Bangalore, India Jan 28 – Jan 30

United States

Location Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Denver, CO Mar 10 – Mar 12
New York, NY Apr 14 – Apr 16
Washington, DC Mar 3 – Mar 5
Boston, MA Feb 3 – Feb 5
Raleigh, NC Feb 17 – Feb 19
Atlanta, GA Feb 17 – Feb 19
Dallas, TX Feb 24 – Feb 26
Austin, TX Mar 24 – Mar 26
Seattle, WA Mar 17 – Mar 19
San Jose, CA Jan 27 – Jan 29
Feb 10 – Feb 12
Feb 24 – Feb 26
San Francisco, CA Feb 3 – Feb 5

  • OpenStack Training in Munich
    October 7-10, Munich, Germany

  • OpenStack Training in Paris
    October 29-31, Paris, France


  • Having gone through rigorous certifications, I find the MCA-100 exam to be of the highest quality. The test reflects accurately the content covered during the 3-day bootcamp. Most importantly in my opinion, is that the technological independence that Mirantis professes is accurately reflected in the exam. Highly recommended.

    Ramiro Salas Global Technology Specialist, OpenStack

  • Just spent the last three days training with [Mirantis instructor] Polina Petriuk. Her class was--by far--the best training class I've taken in a long, long, time.

    Joshua Feldman Director, Data Center

  • I would highly recommend Mirantis OpenStack training. The technical depth was excellent. Processes of authorization with tokens, databases, RabbitMQ and others were explained very well. Troubleshooting was explained very thoroughly and well structured. Every participant had a dedicated OpenStack cluster for practical work. The real life implementation with HA and other considerations was discussed.

    Alexander Low Deutsche Borse Cloud Exchange AG, Germany

  • The most useful part of participating in OpenStack BootCamp was its combination of theory and practice, networking module and dedicated attention by instructor. With Mirantis extensive experience and guidance I learned about OpenStack functionality and use of Devstack for development which was exactly what I needed.

    Miguel Lavalle OpenStack Developer

  • Great program that guides you through OpenStack architecture and highlights its capabilities and limitations.

    Russ McElroy Manager – Storage Engineering

  • Technical overview, quantum networking and flow work for virtual machine creation made this class helpful for beginners as well as more advanced users.

    Ahmed Al-Mehdi Sr. Software Engineer

  • The boot camp proved to be a great hands-on conceptual overview supported by knowledgeable instructors and presented at a comfortable pace.

    Berry Weber CTO

  • This was a great experience even for someone just starting to learn OpenStack. The instructors were able to break down a complex concept into understandable steps and engaging examples.

    Joseph Williamson OpenStack Cloud Network Engineer – Sr Adviser

  • The class did a great job at explaining Quantum and Folsom changes, deployment and use cases. Lectures were perfectly mapped to labs

    Jeffrey Rametta Solutions Engineer

  • If you need a 2-day intensive introduction into the operation of OpenStack, this course is for you. In this program you will learn the limitations and capabilities of the various pieces that make up the system with focus on using both GUI and CLL. The variety of hands-on exercises as well as pointing out strengths and weaknesses of the system proved extremely useful.

    David Kensiski Director of Technical Infrastructure

  • I attended Mirantis’ OpenStack training program seeking a better understanding of the OpenStack software architecture and operations practices. The program far surpassed my expectations and I consider it an excellent introduction to OpenStack. It's a quick jumpstart to the entire product.

    Bernard Golden VP, enStratus

  • For me, the most useful part of attending this Boot Camp was seeing and interacting with the software. Putting hands on the system, talking to someone who had used it in production, and getting a better deep-dive than the manual/documentation at the process level were key benefits. I'd encourage people to take the class to get up to speed quickly.

    Pat Holben CTO

  • The most useful part of this Boot Camp was getting a good understanding of the architecture, and meeting participants from other companies working on OpenStack. It helped me understand the status of the OpenStack Project in terms of how it can help our mutual customers today, and in the future.

    Don Vosburg Technology specialist