Rackspace Training

The "Hello World" of OpenStack

In this remote learning course, we will introduce the common infrastructure building blocks of OpenStack, including Compute (Nova), Networking (Neutron), and Storage (Cinder/Swift). We begin by teaching the concepts of how to build an instance. Next, we jump into Networking and its various components, as it relates to connectivity to and from Instances. We will then explore the types of storage available within OpenStack. The course will conclude with a live demonstration of all the components reviewed, working together as the “Hello World” of OpenStack.


  • Individuals with Limited OpenStack Knowledge
  • Technical IT Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • Rackspace Private Cloud End Users


  • None

Required Materials

  • Download and Install Zoom client https://zoom.us/download
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
  • Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
  • Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox, Chrome

Course Outline

  • Instance
  • Flavor
  • Image
  • Networking
  • Types of Networks
  • Routers
  • Floating IP Addresses
  • Security Groups
  • Storage
  • Live Demo of Components
Duration 1 hour
Time 10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
Price $149.00 (USD)