Rackspace Training

OpenStack Essentials

In support of OpenStack’s rapid growth, the Rackspace Training organization developed an “OpenStack Fundamentals” course designed to accelerate an individual’s understanding of the OpenStack environment. During this four-day course, students will learn about the history of OpenStack, the components of OpenStack and how to build and maintain an OpenStack environment. The activities used to teach students during this course include an informational lecture, the manual installation and hands-on administration of core OpenStack components and multiple activity labs.


  • Technical IT Professionals
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Developers


  • Basic Linux command-line knowledge
  • Basic networking knowledge

Required Materials

  • Laptop with wifi
  • SSH and SCP software

Course Outline

  • Intro to OpenStack
  • Nova - Compute Service
  • Glance - Image Service
  • Keystone - Identity Service
  • Neutron - Networking
  • Cinder - Block Storage
  • Horizon - Dashboard
  • Swift - Object Storage Service
Duration 4 days
Time 9 am to 4 pm
Price $2,500.00 (USD)