HP Helion OpenStack

( Duration: 3 Days )

The HP Helion OpenStack training course will take delegates through an in depth look at the HP Helion OpenStack (commercial) edition.

By attending HP Helion OpenStack workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe the major features of HP Helion OpenStack
  • Describe the architecture of HP Helion OpenStack
  • Install HP Helion OpenStack with support for ESX Hypervisor using baremetal servers
  • Install HP Helion OpenStack with support for KVM Hypervisor using baremetal servers
  • Install and integrate HP StoreVirtual VSA with HP Helion OpenStack

Attending the following courses or have equivalent knowledge.

  • Consultants
  • System integrators
  • Cloud providers
  • Cloud operators
  • Cloud administrators



HP Helion OpenStack Introduction and Functional Overview

  • What is HP Helion?
  • How is HP Helion OpenStack different?
  • What’s new in HP Helion OpenStack?
  • HP Helion OpenStack Services
  • Compute Operations
  • Identity
  • Image Operations
  • Networking Operations
  • Object Operations
  • Orchestration
  • Volume Operations
  • Metering
  • Ceph
  • Helion HP Services
  • Sirius (configuration of storage services like Cinder and Swift which run in the Overcloud on various storage devices)
  • ESX on border (EON) (inventory which interacts with the VMware vCenter server and collects the information available at the datacenters and clusters)
  • Sherpa
  • Dashboard Services
  • Horizon
  • Icinga (monitoring the disk usage of Swift storage nodes)
  • Kibana (user interface into the centralized logging service)
  • Installation Services
  • TripleO (OpenStack-on-OpenStack)
  • Ironic (baremetal deployment)
  • Other services and features
  • Centralized logging
  • DNSaaS (DNS as a Service)

HP Helion OpenStack Deployment and Network Architecture

  • Deployment architecture – KVM environment
  • Deployment architecture – ESX environment
  • Network Architecture
  • Physical network architecture
  • Virtual networks for KVM hypervisor support
  • Virtual networks for ESX hypervisor support

HP Helion OpenStack Installation

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Installation prerequisites
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Installation Planning
  • Seed VM
  • Undercloud
  • Overcloud
  • Installation options
  • KVM Hypervisor
  • With HP StoreVirtual VSA storage
  • The With HP StoreServ (3PAR) storage
  • ESX Hypervisor
  • Installation process
  • Before you start (Important Installation Notes)
  • Perform the Installation

HP Helion OpenStack Post installation steps

  • Deploying vCenter ESX compute proxy
  • Deploying and configuring OVSvApp on ESX host
  • Adding HP StoreVirtual VSA support to HP Helion OpenStack
  • Configuring HP Helion OpenStack to work with HP StoreVirtual VSA
  • Adding HP 3PAR StoreServ support to HP Helion OpenStack
  • Configuring HP Helion OpenStack to work with HP 3PAR StoreServ

HP Helion OpenStack Network Planning and Security

  • Network Planning
  • Network Topology
  • Securing the perimeter
  • VLAN configuration recommendations
  • IP addressing recommendations
  • VLAN routing interface recommendation
  • Access control recommendations
  • Server connectivity recommendations
  • Public endpoint recommendations
  • Configuring the load balancer
  • Securing the Object Operations (Swift) back-end network connections
  • Securing Block Storage network connections – StoreVirtual VSA
  • Securing Block Storage network Connections – 3PAR StoreServ
  • Securing ESX network connections in Helion
  • Service Network

HP Helion OpenStack High Availability

  • High Availability (HA) concepts overview
  • Highly Available could services
  • High Availability of Overcloud Controllers (API Request Message Flow, Handling Node Failures, Handling Network Partitions)
  • Singleton Services (Cinder Volume, Sherpa, nova-consoleauth)
  • Rebuilding or Replacing Failed Controller Nodes
  • Highly Available Cloud Infrastructure
  • Availability Zones
  • Compute with KVM (Nova availability zones)
  • Compute with ESX
  • Block storage with StoreVirtual VSA and 3PAR StoreServ
  • Object Storage with Swift
  • Cinder Availability Zones
  • Highly Available Cloud Applications and Workloads
  • What is not Highly Available?

HP Helion OpenStack Updates and Extensions

  • Register on the Helion Distribution Network (HDN)
  • Configure credentials
  • Import and install
  • Download a package

HP Helion OpenStack Operational Management

  • Centralized Logging
  • Monitoring
    • Monitor Disk Usage
    • Replication Status using Icinga
    • Service Health Check
    • Check Health Services
    • Object Storage (Swift) Proxy Health Check
    • Network Interface Card
    • Mount Points
    • Disk Drives
    • Network Access (Ping)
    • Drive Audit
    • File Ownership
  • Add, remove and replace nodes
  • Remove the failed controller from the Heat configuration
  • Add the new controller to the configuration and deploy it
  • Clean up the environment
  • Backup and Restore nodes
  • Create a configuration file for restoring the seed VM and undercloud
  • Backup and restore the seed VM
  • Backup and restore the undercloud
  • Backup and restore the overcloud
  • Backup command options
  • Restore command options
  • Undercloud password issues

HP Helion OpenStack Ceph

  • Ceph overview
  • Lock and Object Storage
  • File System
  • Ceph Cluster
  • Ceph Gateway
  • Ceph Architecture
  • Storage Prerequisites
  • Ceph Installation
  • Configuring Client Nodes
  • Ceph Monitoring
  • Ceph Administration
  • Ceph Authentication

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