[CentOS] OpenStack Training Recommendations

Wed Feb 24 22:25:19 UTC 2021
Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>

Our team at work is looking for OpenStack training options. The
training should cover

* overview of widely used OpenStack services
* network architecture
* installation and configuration
* ongoing administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
* upgrading

We'd prefer workflows based around Puppet or Ansible, since we know
those tools, but operational continuity is more important than the
tools used.

We'd likewise prefer solutions oriented toward CentOS or RHEL, but, 
again, it's just a preference.

We've investigated kolla-ansible for deployment, but we're not adverse
to changing toolsets if the upside is right.

I'd characterize our team as journeymen to expert system 
administrators. We specialize in supporting research groups. The 
training would be to provide skills and knowledge for our team to 
support OpenStack as a long-term in-house virtualization option.

I'd love to hear your first-hand experiences with any specific
training offerings.


(Note: we have other virtualization solutions in place. OpenStack is 
specifically required by researchers whose wider scientific 
communities have built workflows for that environment. Suggestions to 
ditch OpenStack for OtherGreatSolution will be ignored.)

Paul Heinlein
heinlein at madboa.com
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