Essentials of OpenStack Administration

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, and there is high demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform. This course will teach you everything you need to know to create and manage private and public clouds with OpenStack. It is also excellent preparation for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam (course fee includes one COA exam registration).

Note: This course was formerly LFS520

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You'll also get 1 year of access to OpenStack Administration Fundamentals, a 50-hour online self-paced course with on-demand labs, free with purchase of this course.


This course is for System Administrators who are primarily responsible for operating OpenStack clouds. Administrators and developers deploying applications and infrastructure on OpenStack will also benefit from this course. Knowledge in Linux System Administration, concepts and administration for network, storage and virtual systems is useful. Basic Linux command line skills are required.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided. You'll also receive 1 year access to LFS252 Fundamentals of OpenStack Administration and one registration for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.

Nov. 7th - Nov. 10th / Virtual Class

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Course Description

Note: This course was formerly LFS520

This course teaches you how to deploy, administer and use the core OpenStack services. You’ll learn:

  • The full range of OpenStack services, including deployment, administration, usage and distributed storage.
  • How to deploy multiple distros and provision virtual machines using OpenStack services.
  • How to create and deploy enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
  • How to run and troubleshoot Neutron, Ceph and Nova Services.
  • And much more!

Includes one registration for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.

Our Training Options

  • Corporate On-Site

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  • Virtual

    These live, instructor-led sessions are delivered over screenshare with phone audio, if needed. Classes typically run from 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated.

  • Classroom

    Our classroom courses are delivered in conveniently located training centers by an expert instructor. Please check the specific course date for exact location, duration, and start time.

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  1. We are the non-profit organization that hosts Linux and many other open source projects, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts (where all Linux kernel updates are released).
  2. Being so close to the kernel, we are constantly updating our training to ensure that we are teaching you the most up-to-date information. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  3. We don't sell any software or support services so there's no hidden sales agenda in our material. Our only goal is to help you learn the material.
  4. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you're learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you're using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.