CloudStack® training

Apache CloudStack 4.3 Bootcamp Training Course

These fast paced training courses will give you the core skills needed to build and operate your CloudStack™ cloud. Our instructors all have real-world CloudStack™ implementation experience and are regular contributors to the Apache CloudStack™ project. The courses are a combination of instructor led learning and hands-on labs. This course covers Apache CloudStack™ 4.3″ and Citrix CloudPlatform® 4.3

Classroom Courses

We currently offer classroom based courses in London UK , Bangalore India and Sao Paulo Brazil.

Online Courses

Our online, instructor led, courses are run over a 5 day period (NORTH AMERICA, ASIA-PACIFIC) or a 2 day period (EUROPE) at the following times:

NORTH AMERICA   ASIA-PACIFIC   EUROPE
-  US West (PST) 9am–12pm
-  US East (EST) 12pm–3pm

           

-  India (IST) 9.30am–12.30pm
-  Singapore (SGT) 12pm–3pm
-  China (CST) 12pm–3pm
-  Australia (EST) 2pm–5pm
  -  UK (BST) 8am – 4.30pm
-  Central Europe (CEST) 9am – 5.30pm
-  Eastern Europe (EEST) 10am – 6.30pm

Please ensure that you choose the correct region course when booking. 

All of our  courses  are limited to 12 students to ensure everyone gets thorough attention. All demonstrations, training and labs are untaken in a self-contained virtualised environment hosted on students laptops using Oracle VirtualBox.

ShapeBlue are the leading independent integrator of Apache Cloudstack™ and Citrix CloudPlatform®

Course Content

  • What is CloudStack?
  • The CloudStack UI
  • CloudStack Architecture
  • The CloudStack networking models
  • Basic mode
  • Security Groups
  • Advanced mode
  • Physical Networks
  • System VM’s (including the virtual router)
  • Using VMware with CloudStack
  • Using XenServer with CloudStack
  • Adding Zones, Pods, Clusters and Hosts
  • Primary Storage
  • Secondary Storage
  • Creating Service Offerings
  • Compute
  • Disk
  • Network

  • System VM’s (including the virtual router)
  • Adding Zones, Pods, Clusters and Hosts
  • Domains, Accounts and Users
  • Limits
  • Notifications and Thresholds
  • Allocation Algorithms
  • VM Deployment and Management
  • Managing Volumes
  • Managing Templates & ISOs
  • Snapshots
  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Working with the CloudStack API
  • Troubleshooting
  • Working with the CloudStack database
  • The Apache CloudStack community
  • Domains, Accounts and Users
  • Limits
  • Notifications and Thresholds

The course is limited to 12 students. All course materials will be provided. Labs are untaken in a self-contained virtualised environment on the students own PC. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Delegate Experience and Technical Ability 

Students should have the following skills in order to attend this course:

  • Experience using the Linux CLI
  • General experience of networking and virtualization

Laptop Requirements (for classroom based courses)

To participate in our hands-on labs, we ask students to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements:

  • Windows, MAC or Linux Laptop
  • 4GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 30 GB Free Disk Space
  • x64 Architecture with Hardware Virtualisation enabled
  • 64Bit OS
  • Web Browser – IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox are suitable
  • Latest version of Oracle VirtualBox
  • SSH client such as Putty, Cygwin or native OSX Terminal are all suitable
  • A PDF reader for displaying the lab guides
  • Free of any Corporate IT Polices which would prevent any of the above functioning correctly

Laptop Requirements (for online courses)

To participate in our hands-on labs, we ask students to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements:

  • Windows, MAC or Linux Laptop
  • 4GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 30 GB Free Disk Space
  • x64 Architecture with Hardware Virtualisation enabled
  • 64Bit OS
  • Web Browser – IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox are suitable
  • Latest version of Oracle VirtualBox
  • SSH client such as Putty, Cygwin or native OSX Terminal are all suitable
  • A PDF reader for displaying the lab guides
  • Ability to install Citrix GoToTraining software (can be viewed here)
  • Headphones and Microphone to interact with instructor and fellow students
  • Free of any Corporate IT Polices which would prevent any of the above functioning correctly

As the course is on-line you should ensure the location from which you intend to join the course has a strong, stable internet connection. We cannot take any responsibility for local network or comms failure.