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CL310: RedHat OpenStack Administration III: Networking & Foundation of NFV


Manage Red Hat OpenStack networking for performance tuning

Red Hat OpenStack Administration III: Networking & Foundations of NFV (CL310) teaches network engineers, network operators, cloud operators, and cloud administrators how to manage and tune Red Hat® OpenStack Platform for network performance.

This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX310).

This offering is based on Red Hat OpenStack version 10.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4.

Course content summary:

You will learn how to manage the OpenStack networking service (Neutron) with network functions virtualization to enhance network performance. You will configure distributed virtual routers, Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit datapath, and IPv6 networking in OpenStack. You will also deploy software-defined networking with OpenDaylight.

• Network functions virtualization (NFV)

• Distributed virtual router (DVR)

• Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK) datapath

• IPv6 networking

• Single-root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) *

• Software-defined networking (SDN) with OpenDaylight (ODL)

• VLAN, VXLAN, and GRE networks

*SR-IOV is covered in the course as a lecture and a video. The specification is not covered as a hands-on exercise because it requires special hardware.


This course is designed for network engineers, network operators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators


• Become a Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent experience.

• Complete the Red Hat® Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210), or demonstrate equivalent experience.


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.


This course is intended to develop the skills needed to design and configure OpenStack for high-performance networking environments. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to virtualize their network infrastructure and to provide rapid implementation, innovation, and scaling for both core networking and end-to-end consumer services.

Network virtualization eliminates capital expenditures for dedicated, limited-capability hardware requiring labor-intensive maintenance, operating procedures, and physical expansion. Instead, network virtualization provides scalable, automated, resilient core and custom service deployment, resulting in significant operational efficiencies, resource pooling, global service provider interoperability, and accurate demand-matched utilization.

This course includes recommended practices for high-performance throughput and utilization for both infrastructure resources and deployed services in a dynamically scalable and distributable modular configuration.

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to design and tune a Red Hat® OpenStack Platform environment meeting the high-network performance requirements of your organization.

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

• Design and implement high-performing software-defined networks.

• Provide higher-performing networks using enhanced platform awareness (EPA), Open vSwitch Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK), and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Module 1: Manage networks in Linux

• Administer network interfaces, bridges, and virtual networking devices.

Module 2: Manage OpenStack networking agents

• Manage the L2, L3, DHCP, and other OpenStack networking agents.

Module 3: Deploy IPv6 networks

• Set up IPv6 networks in OpenStack.

Module 4: Provision OpenStack networks

• Provision tenant networks and provider networks.

Module 5: Implement distributed virtual routing

• Enable distributed virtual routing (DVR) to provide scaling and performance.

Module 6: Tune NFV performance

• Tune OpenStack networking performance.

Module 7: Implement NFV data paths

• Execute network functions virtualization (NFV) data paths.

Module 8: Build software-defined networks with OpenDaylight

• Create software-defined networks with OpenDaylight (ODL).

Module 9: Comprehensive review of Red Hat OpenStack Administration III

• Configure advanced networking on Red Hat® OpenStack Platform.

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Boniface Liew

Boniface Liew

With an IT career spanning more than 15 years, Boniface Liew, a director of BL Digital, has vast experience and knowledge and had served as a Consultant and Specialist across many IT disciplines. From system, database, applications, networking, virtualization and cloud computing, while serving as a contract Trainer and Consultant for various principles such as Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, Novell, HP and Cirtix.

He has held many positions in the IT industry, such as MIS Director, MIS Manager, IT Manager and Senior System Engineer both in Malaysia and Australia. From end-user to ISP based companies, Boniface has advantages over his peers, in experience, expertise and exposure. He is an excellent communicator with a pleasant personality and a self-driven attitude for excellence.

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Kelvin Lai Kok Foong

Kelvin Lai Kok Foong

Technical Trainer/Consultant with a 15-year academic and corporate career producing powerful learning opportunities for corporate and higher education. Versatile and effective educator with over 11 years' experience in corporate training/consultation and over 4 years' experience in higher education. Recognized for teaching excellence based on technical, research and design fundamentals – over 90% positive commented feedbacks from customers.Educational researcher with two completed research programs. First, implemented a solution on classroom setup through automated scripting in HP-Unix and Linux. Second, implementation of high availability through clustering for web server and mail server.Actively committed to the role of a freelance consultant/trainer, advising and training for corporations. Successfully troubleshoot problems in relatively short period, reducing cost through open source solutions and conducted various technical consultations and support. Holds a reputation for effective trainings, which result in a more highly qualified and productive workforce. Read More

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