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AMMEON – OSSOPS018: OpenStack Swift

Duration: 3 Days Time: 09:00 – 17:00

This course is designed for customers running OpenStack Swift storage and includes a deep dive into all aspects of operating Swift storage including: design, installation and troubleshooting. Additional advanced material covers cluster design and run failure scenarios.

Target Audience:

  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Deployment Engineers
  • System Admins, especially those running Swift in production.

Course Outline

Introduction to OpenStack
Basic Projects of OpenStack
Additional Projects of OpenStack Ecosystem

What is Object Storage
Introduction to Swift
Swift Architecture
Swift node roles
Data Structure
Rings and Partitions
Regions and Zones
Hardware Requirements
Cluster Networking

Access to the Lab Environment
Installation of Swift from Packages
Configuration of Swift Nodes
Building Rings
Finalising the Configuration
Starting and debugging the cluster
Using Swift
API Calls using CURL
Using the Swift command
Request headers and metadata
Access Control Lists

Hands-on exercises.

Importance of the Rings and Builder Files
Capacity Management
Inspecting the Data
Hardware Failures and Recovery
Log files
Storage Request Process
Using the Dispersion Tool

Design a larger cluster
Build the cluster on several nodes
Populate the cluster with data
Run Failure Scenarios on the nodes and disks
Responding to many simultaneous cluster failures


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