OpenStack Training
Lowering the barrier to entry for OpenStack

Connected VSPEX

Connected VSPEX

Colin McNamara CCIE#1823...
My Perspective
 CCIE / VCP / OpenStack
Contributor
 Serial instigator for OpenStack
Community
 Core - OpenStack Manuals...
OpenStack Training - Goals
 Lower the barrier to entry of OpenStack
 Increase accuracy and usability of docs
 Create su...
OpenStack Training - Goals
 Align to the upcoming
Certification program
 Increase the hiring pool of
talented engineers
...
Program Structure
 Openstack associate engineer
 Openstack operations engineer
 Openstack development
engineer

 Opens...
Current focus – Associate Guide Full Lifecycle

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www.Nexusis.com

877.286.3987
Skill Goals - Associate
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create an instance

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understand conf and log files



understand basics of APIs and frame...
Methods

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877.286.3987
OpenStack Training

Delivery Methods

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Self Paced
Book

Corporate
Instructor Led
Communit...
Methods – Avoid Content going stale
 6M release cycle kills
books
 Create structure for
surviving that cycle
 Re-Use Co...
Methods – Open Source Training

11

www.Nexusis.com

877.286.3987
Methods – Treat training like source code
 Run it like it’s own project
 Continuously Integrated
 Using same XML as doc...
Status – Current Supporters

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877.286.3987
Status (pre-oct burndown not shown properly)

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Challenges

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Challenges / Lessons Learned - Politics

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Challenges / Lessons Learned - Infrastructure
 Project infrastructure







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877.286.3987

Rep...
Challenges / Lessons Learned
 Corporate Support is essential
 OpenStack – 92% Corporate
 Training – 80% Individual
 9-...
What’s Next?

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877.286.3987
Call to Action – Contributors Count
 Always need more
contributors
 Small work matters
 2 cards a week = 1 week
less wo...
Call to Action – Associate Course Alpha
 Need Proctors
 Need Students
 Need quality bugs and
feedback

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Open Discussion
Thank you

@colinmcnamara
www.colinmcnamara.com

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  1. 1. OpenStack Training Lowering the barrier to entry for OpenStack Connected VSPEX Connected VSPEX Colin McNamara CCIE#18233 Chief Cloud Architect OPEN@NEXUS 1 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987 TM TM
  2. 2. My Perspective  CCIE / VCP / OpenStack Contributor  Serial instigator for OpenStack Community  Core - OpenStack Manuals  Co-Founder – OpenStack Training  Linux user since 98  VMware user since 99  Big fan of beards and old photo’s 2 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  3. 3. OpenStack Training - Goals  Lower the barrier to entry of OpenStack  Increase accuracy and usability of docs  Create survivable, usable content in the world of a 6 month release cycle 3 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  4. 4. OpenStack Training - Goals  Align to the upcoming Certification program  Increase the hiring pool of talented engineers  enable underrepresented & econnomically disadvantaged groups to develop marketable skills 4 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  5. 5. Program Structure  Openstack associate engineer  Openstack operations engineer  Openstack development engineer  Openstack DevOps architect 5 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  6. 6. Current focus – Associate Guide Full Lifecycle 6 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  7. 7. Skill Goals - Associate   create an instance  understand conf and log files  understand basics of APIs and framework architecture  understand shared components  work off a single node OpenStack implementation  get on IRC, mailing lists  able to deploy applications to OpenStack clouds  able to leverage basic functions including pools IPs and multiple disks  able to deploy multi-tier applications to OpenStack clouds  advanced knowledge of OpenStack components including new and incubated projects  able to create complicated network topologies  able to leverage advanced application topologies  7 basic knowledge of core OpenStack components (Compute, Block, Network, Dashboard) able to operate and manage projects and elements via Horizon, and some CLI www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  8. 8. Methods 8 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  9. 9. OpenStack Training Delivery Methods 9 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987 Self Paced Book Corporate Instructor Led Community Instructor Led
  10. 10. Methods – Avoid Content going stale  6M release cycle kills books  Create structure for surviving that cycle  Re-Use Code  Engage End-Users 10 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  11. 11. Methods – Open Source Training 11 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  12. 12. Methods – Treat training like source code  Run it like it’s own project  Continuously Integrated  Using same XML as docs  Focus on code re-use  Using Agile Methodologies  Scrum-ban  Trello 12 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  13. 13. Status – Current Supporters 13 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  14. 14. Status (pre-oct burndown not shown properly) 14 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  15. 15. Challenges 15 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  16. 16. Challenges / Lessons Learned - Politics 16 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  17. 17. Challenges / Lessons Learned - Infrastructure  Project infrastructure       17 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987 Repositories CI Systems Standards Wiki's Kanban tools Meeting structure / Schedules
  18. 18. Challenges / Lessons Learned  Corporate Support is essential  OpenStack – 92% Corporate  Training – 80% Individual  9-5 work is critical 18 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  19. 19. What’s Next? 19 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  20. 20. Call to Action – Contributors Count  Always need more contributors  Small work matters  2 cards a week = 1 week less work 20 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  21. 21. Call to Action – Associate Course Alpha  Need Proctors  Need Students  Need quality bugs and feedback 21 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987
  22. 22. Open Discussion Thank you @colinmcnamara www.colinmcnamara.com 22 www.Nexusis.com 877.286.3987

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