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Tentative Syllabus:

Week

Lecture Title

Lecture Content

Lecturer

Slides

Video

1

Introduction to Cloud Computing and CloudStack

Basics of *aaS, Characteristics of Cloud computing, examples of OSS in the Cloud area. Intro to CloudStack as a IaaS solution

Mark Hinkle

 

 

2

Open Source and the Apache Software Foundation

What, Why and How of OSS. Specifics of ASF and the Apache Way

Chip ?

3

CloudStack features and components

 

 

4

Introduction to Server Virtualization

 

 

 

 

5

Xen hypervisor

 

 

 

5 bis

KVM virtualization

 

Marcus ?

 

6

Enterprise Storage solutions

 

Mike T

Primary Storage in CloudStack
Slide Deck

 

7

Distributed Storage

How does distributed storage relates to CloudStack, use of Glusterfs, Ceph, Swift, Riak CS

Wido / John Burwell / Edison ?


8

Networking in CloudStack

Basic, Advanced networking, VLANs setup, intro to SDN

Chiradeep / Hugo / Geoff ? . Background material:

http://www.shapeblue.com/2013/01/07/understanding-cloudstacks-physical-networking-architecture/

and

http://www.shapeblue.com/2012/05/01/cloudstack-networking-considerations/

9

VmWare and CloudStack in Corporate Environment Part 1

How to make use of your existing VmWare Environment with CloudStack in Corporate Environment with SharedNetwork Basic Zone

Ilya

 

 

 

10

VmWare and CloudStack in Corporate Environment Part 2

How to make use of your existing VmWare Environment with CloudStack in Corporate Environment with SharedNetwork Advanced Zones Using VLANS

Ilya

 

 

 

"Midterm"
At this stage, students understand what CloudStack does, the main components that are needed and the choices available to them. They start building their own cloud and start thinking about their end of the semester project (smile). In a 2 day CloudStack bootcamp setting, students work in the evening to get CloudStack running and identify their topic of presentation for the next day (ok fine 3 days).

11

Hands-on CloudStack deployment with DevCloud

Putting it all together with DevCloud, run CloudStack on laptop, compile CloudStack from source

Prasanna ?

Testing CloudStack 4.1 with DevCloud from sebastien goasguen on Vimeo.

12

REST Web Services and Query APIs

Introduction to REST and Query APIs, review EC2 API and CloudStack API. Demonstrate various clients (e.g CloudMonkey). Show how to interact with CloudStack, how to make a request, how it maps with EC2 etc

Rohit ?

 

13

Version Control and how to contribute

Basics of version control in software engineering, getting started with github and submit your first patch to CloudStack. A second part could cover advanced version control: reverts, tagging, merging, bisecting etc

Sebastien ?

 

14

CloudStack software architecture

Describe the CloudStack architecture, go through setting up a development environment. More in depth than the slides showed on the right. Setup eclipse:

http://markmail.org/thread/pgvwzvtohabsaqwi

and cover the main components of the orchestration and the plugins.

 

 

15

Writing a Plug in

Walk through of how to write a plugin, e.g Nicira Plugin

Alex

16

Case Study #1

A company that has deployed CloudStack in production presents its use case with technical details

 

17

Case Study #2

A company that has deployed CloudStack in production presents its use case with technical details

Roland Kuipers, Schuberg Philis

18

Student Challenge

Students present their own CloudStack work, deployment, new plugin, API use etc

 

 

 

19

Exam and informal certification (wink)

A course without an exam is not a course, we wrap up with a multiple choice questionnaire and a nice diploma

 

 

 

Outcome
Students finish the course with a clear understanding of CloudStack, how to set it up, how to contribute to it and how it is used in industry.

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