Maintaining a Cloud Solution - Part 1

Practice Labs Module
Time
36 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

Welcome to the Maintaining a Cloud Solution - Part 1 practice lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

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Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Maintaining a Cloud Solution - Part 1 practice lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Backing-up and Restoring Configuration File
  • Exercise 2 - Maintaining the OpenStack Environment

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Backup and restore the /etc/openstack_deploy/ directory
  • Create a partition for the OpenStack instance
  • Create a Flavor in the OpenStack instance
  • Create an image for the OpenStack instance
  • Create an internal network for the OpenStack instance
  • Create a Security Group for an OpenStack instance
  • Create Keypairs for an OpenStack instance
  • Create an Instance in OpenStack
  • Soft reboot an instance
  • Hard reboot an instance
  • Shut off an instance
  • Create a snapshot of an instance

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

CV0-002 3.2. Given a scenario, apply the appropriate automation tools to update cloud elements

  • CV0-002 3.2.C. Activities to be performed by automation tools
  • CV0-002 3.2.C.IV. Restarting

CV0-002 3.3 Given a scenario, apply an appropriate backup or restore method

  • CV0-002 3.3.A. Backup types
  • CV0-002 3.3.A.III. Full
  • CV0-002 3.3.B. Backup targets
  • CV0-002 3.3.B.II. Local

CV0-002 3.6 Given a scenario, apply the appropriate maintenance automation technique to the target objects

  • CV0-002 3.6.A. Maintenance schedules

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Backing-up and Restoring Configuration File

The /etc/openstack_deploy/ directory contains details such as the live inventory, host structure, network information, passwords, and options applied to the configuration files for each service in the OpenStack deployment. In case of a disruption, you can restore the /etc/openstackdeploy/ directory from its backup. To restore the /etc/openstackdeploy/ directory, copy the backup of the directory to your cloud environment.

In this exercise, you will back up and then restore the etc/openstack_deploy/ directory.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Backup and restore the /etc/openstack_deploy/ directory

Exercise 2 - Maintaining the OpenStack Environment

OpenStack maintenance is needed to ensure that the environment runs smoothly and prevents unexpected downtime.

Thus, it is necessary to ensure there is a maintenance strategy in place. This strategy can be an automatic or a manual provisioned strategy.

In this exercise, you will implement manual maintenance strategies. Keep in mind that these specific tasks can be automated in a production environment to ensure consistency of the tasks performed. Another benefit of automating these specific tasks is that it will run on a schedule and prevent human error.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Backup and restore the /etc/openstack_deploy/ directory
  • Create a partition for the OpenStack instance
  • Create a Flavor in the OpenStack instance
  • Create an image for the OpenStack instance
  • Create an internal network for the OpenStack instance
  • Create a Security Group for an OpenStack instance
  • Create Keypairs for an OpenStack instance
  • Create an Instance in OpenStack
  • Soft reboot an instance
  • Hard reboot an instance
  • Shut off an instance
  • Create a snapshot of an instance
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