CloudStack® Training

These fast paced training courses will give you the core skills needed to build and operate your CloudStack® cloud. Our instructors all have real-world CloudStack implementation experience and are regular contributors to the Apache CloudStack project. The courses are a combination of instructor led learning and hands-on labs.

We also offer bespoke technical CloudStack training, developer training and operational training.

Online Courses

Our online, instructor led, courses are run over a 5 day period (NORTH AMERICA) or a 2 day period (EUROPE) at the following times:

Apache CloudStack Bootcamp Training Course

15/11/2021 - 16/11/2021

CloudStack Online Bootcamp Training EUROPE

22/11/2021 - 26/11/2021

CloudStack Online Bootcamp Training NORTH AMERICA

14/02/2022 - 15/02/2022

CloudStack Online Bootcamp Training EUROPE

21/02/2022 - 25/02/2022

CloudStack Online Bootcamp Training NORTH AMERICA


– US West 9am–12pm
– US East 12pm–3pm


– UK 9am – 4.30pm
– Central Europe 10am – 5.30pm
– Eastern Europe 11am – 6.30pm

Please ensure that you choose the correct region course when booking.

All of our courses are limited to 12 students to ensure everyone gets thorough attention. All course materials will be provided, and all demonstrations, training and labs are undertaken in a self-contained virtualised environment hosted on students laptops using Oracle VirtualBox.

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Course Content

  • What is CloudStack?
  • The CloudStack UI
  • CloudStack Architecture
  • The CloudStack networking models
  • Basic mode
  • Security Groups
  • Advanced mode
  • Physical Networks
  • System VM’s (including the virtual router)
  • Using VMware with CloudStack
  • Using XenServer with CloudStack
  • Using KVM with CloudStack
  • Adding Zones, Pods, Clusters and Hosts
  • Creating Service Offerings
  • Compute
  • Disk
  • Network
  • Primary Storage
  • Secondary Storage
  • System VMs (including the virtual router)
  • Adding Zones, Pods, Clusters and Hosts
  • Domains, Accounts and Users
  • Limits
  • Notifications and Thresholds
  • Allocation Algorithms
  • VM Deployment and Management
  • Managing Volumes
  • Managing Templates & ISOs
  • Snapshots
  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Working with the CloudStack API
  • Troubleshooting
  • Working with the CloudStack database
  • The Apache CloudStack community

Delegate Experience and Technical Ability

Students should have the following skills in order to attend this course:

  • Experience using the Linux CLI
  • General experience of networking and virtualization

Laptop Requirements (for online courses)

To participate in our hands-on labs, we ask students to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements:

  • Windows, Mac or Linux Laptop
  • 16GB RAM recommended (8GB minimum)
  • 40 GB Free Disk Space
  • x64 Architecture with Hardware Virtualisation enabled
  • 64Bit OS
  • Web Browser – Edge, Chrome, Safari or Firefox are suitable
  • Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 (5.2 is also acceptable, but version 6.0 is not suitable)
  • SSH client such as Putty, Cygwin or native OSX Terminal are all suitable
  • A PDF reader for displaying the lab guides
  • Ability to join online meeting and install any necessary software (usually Microsoft Teams)
  • Headphones and microphone to interact with instructor and fellow students
  • Free of any Corporate IT Polices which would prevent any of the above functioning correctly

As the course is on-line you should ensure the location from which you intend to join the course has a strong, stable internet connection. We cannot take any responsibility for local network or comms failure.

If you are unable to participate in a course you have booked to attend, and if there is space available, we will try to book you onto the next course.

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