Cisco Metacloud offers cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for companies wanting to configure and manage their own private clouds with Cisco 24-hour support service. This course provides experience for both users and administrators about how to create and manage instances (virtual machines), storage volumes, OS images, projects (also called tenants), Neutron networking as a service (NaaS), and instance flavors (size templates). You also learn how to access the OpenStack API services to run command-line interface (CLI) commands and create application stacks for faster deployment of instances.

The Cisco Metacloud Foundation Training (MCLDF30) v3.0 , is a 1-day instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that covers how to operate, configure, and manage the Cisco Metacloud offering and how to take advantage of Cisco cloud operations and support service.

The course is available only as a private group training (up to 12 people).


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create and access instances
  • Create, attach, and use storage volumes
  • Create and apply guest (custom) OS images for instances
  • Access the API CLI for the OpenStack services and execute commands
  • Create application stacks for faster deployment of instances
  • Create and manage resources for new projects and existing projects, including creating and adding users
  • Use the Cisco Metacloud dashboard metrics for monitoring resources
  • Create custom instance flavors (size templates)
  • Create Neutron networks


The course contains these components:
  • Solution Overview
    • Examining Cloud Computing Basics
    • Exploring the Cisco Metacloud Solution
    • Introducing Metacloud Hardware and Software
  • Metacloud User Basics
    • Creating and Using Instances
    • Creating and Using Storage Volumes
    • Creating and Using Guest OS Images
  • Advanced User Features
    • Using API Service CLI Commands
    • Creating and Using Application Stacks
  • Metacloud Administration
    • Creating and Managing Projects and Users
    • Monitoring Resources with Metrics
    • Creating and Managing Flavors
  • Neutron Networking
    • Introducing Neutron
    • What Is Neutron?
    • Upstream Neutron Reference Architecture
    • Examining Recommended Deployments
  • Metacloud Networking Use Cases and Labs
    • Case 1: Two Instances, Same Network, Same Tenant Through Static IP
    • Case 2: Two instances, Different Network, Same Tenant Through Static IP
    • Case 3: Two Instances, Different Tenants Through Static IP
    • Case 4: Two Instances Communicating Through Floating IPs
    • Case 5: Single Instance Communicating on Multiple Networks
    • Case 6: Create a DMZ for Network Isolation
    • Case 7: Instances Communicating to the Internet
    • Case 8: Instances Receiving Traffic from the Internet

Prerequisite Knowledge

Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge:
  • Prior knowledge of cloud computing and virtualization software basics
  • Ability to perform basic UNIX-like OS commands