Our courses are conducted like guided labs, where your time is spent building a private cloud and developing skills working directly on OpenNebula.




Our Training Services team offers a Cloud Operator and Architect course that provides your IT staff with the skills they need to install, configure, customize and operate OpenNebula. For customers or partners that require training to meet specific needs, we offer custom-designed, on-site training courses.


OpenNebula Fundamentals: Cloud Operator and Architect


The course covers the process of installing, configuring and operating private, public and hybrid clouds using OpenNebula. Additionally the program briefly addresses the integration of OpenNebula with other components in the data center.


Private courses are available on request. See schedule for the upcoming public classes.


Specifically designed for:

  • IT Administrators
  • Data Center Staff
  • System Administrators
  • Systems Integrators
  • System Architects.


Introduction, Installation and Configuration

  • An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Cloud Administration

  • Host Subsystem: Monitoring configuration and host management
  • Storage Subsystem: Datastores configuration and image management
  • Network Subsystem: Network configuration and virtual network management
  • Virtualization Subsystem: Hypervisor configuration and VM management
  • Cluster Subsystem: Cluster configuration and management,
  • Scheduler: Scheduling configuration and policies
  • Users Subsystem: AAA (Authentication, authorization and accounting)

Advanced Topics

  • Multiple zones and virtual data centers
  • Hybrid/public deployments
  • Sunstone

Extension and Integration

  • Integration APIs
  • Hooks and high availability
  • Customization of subsystems


16 hours in 2 or 3 days

Skills Gained

  • Describe the features and benefits of using virtualization and clouds
  • Describe different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula
  • Deploy and configure OpenNebula
  • Operate an OpenNebula cloud instance


No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.


The course includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.



Cost of the OpenNebula Fundamentals course is:

  • On-line: €5.000 ($6,250) for up to 8 students, then €500 ($625) per additional student up to 12
  • Europe, Canada and USA On-site: €6.000 ($7,500), plus travel expenses, for up to 8 students, then €500 ($625) per additional student up to 12
  • Rest of World: €7.000 ($8,750), plus travel expenses, for up to 8 students, then €500 ($625) per additional student up to 12

Additional fees apply for customized training.


Upcoming Classes



Training Guide

Download a copy of the Training Services Guide with a detailed description of the training offerings.