Mesosphere DC/OS Kickstart Training

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Bentley University

175 Forest Street

Jennison Hall Room 309

Waltham, MA 02452

Event description


Format: Live, instructor led

Audience: DC/OS evaluators, operators and/or administrators


  • Basic understanding of containerization (Docker)

  • General Linux system administration and command line understanding and knowledge (bash)

  • Basic skills in SSH and command line text editors (e.g. Vim, pico)

  • A laptop with SSH client (OpenSSH, PuTTY) and web browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Safari)

Workshop Outline

10:00 - 10:30 - Core Concepts

  • Examine the data center operating system paradigm

  • Discuss cluster concepts including messaging, cluster deployment, application deployment and scalability

10:30 - 11:00 - Component Review

  • List and describe the functionality of DC/OS cluster components

  • Discuss components involved in various operational states of a cluster through deployment and operational lifecycle

11:00 - 11:30 - DC/OS Architecture

  • Discuss cluster architectures and components within a DC/OS cluster

  • Explore various mechanisms for messaging and communication within a cluster environment

  • Examine load-balancing, service discovery and various networking solutions with DC/OS

11:30 - 12:00 - Demo

12:00 - 2:00 - Workshop (lunch will be provided)

  • Deploy DC/OS in an AWS (shared) environment with student groups having their own dedicated VM instances for their DC/OS cluster

  • Login and explore the DC/OS environment

  • Install and use the DC/OS CLI

  • Install and instantiate a Marathon task from the CLI - compare the GUI for the same operation

  • Install Wordpress and MySQL from the GUI

  • Launch a Docker task with Marathon

  • Review health checks

  • Investigate Marathon monitoring and metrics

  • Install and configure Marathon-LB (Load Balancer, HAProxy based)

  • Adding and removing nodes from the cluster

  • Overall cluster monitoring and management


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Bentley University

175 Forest Street

Jennison Hall Room 309

Waltham, MA 02452

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