Introduction to Kubernetes and OpenShift for System Administrators

Introduction to Kubernetes and OpenShift for System Administrators

Instructors: Jay Ryan (RedHat Inc.)


Kubernetes has taken our developer communities by storm, but for most of us System Administrators we are still trying to play catch-up.  This full-day, hands-on course is designed to bring you up to speed on the what and the why of Kubernetes and also also give you some practical experience about what it takes to build, maintain, and run a Enterprise grade Kubernetes Platform.

Learning Objective and Outcomes

  1. Why does Kubernetes exist
  2. What is a container and how does it work
  3. What is Kubernetes and why should I care
  4. Kubernetes Cluster components fundamentals
  5. Kubernetes Cluster security fundamentals
  6. Kubernetes Cluster day 2 operations


  1. Introduction to concepts, installation, discovery
  2. Installing and Managing Applications
  3. Managing and Scaling Nodes with Operators
  4. Day 2 Operations I: Logging, Authentication, Monitoring
  5. Day 2 Operations II: Templates, Quotas, Limits
  6. Day 2 Operations III: Networking and NetworkPolicy

Student Requirements and Prerequisites

  • Participants should have a System Administration / Linux background with the following suggested tools and/or skills:
    • Competency on the Linux® command line
    • A general/high-level understanding of Linux containers(e.g., Docker, CRI-O, etc.)
    • A general/high-level understanding of authentication(e.g., LDAP/AD)
    • A laptop computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux with the Firefox or Chrome web browser

What Students Should Bring

  • A laptop with internet access and ssh access to a public address

Instructor’s Bio

Jay Ryan is a Solutions Architect specializing in Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Ansible and is based in Cincinnati, OH.  He joined Red Hat in 2020 after working in Automation and System Engineering for 15 years.  Jay is passionate about leaning into the friction where technology and business, development and operations, and tools and culture meet.  He is a previous Red Hat Accelerator and user group organizer in the Cincinnati area.

Date and Time

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Morning session: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Lunch break: 12:30 to 1:30 PM
  • Afternoon session: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Go to registration page to register for the training course and select “OLFI Professional Pass”. During the registration process, you will get an option to select your training program.