Installing and Managing Google Cloud’s Apigee API Platform in Private Cloud

(3 days)


Course Description

This course introduces you to fundamentals and advanced practices applicable to the installation and management of Google Cloud’s Apigee API Platform in private cloud.

Through a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and supplemental materials, you will learn how to design, install, secure, manage, and scale Apigee API Platform.


  • Identify the purpose and value of Apigee API Platform.
  • Gain detailed understanding of Apigee API Platform architecture and recommended practices for topology design. Gain detailed understanding of Apigee terminology and logical organizational structures.
  • Interact with Apigee API Platform and solve scenarios by leveraging recommended practices.
  • Understand capabilities and practices to secure, manage and scale the platform.
  • Understand and put in practice installation and upgrade processes.


Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, and Operation Specialists.


  • Familiarity with Linux command and command line interface.
  • Basic understanding of networking.
  • Basic understanding of shell script, XML, JSON, HTTP, REST, and TLS.

Course Outline


Module 1: Architecture

  • Familiarize with Apigee product capabilities and its place in the enterprise architecture
  • Gain understanding of Apigee technology stack
  • Gain basic understanding to Apache Cassandra capabilities and how they are leveraged by Apigee platform
  • Gain detail understanding of Apigee terminology and organizational structure
  • Explore topology design options

Module 2: Installation

  • Discuss installation planning
  • Understand installation dependencies
  • Gain detail understanding of and practice installation process
  • Discuss post installation tasks and recurrent activities recommended for the platform
  • Discuss uninstall process, how it works and when to use it

Module 3: Developer Portal installation

  • Discuss the role of Apigee Developer Portal
  • Discuss recommended practices for hosting
  • Discuss software distribution and installation process

Module 4: Management

  • Discuss platform operations capabilities and recommended practices
  • Discuss the role of Management API and how it is leverage by platform and users of it
  • Gain understanding of API deployment process
  • Gain understanding of Apigee analytics
  • Discuss infrastructure operations capabilities and recommended practices

Module 5: Security

  • Discuss Apigee capabilities to secure API traffic
  • Understand how to configure TLS critical path components and user facing interfaces

Module 6: Upgrade

  • Discuss upgrade planning recommended practices
  • Discuss upgrade prerequisites and how to validate them
  • Discuss and practice upgrade process
  • Discuss rollback scenarios and rollback process

Module 7: Capacity Planning and Scaling

  • Understand scenarios and recommended practices for capacity planning
  • Understand how to scale up/down physical and logical capacity
  • Understand how to add individual components, extend clusters and add new regions

Module 8: Monitoring

  • Discuss recommended practices for monitoring Understand how to monitor individual components
  • Discuss the role of synthetic transactions monitoring
  • Discuss recommended practices for API monitoring

Module 9: Troubleshooting

  • Discuss failure scenarios and troubleshooting practices
  • Understand Apigee support model