People who need to, or have already installed Linux on System z and are ready for the next step.
This course provides attendees with the knowledge to prepare their Linux on System z for production. Students customize z/VM for Linux, install Linux, define network connections, and define a VSWITCH. They create different types of journal file systems and a Logical Volume Manager. A security topic addresses alternate authentication methods and explains how to harden Linux security. Students employ various security measures. Students create Linux clones, as well as VM shared segments for the Linux kernel. Topics also include Linux clusters and methods for backing up data. Finally, students install and use Webmin to perform administrative activities and use other performance measurement tools.
Day 1 Welcome Unit 1: Linux installation Exercise 1: Lab setup and Linux installation Unit 2: z/VM setup for Linux Exercise 2: z/VM set up Day 2 Unit 3: Linux journal files systems Exercise 3: Journal file systems Unit 4: Logical Volume Manager Exercise 4: Logical Volume Manager Unit 5: z/VM virtual switch Exercise 5: z/VM virtual switch Day 3 Unit 6: Cloning and file system sharing Exercise 6: Cloning and DASD sharing Unit 7: z/VM shared segment support for Linux Exercise 7: z/VM shared segment support for Linux Unit 8: Linux virtual server cluster solution Exercise 8: Linux virtual server (clustering) Day 4 Unit 9: System administration and management Exercise 9: Administration Unit 10: Security Exercise 10: Security
Customize the z/VM environment to prepare for Linux guests Install Linux in a guest virtual machine Define Linux networking configurations Define journal file systems Use LVM Setup clusters and VSwitches Define shared segments for Linux to use Clone Linux instances Provide alternate ways to authenticate Linux users Harden security on Linux on System z Share parts of the Linux file system to reduce DASD storage requirements Install and use administration tools