Advanced Solutions for Linux on System z (SUSE) - ZL15G

Advanced Solutions for Linux on System z (SUSE) - ZL15G


This intermediate course is for people who need to, or have already installed Linux on System z and are ready for the next step.


You should complete Linux Implementation for System z (SUSE) - ZL10G or have equivalent Linux experience.


4 days.

Course Objectives

This course provides you with the knowledge to prepare your Linux on System z for production. You customize z/VM for Linux, install Linux, define network connections, and define a VSWITCH. You 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. You employ various security measures. You 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, you install and use Webmin to perform administrative activities and use other performance measurement tools.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • 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

Course Content

Day 1
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

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