zVM Linux
5 Days

This hands-on workshop covers the basics & beyond of installing & running Linux servers hosted by zVM on the IBM zSeries or s/390 architecture. Each day includes questions & lab exercises to re-enforce construction of concepts built during the day.
AUDIENCE Operators, system administrators and anyone supporting Linux for zVM.
GOALS

    Learn:

  • Histories of VM & Linux.
  • About the Open Source “revolution”.
  • Installation of Linux on VM
  • Disk space management
  • To customize the Bash shell prompt
  • Editing with pico and much more
SESSION CONTENT

Day 1: Intro & overview
- Introductions & welcome
- Is everyone on the right plane?
- Linux overview
- Evolution of Linux
- Open source
- VM history
- How Linux & VM got it together
- You say gnome, I say Nome: VM--Linux translations
- Linux benefits
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 1: Linux installation & configuration
- Linux installation
- Sharing about private disk space
- Linux, zVM, & zSeries hardware
- Linux guest configuration
- A simple sample Linux profile exec, to boot
- DASD device names
- Fermenting formatting DASD for Linux
- Adding Linux disk space
- Get your gotchas here!
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 2: Linux management
- Emulating ’Ctrl’ [control] characters
- The parameter line file
- There’s help, man
- Distribution differences
- Linux features
- Linux environment
- Logging in, logging out
- Root, root, root for old Linux U.
- Promptly bashing
- Bash scripts, alias synonym
- Managing Linux userids
- Linux keeps a log by the fire
- Editing: a peek at pico
- Config files
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 3: Linux maintenance
- With your kind permission
- Using make, depmod, & install
- Getting out of a fix
- Please release me
- Changing the kernel
- Modules in the kernel
- Filesystems
- File & directory navigation
- Move to cope with copying
- The time is right for cron
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 3: Management from VM
- VM:Operator or PROP to monitor & control sessions
- VM:Backup to backup & restore data
- VM:Secure or DirMaint to add Linux images
- z/VM hosting
- TCP/IP configs on z/VM
- Exploiting zVM & zSeries features for Linux
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 4: Connectivity activity
- telnet
- ssh
- ftp (ProFTP)
- dns (Bind)
- Networking & firewalling
- rpc (portmap)
- dhcp
- inetd (SuperServer)
- ifconfig
- IUCV
- CTCAs
- Network security issues
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Day 5: Some apt Linux apps
- Perl before…
- Squid
- Email: sendmail, qmail
- Web serving: apache
- Print serving: samba
- File serving: NFS
- Open sources of information
- Questions & exercises

Contact Velocity Software, Inc. for performance tools and products to help with capacity “planning” and the performance and tuning of Linux running under zVM

WORKSTATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with basic CP & VM/CMS commands.
Our expert instructors can cover any and all topics on this
subject. Topics can be added or deleted per Customer's needs.


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