This course is designed to teach the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Power 7 servers. Class activities include installing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting Linux in a native system environment.

Target Audience:

This basic course is for system administrators that have experience with either Linux or Power systems, but not together. This course provides the bridge for those skill sets to be brought together.


  • Welcome
  • Exercise 3 - Open Firmware operations
  • Exercise 5 - Managing Power systems devices
  • Unit 1 - PowerLinux introduction
  • Exercise 1 - Introduction to lab environment
  • Unit 2 - PowerVM
  • Exercise 2 - PowerVM operations
  • Unit 3 - Utilizing Open Firmware

Day 2

  • Unit 4 - Installing Linux on Power
  • Exercise 4 - Installing Linux
  • Unit 5 - Power systems device management

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - Boot loader configuration
  • Exercise 6 - Configuring yaboot
  • Unit 7 - Rescue mode
  • Exercise 7 - Accessing rescue mode


You should have a basic background in systems administration and/or troubleshooting.

  • No previous courseware is required.

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