This course introduces the system programmer to the tasks required to support a z/VM operating system. It provides an overview of the processes required to install z/VM and perform the required tailoring steps to support guest operating system virtual machines and CMS users. The students will leave the course with the knowledge to perform the steps to add guest systems and other virtual machines to the z/VM system, to apply service to the z/VM system, and to define a minimal TCP/IP configuration. Additionally this course is designed to teach the implementation of SUSE Linux on System z.


  • Describe the process of running guests under z/VM
  • Define virtual machines to z/VM and reload the directory
  • Customize the CP component of the z/VM system
  • Customize the TCP/IP files on z/VM
  • Apply service to the z/VM system
  • Install SUSE Linux on System z
  • Install additional packages
  • Describe zLinux system management process
  • Describe zLinux backup and recovery procedures
  • Manage and update zLinux network connectivity issues
  • Implement the z/VM Performance Toolkit
  • Prerequisite to z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (ZV100)
  • Prerequisite to z/VM RACF and DirMaint Implementation (ZV200)

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