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LinuxONE – Introduction to LinuxONE 4


3 hours



In this course, you will see how IBM has addressed evolving IT trends and embraced Linux, surrounding it with enterprise standard hardware and software. You will delve inside different LinuxONE servers and look more closely at how they are structured and how they can be configured. You will also see technical improvements from previous LinuxONE models and how the LinuxONE Emperor 4 LA1 compares to the z16, the entry-level LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 LA2, and the LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 Rack Mount Bundle.


This course is for Operators, System Programmers, or System Administrators that require a technical understanding of the LinuxONE system, including its components, and how it processes data.


Successful completion of the Interskill IBM Z – Introduction to the IBM Z Systems course, or similar knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits customers can gain from running workloads on LinuxONE
  • Explain how LinuxONE systems are virtualized
  • Describe the components of a LinuxONE system
  • Identify the differences between the LinuxONE Emperor 4 LA1, LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 LA2, and LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 Rack Mount Bundle Systems

Course Content

Introduction to LinuxONE and Virtualization

Evolution of Linux
Linux on the mainframe
LinuxONE solutions and benefits
Users of LinuxONE
Virtualization on LinuxONE
Linux distributions

LinuxONE Systems and Components

LinuxONE Emperor 4 LA1 configuration
Entry-level and Rack Bundle LinuxONE systems
LinuxONE Emperor 4 LA1 and z16 comparison
Comparisons with previous LinuxONE systems
Data storage options with LinuxONE
LinuxONE and GDPS
Security on LinuxONE

LinuxONE – Introduction to LinuxONE 4 Mastery Test