See what is possible with a more secure and reliable platform for the Linux operating system. Enterprises trust their critical workloads on Linux OS on IBM Z as their IT infrastructure for data center simplification, trusted operations and unrivaled economics.
The following videos and accompanying resources will help you get the best performance from your Linux on IBM Z.
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How to Virtualize with KVM in Live Demo
August 28, 2019
11:00 AM EST – 12:15 PM EDT
KVM as a virtualization technology is gaining more and more relevance on IBM Z. The presenter will explain basic KVM concepts including CPU and memory virtualization, storage and network management. He will also give a brief overview about commonalities and differences with other virtualization environments. Further, a live demo will be used to demonstrate how to use the KVM management tools to create and install Linux guests and how to operate and monitor these.
July 17, 2019
With the different options for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE, the session will focus on the possibilities and the options to implement a highly scalable virtualized environment for Linux workloads like LPAR, z/VM, KVM & Container technologies. Different dependencies have an influence on the virtualization that is most effective or most performant or even most reliable for a workload of different characteristics, from high dynamics to highly secured or highest isolation for multi-tenancy.
June 5, 2019
In December 2017, IBM released support for the encryption of z/VM paging data for its newest hardware. This session will explain in detail the “why,” “how,” and “what” of Encrypted Paging: why paging, how it works, how to enable it, why it’s important, how it helps, why there are hardware requirements, and what to expect from performance when your systems are running with it.
May 8, 2019
Interested in running Linux on z/VM? Cool! In this session we’ll talk about the twelve things you need to think about before you can declare your z/VM system to be ready for production. We’ll talk about lifecycle management, provisioning, high availability and disaster recovery, network, and many other areas that need your thought and consideration.
April 10, 2019
This session will show architectural options and decisions necessary to fulfill the business requirements in regard to speed to market, flexibility, and the IT requirements for continuous integration and continuous delivery in a future oriented architecture with IBM Z.
March 27, 2019
Did you know that you can already apply Machine Learning also on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE? This session will provide you with an idea about how you can leverage your data on LinuxONE or Linux on Z to apply Analytics and Machine Learning using cognitive technologies like Watson Studio, Watson Explorer, Db2 Warehouse, etc. The discussion will also include aspects like use cases and integration of the different technologies to get the best insight out of your data.
February 20, 2019
Containers are radically transforming the way how software is delivered and deployed. However, many companies hesitate to embrace container technologies due to security concerns. The Kata project aims to address some of those issues by combining the agility of containers and the security of the VMs. The Kata technology offers a flexible isolation solution that can be integrated with various container engines (docker, cri-o and containerd) and Kubernetes. This presentation gives an overview on the emerging Kata technology with a special focus on IBM Z.
January 23, 2019
End-to-end encryption is the method of choice to protect data stored on a disk. It ensures that the owner of the data also owns the encryption keys and thus controls the access to his or her data once it has left the operating system. Dm-crypt is the most popular method for encrypting Linux disks. Using IBM Z CPACF protected keys with dm-crypt the keys to protect dm-crypt volumes can be protected from being stolen and used outside of the system that generated the keys. This extra level of security is a key feature of Pervasive Encryption. This presentation shows how to use dm-crypt with protected keys, discusses different encryption formats, covers some best practices on using dm-crypt and describes key management using the zkey key repository.
January 16, 2019
From its first announcement, the IBM z14 has been labeled as “the encryption machine” – enabling customers encrypting massive amounts of data at a low cost. This talk gives a detailed performance overview of the Pervasive Encryption concept within Linux. The audience will get insights about the performance improvements compared to the former IBM z13 for data-in-flight, data-at-rest and the encryption overhead we get in an end-to-end scenario including a PostgreSQL database.
November 28, 2018
Overview of SMC technology for Linux on Z. Includes technical concepts, current status in Linux distributions, considerations for deployment, interoperability with z/OS and an outlook on upcoming features.
October 17, 2018
Hardware security modules (HSMs) are tamper proof devices that meant to secure the most valuable secrets of an enterprise. They typically contain a master secret (master key) from which other secrets can be derived. This master secret cannot be extracted from the HSM. The Crypto Express Adapters can be configured in three different modes two of which (CCA and EP11) are HSM modes. Using Crypto Express in either CCA or EP11 modes allows you to perform secure key cryptographic operations without ever exposing plain text key material in the system memory. We show how to set up Linux on Z to use either CCA or EP11 secure key cryptography, describe the components involved in a secure key solution to either manage the crypto adapter or to perform cryptographic operations. Last but not least, we provide an outlook for using protected key cryptography in Linux.
September 19, 2018
In this presentation we demonstrate an install of z/VM. As the install forces us to make decisions, we discuss the various options and how particular choices affect the install and the eventual result. Because an installation entails movement of a lot of files, which can take quite a bit of clock time, the presentation consists of two hands-on sessions. In this first session on September 19th we discuss preparation for install, and then move through the steps of an actual install, up to the point of the mentioned movement of files. In the second session on September 26th we will complete the install, do some of the post-install set-up work, and look at the configuration that the install gives you.
September 26, 2018
In this Part 2 session we will complete the install, do some of the post-install set-up work, and look at the configuration that the install gives you. In the first session on September 19th we discussed the preparation for install, and then move through the steps of an actual install, up to the point of the mentioned movement of files.
August 1, 2018
This presentation will give an overview of an end-to-end scale-out case study for multiple Enterprise Content Management (ECM) nodes in a WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Cluster. Spectrum Scale was used as the underlying parallel filesystem to share the FileNet File Storage Area among the ECM nodes. The presentation covers setup aspects as well as performance results for the system under test.
July 18, 2018
The most common method for authenticating users is by the use of passwords, which is today often no more sufficient in mission critical systems. Therefore Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) gets growing importance. This addresses regulatory and industry requirements for strong privileged user authentication (for example, the actual version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security (PCI-DSS) standard requires to use MFA for administrators). In this session we will show how a Linux on IBM Z server can be configured in a way that privileged users logon using the IBM TouchToken for iOS application to generate a one-time password and how the MFA can be performed using services of a central z/OS system with RACF/LDAP/MFA infrastructure.
July 3, 2018
In this session, the speaker takes a two fold approach to best practices for z/VM and Linux management. First, the top performance attributes as determined by z/VM development, are introduced, reviewed for comprehension, and examples are shown on how to monitor for these performance attributes. Second, discussion on functions and features that should be enabled in your performance tool and why to better manage your end user’s expectations and understand the performance attributes more completely. Attendees new to z/VM and Linux will gain insight into what are necessary attributes to monitor in order to maintain a healthy z/VM and Linux environment. All attendees will gain best practice recommendations for the latest versions of z/VM and Linux.
June 27, 2018
This session is intended to give an overview of GDPS to provide Continuos Availability and Disaster Recovery for IBM z Systems and how Linux on IBM Z can be integrated in GDPS environments. The focus is on Linux on Z guest under z/VM and the required configuration and set up.
Mai 9, 2018
Attaching Disk-Storage via SCSI over Fibre Channel (FCP) is a fast, flexible and reliable way to access your application-data and store your favorite Linux-Distributions. FCP is available today for all Z and LinuxONE Models, and works with all supported Linux Distributions. In this talk we will introduce basic terminology and function of FCP, to have a common understanding. The focus however will be on how to configure virtual FCP Adapters and SCSI-Disks in Linux in a reliable way, in order to prevent any unscheduled outages for your data-volumes and Linux-images. For this we will cover some basic knowledge about the I/O Configuration that has to be made outside of Linux, how Linux implements path-failover for SCSI-Disks and how to best configure this mechanism so it happens transparently for applications. Further we will explain distribution-independent basics for LUN Management in Linux, and finally how to do an IPL from a SCSI-Disk.
April 25, 2018
Clients expect cloud applications to be fast, always available, and their data to be protected — without fail. In this session, you’ll hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure creation and deployment of next-generation applications, both on- and off-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, enables automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is trusted and tamper-resistant during installation and runtime. It also requires no applications changes.
March 7, 2018
Is your (client) data really safe? Do you wish to provision a secure boot fully encrypted client Database without specialized skills? Do you have the need to monitor and maintain a secure DBaaS environment while only the client controls access to his data? And all of this by providing a highly available Database automatically? This session explains you how the IBM Cloud Service HyperSecure DBaaS addresses these questions.
February 28, 2018
There is a huge momentum at Linux on IBM Z customers regarding Open Source solutions. Some customers are already running mission-critical solutions based on Open Source software on top of Linux, some are evaluating Open Source solutions for their projects, but virtually everybody is at least looking at them. This session introduces the PostgreSQL Open Source database, with a strong focus on how to performance-tune it. The audience will learn about the most important performance-related PostgreSQL settings, what to consider regarding typical production-related tasks like backup and restore, and how to design a high-performance PostgreSQL environment.
January 24, 2018
Containers have been hyped for some time now. This webcast will outline usage and attributes of container solutions in the context of Linux on IBM Z. You will also learn about current approaches and projects and how all that relates to Cloud setups.
December 13, 2017
This presentation will give an overview of the Linux on IBM Z project. It will show Linux as an very active open source project and will give you insight into what makes Linux so special. During this session you will learn about the newest features of the Linux kernel and what these features can do for you.
November 29, 2017
The next generation of the IBM mainframe has arrived, the IBM z14. In this session you will learn what you need to consider from a Linux perspective before doing an upgrade, and you’ll find out more about the improved performance of running Linux on the IBM z14.
September 27, 2017
Pervasive Encryption with Linux on IBM z Systems (IBM Z) comprises a collection of improvements of the Linux on z Systems crypto stack that will become available over time, starting with the availability of the IBM z14 server.
August 30, 2017
On IBM Z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines, certain workloads run better in a partition of the firmware-based PR/SM (Processor Resource/System Manager) hypervisor, than in a virtual machine. OpenStack nova-dpm project provides a Nova virtualization drive for the PR/SM hypervisor of IBM Z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines that are in the DPM (Dynamic Partition Manager) administrative mode.
July 19, 2017
The session positions Linux on z and LinuxONE for hosting an Analytics Hub for Databases, Cloud and z/OS data. offering for 1.0. This webcast will explain the architecture of the HSBN In conjunction with Watson technologies and Machine learning you can enable an Analytics Hub with high potential to extend your business and inhibit fraud.
May 17, 2017
The Blockchain offerings have been updated with the availability of the Hyperledger 1.0. The HSBN based on LinuxONE is our only supported offering for 1.0. This webcast will explain the architecture of the HSBN based on the Hyperledger 1.0 and what value-add we provide on top of open source project.
April 26, 2017
This session will start with a recap of what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is. After that, an overview of the most important capabilities of OpenStack are shown. Eventually, after having enough context, we will take a look at Ubuntu and OpenStack on z. This includes deployment, operations and supported features.
March 15, 2017
This presentation covers the latest information on z/VM security features, including technical functions new to z/VM 6.4. Topics will include changes to default security settings, usability enhancements for the RACF for z/VM Security Server, and cryptopgrahy-related enhancements.
February 8, 2017
This session illustrates solution concepts that you can use now to easily enforce business rules and IT processes, integrate cross platform services, microservices and Open Source technologies even in a Hybrid Cloud, to become the most agile and innovative integrated business.
December 7, 2016
This session will highlight the architecture of this Single Sign-on solution, the different technologies included, and how they were integrated in order to address a client’s needs.
October 26, 2016
This presentation describes the cryptography hardware support available on z Systems and LinuxOne systems and how Linux on z Systems and LinuxONE can use this HW support to reduce the overhead of encryption to a minimum and to reach the highest levels of protection.
August 3, 2016
This Live demo session explains and demonstrates how to perform a fully automated installion of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS server on z System platform. The following aspects are covered:
- How to customize the parmfile for an automated installation of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
- Explanation of a customized preseed file for Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
- Live demo of fully automated installation under z/VM
- Live demo of fully automated installation under IBM KVM
July 20, 2016
This session covers performance aspects of the KVM host, virtual devices and considerations for guest definitions to reach certain performance levels. The session will also give examples how to monitor host and guest.
June 15, 2016
Open vSwitch is widely used in virtual networking to create complex environments with a variety of possibilities. This presentation will give an overview of basic use cases for Open vSwitch on z Systems and provide a step by step manual how to configure it.
March 9, 2016
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) intends to provide a simplified, consumable, enhanced z Systems user experience reducing the barriers of adoption for new and existing clients. It delivers dynamic z Systems hardware and virtual infrastructure management including integrated dynamic I/O management to users with general virtualization knowledge and minimal mainframe knowledge. The focus of the initial release is on First In Enterprise (FIE) customers and Linux only.
February 24, 2016
This session highlights tools and methods useful for managing virtual servers with KVM for IBM z Systems.
September 23, 2015
Docker is an open-source infrastructure for quickly building, deploying and managing applications, running on many platforms including Linux on z Systems. This session gives an overview of Docker, its concepts, and its usage in light of Linux on z Systems.
July 1, 2015
This session will explain and quantify the benefits of the new z13 technologies for Java and highlight the conditions when your own applications can best exploit the new features.
June 24, 2015
After a brief introduction of Hybrid Cloud, its concepts, and the demo architecture and infrastructure, a Hybrid Cloud landscape is demonstrated on a life environment, based on a simple 2-tier workload running on top of the Cloud infrastructure.
May 13, 2015
This session is about Hybrid Cloud Computing – getting the best of both worlds, the cost efficiency of public cloud with the security and the flexibility of a private cloud.
April 15, 2015
This session will give you a broad view of the next features of the kernel for Linux on z Systems and what these features can do for you.
January 28, 2015
Different tools for monitoring the system and data collecting are introduced. A few customer cases are analyzed to give you some concrete hits and tips.
December 16, 2014
This webcast introduces some commonly used setups, such as a view on the relative performance differences between SCSI and DASD, and some disk setups for use cases with OLTP-like workload and FTP server workload.
December 3, 2014
Node.js has become one of the most popular frameworks for developing cloud, mobile and web-serving applications. With the IBM SDK for Node.js, you can develop and deploy your Node.js applications on Linux on System z.
November 12, 2014
This presentation introduces the Elastic Storage, based on General Parallel File System technology that will be available for Linux on IBM System z.
September 24, 2014
Best practices for FCP configuration based on over 3 years experience in problem determination and problem solving around zfcp.
July 30, 2014
This session provides an introduction to the concepts and usage of zdsfs and the considerations that must be taken into account when deploying zdsfs in a production environment.
June 4, 2014
This webcast will provide a high level overview of the architecture and discuss some of the capabilities offered by IBM Wave that simplify the deployment of Linux on System z and help to manage applications without the need of deep System z specific skills.
May 14, 2014
This session shows how to define rules and analyze the performance impact of various rules when CPU and memory resources of a Linux z/VM guest are automatically adjusted via cpuplugd.
April 29, 2014
System z can host a mobile environment and enable end-to-end secured solutions from mobile devices to back-end services. The mobile environment on Linux on System z can access existing core applications making them available to a high variety of different mobile devices. With IBM Worklight you can integrate your core applications, remote services and data servers with mobile applications.
February 12, 2014
Overview of the SSL performance for the encrypted communication with an IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) exploiting IBM System z cryptographic hardware features.
January 15, 2014
The presentation will be based on practical, hands-on experience from past projects of porting Java applications to Linux on System z.
December 11, 2013
This webcast will inspect Linux middleware, evaluating the influence that specific types of Linux applications have on relocation performance.
November 13, 2013
This webcast will show Linux as a very active open source project and will give you an insight to what makes Linux so special.
October 9, 2013
You can help your service round trip times by knowing your system, workload and tools better. This presentation will give an overview about some of the more advanced tools available in Linux.
September 18, 2013
The presentation introduces features available in Linux on System z and in storage server hardware that help increase disk I/O throughput.
July 16, 2013
MobileFirst delivers a comprehensive suite of products in support for mobile computing, including IBM Worklight. Join this Webcast to learn more about IBM Worklight and how it fits into System z environments.
June 19, 2013
This webcast will focus on highlighting the features of the zEC12 and comparing it with predecessor machines.
May 15, 2013
This webcast is about problem resolution in Linux on System z running with or without z/VM.
April 25, 2013
This webcast will focus on ziomon, a tool for in-depth analysis of FCP performance on System z.
January 30, 2013
This presentation will show you how Linux-HA on a System z server can ensure your application availability and when a high availability cluster is needed on highly available hardware. It will cover the basics of a Linux-HA cluster system and discuss the most commonly used high availability configurations.
December 19, 2012
This presentation reviews the traditional s390 Linux kernel dump methods, describes the specifics of the s390 kdump port, and explains the integration into the existing s390 dump infrastructure.
October 17, 2012
This session will give an overview about the classes of problems Valgrind can detect, talk about graphical user interfaces and other important aspects of Valgrind.
September 19, 2012
This session covers the overall status of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11) SP2 from a performance point of view.
June 20, 2012
This session shows three not well known ways of installation exploiting the distributor’s DVD media.
May 30, 2012
The Linux Health Checker is a tool to perform a preventive check-up of your Linux system. It is meant to detect improper configurations, potential system vulnerability and system states that may lead to problems during the future execution of your workloads.
March 28, 2012
This session discusses the resource utilization of Linux z/VM guests, and possibilities to reduce or control it.
February 14, 2012
Getting the best TCO from a large virtualized server requires paying attention to the memory used by applications and z/VM Linux guests. This session gives a step-by-step approach.
January 18, 2012
This session gives an introduction to the concept of application integration, shows its benefits and demonstrates how easy it is to integrate x86 workload in Linux on System z environments.