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Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE - Technical Webcast Sessions

Get the latest news about the Linux exploitation and advantages of the IBM Z and LinuxONE platform in these technical webcast sessions presented by IBM experts out of the Labs.

The following videos and accompanying resources will help you get the best performance from your Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE.
To be notified about webcasts please contact Stephanie Gherghe at gherghe@de.ibm.com.
Past Sessions 
Date Title including link to recording and presentation Abstract
2021-10-20 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center highlights and whats new with 1.1.4 This session is intended to provide you with a high level positioning of IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center as part of IBMs hybrid cloud portfolio and share the highlights regarding our latest Continuous Deliver Release 1.1.4.
2021-09-29 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Performance, Quality & Best Practices Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) as a highly automated hybrid cloud platform supports both traditional and micro-service applications in the cloud. To get the best quality for the applications one need to understand what RHOCP is doing for keeping your service quality high and how the quality attributes interact together. Therefore, the presentation considers the RHOCP quality attributes with a focus on performance. In addition, we discuss how RHOCP can be tuned to get the best performance out of the platform.
2021-07-29 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Education Overview from the Lab
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Get an overview of our existing education from the Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE development team.
2021-07-29 Content and Media Design: What's New
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!Find out what is new in the content world of Linux on Z and LinuxONE. There are new videos, a new video site, a new home for our technical content and new publications.
2021-07-15 Crypto Overview
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
This presentation gives an overview of IBM Z and LinuxONE Crypto HW and the clear key, protected key and secure key concepts and shows how this crypto HW these cryptographic concepts can be exploited by Linux on Z and LinuxONE. This includes explaining how Crypto HW resources can be configured to LPARs z/VM or KVM guests and containers. Further the presentations shows how Crypto HW resources can be managed inside a Linux system and how they can be used via crypto libraries and for end-to-end disk encryption.
2021-07-15 Fully homomorphic encryption Introduction and Update
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
This Session focusses on Introduction on Fully Homomorphic Technology and IBM’s contribution to it. In addition we will explore on Fully homomorphic Encryption toolkits on IBM Z & LinuxONE with a short demo.
2021-07-15 Boosting TCP Networking Performance on IBM Z and LinuxONE with SMC-D
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
SMC-Dv2 can transparently boost your TCP networking performance a great deal while saving CPU at the same time! This session will provide a to-the-point introduction on what SMC-Dv2 offers, how to deploy, and operate.
2021-07-15 Java on IBM Z - News, Updates, and other Pulp Fiction
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Do you want to know what's happening in the Java on IBM Z universe? Then this session is for you! Attendees will learn about latest and greatest trends and developments regarding Java on IBM Z, as well as hands-on tips and tricks and experiences from real-world customer situations.
2021-07-14 z/VM Platform Update
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Version 7 of z/VM started the era of a two-year release cadence. z/VM 7.2 is the second release in this era. This session starts with information on the newest release, z/VM 7.2; then reviews the current releases in service; and then begins a tour of five value areas and the recent enhancements in each of those areas. This presentation focuses on the business value of z/VM and its enhancements and other planning information. Will cover items such as Centralized Service Management, 4TB real memory support, dynamic memory management, security enhancements, and much more.
2021-07-14 Linux and KVM on IBM Z and LinuxONE - What's New
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Overview of the latest developments around Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. Covers current Linux distributions, news on the latest z15 and LinuxONE III models, as well as new and emerging features. Furthermore provides an overview of KVM and container technologies available on the platform.
2021-07-14 kdump - Recommendations for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Overview and recommendations for kdump configuration on Red Hat and SUSE distributions. Which includes an introduction on how to configure and use kdump. This covers the kdump configuration, kernel page filtering, hardware-accelerated compression and debugging of the kdump setup.
2021-07-14 Elasticsearch on IBM Z - Performance Experiences, Hints and Tips
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
You want to know how to unlock the true potential of Elasticsearch - the world's most popular enterprise search engine - on Linux on IBM Z? Then this session is for you. The presentation will focus on the experiences the Linux on IBM Z Performance Team has made while analyzing Elasticsearch on IBM Z, including hands-on hints and tips for improving the performance of Elasticsearch significantly when implemented on Linux on IBM Z.
2021-07-13 Cloud Ready Development, can now profit from multi Architecture capabilities and several features in RHOCP on IBM Z
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
One of the challenge that was addressed in the latest enhancements with RHOCP on IBM Z & LinuxONE was towards an integration of the development process with existing tools, the DevOps mindset as well as the CI/CD capabilities when developing for hybrid environments with multi Architectural capabilities and life cycle management. The session will address these capabilities.
2021-07-13 FUJITSU Enterprise Postgres: Finally! An OCP-certified Database for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE that exploits our hardware capabilities
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
In the session we will provide an overview of FEP on our platform as well as do a live demo showing how to implement Transparent Data Encryption, Data Masking and deploying FEP in a Kubernetes Container on our platform.
2021-07-13 How IBM Cloud Paks drive business value and lower IT costs
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
For many customers achieving a hybrid cloud enterprise means leveraging Red Hat OpenShift and containerizing applications to run in the cloud - but on what platform? This session examines several customer scenarios in which IBM Cloud Paks were selected to enhance application life cycle development, operations, and security on LinuxONE and IBM Z instead of x86. Each case explores key business benefits for the customer and the financial impact such as return on investment and operating expenses.
2021-07-13 Reduce your IT costs with IBM LinuxONE
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Despite the widespread use of Linux to offset costs, IT spend continues to rise. Learn what factors drive software, hardware, facilities, administration, and other IT costs, and compare x86 infrastructure costs with IBM LinuxONE infrastructure costs. Examine customer environments in which we measured Linux workload spend on x86 and public cloud versus LinuxONE, and reduced these customers’ total cost of ownership between 30 and 80 percent by moving to LinuxONE. Discover a simple TCO calculator that you can use to decide where best to place your Linux workloads. Understand how LinuxONE dramatically reduces acquisition and operations costs, and has become the most economical Linux server for businesses today.
2021-07-12 What's New on RHOCP on IBM Z & LinuxONE
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Overview and latest news around Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) for IBM Z and LinuxONE. The presentation will cover news on RHOCP and on the add-ons that became available recently and a brief outlook on what will come next.
2021-07-12 Hybrid Cloud and why RHOCP on IBM Z & LinuxONE can enable highest flexibility
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
With the focus on cloud services, no matter were you want to run them, the Hybrid approach is helping and bringing new capabilities to your enterprise, and Red Hat Openshift Container Platform (RHOCP) builds the foundation. The session will show how you can take advantage of the flexibility for the solutions and the cloud placement with the newest functionalities available.     
2021-07-12 Introduction of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
RHOCS abstracts the inconsistencies of different storage infrastructures so developers using OpenShift can get a consistent set of k8s persistence and data services, regardless of where they run. This session will show you how RHOCS creates software-defined storage across hybrid cloud and multicloud container deployments.
2021-07-12 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z & LinuxONE: CPU Consumption Demystified
Presented at the 2021 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE!
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z is one of the most discussed topics in the IBM Z & LinuxONE universe today. Being part of the project for over a year now, the performance team in Boeblingen was involved in quite a lot discussions, and the most frequently asked questions were revolving around the CPU consumption. The session aims to give an overview of the CPU virtualization on IBM Z and how does OpenShift perceive it. Does OpenShift understand what an IFL is? Why is my cluster consuming IFLs if no workload is deployed? Why are the OpenShift and zVM dashboard showing different utilization values? Answers to those and to a lot of other questions regarding CPU consumption will be addressed in this session. Additionaly, some performance best practices and tips will be discussed.
2021-05-12

The Reference Architecture for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE is for you

With the new Reference Architecture for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE (RHOCP)  we want to make it easier for planning and build of an RHOCP environment. The session will elaborate the options, capabilities and best practices for RHOCP on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE based on the z/VM and KVM hypervisors, aligned to the requirements of the use case you want to implement. The living document for the Reference Architecture is updated with the evolution of new features and capabilities in RHOCP.
2021-04-21

Red Hat OpenShift for IBM Z and LinuxONE on RHEL 8.3 KVM

Red Hat OpenShift is available on RHEL 8.3 KVM starting with Red Hat OpenShift version 4.7 on IBM Z and LinuxONE. We discuss the deployment of a Red Hat OpenShift Cluster on RHEL KVM from a high-level perspective including supported configurations and requirements, especially the available network and storage options.
Furthermore, we explain the installation steps of Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 on RHEL KVM in detail, including best practices and a short excurse on cluster debugging.
2021-03-17

z/VM Update: Extending the Horizon

With the continuous delivery strategy of z/VM, there are always new things happening. This session will discuss the newest release, z/VM 7.2, and other enhancement that have gone out as service for z/VM. We'll survey the release and the enhancements as we go through five business value areas: Total Cost of Ownership, Managing Diverse Workloads, Security, RAS, and Systems Management. Bill welcomes discussion.
2021-03-10

IBM Dynamic Partition Manager Introduction and News

IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM), first released with IBM z13®, is changing the administration of the mainframe providing a simplified, consumable, and enhanced user experience via the IBM Z Hardware Management Console (HMC). Today, setting up and operating an IBM Z system requires a lot of deep mainframe knowledge, dealing with a variety of management endpoints and interacting very complex tasks and tools. Also, there is currently no way to automate dynamic provisioning of hardware resources.
DPM delivers dynamic hardware and virtual infrastructure management including partition provisioning, life-cycle, and I/O configuration from a single management end-point. The user can create new partitions, assign processors and memory resources, and configure I/O adapters, including network, storage, and crypto adapters, through an intuitive User Interface (U/I) without disrupting running workloads. Further, the user can monitor the environment to identify the source of failures or events that may lead to workload degradation. Especially junior System Administrators are enabled to perform any system management task with confidence and proficiency.
This session shows the power of IBM Dynamic Partition Manager in action and includes the updates for e.g. Storage Management delivered in 3Q and 4Q2020.
2021-02-24

Oracle for LinuxONE and Linux on IBM Z

This session will cover:
  • The high-level value proposition of consolidating Oracle on LinuxONE from Exadata and other x86 platforms, including a discussion of Oracle licensing concepts as they apply to moving Oracle workload to our platform.
  • Technically compare LinuxONE and Exadata, reviewing IBM's approach to running and managing Oracle workload on our platform compared to how Oracle approaches this with Exadata.
  • Migration options/approaches customers may use when moving their Oracle workload(s) from Exadata and other x86 platforms to our platform.
2021-01-26 z/VM Centralized Service: Remote Service Management One of the major new functions delivered with z/VM 7.2 is Centralized Service Management (CSM). CSM provides functionality for managing distinct levels of service for a select group of traditional z/VM systems. A given system is designated as a Principal system. This system will use SFS to manage service levels for a set of defined Managed systems, regardless of their geographic location. This session will give you an overview of this enhancement to z/VM 7.2, allowing you to better understand where it might fit in your enterprise and how to prepare for implementation.
2020-12-02 The best Use Cases for RH Openshift Container Platform for IBM Z and LinuxONE This session will show and explain when and how you can take advantage best, of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. It illustrates the best use cases and why they fit best, with the dependencies on the business goals or technology challenges.
2020-11-18

IBM Secure Execution for Linux Introduction and Demo

IBM Secure Execution for Linux allows to build a Trusted Execution Environment for IBM Z and LinuxONE that helps protect data in use.
This webcast gives an overview of the value and the key concepts of the technology, followed by a hands-on demo, outlining the steps needed to secure Linux workloads.
2020-11-13

Client experiences and lessons learned with RHOCP

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 13,
2020-11-13

ID - What's New

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 13.
2020-11-13

Installation of OCP 4 in an air-gapped IBM Z or LinuxONE environment

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 13.
2020-11-12

KVM Network Performance - Best Practices and Tuning Recommendations

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 12.
2020-11-12

Competitive application performance on RH OpenShift

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 12.
2020-11-12

Best Practices of Installing Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 12.
2020-11-12

Cloud Pak for Data on Z Introduction

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 12.
2020-11-11

Preparing for Multifactor Authentication for z/VM

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 11.
2020-11-11

IBM z15 Hardware Compression

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 11.
2020-11-11

Securing the Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 11.
2020-11-11

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Networking Performance

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 11.
2020-11-10

Hyper Protect Virtual Server onPrem - Differences to Cloud

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 10.
2020-11-10

IBM Secure Execution for Linux - Introduction and Overview

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 10.
2020-11-10

z/VM Platform update

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 10.
2020-11-10

What's new Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 10.
2020-11-09

Cloud Paks for IBM Z Overview

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 9.
2020-11-09

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in the Hybrid Cloud Strategy for IBM Z & LinuxONE

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 9.
2020-11-09

Virtualization options with Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 9.
2020-11-09

Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE introduction and client stories

Presented at the 2020 Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Virtual Client Workshop on November 9.
2020-09-30

KVM Network Performance - Best Practices and Tuning Recommendations

Get an overview of the different networking configuration choices running KVM guests on the IBM Z platforms and details to setup and capabilities. It also provides tuning recommendations for the KVM host and KVM guest environment to achieve greater network performance.
2020-08-05

Preparing for Multifactor Authentication for z/VM

Multifactor Authentication--the ability to prove your identity to a system by means other than passwords and password phrases--is now available for z/VM system near you. But which users need it, and what must you do to set it up? This presentation will help you understand what this means for identity management on your favorite hypervisor platform, cover the list of supported factors, and walk you through support and operations.
2020-07-16 This session introduces different tools for monitoring the Linux system and important data to be collected for troubleshooting. A few customer cases are analyzed to give you some more hits and tips.
2020-06-17

Linux Workload Performance on IBM z15 and LinuxONE III

The latest generation of IBM LinuxONE III or z15 introduces more compute resources, larger memory, new I/O cards, new hardware accelerators etc. compared to its predecessor Emperor II or z14. The focus of this talk is the performance investigation of real-world, end-to-end Linux workloads on IBM LinuxONE III and z15 profiting from these new features. The attendees will understand the business-needs, optimal deployment/configuration and competitive performance impact of these features while executing enterprise-level workloads (like databases, webservers, virtual machines, impact of encryption and others), and compare the performance of LinuxONE III or z15 to x86 servers.
2020-05-26

Where to place your workload in a Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE environment

This session will outline the capabilities and possibilities of virtualized workloads and container workloads. It will then show the rational that can lead to the decision where to place those workloads, centric on network, resiliency or transactional requirements. They can run in heterogeneous co-located environments on IBM Z and as hybrid workloads on IBM Z with Hybrid Cloud services. 
2020-04-29

Spectrum Scale 5.0.5 news

Get the Spectrum Scale 5.0.5 news
- Spectrum Scale Long Term Support approach
- New Spectrum Scale for Linux on IBM Z interop scenarios - z/OS, NFS, SMB, ...
- OS Support Updates
- Spectrum Scale and Red Hat Openshift 
2020-04-15

News and Updates on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE

Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform comes to IBM Z and LinuxONE. The first part of the presentation introduces you to IBM’s Hybrid Multi-Cloud Strategy. Followed by new concepts in OpenShift 4. Finally, you will get technical information for deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in your IBM Z & LinuxONE environments.
2020-03-25

IBM Dynamic Partition Manager Introduction and News

IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM), first released with IBM z13®, is changing the administration of the mainframe providing a simplified, consumable, and enhanced user experience via the IBM Z Hardware Management Console (HMC). Today, setting up and operating an IBM Z system requires a lot of deep mainframe knowledge, dealing with a variety of management endpoints and interacting with very complex tasks and tools. Also, there is currently no way to automate dynamic provisioning of hardware resources. DPM delivers dynamic hardware and virtual infrastructure management including partition provisioning, life-cycle, and I/O configuration from a single management end-point. The user can create new partitions, assign processors and memory resources, and configure I/O adapters, including network, storage, and crypto adapters, through an intuitive User Interface (U/I) without disrupting running workloads. Further, the user can monitor the environment to identify the source of failures or events that may lead to workload degradation. Especially junior System Administrators are enabled to perform any system management task with confidence and proficiency. We are co-creating this new user experience alongside with our users by better understanding their work environment and workflows, and addressing their pain points and needs. This session shows the power of IBM Dynamic Partition Manager in action.
2020-03-05

z/VM Problem Determination Demo

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020
When bad things happen to good z/VM guests, what do you do? This session teaches you how to collect various types of debug information, from console data to standalone dumps. The live demo shows you what to expect when you are collecting the information, while the slide decks gives step by step instructions with screenshots. You will learn too what the best kind of data is to collect for each type of problem. Preparation is the key to success in any situation!
2020-03-05

Customer Experiences Managing z/VM and Linux on IBM Z

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020
Whether implementing cloud or supporting server consolidation projects, customers are implementing mission critical applications on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. In this session, the speaker will focus on real customer problems and associated solutions with managing this new infrastructure, including monitoring messages, monitoring spool space, sending alerts, automatically fixing a problem, and backing up and recovering critical data.
2020-03-05

IBM Wave Overview and Update

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020
We describe and demonstrate how IBM Wave for z/VM provides an intuitive GUI, creating a single point of control for management, monitoring, and provisioning of z/VM, LinuxONE, and Linux on IBM Z virtualized resources. IBM Wave enables the graphical visualization of servers, storage, and network; the understanding of system resource status with Intelligent icons; and the provisioning, cloning, and activation of virtual resources, as well as live guest relocation, all accomplished with just a few mouse clicks. It also supports management of the entire enterprise and its multiple z/VM guest environments across LPARs and CECs. Using the Enterprise Viewer and advanced functions such as Projects and Grouping, IBM Wave can manage virtual servers on multiple z/VM instances using custom attributes.
2020-03-05

Introduction of the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020
Introducing the new IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center software offering for IBM Z and LinuxONE providing a consistent, industry-standard user experience to define, instantiate and manage the lifecycle of virtual infrastructure, and integrate with higher level Platform-as-a-Service software such as IBM Cloud Automation Manager and VMware vRealize Automation.
2020-03-05

Welcome to the Jungle – Linux on IBM Z Networking Options

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

With the wealth of networking options available on IBM Z and LinuxONE, it is easy to get lost in the wilderness. The speaker will provide an overview of all networking facilities and options offered by the hardware, NICs, and hypervisors, as well as their respective support by Linux.

2020-03-05

LinuxONE Security & Compliance Updates

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

This Session focusses on two aspects on LinuxONE. 1) Security offerings that got delivered as a part of LinuxONE III and 2) Compliance aspects. The first half of the sessions gives detailed view on various Security offerings like Data Privacy Passports, Hyper Protect Virtual Servers etc . The later half covers the value proposition LinuxONE can bring to the enterprise with respect to compliance. The speaker discusses about mapping of various regulatory requirements to LinuxONE and how we satisfy those requirements out of the box.At the end the speaker also gives a demo on tooling used for ease of use compliance/regulatory aspects.

2020-03-04

Red Hat OpenShift Architecture and Operations

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

This session is about the High-level Architecture of Red Hat OpenShift, the Installation process on different platforms including IBM System Z and an overview about day 2 Operations like updating or scaling such an environment.

2020-03-04

Modernizing z/VM with zPRO

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

z/VM is the perfect cloud platform, scalable and supporting many different virtual platforms. This presentation will present zPRO, a VERY light weight, easy to install, powerful cloud enablement facility for z/VM. With installation time of a few minutes, and time to implement as a full solution measured in a few hours, this solution is perfect for demonstrating the power of z/VM and cloud on Z.

2020-03-04

z/VM Platform Update

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

No time to read official IBM announcement letters and statements of direction? You have the time, but you have questions on what the marketing material means? In this fast moving session we’ll survey the latest news on z/VM. The focus will be on the updates in the past year, focusing on the value given by our new continuous delivery model. APARs shipped recently are providing technology enhancements to improve scaling and total cost of ownership as well as systems management improvements. We’ll discuss items such as Z15 and LinuxONE III support, 80 Logical Processors, Dynamic Crypto, and VSwitch Priority Queuing as well as giving insights into projects currently under development.

2020-03-04

Automated Logging and Monitoring Proof of Concept for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

The session describes a proof of concept of a solution for a central component that stores and displays to you the overall status of each machine you have in your environment , explains the need and the vision we had behind this project , and finally presents a live demo for the proof of concept of how we collect the logs and metrics with this solution.

2020-03-04

Overview and update of Crypto for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

This presentation provides an overview of the crypto HW of the IBM Z and LinuxONE platform and how these crypto HW features can be exploited with a special emphasis on new features introduced with z15 / LinuxONE III. In particular the presentation covers the Linux crypto stack consisting and the exploitation of the latest Crypto Express adapters (CEX7S) as well as new CPACF features (supporting ECC). The presentation will also provide the latest news on Pervasive Encryption and describe a new monitoring tool for requests to Crypto Express adapters.
2020-03-04

Latest News Hyper Protect Services for Linux on Z and LinuxONE

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

With the introduction of Hyper Protect Services as part of IBM’s public and private cloud offerings, IBM now owns a unique differentiator when compared to all other cloud providers in the market today. This family of services and IaaS runtimes supports the construction of cloud solutions to inherit many of the protection capabilities of the hyper protection profile. This session gives an overview of the available Hyper Protect services and covers the core technology and protection approaches we are taking to create services with strong protection against insider threats and privileged account misuse.

2020-03-04

Container technologies on IBM Z and orchestration

Presented at the virtual Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Workshop on March 4-5, 2020

In the journey to digitalization, Container technologies are playing a crucial role. In Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE and inside z/OS you can now take advantage of Container technologies and enable new workloads, integrate easier in DevOps and easier handle high dynamic workloads and deployment flexibility. The session also outlines the diversity of the Container Ecosystem on IBM Z.

2020-01-29

Linux on IBM Z – What’s New

The session will start with a brief overview available Linux distributions on the IBM Z platform, before existing and upcoming features that are currently under development by IBM and the open source community are covered. The presentation will address both IBM Z-specific features and platform-independent developments which are relevant to Linux on IBM Z. Further topics include Linux features in support of IBM z15 (including performance benchmarks), the KVM hypervisor, as well as container support.
2019-12-11

Dynamically provisioning resources to KVM hosted Linux virtual servers

Are you just getting started with KVM? In this session we review dynamically provisioning and deprovisioning processor, memory, disk storage, and network connectivity to your KVM host and the guest virtual servers. Examples include both graphical management and command line interfaces. Come and see how simple it can be to manage your servers.
2019-10-09

Crypto for Virtual Servers and Containers

Efficiently hosting multiple workloads is one of the top reasons to run Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. The hosting infrastructure may be a hypervisor (z/VM or KVM) or a host running containers (docker). This presentation describes how to use IBM Z hardware crypto in virtual servers and containers and how crypto operations can be isolated if different workloads are run by different tenants.
2019-10-01

Linux Encryption Performance is Not an Excuse Anymore

This presentation was held at the Open Source Summit North America in San Diego in October 2019.
2019-09-04

Hyper Protect Services for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

This presentation will give an overview about the services of the Hyper Protect Family which exist today and will explain the basics about the security concept.
2019-08-28

How to Virtualize with KVM in Live Demo

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.
2019-07-17

Virtualization Options for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

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.
2019-06-05

Encrypted Paging for z/VM

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 ...
2019-05-08

Twelve Pillars of IBM z/VM Systems Management

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.
2019-04-10

How IBM Z architecture matters in the area of Microservices and Containers

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.
2019-03-27

How and Why – Analytics and Machine Learning?

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.
2019-01-23

End-to-end Encryption of Data at Rest for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

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.
2019-01-16

Pervasive Encryption with Linux on IBM Z: from a performance perspective

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.
2018-10-17

What if even your Linux admin may not know your secret?

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.
2018-09

z/VM Installation Demonstration Part 1&2

In the Part 1 session 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.

In the 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.

2018-08-01

ECM for Linux on z Systems – A case study with WAS Cluster and Spectrum Scale

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.
2018-07-18

Multi Factor authentication in a Linux for IBM Z environment

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.
2018-07-03

Managing Performance Best Practices for IBM z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

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.
2018-06-27

Continuous availability and Disaster Recovery for Linux on IBM Z with GDPS

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.
2018-05-09 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. 
2018-02-28

Open Source on IBM Z: Experiences with PostgreSQL on Linux on IBM Z

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.
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