Course outline

Power Systems Running Linux: Ubuntu Server Administration (PowerVM Base)

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, IBM

GK IBM LS Partner

Duration: 2 Days

This course introduces basic administration functions involving Ubuntu Server within a Power Systems (PowerVM) ecosystem. In this course students are taught installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. Students will also learn command line operations, system administration, device management, IBM tools, and system recovery. The course is part of a Linux curriculum path available to students who want to focus on Ubuntu Server.

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor-led course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online).

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize different execution environments that Ubuntu Server Linux runs on for POWER8 processor-based server
  • Install Ubuntu Server on a POWER8 processor-based server
  • Manage Ubuntu Server within a POWER8 processor-based server environment using standard tools
  • Install and use IBM Service and Productivity tools
  • Customize the configuration of the boot loader

Use recovery mode to rescue a failed instance of Ubuntu

Students would benefit from general knowledge of IBM Power Systems servers and partitions. This can be obtained through attending Essentials of PowerVM (LX024G) .

The audiences for this training include anyone who needs to create and manage partitions on IBM Power System servers, such as AIX or Linux technical support and consultants, AIX or Linux system administrators, or system architects and engineers.



Unit 1 - Installing Ubuntu Server

     Exercise 1 - Installing Ubuntu Server

Unit 2 – System administration

     Exercise 2 - Perform system management tasks



Unit 3 - Power device management

     Exercise 3 - Manage power devices

Unit 4 - System recovery modes

     Exercise 4 - Rescue with Ubuntu Server


This course is delivered by an authorized IBM Global Training Provider.

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