LX071G: Power Systems Running Linux: Server Administration

IBM Systems Training

on February 14, 2022


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Table of Contents

  1. Short Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Content Description
  4. Objectives
  5. Agenda
  6. Audience
  7. Skill Level
  8. Labs?
  9. Keywords
  10. Prerequisites
  11. Enrollment
  12. Errata
  13. Follow-on Courses

Short Summary

This course introduces basic administrative tasks associated with Linux Servers based on Power Systems servers.

Duration in Hours ⌚


Content Description

This course introduces basic administrative tasks associated with Linux Servers hosted on Power Systems servers. This includes installation, command line operations, system administration, device management, IBM tools, and system recovery.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize different execution environments that a Linux server runs on within a POWER8 processor - based server
  • Install Linux Server on a POWER8 processor - based server
  • Manage Linux 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 Linux instance


Day 1

Unit 1 - Installing Linux on Power systems
Exercise 1 - Linux installation
Unit 2 - System management tools
Exercise 2 - System management tasks

Day 2

Exercise 2 - System management tasks (continued)
Unit 3 - Power Systems device operations and rescue mode
Exercise 3 - Manage Power systems devices and rescue operations
Unit 4 - Linux systemd

Day 3

Unit 4 - Linux systemd (continued)
Exercise 4 - System administration
Unit 5 - Service and productivity tools
Exercise 4 - Linux on Power service productivity tools


System administrators that have experience with either Linux or Power Systems, but not both. This course provides the bridge for those skill sets to be brought together.

Skill Level


Labs? 💻





Students attending this course should have a basic background in systems administration and/or troubleshooting. No previous course ware is required.




None specified.

Follow-on Courses


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