|Course code||ESA10||Skill level||Basic|
|Duration||3.0 days||Delivery type||Instructor led
|Course type||Public or Private on-site|
|Public price||See Partner website|
This course is designed to provide you with the information and skills required to use the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) tasks to create the virtual server environment used by an ensemble configuration.
The course will discuss all the elements that are used by Unified Resource Manager for creating and managing virtual servers. These include, zBX components, HMC usage to create an ensemble and perform Unified Resource Manager tasks, creating virtual networks (VLANs), assigning storage to Hypervisors and virtual servers, creating and modifying virtual server definitions.
The course will use a combination of lecture topics and labs to describe and implement a virtual server using Unified Resource Manager.
Units in this course are:
Labs will include:
Training Paths that reference this course are:
This basic course is for technical individuals directly involved in the installation and support of creating and managing virtual servers using Unified Resource Manager. This could include technical personal in networking, storage and System z system programmers.
Since the audience could potentially cross many different IT profession skill sets, such as, mainframe system administrators, system programmers, distributed system administrators, networking and storage administrators and professions, there is no required prerequisites.
However you should have a working knowledge and experience in their selected field. This could include working experience in one or more of the following areas:
Unit 1: Introducing the zEnterprise System
This unit describes the three major components of the zEnterprise System and their purpose. It describes the purpose of the zManager, the management suites available for ensemble management, the purpose and use of the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), the zBX functional components, connectivity requirements, ensemble networking requirements and describes basic hypervisor and virtual server concepts.
Unit 2: HMC usage and management
This unit describes the role the HMC performs in an zEnterprise ensemble configuration. HMC requirements and user ID requirements to perform zManager tasks will be explained, tree style navigation examples and tips will be identified to perform zManager tasks will be given.
Unit 3: zManager storage concepts and implementation
This unit describes the storage types, usage and concepts that is used in the zEnterprise System and supported with zManager. Storage types used for z/VM and Power blades will be explained, storage definition process, exporting and importing storage access lists will be detailed, and zManager task roles and tasks required to add storage to hypervisor and virtual servers will be demonstrated using various examples.
Unit 4: zManager network concepts and implementation
This unit describes virtual networking concepts that apply to ensemble and zManager tasks. It discusses step by step zManager tasks to create, configure, and verify virtual networks and zBX TOR switch ports used by the IEDN.
Unit 5: zManager virtual server concepts and implementation
This unit describes basic concepts for virtual servers and their hypervisor as supported by zManager. It explains the required information and documentation that should be available prior to performing zManager tasks to create virtual servers.
The unit provides a detailed step by step process using zManager tasks to create and modify the virtual server definitions, mount virtual media, and identify other tasks that can be part of a new virtual server installation.
Unit 6: zManager HMC operational tasks
This unit describes the available HMC tasks that can be used during the operation of an ensemble. It will identify the tasks available for hardware and virtual server life cycle management, describe their usage and identify how they are accessed. Tasks for energy monitoring and reporting will be discussed and identified. Additional energy capabilities available with the automate suite will also be discussed and defined.
Unit 7: Workloads and performance policies
This unit describes how workloads can flow across various servers in the ensemble and how a performance policy can be used to help achieve the business goals of that workload. Performance policies will performance monitoring will be described. The zManager tasks to create and implement performance policies will be identified. Tasks available for performance monitoring will also be identified and explained.
Unit 8: zBX optimizers and appliances
This unit describes and overview the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer and the IBM DataPower appliances. It explains how they can be used in the zEnterprise System and the initial setup activities required to install and access the DataPower appliance in the zBX.
Hands on labs
Exercise 1 : Lab set up
This exercise will provide the set up procedures to set up and access the lab systems
Exercise 2 : HMC tree UI ensemble navigation
This exercise will provide the student the opportunity to use the HMC to view the various elements of an ensemble. It will provide the basic skills necessary to navigate the HMC to perform ensemble related functions.
Exercise 3: Audit the ensemble configuration
This exercise will document the existing ensemble configuration elements and definitions for virtual servers, storage and networking.
Exercise 4: Removing and provisioning virtual server resources
This exercise will remove currently assigned virtual servers, storage and virtual networking assignments. After the environment is removed it will then be recreated by adding the appropriate virtual servers, VLANs and storage resources. Storage will be assigned to the hypervisor using two different options.
Exercise 5: Load operating systems
This exercise will be used to load the operating systems into the newly defined virtual servers and test connectivity..
Exercise 6: HMC operational tasks
This exercise will be used to perform various operational tasks that might be required for ensemble operation.
Exercise 7: Enabling GPMP and performance