• z/OS Container Extensions (zCX), a new entitled capability of z/OS 2.4, ushers in a new era of hybrid computing supporting running Linux applications directly on z/OS. • IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) makes it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. Application developers can develop and data centers can operate popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data.
- General z/OS knowledge, including basic UNIX System Services skills - Basic knowledge of RACF - Basic knowledge of z/OSMF and workflowsTBD
This class is intended for z/OS system programmers and IT specialists in charge of configuring, implementing and deploying zCX under z/OS 2.4 - This class is also intended for Application developers who will deploy docker containers in a zCX z/OS container extensions instance
- Describe the components of z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) - Plan the resources required to setup zCX - Configure and implement a zCX instance with z/OSMF workflow - Start and connect to your zCX instance - Access your zCX CLI Container and issue Docker commands - Provision and deploy application container using zCX docker CLI - Create Docker volumes for data persistence - Monitor and manage your zCX instance and your containers - Deploy some use-case applications in zCX containers - Understand the Security considerations for zCX and containers - Setup zCX user management and authentication - Implement clustering and orchestration of zCX instances and container - Understand how to to Dockerize your Applications for z/OS Container Extensions - Implement a zCX private secure registry to deploy your own containers - Position zCX in the world of Hybrid Cloud - Select workloads for zCX - Determine which application is a good fit for zCX - Describe some zCX use-cases