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IBM z/OS Container Extensions zCX

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  • Course Code ESX0G
  • Duration 2 days
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- 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.

Skills Gained

- 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

Who Can Benefit

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


- General z/OS knowledge, including basic UNIX System Services skills
- Basic knowledge of RACF
- Basic knowledge of z/OSMF and workflowsTBD

Course Details

Course Outline

- In this course we will learn the capabilities and benefits of zCX.
- You will plan, configure and implement a zCX instance with z/OSMF workflows
- You will learn how to use z/OSMF to setup and configure zCX
- Create, provisioning, and deploying a zCX instance
- Use z/OSMF workflows to manage the lifecycle of a zCX instance, deprovision a zCX instance
- Use reconfiguration workflow to increase/decrease resources for zCX instance
- Using zCX Command Line Interface, you will
- Get familiar with the docker CLI
- Explore installing zCX containers within newly provisioned zCX instance
- provision and deploy application containers using zCX docker CLI commands
- Explore how to cluster zCX applications for higher availability and load balancing
- Operationally control zCX
- Dockerize your Applications for z/OS Container Extensions
- Create Docker volumes for data persistence, monitor and manage your zCX instance and containers
- Implement a zCX private secure registry to deploy your own containers
- Exercises and recorded demos reinforce the concepts and technologies being covered in the lectures.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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