Last Updated: 17 May 2023

Welcome to the overview page for z/VM Education. The education content has been developed directly by the IBM z/VM Development organization, and is intended to be used by anyone that is interested in learning more about z/VM. Find a z/VM video education roadmap that delivers a custom level of instruction for your current role.

z/VM education roadmaps

New z/VM education videos are now available. These videos have been created by the IBM z/VM Development team along with others within the IBM zSystems organization. Videos range from basic introductory courses to more advanced z/VM topics. Several roadmaps have been created for you to find the appropriate level of z/VM education for your role. More videos are being added to the roadmaps on a continuous basis.



Featured z/VM education video

z/VM Virtualization Basics is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in learning about the basics of IBM z/VM. The presentation delves into the history of z/VM that first began more than 50 years ago. The presentation explains the reasons for virtualizing, and goes over the concepts of IBM Z hardware and the z/VM Hypervisor.



New z/VM education video

z/VM Single System Image (SSI) is the technology used to cluster up to eight z/VM systems. Member systems can be managed, serviced, and administered as one system. An SSI cluster includes capabilities such as multi-system installation, single point of maintenance, autonomic minidisk cache management, and Live Guest Relocation (LGR). This video discusses the basics of setting up and managing a z/VM SSI cluster.

View Part 1: Introduction to Single System Image
View Part 2: Live Guest Relocation & Relocation Domains
View Part 3: SSI & LGR Performance Explained
View Part 4: SSI Usage Scenarios

New z/VM advanced education video

z/VM Virtual Switch - Advanced Topics presents complex z/VM Virtual Switch topics and includes an extensive discussion on link aggregation and diagnostics.



Featured z/VM how to video

How to Change Your z/VM System's Name - A demonstration of how to change your non-SSI z/VM system's name. This process does NOT apply to a z/VM system that is a member of an SSI.




More z/VM education resources

Additional z/VM education links

Additional Links to z/VM Education
Links to tutorials and more z/VM education resources

z/VM How to videos

z/VM How to Videos
Step-by-step videos that walks a user through a specific task

z/VM related Live Virtual Classes from IBM

z/VM Related Live Virtual Classes
Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE - Technical Webcast Sessions