16th GSE/IBM Technical University for VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems

The Guide Share Europe event is being held in Mainz, Germany, October 24 - 26 this year. Check here for further details and how to register.

New Video: Using RoCE Express to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Go here for a new video detailing how to easily install Linux in LPAR mode, manually and automated, in a RoCE-only environment.

2022 Client Workshop for Linux on IBM zSystems

Join us at the 2022 Technical Client Workshop for Linux on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE for the region EMEA. Onsite at the IBM Research & Development Lab in Boeblingen and virtually.


Register now!



June 29 – June 30, 2022 
Get the latest news and technical information for Linux on IBM zSystems, LinuxONE, KVM, z/VM, Hybrid Cloud, and Red Hat OpenShift. And take the chance to join the in-person work group sessions. You have the chance to interact directly with the IBM developers and solution experts during these sessions.


Agenda highlights:

  • Hybrid Cloud on IBM zSystems with Linux and z/OS
  • IBM zSystems Security and Compliance Center Overview and Demo
  • Linux on IBM zSystems - What's new
  • What’s New in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Installation Considerations
  • IBM z16 Proof Points
  • Java on IBM zSystems - News, Updates, and other Pulp Fiction
  • Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation - Deep Dive - Features and Capabilities
  • KVM - What's New
  • z/VM - What's New
  • Networking on IBM zSystems - What's New
  • Unleashing the Network of Red Hat OpenShift on z/VM and KVM on IBM zSystems & LinuxOne
  • Preparing Crypto on Linux on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE for Quantum Computing Age
  • Workgroup Sessions focusing on topics like High Availability, Airgap Installation, Secure Execution, Persistence storage & Data Services for Containers, and Security and Cryptographic use cases in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE

We will meet onsite in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany and use Webex to meet virtually. The details and links will be shared in the registration confirmation.


This workshop is free of charge. 


Are you interested in this technical training? Then please register here until June 10th:https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6843736/2022-Client-Workshop-for-Linux-on-IBM-zSystems-and-LinuxONE

For questions about this event, please contact Stephanie Gherghe: gherghe@de.ibm.com

HOWTO: Persistent HSCI Configuration

HiperSockets Converged Interface (HSCI), as provided by s390-tools v2.16, comes with the hsci tool for transient configuration. However, persistent configuration requires a few extra steps, which are documented for all major distributions in the following articles:

All versions specified are minimum versions.

New Release: RHEL 8.6 on IBM zSystems

 RHEL 8.6 is out, see the press release here! It ships, among others:

For a detailed list of Linux on Z-specific changes, see the release notes.

IBM-specific documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 is available at IBM Documentation here.

Documentation: Linux with RoCE Express

With RoCE Express becoming more and more strategic for Linux on IBM zSeries (see also "Transition to PCIe-based adapters like RoCE Express as the strategic adapter for Linux on IBM Z" in the "Statement of general direction" section of the IBM z16 announcement letter here), a new book covering all aspects of how to operate these NICs was published. Here is a brief look at the table of contents:

Get the full book at this location.

Webinar: Ubuntu Server on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE - Unleash the OpenSource experience without compromise

What Canonical/Ubuntu brings to the platform in regards to hybrid cloud, automation, and security. We'll talk about the new Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for IBM zSystems features, especially for the recently announced z16 and will finally cover the Canonical/Ubuntu portfolio of solutions as well.

This presentation is part of the regular technical Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE webinar session series from the IBM Labs. Find all past sessions here.


  • Lorenzo Cavassa, Principal Field Software Engineer, Alliances Canonical Ltd.
  • Frank Heimes, Staff Engineer / Technical Lead Ubuntu on s390x, Canonical Ltd.

Schedules & Registration

Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Register here.

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