Private Cloud Management on IBM Power Systems (QZD33DG-SPVC)


IBM PowerVC, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enabling software, provides a self-service cloud console for managing IBM Power Systems. It is built on OpenStack. OpenStack is a collection of open-source software projects that enterprises can use to run their own private cloud infrastructure.

This course explains most cloud management features, starting with setting up a private cloud environment from the ground up. It then covers planning, sizing and other advanced administrative tasks you can perform to become an efficient system administrator.


Cloud administrators

Cloud architects

System administrators

Power Systems administrators




Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing concepts
  • Implement a PowerVC private cloud
    •    - Prepare for and install PowerVC
    •    - Customize PowerVC to manage a private cloud infrastructure
    •    - Configure cloud-init on a source virtual machine to prepare for capture 
    •    - Capture and deploy images
  • Manage PowerVC REST APIs
  • Backup and restore PowerVC 
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Course Outline

  • Introduction to private cloud
  • Working with your private cloud
  • System administration on private cloud
  • Images and virtual machines
  • Advanced features of IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager