This 2 day course is designed to provide skills enablement for system administrators and product support specialists in the area of operating system based virtualization provided by Linux containers. Topics include introduction to Podman, Buildah, Docker, Kubernetes and CRI-O. Hands-on exercises reinforce the lecture material, allowing students to install and configure Linux containers.


  • Basic Linux skills
  • Basic PowerVM skills

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe Linux containers architecture
  • Install and configure Docker onto a Power Systems environment
  • Perform Docker administration operations
  • Install and configure CRI-O
  • Perform basic container orchestration steps


Unit 1: Introduction to containers
Exercise 1: Accessing lab environment

Unit 2: Implementing containers on IBM Power Systems
Exercise 2: podman installation

Unit 3: Container operations
Exercise 3: Managing containers and images

Unit 4: Container orchestration
Exercise 4: Managing storage and networking