Managing Linux Guests Using IBM Director and z/VM Center

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 01 May 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4312-00
(114 pages)

Authors: Robert J Brenneman, David Watts


IBM Director is a comprehensive systems manager designed for use across the full IBM Systems product family. An integrated, easy-to-use suite of tools, IBM Director provides clients with flexible systems-management abilities to help maximize system availability and lower IT costs. With IBM Director, IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems and monitor the component performance of processors, disks, and memory.

The IBM z/VM Center extension for IBM Director allows you to manage and clone Linux guests running on z/VM. This IBM Redpaper provides complete instructions for the z/VM System Programmer on how to enable a z/VM Version 5.2 system to be managed using IBM Director and the z/VM Center extension and how to use z/VM Center to deploy and manage Linux guests.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Planning and preparation
Chapter 3. Installation
Chapter 4. Using IBM z/VM Center
Chapter 5. Scenario: provisioning test systems with z/VM complexes

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