Using z/VM for Test and Development Environments: A Roundup

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 21 February 2007, updated 27 February 2007

Authors: Klaus Egeler, Eravimangalath P Naveen, Manoj S Pattabhiraman, Kyle Smith, Lydia Parziale


This IBM Redbooks publication shows the strengths of z/VM and how you can use these strengths to create a highly flexible test and production environment.

Some of the strengths of z/VM that are shown in this book are that you can run Linux on z/VM, you can run a sysplex under z/VM, and you can develop code under z/VM for z/TPF. You can also provision Linux guests under z/VM. A vswitch allows you to connect all of your guests (all operating systems that run under z/VM) easily to the network. You can simulate your production environment on a sysplex.

The intention of this book is to show the strengths of z/VM and how you can use these strengths to simulate your production
environment and expand your application development and testing environments.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introducing z/VM
Chapter 1. z/VM virtualization
Chapter 2. Virtual networking for Linux on System z
Chapter 3. Resource management under z/VM
Chapter 4. Outlook on z/VM Version 5 Release 3.0
Part 2. Developing, deploying, and managing your environment
Chapter 5. Cloning a production environment (a practical scenario)
Chapter 6. Parallel Sysplex under z/VM
Chapter 7. z/TPF
Chapter 8. The Communication Controller for Linux on System z
Chapter 9. z/VM system management tools
Chapter 10. Porting applications to Linux on System z
Appendix A. Sample scripts to use when cloning systems
Appendix B. Sample REXX script to IPL z/OS systems on z/VM
Appendix C. Additional material

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