z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 18 February 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435104
ISBN-13: 9780738435107
IBM Form #: SG24-7932-00
(296 pages)

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Authors: Michael MacIsaac, Brad Hinson


This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to create Linux® virtual servers in IBM z/VM® on IBM System z® hardware. This book adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in a logical partition (LPAR) and then installing and customizing Linux. You need an IBM System z LPAR with the associated resources, z/VM V6.1 media, and a Linux distribution.

This book assumes that you have a general familiarity with System z technology and terminology. It does not assume an in-depth understanding of z/VM and Linux. It is written for those clients who want to get a quick start with z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to z/VM and Linux
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Configuring a desktop machine
Chapter 4. Installing and configuring z/VM
Chapter 5. Servicing z/VM
Chapter 6. Configuring an NFS/FTP server
Chapter 7. Installing RHEL 6 on the cloner
Chapter 8. Installing and configuring the golden image
Chapter 9. Configuring RHEL 6 for cloning
Chapter 10. Installing Linux with kickstart
Chapter 11. Cloning open source virtual servers
Chapter 12. Servicing Linux with Red Hat Network
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous tasks
Chapter 14. Monitoring and tuning z/VM and Linux
Appendix A. References
Appendix B. Source code
Appendix C. Additional material

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