IBM Wave for z/VM: Installation, implementation and exploitation

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


IBM Wave for z/VM is a virtualization management solution for IBM z/VM and Linux on System z. This virtualization management software provides a simplified and cost effective way for companies to harness the consolidation capabilities of the IBM System z platform and its ability to host the workloads of tens of thousands of commodity servers. IBM Wave is a complete management solution for System z-based virtual server farms.
This IBM Redbooks publication provides a guide to understanding IBM Wave by providing information on the IBM Wave architecture. Also provided will be a planning and design guide based on common scenarios. This Redbooks publication will provide installation and configuration task information and how to manage and operate the environment.

Table of contents

Part 1. Architecture and installation
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Wave for z/VM
Chapter 2. IBM Wave for z/VM architecture
Chapter 3. Planning and design
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Part 2. Using IBM Wave for z/VM
Chapter 5. How to manage and operate the user interface environment
Chapter 6. How to manage z/VM
Chapter 7. How to manage the Linux virtual machines


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Last Update
26 February 2014

Planned Publish Date
31 March 2014

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