Getting Started with KVM for IBM z Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 05 July 2016

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ISBN-10: 073844183X
ISBN-13: 9780738441832
IBM Form #: SG24-8332-01
(130 pages)

Authors: Bill White, Marian Gasparovic, Franco Pinto, Richard Young


This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) for IBM z Systems™ (KVM for IBM z Systems) and how it uses the architecture of IBM z Systems platforms. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build and manage KVM for IBM z Systems.

This publication is useful to IT architects and system administrators who plan for and install KVM for IBM z Systems. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM z Systems hardware, KVM for IBM z Systems, Linux on z Systems, and virtualization concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. KVM for IBM z Systems
Chapter 2. Planning the environment
Chapter 3. Installing and configuring the environment
Chapter 4. Monitoring the environment
Chapter 5. Managing the environment
Appendix A. Installing KVM for IBM z Systems with ECKD devices
Appendix B. The IBM z Systems Hypervisor Performance Manager: Basic setup and use

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