Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Building SuSE SLES8 Systems under z/VM

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Published 03 August 2003

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Authors: Simon Williams


IBM z/VM and IBM VM/ESA are zSeries operating systems that enable other operating systems to run “under” them as guest virtual machines. Depending on the resources of the physical machine and the workload running on a guest, it is possible to run a large number of Linux servers under VM.
In this Redpaper we demonstrate one approach to building Linux systems as Virtual Machine Guests running under VM. This is an update to Building Linux Systems under IBM VM, REDP0120, which was written for SuSE 7.0. This guide covers the installation of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 8.

Table of contents

Example environment
Steps to building Linux systems as VM guests
Formatting and labeling DASD
Creating guest definitions in the VM User Directory
Creating the first Linux guest definition
Cloning preparation

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