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Linux for IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Distributions

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 20 September 2001

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ISBN-10: 0738423513
ISBN-13: 9780738423517
IBM Form #: SG24-6264-00

Authors: Michael MacIsaac, Ronald Annuss, Wolfgang Engel, Chris Gombola, Timothy Nunes, Mark Post, Don Stubbs, Egon Terwedow and Craig Vernon

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    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the Linux distributions available for the mainframe. It will help you to install, customize and maintain the following distributions:

    -) SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

    -) Turbolinux server for zSeries and S/390

    -) Red Hat Linux for S/390

    -) Marist File System

    -) Caiman Linux

    -) Think Blue Linux

    We address installation and usage of Linux images on a logical partition (LPAR), under z/VM, and under the Virtual Image Facility (VIF). The following topics are also discussed:

    -) Managing DASD and file systems

    -) Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

    -) High Availability

    -) Debugging

    -) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

    -) Systems management

    -) Security

    -) Backup and restore

    -) DB2

    -) WebSphere Application Server

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Linux overview

    Ch 1. Overview

    Ch 2. Planning for Linux

    Ch.3. Preparation

    Part 2. Strategic Linux distributions

    Ch 4. Overview of SuSE Linux

    Ch 5. Installing SuSE Linux

    Ch 6. Customizing and using SuSE Linux

    Ch 7. Overview of Turbolinux

    Ch 8. Installing Turbolinux

    Ch 9. Customizing and using Turbolinux

    Ch 10. Overview of Red Hat Linux

    Ch 11. Installing Red Hat Linux

    Ch 12. Customizing and using Red Hat Linux

    Part 3. Other distributions

    Ch 13. The Marist File System

    Ch 14. Caiman Linux for zSeries

    Ch 15. Think Blue 64 Linux for zSeries

    Part 4. Other topics

    Ch 16. VIF

    Ch 17. Logical Volume Manager

    Ch 18. High Availability using clusters

    Ch 19. Debugging and problem diagnosis

    Ch 20. LDAP

    Ch 21. System management tools

    Ch 22. Security

    Ch 23. Backup and restore

    Ch 24. DB2

    Ch 25. WebSphere Application Server

    Ch 26. Conclusion

    App A. Commands and other references

    App B. Parameter file values

    App C. Customizing Linux checklist

    App D. 64-bit Linux

    App E.ICKDSF bootstrap job


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