Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: System Management

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Published 04 December 2002, updated 12 March 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738426105
ISBN-13: 9780738426105
IBM Form #: SG24-6820-00
(482 pages)

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Authors: Chris Rayns, Robert Andresen, Krisen Baebel, John Ebeling, Klaus Egeler, Deon George, Donghwa John Kim, Jane Liehmann, CJ Meidlinger, Andrew Rowley, Ury Segal, Philip Sussman, Vicki Teller, Lee Wetmore, Evandro Vargas


This IBM Redbooks publication describes system management for Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390. It will help you understand the primary management processes for a set of Linux images on zSeries and S/390, and how to identify appropriate tools for your environment.
First we describe the setup of an S/390 environment with multiple Linux images. We discuss how to install and configure several of the most commonly used Linux distributions and the system management tools that are included with those distributions.
Next we discuss the installation, configuration, and use of open source software for both general and special purpose system management, highlighting the offerings from Tripwire, Moodss, Amanda, OpenLDAP, and System Installation Suite.
We then discuss the proprietary Linux system management solutions provided by IBM Tivoli, BMC, and Computer Associates. For each company’s offerings, we present an overview of the products, details for installing and configuring them, and information on how to use the solutions to manage your Linux systems.
Many additional tools are available for Linux system management, both from open source projects and from commercial vendors. Because of the rapid growth in this area, it is impossible to provide comprehensive coverage of all the available products. However, the overview of system management issues for Linux presented in this book, along with details for a broad cross-section of products in the marketplace, is useful even for those considering solutions not specifically covered here.

Table of contents

Part 1. System Overview
Chapter 1. System Administration
Chapter 2. LVM and RAID
Chapter 3. RMF PMS
Part 2. Open Source
Chapter 4. Tripwire
Chapter 5. moodss
Chapter 6. Amanda
Chapter 7. OpenLDAP
Chapter 8. System Installation Suite
Part 3. Tivoli
Chapter 9. Setting up the IBM Tivoli Environment
Chapter 10. System Management using IBM Tivoli Software
Part 4. BMC
Chapter 11. BMC Products
Chapter 12. System management using MAINVIEW for Linux Servers
Chapter 13. System management using PATROL
Part 5. Computer Associates
Chapter 14. Computer Associates Linux Solutions
Chapter 15. Systems Management using Computer Associates Software

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