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IBM z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: Virtualization Cookbook for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 22 September 2006

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ISBN-10: 073849495X
ISBN-13: 9780738494951
IBM Form #: SG24-7272-00

Authors: Gregory Geiselhart, Yohichi Hara, Bradford Hinson, Kyle Smith and Chris Young

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    In this IBM Redbooks publication, we assume that you have a general familiarity with IBM eServer zSeries technology and terminology. We do not assume that you have an in-depth understanding of z/VM and Linux. This book is written for those who want to get a quick start with z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.

    This book describes how to set up your own Linux virtual servers on zSeries and IBM System z9 under z/VM. It adopts a cookbook format that provides a clearly documented set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in a logical partition (LPAR) and then installing and customizing Linux.

    You require a zSeries LPAR with associated resources, such as a z/VM 5.2 media, and a Linux distribution. This book is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 for zSeries and it addresses both 31-bit and 64-bit distributions.

    In addition, there are a few associated REXX EXECs and Linux scripts to help speed up the process. These tools, which are on the Web, are not IBM products, but they are informally supported. They are available on the Web.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to z/VM and Linux

    Chapter 2. Planning

    Chapter 3. Configuring a desktop machine

    Chapter 4. Installing and configuring z/VM

    Chapter 5. Servicing z/VM

    Chapter 6. Configuring an NFS server

    Chapter 7. Installing Linux interactively

    Chapter 8. Installing Linux with kickstart

    Chapter 9. Cloning Linux

    Chapter 10. Three virtual servers

    Chapter 11. Miscellaneous recipes

    Chapter 12. Monitoring systems

    Chapter 13. Red Hat Network and up2date

    Appendix A. References

    Appendix B. Additional material


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