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 22 September 2006

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ISBN-10: 073849495X
ISBN-13: 9780738494951
IBM Form #: SG24-7272-00
(232 pages)

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


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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