z/VM and Linux Operations for z/OS System Programmers

An IBM Redbooks publication

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

Published 28 October 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431591
ISBN-13: 9780738431598
IBM Form #: SG24-7603-00
(438 pages)

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Authors: Lydia Parziale, Omar Badreddin, Roy P Costa, Rodrigo Ceron Ferreira de Castro, Marian Gasparovic, Kenneth P Haas, Guillaume Lasmayous, Raymond Van Deurs


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses z/VM and Linux operations from the perspective of the z/OS programmer or system programmer. Although other books have been written about many of these topics, this book gives enough information about each topic to describe z/VM and Linux on IBM System z operations to somebody who is new to both environments.
This book is intended for z/OS programmers and system programmers who are transitioning to the z/VM and Linux on System z environments and who want a translation guide for assistance.
We base this book on our experiences using System z10 Enterprise Edition, z/VM version 5.3 RSU 0701, and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 on System z.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Why z/VM and Linux for System z?
Chapter 2. Introducing z/VM to z/OS system programmers
Chapter 3. Introducing Linux on System z to z/OS system programmers
Chapter 4. Installing z/VM and creating Linux or z/OS guests
Chapter 5. z/VM system operations
Chapter 6. System administration
Chapter 7. Performance monitoring and system analysis
Chapter 8. System events and logs, backup and recovery
Chapter 9. Applying system maintenance
Appendix A. Cross reference: z/OS, z/VM, and Linux commands
Appendix B. Planning worksheet

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