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z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 18 February 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435104
ISBN-13: 9780738435107
IBM Form #: SG24-7932-00

Authors: Michael MacIsaac and Brad Hinson

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to create Linux® virtual servers in IBM z/VM® on IBM System z® hardware. This book adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in a logical partition (LPAR) and then installing and customizing Linux. You need an IBM System z LPAR with the associated resources, z/VM V6.1 media, and a Linux distribution.

    This book assumes that you have a general familiarity with System z technology and terminology. It does not assume an in-depth understanding of z/VM and Linux. It is written for those clients who want to get a quick start with z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.

    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/FTP server

    Chapter 7. Installing RHEL 6 on the cloner

    Chapter 8. Installing and configuring the golden image

    Chapter 9. Configuring RHEL 6 for cloning

    Chapter 10. Installing Linux with kickstart

    Chapter 11. Cloning open source virtual servers

    Chapter 12. Servicing Linux with Red Hat Network

    Chapter 13. Miscellaneous tasks

    Chapter 14. Monitoring and tuning z/VM and Linux

    Appendix A. References

    Appendix B. Source code

    Appendix C. Additional material


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