The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 1: IBM z/VM 7.2

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Published on July 06, 2021, updated July 15, 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459720
ISBN-13: 9780738459721
IBM Form #: SG24-8147-02


Authors: Lydia Parziale, Edi Lopes Alves, Vic Cross, Paul Novak and Mauro Cesar de Souza

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is volume one of five in a series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z.

    The series includes the following volumes:

    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems® Volume 1: IBM z/VM® 7.2, SG24-8147
    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Servers, SG24-8303
    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04, SG24-8354
    • Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 5: KVM, SG24-8463

    It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because the IBM z/VM hypervisor is the foundation (or base “layer”) for installing Linux on IBM Z®.

    This book series assumes that you are generally familiar with IBM Z technology and terminology. It does not assume an in-depth understanding of z/VM or Linux. It is written for individuals who want to start quickly with z/VM and Linux, and get virtual servers up and running in a short time (days, not weeks or months).

    Volume 1 starts with a solution orientation, discusses planning and security, and then, describes z/VM installation methods, configuration, hardening, automation, servicing, networking, optional features, and more.

    It adopts a “cookbook-style” format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing, configuring, administering, and maintaining z/VM. This volume also includes a chapter on monitoring z/VM and the Linux virtual servers that are hosted.

    Volumes 2, 3, and 4 assume that you completed all of the steps that are described in Volume 1. From that common foundation, these volumes describe how to create your own Linux virtual servers on IBM Z hardware under IBM z/VM. The cookbook format continues with installing and customizing Linux.

    Volume 5 provides an explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) on IBM Z and how it can use the z/Architecture®. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build, manage, and monitor a KVM on Z environment. This publication applies to the supported Linux on Z distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu).

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. z/VM cloud concepts and planning

    Chapter 1. Conceptual overview

    Chapter 2. Planning

    Chapter 3. Security considerations

    Chapter 4. Optional extra features of z/VM

    Part 2. Installation, configuration, and service

    Chapter 5. Installing z/VM

    Chapter 6. Configuring z/VM

    Chapter 7. z/VM live guest relocation

    Chapter 8. Servicing z/VM

    Chapter 9. z/VM Centralized Service Management

    Part 3. System management

    Chapter 10. DirMaint, RACF-connector, and SMAPI

    Chapter 11. Deploying and maintaining Linux workloads

    Chapter 12. Monitoring z/VM and Linux

    Chapter 13. Disk storage administration

    Chapter 14. Working with networks

    Chapter 15. Miscellaneous recipes and helpful information

    Appendix A. Configuring a workstation to deploy and administer z/VM

    Appendix B. Reference, cheat sheets, blank worksheets, and education

    Appendix C. Additional material

     

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