Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 5: KVM

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 April 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458759
ISBN-13: 9780738458755
IBM Form #: SG24-8463-00
(195 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Sergio Alfredo Chang, David Borges de Sousa, Eduardo Simões Franco, Pablo Paniagua, Richard Ruppel, Richard Young


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad 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).

This IBM Redbooks publication is useful to IT architects, system administrators, and those users who plan for and install KVM on IBM Z. The reader is expected to have an understanding of IBM Z hardware, KVM, Linux on Z, and virtualization concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Understanding the kernel-based virtual machine on IBM Z
Chapter 2. Planning for the kernel-based virtual machine host and guest
Chapter 3. Preparing the Red Hat KVM environment for VM usage
Chapter 4. Preparing the SLES KVM environment for VM use
Chapter 5. Preparing the Ubuntu KVM environment for VM usage
Chapter 6. Monitoring the environment
Chapter 7. Managing the environment
Chapter 8. Optimizing Oracle Database for developing and testing on a SLES KVM guest
Appendix A. KVM live migration
Appendix B. Scripts for SLES guest installation

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