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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 13 October 2015, updated 06 May 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738440981
ISBN-13: 9780738440989
IBM Form #: SG24-8890-00

Authors: Lydia Parziale, Berthold Gunreben, Filipe Miranda, Paul W Novak and Ken Werner

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 3 of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes are called:

    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147
    • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers, SG24-8303

    It is suggested that you start with Volume 1 of this series, because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when installing Linux on IBM z Systems™. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, describes planning, and then describes z/VM installation into a two-node, single system image (SSI) cluster, configuration, hardening, automation, and servicing. It adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM using the SSI clustering feature.

    Volumes 2 and 3 describe how to roll your own Linux virtual servers on z Systems hardware under z/VM. The cookbook format continues with installing and customizing Linux.

    Volume 3 focuses on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. It describes how to install and configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 onto the Linux administration system, which does the cloning and other tasks. It also explains how to use AutoYaST2, which enables you to automatically install Linux using a configuration file, and explains how to create and use appliances and bootable images from configuration files. In addition, it provides information about common tasks and tools available to service SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

    Chapter 1. Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on LNXADMIN

    Chapter 2. Automating SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 installation using the AutoYaST tool

    Chapter 3. Creating appliances with KIWI

    Chapter 4. Servicing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

    Part 2. Other topics

    Chapter 5. Working with disks

    Chapter 6. Monitoring IBM z/VM and Linux

    Chapter 7. Configuring Linux for cloning

    Chapter 8. Working with systemd

    Chapter 9. Miscellaneous recipes

    Part 3. Appendixes

    Appendix A. References, cheat sheets, and blank worksheets

    Appendix B. Additional material


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