Formatting and Labeling a DASD Volume for Linux Guests Running Under z/VM

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Published on August 06, 2003, updated August 27, 2003

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IBM Form #: TIPS0275


Authors: Gregory Geiselhart

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    Abstract

    z/VM employs the concept of "minidisks", whereby physical DASD can be split into smaller sizes, or minidisks, and assigned to individual VM guest systems. In this tip, we describe an approach for dedicating whole DASD volumes for Linux systems. These volumes are then split into minidisks owned by individual Linux guests.

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