IBM System z customers can enjoy the
of running Linux in virtual machines on IBM System z.
z/VM supports one of the world's leading Open Source operating systems,
Linux, on the mainframe.
Within the VM environment, Linux images benefit from the
ability to share hardware and software resources and use internal
While benefiting from the reliability, availability and serviceability
of IBM System z servers, z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1
offer ideal platforms for
consolidating select UNIX, Windows,
and Linux workloads on a single
physical server which allows you to run hundreds to thousands
of Linux images. z/VM V5 and V6 use an engine-based Value Unit pricing
designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware
capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.
With 38-plus years of guest support enhancements,
z/VM offers customers a
functionally-rich environment for running Linux on IBM System z.
Learn more about
IBM Enterprise Linux Server - Consolidation for Everyone
These flyers describe System z, z/VM and the
benefits of virtualization for infrastructure simplification.
z/VM virtualization and Linux on IBM zEnterprise System
Linux on IBM System z with z/VM V6.1
Linux on IBM System z with z/VM V5.4
Instead of building their own Linux system
, most people obtain a pre-built commercial
distribution of Linux.
See also the
IBM tested Linux environments for System z.
z/VM: Getting Started with Linux on System z
10 Years of Enterprise Linux on IBM System z
by Klaus-Dieter Wacker (Mainframezone - July 6, 2010)
z/VM and Linux documents and publications