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The virtualization cookbook for Linux on IBM z Systems

A series of four books, written to allow you to quickly install and configure z/VM, create Linux virtual servers, create appliances and other miscellaneous tasks. Each book is in PDF format and comes with an associated tar file of z/VM REXX EXECs and Linux scripts.

z/VM 6.3

The Virtualization Cookbook (Series) for Linux on IBM z Systems

August 2015, September 2016 - A multi-volume series covering z/VM 6.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (REL) 7.1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, and Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS.

The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4 and SLES 11 SP3

October 2013, January 2014 - describes z/VM 6.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP3

z/VM 5.4

z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for SLES 10 SP2

October 2008 - describes z/VM 5.4 and Novell/SuSE SLES 10 SP2

z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for RHEL 5.2

October 2008 - describes z/VM 5.4 and Red Hat RHEL 5.2

Related Papers

Mz

Mz (Managing z) is an experimental, open source package that provices both CLI and Web GUI interfaces to many z/VM and Linux system administration tasks. You can find it here on SourceForge.net

REXX EXECs

Copies of REXX EXECs from various publications are also listed here for easy download. See the z/VM installation chapter of most Virtualization Cookbooks for a detailed description of usage.

XEDIT MACROs

Copies of XEDIT MACROs referenced in various publications are listed below for easy download. Refer to the z/VM section of most Virtualization Cookbooks for use cases and instructions.

Linux shell scripts

Copies of shell scripts that might be useful.

  • lsvols.sh - List how Linux volumes are being used by processing /etc/fstab