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z/VM System Management

Updated: 2015-03-24

See also z/VM Storage Management page.

System Management: Features, functions, and related products

Open Stack Enablement IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack is designed to be an easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use cloud management offering that is built on OpenStack to help deliver new and improved private cloud and Service Provider solutions on z Systems.
Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) on z/VM can manage, provision, and monitor physical and virtual machines, and is available with z/VM 6.3. For more information on xCAT refer to:


Operations Manager for z/VM
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Putting Operations Manager Configuration Files and Automation EXECs in Shared File System
VM Resource Manager (VMRM)
Systems Management Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as documented in the z/VM Systems Management Application Programming (part of the z/VM product library.)
For z/VM V5.3, new and enhanced API functions are implemented using the new sockets-based server. Functions provided in earlier releases of z/VM can also be invoked through the new server. The sockets-based server replaces the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) server and CSL routines that were used to call the Virtual Systems Management API in previous releases of z/VM. The RPC server is still available in z/VM V5.3, with all of the functions that were available in z/VM V5.2.

Statement of direction (**) regarding the RPC server support for the Systems Management API from the z/VM V5.3 announcement:
IBM intends to withdraw support for the RPC/CSL interface from the Systems Management API server in a future z/VM release.

See also:
z/VM Systems and Storage Management products from IBM
VM Licensed Programs (LP) Migration Matrix

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PDF Integrating IBM's Solutions: System and Performance Management
         of z/VM and Linux on System z
, by Tracy Dean

Note: *
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.
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