Posts Tagged ‘z/Linux’

Virtualization of 700 servers on two mainframes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

InformationWeek has an interesting article on how Nationwide has consolidated more than 700 Intel and Unix servers on two IBM System z9 mainframes. Nationwide is running a version of Novell’s Suse Linux on the mainframes in VMware and IBM Virtualization Engine software. I have previously blogged about the IBM System z9 Business Class and its […]

Draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers under z/VM

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

A draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers on IBM zSeries and System z9 under z/VM is available. The Redbook shows in a cookbook format how to install and configure z/VM in an LPAR and then how to install Linux under the z/VM – thereby enabling Linux on z/Series. The book uses RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 […]

Why run Linux on the mainframe?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Via the Mainframe blog I came across a post on reasons for running Linux on the mainframe. The post is very interesting and discusses the I/O difference between a mainframe and a PC based server. I am currently involved in a project that establishes several Linux servers in both a DMZ and in an internal […]