Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics

Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics

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This textbook provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of z/VM Version 5, Release 3. It is part of a series of textbooks designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to be literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems background. Others who will benefit from this textbook include z/OS professionals who would like to expand their knowledge of other aspects of the mainframe computing environment. This course can be used as a prerequisite to understanding Linux on System z. After reading this textbook and working through the exercises, the student will have received a basic understanding of the following topics: The Series z Hardware concept and the history of the mainframe Virtualization technology in general and how it is exploited by z/VM Operating systems that can run as guest systems under z/VM z/VM components The z/VM control program and commands The interactive environment under z/VM, CMS and its commands z/VM planning and administration Implementing the networking capabilities of z/VM Tools to monitor the performance of z/VM systems and guest operating systems The REXX programming language and CMS pipelines Security issues when running z/VMThis will usually put you into the normal guest operating environment (Linux, CMS, or something else). ... cmslevel CMS Level 23, Service Level 701 Ready; T =0.01/0.01 10:48:02 The output in this example shows that CMS level 23 is being used and CMS is running. ... As a new CMS user, you might try to execute a CMS command that you found in some manual, only to be told the command is not found.

Title:Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics
Author:Lydia Parziale, Edi Lopes Alves, Klaus Egeler, Clive Jordan, Jason Herne, Eli M Dow, Eravimangalath P Naveen, Manoj S Pattabhiraman, Kyle Smith, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2008-01-10


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