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IBM Virtualization Engine V2.1 for System z

IBM's Redbook division recently published a new 280 page Redbook covering the IBM Virtualization Engine v2.1 for System z.

This IBM Redbook is a student workbook for IBM Virtualization Engine V2.1 on Linux for IBM System z9. It is based on classes given to IBM students in a classroom. The book guides you in installing, configuring, and using the suite of products available for the IBM System z mainframe. IBM Director 5.10, IBM Director z/VM Center extensions, Enterprise Workload Manager V2.1 (EWLM), Virtualization Engine Console, Resource Dependency Service V2.1, the Director and EWLM bridges to the Virtualization Engine Console are all installed on four separate Linux images (z/VM guests). This book also provides exercises for exploring the IBM Director system management functions, such as monitoring and event action planning.

In this book, you go through a lab on step-by-step provisioning of new Linux images under z/VM using the Director z/VM Center extensions. The EWLM exercises explores Application Response Measurement (ARM) enabling a Web-based application to trace and analyze the performance of a Web transaction from a Web page to a Web server to IBM WebSphere and its return. You have Resource Dependency Service exercises executed to develop and explore cross-system topologies. The book explores Virtualization Engine console interface with the above products, along with IBM Tivoli Directory Server and IBM DB2.

Chapter 1. Overview of the products
Chapter 2. Virtualization Engine V2.1: Class infrastructure and tools
Chapter 3. Installing Virtualization Engine V2.1
Chapter 4. Configuring Virtualization Engine V2.1
Appendix A. IBM Director z/VM: MAP, z/VM center installation
Appendix B. Starting and stopping Virtualization Engine components


This book guides you to successfully install, configure, and use Virtualization Engine on Linux for System z. This chapter gives you an overview of the following products as well as Virtualization Engine Console and IBM Director z/VM Center extensions:

  • Enterprise Workload Manager
  • IBM Director 5.10
  • Resource Dependency Service

All these products require the following Virtualization Engine infrastructure products, which are shipped with Virtualization Engine when you order it:

  • Virtualization Engine Runtime Libraries
  • Virtualization Engine Console
  • IBM Integrated Solutions Console
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.0
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database™ V8.2

You can download it, here.

Published Monday, September 18, 2006 12:51 PM by David Marshall
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