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Getting Started with KVM for IBM z Systems

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) for IBM z™ Systems and how it uses the architecture of IBM z Systems™. It focuses on the planning and design of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build and manage KVM for IBM z Systems. It also helps you plan, install, and configure IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for use with KVM for IBM z Systems in a cloud environment.

This book is useful to IT architects and system administrators who plan for and install KVM for IBM z Systems. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM z Systems hardware, KVM, Linux on z Systems, and cloud concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  5. Chapter 1. KVM for IBM z Systems
    1. 1.1 Why KVM for IBM z Systems
      1. 1.1.1 Advantages of using KVM for IBM z Systems
    2. 1.2 IBM z Systems and KVM
      1. 1.2.1 Storage connectivity
      2. 1.2.2 Network connectivity
      3. 1.2.3 Hardware Management Console
      4. 1.2.4 Open source virtualization
      5. 1.2.5 What comes with KVM for IBM z Systems
    3. 1.3 Managing the KVM for IBM z Systems environment
      1. 1.3.1 IBM z Systems Hypervisor Performance Manager (zHPM)
    4. 1.4 Using IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack
  6. Chapter 2. Planning the environment
    1. 2.1 Planning KVM for IBM z Systems
      1. 2.1.1 Hardware requirements
      2. 2.1.2 Software requirements
      3. 2.1.3 Installation methods
    2. 2.2 Planning virtualized resources for KVM virtual machines
      1. 2.2.1 Compute consideration
      2. 2.2.2 Storage consideration
      3. 2.2.3 Network consideration
      4. 2.2.4 Software consideration
      5. 2.2.5 Live migration
    3. 2.3 Planning KVM virtual machine management
    4. 2.4 Planning a cloud infrastructure with KVM and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack
      1. 2.4.1 Planning for KVM for IBM z Systems installation
      2. 2.4.2 Planning for virtual machines
      3. 2.4.3 Planning for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack installation
      4. 2.4.4 Planning for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack deployment
  7. Chapter 3. Installing and configuring the environment
    1. 3.1 Our configuration
      1. 3.1.1 Logical view
      2. 3.1.2 Physical resources
      3. 3.1.3 Preparation tasks
    2. 3.2 Setting up KVM for IBM z Systems
      1. 3.2.1 Preparing the .ins and .prm files
      2. 3.2.2 Installing KVM for IBM z
      3. 3.2.3 Configuring KVM for IBM z
    3. 3.3 Deploying virtual machines
      1. 3.3.1 Preparing the environment
      2. 3.3.2 Installing Linux on z Systems
      3. 3.3.3 Modifying domain definitions
      4. 3.3.4 Linux on z Systems configuration
  8. Chapter 4. Managing and monitoring the environment
    1. 4.1 KVM on IBM z System management interfaces
      1. 4.1.1 Introduction to the libvirt management stack
    2. 4.2 Using virsh
      1. 4.2.1 Basic commands
      2. 4.2.2 Add I/O resources dynamically
      3. 4.2.3 VM live migration
    3. 4.3 Monitoring KVM for IBM z Systems
      1. 4.3.1 Configuring the Nagios monitoring tool
  9. Chapter 5. Building a cloud environment
    1. 5.1 Overview of IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.3
      1. 5.1.1 IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack version 4.3
      2. 5.1.2 Environmental setup
    2. 5.2 Installing, deploying, and configuring KVM on a cloud based on IBM z Systems
      1. 5.2.1 Installing and update IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.3
      2. 5.2.2 Deploying the IBM Cloud Manager topology
      3. 5.2.3 Creating a cloud environment
      4. 5.2.4 Environment templates
      5. 5.2.5 Creating a controller topology
      6. 5.2.6 Creating a compute node topology
      7. 5.2.7 Cloud environment verification
      8. 5.2.8 Accessing IBM Cloud Manager 4.3 with OpenStack
  10. Appendix A. Installing KVM for IBM z Systems with ECKD devices
    1. Parameter file
  11. Appendix B. Installing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack
    1. Prerequisites
    2. Installing IBM Cloud Manager 4.3
  12. Appendix C. Basic setup and use of zHPM
  13. Back cover