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IBM Wave for z/VM Installation, Implementation, and Exploitation

Book Description

IBM® Wave for z/VM® is a virtualization management solution for IBM z/VM and Linux on System z®. This virtualization management software provides a simplified and cost effective way for companies to harness the consolidation capabilities of the IBM System z platform and its ability to host the workloads of tens of thousands of commodity servers. IBM Wave for z/VM is a complete management solution for System z-based virtual server farms.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide to understanding IBM Wave for z/VM by providing information about the IBM Wave for z/VM architecture and how it fits into the Cloud. Also provided is a planning and design guide that is based on common scenarios. This IBM Redbooks publication also provides installation and configuration task information and how to manage and operate the environment.

The intended audience for this IBM Redbooks publication is IT Architects who are responsible for planning their IBM Wave for z/VM environments and IT Specialists who are responsible for implementing them.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Part 1 Architecture and installation
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Wave for z/VM
      1. 1.1 What is IBM Wave for z/VM
      2. 1.2 Benefits of using IBM Wave for z/VM
    2. Chapter 2. IBM Wave for z/VM architecture
      1. 2.1 IBM Wave for z/VM basic architecture
        1. 2.1.1 Tier 1: GUI client
        2. 2.1.2 Tier 2: WAVESRV Linux guest server
        3. 2.1.3 Tier 3: Target Virtualization Platform
    3. Chapter 3. Planning and design
      1. 3.1 Planning for installation
      2. 3.2 Blank worksheets
    4. Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
      1. 4.1 Preinstallation tasks
        1. 4.1.1 z/VM prerequisites
        2. 4.1.2 Workstation prerequisites
        3. 4.1.3 WAVESRV prerequisites
        4. 4.1.4 Managed Linux System prerequisites
        5. 4.1.5 Preinstallation configuration tasks for z/VM
      2. 4.2 IBM Wave for z/VM Installation
        1. 4.2.1 First log in
        2. 4.2.2 Adding a new central processor complex
        3. 4.2.3 Define New System
        4. 4.2.4 Auto Detect new system
        5. 4.2.5 Correct alerts from Auto Detect
  5. Part 2 Using IBM Wave for z/VM
    1. Chapter 5. Managing and operating the user interface environment
      1. 5.1 IBM Wave for z/VM user interface
        1. 5.1.1 Title bar
        2. 5.1.2 Menu bar
      2. 5.2 Toolbar
      3. 5.3 Viewers
        1. 5.3.1 Hardware Viewer
        2. 5.3.2 Current System View
        3. 5.3.3 Enterprise Viewer
        4. 5.3.4 Dashboard Viewer
      4. 5.4 IBM Wave for z/VM Viewers
      5. 5.5 The Status Bar
      6. 5.6 Group Management
      7. 5.7 Project management
        1. 5.7.1 Automatic guest classification
        2. 5.7.2 Defining custom attributes
      8. 5.8 Creating reports
      9. 5.9 User management
        1. 5.9.1 IBM Wave User Manager tool overview
        2. 5.9.2 Creating a Golden Master user
        3. 5.9.3 Cloning individual users from a Golden Master user
      10. 5.10 Backup option for IBM Wave
        1. 5.10.1 Backing up the IBM Wave database
        2. 5.10.2 Entering Single User Mode
    2. Chapter 6. Managing z/VM
      1. 6.1 Managing z/VM user IDs
        1. 6.1.1 Defining a z/VM user ID
        2. 6.1.2 Viewing details of z/VM user ID
        3. 6.1.3 Activating new z/VM user ID
        4. 6.1.4 Logging in to CMS as new z/VM user ID
        5. 6.1.5 Deactivating a z/VM user
        6. 6.1.6 Removing a z/VM user ID
      2. 6.2 Managing Device Pools
        1. 6.2.1 Creating a Device Pool
        2. 6.2.2 Transferring Real Devices from one Pool to another
        3. 6.2.3 Removing a Device Pool
      3. 6.3 Managing DASD
        1. 6.3.1 Attaching DASD volumes to system
      4. 6.4 Managing the network
        1. 6.4.1 Creating a VSwitch
        2. 6.4.2 Creating a Virtual Network segment
    3. Chapter 7. Managing Linux virtual machines
      1. 7.1 Preparing to install Linux in the virtual machine
        1. 7.1.1 Installing an X server on your workstation
        2. 7.1.2 Log in as the IBM Wave administrator
        3. 7.1.3 Configuring an external SSH program to start sessions with X services
        4. 7.1.4 Starting an SSH program from IBM Wave for z/VM
      2. 7.2 Creating a z/VM Guest
        1. 7.2.1 Activating, logging in to, and deactivating a new guest virtual machine
        2. 7.2.2 Installing Linux on your guest virtual machine
      3. 7.3 Initializing guests by using IBM Wave for z/VM
      4. 7.4 Creating a golden master
      5. 7.5 Cloning virtual machines from a golden master
  6. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  7. Back cover
  8. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  9. Notices
    1. Trademarks