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

Book Description

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

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

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

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. Summary of changes
    1. December 2015, Second Edition
  6. Part 1 Architecture and installation
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Wave for z/VM
    1. 1.1 What is IBM Wave
    2. 1.2 Benefits of using IBM Wave
  8. Chapter 2. IBM Wave for z/VM architecture
    1. 2.1 IBM Wave basic architecture
      1. 2.1.1 GUI client
      2. 2.1.2 WAVESRV Linux guest server
      3. 2.1.3 Target Virtualization Platform
      4. 2.1.4 IBM Wave command-line interface
  9. Chapter 3. Planning and design
    1. 3.1 Planning for installation
      1. 3.1.1 Hardware requirements
      2. 3.1.2 Server software requirements
      3. 3.1.3 Workstation requirements
      4. 3.1.4 Wave server requirements
      5. 3.1.5 IBM Wave Service Machine requirements
      6. 3.1.6 IBM Wave Command-Line Interface preparation
    2. 3.2 Preparing your own worksheets
  10. Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
    1. 4.1 Preinstallation tasks
      1. 4.1.1 Managed Linux system prerequisites
      2. 4.1.2 Preinstallation configuration tasks for z/VM
      3. 4.1.3 z/VM system management application programming interface
      4. 4.1.4 DirMaint
      5. 4.1.5 TCP/IP for z/VM
      6. 4.1.6 Performance Toolkit
      7. 4.1.7 Single-system image definitions
      8. 4.1.8 RACF definitions
      9. 4.1.9 SCSI DASD definitions
    2. 4.2 IBM Wave installation
      1. 4.2.1 IBM Wave V1.1.0 base installation
      2. 4.2.2 IBM Wave V1.2 installation
      3. 4.2.3 Logging in to IBM Wave V1.2
      4. 4.2.4 Adding a central processor complex
      5. 4.2.5 Defining a system
      6. 4.2.6 Auto detecting a system
      7. 4.2.7 How to correct alerts from Auto Detect
    3. 4.3 IBM Wave Command-Line Interface installation
      1. 4.3.1 IBM Wave CLI in Windows
  11. Part 2 Using IBM Wave for z/VM
  12. Chapter 5. Managing and operating the user interface environment
    1. 5.1 IBM Wave 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 Enviroment 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 Entering Single User Mode
      2. 5.10.2 Backing up the IBM Wave database
    11. 5.11 Using the IBM Wave Command-Line Interface
      1. 5.11.1 Using CLI in Windows
    12. 5.12 Communication-Less Connection technology
  13. Chapter 6. Managing IBM 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 the details of a z/VM user ID
      3. 6.1.3 Activating a z/VM user ID
      4. 6.1.4 Logging in to Conversational Monitoring System 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 The Storage tab
      2. 6.3.2 Identifying the volume status
      3. 6.3.3 Attaching DASD volumes to a system
      4. 6.3.4 Including a volume for DirMaint
      5. 6.3.5 Creating a group
    4. 6.4 Managing the network
      1. 6.4.1 Creating a vSwitch
      2. 6.4.2 Creating a virtual network segment
    5. 6.5 Managing z/VM SSI clusters
      1. 6.5.1 Live Guest Relocation
  14. Chapter 7. Managing Linux virtual machines
    1. 7.1 Preparing to install Linux on the virtual machine
      1. 7.1.1 Installing an X server on your workstation
      2. 7.1.2 Logging 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
    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
    4. 7.4 Creating a golden master
    5. 7.5 Cloning virtual machines from a golden master
  15. Chapter 8. IBM Wave for z/VM parameters
    1. 8.1 IBM Wave Parameters window
    2. 8.2 General parameters
      1. 8.2.1 Update intervals
      2. 8.2.2 BTS work units
    3. 8.3 BTS Manager window
      1. 8.3.1 General Information
      2. 8.3.2 Scheduling
      3. 8.3.3 Internal BTS Request Statistics
    4. 8.4 Restarting the BTS
    5. 8.5 Dumping the BTS
  16. Appendix A. Miscellaneous
    1. IBM Wave for z/VM fix pack installation
    2. Customization with other security managers
    3. Wave CLI helper file
    4. Wave flow charts
  17. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  18. Back cover