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Set up Linux on IBM System z for Production by Qi Ye, Junius Mills, Livio Sousa, David Borges De Sousa, Saulo Silva, Lydia Parziale

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Hardware planning considerations
This chapter describes the hardware considerations that must be taken in to account when moving from a Test/Dev environment to a production environment. We describe the memory management from a Linux and z/VM perspective as well as the characteristics. We illustrate the adding of memory to a Linux guest and the steps necessary to expand memory dynamically. Fibre Channel connection (FICON) and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channel considerations are described and where we would select the guest that would best use ...

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