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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3 by Daniel Ruutz, Filipe Miranda, Michael MacIsaac, Berthold Gunreben, Marian Gasparovic, Lydia Parziale

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Planning
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
— Albert Einstein
This chapter covers the planning that should be done before installing z/VM and Linux. It begins by describing planning for a z/VM single system image (SSI), then a bill of materials, or all the resources that you need. Next, it describes conventions that are adopted for labeling 3390 volumes. Finally, resource worksheets are presented for the following resources:
z/VM resources
Linux resources
Linux virtual machines
2.1 Planning for an SSI and ...

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