Practical Migration from x86 to LinuxONE

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 06 November 2020

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Authors: Lydia Parziale, Michel Beaulieu, Felipe Cardeneti Mendes, Guilherme Nogueira, Lena Roesch


This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are considering a migration from their x86 distributed servers to LinuxONE. This book walks you through some of the important considerations and planning issues that you might encounter during a migration project. Within the context of a pre-existing UNIX based or x86 environment, it presents an end-to-end view of the technical challenges and methods necessary to complete a successful migration to LinuxONE.

Table of contents

Part 1. Decision-making
Chapter 1. Benefits of migrating workloads to LinuxONE
Chapter 2. Analyze and understand
Chapter 3. Virtualization concepts
Part 2. Migration
Chapter 4. Migration process
Chapter 5. Migration analysis
Chapter 6. Hands-on migration
Chapter 7. Post migration considerations
Part 3. Deployment
Chapter 8. Deployment of workloads
Part 4. Appendix
Appendix A. Additional use case scenarios

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