This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) on IBM Z® and how it can use the z/Architecture®. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build, manage, and monitor a KVM on Z environment.
This publication applies to the supported Linux on Z distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu).
This IBM Redbooks publication is useful to IT architects, system administrators, and users who plan for and install KVM on IBM Z. The reader is expected to have an understanding of IBM Z hardware, KVM, Linux on Z, and virtualization concepts.
Chapter 1. Understanding the Kernel-based Virtual Machine on IBM Z
Chapter 2. Planning for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine host and guest
Chapter 3. Preparing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine environment for virtual machine use
Chapter 4. Preparing the SLES Kernel-based Virtual Machine environment for virtual machine use
Chapter 5. Preparing the Ubuntu Kernel-based Virtual Machine environment for virtual machine use
Chapter 6. Managing the Kernel-based Virtual Machine environment
Chapter 7. High Availability for IBM General Parallel File System
Chapter 8. Using IBM Secure Execution
Chapter 9. IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center on Kernel-based Virtual Machines
Appendix A. Live Virtual Server Migration
Appendix B. Kernel-based Virtual Machine LPAR live migration
Appendix C. Scripts for SLES guest installation