In February 2000, Scott Courtney's article "S/390: The Linux Dream Machine" was published on LinuxPlanet.com, and raised the level of awareness of mainframe Linux in the general Open Source community. This presentation is a retrospective on how, largely by accident and coincidence, that article came to be, and how mainframe Linux has changed since those early days. PDF
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The VM operating system allows many hundreds, or even thousands, of Linux images to run simultaneously in their own virtual machines on a single IBM S/390 or zSeries mainframe. In this presentation, created by David Boyes and presented at SHARE 98 by Scott Courtney, we examine what happens when the number of running Linux images is pushed to its extreme limits. A history of the widely-known "Test Plan Charlie" and lesser-known "Test Plan Omega" demonstrations is included in the presentation. PDF
"What is it about that penguin?"
Linux and other Open Source software offers both technical and business benefits. To an IT executive, the technical merits of Linux may seem to be little more than geeks wanting to show off their "coolness." This presentation by Scott Courtney attempts to bridge the gap, explaining what it is about Linux that has the geeks raving, and how the "coolness" of Linux can actually translate to business advantage. PDF
One of the most beneficial aspects of running Linux in a VM environment is the ability to quickly replicate, or "clone", an existing Linux system to create a new instance. Kris Van Hees explains how to exploit this time-saving capability. PDF
Kris Van Hees explains how to deploy the Andrew File System on S/390 and zSeries Linux systems. PDF
Scott Courtney introduces the common Linux/UNIX text utilities, in a presentation intended for those who are comfortable with the mainframe command shells but new to Linux. Presented at SHARE 98 and at WAVV 2002. PDF
David Boyes shares his "Top 10 Practices." PDFMy “Top 10”
David Boyes' presentation on estimating capacity for Linux workloads.PDF
Presentation by David Boyes on how to use Linux for enterprise infrastructure. PDF
Presentation by David Boyes on using the z/VM PROP facility to manage and automate Linux for S/390 and zSeries. PDF
- Review of PROP Functions
- PROP for Linux
- What Do We Automate?
- How Clever Can You Be?
- PLINUX: The Tool
- PLIng: Expanding PLINUX using ssh and syslog