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
The VM (Virtual Machine) operating system
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
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