VM Advanced Networking Services is a reference architecture developed by Sine Nomine Associates. It is designed to update the IP-based network applications and services offered by VM systems, using virtual Linux hosts, without disrupting existing CMS applications that rely on the old-style VMTCPIP stack. (PowerPoint, 135 KB)
Slides from a presentation given at a conference, trade show, or (where permitted by nondisclosure terms) a customer site.
David Boyes explains how to use the z/VM "Programmable Operator" (PROP) facility to automate management of Linux on S/390 and zSeries systems. 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. David Boyes explains how to exploit this time-saving capability. PDF
Adam Thornton offers practical advice on how Linux printing systems work and how to configure them.
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, David Boyes examines 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
A presentation on AFS (Andrew File System) by David Boyes at SHARE 97. (pdf)
Adam Thornton introduces the Linux operating system to those familiar with mainframes but new to Linux/UNIX systems.
David Boyes reviews the experience of Sine Nomine Associates and others in porting various applications to Linux on the S/390 mainframe, Intel, and other hardware platforms. PDF
David Boyes provides an overview of enterprise-class applications available for the Linux platform. PDF