Mainframe Linux

Linux and related applications running on IBM S/390 and zSeries mainframe hardware

Hillgang Group Presentations July 2010

In a July 15, 2010 presentation for Hillgang, the DC Vm and Linux Users' Group, Len Diegel offered a review of current trends and challenges across the IT industry, the impact of Cloud computing, and a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compares running Linux on commodity servers (x86) with other solutions including VMware, z/VM, and public virtual solutions.

From the Hillgang abstract:

Maintained by Mark Post, is one of the most extensive web sites in the world for information about running Linux under IBM's VM operating system and hypervisor. This page is an excellent starting point for those new to mainframe Linux.

Research and Development

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ESALPS For Managing z/Linux and z/VM Performance

Barton Robinson from Velocity Software offered a presentation at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area z/VM user group, on the topic of Velocity's ESA Linux Performance Suite (ESALPS). The presentation is available for download from Velocity Software's web site, at the link below.

The white paper "provides a brief description of the requirements and the hurdles of managing performance for Linux under z/VM."


What is SWAPGEN?

SWAPGEN is tool to create and/or initialize a disk to be used for Linux swap space from an CMS environment.

Target Audience for SWAPGEN

SWAPGEN is useful for anyone running Linux guests in a z/VM environment.


SWAPGEN Features

The latest version of SWAPGEN provides:


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