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12314: z/VM 6.2 SSI Installation and Configuration or non-SSI to SSI Migration Hands-on Lab - Part 1 of 3

Tuesday, February 5, 2013: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Union Square 23-24, Fourth Floor (San Francisco Hilton)
Speaker: Richard Lewis(IBM Corporation)

If you are new to z/VM or experienced with z/VM this workshop has something for you.  If you are new to z/VM you will have the opportunity to install z/VM 6.2 into a two member Single System Image cluster.  We will also cover some VM basics to help get you oriented to the operating system.  If you have already installed z/VM 6.2 in a non-SSI environment, then you will have the opportunity to go through all of the steps to migrate that non-SSI VM system to be a single member SSI cluster, and then clone that single member to create a second member for your cluster. This session is intended for both beginners in z/VM and those who may have familiarity with z/VM but need a refresher.  Unlike labs in the past at SHARE in this lab you will actually install z/VM 6.2 into a two node Single System Image (SSI) cluster (i.e. create two z/VM systems joined together in a single system image).  This will allow you to experience first hand the install process with the very latest release of z/VM.  Following installation you will perform the system programming configuration steps to make this SSI cluster of z/VM systems ready for a production workload.  You will customize the shared system config file, experience adding system owned volumes dynamically to your cluster, configure TCP/IP along with defining a virtual switch for Linux virtual machine connectivity.  You will also configure the directory maintenance virtual machines, and the performance toolkit.  You will also create virtual machines to run the programmable operator for event processing.  Lastly you will have a Linux guest to prepare for cloning and use VM facilities to clone that base and create two operational Linux virtual machines, moving them using live guest relocation among the members of your cluster.  At the end of the workshop you will have an SSI cluster of z/VM 6.2 nodes running Linux virtual machines, simulating a production environment.  New for San Francisco will be the option to choose a Migration exercise instead of the SSI Install exercise described above.  This option would be appropriate for someone who has already installed z/VM 6.2 using the non-SSI install method and would like to have experience migrating that system to an SSI cluster.  The migration option will take you through the process of converting an existing non-SSI 6.2 system to be a single member SSI cluster, and then cloning that member to create a second member system in the SSI cluster.  You will work with a fully configured z/VM 6.2 system that includes Linux guests so that you can test Live Guest Relocation when your conversion to an SSI cluster is complete.

Tracks: Virtualization in the Enterprise, z/VM Systems Programming and zNextGen
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