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16484: z/VM Installation or Migration or Upgrade Hands-on Lab, Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Redwood (Level 2) (Sheraton Seattle)
Speaker: Richard Lewis(IBM Corporation)
  • z/VM Hands-on Lab (700.2 kB)
  • If you are new to z/VM or experienced with z/VM this workshop has something for you. You can choose one of three options:

    • z/VM 6.3 SSI Installation and Configuration
    • z/VM 6.3 non-SSI to SSI Migration
    • z/VM 6.2 to z/VM 6.3 Upgrade In Place

    If you are new to z/VM you will have the opportunity to install the latest z/VM release into a two member Single System Image cluster.  We will also cover some VM basics to help get you oriented to the operating system.  No previous z/VM experience is necessary.  If you are an experienced z/VM system programmer and have already installed z/VM  in a non-SSI environment, then you will have the opportunity to go through all of the steps to migrate the latest release of z/VM already installed as a 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.  You may also choose to take an already installed non-SSI z/VM 6.2 system and use the new z/VM 6.3 upgrade in place procedure.  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 the latest level of z/VM 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 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 the latest release of z/VM running Linux virtual machines, simulating a production environment.  This workshop has been updated to include the recently available z/VM 6.3.

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