Ive been asked why the decision was made to split the IBM Redbooks publication, The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3 into three volumes:
|1.||The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147-01|
|2.||The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers, SG24-8303-00
Redbooks, published 26 August 2015, last updated 2 September 2015, Rating: (based on 1 review)
|3.||The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890-00
Redbooks, published 13 October 2015
The biggest reason to split the books is that this will allow us to update books as new versions come along instead of waiting. It will allow for our resident teams to work more in depth on each volume to provide a deeper dive into the content of each volume. Additionally, if you only want to learn more about one of the volumes, you can just download that volume. It's a more streamlined way of getting and finding the content you need, when you need it.
What are your thoughts on going forward with this publication? Should we merge them back together in the next iteration or keep them separate?
And by the way, if you are looking for the previous version of the IBM Redbooks publication, The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3? You can now find it here: