Blog entries are related to the mainframe operating system z/VSE. Ingolf will share news, hints & tips or any topic. The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.
I know, some of my z/VSE blog readers are also interested in Linux on z Systems. On Monday there was an interesting announcement about Docker containers and Linux on z Systems. A Statement of Direction (SOD) was announced: IBM plans to deliver Docker Datacenter for Linux on IBM z Systems and LinuxOne servers . The announcement details are here .
This is my 850th blog entry. There was a discussion on VSE-L about the Linux Fast Path (LFP) and z/VSE Appliances. Therefore I want to summarize what z Systems processors provide. The z/VSE Network Appliance (VNA) and the z/VSE z/VM IP Assist (VIA) can be exploited with z/VSE's Linux Fast Path (LFP) function. First a few details about the Linux Fast Path (LFP) : With LFP a TCP/IP application on z/VSE can communicate with a small program (LFP daemon) running on Linux on z Systems. The daemon communicates through the Linux TCP/IP stack... [More]