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Find the latest solution assurance recommendations and white papers for Linux on Z and LinuxONE.

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PCIe RoCE Express Network Guide

PCIe RoCE express (RoCE) is a network adapter for IBM Z and LinuxONE hardware that provides state-of-the-art networking capabilities. Find out how to install to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in an LPAR (natively) on IBM Z or LinuxONE using RoCE, and how to add RoCE as an additional interface to an existing LPAR (natively).

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PCIe RoCE Express network guide

Creation date
May 2022

High Availability Clustering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Mission-critical workloads cannot rely on environments with a single point of failure. A high-availability clustering-solution ensures the continuous operation of the environment. Each section provides an overview of the basics followed by an example. Topics include setting up an LPAR cluster with a KVM guest as a resource.

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High Availability Clustering with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8

Creation date
December 2021

IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Installation example on IBM z/VM

With IBM Cloud® Infrastructure Center you can manage the lifecycle of virtual machines that are based on the IBM® z/VM® and Red Hat KVM hypervisors. This presentation guides you through an installation example of Cloud Infrastructure Center onz/VM 7.2 running on an IBM z15™ system. It reflects our experience with best practices.

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IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Installation example on IBM z/VM

Creation date
December 2021

CPUMF - Recommendations for Linux on Z

This presentation gives a brief introduction to the CPU Measurement Facilities. It describes how to enable counter sets and sampling, and how to record and visualize the hardware and software perf events. It also shows how to use perf to record counter statistics and measure the exploitation of specific hardware features through Linux on Z.

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CPUMF - Recommendations for Linux on Z

Latest update
November 2021

High Availability Clustering with RHEL 7/8 and z/VM - Advanced setup

In production environments, applications are often deployed across multiple IBM Z® hardware systems to address maintenance windows or unplanned outages. This presentation explores high availability with two Z hardware systems and a z/VM SSI environment. It examines how high availability can be built with the RHEL HA solution and which challenges arise with two hardware systems.

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High Availability Clustering with RHEL 7/8 and z/VM - Advanced setup

Creation date
August 2021

kdump - Recommendations for Linux on IBM Z

Find an overview and recommendations about how to configure kdump for on Red Hat and SUSE distributions. This topic explains, with examples, the kdump configuration, kernel page filtering, hardware-accelerated compression and how to debug the kdump setup.

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kdump - Recommendations for Linux on IBM Z

Creation date
June 2021

Monitoring with RHEL 8 and KVM - Getting Started, Hints and Tips

Monitoring virtualized environments with numerous KVM guests can be a challenge, and using suitable tooling is critical. This presentation explores the most important KVM related monitoring tools (kvm_stat, sysstat, pcp, and perf_kvm).

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Monitoring with RHEL 8 and KVM - Getting Started, Hints and Tips

Creation date
May 2021

High Availability Clustering with RHEL 8 and z/VM - Getting Started, Hints and Tips

Mission-critical workloads must not rely on environments with a single point of failure. A high availability clustering solution ensures the continuous operation of the environment. This presentation provides step-by-step guidance for an active-passive failover setup with Red Hat high-availability on z/VM.

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High Availability Clustering with RHEL 8 and z/VM - Getting Started, Hints and Tips

Creation date
March 2021