IBM z/VM Upgrade in Place Process

Andy Hartman Senior Consultant IBM introduced a process they call Upgrade in Place, for moving to a new release, when they introduced z/VM 6.3. At that time, the current release was z/VM 6.2, which was also the first release to support Single System Image(SSI). For...

What’s Planned for z/VM 6.4

Andy Hartman Senior Systems Engineer IBM announced the preview of z/VM 6.4 in February of 2016. z/VM 6.4 will be the newest release of IBM’s very robust and mature z Systems’ hypervisor. z/VM has been around for more than forty years and has been enhanced all along...

Ubuntu on z Systems

Andy Hartman Senior Systems Engineer With the recent announcement from Canonical and IBM, Ubuntu is now available on z Systems. This adds a third supported distribution, along with SuSE and Red Hat, giving you a wide choice of options for running Linux on z Systems....

Dynamic Partition Manager on z Systems

Andy Hartman Sr. Systems Engineer With the new z13s and the second generation of the z13, IBM announced a new feature to manage the partitioning and setup of z Systems known as Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM). This new feature is aimed at allowing non-mainframe...