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Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms: How to Create Robust Cost-Efficient Multiplatform z Environments by Stephen Norris, Kenneth Barrett

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CHAPTER 4

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Creating a Base Environment

Creating a basic virtualized mainframe environment is dependent on the mainframe architecture required. There are several schemes that can be employed. The first is a simple, single system configuration. This configuration can be expanded to include two or more systems running independently. Another, more complex virtual environment consists of a first level z/VM host and one or more guest systems. Any combination of these configurations can be utilized depending on the use case for the virtual environment. Regardless of which architecture is desired, the procedure for creating the environment is the same: ...

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