Introduction to Linux on the IBM mainframe under z/VM
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
— Albert Einstein
This chapter provides a concise introduction to the concept of using the z/VM platform as an enterprise Linux infrastructure on the IBM mainframe.
Initially, it covers virtualization, benefits, and the philosophy that was used in authoring this book. Next, we cover terminology, then a brief summary of z/VM components, capabilities, and enhancements. Finally, the decisions and assumptions that were made by ...