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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3 by Ken Werner, Paul W Novak, Felipe Miranda, Berthold Gunreben, Lydia Parziale

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Planning
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
— Albert Einstein
This chapter covers the planning of hardware, software, and networking resources that you need to do before you attempt to install z/VM and Linux.
It begins by describing planning for a z/VM single system image (SSI) cluster followed by discussion of the bill of materials, which is a listing of all of the necessary resources. Next, it describes standardized conventions that are adopted for labeling 3390 disk volumes and other resources. Finally, ...

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