Linux on an integrated xSeries solution
This will help you learn about using x86-based Linux® solutions on the iSeries™ integrated server platforms.
The x86-based integrated server platforms for iSeries servers consist of:
- Integrated xSeries Server (IXS)
- Integrated xSeries Adapter attached xSeries (IXA)
- iSCSI HBA attached BladeCenter and xSeries (iSCSI HBA)
There are numerous applications that are developed for x86 Linux. Take advantage of all of these applications by integrating Linux using the integrated server platforms.
Linux running on the integrated server platforms allows you to use the virtual disk, virtual optical, and virtual tape of the iSeries. There are several benefits to putting Linux on the iSeries. Linux is built on the same concepts that integrated xSeries servers use.
- Management of i5/OS® and Linux servers from a central location.
- Dynamically link and unlink additional virtual storage for backup or other maintenance.
- i5/OS backup provides for the Linux storage area to be backed up with the normal i5/OS backup.
- Logical servers allow testing with the production image and hardware.
- Easily switch the production environment to another server if a maintenance or a hardware error causes the server to go down.
- Reduced total cost of ownership with the iSeries warranty and maintenance coverage of the IXS.
This topic collection is the updated version of the Implementing Linux on Integrated xSeries® Solutions for iSeries Redbook™. See Related information.
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- x86 Linux on iSeries
Learn how the x86 Linux on iSeries platform differs from other IBM® offerings.
- Planning the installation
This topic covers planning for the installation of Linux on the integrated server platforms.
- Installing the hardware
This topic describes how to install and configure the integrated server hardware.
- Completing the preinstallation tasks
Before installing Linux on your integrated server, the following tasks need to be completed.
- Starting the installation from i5/OS
This topic describes the installation of Linux initiated from an i5/OS command line.
- Completing the installation from the Linux console
This topic introduces how to complete the integrated server installation with the Linux console. The task varies depending on the distribution and integrated server platform.
- Completing the postinstallation tasks
You must perform some postinstallation tasks in order to complete the setup of the integrated Linux server.
- Maintaining the Linux integration code
This topic discusses how to maintain and manage your integrated Linux server code.
- i5/OS operations for integrated Linux servers
This topic introduces using i5/OS to manage your integrated Linux servers.
- Networking integrated servers
This topic introduces methods to network your integrated Linux servers.
- Managing Linux drives
This topic describes information and advice on how to manage iSeries disk storage allocated to integrated Linux servers.
- Linux-centric backup and recovery
This topic introduces the techniques you can use to perform Linux-centric backup and recovery on an Integrated xSeries Server or Integrated xSeries Adapter running Linux.
- Troubleshooting integrated Linux servers
Resolve problems with integrated Linux servers.
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