For z Systems optimizations are essential to keep the consolidation ratio high and make the best use of the hardware. As more and more open source software is ported to Linux on z / LinuxONE Kevin Shum has posted his … Read the rest
There is a new whitepaper on TechDocs, that describes the HowTo setup the Linux distributions RHEL 7.2 and SLES 12 SP1, so that OpenSSH (and all workloads using this) really benefit from the hardware encryption delivered with System z.
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In this post I’ll try to summarize which distribution levels, packages, APARs, PTFs etc are needed to exploit a given z13 (performance) function. I expect this to change over time, so please revisit for updates.
For the virtualization layers I … Read the rest