This encyclopaedic reference shows how to exploit VM/ESA, the premier IBM client/server and interactive mainframe operating system, with step-by-step guidance through evaluating, planning, installation, and operation. Written by two dozen IBM and industry VM experts and featuring detailed coverage of VM/ESA components, techniques, and exploitation, the handbook shows how to: evaluate VM/ESA against data processing requirements and alternative platforms; manage, administer, and debug VM/ESA systems; master VM/ESA capacity planning, performance analysis, tuning, security, and other critical areas; navigate potential pitfalls and problems involved in converting from earlier VM versions; exploit CMS multitasking, VMSES/E, data spaces, and dynamic CP reconfiguration; implement VM functions as service virtual machines and run operating systems as VM/ESA "guests"; apply features of the newest VM/ESA Releases, 1.1, and 2.0; select appropriate add-on software to enhance VM/ESA operation and usage; and more. Fully exploring the architecture and application of the newest VM/ESA systems, this reference provides essential information for system programmers, data center managers, application developers, system analysts, and anyone else evaluating or involved with any VM version. A companion volume will enhance VM/ESA productivity with tips and techniques for exploiting end-user facilities and applications.
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