The IBM Wave interface provides an innovative approach to the task of managing one or multiple IBM Z® systems. Each system can be configured with one or many z/VM instances that can each run virtual Linux servers.
IBM Wave has a unique graphical display of the virtual server environment and physical infrastructure that includes the following features:Physical servers (mainframes)
z/VM instances (LPARs)
Virtual Linux server objects
Virtual Networks (Guest LANs and VSwitches)
Virtual Servers to Virtual Network connections
Storage volumes and storage groups
The graphical user interface (GUI) provides all the procedures and functions that are necessary for routine management and provisioning tasks and special operations. IBM Wave is intended to help eliminate the learning curve that is typically needed to manage and control z/VM and Linux guests.
IBM Wave abstracts the z/Architecture® and z/VM virtualization infrastructure to help Linux system administrators continue to manage their servers with the skill-set they currently possess. The convenience allows for day-to-day operations, along with large scale (virtual) hardware configuration changes, to be completed without the expertise that is often required from the z/VM system group.
IBM Wave provides the ability for IT organizations and service providers to simplify and automate z/VM administration, which makes it an ideal solution for medium-to-large scale consolidation projects in the IBM z/VM environment.
With IBM Wave for z/VM, the following are just a few of the tasks that you can click to complete:Perform basic z/VM guest actions, such as activate, deactivate, recycle, pause, and resume.
Provision virtual resources, such as z/VM guests, network, and storage.
Capture and clone virtual servers across every LPAR.
Create and configure VSwitch and guest LANs.
Connect virtual servers to virtual networks.
Install Linux on a virtual guest.
Relocate virtual guests with live guest relocation.
Display and monitor page and spool and add and remove disks.
Provision and track storage or free OSA and HiperSockets devices that use device pools.
Manage storage at the z/VM level, such as dedicating devices, adding minidisks, and managing FCP storage.
Manage Linux environment with the creation and expansion of LVM volume groups, regular partitions, and logical volumes.