Virtual Image Facility for Linux
Enables multiple Linux images to run on a single S/390
- VIF runs natively or in an LPAR
- Does not require VM skills, but in reality is a stripped-down version of VM.
- Supports ten to hundreds of images, depending on workload
- Less capable in terms of management ability than VM, with less granularity of control.
Complements the S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux
Much more attractive engine-based pricing terms and conditions than VM.
Only runs Linux for S/390.
Copyright 2001 by Mark Post