18.2. Overview of the System z Installation Procedure
Booting (IPL) the installerConnect with the mainframe, then perform an initial program load (IPL), or boot, from the medium containing the installation program.
Installation Phase 1Set up an initial network device. This network device is then used to connect to the installation system via SSH or VNC. This gets you a full-screen mode terminal or graphical display to continue installation as on other architectures.
Installation Phase 2Specify which language to use, and how and where the installation program and the software packages to be installed from the repository on the Red Hat installation medium can be found.
Installation Phase 3Use anaconda (the main part of the Red Hat installation program) to perform the rest of the installation.
Figure 18.1. The Installation Process
18.2.1. Booting (IPL) the Installer
kernel.img) and initial ramdisk (
initrd.img) with at least the parameters in
generic.prm. The Linux installation system is also called the installer in this book.
- z/VM reader — refer to Section 20.1.1, “Using the z/VM Reader” for details.
- SCSI device that is attached through an FCP channel — refer to Section 20.1.3, “Using a Prepared FCP-attached SCSI Disk” for z/VM or Section 20.2.4, “Using a Prepared FCP-attached SCSI Disk” for LPAR
- FCP-attached SCSI DVD — refer to Section 20.1.4, “ Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive” for z/VM or Section 20.2.5, “Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive” for LPAR