Mz is a set of bash scripts to do systems management of z/VM and Linux on System z (mainframe). A Linux system with the Mz RPM installed is an "Mz server". Other Linux systems under the same z/VM can be managed by this server. These are called "Mz clients", however, there is no special client code needed. The Secure Shell (SSH) is used for communication among Mz servers and clients. Except for sshd, Mz is effectively "agentless". Mz servers store data about all systems in a hierarchy of Linux directories and files. This enables fast access to data and leverages the rich set of tools that manipulate Linux file systems.
Mz also provides a simple but powerful Web interface so running a Web server is recommended.
There are three main branches of this "Mz tree":
(1) Systems - CECs, LPARs, z/VMs, Virtual machines and Linux systems
(2) Appliances - images of systems captured in OVF format
(3) SSI-clusters - Single system image clusters on z/VM 6.2 and later
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