>>> On 9/21/2016 at 04:45 PM, Rick Troth <r...@casita.net> wrote: 
> On 09/15/2016 03:49 AM, Stefan Raspl wrote:
>> QEMU v2.7 is out! See
>> kvmonz.blogspot.com/2016/09/qemu-v27-released.html for a list of
>> highlights for KVM on z.
> Speaking of which ... does anyone know the ins-and-outs of using QEMU
> for z "guests" without KVM?

I'm not aware of any way to do that.

> I've used QEMU to present other architectures. (Was running SPARC just
> last week.) But QEMU is very PC-oriented, so it's tough to wade through
> the doco for mainframe hints. Will QEMU even do 3390 or 3370? or OSA or
> LCS? The para-virt disk and NIC are nice for a lot of use cases, but

To my knowledge, no.  All that is there are the virtio-ccw devices.

> they present a short-fall in the grand picture of full capability we all
> hope to see.

> Hercules works fine. Nothing wrong with it, except that libvirt won't
> talk to it. Ah! Now there's a novel idea: hypervisors and emulators
> which can be managed through a common utility or protocol. So QEMU is
> interesting if perhaps I can launch 'virt-mangler' and bring my
> Linux/390 into the same console as the other kiddos.

This works if you have libvirtd running on the host LPAR.  I've used it many 

Mark Post

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