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Automatically Logging on a User at Linux System Boot time for Console Management



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Michael Sine
Tracy Dean


Document ID:

WP101634


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

11/21/2016


Product(s) covered:

IBM Operations Manager for z/VM; Linux on zSeries; Systems Management; z/VM







Abstract: Using console management tools like IBM Operations Manager for z/VM greatly enhances the management and operations of Linux virtual machines hosted by z/VM. It is often desirable to have the console manager issue commands and respond to the command’s output. This can be done with an active Linux virtual machine but requires that a Linux user ID be logged on to the console device. While the console manager can script the logon of a Linux user ID on the virtual machine console, this introduces challenges in password management as well as potential violations of corporate security policies. Solutions like a modified sulogin may be used, but this solution requires root to be the login id. This might also be a potential violation of corporate policies.

Automatically Logging On a User at Linux System Boot time with Systemd FINAL.pdfAutomatically Logging On a User at Linux System Boot time with Systemd FINAL.pdf



Classification:

Software

Category:

Operational Management

Solution(s):

Cloud



Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software; Tivoli

O/S:

VM

Keywords:

Operations Manager for z/VM, OpsMgr, systemd, automation, viewcon, opmgrm1, Automatically Loggin on a User, Linux System Boot time


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