OSA-Express Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 June 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439436
ISBN-13: 9780738439433
IBM Form #: SG24-5948-06
(292 pages)

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Authors: Mike Ebbers, Wonjin Chung, Dody Kurniadi, Joselito Manoto

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you to install, tailor, and configure the Open Systems Adapter (OSA) features that are available on IBM zEnterprise® servers. It focuses on the hardware installation and the software definitions that are necessary to provide connectivity to LAN environments. This information will help you with planning and system setup. This book also includes helpful utilities and commands for monitoring and managing the OSA features.

This information will be helpful to systems engineers, network administrators, and system programmers who plan for and install OSA features. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM System z® hardware, Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) or the input/output configuration program (IOCP), Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF), Systems Network Architecture/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (SNA/APPN), and TCP/IP protocol.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Open Systems Adapter overview
Chapter 2. Quick Start guide
Chapter 3. Hardware configuration definitions
Chapter 4. QDIO mode for the IBM z/OS operating system
Chapter 5. QDIO mode for the IBM z/VM operating system
Chapter 6. Non-QDIO mode for the IBM z/OS operating system
Chapter 7. Non-QDIO mode for the IBM z/VM operating system
Chapter 8. QDIO and non-QDIO modes for the IBM z/VSE operating system
Chapter 9. IBM z/OS virtual MAC support
Chapter 10. VLAN support
Chapter 11. z/VM virtual switch
Appendix A. Open Systems Adapter-Express features
Appendix B. Network Traffic Analyzer
Appendix C. Hardware Management Console and Support Element tasks
Appendix D. Useful setup and verification commands
Appendix E. Using the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility
Appendix F. Using the OSA/SF operating system-based interface
Appendix G. TCP/IP Passthru mode
Appendix H. Our configuration definitions
Appendix I. Address Resolution Protocol takeover
Appendix J. Resource Measurement Facility in an OSA environment
Appendix K. Authorization in the IBM z/VM operating system

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