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IBM zPDT Guide and Reference: System z Personal Development Tool
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 2 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details about the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®), which produces a small System z environment suitable for application development. zPDT is a PC Linux application. When zPDT is installed (on Linux), normal System z operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) can be run on it. zPDT provides the basic System z architecture and emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, 3270 interfaces, OSA interfaces, and so on. The systems that are discussed in this document are complex. They have elements of Linux (for ... [more]


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Microservices Best Practices for Java
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2016, last updated 13 Mar 2017

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers Microservices best practices for Java. It focuses on creating cloud native applications using the latest version of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty, IBM Bluemix® and other Open Source Frameworks in the Microservices ecosystem to highlight ... [more]


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IBM Business Process Manager Operations Guide
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides operations teams with architectural design patterns and guidelines for the day-to-day challenges that they face when managing their IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) infrastructure. Today, IBM BPM L2 and L3 Support and SWAT teams are constantly advising customers how to deal with the following common challenges:
- Deployment options (on-premises, patterns, cloud, and so on)
- Administration
- DevOps
- Automation
- Performance monitoring and tuning
- Infrastructure management
- Scalability
- High Availability ... [more]


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IBM HTTP Server on z/OS: Migrating from Domino-powered to Apache-powered
z Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2016, last updated 12 Dec 2016

Users of IBM® z/OS® for the past several years had a choice of two HTTP Servers that they can use. Now, one server became strategic while the other is no longer supported with z/OS V2.2. IHS powered by Apache supports IPv6 and 64-bit execution and includes security authentication and authorization capabilities that are similar to those capabilities that are provided in IHS powered by IBM Domino®. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is aimed at technicians who are responsible for planning and deploying system software. It provides informationon about the various features that are available in IBM ... [more]


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Evolve the Monolith to Microservices with Java and Node
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 5 Dec 2016

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. This IBM® Redbooks® publication shows how to break out a traditional Java EE application into separate microservices and provides a set of code projects that illustrate the various steps along the way. These code projects use the IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty, IBM API Connect™, IBM ... [more]


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Working with IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud for Basic Daily Operations
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 22 Nov 2016

IBM® Business Process Manager on Cloud is an IBM subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) capabilities. BPM on Cloud provides secure and scalable operating environments that allow for development, testing, and execution of BPM projects. As a BPM on Cloud customer, you will work with the IBM BPM on Cloud team to achieve your goals. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide enhances your awareness that some common operational activities include responsibilities from you as well as from the IBM BPM on Cloud team. This guide focuses primarily on the ... [more]


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Automated Application Delivery with OpenStack Heat Patterns
Cloud

Redpaper, published 21 Nov 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication focuses on demonstrating how to build, deploy, and manage OpenStack Heat Patterns on IBM PureApplication® Systems. This paper addresses the topic of automated application deployment and delivery through patterns. In particular, it focuses on patterns based on open source technologies, primarily OpenStack.


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 4 of a series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other volumes in the series are:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is advised that you start with Volume 1 of this series, because the IBM z/VM® Hypervisor is the foundation for ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM API Connect: Scenarios Guide
Application Integration

Redpaper, published 8 Sep 2016

IBM® API Connect is an API management solution from IBM that offers capabilities to create, run, manage, and secure APIs and microservices. By using these capabilities, the full lifecycle of APIs for on-premises and cloud environments can be managed. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes practical scenarios that show the API Connect capabilities for managing the full API life cycle, creating, running, securing, and managing the APIs. This Redpaper publication is targeted to users of an API Connect based API strategy, developers, IT architects, and technical evangelists. If you are not ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM API Connect: Concepts and Architecture Guide
Application Integration

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2016, last updated 8 Sep 2016

Application programming interfaces (API) act as the digital glue that links services, applications, and systems together to create compelling customer experiences. Using APIs you can create interfaces between back-end systems and applications that can help you bring new digital services to market, open revenue channels, and exceed customer expectations. IBM® API Connect is an API management solution from IBM that offers capabilities to create, run, manage, and secure APIs and microservices, thus managing the full lifecycle of APIs for both on-premises and cloud environments. This IBM ... [more]


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Delivering Consistency and Automation with Operational Runbooks
IT Service Management

Redpaper, published 24 Aug 2016

There is a greater need today to integrate and unify IT delivery through tools that provide capabilities in advanced analytics and automation. IBM® has recently introduced two integrated services on the software as a service (SaaS) model that effectively combine advanced analytics capabilities with automation. These two services are IBM Alert Notification service and the IBM Runbook Automation service. Both services are available to everyone including existing IBM Netcool® Operations Insight™ customers. IBM Alert Notification is a separately available SaaS service to deliver alert ... [more]


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IBM Netcool Operations Insight: A Scenarios Guide
IT Service Management

Redbooks, published 20 Jul 2016

IBM® Netcool® Operations Insight empowers your IT operations to use real-time and historical analytics to identify, isolate, and resolve problems before they affect your business. Powered by IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus and the transformative capabilities of cognitive analytics, Netcool Operations Insight consolidates millions of alerts from across local, cloud, and hybrid environments into a few actionable problems. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of Netcool Operations Insight and describes several scenarios that show the capabilities of this solution in a ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: A CPU Utilization Study of Java EE applications running in CICS TS V5.3
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a study of the performance of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that is hosted by an IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS) V5.3 Liberty JVM server that uses the standard mode of operation that is provided by APAR PI58375. In this mode, nearly all of the application’s central processing unit (CPU) consumption can be off-loaded to IBM System z® Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), which minimizes the total cost of computing for such a workload. The target audience for this Redpaper publication is Capacity Planners and ... [more]


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Microservices from Theory to Practice: Creating Applications in IBM Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 26 Aug 2015, last updated 4 Apr 2016

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. They communicate with each other using language-neutral protocols, such as Representational State Transfer (REST), or messaging applications, such as IBM® MQ Light. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of this increasingly popular architectural style, and provides some ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Event Integration: Integrate Your Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 12 Feb 2016, last updated 18 Feb 2016

The event-centric hybrid cloud integration revolves around applications running based on events or messages. The new event-centric approach to hybrid cloud aims to simplify the task of managing these messages while increasing the overall reliability of the system. Event-centric applications work well in the cloud due to the varying intensity and frequency of events. These fluctuations fit well into a cloud infrastructure that can dynamically scale to fit those needs. An event-centric approach cuts down on communication overhead for an application, thus helping to speed up the development ... [more]


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Modernizing Your Business Applications with IBM CICS and Liberty
z Systems Software

Solution Guide, published 15 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides the information necessary for you to understand IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty (Liberty) within IBM CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3. With this understanding, you can take advantage of the Java EE 6 Web Profile capabilities for running new types of applications in the CICS runtime. Liberty is an asset to your organization, whether you intend to extend existing enterprise services hosted in CICS, or develop new web-based applications supporting new lines of business. Fundamentally, Liberty is a highly composable, dynamic ... [more]


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Establishing a Secure Hybrid Cloud with the IBM PureApplication Family
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication takes you on a hybrid cloud journey with IBM PureApplication® System and PureApplication Service: from the what, over the why, and to the how. We outline the needs for a hybrid PureApplication cloud and we describe how to build a strategy. We provide advice about the components, including security. Through use cases, we define the need and the strategy for a hybrid cloud implementation with IBM PureApplication System, Software, or Service. The target audience for this book varies from anyone who is interested in learning more about a true hybrid cloud solution ... [more]


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Secure Hybrid Cloud Architecture with the PureApplication Family
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 4 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide outlines how products in the IBM PureApplication® family, IBM Cloud Orchestrator, and Open technologies can be designed to create a secure hybrid cloud solution.


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Integrating IBM PureApplication System into an Existing Data Center
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the integration of IBM PureApplication® System and IBM PureApplication Software into an existing data center. This publication describes certain scenarios that are considered critical (based on IBM client experiences) for a successful implementation of PureApplication Software or PureApplication System into an existing data center. It covers the planning, installation, and configuration of both PureApplication System and PureApplication Software. Both PureApplication System and PureApplication Software offer on-premises solutions that use proven ... [more]


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Using Liberty for DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an example approach for an agile IT team to implement DevOps capabilities in their software delivery of a Java application. We introduce several tools that show how teams can achieve transparency, traceability, and automation in their application lifecycle to all of the stakeholders to deliver a high-quality application that meets its initial requirements. The application that is built highlights the composable and dynamic nature of the Liberty run time. The Liberty run time helps developers to get their applications up and running quickly by using ... [more]


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