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IBM Personal Communications and IBM z/OS TTLS Enablement: Technical Enablement Series

Redpaper, published 23 May 2019, last updated 26 Jun 2019

The purpose of this document is to complete the task of introducing Transport Layer Security to z/OS® so IBM Personal Communications (PCOMM) uses TLS security. This document walks you through enabling Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS) on your IBM z/OS for use with a PCOMM TN3270 connection. When you complete this task, you require a certificate to access your TN3270 PCOMM session. You work with the following products and components:
- TN3270
- INET (maybe)
This document assumes that the reader has extensive knowledge of ... [more]

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IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 14 May 2019

IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator is a workload optimized appliance add-on to IBM DB2® for IBM z/OS® that enables the integration of analytic insights into operational processes to drive business critical analytics and exceptional business value. Together, the Db2 Analytics Accelerator and DB2 for z/OS form an integrated hybrid environment that can run transaction processing, complex analytical, and reporting workloads concurrently and efficiently. With IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7, the following flexible deployment options are introduced:

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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2019, last updated 6 May 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]

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IBM zPDT Guide and Reference
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 1 May 2019

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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Getting Started with Linux on Z Encryption for Data At-Rest

Redbooks, published 4 Apr 2019, last updated 8 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a general explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on Linux on IBM Z encryption for data at-rest. It also describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a Linux on Z encryption environment for . In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment. It offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in Linux on Z volume encryption environments. This publication is intended for IT architects, system ... [more]

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Getting Started with Docker Enterprise Edition on IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2019

What is the difference between a virtual machine and a Docker container? A virtual machine (VM) is like a house. It is fully contained with its own plumbing and heating and cooling system. If you want another house, you build a new foundation, with new walls, new plumbing, and its own heating and cooling system. VMs are large. They start their own operating systems. Containers are like apartments in an apartment building. They share infrastructure. They can be many different sizes. You can have different sizes depending on the needs. Containers “live” in a Docker host. If you build a ... [more]

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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2018, last updated 3 Jan 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z family of mainframes, which includes these systems:
- IBM z14®
- IBM z14 Model ZR1
- IBM z13®
- IBM z13s™
- IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
- IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and ... [more]

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IBM z14 Configuration Setup

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2017, last updated 3 Jan 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14. The z14 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the functions of the z14, see IBM z14 ... [more]

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Accelerating Digital Transformation on Z Using Data Virtualization

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2018, last updated 18 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces a new data virtualization capability that enables IBM z/OS® data to be combined with other enterprise data sources in real-time, which allows applications to access any live enterprise data anytime and use the power and efficiencies of the IBM Z® platform. Modern businesses need actionable and timely insight from current data. They cannot afford the time that is necessary to copy and transform data. They also cannot afford to secure and protect each copy of personally identifiable information and corporate intellectual property. Data virtualization ... [more]

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Reduce Storage Occupancy and Increase Operations Efficiency with IBM zEnterprise Data Compression

Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2015, last updated 17 Dec 2018

IBM® zEnterprise® Data Compression (zEDC) capability and the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe or PCI Express) hardware adapter called zEDC Express were announced in July 2013 as enhancements to the IBM z/OS® V2.1 operating system (OS) and the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). zEDC is optimized for use with large sequential files, and uses an industry-standard compression library. zEDC can help to improve disk usage and optimize cross-platform exchange of data with minimal effect on processor usage. The first candidate for such compression was ... [more]


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