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Oracle on IBM z Systems
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 May 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on IBM® z Systems®. The enterprise-grade Linux on IBM z Systems solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from IBM z Systems®. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c ... [more]


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Migration to CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1
z Systems

Redbooks, published 10 May 2017

The IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/VSE® (CICS TS for z/VSE) 2.1 provides functions to improve application programming, system programming, system management, and data security and availability. With CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1, you can use the extended functionality of Basic Security Manager. CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 can be administrated by the IBM CICS Explorer® function on a workstation, which allows CICS management in a convenient way. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information to help you install, tailor, and configure the CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 product. The book is intended for IBM ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Platform Release 10.21
z Systems

Redpaper, published 3 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM z Systems® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols that are described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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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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IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Apr 2017

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 z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 3 High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2016, last updated 7 Apr 2017

For more than 50 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM z Systems™ platform, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R1 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2013, last updated 7 Apr 2017

For more than 40 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM System z®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 4 Security and Policy-Based Networking
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2017, last updated 21 Mar 2017

For more than 50 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases, and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM z® Systems, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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IBM CICS and Liberty: What You Need to Know
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 15 Jan 2016, last updated 15 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication, intended for architects, application developers, and system programmers, describes how to design and implement Java web-based applications in an IBM CICS® Liberty JVM server. This book is based on IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.3 (CICS TS) using the embedded IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty V8.5.5 technology. 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 composable, dynamic profile ... [more]


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zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 2 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM zPDT® 2017 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing, sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This book is a significant revision of a previous IBM Redbooks document, zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions, SG24-8315. That previous book is still available on www.redbooks.ibm.com for readers that need the z/OS® 2.1 level of this package. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard ADCD environment. It provides the ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Integration Guide for the Hybrid Cloud and API Economy
Mobile

Redpaper, published 27 Feb 2017

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed paved the way for a huge growth in cloud applications, such as those applications hosted in IBM® Bluemix®. One of the most common ways to integrate cloud applications with enterprise application logic and business data is the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). By extending enterprise applications to form a hybrid cloud environment, you can capitalize on investments ... [more]


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Benefits of Configuring More Memory in the IBM z/OS Software Stack
z Systems

Redpaper, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 18 Feb 2017

Significant performance benefits can be realized by increasing the amount of memory that is assigned to various functions in the IBM® z/OS® software stack, operating system, and middleware products. IBM DB2® and IBM MQ buffer pools, dump services, and large page usage are just a few of the functions whose ease of use and performance can be improved when more memory is made available to them. The following benefits can realized:
- Reduced I/O operations
- Reduced CPU usage
- Improved transaction response time
- Potential cost reductions
Although the magnitude ... [more]


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IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS with Service Management Unite
IT Service Management

Solution Guide, published 1 Feb 2017

IBM® Service Management Suite for z/OS provides operators a transparent view of the IBM z Systems® compute landscape, including central electronic complexes (CECs), LPARs, and Sysplexes with key performance indicators for improved problem isolation, analysis, and diagnosis. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes Service Management Suite for z/OS and its new user interface, IBM Service Management Unite, and includes high-level architectures (for each solution) with their key components. The guide also explains the integration of Service Management Unite with Service Management Suite for ... [more]


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z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs
Security

Redbooks, published 20 Sep 2016, last updated 20 Jan 2017

If you are new to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure PKI Services on IBM z/OS®. The intention is to show you a simplified set-up in which the ITSO labs were created. You can choose a similar set-up for your site in a controlled test environment where you can gain skills and experience in PKI Services on z/OS, and then move on to plan and implement it across your site. This IBM Redbooks publication is written at the z/OS Version 2 Release 2 ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Operations
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2015, last updated 10 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Operations areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “SMFLIMxx parmlib member” on page 1 describes how to set up job cancel decisions and region and MEMLIMIT values, based on the job and its environment. - Chapter 2, “REGIONX” on page 5 describes the new REGIONX JCL keyword that supports two storage specifications and with which the user can specify values for their below-the-line storage and above-the-line storage needs. - ... [more]


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IBM z13 and IBM z13s Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2016, last updated 10 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM z Systems™ platforms, the IBM z13™ and IBM z13s. It includes information about the z Systems environment and how it can help integrate data, transactions, and insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z13 and z13s are state-of-the-art data and transaction systems that deliver advanced capabilities that are vital to modern IT infrastructures. These capabilities include:
- Accelerated data and transaction serving
- Integrated analytics
- Access to the API economy
- Agile development and ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Connectivity Handbook
z Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM z Systems® family of mainframes, which includes these systems:
- IBM z13™
- IBM z13s™
- IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
- IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
- IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
- IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114)
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 ... [more]


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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 20 Mar 2012, last updated 30 Dec 2016

The ABCs of z/OS System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. The contents of the volumes are as follows: ... [more]


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IBM MFA V1R1: TouchToken, PassTicket, and Application Bypass Support
Security

Redpaper, published 23 Dec 2016

What is IBM® Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? IBM MFA consists of the following elements: Something that you know, such as a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or a password. Something that you are, such as a finger print or retinal scan. Something that you have, such as a hard token (for example, a key fob or soft token), which is software-based).
This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you install, customize, and configure IBM MFA for z/OS® V1.1.0. It also provides information that is based on our experience in a controlled ... [more]


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Mainframe from Scratch: Hardware Configuration and z/OS Build
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, customize, and configure an IBM z13® and build z/OS® environments. This book is intended for those readers who are new to the platform and are faced with the task of installing a mainframe for the first time. By the term mainframe in this instance, we refer to the hardware and the system software. The intention is to show you how this installation can be done. Volume 1 shows you how we set up a mainframe and installed z/OS V2R2 and IBM DB2® V11. The starting point is a basic hardware configuration of an IBM z13 and DS8000® as shipped ... [more]


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