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DFSMS: Extended Address Volume
z Systems

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2016

The rapid growth of big data and the storage of all that data is creating a critical problem for many organizations with IBM® z Systems™ environments. This situation occurs because the data that is stored is using all of the addressable device storage that is available. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how extended addressable volume (EAV) for IBM 3390 Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices can solve the lack of addressable device storage space problem. The paper also describes the design points of EAV, the value of implementing EAV, and the use of ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2015, last updated 27 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes relate to Red Hat and SUSE:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.1, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when you install Linux on z Systems. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, ... [more]


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DFSMS: From Storage Tears to Storage Tiers
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how class transitions differ from the classic migration processes and how they can influence application performance levels. Performance is focused on the following goals:
- Reduce the number of I/Os required to manage the storage
- Optimize data locations to the appropriate device type during its lifecycle
This paper applies to the IBM z/OS® V2.2 level.


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IBM Mainframe Bits: Understanding the Platform Hardware
z Systems

Redpaper, published 25 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the hardware components and three high-level scenarios of how the IBM z Systems™ platform is used within organizations. The components and the configurations are designed and built to conform to the z/Architecture.


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Building an Enterprise API Strategy
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 20 May 2016

A new business opportunity requires research to weigh risk and reward, and understand the time frame for return on that opportunity. When you, as the decision-maker, decide to act, liquidity is important. If capital is tied up in other investments, the ability to pursue a new one is lost. There is untapped value in your IBM® z/OS® assets. APIs are the way to extract and grow that value:
- APIs provide access to systems and data on z/OS that otherwise require specialized knowledge and skills to reach.
- Interfaces based on REST and JSON are highly consumable, providing near ... [more]


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LAD: z/OS SDSF SYM and ENQ Options
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 28 Apr 2016, last updated 18 May 2016

The IBM z/OS® continuous delivery program introduces new functionality through the small programming enhancements (SPEs) for SDSF users to display system symbols and enqueue information. The SPE is delivered through functional program temporary fixes (PTFs). This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new SYM and ENQ options that appear on the SDSF Primary Menu. The new tabular panels that display system symbols and enqueues in the sysplex are shown. This Redpaper publication also includes information to help you meet the following goals:
- Learn about ... [more]


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IBM Financial Transaction Manager on z Systems
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 17 May 2016

The IBM® Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) on IBM z Systems™ platforms is an industry software package that manages, orchestrates, and monitors commercial and consumer financial transactions. It provides the functionality to create and collect the state of transactions while also providing integration capability and common data and message models that are based on the ISO 20022 industry standard. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of the business value of using the IBM FTM and offers solution options that are available now on z Enterprise ... [more]


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zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 10 May 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM zPDT® 2016 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 package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard ADCD environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM z/OS® 2.1 or z/OS 2.2 sysplex that runs under ADCD in a zPDT environment. This package differs from the previous zPDT sysplex package in that it provides working examples ... [more]


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IBM System z Qualified DWDM: Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Transport Platform Release Level 9.6.0.4
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016, last updated 9 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols 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 Poughkeepsie, NY. IBM ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
z Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 6 May 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 3 of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes are called:
- 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
It is suggested that you start with Volume 1 of this series, because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when installing Linux on IBM z Systems™. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, describes ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers
z Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Aug 2015, last updated 6 May 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 2 of a series of three books that is called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes are listed:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147-01
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base "layer" when you install Linux on IBM z Systems™. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, discusses planning, then describes z/VM ... [more]


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IBM System z Qualified DWDM: ADVA FSP3000 Release Level 11.2.3
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols 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 Poughkeepsie, NY. IBM ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM: ADVA FSP 3000 Release Level 13.2.2
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016

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 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 Poughkeepsie, NY. ... [more]


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Transport Platform Release Level 9.6.1.1 and WSE Card Release Level 9.8.1.3
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016

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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Huawei Optix OSN 8800 and Optix OSN 6800 Platforms Release 5.51.08.38
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016

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 may 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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How Walmart Became a Cloud Services Provider with IBM CICS
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2016

The world has changed. With the new cloud options, enterprises no longer must rely on only their IT organization to meet their computing needs. Business units now have options that were not available just a few years ago. They can get some of their needs met by traditional IT processes, and reach out to a cloud provider to meet other needs. The concern is that if you, working in a traditional IT organization, do not meet these needs, someone else will. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the benefits of becoming your own cloud service provider. It describes a simple ... [more]


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New Approach to Analytics for IBM IMS Data
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 17 Apr 2016

IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) applications and data are the core of critical online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads for many of the world’s major organizations. This operational data, when analyzed properly, forms the basis for making better decisions by organizations running IMS. With IBM DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS®, you can exploit your IBM z Systems™ platform’s IMS data where it originates so that delivering new insights to improve efficiency and drive smart outcomes is possible. Critical business insights that are gained by performing analytics on IMS ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) for Linux on z Systems
z Systems Storage-Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 26 Feb 2016, last updated 14 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum Scale™ for Linux on z Systems™. This paper helps you install and configure IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS™) in a disaster recovery configuration. Scenario testing is described for various events: Site failure, storage failure, node failure. Recovery procedures from each tested scenario are provided. This paper also provides an installation and configuration scenario for saving data stored in a Spectrum Scale file system by using IBM Spectrum Protect™ integration features. Multi-node backup usage is ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM: Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 9.24
z Systems

Redpaper, published 13 Apr 2016

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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Server Time Protocol Planning Guide
z Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2013, last updated 12 Apr 2016

Server Time Protocol (STP) is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) of the IBM® zEnterprise Servers (zEC12, z196 and z114), System z10™ Enterprise Class (z10 EC), System z10 Business Class (z10 BC), IBM System z9® Enterprise Class (z9 EC), System z9 Business Class (z9 BC), and zSeries® z990 and z890 servers. It provides improved time synchronization in a sysplex or non-sysplex configuration. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for infrastructure architects and system programmers who need to understand the IBM STP functions. Readers are ... [more]


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