WebSphere on z/OS - Optimized Local Adapters

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 31 August 2009, updated 09 September 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4550-00
(122 pages)

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Authors: G Michael Connolly, Mitch Johnson, Edward McCarthy, Joerg-Ulrich Veser


This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the steps involved in the installation, configuration and implementation of the new Optimized Local Adapters (OLA) support available with WebSphere® Application Server.
A step-by-step approach is used to guide you through the OLA installation and configuration process.
The OLA bi-directional communications functions are presented in detail through the development, deployment and execution phases using three sample application scenarios:
- Modify the existing IBM benchmark application Trade6 to enable it to receive OLA inbound calls from an external application written in C.
- A CICS® Cobol program modified to invoke an EJB™ within the WebSphere Application Server on z/OS® .
- An EJB in the WebSphere Application Server on z/OS invoking a Cobol program in CICS.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to OLA
Chapter 2. WebSphere Optimized Local Adapters - Installation and configuration
Chapter 3. WebSphere Optimized Local Adapters-enabled Trade application
Chapter 4. OLA - CICS to EJB in WebSphere
Chapter 5. WebSphere Optimized Local Adapter - Outbound to CICS scenario
Appendix A. Additional material

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