OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Configuration, Volume 1: Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 September 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738417882
ISBN-13: 9780738417882
IBM Form #: SG24-5637-00
(338 pages)

Authors: Frank Kyne, Luiz Fadel, Michael Ferguson, Rafael Garcia, Keith George, Masayuki Kojima, Alan Murphy, Henrik Thorsen

Abstract

The Parallel Sysplex Configuration redbooks consist of three volumes that help
you design and configure a Parallel Sysplex. These redbooks assist you in
making the key hardware and software choices necessary to meet your
performance, capacity, and availability requirements.

In addition to discussing many sysplex-related topics not documented elsewhere,
these books contain, for the IBM large systems customer, practical information
that has been collected from many sources and brought together into a single,
comprehensive reference.

The redbooks provide rules of thumb for configuring a Parallel Sysplex. They
discuss central processing complex sizing, CF sizing, the Sysplex Timer,
connectivity guidelines, the implications of Parallel Sysplex for IBM software
such as OS/390 V2R8 and related subsystem configurations, and useful tools and
services. Network, systems management and availability considerations are
also discussed.

These redbooks are a starting point for those involved in designing and
configuring a Parallel Sysplex. They also may be used by those already having
a Parallel Sysplex when further exploitation is being considered. The books
refer to other relevant publications that cover specific areas in more depth.

This book is a replacement for SG24-2075-00 Parallel Sysplex Configuration: Overview

Table of contents

1.0 Introduction to the Configuration of a Parallel Sysplex
2.0 High-Level Design Concepts for Parallel Sysplex
3.0 Continuous Availability in Parallel Sysplex
4.0 Workloads in Parallel Sysplex

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