OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Configuration, Volume 2: Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 September 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738417890
ISBN-13: 9780738417899
IBM Form #: SG24-5638-00
(348 pages)

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


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 replaces Parallel Sysplex Configuation: Cookbook -- SG24-2076-00

Table of contents

1.0 CPC and CF Configuration in Parallel Sysplex
2.0 A Structured View of CF Structures
Appendix A. Tools and Services Catalog
Appendix B. RMF Reporting in Parallel Sysplex
Appendix C. System Logger Considerations
Appendix D. Tuning DB2 Structures
Appendix E. Functional Differences between I BM 9672-Based CPCs
Appendix F. MSU Values for Selected I BM CPCs and CFs

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