IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.2.1 Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 November 2006, updated 08 April 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738496650
ISBN-13: 9780738496658
IBM Form #: SG24-7223-01
(382 pages)

Authors: Bill White, Daniela Di Casoli, Octavio Ferreira, Walter Porschen, Mike Riches


This IBM Redbooks publication will help you to install, tailor, and configure the IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z (CCL) V1.2.1. It focuses on the migration of IBM 3745/46 hardware functions and the IBM Network Control Program (NCP) to a CCL environment, and gives easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance.

The publication provides information to assist you with the planning, implementation, and setup of OSA-Express, Linux, and CCL, and describes helpful utilities and commands that you can use to monitor and operate the CCL environment. Using realistic scenarios, it also explains the changes that are necessary to NCP and VTAM definitions to support CCL.

The target audience for this book includes system engineers, network administrators, and systems programmers who will plan for and install CCL V1.2.1. Readers should have a solid background in SNA networking (VTAM and NCP) and Linux operating systems, as well as OSA-Express setup and OSA/SF usage.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Preparing and installing
Chapter 4. Configuring local connections, using CDLC
Chapter 5. Configuring local connections, using LLC2
Chapter 6. Configuring remote connections, using LLC2
Chapter 7. Configuring IPTG connections
Chapter 8. Configuring X.25 connections
Chapter 9. Configuring DLSw connections
Chapter 10. Operation and diagnosis
Appendix A. Physical inventory worksheets
Appendix B. Logical and functional inventory worksheets
Appendix C. Reconciled logical and physical inventory worksheets
Appendix D. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9) Installation
Appendix E. Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 (RHEL4) installation
Appendix F. Configuration files used in our test environment
Appendix G. Sample X.25 connection configurations

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