IBM z/OS V1R11 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 1: Base Functions, Connectivity, and Routing

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 January 2010, updated 02 February 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738433918
ISBN-13: 9780738433912
IBM Form #: SG24-7798-00
(458 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Mike Ebbers, Demerson Cilloti, Gwen Dente, Sandra Elisa Freitag, Hajime Nagao, Carlos Bento Nonato, Frederick James Rathweg, Micky Reichenberg, Maulide Xavier


For more than 40 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world’s computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. The IBM System z® provides world class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite.

The convergence of IBM mainframe capabilities with Internet technology, connectivity, and standards (particularly TCP/IP) is changing the face of information technology dramatically and is driving requirements for even more secure, scalable, and highly available mainframe TCP/IP implementations.

The z/OS® Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation series of IBM Redbooks® publications provide understandable, step-by-step guidance about how to enable the most commonly used and important functions of z/OS Communications Server TCP/IP.

This IBM Redbooks publication provides an introduction to z/OS Communications Server TCP/IP and discusses the system resolver. It also presents implementation scenarios for TCP/IP Base functions, Connectivity, Routing, Virtual MAC support, and sysplex subplexing.

For more specific information about z/OS Communications Server standard applications, high availability, and security, refer to the other volumes in the series.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to z/OS Communications Server IP
Chapter 2. The resolver
Chapter 3. Base functions
Chapter 4. Connectivity
Chapter 5. Routing
Chapter 6. VLAN and Virtual MAC support
Chapter 7. Sysplex subplexing
Chapter 8. Diagnosis
Appendix A. IPv6 support
Appendix B. Additional parameters and functions
Appendix C. Examples used in our environment
Appendix D. Our implementation environment

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