z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Technical Updates

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 25 August 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439576
ISBN-13: 9780738439570
IBM Form #: SG24-8140-00
(566 pages)

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Authors: Karan Singh, Paul-Robert Hering, George Kozakos, Lutz Kuehner, Jacqueline Mourão, Diana Nakajima, Nelson Oliveira, Gil Peleg, Alvaro Salla, Yu Uchida, Antonio Vilarins


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad understanding of the changes, new features, and new functions introduced with IBM z/OS® Version 2 Release 1 (2.1).

This new version marks a new era of z/OS. Version 2 lays the groundwork for the next tier of mainframe computing, enabling you to pursue the innovation to drive highly scalable workloads, including private clouds, support for mobile and social applications, and more. Its unrivaled security infrastructure helps secure vast amounts of data. Its highly optimized availability can help you deliver new data analytics solutions. And its continued improvements in management help automate the operations of IBM zEnterprise® systems.

With support for IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12, Enterprise Class) and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12, Business Class) systems, z/OS 2.1 offers unmatched availability, scalability, and security to meet the business challenges of cloud services and data analytics and the security demands of mobile and social network applications. Through its unique design and qualities of service, z/OS provides the foundation that you need to support these demanding workloads alongside your traditional mission-critical applications.

WinterShare 2014 presentation

This presentation on z/OS V2.1 (June 2014) represents an update to the WinterShare 2014 presentation and reflects z/OS enhancements delivered since general availability last Fall. Please listen to John Eells of our Technical Strategy team present this one-hour comprehensive technical overview of z/OS V2.1.

Audio Presentation (59MB)
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Installation and migration
Chapter 2. IBM Health Checker for z/OS
Chapter 3. Virtual lookaside facility
Chapter 4. System Modification Program/Extended
Chapter 5. Dynamic Channel Path Management
Chapter 6. Hardware configuration and management console changes
Chapter 7. Base Control Program Internal Interface (BCPii)
Chapter 8. SDSF: System Display and Search Facility
Chapter 9. Security server
Chapter 10. PKI Services
Chapter 11. System SSL
Chapter 12. z/OS Batch Runtime
Chapter 13. Consoles and auto-reply
Chapter 14. Generic Tracker Facility
Chapter 15. Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2)
Chapter 16. Job Entry Subsystem 3 (JES3)
Chapter 17. Cross-system coupling facility and cross-system extended services
Chapter 18. Global resource serialization
Chapter 19. System Management Facilities
Chapter 20. Resource Measurement Facility
Chapter 21. IBM Time Sharing Option Extensions and TSO/E REXX
Chapter 22. Workload manager
Chapter 23. IBM Data Facility Sort
Chapter 24. z/OS Binder feature
Chapter 25. z/OS XL C/C++
Chapter 26. Language Environment
Chapter 27. Resource Recovery Services
Chapter 28. Base Control supervisor and timer supervisor changes
Chapter 29. Scheduler and Device Allocation
Chapter 30. Recovery Termination Manager
Chapter 31. Service aids
Chapter 32. Hardware Instrumentation Services
Chapter 33. System REXX
Chapter 34. IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility
Chapter 35. z/OS UNIX System Services
Chapter 36. dbx, the IBM z/OS debugger for UNIX source code
Chapter 37. z/OS UNIX shell and utilities
Chapter 38. Enhancements to zFS, the IBM System z file system
Chapter 39. SMB: Server Message Block
Chapter 40. Network File System
Chapter 41. z/OS Font Collection
Appendix A. Material available to download

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