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IBM z14 Configuration Setup
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 19 Aug 2017

IBM z14 Configuration Setup


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Developing Node.js Applications on IBM Bluemix
Cloud

Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to create various applications based on Node.js and run them on IBM Bluemix®. In this book, you will do the following activities:

  • Develop a Hello World application in Node.js, executing on IBM Bluemix. Through this activity, you can learn about these technologies:
    • IBM SDK for Node.js
    • Eclipse Orion Web IDE
  • Use asynchronous callback
  • Create an Express application
  • Build a rich user interface application by using AngularJS based in Node.js
This book is for beginner and experienced ... [more]


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IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
Tape storage

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2016, last updated 15 Aug 2017

The IBM® TS3100 and TS3200 tape libraries are well-suited for handling the backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. They are designed to use Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.


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IBM z14 Technical Guide
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 11 Aug 2017

IBM z14 Technical Guide


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Building a Software-Defined Cloud with IBM PowerVM Systems
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Aug 2017

The aim of this document is to provide the reader with a concrete example and implementation details to build out a fully software-defined cloud on IBM® Power Systems™. This guide uses the following technologies to build this cloud:

  • IBM Power System S822: At least one server, but three or more are preferred. Provides the hardware for cloud compute, storage, and networking.
  • IBM PowerVM®: A hypervisor that runs Linux, AIX®, and IBM i operating systems.
  • IBM Spectrum™ Scale: Software-defined storage software that is built for scale and high performance.
  • IBM ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 Architecture and Implementation (Release 7.5)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Jul 2015, last updated 10 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8870. The WhitepaperRedpaperbook provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8870. The IBM DS8870 is the most advanced model in the IBM DS8000® series and is equipped with IBM POWER7+™ based controllers. Various configuration options are available that scale from dual 2-core systems up to dual 16-core systems with up to 1 TB of cache. The DS8870 features an integrated High-Performance Flash Enclosure (HPFE) with flash cards that can ... [more]


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Understanding IBM Db2 Restore
Analytics

Web Doc, published 10 Aug 2017

Creating regular backups is a critical step to recovering from a disaster. Restoring the database is arguably the most important and time-critical portion of the backup and restore process. This IBM® Redbooks® web doc describes the following elements that are critical to a successful restore process:

  • The process model
  • Restore to existing and non-existing databases
  • Restore individual table spaces
  • Restore a subset of table spaces to a new database
  • Change the database path
  • Change the container path
  • Considerations for the Database Partitioning ... [more]


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IBM HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2017, last updated 10 Aug 2017

IBM HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R, starting with software version 12.1. This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding the architecture, design, and implementation of HyperSwap. It also discusses and illustrates various use cases pertaining to the use and functionality of HyperSwap. This paper is intended for those who want to deploy solutions ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2016, last updated 10 Aug 2017

The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides to systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is an extension of IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide, SG24-7491 and also merges updated information from IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console: Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements, SG24-8232. It explains the new features of IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version V8.8.1.0 through V8.8.4.0. The major functions that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware ... [more]


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Using IBM Spectrum Copy Data Manager with IBM FlashSystem A9000 or A9000R and SAP HANA
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Aug 2017

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use it. IBM Spectrum™ Copy Data Management is aimed at using existing data in a manner that is efficient, automated, scalable. It helps you manage all of those snapshot and IBM FlashCopy® images made to support DevOps, data protection, disaster recovery, and Hybrid Cloud computing environments. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication specifically addresses IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management in combination with IBM FlashSystem® A9000 or A9000R when used ... [more]


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Essentials of Cloud Application Development on IBM Bluemix
Cloud

Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course Essentials of Cloud Application Development on IBM Bluemix that was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Skills Academy Program. This course is designed to teach university students the basic skills that are required to develop, deploy, and test cloud-based applications that use the IBM Bluemix® cloud services. The primary target audience for this course is university students in undergraduate computer science and computer engineer programs with no previous experience working in cloud ... [more]


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High Availability for Oracle Databases with IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap
Storage Software

Draft Redpaper, last updated 7 Aug 2017

This paper documents the use of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap function to provide a High Availability storage infrastructure for Oracle databases across metro distances using the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC). The HyperSwap function is available on all IBM storage technologies that use IBM Spectrum Virtualize software which includes the IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V5000, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and Spectrum Virtualize as Software. This paper focuses on the functional behavior of HyperSwap when subjected to various failure conditions and provides ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution for File Storage Using IBM Storwize V5030 and Windows Server 2016
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 7 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help you understand how to implement VersaStack with IBM Storwize® V5030 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 for file storage. This is one of two solutions, powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, that will replace the Storwize V7000 Unified.


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.4: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 5 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive (formerly IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS)) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.2.4.0 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale™ based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the fourth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive V1.2 (SG24-8333) although it is based on ... [more]


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POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 May 2017, last updated 4 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step customizable application and programming solutions to tune application and workloads to use IBM Power Systems™ hardware architecture. This publication explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. This publication also demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solutions (hardware and software) delivers ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS for z/OS V5 Performance Report
Application Integration

Draft Redbooks, last updated 4 Aug 2017

This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of several important concepts that are used when describing IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) for IBM z/OS (CICS TS) performance. This publication also describes many of the significant performance improvements that can be realized by upgrading your environment to the most recent release of CICS TS. This IBM Redbooks publication targets the following audience: Systems Architects wanting to understand the performance characteristics and capabilities of a specific CICS TS release. Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts wanting to ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870C and E880C Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 2 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power® System E870C (9080-MME) and IBM Power System E880C (9080-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870C and Power E880C offerings and their relevant functions. The new Power E870C and Power E880C servers with OpenStack-based cloud management and open source automation enables clients to accelerate the transformation of their IT infrastructure for cloud while providing tremendous flexibility during the ... [more]


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Governing Operational Decisions in an Enterprise Scalable Way
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 2 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces operational decision governance and describes in detail how to implement it using the IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) platform. ODM allows businesses to automate and manage day-to-day operational decisions. It provides an integrated repository and management components for line-of-business, subject-matter experts to directly participate in the definition and governance of rules-based decision logic, organized in decision services. Governance of changes to decision services is of particular importance and value. This book describes how ... [more]


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IBM z14 Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 31 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM Z platform, the IBM z14®. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and can infuse insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 is state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to the digital era and the trust economy. These capabilities include: - Securing data with pervasive encryption - Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse - Getting more out of the platform with IT ... [more]


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Monitoring Overview for IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage Server
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 28 Jul 2017

IBM® Spectrum Scale is software-defined storage for high-performance, large-scale workloads. IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM General parallel file system or GPFS) is a scalable data and file management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets along with several enterprise features. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) access methods. IBM Elastic Storage™ Server (ESS) is a software-defined storage system that is built upon proven IBM Power Systems™, IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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