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RACF Remote Sharing Facility over TCP/IP
z Systems

Redbooks, published 30 Aug 2012

The IBM RACF® remote sharing facility (RRSF) allows RACF to communicate with other IBM z/OS® systems that use RACF, allowing you to maintain remote RACF databases. RRSF support for the security administrator provides these benefits:

  • Administration of RACF databases from anywhere in the RRSF network
  • Creation of User ID associations for password and password phrase synchronization
  • Automatic synchronization of databases
    Before to z/OS V1R13, RRSF only supported the APPC protocol. With z/OS release V1R13, TCP/IP can be used to extend the RACF Remote Sharing Facility ... [more]


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    WebSphere MQ Telemetry
    Application Integration

    Solution Guide, published 9 Aug 2012, last updated 22 Aug 2012

    IBM® WebSphere® MQ Telemetry is a feature of IBM WebSphere MQ that extends the universal messaging backbone with the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol to a wide range of remote sensors, actuators and telemetry devices. MQTT is a messaging protocol that is lightweight enough to be supported by the smallest devices, yet robust enough to ensure that important messages get to their destinations every time. With the MQTT protocol, such devices as smart energy meters, cars, trains, satellite receivers, and personal healthcare devices can communicate with each other and with other systems or ... [more]


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    Endpoint Security and Compliance Management Design Guide Using IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager
    Security

    Redbooks, published 22 Aug 2012

    Organizations today are more widely distributed than ever before, which can make systems management tasks, such as distributing software, patches, and security policies, extremely challenging. The IBM® Tivoli® Endpoint Manager platform is architected for today's highly diverse, distributed, and complex IT environments. It provides real-time visibility and control through a single infrastructure, single agent, and single console for systems lifecycle management, endpoint protection, and security configuration and vulnerability management. This platform enables organizations to securely manage ... [more]


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    Developing a long-term EDI strategy with IBM B2B Cloud Services
    Commerce

    Redguides, published 21 Aug 2012

    Electronic data interchange (EDI) was the standard for exchanging business transactions, purchase orders, invoices, shipping notices, and electronic funds transfers for over 25 years. In the last 10 years, EDI evolved with newer technology, especially with the ubiquity of the Internet. Because of these technological advancements, EDI is nearly as easy to use as email and is no longer an option for doing business. Instead, EDI is a business requirement. One of the major concerns of IT and business decision makers responsible for managing supply chains and the activities of their trading ... [more]


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    Complete Analytics with IBM DB2 Query Management Facility: Accelerating Well-Informed Decisions Across the Enterprise
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 20 Aug 2012

    There is enormous pressure today for businesses across all industries to cut costs, enhance business performance, and deliver greater value with fewer resources. To take business analytics to the next level and drive tangible improvements to the bottom line, it is important to manage not only the volume of data, but the speed with which actionable findings can be drawn from a wide variety of disparate sources. The findings must be easily communicated to those responsible for making both strategic and tactical decisions. At the same time, strained IT budgets require that the solution be ... [more]


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    Integrating IBM Integration Designer with IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 16 Aug 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help solution developers integrate IBM Integration Designer with IBM WebSphere® DataPower® Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) appliances. It provides step-by-step instructions for configuring the tools and deploying the developed files. Integration Designer Version 7.5 provides a new DataPower capability that designers use to create stylesheets locally and immediately deploy those stylesheets to the DataPower SOA Appliance on which a service is hosted. Integration Designer also unites two cutting-edge technologies and simplifies stylesheet development ... [more]


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    IBM CSM to IBM Systems Director Transformation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2012

    For many years, IBM® Cluster Systems Management (CSM) provided a single point of management for IBM Power Systems™ servers running the AIX® operating system. Now you can transform your environment to IBM Systems Director®, which provides CSM clients with the next generation of Cluster Systems Management for their Power Systems servers. The target audience for this IBM Redbooks® publication includes technical professionals (IT consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for planning and implementing the Cluster Systems Management software ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified Wavelength Division Multiplexing: Ciena ActivFlex 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 7.01
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 15 Aug 2012, last updated 16 Aug 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products. IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP) are covered. This series also describes IBM supported solutions for applications that are not GDPS. Applications that are not GDPS include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or one of the remote copy technologies that are described in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is conducted ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified Wavelength Division Multiplexing: Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 8.0
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 16 Aug 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products. IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP) are covered. This series also describes IBM supported solutions for applications that are not GDPS. Applications that are not GDPS include the protocols needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or one of the remote copy technologies described in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor ... [more]


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    IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System
    Disk storage

    Product Guide, published 15 Aug 2012

    In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. Due to resource constraints, both physical storage resources and human resources in IT organizations must act quickly to optimize and simplify their infrastructure. Unchecked complexity and growth will only become bigger problems over time. To stand up to these challenges and allow businesses to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, IBM® Storwize® V7000 Unified and IBM Storwize V7000 are virtualized storage systems that complement virtualized server environments by ... [more]


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    Smarter Modeling of IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Solutions
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 11 Jul 2012, last updated 9 Aug 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a development approach for master data management projects, and in particular, those projects based on IBM InfoSphere® MDM Server. The target audience for this book includes Enterprise Architects, Information, Integration and Solution Architects and Designers, Developers, and Product Managers. Master data management combines a set of processes and tools that defines and manages the non-transactional data entities of an organization. Master data management can provide processes for collecting, consolidating, persisting, and distributing this data ... [more]


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    Enabling Smarter Government with Analytics to Streamline Social Services
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 16 Jul 2012, last updated 7 Aug 2012

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe a centralized reporting and alerting system for governmental social service organizations. We include information about how to integrate key IBM building blocks to bring social services data sources together into an effective structure that allows for reporting on key metrics required by higher levels of government to help secure funding for reporting on the effectiveness of the various social service programs, and to give case workers and care providers quick and easy access to all the services ever provided to a person and their family, which ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Packages Revisited
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2009, last updated 3 Aug 2012

    DB2® packages were introduced with DB2 V2.3 in 1993. During the 15 years that have elapsed, a lot has changed. In particular, there is a more widespread use of distributed computing, Java™ language, new tools, and upgrades in the platform software and hardware. The best practices back then just might not be optimal today. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we take a fresh look at bringing packages into the 21st century. We begin with an overview of packages and explain the advantages of using packages. Because database request module (DBRM) based plans have been deprecated in DB2 9, you ... [more]


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    A Guide to the IBM Clustered Network File System
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 23 Nov 2010, last updated 3 Aug 2012

    The Clustered Network File System (CNFS) is a capability based on IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) running on Linux® which, when combined with System x® servers or BladeCenter® Servers, IBM TotalStorage® Disk Systems, and Storage Area Networks (SAN) components, provides a scalable file services environment. This capability enables customers to run a General Parallel File System (GPFS) data-serving cluster in which some or all of the nodes actively export the file system using NFS. This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows how Cluster NFS file services are delivered and supported today ... [more]


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    IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS, DB2, and Thread Safety
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 1 Aug 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication highlights the findings of a study about the factors that affect the performance of IBM CICS® transactions that access IBM DB2® resources through the CICS DB2 attachment facility. Most of the study used the following hardware and software:
    - A 2097-E64 logical partition (LPAR) with three dedicated central processors
    - IBM z/OS® 1.11
    - IBM CICS Transaction Server V4.1
    - IBM DB2 V9
    This paper can assist application designers and developers in developing CICS applications that perform optimally within the CICS environment. It can ... [more]


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    Developing Enterprise JavaBeans Applications
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 31 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) and demonstrates by example how to create, maintain, and test EJB components. It explains how to develop session beans and describes the relationships between the session beans and the Java Persistence API (JPA) entity beans. Then, it integrates the EJB with a front-end web application for the sample application. It includes examples for creating, developing, and testing the EJB by using IBM Rational® Application Developer. The paper is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction to Enterprise JavaBeans ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified Wavelength Division Multiplexing: Padtec LightPad i1600G Release 3.3.0
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 31 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ document is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products described in this series are also the IBM supported solutions for applications that are not GDPS. Applications that are not GDPS include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or one of the remote copy technologies that are described in this paper. GDPS qualification testing ... [more]


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    Dimensional Modeling: In a Business Intelligence Environment
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 27 Mar 2006, last updated 31 Jul 2012

    In this IBM Redbooks publication we describe and demonstrate dimensional data modeling techniques and technology, specifically focused on business intelligence and data warehousing. It is to help the reader understand how to design, maintain, and use a dimensional model for data warehousing that can provide the data access and performance required for business intelligence. Business intelligence is comprised of a data warehousing infrastructure, and a query, analysis, and reporting environment. Here we focus on the data warehousing infrastructure. But only a specific element of it, the data ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series Data Compression and Deduplication: Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in 7-Mode
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 28 Jul 2012

    One of the biggest challenges for companies today continues to be the cost of data storage, which is a large and rapidly growing IT expense. IBM® System Storage® N series incorporates a variety of storage efficiency technologies to help organizations lower this cost. This IBM Redbooks® publication focuses on two key components: N series deduplication and data compression. In this book we describe in detail how to implement and use both technologies and provide information on preferred practices, operational considerations, and troubleshooting. N series data compression and deduplication ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 8
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 11 Jul 2012, last updated 26 Jul 2012

    The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool. . This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume 8, shows ... [more]


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    Batch Modernization on z/OS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 26 Jul 2012

    Mainframe computers play a central role in the daily operations of many of the world's largest corporations, and batch processing is a fundamental part of the workloads that run on the mainframe. A large portion of the workload on IBM® z/OS® systems is processed in batch mode. Although several IBM Redbooks® publications discuss application modernization on the IBM z/OS platform, this book specifically addresses batch processing in detail. Many different technologies are available in a batch environment on z/OS systems. This book demonstrates these technologies and shows how the z/OS system ... [more]


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    Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 25 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces the features, benefits, and architecture of JavaServer Faces (JSF), a framework that simplifies building user interfaces for web applications. This paper is intended for web developers interested in JSF. The paper includes an example application that uses JSF, with persistence implemented in the Java Persistence API (JPA). The paper also demonstrates the support for JSF that is available in IBM Rational® Application Developer for IBM WebSphere® Software V8, the Eclipse 3.6 technology-based platform for building Java Platform, Standard Edition ... [more]


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    Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Pages and Servlets
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 24 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication illustrates how to develop Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications using JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java EE servlet technology, and static HTML pages. IBM Rational® Application Developer can help you work with these technologies, and a Redbank example is used to guide you through its features. This paper is intended for web developers interested in Java development. IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere® Software V8 is an Eclipse 3.6 technology-based development platform for developing Java Platform, Standard Edition Version 6 (Java ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Adva FSP 3000 Release Level 9.3.3
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 17 Feb 2011, last updated 23 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for GDPS® solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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    End-to-end Integration with IBM Sterling B2B Integration and Managed File Transfer solutions
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 21 Jul 2012

    Across numerous vertical industries, enterprises are challenged to improve processing efficiency as transactions flow from their business communities to their internal systems and vice versa, simplify management and expansion of the external communities, accommodate customer and supplier preferences, govern the flow of information, enforce policy and standards, and protect sensitive information. Throughout this process, external partners must be on-boarded and off-boarded, information must flow across multiple communications infrastructures, and data must be mapped and transformed for ... [more]


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    IBM Reference Configuration for VMware on System x with SmartCloud Entry
    System x

    Redpapers, published 21 Jul 2012

    IBM® SmartCloud™ Entry provides a fully integrated software stack for transforming a virtualized environment to a cloud environment. The intuitive self-service portal allows users to get up and running quickly. Built-in workload metering and additional tools enable tight controls and planning. The IBM Reference Configuration for VMware on IBM System x® with SmartCloud Entry provides an affordable, easy to deploy, private cloud architecture with configurations based on leading-edge technology from IBM, VMware, and Juniper Networks. The reference configuration is for midsized companies that ... [more]


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    Developing Web Services Applications
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 20 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces the concept of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The intended audience is web developers interested in SOA. It explains how to realize this type of an architecture using the following Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE 6) web services specifications:
    - Java Specification Request (JSR) 224: Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.2
    - JSR 311: Java API for RESTful Web Services 1.1 (JAX-RS) It explores the features that are provided by IBM Rational Application Developer for web services development and security. It ... [more]


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    The Process Architect: The Smart Role in Business Process Management
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 20 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concept of business process management (BPM) and specifically focuses on the role of the process architect within BPM. This paper covers in detail how to design business processes and how to enhance those processes for automated business process execution on a BPM platform. It addresses the requirements to successfully drive BPM programs in terms of what process knowledge, methodology, and technology needs to exist or be developed within an organization. Within the context of this paper, the process architect is defined as having the ... [more]


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    IBM Real Time Compression Appliance Application Integration Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 18 Jul 2012

    Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter PS700, PS701, and PS702 Technical Overview and Introduction
    System x

    Redpapers, published 18 May 2010, last updated 6 Jul 2012

    The IBM® BladeCenter® PS700, PS701, and PS702 are premier blades for 64-bit applications. They are designed to minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption, and scale easily. These blade servers are based on the IBM POWER7™ processor and support AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. Their ability to coexist in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blades servers enhances the ability to deliver rapid return of investment demanded by clients and businesses. This IBM Redpaper™ is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM BladeCenter PS700, ... [more]


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    An Architectural Overview of IBM Workload Deployer
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 5 Jul 2012

    IBM® Workload Deployer is one of the foundational elements of the IBM private cloud strategy. This appliance provides rapid adoption and deployment of both Infrastructure and Platform as Service offerings. It provides a proven path to better use existing IT resources by improving the efficiency and flexibility of these infrastructures. IBM Workload Deployer is the correct solution for organizations that seek agility in response to a dynamic business environment. This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Workload Deployer and its capabilities. In addition, it describes the primary ... [more]


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    XQuery in IBM DB2 10 for z/OS
    Information Management

    Web Doc, published 2 Jul 2012

    This document briefly describe the XQuery enhancement to IBM DB2 10 for z/OS pureXML provided through the maintenance stream.


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    IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 22 Jan 2009, last updated 26 Jun 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage™ DS3000, providing an overview of its design and specifications, and describing in detail how to set up, configure, and administer it. Since the DS3000 has different disk attachment options, we describe these different methods, including SAS and Fibre Channel. This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the DS3000 Storage Manager Version 10.35 (firmware level 7.35). You learn how to install the DS3000 Storage Manager, and how to use its GUI and command-line options. We cover quick setup of the DS3000: ... [more]


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    IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Planning and Implementation Guide
    Flex System

    Redbooks, published 15 Jun 2012

    To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven preferred practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. The IBM® Flex System™ p260 and p460 Compute Nodes are IBM Power Systems™ servers optimized for virtualization, performance, and efficiency. The nodes support IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 4.1 using Virtual Storage Console 2
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 4 Jun 2012, last updated 11 Jun 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a basic introduction to the IBM System Storage® N series virtualization using the Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 2.0 in VMware vSphere 4.x environments. It explains how to use the Virtual Storage Console with VMware vSphere 4 environments and the benefits of doing so. Examples are given about how to install and set up VSC. The Virtual Storage Console is a significant N series software product that works with VMware. VSC provides local backup and recovery capability. You have the option to replicate backups to a remote storage system using SnapMirror ... [more]


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    Silent Installation Experiences with Oracle Database 11gR2 Real Application Clusters on Linux on System z
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 24 May 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication includes information about Version 11.2.0.3 Oracle Database on Linux on IBM System z®. It describes our experiences when we installed a two-node Oracle Grid 11.2.0.3 infrastructure in silent mode with a response file on Linux. It also describes our experiences when we installed Oracle Real Application Clusters (RACs) and created a database on two nodes. The silent mode installation can be used to create multiple Linux guests that run the same level of the database. It can be used for a single instance or to create the Grid Infrastructure for a RAC database. ... [more]


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    InfoSphere DataStage for Enterprise XML Data Integration
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 23 May 2012

    XML is one of the most common standards for the exchange of information. However, organizations find challenges in how to address the complexities of dealing with hierarchical data types, particularly as they scale to gigabytes and beyond. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the new capabilities in IBM InfoSphere® DataStage® 8.5. These capabilities enable developers to more easily manage the design and processing requirements presented by the most challenging XML sources. Developers can use these capabilities to create powerful hierarchical transformations and to ... [more]


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    Cloud Computing Infrastructure on IBM Power Systems: Getting started with ISDM
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 May 2012

    Managing IT systems is difficult. Virtualization brings numerous benefits to the datacenter and system administrators. However, it also creates a new set of choices. More choice implies more decisions, and thus an increased management responsibility. Furthermore, the move toward cloud computing, with a service-based acquisition and delivery model, requires that datacenter managers take a holistic view of the resources that they manage and the actors that access the data center. IBM® Service Delivery Manager addresses this problem domain. Delivered as a set of appliances, it automates ... [more]


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    IBM iFlow Director Technical Introduction
    Storage Networking

    Redpapers, published 23 May 2012

    IBM® iFlow Director is a high performance, low-latency 10 Gb Ethernet switch integrated flow balancer with policy-based traffic steering capability. It delivers high-availability, scalability, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for appliance vendors that offer IBM BladeCenter® based solutions for applications, such as Security Gateways, Wireless Gateways, Lawful Interception & Network Surveillance, Traffic Management & Service Differentiation, and so on. The system throughput can be scaled by adding more blade servers and up to four switches that run iFlow Director. iFlow Director is ... [more]


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    Implementing Content Manager OnDemand Solutions with Case Studies
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2007, last updated 23 May 2012

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you implement an IBM Content Manager OnDemand solution from the beginning to the end. We discuss the various stages of the Content Manager OnDemand solution implementation, including planning, software installation and configuration, design, application setup and verification, functional testing, performance testing, training, and finally deployment into production. The book is intended to provide end-to-end implementation guidelines to audiences who already have general Content Manager OnDemand product knowledge. To really help you understand the ... [more]


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    IPv6 Introduction and Configuration
    Storage Networking

    Redpapers, published 21 May 2012

    Anyone who is involved with information technology knows that the Internet is running out of IP addresses. The last block of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses was allocated in 2011. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the replacement for IPv4, and it is designed to address the depletion of IP addresses and change the way traffic is managed. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and architecture of IPv6 with a focus on:
    - An overview of IPv6 features
    - An examination of the IPv6 packet format
    - An explanation of additional IPv6 functions ... [more]


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    IBM Real Time Compression Appliance: What is new in RTCA Version 3.8
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 16 May 2012

    Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances for NAS, which is an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time ... [more]


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    IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 14 May 2012

    IBM® Storwize® Rapid Application Storage solutions are designed to improve storage efficiency and application availability, integrate closely with key existing applications, and deploy with minimal disruption to applications and to staff. Two solutions are available: IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager (RASM) and IBM Storwize Rapid Application Backup (RAB). Both offerings provide storage solutions that are easy to deploy, provision and manage with near instant backup and recovery for key applications. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is aimed at those professionals seeking an ... [more]


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    Solid-State Drive Caching in the IBM XIV Storage System
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 10 May 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the implementation and use of solid-state drives (SSDs) in IBM XIV® Storage System XIV Generation 3 (Gen3), running XIV software version 11.1.0 or later. In the XIV system, SSDs are used to increase the read cache capacity of the existing DRAM memory cache, and are not used for persistent storage. This paper begins with a high-level overview of the SSD implementation in XIV and a brief review of the SSD technology, with focus on the XIV system. It explains the SSD Caching design and implementation in XIV. Then it examines typical ... [more]


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    IBM CloudBurst on System x
    System x

    Redbooks, published 9 Apr 2012, last updated 4 May 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives an overview of Cloud solutions, followed by detailed information and usage scenarios for IBM CloudBurst® in a System x® environment. Cloud computing can be defined as a style of computing in which dynamically scalable resources, such as CPU, storage, or bandwidth, are provided as a service over the Internet. Cloud computing represents a massively scalable, self-service delivery model where processing, storage, networking, and applications can be accessed as services over the Internet. Enterprises can adopt cloud models to improve employee productivity, ... [more]


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    IBM InfoSphere Streams: Assembling Continuous Insight in the Information Revolution
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 10 Oct 2011, last updated 2 May 2012

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the positioning, functions, capabilities, and advanced programming techniques for IBM InfoSphere™ Streams (V2), a new paradigm and key component of IBM Big Data platform. Data has traditionally been stored in files or databases, and then analyzed by queries and applications. With stream computing, analysis is performed moment by moment as the data is in motion. In fact, the data might never be stored (perhaps only the analytic results). The ability to analyze data in motion is called real-time analytic processing (RTAP). IBM ... [more]


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    IP Multicast Protocol Configuration
    Storage Networking

    Redpapers, published 30 Apr 2012

    The most common transmission scheme used in networks today is unicast, which represents “one-to-one” transmission with one sender and one receiver. Sometimes there is a need for one host to send packets that are received by multiple hosts. The problem with implementing this kind of transmission using unicast is that the stream of packets must be replicated as many times as there are receivers. IP Multicast addresses the problem by intelligently sending only one stream of packets and then replicating the stream when it reaches the target domain that includes multiple receivers or reaches a ... [more]


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    PCIe2 LP 8 Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 24 Apr 2012

    The PCIe2 LP 8 Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter (feature EN0Y) is a low profile adapter for PCI Express 2.0 slots in IBM® Power Systems™ servers. It is based on the QLogic ISP2532 controller and operates at link speeds of 2, 4, and 8 Gbps, and automatically negotiates to the highest speed possible. Each port provides single initiator capability over a fiber optic link, or multiple initiator capability with NPIV. The ports have LC type connectors and use shortwave laser ... [more]


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    Optimizing Your Oracle Investment with IBM Storage Solutions
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 12 Apr 2012

    IBM® offers true enterprise class storage support for Oracle deployments at a low total cost of ownership (TCO). With disk, tape, storage network hardware, consolidated management console, storage software, and security software, IBM can provide Oracle customers the full spectrum of products to meet their availability, retention, security, and compliance requirements. Services, such as storage optimization and integration, information lifecycle management, data mobility, business continuity and resiliency, security and privacy, product implementation and managed services expand the IBM ... [more]


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    IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Performance Tuning and Best Practices
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 11 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides performance tuning tips and best practices for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V7.5 (all editions) and IBM Business Monitor V7.5. These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management technologies. Such technologies include Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data Object (SDO), Business Process Execution Language for Web services (BPEL), and Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN). Both BPM and Business Monitor build on the ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/P Application Development
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2009, last updated 10 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of IBM books written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene/P Solution. The Blue Gene/P system is the second generation of a massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the IBM System Blue Gene Solution series. In this book, we provide an overview of the application development environment for the Blue Gene/P system. We intend to help programmers understand the requirements to develop applications on this high-performance massively parallel supercomputer. In this book, we explain instances where the Blue Gene/P system is unique in its ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 4.1
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 27 Feb 2012, last updated 9 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a basic introduction to the IBM System Storage® N series, virtualization, and VMware. It explains how to use the N series with VMware vSphere 4 environments and the benefits of doing so. Examples are given on how to install and set up VMware ESXi server with the N series. This edition includes information about the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), which is another N series software product that works with VMware. VSC provides local backup and recovery capability. You have the option to replicate backups to a remote storage system by using SnapMirror ... [more]


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    Making Better Decisions Using IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 5 Apr 2012

    Decision management is emerging as an important capability for delivering agile business solutions. Decision management is not a solution in its own right, but must be integrated into the solutions or business processes that it supports. In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we describe the recommended best practices and integration concepts that use the business events, business rules, and other capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Operational Decision Management V7.5 (WebSphere ODM) to provide better decision making in those solutions and business ... [more]


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    Threadsafe Considerations for CICS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2012

    Beginning with IBM® CICS® Version 2, applications can run on TCBs apart from the QR TCB, which has positive implications for improving system throughput and for implementing new technologies inside of CICS. Examples of implementing new technologies include using the IBM MVS™ Java virtual machine (JVM) inside CICS and enabling listener tasks written for other platforms to be imported to run under CICS. The newest release, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS TS) V4.2, includes scalability enhancements so that you can perform more work more quickly in a single CICS system. The advantage of ... [more]


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    IBM Power 750 and 755 (8233-E8B, 8236-E8C) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 9 Mar 2010, last updated 2 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 750 and Power 755 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 750 and 755 offerings and their prominent functions, including:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.3 GHz, and 3.55 GHz
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter, included with each server configuration, and ... [more]


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    IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS V4.2 and Java Performance
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 30 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication reviews performance-related changes introduced in IBM CICS® TS V4.2 that support Java. The paper describes in particular the use of multi-threaded JVM server environments and the support of 64-bit Java 6.0.1 JVMs. This paper is intended for CICS systems architects, administrators, and performance analysts who want to plan, deploy, and monitor these new Java environments.


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    Systems Programmer's Guide to: z/OS System Logger
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Jul 2007, last updated 29 Mar 2012

    The z/OS System Logger is a function provided by the operating system to exploiters running on z/OS. The number of exploiters of this component is increasing, as is its importance in relation to system performance and availability. This IBM Redbooks document provides system programmers with a solid understanding of the System Logger component and guidance about how it should be set up for optimum performance with each of the exploiters. System Logger is an MVS component that provides a logging facility for applications running in a single-system or multi-system sysplex. The advantage of ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7 Flexible Management: Security Configuration Requirements
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 29 Mar 2012

    IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7 introduces an administration function called that is designed to facilitate administration of many WebSphere Application Server stand-alone profiles and Federated Network Deployment topologies. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides an overview to a flexible management topology. It focuses on administrative security aspects in a flexible management topology that consists of WebSphere Application Server profiles, administrative agents, node agents, a deployment manager, and job managers. It also includes information about the underlying cross-realm ... [more]


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    z/OS Version 1 Release 13 Implementation
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 13 Mar 2012, last updated 27 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about installation and migration changes to be aware of if you are responsible for migrating systems from IBM z/OS® V1R10, z/OS V1R11, and z/OS V1R12 to z/OS V1R13. It also highlights actions that are needed to prepare for the installation of z/OS V1R12, including ensuring driving system and target system requirements are met and coexistence requirements are satisfied. There is a special focus on identifying new migration actions that must be performed for selected elements when migrating to z/OS V1R13. The book addresses the following ... [more]


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    Lotus Domino Development Best Practices
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 16 Jan 2012, last updated 27 Mar 2012

    IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered to create wiki content that discusses the best practices of developing Lotus Domino® applications. IBM Lotus Domino Designer® software has been a premier collaborative application development tool for Lotus Domino software-based applications for years. Lotus Domino Designer helps companies improve employee productivity by building and deploying Lotus Domino applications more quickly, thereby, enabling organizations to be more responsive to changing business initiatives. This wiki covers what is needed to build or enhance an ... [more]


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    Customizing IBM Connections 3.0.1
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 3 Jan 2012, last updated 27 Mar 2012

    IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered to create wiki content that explains how to customize, develop, and extend IBM Connections 3.0.1. You can customize IBM Connections to fit your corporate branding and social media needs. This Lotus Redbooks wiki provides examples of how to customize the overall user interface, as well as blogs, communities, and profiles. This wiki also includes information about populating the IBM Connections Profiles database using Tivoli® Directory Integrator, and using the IBM Connections API to accomplish goals, such as retrieving a person's ... [more]


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    CICS and SOA: Architecture and Integration Choices
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 26 Mar 2012

    The service-oriented architecture (SOA) style of integration involves breaking an application down into common, repeatable services that can be used by other applications (both internal and external) in an organization, independent of the computing platforms on which the business and its partners rely. In recent years CICS® has added a variety of support for SOA and now provides near seamless connectivity with other IT environments. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps IT architects to select, plan, and design solutions that integrate CICS applications as service providers and requesters. ... [more]


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    IBM Workload Deployer: Pattern-based Application and Middleware Deployments in a Private Cloud
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 22 Mar 2012

    IBM® Workload Deployer provides a solution to creating, deploying, and managing workloads in an on-premise or private cloud. It is rich in features that allow you to quickly build and deploy virtual systems from base images, to extend those images, and to customize them for future use as repeatable deployable units. IBM Workload Deployer also provides an application-centric capability enabling rapid deployment of business applications. By using either of these deployment models, an organization can quickly instantiate a complete application platform for development, test, or production. The ... [more]


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    IBM Power 770 and 780 (9117-MMB, 9179-MHB) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 18 Mar 2010, last updated 22 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 and Power 780 servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions, including:
    - Unique modular server packaging
    - The specialized IBM POWER7™ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization up to 64 logical ports on this server
    - ... [more]


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    IBM Power 710 and 730 (8231-E2B) Technical Overview and Introduction
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 30 Oct 2010, last updated 21 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 710 and Power 730 servers supporting AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 710 and 730 offerings and their prominent functions, including these:
    - The POWER7™ processor available at frequencies of 3.0 GHz, 3.55 GHz, and 3.7 GHz
    - The specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
    - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter, included with each server configuration, ... [more]


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    DS8000 I/O Priority Manager
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 11 Jan 2012, last updated 21 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of the IBM System Storage® DS8000® I/O Priority Manager. The DS8000 I/O Priority Manager enables more effective storage consolidation and performance management combined with the ability to align quality of service (QoS) levels to separate workloads in the system. With DS8000 I/O Priority Manager, the system can prioritize access to system resources to achieve the volume's desired QoS based on defined performance goals (high, medium, or low) of any volume. I/O Priority Manager constantly monitors and balances system ... [more]


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    FICON Planning and Implementation Guide
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the planning, implementation, and management of IBM System z® FICON® environments. It discusses the FICON and Fibre Channel architectures, terminology, and supported topologies. The book focuses on the hardware installation and the software definitions that are needed to provide connectivity to FICON environments.You will find configuration examples required to support FICON control units, FICON Channel-to-Channel (FCTC), and FICON Directors. It also discusses utilities and commands that are useful for monitoring and managing the FICON environment. The ... [more]


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    Power Systems Memory Deduplication
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 20 Feb 2012, last updated 20 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces IBM PowerVM® Active Memory™ Deduplication on IBM Power Systems™ based on IBM POWER7® processor technology. Active Memory Deduplication is a virtualization technology through which memory pages with identical contents can be deduplicated in physical memory. This deduplication frees up physical memory positions so that more data can be held in memory at once. Memory deduplication is intended to work in a shared memory environment. Deduplication works with Active Memory Sharing, a technology through which multiple partitions on a system can share a ... [more]


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    IBM zEnterprise 196 Technical Guide
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2011, last updated 19 Mar 2012

    The popularity of the Internet and the affordability of IT hardware and software have resulted in an explosion of applications, architectures, and platforms. Workloads have changed. Many applications, including mission-critical ones, are deployed on a variety of platforms, and the System z® design has adapted to this change. It takes into account a wide range of factors, including compatibility and investment protection, to match the IT requirements of an enterprise. The zEnterprise System consists of the IBM zEnterprise 196 central processor complex, the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource ... [more]


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    Integrating IBM Security and SAP Solutions
    Security

    Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2012, last updated 19 Mar 2012

    Many large and medium-sized organizations have made strategic investments in the SAP NetWeaver technology platform as their primary application platform. In fact, SAP software is used to manage many core business processes and data. As a result, it is critical for all organizations to manage the life cycle of user access to the SAP applications while adhering to security and risk compliance requirements. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss the integration points into SAP solutions that are supported by the IBM Security access and identity management product capabilities. IBM ... [more]


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    Elastic Dynamic Caching with the IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 14 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides an overview of the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® XC10 Appliance. It describes the problem for which the appliance provides a solution and the architecture and the placement of the XC10 in typical topologies. This paper also provides a comparison of the XC10 and IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale, which is a software-based offering from IBM for caching needs.


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    Smarter Business: Dynamic Information with IBM InfoSphere Data Replication CDC
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2012, last updated 12 Mar 2012

    To make better informed business decisions, better serve clients, and increase operational efficiencies, you must be aware of changes to key data as they occur. In addition, you must enable the immediate delivery of this information to the people and processes that need to act upon it. This ability to sense and respond to data changes is fundamental to dynamic warehousing, master data management, and many other key initiatives. A major challenge in providing this type of environment is determining how to tie all the independent systems together and process the immense data flow requirements. ... [more]


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    Build a Smarter Data Center with Juniper Networks QFabric
    Industry Solutions

    Redguides, published 6 Mar 2012, last updated 7 Mar 2012

    In this IBM® Redguide™ document, we highlight the key requirements for a smarter data center network and show how the data center fabric, a new switching architecture, provides the required performance, scalability, and management. We explore Juniper Networks’ QFabric, a revolutionary DCN fabric product, and describe how its characteristics and key network innovations provide real business value in rapid service deployment, cost-efficient service delivery, energy efficiency, and business resiliency and security. We examine Juniper's QFabric design, product software, hardware, and ... [more]


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    Advanced Networking Concepts Applied Using Linux on IBM System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2012, last updated 6 Mar 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes important networking concepts and industry standards that are used to support high availability on IBM System z®. Some of the networking standards described here are VLANs, VLAN trunking, link aggregation, virtual switches, VNICs, and load-balancing. We examine the various aspects of network setups and introduce the main Linux on System z networking commands and configuration files. We describe the management of network interface parameters, assignment of addresses to a network interface, and usage of the ifconfig command to configure network ... [more]


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    IBM zEnterprise 114 Technical Guide
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Sep 2011, last updated 27 Feb 2012

    The popularity of the Internet and the affordability of IT hardware and software have resulted in an explosion of applications, architectures, and platforms. Workloads have changed. Many applications, including mission-critical ones, are deployed on a variety of platforms, and the System z® design has adapted to this change. It takes into account a wide range of factors, including compatibility and investment protection, to match the IT requirements of an enterprise. This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the IBM zEnterprise System, an IBM scalable mainframe server. IBM is taking a ... [more]


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    Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2012

    Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage® as the target system. Data migration is a critical and complex operation, and this book provides the phases and steps to ensure a smooth migration. Topics range from planning and preparation to execution and validation. The book also reviews products ... [more]


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    Building a Sample Website Using IBM Web Content Manager 7.0
    Digital Experience

    Web Doc, published 16 Dec 2011, last updated 22 Feb 2012

    IBM® Lotus and IBM Redbooks® have partnered to show you how a fictitious company uses IBM Web Content Manager to build their website. See how they developed the architecture, deployed the system, designed the site, and went live with dynamic content.


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    IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R 2.0
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 16 Nov 2011, last updated 20 Feb 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 2.0. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and the new IBM System p® server into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes ... [more]


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    IBM XIV Storage System with the Virtual I/O Server and IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 20 Feb 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that have many small IBM i partitions. When using the VIOS, the Fibre Channel host adapters can be installed in the VIOS and shared by many IBM i clients by using virtual connectivity to the VIOS. This paper also includes guidance for sizing XIV logical unit numbers (LUNs) when attached to the IBM i ... [more]


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    A Structured Approach to Assessing Heterogenous Workload Deployment to the IBM zEnterprise System
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 20 Feb 2012

    Examining a possible deployment or migration of an application or workload to the IBM® zEnterprise™ System requires a structured approach. This process entails the following key decisions:
    - What will the additional business value be, if any, after the application or workload is deployed on the zEnterprise System?
    - What will the topology, or infrastructure architecture, be of the application or workload on the zEnterprise System?
    This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes an approach to help determine the possible business value of deploying a workload or ... [more]


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    A Guide to Authentication Services in IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
    Security

    Redpapers, published 16 Feb 2012

    IBM® Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On introduces a new level of security, authentication, and automation experience to business enterprise users on their desktop applications. On a day-to-day basis, the number of resources or applications that a business user accesses varies and is inevitably increasing. Applications that a user employs during normal daily activities might require a range of elements to authenticate or verify the user’s identity before granting access to corporate information. The classic authentication approach is the unique user name and password ... [more]


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    Creating an Integrated Web Experience with IBM Lotus Collaborative Software
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 16 Feb 2012

    IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered to create this wiki to show you how to use a specific set of IBM products. You can use these products to create an integrated web environment that provides a seamless, integrated web experience for users.


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    Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 15 Feb 2012

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe how these products can be combined to provide an encryption and virtualization solution:
    - IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
    - IBM Storwize® V7000
    - IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager
    We describe the terminology that is used in an encrypted and virtualized environment, and we show how to implement these products to take advantage of their strengths. This book is intended for anyone who needs to understand and implement the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Tivoli Key ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 13
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 27 Jan 2012, last updated 7 Feb 2012

    A major goal of operating systems is to process jobs while making the best use of system resources. Thus, one way of viewing operating systems is as resource managers. Before job processing, operating systems reserve input and output resources for jobs. During job processing, operating systems manage resources such as processors and storage. After job processing, operating systems free all resources used by the completed jobs, making the resources available to other jobs. This process is called resource management. There is more to the processing of jobs than the managing of resources needed ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R13 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 1 Base Functions, Connectivity, and Routing
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 3 Feb 2012

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection ... [more]


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    Strategic Overview of WebSphere Appliances
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 2 Feb 2012

    IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® appliances simplify, govern, and optimize the delivery of services and applications and enhance the security of XML and IT services. They extend the capabilities of an infrastructure by providing a multitude of functions. As IBM has grown its line of WebSphere DataPower Appliances, the capabilities have increased from the core business of service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. WebSphere DataPower Appliances now serve areas of business-to-business (B2B) connectivity and web application proxying. These appliances also support Web 2.0 integration with JSON ... [more]


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    WebSphere Transaction Cluster Facility
    z Systems Software

    Redguides, published 23 Jan 2012, last updated 30 Jan 2012

    As with many companies, you likely have an IT environment that includes multiple, diverse technology platforms, applications, and assets. Furthermore, you are probably under constant pressure to rationalize and reduce this environment to a smaller set of target platforms and infrastructure that can enable cost reduction and reduce complexity. Although this is a sound approach that enables an IT executive to deliver bottom-line results, there are likely needs and trends in your industry or in your business that continues to justify your requirement for a diverse set of platforms and ... [more]


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    Getting Started with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2012, last updated 25 Jan 2012

    Cloud computing provides companies with many capabilities to meet their business needs but can also mean that a hybrid architecture is created that includes on-premise systems and the cloud. Integration is needed to bridge the gap between the on-premise existing systems and the new cloud applications, platform, and infrastructure. IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® meets the challenge of integrating cloud applications with on-premise systems, cloud applications-to-cloud applications, and on-premise to on-premise applications. It contains a graphical development environment that provides built-in ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Introduction and Technical Overview
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 25 Jan 2012

    IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration enables companies to integrate applications, regardless of whether the applications are located on-premise or in public or private clouds. This IBM® Redpaper™ provides an overview of the core components and use of WebSphere Cast Iron Standard and Enterprise editions and includes a brief introduction to the Express edition. It covers the use of the following form factors: - The virtual appliance, WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition - The physical appliance, WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 - The multi-tenant cloud service, WebSphere ... [more]


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    Implementation of Popular Business Solutions with CICS Tools
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 25 Jan 2012

    IBM® CICS® Transaction Server (TS) is the IBM general-purpose transaction processing software for IBM z/OS® meeting the transaction-processing needs of both large and small enterprises. It builds on z/OS and IBM System z® facilities to provide high availability and scalability at a low cost per transaction. It also supports large transaction volumes with a fast and consistent response time. Many organizations are running applications that are 10, 20, or more years old. These applications still provide the robust levels of service expected from CICS applications, but some might not meet the ... [more]


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    zFS Reorganization Tool
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 24 Jan 2012

    ZFSREORG is a tool for reorganizing and restructuring zFS compatibility mode aggregates. It is an alternative to directly using commands like pax and copytree. It provides more flexibility in many situations and offers options for how the reorganization or copy processing should be done. This IBM® Redpaper™ document describes the tool, explains how to install and use it, and provides the complete code for the tool.


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    IBM CICS System Management: New Features in Version 4.2
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 23 Jan 2012

    CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS) is the IBM® general-purpose transaction processing software for z/OS®. It is a powerful application server that meets the transaction-processing needs of both large and small enterprises. It builds on z/OS and System z® facilities to provide high availability and scalability at a low cost per transaction. It supports large transaction volumes with a fast and consistent response time. CICS TS for z/OS handles billions of transactions a week. Companies around the world rely on their CICS systems in their daily operation. The administration, management of ... [more]


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    Running SAP Solutions with IBM DB2 10 for z/OS on the IBM zEnterprise System
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 20 Jan 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights the key enhancements of IBM DB2® 10 for SAP. These enhancements include performance, scalability for several threads, new and more granular privileges, and auditing capabilities. This book is for IT specialists and architects who are interested in how SAP NetWeaver v7.3 interacts and uses the new features of DB2 10 for z/OS®. This book focuses on the SAP Business Suite of applications and how these applications run on IBM zEnterprise™ infrastructures. It begins with a brief overview of the SAP NetWeaver products and hardware and explains the ... [more]


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    Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2011, last updated 4 Jan 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. It is the first in a planned series of book designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to have successfully completed an introductory course in computer system concepts, such as computer organization and architecture, operating systems, data management, or data communications. They ... [more]


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    Linux on IBM System z: Performance Measurement and Tuning
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Dec 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses performance measurement and tuning for Linux for System z®. It is intended to help system administrators responsible for deploying Linux for System z understand the factors that influence system performance when running Linux as a z/VM® guest. This book starts by reviewing some of the basics involved in a well-running Linux for System z system. An overview of some of the monitoring tools that are available and some that were used throughout this book is also provided. Additionally, performance measurement and tuning at both the z/VM and the Linux ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R13 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 2 Standard Applications
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Dec 2011

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Set Up Security and Integration with the DataPower XI50z for zEnterprise
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 20 Dec 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the new IBM WebSphere® DataPower® Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise™ that bridges the gap between mainframe and distributed. The DataPower XI50z (a multifunctional appliance) within the zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) is managed with a single point of control, which can help to streamline operations and maintenance. The DataPower XI50z simplifies the translation of your existing formats to XML (hardware acceleration) for easier communication and connectivity. This book will help you install, tailor, and configure the new attributes ... [more]


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    Network Intrusion Prevention Design Guide: Using IBM Security Network IPS
    Security

    Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2011, last updated 16 Dec 2011

    Every organization today needs to manage the risk of exposing business-critical data, improve business continuity, and minimize the cost of managing IT security. Most all IT assets of an organization share a common network infrastructure. Therefore, the first line of defense is to establish proper network security. This security is a prerequisite for a logical set of technical countermeasures to protect from many different attack vectors that use the network to infiltrate the backbone of an organization. The IBM® Security Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) stops network-based threats ... [more]


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    Configuring Strong Authentication with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
    Security

    Redpapers, published 15 Dec 2011

    IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On automates sign-on and access to enterprise applications, eliminating the need to remember and manage user names and passwords. Users log on to Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On with a special user ID and password, and then, when they access their secured applications, the Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On agent enters their stored credentials automatically without the users needing to do so. Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On provides the usual features associated with password ... [more]


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    IBM CICS Event Processing: New Features in V4.2
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 9 Dec 2011

    IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® Version 4.1 made it possible to support event processing for business applications. Event processing can help the business community to gain insight into how their business processes are performing. Furthermore, event processing can help companies take advantage of new business opportunities by providing a non-invasive methodology for enhancing existing business applications. With the potential offered by event processing support, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 4.2 enhances this capability with a number of new features. This IBM Redpapers™ ... [more]


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    Integrating WebSphere Commerce with IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 8 Dec 2011

    Like IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme scale, WebSphere DataPower® XC10 Version 2 provides business and technical benefits to new and existing WebSphere Commerce deployments. This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides an overview of these benefits and explains how to configure WebSphere Commerce to use IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10. It also covers the technical aspects of installation, configuration, and monitoring. The paper is designed for current and potential users of WebSphere Commerce who want to add the DataPower XC10 appliance to their ... [more]


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    CICS Transaction Server from Start to Finish
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2011

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss CICS®, which stands for Customer Information Control System. It is a general-purpose transaction processing subsystem for the z/OS® operating system. CICS provides services for running an application online where, users submit requests to run applications simultaneously. CICS manages sharing resources, the integrity of data, and prioritizes execution with fast response. CICS authorizes users, allocates resources (real storage and cycles), and passes on database requests by the application to the appropriate database manager, such as DB2®. We ... [more]


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    A Thorough Introduction to 64-Bit Aggregates
    Storage Software

    Redpapers, published 7 Nov 2011, last updated 1 Dec 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses the 64-bit aggregate type released in Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode. This publication is intended for IT and storage decision makers seeking a thorough introduction to the advantages of the 64-bit aggregate type released in Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode. The maximum size of a 64-bit aggregate is much bigger than the size that was supported in earlier releases of Data ONTAP. This aggregate type, called 64-bit aggregate, offers a much larger size threshold while providing all the advantages and capabilities of 32-bit aggregates, including flexibility and storage ... [more]


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    Deploying Cloud Components on POWER
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Nov 2011, last updated 28 Nov 2011

    “The world is changing. A new reality is emerging for organizations of every size from every part of the planet. It’s called the cloud—a profound evolution of IT with revolutionary implications for business and society, creating new possibilities and enabling more efficient, flexible and collaborative computing models.” _ http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/ This IBM® Redbooks™ publication applies to Version 6 Release 1 of AIX® on POWER® systems. This book is provided as an additional resource as you investigate or consider implementing and deploying a cloud in a POWER® environment ... [more]


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    Integrating WebSphere Portal with DataPower XC10
    Digital Experience

    Redpapers, published 23 Nov 2011

    IBM® offers two elastic caching options: IBM WebSphere® eXtreme Scale and the IBM WebSphere DataPower® XC10 appliance. Although WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides the ultimate flexibility across a broad range of caching scenarios, the WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance is built for simple, drop-in caching scenarios that require few software configuration and application code changes to your existing environment. The WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance can be fully operational within a couple of hours of being wheeled into your data center. Additionally, a single appliance provides 240 GB of ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V8: Administration and Configuration Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 22 Nov 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides system administrators and developers with the knowledge to configure an IBM WebSphere® Application Server Version 8 runtime environment, to package and deploy applications, and to perform ongoing management of the WebSphere environment. As one in a series of IBM Redbooks publications and IBM Redpapers publications for V8, the entire series is designed to give you in-depth information about key WebSphere Application Server features. In this book, we provide a detailed exploration of the WebSphere Application Server V8 runtime administration process. ... [more]


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    Installing Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Linux on System z
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 22 Nov 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes experiences gained while installing Oracle Database 11gR2 with Grid Infrastructure (GI). It covers the set up and installation process for these environments:
    - Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with DASD
    - Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with FCP/SCSI
    - Setting up SLES11 with DASD
    - Setting up SLES11 with FCP/SCSI disks
    - Examples include the installation of the Grid Infrastructure, installation of a single instance database and installation of a two-node Real Application Cluster (RAC) database.
    In all ... [more]


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    Security on IBM z/VSE
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2011

    One of a firm's most valuable resources is its data: client lists, accounting data, employee information, and so on. This critical data has to be securely managed and controlled, and simultaneously made available to those users authorized to see it. The IBM® z/VSE™ system has extensive capabilities to simultaneously share the firm's data among multiple users and protect them. Threats to this data come from a variety of sources. Insider threats, as well as malicious hackers, are not only difficult to detect and prevent—they could have been using resources without the business even being ... [more]


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    Virtualization with IBM Workload Deployer: Designing and Deploying Virtual Systems
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 10 Nov 2011

    The IBM® Workload Deployer appliance provides a solid foundation for private cloud strategy, enabling the rapid adoption and deployment of both infrastructure and platform as a Service offering. The IBM Workload Deployer uses the concept of patterns to describe the logical configuration of both the physical and virtual assets that comprise a particular solution. The use of patterns allows an organization to construct an individual element or integrated solution one time, and then dispense the final product on demand. Virtual system patterns are comprised of an operating system and IBM ... [more]


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    Implementing an InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 9 Nov 2011

    Today, organizations face tremendous challenges with data explosion and information governance. InfoSphere™ Optim™ solutions solve the data growth problem at the source by managing the enterprise application data. The Optim Data Growth solutions are consistent, scalable solutions that include comprehensive capabilities for managing enterprise application data across applications, databases, operating systems, and hardware platforms. You can align the management of your enterprise application data with your business objectives to improve application service levels, lower costs, and mitigate ... [more]


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    SnapManager 1.0 for Hyper-V
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 9 Nov 2011

    Backups, restores, and disaster recovery can place a huge overhead on the Hyper-V virtual infrastructure. SnapManager for Hyper-V simplifies and automates the backup process by leveraging the underlying N series Snapshot and SnapRestore technologies to provide fast, space-efficient, disk-based backups and rapid, granular restore and recovery of virtual machines (VMs) and the associated data sets. This document details the recommendations for deploying and using SnapManager 1.0 for Hyper-V. With the adoption of virtualization technologies, data centers have been transformed, and the number of ... [more]


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    Gaining Insight into IBM CICS Systems with Events
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 8 Nov 2011

    Increasing challenges have put an even greater demand on enterprises around the world. These challenges include requirements on business compliance, governance with financial transparency, information privacy, and process control. However, businesses continuously look for new opportunities to satisfy new consumer demands by reacting swiftly and effectively to maximize their full potential. IBM® System z® is a premier platform, with IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® running a huge number of critical business applications. Enterprises look to these business applications to get possible ... [more]


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    Setup and Configuration for IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.1 for Single-Server and Cluster Environments
    Security

    Redpapers, published 24 Nov 2010, last updated 7 Nov 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication covers the detailed step-by-step installation of IBM Tivoli® Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.1 onto a single-server and a clustered environment. This paper supplements the IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.1 Installation Guide and IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.1 Setup Guide. Do not use this document in isolation. Check the relevant guides in the Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Information Center as you perform the install. There might be various reasons to install Tivoli ... [more]


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    Using CICS Transaction Gateway, High Availability, and the CICS Explorer
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 25 Oct 2011, last updated 4 Nov 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how the CICS® Explorer™ can be used to aid configuration and administration of the CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS®. Starting from a basic system configuration, it takes you through the steps to create a high availability topology and implement request monitoring. At a high level, the procedures described are:
    - Configure CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS
    - Set up the CICS TG plug-in for CICS Explorer
    - Start up and administer the Gateway daemon on z/OS
    - Configure CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) connections ... [more]


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    SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Oct 2011, last updated 1 Nov 2011

    IBM® invented the virtualization technology starting in the 1960s on the mainframe, and the functionalities evolved and were ported to other platforms and improved the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features. With virtualization, you achieve better asset utilization, reduced operating costs, and faster responsiveness to changing business demands. Every technology vendor in the SAP ecosystem understands virtualization as slightly different capabilities on different levels (storage and server hardware, processor, memory, I/O resources or the application, and so on). It is ... [more]


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    Uncovering Application Runtime Expert - IBM i 7.1
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 31 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces IBM Application Runtime Expert for i, which is a new product that has the potential to revolutionize how you do application service and support. IBM Application Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can help you ensure consistent performance and deployment for any workload running on your system. ARE allows you to build and maintain an application knowledge base, one that can be used to automatically apply its knowledge to verify a system. ARE provides a GUI that allows you to collect and verify a customized set of information, system settings, and attributes about: ... [more]


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    IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to build production topologies for IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5. It is aimed at IT Architects and IT Specialists who want to understand and implement these topologies. Use this book to select the appropriate production topologies for a given environment, then follow the step-by-step instructions included in this book to build these topologies. Part one introduces IBM Business Process Manager and provides an overview of basic topology components, and Process Server and Process Center. This part also provides an overview of the ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2011, last updated 26 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution consists of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7650G Deduplication Gateway (3958-DD1 and DD3) hardware, as well as the IBM System Storage TS7650 Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1). They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We introduce data deduplication ... [more]


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    IT Security Policy Management Usage Patterns Using IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager
    Security

    Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2011

    In a growing number of organizations, policies are the key mechanism by which the capabilities and requirements of services are expressed and made available to other entities. The goals established and driven by the business need to be consistently implemented, managed and enforced by the service-oriented infrastructure; expressing these goals as policy and effectively managing this policy is fundamental to the success of any IT and application transformation. First, a flexible policy management framework must be in place to achieve alignment with business goals and consistent security ... [more]


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    Creating IBM i Client Partitions Using Virtual Partition Manager
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 26 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ provides steps, considerations, limitations, and links to information regarding the creation of IBM i Client Partitions using the third generation of Virtual Partition Manager (VPM). Beginning with IBM i 7.1, the Virtual Partition Manager was enhanced and now allows you to create and manage Linux partitions and IBM i partitions without the use of the Hardware Management Console (HMC), Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), or Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). It involves the use of VPM and the new support for Ethernet layer-2 bridging between a physical ... [more]


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    Value Realization from Efficient Software Deployment
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2011, last updated 25 Oct 2011

    Many companies have a complex process for purchasing software that is required by IT projects, or better, by the business. Usually software is purchased by a centralized procurement function, and is either purchased on a project-by-project basis or as a large periodic software contract. Unfortunately purchasing software products does not automatically mean that these products are exploited throughout the organization providing the maximum possible value to the business units. Several issues call for a structured approach that gets the most business value out of software already purchased. ... [more]


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    IBM IMS Version 12 Technical Overview
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 25 Oct 2011

    IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) provides leadership in performance, reliability, and security to help you implement the most strategic and critical enterprise applications. IMS also keeps pace with the IT industry. IMS, Enterprise Suite 2.1, and IMS Tools continue to evolve to provide value and meet the needs of enterprise customers. With IMS 12, integration and open access improvements provide flexibility and support business growth requirements. Manageability enhancements help optimize system staff productivity by improving ease of use and autonomic computing facilities and by ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS3500 Introduction and Implementation Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 20 May 2011, last updated 24 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® DS3500, providing an overview of its design and specifications, and describing in detail how to set up, configure, and administer it. This edition covers updates and functions available with the DS3500 Storage Manager Version 10.70 (firmware level 7.70). IBM has combined best-of-breed development with leading 6 Gbps host interface and drive technology in the IBM System Storage DS3500 Express. With its simple, efficient, and flexible approach to storage, the DS3500 is a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to System x® ... [more]


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    Smarter Data Centers: Accelerating the Move to a Smarter Planet
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 11 Oct 2011, last updated 21 Oct 2011

    Our data centers must become immensely more efficient and flexible in order to meet the need for energy while keeping costs in check as the demand for and price of resources continue to rise. However, the realization of this efficiency requires a deep and pervasive transformation in how data centers are designed, managed, operated, populated, and billed, mandating a unified and coordinated effort across organizational and functional boundaries toward a common set of goals. It is no longer sufficient to address facilities and IT operations as separate and distinct. While significant ... [more]


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    Smarter Data Centers: Achieving Greater Efficiency
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 21 Oct 2011

    As we move towards becoming a smarter planet and the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent, the demands for data center resources are increasing rapidly. Smaller and more densely packed servers providing greater amounts of computing power can substantially increase power and cooling needs, while growing data volumes necessitate larger storage and network bandwidth capacities. Environmental and regulatory requirements can introduce additional limits on carbon emissions and water consumption. To satisfy these demands while keeping costs in check, our data centers ... [more]


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    IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
    Tape storage

    Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

    IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution, designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. See latest abstract here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1343.html


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    IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
    Tape storage

    Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

    The IBM® System Storage® 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 take advantage of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.


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    IBM zEnterprise System Technical Introduction
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2011, last updated 19 Oct 2011

    Recently, the IT industry has seen an explosion in applications, architectures, and platforms. With the generalized availability of the internet and the appearance of commodity hardware and software, several patterns have emerged that have gained center stage. Workloads have changed. Many applications, including mission-critical ones, are deployed in heterogeneous infrastructures. System z® design has adapted to this change. IBM® has a holistic approach to System z design, which includes hardware, software, and procedures. It takes into account a wide range of factors, including ... [more]


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    Metadata Management with IBM InfoSphere Information Server
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 18 Oct 2011

    What do you know about your data? And how do you know what you know about your data? Information governance initiatives address corporate concerns about the quality and reliability of information in planning and decision-making processes. Metadata management refers to the tools, processes, and environment that are provided so that organizations can reliably and easily share, locate, and retrieve information from these systems. Enterprise-wide information integration projects integrate data from these systems to one location to generate required reports and analysis. During this type of ... [more]


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    Considerations for Transitioning Highly Available Applications to System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Sep 2011, last updated 14 Oct 2011

    You may have several triggers to investigate the feasibility of moving a workload or set of workloads to the IBM® System z® platform. These triggers could be concerns about operational cost, manageability, or delivering the agreed service levels, among others. Investigating the feasibility of a possible migration or transition to any other platform, including System z, requires a number of basic steps. These steps usually start with an understanding of the current workload and its pain points, and end with a business case to move the workload. It is important to find out how easy a migration ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM AIX Workload Partitions
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2011, last updated 14 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an update of the latest AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) capabilities. It provides a how-to guide and well-defined and documented deployment model for system administrators and architects using WPARs in AIX® Version 7.1 within an IBM POWER® System virtualized environment. This book helps clients create a planned foundation for their future deployments. This book is targeted toward technical professionals, such as business intelligence (BI) consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists, who are responsible for providing solutions ... [more]


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    QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 InfiniBand Switches
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 12 Apr 2011, last updated 14 Oct 2011

    The QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 are 36-port, 72-port, and 324-port Quad Data Rate (QDR, 40 GB) InfiniBand switches, respectively, designed for cost-effective linking resources into a cluster or providing an edge switch option for a large fabric. Clients can tailor the modular product to meet present and future needs. The QLogic 12200-BS21, 12800-040, and 12800-180 are a series of products that deliver high-speed networking features and ... [more]


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    IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS: Deployment and Migration Considerations
    Security

    Redpapers, published 7 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (ISKLM) for IBM z/OS® V1.1 and includes topics that discuss encryption capabilities, installation considerations, keystores, auditing, troubleshooting, and migration considerations. We also discuss common practices for key management and provide a sample REXX code procedure for exporting a data key. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS manages encryption keys for storage, simplifying deployment and maintaining availability to data at rest natively on the System z mainframe environment. Security Key Lifecycle ... [more]


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    How to Determine the Amount of Memory Used By the System Firmware From the IBM i Command Line
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 Oct 2011

    This document describes and contains a program that can be used to determine the amount of memory that is currently allocated (reserved) to the System Firmware (Hypervisor), straight from the IBM i command line. The program name is DSPFMWMEM. Written by: Matias Centeno Lozada IBM® AS/400®, iSeries™, System i™, and Power Systems™ SW Support Specialist MTS - IBM Argentina Support Center


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    Retrieve the Network Configuration of the System Manager Attached to Your Server From an IBM i Command Line
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 Oct 2011

    This document describes and contains a program that can be used to query the current status of every Hardware Management Console (HMC ) or System Manager (SM) connected to your server, straight from the IBM i command line. The program name is DSPSMDTA. The program uses the new selection value x'0206' of the MATMATR instruction, which basically returns the machine type/model/serial number plus the TCP/IP configuration of every HMC or SM that is connected to the Server. Written by: Matias Centeno Lozada IBM® AS/400®, iSeries™, System i™, and Power Systems™ SW Support Specialist MTS - IBM ... [more]


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    New Watch for Event Function for IBM i 7.1: How to Take Advantage of QSYSMSG Message Queue
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 Oct 2011

    The message portion of the Watch for Event function has several enhancements beginning at IBM i 7.1, one of which is the support to watch for *ALL messages sent to a nonprogram message queue (such as QSYSMSG) or all messages sent to a program message queue for a job (job log). If the QSYSMSG message queue exists and is not damaged, certain messages are directed to it instead of, or in addition to, the QSYSOPR message queue. This allows a user-written program to gain control when certain messages are sent. The goal of this technote is to show you how to combine the best of both features ... [more]


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    N series SnapMirror Async Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 6 Oct 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of implementing N series SnapMirror Async technology, with step-by-step configuration examples and recommendations to assist the reader in designing an optimal SnapMirror solution. There are several approaches to increasing data availability in the face of hardware, software, or even site failures. Backups provide a way to recover lost data from an archival medium (tape or disk). Redundant hardware technologies also help mitigate the damage caused by hardware issues or failures. Mirroring provides a third mechanism to facilitate data ... [more]


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    z/OS V1.12 DFSMS Technical Update
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 30 Sep 2011

    Each release of DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS® platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R12 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. Also included are enhancements that were made available through enabling PTFs that have ... [more]


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    Simplifying Integration with IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 29 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication illustrates how the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise provides a secure, fast, cost-effective, easy-to-manage, all-in-one enterprise application integration solution. On top of all the benefits that the DataPower XI50 and XI52 already provide, incorporating the DataPower XI50z into zEnterprise also provides a number of additional benefits: - Exploitation of the high-speed intraensemble data network (IEDN) connecting the zEnterprise Blade Extension (zBX) with the zEnterprise central processor complex (CPC), either a zEnterprise ... [more]


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    z/OS Identity Propagation
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication explores various implementations of z/OS® Identity Propagation where the distributed identity of an end user is passed to z/OS and used to map to a RACF® user ID, and any related events in the audit trail from RACF show both RACF and distributed identities. This book describes the concept of identity propagation and how it can address the end-to end accountability issue of many customers. It describes, at a high level, what identity propagation is, and why it is important to us. It shows a conceptual view of the key elements necessary to accomplish this. This ... [more]


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    Building a Service Versioning Gateway with WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V7.5
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 29 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces a Service Versioning Gateway. It is, as the name indicates, a gateway that exists between service consumers and service providers and offers consumer-specific virtual service interfaces without requiring a specific service provider implementation for each of the interfaces. In other words, the gateway is capable of handling particular cases of service evolution and versioning. Containment of multiple approaches to implementation makes possible the gateway described in this document. These approaches share a common architecture but differ in the specifics of ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director Management Console: Introduction and Overview
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2011, last updated 22 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) against the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC). The IBM Systems Director Management Console provides system administrators the ability to manage IBM Power System® servers as well as IBM Power Blade servers. It is based on IBM Systems Director. This publication is designed for system administrators to use as a deskside reference when managing Virtual Servers (formerly partitions) using the SDMC. The major functions that the SDMC provides are server hardware management and virtualization ... [more]


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    IBM CICS Scalability: New Features in V4.2
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 20 Sep 2011

    CICS® Transaction Server is the IBM® general-purpose transaction processing software for z/OS®. It is a powerful application server that meets the transaction-processing needs of both large and small enterprises. It builds on z/OS and System z® facilities to provide high availability and scalability at a low cost per transaction, and it supports large transaction volumes with a fast and consistent response time. CICS Transaction Server for z/OS handles billions of transactions a week. Companies around the world rely on their CICS systems in their daily operation. It is important that the ... [more]


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    Smart SOA Connectivity Patterns: Unleash the Power of IBM WebSphere Connectivity Portfolio
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 7 Sep 2011, last updated 15 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides you with a path to demystify the complexity of adopting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to integrating applications and services. With an iterative evolution of a fictitious company, which is called ITSO Enterprise, we demonstrate several scenarios about how we can implement an IBM Smart SOA approach that helps ITSO Enterprise to achieve its business goals to be a global interconnected enterprise, one step at a time. It is not our intention to dive into the extremely technical details of every product or to tell you specific solutions ... [more]


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    Security Functions of IBM DB2 10 for z/OS
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 2 Sep 2011, last updated 14 Sep 2011

    IBM® DB2® 9 and 10 for z/OS® have added functions in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and audit capability that provide solutions for the most compelling requirements. DB2 10 enhances the DB2 9 role-based security with additional administrative and other finer-grained authorities and privileges. This authority granularity helps separate administration and data access that provide only the minimum appropriate authority. The authority profiles provide better separation of duties while limiting or eliminating blanket authority over all aspects of a table and its data. In addition, ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 29 Aug 2011, last updated 14 Sep 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8 environments. The target audience of this book is IT architects and consultants who want more information about the planning and designing of application-serving environments, from small to large, and complex implementations. This book addresses the packaging and features in WebSphere Application Server V8 and highlights the most common implementation topologies. It provides information about planning for specific tasks and components that conform to the ... [more]


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    The Business Value of the Jazz Architecture: How the Right Architectural Choices Unlock the Value of Lifecycle Tools
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 13 Sep 2011

    Almost as soon as software development entered the business mainstream, it evolved from being the work of a small handful of programmers to the product of a team operating within a recognizable lifecycle, incorporating identifiable activities of requirements definition, design, coding and test. Just as rapidly, practitioners and project managers alike recognized two essential truths: coordination between team members and across the lifecycle is both essential to delivering business value and extremely hard to achieve. Today, software delivery is both more complex and more business critical ... [more]


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    Cloud Computing and the Value of zEnterprise
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 12 Sep 2011

    The emergence of cloud computing delivery models for IT services has many executives thinking they can reduce costs and improve qualities of services for their user communities. But, not all server platforms are equal when it comes to cloud computing. The function-rich, highly secure zEnterprise infrastructure makes it an ideal environment for cloud computing. This IBM® Redguide™ publication highlights the distinctions of cloud computing on the IBM® zEnterprise System and its unique ability to integrate and manage workload-optimized software solutions spanning multiple server architectures. ... [more]


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    Taking Back Control of Your IT Infrastructure: Consolidating to a Data Center in a Box
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 7 Sep 2011

    The relatively recent advent of server virtualization for distributed systems has given companies much needed relief in dealing with server sprawl. However, consolidating all workloads “in place” on the same distributed-system architecture is not necessarily the best choice to maximize business agility while driving down expenses. The IBM zEnterprise System delivers a unique workload optimization and server consolidation platform that can help companies spend less on IT, and at the same time, deliver superior levels of service quality that can create improved business results. This IBM ... [more]


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    NAS / N series Solution Design for Real-time Compression Appliances
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 3 Sep 2011

    Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances (RTCA) for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information—particularly in unstructured files—is exploding but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection and access. IBM Real-time ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in Virtual Infrastructure Environments
    Storage Software

    Redpapers, published 1 Sep 2011

    Many customers have adopted VMware ESX as their server consolidation and virtualization solution. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how to plan for IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center monitoring of your VMware ESX environment. This paper is intended for storage administrators who will plan for and configure Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to Monitor VMware servers and then produce reports. This paper guides you through the required steps to successfully complete these tasks. In addition, this paper includes several scenarios that show you how to use Tivoli Storage Productivity ... [more]


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    IBM Sterling Solutions for Commerce
    Commerce

    Redpapers, published 31 Aug 2011

    This IBM Redpaper describes IBM Sterling Solutions for Commerce and provides a business process example to illustrate how the fully integrated solution can help companies in obtaining cross-channel excellence.


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    DataPower SOA Appliance Service Planning, Implementation, and Best Practices
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2011, last updated 25 Aug 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you to better understand the effective use of the WebSphere® DataPower® family of appliances. It provides guidance on the best methods identified to date for building the various components that implement solutions, such as handling MQ-based message flows or creating authentication and authorization policies. The information and recommendations in this publication are the result of real world experiences using the appliances. Such experience shows that taking the time to plan a solution implementation before beginning the work yields the greatest ... [more]


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    IBM Smart Analytics System
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2011, last updated 24 Aug 2011

    The IBM® Smart Analytics System is a fully-integrated and scalable data warehouse solution that combines software, server, and storage resources to offer optimal business intelligence and information management performance for enterprises. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the architecture and components of the IBM Smart Analytics System family. We describe the installation and configuration of the IBM Smart Analytics System and show how to manage the systems effectively to deliver an enterprise class service. This book explains the importance of integrating the IBM Smart Analytics ... [more]


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    WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and Management
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 10 Aug 2011, last updated 22 Aug 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains a summary of the leading practices for implementing and managing a WebSphere® eXtreme Scale installation. The information in this book is a result of years of experience that IBM has had in with production WebSphere eXtreme Scale implementations. The input was received from specialists, architects, and other practitioners who have participated in engagements around the world. The book provides a brief introduction to WebSphere eXtreme Scale and an overview of the architecture. It then provides advice about topology design, capacity planning and ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM SAFR to Solve Financial Accounting Challenges
    z Systems Software

    Redguides, published 29 Sep 2010, last updated 18 Aug 2011

    Financial services companies face tremendous challenges related to information processing and financial reporting. Some of these challenges are caused by massive increases in both the amount of data and the complexity of financial systems that have occurred in recent years. Others are related to expanded regulatory demands for data transparency and compliance with specific reporting and audit requirements like International Financial Reporting Standards and GAAP. At the same time, the business demands that timely and accurate information be produced in a cost-effective manner, in ways that ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS Mainframe Security and Audit Management Using the IBM Security zSecure Suite
    Security

    Redbooks, published 18 Aug 2011

    Every organization has a core set of mission-critical data that must be protected. Security lapses and failures are not simply disruptions—they can be catastrophic events, and the consequences can be felt across the entire organization. As a result, security administrators face serious challenges in protecting the company’s sensitive data. IT staff are challenged to provide detailed audit and controls documentation at a time when they are already facing increasing demands on their time, due to events such as mergers, reorganizations, and other changes. Many organizations do not have enough ... [more]


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    Smart SOA Solutions with WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition V7.5
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides you with a technical overview of IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition V7.5. Part 1 outlines the roles of a service registry and an enterprise service bus (ESB), and explains the benefits of combining these technologies. Part 2 focuses specifically on the ESB and registry that is offered by WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition. It also describes topology choices and installation. Part 3 presents a fictional business scenario that demonstrates how an organization can register services and build simple and advanced ... [more]


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    A Guide to Writing Advanced Access Profiles for IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
    Security

    Redpapers, published 15 Aug 2011

    IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On enables users to access all their applications, including web, desktop and heritage, and network resources, with the use of a single strong password. The solution helps simplify password management, protects information with strong authentication, and secures kiosks and shared workstations. Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On helps strengthen security and meet regulations through stronger passwords and an open authentication device interface with a wide choice of strong authentication factors. It also facilitates ... [more]


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    Architecting a Highly Efficient Image Management System with Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment
    Security

    Redpapers, published 7 Mar 2007, last updated 11 Aug 2011

    Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment provisions operating systems and applications to computers using the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) industry standard for bare-metal installation. A bare-metal installation eliminates the need for an operating system to be present on a local disk drive. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is a turn-key solution to the most common provisioning issues and provides an easy to use, turn-key solution for education, SMB, or larger accounts. In this IBM Redpaper, we discuss how to design and implement a highly effective image management ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Technical Overview
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 5 Aug 2011

    IBM WebSphere® Application Server is the implementation by IBM® of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platform. It conforms to the Java EE 6 specifications as one of its supporting programming models. WebSphere Application Server is available in unique packages that are designed to meet a wide range of customer requirements. At the heart of each package is a WebSphere Application Server that provides the runtime environment for enterprise applications. This IBM Redpaper™ publication discusses the runtime server component of WebSphere Application ... [more]


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    WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 2 Search Solution Overview and Deployment
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 13 Jul 2011, last updated 5 Aug 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the enhanced search capabilities of the newest release of IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 2. We divided this book into three parts to highlight search business-to-consumer (B2C) and search business-to-business (B2B) use cases and a conceptual overview of the search solution. This book can help you to enable the search features of WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 2 and set up the WebSphere Commerce search environment, experience the design and management of Solr indexes, and experience several B2C scenarios using the Madisons Feature ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R12 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 4 Security and Policy-Based Networking
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Jul 2011, last updated 27 Jul 2011

    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. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of communication protocols managed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), an open, volunteer, organization. Because of its openness, the TCP/IP protocol suite has become the foundation for the set of technologies that form the basis of ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for DB2 z/OS V6.5
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 27 Jul 2011

    IBM® InfoSphere™ Change Data Capture for z/OS® uses log-based change data capture technology to provide low impact capture and rapid delivery of changes to and from DB2® z/OS in heterogeneous environments without impacting source systems. Customers get the up-to-date information they need to make actionable, trusted business decisions while optimizing MIPS costs. Change Data Capture can also be used to synchronize data in real time between multiple data environments to support active data warehousing, live reporting, operational business intelligence, application consolidations and ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Solutions for Smarter Systems
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 21 Jul 2011

    IBM® offers storage solutions that address the key needs of storage efficiency and data protection and retention. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows that IBM has the technology, products, and services to help keep your storage systems enabled and your business flourishing. The information presented is structured as follows: Storage efficiency: - Virtualization - Tiering ‭ Thin provisioning ‭ Flexible delivery ‭ Compression ‭ Deduplication - Visibility Data protection: ‭ Backup and restore ‭ Continuous operations ‭ Retention and compliance This book has been written for those ... [more]


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    Proven Practices for Enhancing Performance: A Q & A for IBM WebSphere ILOG BRMS 7.1
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 21 Jul 2011

    You must consider many aspects when addressing performance questions for a Business Rule Management System (BRMS). Historically, many of the questions have centered around rule execution, such as “How fast is the rule engine?”, “How much memory does it require?”, and “How many CPUs will I need to execute 1000 rules per second?” As illustrated in this IBM® Redpaper™ document, the answers do not always come from the engine’s intrinsic capabilities, but they depend on the application and the way that the Rule Execution Server is used. The purpose of this paper is to provide information ... [more]


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    Performance and Capacity Implications for a Smarter Planet
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 12 Jul 2011, last updated 14 Jul 2011

    IBM® uses the phrase Smarter Planet™ to describe its vision for the future, in which the world’s systems become increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and infused with intelligence to better manage the environments in which we work, play, and live. Real examples of current and emerging technologies exist. These technologies are starting to enable “smarter” solutions for vital domains, such as energy, transportation, food production, conservation, finance, and health care. For such an ambitious vision to become a reality, there are many technical challenges to address, among them ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Jun 2011, last updated 7 Jul 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication examines the IBM Tivoli® Directory Server for z/OS®. IBM Tivoli Directory Server is a powerful Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) infrastructure that provides a foundation for deploying comprehensive identity management applications and advanced software architectures. This publication provides an introduction to the IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS that provides a brief summary of its features and a examination of the possible deployment topologies. It discusses planning a deployment of IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS, which includes ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Tape in UNIX Systems
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 16 Oct 2007, last updated 6 Jul 2011

    This IBM Redbooks publication follows The IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the TS1120 Tape Drive and libraries in UNIX environments. The book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations for the AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX operating systems. In the first part of the book, we describe how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. We also describe ... [more]


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    Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) in a Cross Platform Environment
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2011, last updated 30 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a documented deployment model for IBM GPFS™ in a cross-platform environment with IBM Power Systems™, Linux, and Windows servers. With IBM GPFS, customers can have a planned foundation for file systems management for cross-platform access solutions. This book examines the functional, integration, simplification, and usability changes with GPFS v3.4. It can help the technical teams provide file system management solutions and technical support with GPFS, based on Power Systems virtualized environments for cross-platform file systems management. The ... [more]


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    Introduction to CICS Dynamic Scripting
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 28 Mar 2011, last updated 30 Jun 2011

    IBM® CICS® Transaction Server Feature Pack for Dynamic Scripting embeds and integrates technology from WebSphere® sMash into the CICS TS V4.1 run time, helping to reduce the time and cost of CICS application development. The Feature Pack provides a robust, managed environment for a wide range of situational applications allowing PHP and Groovy developers to create reports, dashboards, and widgets, and integrate CICS assets into mash-ups, and much more. The CICS Dynamic Scripting Feature Pack combines the benefits of scripted, Web 2.0 applications with easy and secure access to CICS ... [more]


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    N series Thin Provisioning
    Industry Solutions

    Redpapers, published 29 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces N series thin provisioning, describing the challenges of traditional approaches, the benefits of thin provisioning, and N series thin-provisioning differentiators. It also discusses how to implement and manage thin provisioning in the environment.


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    z/OS Traditional Application Maintenance and Support
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2011, last updated 23 Jun 2011

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we attempt to provide fresh insight into a problem domain that, in the authors’ opinions, has been pushed to the back burner of technology writing for far too long—the domain of z/OS® (traditional) mainframe maintenance and production support. Since the mid-1980’s, outside of a few websites and publications, this still-critical area of software has barely even received lip service by the world of mainstream technology media. In a small way, we are attempting address this situation. In this book, we provide information in “what and how to” sections on ... [more]


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    System z Crypto and TKE Update
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 31 May 2011, last updated 20 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides detailed information about the implementation of hardware cryptography in the System z10® server. We begin by summarizing the history of hardware cryptography on IBM Mainframe servers, introducing the cryptographic support available on the IBM System z10, introducing the Crypto Express3 feature, briefly comparing the functions provided by the hardware and software, and providing a high-level overview of the application programming interfaces available for invoking cryptographic support. This book then provides detailed information about the Crypto ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series and Microsoft Hyper-V Provisioning
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 13 Jun 2011

    Virtual infrastructure solutions, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, empower IT organizations to rapidly deploy virtual machines in all phases: development, test, and production. The tasks involved to deploy virtual machines usually generate many physical copies of virtual machine images, which demands more storage resources to maintain the many virtual machine instances and management resources to execute the many manual steps required to deploy these virtual machines individually. This IBM® Redpaper™ document describes how integration of Microsoft virtual environments with N series storage ... [more]


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    Connect Cloud and On-premise Applications Using IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Integration
    Application Integration

    Redguides, published 13 Jun 2011

    To cut costs, drive productivity, and provide new capabilities quickly, companies are turning to cloud applications to meet their business needs. On a daily basis, users require access to various systems and applications, including cloud applications and on-premise systems and applications. It is vital that these applications and systems are integrated and function seamlessly, providing the user with the latest information. Known for industry-leading application integration solutions, IBM® has enhanced its solution portfolio with the acquisition of Cast Iron Systems™ and and its ... [more]


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    DS8000: Introducing Solid State Drives
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 13 May 2009, last updated 13 Jun 2011

    Solid State Drives (SSDs) are high-IOPS class enterprise storage devices targeted at business critical production applications that can benefit from high levels of fast-access storage. In addition to better IOPS performance, SSDs offer a number of potential benefits over electromechanical Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), including better reliability, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and lower acoustical noise. This paper explores the characteristics of SSDs, available for all DS8000 models as an optional, RPQ based feature. This paper was written for the DS8100 and DS8300 with ... [more]


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    IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise and Data Integration
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 10 Jun 2011

    IBM® ILOG® ODM Enterprise is a platform to implement and deploy corporate custom solutions for optimization-based planning and scheduling. Developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals is hard work. With ILOG ODM Enterprise, business leaders can make better decisions through what-if analysis, scenario management, and collaboration. This IBM Redpaper™ publication showcases the optimization scenario of the Supply Demand application for ILOG ODM Enterprise. This scenario highlights the product features. It includes ... [more]


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    Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch
    Storage Networking

    Product Guide, published 7 Jun 2011

    The Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch features up to 48 wire-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports in a two-rack unit (2U) platform. The Juniper Networks® EX4500 Ethernet Switch delivers Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity to networked devices such as System x® servers and other networking switches. Two optional high-speed uplink modules offer four additional 10GbE small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP+) ports each for connecting to upstream devices. The EX4500 base switch provides 40 fixed 10GbE pluggable ports that can also support GbE connectors for added flexibility starting in ... [more]


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    DataPower SOA Appliance Administration, Deployment, and Best Practices
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 6 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on operational and managerial aspects for DataPower® appliance deployments. DataPower appliances provide functionality that crosses both functional and organizational boundaries, which introduces unique management and operational challenges. For example, a DataPower appliance can provide network functionality, such as load balancing, and at the same time, provide enterprise service bus (ESB) capabilities, such as transformation and intelligent content-based routing. This IBM Redbooks publication provides guidance at both a general and technical level ... [more]


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    Selling and Fulfillment Solutions Using WebSphere Commerce and IBM Sterling Order Management
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication brings together subject matter experts with experience using the leading IBM customer interaction platform for cross-channel and online commerce, IBM WebSphere® Commerce, with the powerful IBM Sterling Order Management, which coordinates order fulfillment from all channels and across the extended enterprise. An integrated solution was built in the lab that illustrates how these products can be integrated to benefit IBM customers. This publication focuses on the integration of the IBM high-volume commerce solution designed to address enterprise commerce needs ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Distributed Functions
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 30 Jul 2009, last updated 26 May 2011

    Distributed Relational Database Architecture™ (DRDA®) is a set of protocols that permits multiple local and remote database systems and application programs, to work together. Any combination of relational database management products that use DRDA can be connected to form a distributed relational database management system. DRDA coordinates communication between systems by defining what can be exchanged and how it must be exchanged. DB2® for z/OS® Distributed Data Facility (DDF) is a built-in component which provides the connectivity to and from other servers or clients over the network. ... [more]


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    Migration Use Cases with the Migration Manager
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2011, last updated 23 May 2011

    The Migration Manager enables you to migrate configuration content from one production environment to another. The typical use is to migrate configuration content from a development environment to a test environment and then on to production for the Tivoli® process automation engine and its applications, such as IBM® Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) and IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager®. The goal of migration is to ensure that your production environment fully meets the needs of your users. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers the most common migration use cases ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming: Volume 5
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 12 May 2011

    The ABCs of z/OS® System Programming is an eleven-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful learning tool. The contents of the volumes are: Volume 1: ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming: Volume 9
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 27 Apr 2011, last updated 12 May 2011

    The ABCs of z/OS System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. The contents of the volumes are as follows: ... [more]


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    Setting Up and Using the IBM System z CPU Measurement Facility with z/OS
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 11 May 2011, last updated 12 May 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help you install and manage the IBM System z® CPU Measurement Facility (CPU MF) capability. In this paper, you can learn how CPU MF gathers data and how this data can be used to more effectively manage your mainframe environment. You can also learn how this data can be used by IBM to help you more accurately characterize your workloads in preparation for capacity upgrades. The topics covered in this paper target system programmers, capacity planners, or other technical personnel with working knowledge of systems and ... [more]


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    IBM zEnterprise 196 Configuration Setup
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Nov 2010, last updated 9 May 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM zEnterprise 196 server. The z196 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and discusses implementation examples in detail. This book is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM System z® configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM System z technology and terminology. For details about the z196 server, see ... [more]


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    IBM Data Center Networking: Planning for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 9 May 2011

    The enterprise data center has evolved dramatically in recent years. It has moved from a model that placed multiple data centers closer to users to a more centralized dynamic model. The factors influencing this evolution are varied but can mostly be attributed to regulatory, service level improvement, cost savings, and manageability. Multiple legal issues regarding the security of data housed in the data center have placed security requirements at the forefront of data center architecture. As the cost to operate data centers has increased, architectures have moved towards consolidation of ... [more]


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    IBM solidDB: Delivering Data with Extreme Speed
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 6 May 2011

    The world seems to be getting smaller and business moving much faster. To be successful in this type of environment you need instantaneous access to any information, immediate responses to queries, and constant availability, on a worldwide basis, and in a world where the volume of data is growing exponentially. You need the best resources you can get, and ones that can satisfy those needs. IBM® can help. A primary component that can affect performance is access to disk-based data. And, as data volumes grow, so does the performance impact. To improve performance, it is time to look for ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R12 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 3 High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 May 2011

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Deploying a Cloud on IBM System z
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 28 Feb 2011, last updated 3 May 2011

    Cloud computing, using shared resources in public spaces instead of in-house IT organizations, is the latest thing in IT. Lines of business even bypass their own IT shops to take advantage of external providers of cloud offerings. However, many of the users that employ public cloud services have not considered issues involving security, compliance, and availability. Cloud represents a new business model that requires a process discipline as well as the use of a corresponding set of technologies. The new model requires an understanding of the hardware configuration, software images, a ... [more]


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    Windows Multipathing Options with System Storage N series
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 29 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ provides a description of the various multipathing options available for iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs on Microsoft® Windows® in conjunction with Data ONTAP®. The pros and cons of each solution are discussed with the intention of helping the reader determine the best solution for the reader's particular environment. In this paper, we also introduce the concepts of multipathing, and we briefly outline the installation steps and describe the management interface for the Windows operating system ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R12 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 2 Standard Applications
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2011, last updated 29 Apr 2011

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Ciena CN 4200 at Release Level 6.0.1 and 6.0.2
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 28 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z®-qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM-supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor ... [more]


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    z/OS Version 1 Release 12 Implementation
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2011, last updated 27 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes changes in installation and migration when migrating from a current z/OS® V1R10 and z/OS V1R11 to z/OS V1R12. Also described are tasks to prepare for the installation of z/OS V1R12, including ensuring that driving system and target system requirements are met, and coexistence requirements are satisfied. New migration actions are introduced in z/OS V1R12. This book focuses on identifying some of the new migration actions that must be performed for selected elements when migrating to z/OS V1R12. This book describes the following enhancements: ... [more]


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    Implementing Kerberos in a WebSphere Application Server Environment
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 22 Oct 2009, last updated 25 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses Kerberos technology with IBM WebSphere® Application Server V7.0.0.5 on distributed platforms. IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.5 Kerberos Authentication and single sign-on (SSO) features enable interoperability and identity propagation with other applications (such as .NET, DB2®, and others) that support the Kerberos authentication mechanism. With this feature, a user can log in once and then can access other applications that support Kerberos Authentication without having to log in a second time. It provides an SSO, end-to-end ... [more]


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    Scalable, Integrated Solutions for Elastic Caching Using IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2011, last updated 25 Apr 2011

    IBM® WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides a powerful, elastic, high-performance solution for scalability issues through caching and grid technology. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows architects and IT personnel how to leverage the power of WebSphere eXtreme Scale technology to enhance data caching performance in their enterprise networks. This book discusses the scalability challenges and solutions facing today’s dynamic business and IT environments. Topics discussed include existing scalability solutions, how WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into these solutions, and best practices ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Security Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 30 Jun 2009, last updated 25 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides the information that is needed to implement secure solutions with WebSphere® Application Server V7.0. It focuses on security for the application server and its components, including enterprise applications. This book includes administrative and infrastructure security, application security, and z/OS specifics. This book is intended for anyone who plans to secure applications and the application serving ... [more]


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    IBM Converged Switch B32
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® document introduces the IBM Converged Switch B32. This switch supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), and traditional Ethernet protocol connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE is a new protocol that can expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environment, and it helps to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet. Features of the IBM Converged Switch B32 include:
    - A 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation
    - Enterprise-class ... [more]


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    Managing IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Using the IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2011

    Today’s business environment has increased in the complexity and rate of change that a database administrator must control. The ability to respond quickly to a changing environment is constantly challenged by the explosion of data growth combined with a decline in an experienced work staff. The IBM® DB2® Administration Tool for z/OS® Version 10 helps you become productive from Day 1 with DB2 10 for z/OS by using performance savings right away, lowering the CPU costs while reducing the batch window. Users experience higher data availability by easily managing online schema changes, including ... [more]


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    IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 13 Feb 2011, last updated 22 Apr 2011

    Optim™ Performance Manager Extended Edition, a follow-on to DB2® Performance Expert, is one of the key products of the IBM® Optim Solution. Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition provides a comprehensive, proactive performance management approach. It helps organizations resolve emergent database problems before they impact the business. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the architecture and components of Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition. We provide information for planning the deployment of Optim Performance Manager and detail steps for successful installation, ... [more]


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    New Business Intelligence Solutions on the IBM System x3850 X5 Using XIV Storage
    System x

    Redguides, published 21 Apr 2011

    Business Intelligence (BI) is defined as the technology used to extract useful information from the vast amount of data that a business has been collecting over time. The information extracted can then be used by decision makers to guide their business to success. IBM® builds, tests, and publishes reference configurations to provide clients with guidelines when sizing their BI configurations. With the release of the new IBM eX5 servers with more processors and memory than ever before in an x86 platform, this Redguide™ shows you how you can get the most out of one of these high-performance ... [more]


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    IBM FileNet P8 Platform and Architecture
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2011, last updated 21 Apr 2011

    IBM® FileNet® Platform is a next-generation, unified enterprise foundation for the integrated IBM FileNet P8 products. It combines the enterprise content management with comprehensive business process management and compliance capabilities. IBM FileNet P8 addresses the most demanding compliance, content, and process management needs for your entire organization. It is a key element in creating an agile, adaptable enterprise content management (ECM) environment necessary to support a dynamic organization that must respond quickly to change. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we provide an ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Tellabs 7100 OTS Release FP5.1.1.f4
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 20 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM-supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor ... [more]


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    An Analytics and Business Intelligence Solution Using IBM Smart Analytics System on eX5 Servers
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 13 Apr 2011, last updated 20 Apr 2011

    In today’s business growth, data is being generated at an incredible rate. At the same time, the move toward real-time computing requires faster and more reliable data access, especially when databases are used to drive client-facing applications. Some data is structured, residing in relational databases that are distributed throughout the business, but far more data is unstructured, residing in emails, call center logs, documents, web pages, and multimedia files, to name only a few repositories. Most businesses understand the tremendous value locked within these varied data repositories. ... [more]


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    Highly Available and Scalable Systems with IBM eX5 and DB2 pureScale
    System x

    Redpapers, published 14 Apr 2011, last updated 19 Apr 2011

    The pressures related to managing transactional databases are increasing rapidly. Business growth, the drive to consolidate databases, and the need to deploy new, data-intensive technologies are fostering the massive expansion of data volumes and application workloads. At the same time, the move toward real-time computing requires faster and more reliable data access, especially when databases are used to drive client-facing applications. Businesses need simpler and more cost-effective strategies for expanding their database environment. IBM and Intel® provide an answer to this challenge ... [more]


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    Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V8 Programming Guide
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2011, last updated 19 Apr 2011

    IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software V8 is the full-function Eclipse 3.6 technology-based development platform for developing Java™ Platform, Standard Edition Version 6 (Java SE 6) and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition Version 6 (Java EE 6) applications. Beyond this function, Rational Application Developer provides development tools for technologies, such as OSGi, Service Component Architecture (SCA), Web 2.0, and XML. It has a focus on applications to be deployed to IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Portal. Rational Application Developer provides ... [more]


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    Getting Started with the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2011

    The IBM® Smart Analytics System 9600 is a single, end-to-end business analytics solution to accelerate data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives. It provides integrated hardware, software, and services that enable enterprise customers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy business-changing analytics across their organizations. As a workload-optimized system for business analytics, it leverages the strengths of the System z® platform to drive:
    - Significant savings in hardware, software, operating, and people costs to deliver a complete range of data warehouse and BI ... [more]


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    IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R1.7
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2011, last updated 12 Apr 2011

    The IBM® Virtualization Engine TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers improved performance and capacity to help lower the total cost of ownership for tape processing. It introduces a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine is available as the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 R1.7, which brings significant enhancements over its previous release. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine integrates the advanced performance, capacity, and data ... [more]


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    Using IBM System z As the Foundation for Your Information Management Architecture
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 24 Aug 2010, last updated 8 Apr 2011

    Many companies have built data warehouses (DWs) and have embraced business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions. Even as companies have accumulated huge amounts of data, however, it remains difficult to provide trusted information at the right time and in the right place. The amount of data collected and available throughout the enterprise continues to grow even as the complexity and urgency of receiving meaningful information continues to increase. Producing meaningful and trusted information when it is needed can only be achieved by having a proper information architecture in place ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director VMControl Implementation Guide on IBM Power Systems
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2010, last updated 6 Apr 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure a solution with IBM Systems Director VMControl so that you can move beyond simply managing virtualization to using virtualization to better manage your IT infrastructure. This book describes how the combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl reduces the total cost of ownership of a virtualized environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset use, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals. This book provides a broad understanding on how VMControl simplifies the management of virtual ... [more]


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    Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2011, last updated 1 Apr 2011

    "Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." This IBM® Redbooks® publication, written at a Data Center Fabric Manager v10.1.4 and Fabric Operating System v6.4 level, consolidates critical information while also covering procedures and tasks that you are likely to encounter on a daily basis when implementing an IBM b-type SAN. The products that we describe in this book have more functionality than we can possibly cover in a single book. A storage area network (SAN) is a powerful infrastructure for consolidation, distance solutions, and data sharing. The quality ... [more]


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    Combining Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture for Better Business Outcomes
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to combine business process management (BPM) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) for better business outcomes. This book provides a unique synergistic approach to BPM and EA, based on a firm understanding of the life cycles of the enterprise and the establishment of appropriate collaboration and governance processes. When carried out together, BPM provides the business context, understanding, and metrics, and EA provides the discipline to translate business vision and strategy into architectural change. Both are needed for sustainable continuous ... [more]


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    IBM Sterling Managed File Transfer Integration with WebSphere Connectivity for a Multi-Enterprise Solution
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 28 Mar 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how IBM has enhanced its managed file transfer portfolio consisting of MQ File Transfer Edition with the Sterling Business Integration Suite. The Sterling Business Integration Suite consists of Sterling File Gateway and Sterling Connect:Direct. Sterling Commerce, an IBM company, transforms and optimizes your business collaboration network by improving business agility, efficiency, and performance. These managed file transfer components from Sterling Commerce, an IBM company, partnered with MQ File Transfer Edition deliver proven value by protecting ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Storage Data Deduplication Solutions
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 24 Mar 2011

    Until now, the only way to capture, store, and effectively retain constantly growing amounts of enterprise data was to add more disk space to the storage infrastructure, an approach that can quickly become cost-prohibitive as information volumes continue to grow and capital budgets for infrastructure do not. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we introduce data deduplication, which has emerged as a key technology in dramatically reducing the amount of, and therefore the cost associated with storing, large amounts of data. Deduplication is the art of intelligently reducing storage needs ... [more]


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    IBM LotusLive: A Social Networking and Collaboration Platform for the Midmarket
    Analytics

    Redguides, published 21 Jan 2011, last updated 23 Mar 2011

    IBM® LotusLive™ is a portfolio of online services that deliver scalable, security-rich email, web conferencing, and collaboration solutions, enabling you to interact with your employees and business network without in-house IT resource requirements. It is a cost-effective way to communicate better with your employees and business network. With LotusLive you benefit from essential and effective collaboration tools in a securely designed environment that helps simplify and improve your daily business interactions with customers, partners, and colleagues. This IBM Redguide™ publication ... [more]


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    Data Studio and DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures
    Information Management

    Redpapers, published 15 Mar 2011

    Stored procedures can provide major benefits in the areas of application performance, code re-use, security, and integrity. DB2® has offered ever-improving support for developing and operating stored procedures. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is devoted to tools that can be used for accelerating the development and debugging process, in particular to the stored procedure support provided by the latest and fastest evolving IBM product: Data Studio. We discuss topics related to handling stored procedures across different platforms. We concentrate on how to use tools for deployment of stored ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2011

    The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to communicate without merging fabrics into a single, large SAN fabric. This capability enables clients to initially deploy separate SAN solutions at the departmental and data center levels. Then, clients can consolidate these separate solutions into large enterprise SAN solutions as their experience and requirements grow and change. Alternatively, multiprotocol ... [more]


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    Deploying WebSphere Business Process Management V7 in Secured Production Environments
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 24 Nov 2010, last updated 7 Mar 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to build a production topology for business process management (BPM) solutions. The target audience is IT architects and IT specialists who want to implement a production topology in secured production environments and who have a high-level understanding of WebSphere® BPM products. This book emphasizes the steps for a successful installation without root access and without a graphic user interface (GUI). This book addresses the following products and provides instructions for creating a production-level Remote Messaging and Remote Support ... [more]


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    Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, which is a high-performance stand-alone device designed to protect data-at-rest in mission-critical environments. In addition to helping IT organizations achieve compliance with regulatory mandates and meeting industry standards for data confidentiality, the SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch also protects them against potential litigation and liability following a reported breach. Data is one of the most highly valued resources in a competitive business environment. Protecting that data, controlling access ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager Copy Services Guide
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2011

    The purpose of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide customers with guidance and recommendations for how and when to use the IBM System Storage® Copy Services premium features. The topics discussed in this publication apply to the IBM System Storage DS® models DS3000, DS4000®, and DS5000 running the firmware v7.70, and IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager v10.70. Customers in today’s IT world are finding a major need to ensure a good archive of their data and a requirement to create these archives with minimal interruptions. The IBM Midrange System Storage helps to fulfill these ... [more]


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    Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Appliances
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2011

    IBM® j-type data center solutions that run Junos software provide operational agility and efficiency that dramatically simplifies the network and delivers unprecedented savings. This solution enables a network design with fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the obvious cost advantages, the design enables the following key benefits:
    - Reduces latency
    - Simplifies device management
    - Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
    - Eliminates multiple system failure points
    - Performs pervasive security
    The high-performance data ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Version 7.1 Differences Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Dec 2010, last updated 25 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the enhancements to IBM AIX® Version 7.1 Standard Edition. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments. AIX Version 7.1 introduces many new features, including: - Domain Role Based Access Control - Workload Partition enhancements - Topas performance tool enhancements - Terabyte segment support - Cluster Aware AIX functionality AIX Version 7.1 offers many other new enhancements, and you can explore them all in this publication. For clients ... [more]


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    Patterns: Integrating WebSphere ILOG JRules with IBM Software
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how the IBM WebSphere® ILOG JRules product can be used in association with other IBM middleware products to deliver better solutions. This book can help architects position a business rule management system (BRMS) in their existing infrastructures to deliver the value propositions that the business needs. This book can also help developers design and integrate JRules with those middleware products (focussing on WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Message Broker and IBM CICS®) and help to illustrate common integration patterns and practices for these ... [more]


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    WebSphere Process Server Staff Resolution Using Virtual Groups
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 23 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses a flexible set of options for routing human tasks provided by WebSphere® Process Server to the users who are qualified and authorized to work on them. This process is known as . Work can be assigned to individual named users or to groups of users. In this paper, we describe a mechanism that, in certain situations, provides an elegant and flexible solution for integrating WebSphere Process Server staff resolution with an external entitlements ... [more]


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    IBM ILOG Visualization Integration Scenarios
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 22 Feb 2011

    IBM® ILOG® Visualization products allow you to create the most advanced graphical user interfaces for line-of-business applications, help users understand their data better, and react to a changing market faster and smarter. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes two IBM Visualization products: IBM ILOG JViews Enterprise and IBM ILOG Elixir® Enterprise. It provides detailed samples and scenarios covering how these products can be integrated with other IBM software such as IBM WebSphere® REST Technology, IBM Cognos®, IBM Mashup Center, IBM WebSphere Business Monitor and Business Space, and ... [more]


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    z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for SLES 11 SP1
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2011, last updated 22 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to create your own Linux® virtual servers on IBM System z® hardware under z/VM®. It adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in an LPAR and then installing and customizing Linux. You need an IBM System z logical partition (LPAR) with associated resources, z/VM 6.1 media, and SLES 11 SP1 Linux for System z. This book assumes that you have a general familiarity with System z technology and terminology. It does not assume an in-depth understanding of z/VM and Linux. It is ... [more]


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    z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to create Linux® virtual servers in IBM z/VM® on IBM System z® hardware. This book adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in a logical partition (LPAR) and then installing and customizing Linux. You need an IBM System z LPAR with the associated resources, z/VM V6.1 media, and a Linux distribution. This book assumes that you have a general familiarity with System z technology and terminology. It does not assume an in-depth understanding of z/VM and Linux. It is written for ... [more]


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    Embedding IBM Informix
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2011

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the capabilities for embedding Informix® into applications and software. We introduce the technological architecture and describe several of the functions and features that support Informix as a robust and powerful embeddable DBMS. Many of these features are unique in the industry today, enabling clients to create a business advantage. The Informix database server can support the requirements of an embeddable DBMS, and is doing so for many companies today. The low administration requirements of the Informix database server enable ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS Stored Procedures: Through the CALL and Beyond
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2008, last updated 17 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you design, install, manage, and tune stored procedures with DB2® 9 for z/OS® . Stored procedures can provide major benefits in the areas of application performance, code re-use, security, and integrity. DB2 has offered ever-improving support for developing and operating stored procedures. In these days, three years is a generation in the software business; if you have DB2 9 for z/OS, this book replaces the previous DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures: Through the CALL and Beyond, SG24-7083; it reflects the changes that have been made to DB2 stored procedures ... [more]


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    Stopping Internet Threats Before They Affect Your Business by Using the IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
    Security

    Redguides, published 17 Feb 2011

    In this IBM® Redguide™ publication, we look closely at network-related security risks such as targeted attacks, worms, bots, intrusion attempts, phishing scams, and so on. These threats target vulnerabilities in IT systems, workstations, and applications and can have a crippling financial effect on all organizations, disrupting business processes, and causing loss of confidential and proprietary information. To better understand how these threats are targeting your organization, we examine the composition of today’s IT network perimeter, which has been diluted from a well-defined set of ... [more]


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    IBM Security Solutions Architecture for Network, Server and Endpoint
    Security

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2011

    Threats come from a variety of sources. Insider threats, as well as malicious hackers, are not only difficult to detect and prevent, but many times the authors of these threats are using resources without anybody being aware that those threats are there. Threats would not be harmful if there were no vulnerabilities that could be exploited. With IT environments becoming more complex every day, the challenges to keep an eye on all potential weaknesses are skyrocketing. Smart methods to detect threats and vulnerabilities, as well as highly efficient approaches to analysis, mitigation, and ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Huawei OptiX OSN 6800 and OSN 3800 Release V100R004
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 17 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for GDPS® solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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    Security Zones on IBM System z: Defining and Enforcing Multiple Security Zones
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 17 Feb 2011

    Many customers wanting to do Linux® server consolidation and deployment to IBM® System z® experience challenges in balancing the security of a physical “air gap” with the low cost of consolidation on a single box: It goes against their instincts and training. Being able to understand the security implications, capabilities, advantages, and risks of virtual server consolidation helps to lower or remove barriers to growth and the decision to say “Yes” to System z. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the architecture of traditional network security zones (Internet, DMZ, application, ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Tape Encryption Solutions
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 14 May 2009, last updated 15 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a comprehensive overview of the IBM System Storage™ Tape Encryption solutions that started with the TS1120 Tape Drive in 2006 and have been made available in the TS7700 Virtualization Engine in early 2007. Also in 2007, the IBM Ultrium Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Generation 4 Tape Drive was announced including its support for tape data encryption. In 2008, additional enhancements to the tape drives that support encryption and to key management have been made. This edition of the book has been updated with information about the TS1130 Tape Drive and the IBM ... [more]


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    Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Switches and Routers
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 13 Feb 2011

    IBM® j-type data center solutions running Junos software (from Juniper Networks) provide operational agility and efficiency, dramatically simplifying the network and delivering savings. With this solution, a network design has fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the cost advantages, the design offers the following key benefits:
    - Reduces latency
    - Simplifies device management
    - Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
    - Eliminates multiple system failure points
    - Performs pervasive security
    The high-performance data ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS8700 Architecture and Implementation
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 6 Aug 2010, last updated 12 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM System Storage® DS8700 storage subsystem. This book has reference information that will help you plan for, install, and configure the DS8700 and also discusses the architecture and components. The DS8700 is the most advanced model in the IBM System Storage DS8000® series. It includes IBM POWER6®-based controllers, with a dual 2-way or dual 4-way processor complex implementation. Its extended connectivity, with up to 128 Fibre Channel/FICON® ports for host connections, make it suitable for ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Release 8.5 and 9.0
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 11 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for GDPS® solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM-supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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    SMF Logstream Mode: Optimizing the New Paradigm
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 4 Feb 2011, last updated 10 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the use of System Logger log streams as a repository for System Management Facilities (SMF) data against the previous use of Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) data sets for SMF data. This book expands on existing material by covering not just the implementation steps, but also by looking at how you use SMF data today, and using that information to help you identify the most appropriate repository for your SMF data. If it transpires that log streams are appropriate for some or all of your SMF data, this book provides all the guidance that you are ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming: Volume 4
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the functions of z/OS® Communications Server. z/OS Communications Server provides a set of communications protocols that support peer-to-peer connectivity functions for both local and wide-area networks, including the most popular wide-area network, the Internet. z/OS Communications Server also provides performance enhancements that can benefit a variety of TCP/IP applications. z/OS Communications Server provides both SNA and TCP/IP networking protocols for z/OS. The SNA protocols are provided by VTAM® and include Subarea, Advanced Peer-to-Peer ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Release 9.2
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 4 Feb 2011

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is one in a series that describes System z® qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for GDPS® solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM-supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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    Extremely pureXML in DB2 10 for z/OS
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2011

    The DB2® pureXML® feature offers sophisticated capabilities to store, process and manage XML data in its native hierarchical format. By integrating XML data intact into a relational database structure, users can take full advantage of DB2's relational data management features. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we document the steps for the implementation of a simple but meaningful XML application scenario. We have chosen to provide samples in COBOL and Java™ language. The purpose is to provide an easy path to follow to integrate the XML data type for the traditional DB2 for z/OS® user. We ... [more]


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    N series Data Motion
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 23 Aug 2010, last updated 27 Jan 2011

    As customers and service providers begin to consolidate more and more applications and workloads onto shared storage infrastructures, it becomes increasingly difficult to coordinate outages for planned downtime for things, such as hardware refreshes. This difficulty is because many users, groups, or customers might be using the shared storage infrastructure at the same time. Users expect these infrastructures to be available 24/7, so it is imperative that service outages that are required for storage life-cycle management, cost/service-level optimization, and any other planned downtime do ... [more]


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    Distributed Caching for Performance and Scalability: Save Time and Money with the WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 25 Jan 2011

    Businesses today face many challenges in meeting their growing IT requirements. Investments made years ago in networks and infrastructure are aging. As the business grows, the challenge becomes how to use the existing infrastructure at its highest capacity to handle the growth in business. Scalability is the ability of a system to handle increasing load in a graceful manner, implying that a system can be readily extended as your business grows. The ability to scale directly impacts the business applications and the business unit that owns the applications. You want to be able to scale your ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7.0: Technical Overview
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 18 Feb 2009, last updated 24 Jan 2011

    WebSphere® Application Server is the implementation by IBM® of the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE™ ) platform. It conforms to the Java EE 5 specification. WebSphere Application Server is available in unique packages that are designed to meet a wide range of customer requirements. At the heart of each package is a WebSphere Application Server that provides the runtime environment for enterprise applications. This discussion centers on the runtime server component of WebSphere Application Server ... [more]


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    WebSphere Process Server Versioning: From Design to Production
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 21 Jan 2011

    Taking a WebSphere® Process Server application involving long-lived processes from design to production requires consideration and planning for many aspects to be successful. Designing a process versioning scheme is one of those aspects. Without a well-planned process versioning scheme, you might be prevented from introducing new functionality into production, and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) costs will be higher. This paper discusses certain design and packaging considerations for implementing an efficient process versioning scheme that provides maximum flexibility in terms of ... [more]


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    IBM Enterprise Content Management and IBM Information Archive: Providing the Complete Solution
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 19 Jan 2011

    The need to archive information is on the rise, driven by content and data growth, regulatory compliance, legal discovery, and data protection requirements. The IBM® Smart Archive strategy is a comprehensive, unified, and integrated archive strategy that combines IBM software, systems, and service capabilities that are designed to help organizations extract value and to gain new intelligence from information by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and using that information. IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products and offerings combined with the IBM Information Archive device provides ... [more]


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    Building IBM Business Process Management Solutions Using WebSphere V7 and Business Space
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 14 May 2010, last updated 17 Jan 2011

    IBM® Business Space powered by IBM WebSphere® is a common user interface framework for aggregating content and delivering it via a browser. A is a collection of related Web content that provides you with insight into your business. Part 1 of this IBM Redbooks® publication introduces Business Space and provides Business Process Management (BPM) usage patterns for it. Part 2 of this book use a fictional business scenario to show how business space widgets can be used to solve a variety of business problems, using products such as IBM WebSphere Process Server, IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service ... [more]


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    IBM Informix Developer's Handbook
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 4 Oct 2010, last updated 17 Jan 2011

    IBM® Informix® is a low-administration, easy-to-use, and embeddable database that is ideal for application development. It supports a wide range of development platforms, such as Java™, .NET, PHP, and web services, enabling developers to build database applications in the language of their choice. Informix is designed to handle RDBMS data and XML without modification and can be extended easily to handle new data sets. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides fundamentals of Informix application development. It covers the Informix Client installation and configuration for application ... [more]


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    Tivoli Integration Scenarios
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad view of how Tivoli® system management products work together in several common scenarios. You must achieve seamless integration for operations personnel to work with the solution. This integration is necessary to ensure that the product can be used easily by the users. Product integration contains multiple dimensions, such as security, navigation, data and task integrations. Within the context of the scenarios in this book, you see examples of these integrations. The scenarios implemented in this book are largely based on the input from the ... [more]


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    System z Parallel Sysplex Best Practices
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2011

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication pulls together diverse information regarding the best way to design, implement, and manage a Parallel Sysplex® to deliver the levels of performance and availability required by your organization. This book should be of interest to system programmers, availability managers, and database administrators who are interested in verifying that your systems conform to IBM best practices for a Parallel Sysplex environment. In addition to z/OS® and the sysplex hardware configuration, this book also covers the major IBM subsystems:
    - CICS®
    - DB2®
    - ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager V7.1
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 27 Aug 2008, last updated 7 Jan 2011

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe the capabilities and ways to use the IBM Tivoli® Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM). It is becoming critical for enterprises to track the IT resources in their environment and, more importantly, the dependencies of their business applications on various components. TADDM provides rich capabilities that discover the components of a complex infrastructure and their interdependencies. In this book, we provide insight into the TADDM V7.1 capabilities and architecture. We include recommended procedures for installing and configuring ... [more]


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    Customizing the Informix Dynamic Server for Your Environment
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 11 Jun 2008, last updated 6 Jan 2011

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we provide an overview of some of the capabilities of version 11 of the IBM Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS), referred to as IDS 11, that enable it to be easily customized for your particular environment. Although many capabilities are available, the focus of this book is on the areas of ease of administration and application development. We describe and demonstrate these capabilities with examples to show how it can be done and provide a model as you begin your customization. IDS 11 provides nearly hands-free administration to businesses of all sizes. It ... [more]


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    Business Intelligence Solutions on the IBM System x3850 X5 Using XIV Storage
    System x

    Redguides, published 17 Dec 2010, last updated 4 Jan 2011

    Business Intelligence (BI) is defined as the technology used to extract useful information from the vast amount of data that a business has been collecting over time. The information extracted can then be used by decision makers to guide their business to success. IBM® builds, tests, and publishes reference configurations to provide clients with guidelines when sizing their BI configurations, and with the release of the new IBM eX5 servers with more processors and memory than ever before in an x86 platform, this IBM Redguide™ publication shows you how you can get the most out of one of ... [more]


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    IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 30 Dec 2010

    As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address these requirements:
    - Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance, and manageability
    - Networking solutions that enable investment protection with performance and cost ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS3950 Introduction
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 11 Dec 2010, last updated 30 Dec 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides you with an overview of the new IBM System Storage® DS3950 offering and its functionality. Descriptions of the hardware components and the various cabling options are provided. Because the DS3950 is identical in design and fit to the DS5020, it is useful to review the following related Redbooks® to obtain detailed information about this subsystem and its implementation procedures: - IBM Midrange System Storage Hardware Guide, SG24-7676 - IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide, SG24-6363 - IBM Midrange System Storage Copy ... [more]


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    IBM Ethernet Switch J48E
    Storage Networking

    Product Guide, published 24 Dec 2010

    The IBM J48E Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis technology combine the high availability and carrier-class reliability of modular systems with the economics and flexibility of stackable platforms, delivering a high-performance, scalable solution for data center, campus and branch office environments.


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    Exploiting the IBM Health Checker for z/OS Infrastructure
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 22 Dec 2010

    The IBM® Health Checker for z/OS® (also identified in this book as IBM Health Checker) is a key component of the z/OS operating system, whose objective is to identify potential problems before they impact the system’s availability. To do this it continuously checks many current, active z/OS and sysplex settings and compares them with those suggested by IBM or defined by you. The IBM Health Checker for z/OS is made of two parts: - A framework that provides check management and execution services. It supports check development by IBM, independent software vendors (ISVs), and users. - ... [more]


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    IBM CICS Explorer
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2010

    IBM® Customer Information Control System (CICS®) Explorer is the new face of CICS Integration point for CICS tooling with rich CICS views, data, and methods. Are you looking for new ways to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, skills, and best practices to the next generation of technical staff and experts? Do you need to maintain productivity and protect service-levels? CICS Explorer™ and System z® lead the way to platform simplification. IBM CICS Explorer has a common, intuitive, Eclipse-based environment for architects, developers, administrators, system programmers, and operators. The ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage EXP5060 Storage Expansion Enclosure Planning Guide
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 17 Dec 2010

    The IBM® System Storage® EXP5060 Storage Expansion Enclosure (Machine Type 1818, Model G1A) provides high-capacity Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk storage for the DS5100 and DS5300 storage subsystems. The storage expansion enclosure delivers fast, high-volume data transfer, retrieval, and storage functions for multiple drives to multiple hosts. The storage expansion enclosure provides continuous, reliable service, using hot-swap technology for easy replacement without shutting down the system and supports redundant, dual-loop configurations. This IBM Redpaper™ publication ... [more]


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    Adopting Cloud Computing using the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 9 Dec 2010, last updated 15 Dec 2010

    Are you interested in lowering costs by using existing hardware resources more efficiently? Do you want to increase efficiency with faster and more repeatable deployments of application environments? Most likely you are interested in these improvements, but where and how do you start? This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the benefits of private cloud computing, using the WebSphere® CloudBurst™ appliance (referred to as WebSphere Cloudburst). This appliance is part of the overall IBM CloudBurst family of products. WebSphere CloudBurst is used in the daily operations of the WebSphere ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Upgrade Path from Version 4.3.1 to 6.1
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 13 Dec 2010

    In recent years, IBM® has released the following major versions of IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) code: -- 4.3.1 at the end of 2008 -- 5.1 at the end of 2009 -- 6.1 at the end of 2010 It is possible that you have not kept pace with each new version of SVC. In this IBM Redpaper™ publication, we show the basic steps to ensure a successful installation of SVC 6.1 starting from a 4.3.1 level.


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    IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) V7.2.1 Implementation Guide
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 13 Dec 2010

    The IBM® Tivoli® Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) is one of the key components of the IBM Service Management (ISM) strategy. It is the foundation for automating and supporting change and configuration management processes as described by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®). These process solutions provide best practice implementations of processes based not only on ITIL, but on the IBM Process Reference Model for IT™ and other standards as well. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information that can be used by clients, partners, or IBM field ... [more]


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    IBM Passenger Rail Reservation Service
    z Systems Software

    Redguides, published 9 Dec 2010

    IBM® Passenger Rail Reservation Service (PRRS) is a workload optimized offering that consists of a set of industry-specific accelerators and middleware. It can be used by a passenger rail company, systems integrator (SI), or independent software vendor (ISV) to accelerate the time to value in the creation of a highly scalable and available rail reservation platform. IBM PRRS is built using a service-oriented approach and can be a critical component of an instrumented, intelligent, and interconnected railroad. IBM PRRS provides flexible core capabilities to manage foundational components of a ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption Solutions
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption solutions. It specifically describes Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) Version 2, which is a Java software program that manages keys enterprise-wide and provides encryption-enabled tape drives with keys for encryption and decryption. The book explains various methods of managing IBM tape encryption. These methods differ in where the encryption policies reside, where key management is performed, whether a key manager is required, and if required, how the tape drives communicate with it. The security ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 11
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2010

    The ABCs of z/OS System Programming is a thirteen-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you want to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. The contents of the volumes are: Volume 1: ... [more]


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    Utilizing Group Sharing Account User Management using the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager Adapter for Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
    Security

    Redpapers, published 30 Nov 2010, last updated 7 Dec 2010

    In the 5.1 release of the IBM® Tivoli® Identity Manager Adapter for Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On, a has been introduced. This allows multiple users who have a Wallet to have access to credentials for a shared application account, without having ownership of the shared application account. Each share account has only one owner who is responsible for performing password resets on the account when required. This can help eliminate the number of accounts that are needed on a particular target system, and shared account users do not need to know the password of the shared ... [more]


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    Co-locating Transactional and Data Warehouse Workloads on System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Nov 2010, last updated 3 Dec 2010

    As business cycles speed up, many customers gain significant competitive advantage from quicker and more accurate business decision-making by using real data. For many customers, choosing the path to co-locate their transactional and analytical workloads on System z® better leverages their existing investment in hardware, software, and skills. We created a project to address a number of best practice questions on how to manage these newer, analytical type workloads, especially when co-located with traditional transactional workloads. The goal of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide ... [more]


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    Getting Started with the Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and JPA 2.0
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces OSGi applications and Java™ Persistence API (JPA) 2.0 technology and describes their implementation in the Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and JPA 2.0 for WebSphere Application Server 7.0. The book will help you understand the position of these new technologies as well as how to use them for Java enterprise development in a WebSphere Application Server environment. Though synergetic, both technologies can be used in isolation. This publication is structured to appeal to administrators, application developers, and all those individuals using the ... [more]


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    IBM DB2 for i V7.1: HLL Programs Can Now Easily Process Result Sets From Stored Procedures
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 30 Nov 2010

    Stored Procedures are used across different platforms, operating systems, and diversified computing environments. Stored Procedures are great programming resources that can be used to distribute the logic of your application and, in a client server environment, they can improve performance tremendously by reducing the information traffic across a network. In IBM i V5.4 and V6.1, traditional programming languages, such as RPG and COBOL, did not have the ability to retrieve result sets returned by a Stored Procedure unless they used the SQL Call Level Interface for the Stored Procedure call. ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Maximo for Service Providers
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 22 Nov 2010, last updated 24 Nov 2010

    The IBM® Maximo® for Service Providers product is designed to support Service as a business. It helps lower total cost-of-ownership and increase profitability and customer satisfaction by managing clients' assets either through third-party outsourcing or internally shared services model. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces IBM Maximo for Service Providers product and its components. We took a practical approach in this book, and presented the features and functions of the IBM Maximo for Service Providers product in the context of a number of real-life scenarios or usage patterns. These ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server for Developers V7
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you install, tailor, and configure WebSphere® Application Server for Developers V7 on the Microsoft® Windows® platform. WebSphere Application Server for Developers is a no-charge version of WebSphere Application Server for use in a development environment only. It allows application developers to develop and unit test against the same run time as the production version of WebSphere Application Server. This book tells you how to perform these tasks:
    - Download and install WebSphere Application Server for Developers V7.
    - Use the ... [more]


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    z/OS V1.11 DFSMS Release Guide
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2010

    Each release of data facility storage management subsystem (DFSMS) builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS® platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R11 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. Also included are enhancements that were made ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS8000: z/OS Distributed Data Backup
    Storage Solutions

    Redpapers, published 16 Nov 2010

    Many IBM® customers have shown interest in a solution that allows them to use the powerful backup and restore facilities on their IBM System z® host to back up and restore LUNs created for open system hosts using a Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) format. In cooperation with our partner company INNOVATION Data Processing, IBM has designed a solution that covers such a need. This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides an overview of the solution. It describes: - The background and motivation for this solution - The steps to execute to use z/OS® Distributed Data Backup and FDRSOS - Our experiences ... [more]


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    IBM SPSS predictive analytics: Optimizing decisions at the point of impact
    Analytics

    Redguides, published 18 Oct 2010, last updated 12 Nov 2010

    Predictive analytics helps connect data to effective action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and future events. It enables organizations to make predictions and then proactively act upon that insight to drive better business outcomes and achieve measurable competitive advantage. In this IBM® Redguide™ publication, we explore IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software both at a capability level and in the context of real-world application within various industries. We address the full suite of IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software: • IBM SPSS Data Collection for ... [more]


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    IBM Ethernet Switch B48Y
    Storage Networking

    Product Guide, published 11 Nov 2010

    Organizations increasingly need to do more with less, which is driving more virtualization and automation inside the data center. The IBM Ethernet Switch B48Y can simplify connectivity between devices and easily extend a virtual machine’s sphere of mobility by using IronStack technology to create a single logical chassis out of up to eight discrete switches. Supporting up to four 10 GbE ports, the B48Y provides up to twice the uplink bandwidth of typical 1 GbE switches. Note: This product has been withdrawn from marketing and is no longer available for ordering from ... [more]


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    IBM Ethernet Switch B24X
    Storage Networking

    Product Guide, published 11 Nov 2010

    With the introduction of increasingly powerful servers such as the new eX5 enterprise systems, more virtual machines and transaction-heavy databases can be hosted on a single system, resulting in exploding I/O usage. To alleviate connectivity bottlenecks, a high-bandwidth 10 Gbps Ethernet solution is required that includes 10 Gbps Network Interface Cards in these high-performance servers and IBM Ethernet Switch B24X for network connectivity.


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    IBM Content Collector Integration with IBM Classification Module
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 11 Nov 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the integration of IBM Classification Module with IBM Content Collector. Content Collector assesses, monitors, identifies, and collects virtually all content for archiving. Using Classification Module within Content Collector, you can classify the content before it is archived.


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    Integrating Tivoli Products
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 9 Dec 2009, last updated 2 Nov 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication attempts to provide a broad view of how Tivoli® system management products work together for use in several common scenarios. Seamless integration must be achieved for operation personnel to work with the solution. This integration is necessary to ensure that the product can be used easily by the user. Product integration contains multiple dimensions. We evaluate the implementation of the following areas: - Security integration provides authentication to users from a single repository and a single login to multiple applications. - Navigation integration allows ... [more]


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    Energy Efficiency Incentives for the Data Center: Assessment and Measurement

    Redguides, published 27 Oct 2010

    IBM®, together with some business partners, has developed expertise in identifying incentive opportunities, quantifying energy use reductions, and reporting energy savings in ways that comply with the requirements of various programs. This IBM Redguide™ document is an introduction to the services we provide to help companies plan, implement, and claim the incentive rewards for energy efficiency projects. It includes a case study illustrating how we applied this knowledge in our own data centers, thereby reducing our energy using and qualifying IBM for incentive money, while also developing ... [more]


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    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 Handbook
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 25 Oct 2010

    IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) helps organizations meet strategic objectives and provides real value for the business by delivering the information everyone needs while also reducing the burden on IT. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1. You can use this book to: - Understand core features of IBM Cognos BI V10.1 - Realize the full potential of IBM Cognos BI - Learn by example with practical scenarios This book uses a fictional business scenario to demonstrate the power of IBM Cognos BI. The book is primarily focused on the roles of ... [more]


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    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1: Intelligence Unleashed
    Analytics

    Redguides, published 25 Oct 2010

    Organizations are pressured constantly to understand and react quickly to information. In addition, the complexity and volumes of data for all aspects of the environments in which organizations operate is increasing. Markets, regulatory environments, customer and supplier data, competitive information, and internal operational information all impact how data is viewed and interpreted. With a capable and efficient business intelligence (BI) solution, all levels of an organization can receive information how, when, and where they need it to make faster and better aligned decisions. Every user ... [more]


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    Using IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Feature Pack for Service Federation Management to Share Services from an SAP Domain
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 25 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication provides a detailed explanation of how IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository Feature Pack for Service Federation Management (SFM) can be used to share services from a non-IBM application server, in this case SAP. It focuses primarily on the interactions required with SAP to achieve this functionality.


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    Integration Guide for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli Network Manager, and IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the integration scenarios for IBM Tivoli® Network Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, and IBM Tivoli Netcool® Configuration Manager. These three products working together provide a comprehensive solution for network and event management, and network configuration management, within the context of service availability and performance management. Tivoli Network Manager and Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus are long established products in the IBM portfolio. Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (from the Intellident acquisition) is a new product in the portfolio and ... [more]


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    Strengthening Your ESB with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 21 Oct 2010

    IBM® WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository provides the ability to strengthen an enterprise service bus (ESB) that is built into IBM WebSphere ESB to make the ESB more dynamic and adaptable. This IBM Redpaper™ publication demonstrates how to integrate WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to realize the benefits of a more dynamic and flexible ESB by building mediations that show integration points between the products. Through a series of scenarios, this paper shows you how to build mediations that illustrate how WebSphere ESB can interact with WebSphere Service ... [more]


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    WebSphere Cloudburst Appliance and PowerVM
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the concepts and implementation of PowerVM™ and the WebSphere® CloudBurst™ appliance. This book is aimed at administrators and developers who have little knowledge of PowerVM, but in-depth knowledge of WebSphere software. Cloud computing is the pooling of computing resources to provide a single source of computing power to multiple users. A cloud manager provides a self-service portal that maintains permissions and information about cloud objects such as virtual images, patterns, and resources. The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance represents a cloud ... [more]


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    IBM Content Collector Deployment and Performance Tuning
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 13 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the key areas that need to be considered when planning for IBM Content Collector deployment and performance tuning. This paper is divided into two major parts. In the first part, we present the questions that need to be asked and answered for a proper system design and the archiving policies, and provide other useful supporting information for the implementation. We discuss workload that is created at the various stages and the archiving process on the front end, on Content Collector, and on the back-end system components to help you understand the ... [more]


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    IBM AIX Enterprise Edition System Administration Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 28 May 2009, last updated 11 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides AIX® Systems Administrators a broad understanding of the new features and products that make up the AIX Enterprise Edition offering. It will help you design or create a solution to maximize efficiencies and help organizations get the most from their Power Systems™ platform. AIX Enterprise Edition includes all the features of AIX with additional management software that is designed to complement the features of AIX V6.1. AIX Enterprise Edition is designed to improve the manageability of a virtualized AIX environment. Potential benefits include: - ... [more]


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    Discover, Interact, and Optimize for Smarter Healthcare with BPM Powered by Smart SOA
    Smarter Process

    Redguides, published 6 Oct 2010

    This IBM® Redguide™ describes one of the most significant challenges in healthcare today: the need for healthcare providers to effect patient care positively and proactively in the face of increasing patient load and information overload. However, the healthcare industry has been slow to embrace information technology (IT) solutions that can optimize clinical and administrative processes and, therefore, maximize the cost-effectiveness of care. The sluggish healthcare industry adoption of IT is attributable in large measure to the unavailability or inadequacy of IT tools for use at the point ... [more]


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    IBM Smart Analytics Cloud
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 30 Sep 2010

    This IBM Redbooks® publication presents a Smart Analytics Cloud. The IBM Smart Analytics Cloud is an IBM offering to enable delivery of business intelligence and analytics at the customer location in a private cloud deployment. The offering leverages a combination of IBM hardware, software and services to offer customers a complete solution that is enabled at their site. In this publication, we provide the background and product information for decision-makers to proceed with a cloud solution. The content ranges from an introduction to cloud computing to details about our lab implementation. ... [more]


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    SnapManager 2.0 for Virtual Infrastructure Best Practices
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 24 Sep 2010, last updated 29 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practices for the IBM System Storage N sereis and SnapManager® for Virtual Infrastructure 2.0 (SMVI). We address the resource utilization issues typically found within virtual environments by leveraging the underlying Snapshot technology, which enables you to create point-in-time copies of your virtual machines or entire data stores and then restore from these backup copies at any level of granularity, datastore, VM, disk (VMDK), or guest file, simply and quickly when required. In addition, we provide best practices for protecting the SMVI server ... [more]


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    GPFS in the Cloud: Storage Virtualization with NPIV on IBM System p and IBM System Storage DS5300
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 29 Sep 2010

    The IBM® General Parallel Filesystem (GPFS™) is known for its performance, scalability, availability, and manageability features. It is the file system used in many High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, scaling to thousands of servers and serving multi-petabyte file systems. GPFS is also used in many non-HPC areas, such as database solutions, but typically has been deployed at a much smaller scale in those environments both in number of servers and size of the underlying storage subsystems. This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on the use of GPFS in conjunction with server ... [more]


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    Addressing Identity, Access and Compliance Requirements using IBM Tivoli Identity and Access Assurance
    Security

    Redpapers, published 23 Sep 2010

    Today, security is a concern for everyone, from members of the board to the data center. Each day another data breach occurs. These incidents can affect an organization's brand, investment return, and customer base. Time spent managing security incidents and managing risks can take time away from focusing on strategic business objectives. Organizations need to address security challenges by administering, securing, and monitoring identities, roles, and entitlements with efficient life-cycle management, access controls, and compliance auditing. Those tasks include automated and policy-based ... [more]


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    SOA Runtime Metadata Management using WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 22 Sep 2010

    In this IBM® Redpaper™, we provide an automated solution to asynchronously promote centrally managed service artifacts from a governance production environment to runtime environments. The solution combines the promotion capability of WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository with the file transfer capability of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition. This paper describes the following topics:
    - Discuss the solution at a high level, describes the essential components of both products, and shows how they integrate.
    - Lists the products to be installed on the separate ... [more]


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    IBM Certification Study Guide eServer p5 and pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L Version 5.3
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Apr 2006, last updated 22 Sep 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam (Test 222) to achieve: IBM Certified Specialist eServer p5 and pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L Version 5.3. The certification validates a broad scope of AIX 5L administration, support, problem determination skills, and the ability to perform general AIX 5L software system maintenance. This book helps AIX 5L professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Reporting with Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 20 Sep 2010, last updated 20 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to create reports for IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository V7.0.0.2 using the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT). The reports created are designed for the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository governance enablement profile (GEP).


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    Customization and Deployment of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Business Space Widgets
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 20 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how you can customize IBM Business Space powered by IBM WebSphere® to provide a business-orientated view onto IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for a number of user roles. It describes functionality available in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V7.0 Fix Pack 2 (V7.0.0.2) and the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Feature Pack 1.


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    DB2 9 for z/OS and Storage Management
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 8 Sep 2010, last updated 17 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you tailor and configure DFSMS constructs to be used in an IBM DB2® 9 for z/OS® environment. In addition, it provides a broad understanding of new disk architectures and their impact in DB2 data set management for large installations. This book addresses both the DB2 administrator and the storage administrator. The DB2 administrator can find information about how to use DFSMS for managing DB2 data sets; the storage administrator can find information about the characteristics of DB2 data sets and how DB2 uses the disks. This book describes optimal use ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Feature Pack for Service Federation Management to Share Services Between Two Domains
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 15 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication begins by providing an overview of Service Federation Management (SFM), summarizing how it allows you to achieve the sharing of web services between service domains. The paper then introduces the various components of IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository Feature Pack for Service Federation Management (from here on referred to as ), before explaining the associated terminology and roles. Next, it provides detailed step by step instructions on how to install, configure, and use Service Federation Management, as well as the other products required in ... [more]


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    Journaling: Retrieving Journal Entries by Object
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 15 Sep 2010

    Retrieving entries from a journal is a common practice, done for numerous purposes such as auditing changes to objects, debugging applications, and replaying journal changes. At times it is beneficial to limit the journal entries that are retrieved to only those deposited for a single object or a group of objects. For the most part, specifying objects by name on the journal entry retrieval commands and APIs is a simple matter and will return exactly what you expect. But there are also times when unexpected results occur, particularly when the objects have gone through recent changes such as ... [more]


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    Journaling: Remote Journal Filtering in IBM System i 7.1
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 14 Sep 2010

    In Option 42 of version 7.1 of the IBM System i operating system, an important new feature was added to remote journaling: the ability to filter out specific journal entries so that they are not sent to the remote system. Using this feature can significantly reduce the amount of data that needs to be sent over your communications line. However, there are a few restrictions to be aware of before implementing remote journal filtering. Written by: Don Zimmerman Journaling Team IBM ... [more]


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    IBM InfoSphere Streams Harnessing Data in Motion
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 14 Sep 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the positioning, functions, capabilities, and advanced programming techniques for IBM InfoSphere™ Streams (V1). See: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247970.html for the newer InfoSphere Streams (V2) release. Stream computing is a new paradigm. In traditional processing, queries are typically run against relatively static sources of data to provide a query result set for analysis. With stream computing, a process that can be thought of as a continuous query, ... [more]


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    PowerVM Migration from Physical to Virtual Storage
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 5 Jan 2010, last updated 14 Sep 2010

    IT environments in organizations today face more challenges than ever before. Server rooms are crowded, infrastructure costs are climbing, and right-sizing systems is often problematic. In order to contain costs there is a push to use resources more wisely by minimizing waste and maximizing the return on investment. Virtualization technology was developed to answer these objectives. More and more organizations will deploy (or are in the process of deploying) some form of virtualization. However, parts of an organization's systems may use earlier storage equipment. In these contexts, knowing ... [more]


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    Multi-Enterprise File Transfer with WebSphere Connectivity
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 10 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to exchange data between applications running in two separate enterprises reliably and securely. This book includes an overview of the concepts of managed file transfer, the technologies that can be used, and common topologies for file transfer solutions. It then provides four scenarios that address different requirements. These scenarios provide a range of options that can be suited to your individual needs. This book is intended for anyone who needs to design or develop a file transfer solution for his enterprise. The first scenario shows the ... [more]


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    Exploiting IBM PowerVM Virtualization Features with IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 7 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to leverage the virtualization strengths of the IBM Power platform to solve customer system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity. This IBM Redbooks publication will help you leverage the strengths of the POWER platform, provide implementation scenarios with Cognos® 8 Business Intelligence (BI) with the comprehensive set of the IBM PowerVM™ virtualization features, and identify and document best practices for exploiting the IBM PowerVM virtualization features within Cognos BI deployments to maximize ... [more]


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    TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2010, last updated 1 Sep 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® TS7680 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway for System z® (3958-DE2) hardware and the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z V1.1 software. These are designed to help address the tape processing needs of System z data centers by improving the data protection infrastructure and more cost effectively managing and protecting critical client data. Managing this growth has become the primary source of pain for storage professionals, who are grappling with the following challenges: - Growing storage ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Competitive Migration Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 20 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan and execute the migration of J2EE applications developed for Oracle WebLogic Server, JBoss, GlassFish, and Apache Tomcat, so that they run on WebSphere® Application Server V7. This book provides detailed information to plan migrations, suggested approaches for developing portable applications, and migration working examples for each of the platforms from which we migrated. It is not our intention to provide a feature-by-feature comparison of these application servers versus WebSphere Application Server V7, or to argue the relative merits of the ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Versions 5.4 and 5.5 Technical Guide
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 23 May 2008, last updated 20 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides details of changes, updates, and new functions in IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 5.4, and Version 5.5. We cover all the new functions of Tivoli Storage Manager that have become available since the publication of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.3 Technical Guide, SG24-6638. This book is for customers, consultants, IBM Business Partners, and IBM and Tivoli staff who are familiar with earlier releases of Tivoli Storage Manager and who want to understand what is new in Version 5.4 and Version 5.5. Hence, since we target an experienced audience, ... [more]


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    z/OS Planned Outage Avoidance Checklist
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Aug 2006, last updated 19 Aug 2010

    One of the offshoots of the increasingly competitive global business environment is growing pressure to reduce the number of outages, both of a planned and unplanned nature. In the area of planned outages, IBM has been steadily reducing the number of changes that require a system restart to implement. However, because of the detailed nature of these changes, many of them are not widely publicized and therefore not widely known. This IBM Redbooks publication attempts to redress this situation by listing the changes that have been made to the operating system since OS/390 ... [more]


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    CICS Performance Analyzer
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2003, last updated 12 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication targets CICS® Transaction Server V1.3 and V2.2 customers who plan to implement IBM CICS Performance Analyzer. This tool allows you to produce a wide range of reports and extracts to help you tune and manage CICS systems. The first part of this book begins with an overview of CICS-provided tools and utilities that help you gather and analyze performance data. Then it introduces the CICS Performance Analyzer product and its various report generating options. It also shows you how to import the extracted performance data into spreadsheets for further analysis. ... [more]


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    Empowering Security and Compliance Management for the z/OS RACF Environment using IBM Tivoli Security Management for z/OS
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 12 Aug 2010

    Every organization has a core set of mission-critical data that requires protection. Security lapses and failures are not simply disruptions, they can be catastrophic events with consequences felt across the enterprise. The inadvertent mistakes of privileged users alone can result in millions of dollars in damages through unintentional configuration errors and careless security commands. Malicious users with authorized access can cause even greater damage. As a result, security management faces a serious challenge to adequately protect a company's sensitive data. Likewise, IT staff is ... [more]


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    IMS 11 Open Database
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 10 Aug 2010, last updated 12 Aug 2010

    IMS™ Version 11 continues to provide the leadership in performance, reliability, and security that is expected from the product of choice for critical online operational applications. IMS 11 also offers new functions to help you keep pace with the evolving IT industry. Through the introduction of the new IMS Enterprise Suite application developers with minimal knowledge of IMS Connect can start developing client applications to communicate with IMS. With Open Database, IMS 11 also provides direct SQL access to IMS data from programs that run on any distributed platform, unlocking DL/I data ... [more]


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    Leveraging CICS Events with an ESB
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 5 Aug 2010, last updated 9 Aug 2010

    There are many reasons to use an enterprise service bus (ESB) as the event bus:
    - Transformation: Function that transforms the incoming event by translating or splitting it
    - Enrichment: Function that enriches the content of events with reference data from multiple possible sources
    - Validation: Function to provide validation against required criteria
    - Pattern detection: Function that recognizes actual and retrospective patterns; a combination from possibly multiple events, characterizing a significant business situation
    - Filtering: Stateless function that ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/P System Administration
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Sep 2009, last updated 6 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of books that are written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/P™, which is the second generation of massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the Blue Gene series. It provides an overview of the system administration environment for Blue Gene/P. It is intended to help administrators understand the tools that are available to maintain this system. This book explains briefly the evolution of the system, from Blue Gene/L to the new Blue Gene/P. It details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full ... [more]


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    Evaluating Whether Open Source Application Server Software is Right for Your Company
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 3 Aug 2010

    This IBM® Redguide™ publication provides a framework for evaluating whether open source application server software is appropriate for your company. It begins with an overview of the philosophy and methodology inherent in open source software development, and highlights the potential benefits and pitfalls of incorporating this model in your organization. The IBM WebSphere® Application Server offerings, which range from an open source version to top of the line commercial solutions, are described and compared. Finally, some guidelines are provided to help you match your business requirements ... [more]


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    Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 22 Jul 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss considerations, and describe a methodology, for transitioning from Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 to the Informix® Dynamic Server. We focus on the topic areas of data, applications, and administration, providing information about the differences in features and functionality, including the data types, data manipulation language, data definition language, and stored procedures. Understanding the features and functionality of the two products assists you in developing a migration plan. We provide a conversion methodology and discuss the processes for ... [more]


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    IBM zEnterprise System: Smart Infrastructure for Today's Heterogeneous Business Applications
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 22 Jul 2010

    Do you find yourself focusing too much on your IT infrastructure these days - and not enough on providing value to your business? Increasingly, business applications span heterogeneous platforms, appliances and devices, and this wide range of resources creates real issues for IT shops trying to meet business objectives. Simply adding servers, routers, and other IT equipment ultimately will not solve your IT challenges, and may even make them worse. Even using virtualization techniques can only go so far in helping you to manage a massive number of servers, routers, and other devices. The ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 20 Jul 2010

    IBM® System Storage® N series technology enables companies to extend their virtual infrastructures to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization. The N series offers unified storage solutions that provide industry-leading technologies in the areas of storage efficiencies, instantaneous virtual machine and datastore cloning for virtual servers and virtual desktops, and virtual data center backup and business continuance solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication reviews the best practices for anyone who is implementing VMware® vSphere with N series unified storage ... [more]


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    Version-to-Version Migration to IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition V7
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 30 Jun 2010, last updated 16 Jul 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides concepts, details, and examples related to the migration process for Business Process Management (BPM) products. It describes three migration patterns for migrating earlier versions (Version 6.0.2, Version 6.1, Version 6.1.2, and Version 6.2) of the following BPM products to IBM WebSphere® Dynamic Process Edition:
    - IBM WebSphere Process Server
    - IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
    - IBM WebSphere Business Modeler
    - IBM WebSphere Business Monitor
    - IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    - IBM WebSphere Adapters
    ... [more]


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    IT Security Compliance Management Design Guide with IBM Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager
    Security

    Redbooks, published 16 Jul 2010

    To comply with government and industry regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley (GLBA), and COBIT (which can be considered a best-practices framework), organizations must constantly detect, validate, and report unauthorized changes and out-of-compliance actions within the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Using the IBM® Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager solution organizations can improve the security of their information systems by capturing comprehensive log data, correlating this data through sophisticated log interpretation and normalization, and ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Portfolio Overview
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 4 Sep 2007, last updated 15 Jul 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides an overview of the IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT portfolio. The portfolio is made up of the three primary products, IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS, and IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager. By using these products together, you can implement a comprehensive IT asset management solution. This book provides a functional overview of each of the products in the portfolio and also provides example scenarios of how they can be used to address IT asset management disciplines. The IBM Tivoli Asset ... [more]


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    IBM Midmarket Software Buying and Selling Guide
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 12 Jul 2010

    The IBM® Midmarket Software Buying and Selling Guide is tailored specifically to help the management and IT staff of small and midsized businesses evaluate how the IBM midmarket portfolio can provide simple and cost-effective solutions to common business problems. Along with a midmarket customer focus, this IBM Redpaper™ publication is designed to help IBM teams and Business Partners be more effective in serving small and midsized businesses. We illustrate how IBM software for the midmarket can help businesses use the Web to reduce expenses, improve customer service, and expand into new ... [more]


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    Introduction to IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 8.0
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 30 Jun 2010, last updated 11 Jul 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ document provides an introduction to Data ONTAP® 8.0 7-mode. It describes the enhanced functionality in the latest release and gives step-by-step guidance for new installation and to upgrade from Data ONTAP 7G. IBM System Storage® N series systems employ Data ONTAP, a highly scalable and flexible operating system for network storage appliances used in heterogeneous host environments. Data ONTAP can reduce storage management complexity in your enterprise, delivering flexible management and supporting high availability and business ... [more]


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    IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions Handbook
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2010, last updated 11 Jul 2010

    An information infrastructure is comprised of software, servers, storage, and networks, integrated and optimized to deliver timely, secure, and trusted information throughout the organization and to its clients and partners. With the explosive growth in data and information—coupled with demands for projects with rapid ROI—IT infrastructures and storage administrators are reaching a breaking point. IBM® can help with the changes needed to manage information availability, security, and regulatory and compliance requirements on a tighter budget. And because the health of any business often ... [more]


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    Getting Started with PowerVM Lx86
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 4 Jun 2008, last updated 1 Jul 2010

    IBM® PowerVM™ Lx86 brings new benefits to clients and application providers who want the reliability and flexibility of IBM Power Systems™ in their Linux® environment yet use applications that have not yet been ported to the platform. IBM PowerVM Lx86 allows most Linux x86 binaries to run unchanged on IBM POWER™ processor-based systems using translation software that translates x86 instructions dynamically to POWER instructions and transforms x86 Linux system calls into calls to the POWER Linux kernel. It helps the consolidation effort by allowing Linux x86 applications to be consolidated ... [more]


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    IBM Rational Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 30 Jun 2010

    A smarter planet starts with the innovation of smarter products. Engineering teams driving this innovation need new, collaborative ways to develop and deliver the right demands on time, on budget, and with the right quality. IBM® Rational® Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering (Workbench) software provides integrated and collaborative capabilities for such systems delivery teams. Systems delivery is often divided into multiple categories, for example, systems engineering, project management, software engineering, and quality management. These categories interconnect across the ... [more]


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    Configuration and Tuning GPFS for Digital Media Environments
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2005, last updated 24 Jun 2010

    In today’s environments, when access to information is more and more demanding, media companies are implementing new solutions for their environments, focusing on performance, availability, and cost. Because GPFS historically comes from multimedia roots, the adoption of this product for digital media environments comes as a natural evolution. This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the newest GPFS functionality and its on demand characteristics related to (but not limited to) digital media environments. Digital media information flow and requirements are analyzed and matched with GPFS ... [more]


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    IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Product Introduction and Initial Setup
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 24 Jun 2010

    As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address the requirements:
    - Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance and manageability
    - Networking solutions that enable investment protection with performance and cost options ... [more]


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    InfoSphere Warehouse: A Robust Infrastructure for Business Intelligence
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2010, last updated 22 Jun 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe and demonstrate Version 9.7 of IBM InfoSphere™ Warehouse. InfoSphere Warehouse is a comprehensive platform with all the functionality required for developing robust infrastructure for business intelligence solutions. It enables companies to access and analyze operational and historical information, whether structured or unstructured, to gain business insight for improved decision making. InfoSphere Warehouse solutions simplify the processes of developing and maintaining a data warehousing infrastructure and can significantly enhance the time to ... [more]


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    Getting Started with the WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for XML
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 21 Jun 2010

    The IBM WebSphere® Application Server V7 Feature Pack for XML delivers support for the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) XML standards XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0. The implementation of these standards in the Feature Pack for XML provide developers with advanced capabilities for building XML applications. These capabilities simplify development and can help you enhance your use of XML data in applications. The Feature Pack for XML supports Java™ applications that connect to WebSphere Application Server through an XML thin client. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides an introduction ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1 Service Desk
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 13 Aug 2008, last updated 14 Jun 2010

    IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1 provides a unified and integrated approach in dealing with all aspects of service requests to enable a "one-touch" IT service experience, backed up by an optimized delivery and support process. It is a powerful solution that closely aligns IT operations and the business, improving IT service support and delivery performance. This book provides information that can be used by clients, Business Partners, or IBM field personnel who are looking to engage in an effort to implement ITIL based Service Desk processes in an enterprise environment utilizing the ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli CCMDB Overview and Deployment Planning
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 6 May 2008, last updated 14 Jun 2010

    The IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) is one of the key components of the IBM Service Management (ISM) strategy. It is the foundation for automating and supporting Change and Configuration Management processes as described by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This IBM Redbooks publication provides information that can be used by clients, Business Partners, or IBM field personnel who are looking to engage in an effort to implement Change and Configuration Management processes in an enterprise environment utilizing the IBM Tivoli Change and ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide Series: Maximo Asset Management V7.1
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 12 Aug 2008, last updated 14 Jun 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication is for IBM Business Partners, field personnel, and clients who want to plan a deployment of IBM Maximo Asset Management V7.1. We provide information to assist in the deployment and initial configuration of the environment, but we do not cover general product usage. This book assumes the reader has access to product documentation and some knowledge of previous versions of Maximo Asset Management or other Maximo products that utilize the same underlying framework. Our intention is not to replace or reproduce the product documentation, but rather to provide useful, ... [more]


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    Smarter Banking, Horizontal Integration, and Scalability

    Redguides, published 11 Jun 2010

    Today’s economies and commodity markets are swinging rapidly, barriers to global competition are disappearing, and empowered customers are changing preferences and expectations faster than businesses can respond. Historically, banking processes have been bounded by the IT systems that drive them, and integration has been implemented through batch processing and data warehousing. While adequate from a transaction processing perspective, this approach does not cater to the emerging need for horizontal integration of business processes. From a horizontal integration perspective what becomes ... [more]


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    System z on the Go: Accessing z/OS from Smartphones
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 28 May 2010, last updated 10 Jun 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we demonstrate that it is possible to combine the traditional strengths of the mainframe to manage large volumes of data and run business transactions with the Web 2.0 paradigm. We can get simpler interfaces, better integration among different services, lightweight protocols for communication, and much more, together with the availability, security, and reliability of mainframe data. And we will show how mainframe data can be accessed by smartphones such as Android or iPhone. But we can do more to demonstrate how flexible the mainframe platform is. Through ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Data Encryption
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 9 Jun 2010

    Strong security is not a luxury anymore in today's round-the-clock, global business environment. It is a requirement. Ensuring the protection and security of an organization's information is the foundation of any successful business. Encrypting data is a key element when addressing these concerns. IBM® provides a wide range of IBM storage hardware products that are capable of encrypting the data that is written on them. This product line includes a variety of disk systems and tape drives. Several IBM storage products support encryption. Data can be encrypted by means of special software ... [more]


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    z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V7 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 7 Jun 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address the configuration, administration, and security of the key runtime environments in business process management: WebSphere® Process Server V7.0 and WebSphere Business Services Fabric V7.0 for z/OS®. This book provides detailed guidance to z/OS system and database administrators who want to configure WebSphere Business Process Management production topologies. We introduce production topology concepts and terminology and explore the differences between production topologies on distributed platforms and z/OS. Through a series of step-by-step ... [more]


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    Robust Integration with Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.0
    Security

    Redpapers, published 1 Jun 2010

    What is perfectly acceptable to one person is a potential disaster for another. The concept of availability is closely related to risk tolerance. This document illustrates the options and capabilities that an integration designer can use when planning, developing, and deploying an integration solution using IBM Tivoli® Directory Integrator. The challenges discussed in this IBM® Redpaper™ publication are not unique to Tivoli Directory Integrator, nor are the approaches to mitigate them. However, Tivoli Directory Integrator is an unusually flexible product, and understanding its capabilities ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7 Migration Guide
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 21 May 2010, last updated 25 May 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication positions WebSphere® Application Server Version 7.0 in today’s marketplace and discusses the most common migration methods taking WebSphere Application Server from a V5.1 and V6.x environment to V7.0. This paper helps you to understand the significant changes with respect to migrating to WebSphere Application Server on V7.0. This paper provides several business scenarios that can be implemented through simple customizations. Each scenario addresses a unique requirement that can be mapped with similar business scenarios, as in the following examples: ... [more]


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    Connecting Your Business Using IBM WebSphere Message Broker V7 as an ESB
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 3 May 2010, last updated 22 May 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication points out the key features that make WebSphere® Message Broker a powerful choice as an enterprise service bus (ESB) solution in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment. In this book, we illustrate the interoperability between the WebSphere Message Broker and the applications in the SOA environment. We use realistic examples to show the ESB capabilities of WebSphere Message Broker. We also show how to integrate WebSphere Message Broker with a variety of enterprise applications, which include WebSphere Process Server and ESB systems including SAP and ... [more]


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    I/O Configuration Using z/OS HCD and HCM
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 30 Apr 2010, last updated 18 May 2010

    IBM® System z® servers offer a full range of connectivity options for attaching peripheral or internal devices for input and output to the server. At the other end of these connections are a variety of devices for data storage, printing, terminal I/O, and network routing. This combination of connectivity and hardware offer System z customers solutions to meet most connectivity requirements. However, to make use of these features, the System z server must be properly configured. This IBM Redbooks® publication takes a high-level look at the tools and processes involved in configuring a System ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS Data Sharing: Distributed Load Balancing and Fault Tolerant Configuration
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 17 Jul 2008, last updated 12 May 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper provides information about exploiting client load balancing and fail over capabilities across a DB2® data sharing group or a subset of the group members. The information provided will help network specialists and data base administrators in appropriately configuring data sharing groups as TCP/IP servers. We show how to use the functions of DB2 sysplex workload balancing functions, supported by DB2 Connect™ Server and the IBM DB2 Driver for JDBC and SQLJ, in conjunction with the functions of TCP/IP Sysplex Distributor, configured with Dynamic Virtual IP address (Dynamic ... [more]


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    WebSphere Business Process Management V7 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 5 May 2010, last updated 11 May 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to build production topologies for Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. It is aimed at IT Architects and IT Specialists who want to understand and implement these topologies. Use this book to select the appropriate production topologies for a given environment, then follow the step-by-step instructions included in this book to build these topologies. You must have a high-level understanding of WebSphere Business Process Management products to get the most out of this book. This book addresses the following WebSphere® products: ... [more]


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    Precision Marketing in WebSphere Commerce
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 11 May 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions WebSphere® Commerce Version 7 in today’s marketplace and discusses its enhanced features enabling business users to achieve their vision for precision marketing. This book helps you to tailor and configure the Marketing tool in IBM Management Center for WebSphere Commerce to create and manage various promotion campaigns as needed by your business. This book provides several business scenarios which can be implemented through simple customizations. Each scenario addresses a unique requirement which can be mapped with similar business scenarios. This ... [more]


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    IBM j-type Data Center Networking Introduction
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 7 May 2010

    As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure. But what is needed to support these networking requirements?
    - Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance, and manageability
    - Networking solutions that enable investment protection with a range of performance and cost ... [more]


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    High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning: Next-Generation Solutions for Multiserver IBM Power Systems Environments
    Power Systems

    Redguides, published 4 May 2010, last updated 5 May 2010

    In a volatile and technology-dependent business climate, downtime, whether it is planned or unplanned, is costly. High availability and data protection are not new concepts to IT professionals. What is new are the expanding options and capabilities around deployment of highly available environments that offer varying levels of data, application and infrastructure resilience. Many tiers of a high availability disaster recovery (HADR) solution are possible. The right HADR configuration is a balance between recovery time requirements and cost. Critical decisions must be made to determine which ... [more]


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    Provisioning Linux on IBM System z with Tivoli Service Automation Manager
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 4 May 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ document describes a methodology that Linux® on IBM System z® users can employ to perform system provisioning tasks while creating the system management infrastructure required for cloud computing. Cloud computing offers dynamically scalable IT resources, on demand self-service, network access, rapid up and down scalability, resource pooling, flexibility, and pay per use. The paper outlines the use of a subset of IBM Tivoli® Service Automation Manager functions for rapid installation (provisioning) and management of Linux on System z virtual servers. Tivoli Service ... [more]


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    Extend the CICS Explorer: A Better Way to Manage Your CICS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2010, last updated 3 May 2010

    CICS® Explorer™ is the latest significant evolution in the management and analysis of your CICS environment. It is a statement of intent from the CICS Development organization, which is determined to ensure you can manage your CICS estate in a simple and easily extensible way, using a combination of the following approaches:
    - Tried and trusted CICS expertise and technology
    - The widely accepted user interfaces and integration power of the open source Eclipse platform
    - Web 2.0 and RESTful programming (this technology underpins the CICS Explorer concept)
    This ... [more]


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    High Availability in WebSphere Messaging Solutions
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 2 May 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is for anyone needing to increase WebSphere® messaging availability, especially people interested in the new capabilities of WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker. It discusses and demonstrates solutions to provide high availability for WebSphere Messaging solutions. For the distributed platforms, this ranges from the traditional PowerHA™ for AIX® to the new WebSphere MQ multi-instance queue managers and WebSphere Message Broker multi-instance brokers. For the appliance users, we included solutions for WebSphere DataPower®. For enterprises that need ... [more]


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    WebSphere Business Process Management and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V7 Performance Tuning
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 30 Apr 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication was produced by the WebSphere® Business Process Management performance teams. It provides performance tuning tips and best practices for WebSphere Process Server 7.0.0.1, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus 7.0.0.1, WebSphere Integration Developer 7.0.0.1, WebSphere Business Monitor 7.0.0.0, and WebSphere Business Modeler 7.0.0.1. These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) technologies: Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data ... [more]


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    Using the IBM System Storage N series with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2010, last updated 29 Apr 2010

    IBM®, as a result of its recent product introduction of the IBM System Storage™ N series, has become more tightly integrated with network-attached storage (NAS), exploiting the backup and recovery features of the N series and Network Appliance™ storage systems. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides detailed descriptions and setup instructions, practical examples, and best practices for backing up the IBM System Storage N series using the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager. This book includes descriptions and instructions for using the latest enhancements made to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Using the Utilities Suite
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 19 Feb 2010, last updated 27 Apr 2010

    IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, availability, and ease of use of IBM DB2® utilities. This IBM Redbooks® publication is the result of a project dedicated to the current DB2 Version 9 Utilities Suite product. It provides information about introducing the functions that help set up and invoke the utilities in operational scenarios, shows how to optimize concurrent execution of utilities and collect information for triggering utilities execution, and provides considerations about partitioning. It also describes the new functions provided by several utilities for SHARE ... [more]


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    Communications Server for z/OS V1R9 TCP/IP Implementation Volume 4: Security and Policy-Based Networking
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 1 Jul 2008, last updated 26 Apr 2010

    This Communications Server (CS) for z/OS TCP/IP Implementation series provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step how-to guidance on enabling the most commonly used and important functions of CS for z/OS TCP/IP. With the advent of TCP/IP and the Internet, network security requirements have become more stringent and complex. Because many transactions come from untrusted networks such as the Internet, and from unknown users, careful attention must be given to host and user authentication, data privacy, data origin authentication, and data integrity. In addition, there are certain applications ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R10 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 4: Security and Policy-Based Networking
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 6 Jul 2009, last updated 26 Apr 2010

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R11 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 4: Security and Policy-Based Networking
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2010, last updated 26 Apr 2010

    [Note: This PDF is over 900 pages, so when you open it with Adobe Reader and then do a "Save As", the save process could time out. Instead, right-click on the PDF and select "Save Target As". ] 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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far ... [more]


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    Smarter Banking with CICS Transaction Server
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2010

    It goes without saying that 2009 was a year of unprecedented change in global banking. The challenges that financial institutions are facing require them to cut costs but also to regain trust and improve the service that they provide to an increasingly sophisticated and demanding set of customers. In the past, siloed and rigid IT systems often inhibited banks in their attempts to re-engineer their business processes. The IBM® smarter banking initiative highlights how more intelligent software can be used to significantly improve the end-to-end integration of banking processes. In this IBM ... [more]


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    Federated Content Management: Accessing Content from Disparate Repositories with IBM Content Federation Services and IBM Content Integrator
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 21 Apr 2010

    Today, businesses have valuable operations data spread across multiple content management systems. To help discover, manage, and deliver this content, IBM® provides IBM Content Federation Services and IBM Content Integrator. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the concept of federated content management and describes the installation, configuration, and implementation of these product offerings. IBM Content Federation Services, available through IBM FileNet Content Manager, is a suite of three federated content management services based on the federation implementation strategy. We ... [more]


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    IBM Power 550 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 26 May 2009, last updated 21 Apr 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ is a comprehensive guide covering the Power 550 server. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 550. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions, including: o The POWER6 processor available at frequencies of 3.5 GHz, 4.2 GHz, and 5.0 GHz. o The specialized POWER6 DDR2 memory that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. o The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization to this server o EnergyScale technology that provides features such as power trending, ... [more]


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    System Programmer's Guide to: Workload Manager
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2007, last updated 20 Apr 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication gives you a broad understanding of the Workload Manager component of the z/OS system. It covers basic aspects of Workload Manager (WLM) together with the new functions available in z/OS V1R8. The book provides a discussion about how to create WLM policies based on business goals and the types of transactions that you run in your systems. This book also provides information about how to implement the WLM functions, in addition to suggestions about how to classify the different workloads to WLM so that it can best manage the different types of units of work. You ... [more]


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    IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library: A Practical Guide to Tape Drives and Tape Automation
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2009, last updated 14 Apr 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the ninth edition of the best selling Tape Library Practical Guide, which was first published in 1996. This book is the indispensable companion for a successful implementation of IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Tape Drives 3590, IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drives and Controllers, IBM System Storage TS1120 and TS1130 Tape Drives and Controller, and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 in your environment. This book explains how to plan for and how to install the tape products and library in various enterprise platforms. It considers day-to-day ... [more]


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    Chelsio 10 GbE Adapters for IBM Power Systems
    Power Systems

    Product Guide, published 14 Apr 2010

    Chelsio 10 GbE adapters for IBM Power Systems are high performance, 10 Gb Ethernet adapters with PCI Express host bus interfaces optimized for virtualization, high performance computing, and storage applications. The third generation technology from Chelsio used in these adapters provides the highest 10 GbE performance available and dramatically lowers the host system's CPU communications' impact.


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

    Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2006, last updated 8 Apr 2010

    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 ... [more]


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    z/OS Version 1 Release 11 Implementation
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2010, last updated 7 Apr 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the new z/OS® Version 1 Release 11 for migration by discussing many of the new functions that are available. The goal for the z/OS platform is to eliminate, automate, and simplify tasks without sacrificing z/OS strengths, and to deliver a z/OS management facility that is easy to learn and use. z/OS is a highly secure, scalable, high-performance enterprise operating system on which to build and deploy Internet- and Java™-enabled applications, providing a comprehensive and diverse application execution environment. This books describes the following ... [more]


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    IBM System i5, eServer i5, and iSeries Systems Builder IBM i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 - January 2006
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2006, last updated 5 Apr 2010

    Attention: Before reviewing this publication you should first review IBM Redbooks® Technote TIPS0637 - Where to Find Today and Yesterday's System i Technical Marketing Deliverables Welcome to the thirteenth formal edition of the world-renown System Builder. This IBM System i5, IBM eServer i5, and iSeries System Builder, SG24-2155, offers you a comprehensive guide to the IBM System i5, IBM eServer i5, and iSeries processor hardware, related hardware, and System i software marketed by IBM representatives since the introduction of the AS/400e servers in 1996. This technical IBM Redbooks ... [more]


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    IBM Power 520 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 19 May 2009, last updated 2 Apr 2010

    This IBM Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 520 server, machine type model 8203-E4A. The goal of this paper is to introduce this innovative server that includes IBM System i and IBM System p and new hardware technologies. The major hardware offerings include: - The POWER6 processor, available at frequencies of 4.2 GHz and 4.7 GHz. - Specialized POWER6 DDR2 memory that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. - The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization to this server. - EnergyScale ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series Hardware Reference
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 1 Apr 2010

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we include reference figures that are useful for selecting the needed hardware (HW) features before installing and configuring the systems. In particular, we provide figures of: -- N series appliance models with technical specifications -- N7000/6000/3000 series model rear views -- N series Gateway models with technical specifications -- Fibre Channel and Ethernet adapter cards summary -- SAS << Does this stand for serial-attached SCSI?>> and special purposes adapter cards summary -- Disk drive summary -- Shelf enclosures and N3300 rear view For updated ... [more]


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    IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication represents a compilation of best practices for deploying and configuring IBM Midrange System Storage™ servers, which include the DS4000® and the DS5000 family of products. This book is intended for IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and customers responsible for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of the IBM Midrange System Storage family of products. We realize that setting up DS4000 and DS5000 Storage Servers can be a complex task. There is no single configuration that will be satisfactory for every application or situation. First, we ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS Technical Overview
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2007, last updated 30 Mar 2010

    IBM DATABASE 2 Version 9.1 for z/OS (DB2 9 for z/OS throughout this publication) is the thirteenth release of DB2 for MVS. It brings improved synergy with the zSeries hardware and more opportunities to drive business value in the following areas: -- Business insight innovations - Rich hybrid support for relational and pure XML data. - Enhanced support for key business partners that allow you to get more from your data in critical business disciplines like ERP. - A brand new user interface for the Query Management Facility to view and analyze data from either a workstation client or an ... [more]


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    Considerations for RAID-6 Availability and Format/Rebuild Performance on the DS5000
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 3 Feb 2009, last updated 30 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper publication documents considerations for RAID-6 availability and format/rebuild performance on the DS5000. It was created by Siebo Friesenborg of Storage ATS for Americas Group using data provided by Michael Roll of Modular Systems Development. The DS5000 implementation of RAID-6 was used to generate materials in this paper. Other implementations may be similar (and they may not). No attempt was made to cover a breadth of products. Topics covered in this paper include: * Basic information about how the DS5000 handles write operations. The first part of this subject deals ... [more]


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    A Conceptual Model for Event Processing Systems

    Redguides, published 29 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redguide™ publication introduces a Conceptual Model for Event Processing. This model is described in terms of an underlying Event Processing Network and an associated Conceptual Architecture for Event Processing, which provides a conceptual view of the event processing architecture and the key components required to build useful event processing systems. We begin with an introduction to the concepts of business event processing, and its growing importance in the industry, to provide the basis and motivation for a conceptual model. We provide an explanation of the Event Processing ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Accessing Databases from WebSphere
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 26 Mar 2010

    When an application or WebSphere® component requires access to a database, that database must be defined to WebSphere as a data source. Two basic definitions are required. First, a JDBC™ provider definition defines an existing database provider, including the type of database access that it provides and the location of the database vendor code that provides the implementation. The second requirement is a data source definition that defines which JDBC provider is to be used, the name and location of the database, and other connection properties. This paper shows how to create these ... [more]


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    Message Sequencing when Using the WebSphere Application Server Default Messaging Provider
    Application Platform

    Web Doc, published 25 Mar 2010

    This Web Doc describes how to increase the availability of connectivity solutions involving MQ, WebSphere Application Server JMS messaging, Message Broker, and DataPower. It includes hints and best practices and shows how to configure for high availability.


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    Getting Started with WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Service Component Architecture
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 24 Mar 2010

    Service Component Architecture (SCA) defines a service-based model for building business process applications using an SOA approach. This ability to drive a business process using individual, reusable services is the heart of the SOA concept. With IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Feature Pack for Service Component Architecture, you can deploy SCA applications to WebSphere Application Server. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides a starting point for using the Feature Pack for SCA. It provides an architectural view of SCA and of the Feature Pack. In addition, this paper explains how to ... [more]


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    System z Mean Time to Recovery Best Practices
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 27 Feb 2010, last updated 22 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides advice and guidance for IBM z/OS® Version 1, Release 10 and subsystem system programmers. z/OS is an IBM flagship operating system for enterprise class applications, particularly those with high availability requirements. But, as with every operating system, z/OS requires planned IPLs from time to time. This book also provides you with easily accessible and usable information about ways to improve your mean time to recovery (MTTR) by helping you achieve the following objectives: - Minimize the application down time that might be associated with ... [more]


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    Security in Development: The IBM Secure Engineering Framework
    Security

    Redguides, published 18 Mar 2010

    IBM® has long been recognized as a leading provider of hardware, software, and services that are of the highest quality, reliability, function, and integrity. IBM products and services are used around the world by people and organizations with mission-critical demands for high performance, high stress tolerance, high availability, and high security. As a testament to this long-standing attention at IBM, demonstration of this can be traced back to the Integrity Statement for IBM mainframe software, originally published in 1973: "IBM’s long-term commitment to System Integrity is unique in the ... [more]


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    IBM i Program Conversion: Getting Ready for 6.1 and Beyond
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 17 Mar 2010

    IBM® delivered IBM i 6.1 in March 2008. With 6.1, IBM exploits the capabilities of the Machine Interface (MI) architecture to significantly improve programs. Programs can benefit from better performance, a range of new operating system and processor capabilities, and even stronger system integrity. To enable these improvements, all MI programs created for previous releases must be converted to run on 6.1 or a later release. MI programs include integrated language environment (ILE) and original program model (OPM) programs. To convert a program, its creation data, which is a subset of ... [more]


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    IBM Midrange System Storage Hardware Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the IBM Midrange System Storage™ servers, which include the IBM System Storage DS4000® and DS5000 families of products. This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the IBM System Storage DS® Storage Manager Version 10.60 (firmware level 7.60). This book presents the concepts and functions used in planning and managing the storage servers, such as multipathing and path failover. The book offers a step-by-step guide to using ... [more]


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    Case Study: SOA Banking Business Pattern
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 20 Feb 2009, last updated 16 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series of service-oriented architecture (SOA) papers that feature a case study that involves a fictitious company called JKHL Enterprises (JKHLE). In this paper, we focus on the banking division of JKHLE titled JKHL Bank. The focus of the case study in this paper is the banking industry sector and how organizations can use SOA to construct solutions that improve top line growth, reduce costs, reduce operational risks, and improve customer experience. In this paper, we specifically focus on the Core Banking and Customer Care and Insight aspects of ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 3
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2010

    The ABCs of z/OS® System Programming is a thirteen-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. The ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool to help you become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or to help you evaluate platforms to consolidate your e-business applications. This edition is updated to z/OS Version 1 Release 1. ... [more]


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    Getting Started with the WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Communications Enabled Applications V1.0
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 25 Feb 2010, last updated 11 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ provides information about the architecture and implementation of the features in the IBM WebSphere® Application Server Feature Pack for Communications Enabled Applications, V1.0 (referred to as the CEA feature pack). This paper is considered an entry point into the information. Use this paper to learn what the feature pack is, how you might use it to improve your customer's experience on a Web site, and to get an idea of how it is ... [more]


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    Discovering the Business Value Patterns of Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework
    Industry Solutions

    Redbooks, published 13 Jul 2009, last updated 2 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive service-oriented architecture (SOA) offering that is designed to extend the IBM Business Process Management platform to deliver flexible composite business applications. In this book, we provide the complete overview of the chemical and petroleum industry and solutions provided through C&P IIF that can help overcome the business challenges through value identification. This book covers the business and functional architecture of the chemical and petroleum industry. In particular, this book provides a market segmentation of the petroleum ... [more]


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    IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 1 Mar 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ document provides a brief overview of IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager and how it interacts with the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC). It describes FlashCopy Manager features and benefits and identifies supported hardware and software. Basic information to help you plan for, install, configure, and use FlashCopy Manager is also included.


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    Building Multichannel Applications with WebSphere Commerce
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the value proposition of cross-channel solutions and describes the IBM Retail Integration Framework Commerce Product Strategy solution and service-oriented architecture (SOA) as an enabler. In depth, this book describes cross-channel processes and cross-channel features and proposes scenarios and configurations to meet the challenges in a competitive environment. This book describes the latest features and techniques of IBM WebSphere® Commerce Version 7. In it, we present an overview of the WebSphere Commerce order and inventory management systems, ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R11 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 22 Feb 2010

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Rapid WebSphere Application Server Provisioning with WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 26 Oct 2009, last updated 19 Feb 2010

    This IBM® Redguide™ publication provides a high level overview of the new IBM WebSphere® CloudBurst™ Appliance, including current issues being faced in the information technology (IT) industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst can address many of these issues.


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    Implementing PowerHA for IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 25 Nov 2008, last updated 18 Feb 2010

    IBM® PowerHA™ for i (formerly known as HASM) is the IBM high availability disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i 6.1 operating system. PowerHA for i when combined with IBM i clustering technology delivers a complete high availability and disaster recovery solution for your business applications running in the IBM System i® environment. PowerHA for i enables you to support high-availability capabilities with either native disk storage or IBM DS8000™ or DS6000™ storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of PowerHA for i. This book is divided in four ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1 Release Guide
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2010

    IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center is a storage infrastructure management software product that can centralize, automate, and simplify the management of complex and heterogeneous storage environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for administrators or users who are installing and using IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication. It describes the hardware and software requirements for installing the products and provides an overview of the installation procedures. The new features and functions introduced in this ... [more]


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    IBM Virtual Disk System Quickstart Guide
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a quickstart guide for implementing an IBM virtual disk system. We use the term IBM virtual disk system to collectively refer to IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC), IBM mid range storage (DS3400 in this case), and IBM/Brocade SAN Switches. IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. The IBM virtualization technology improves management of information at the "block" level in ... [more]


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    WebSphere Message Broker V7.0 Integration with WebSphere Adapter for SAP Software
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 16 Feb 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to get started using WebSphere® Adapter for SAP Software with WebSphere Message Broker. These products enable processes and components to be integrated to include the exchange of information with an SAP server, without special coding. This paper shows how to use an adapter, an application component, to send requests to the SAP server or to receive events from the server. The adapter creates a standard interface to the applications and data on the SAP server so that the developer of the application component does not have to understand the lower ... [more]


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    Best Practices for Building Web Applications for Domino 8.5.1
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 10 Feb 2010

    Welcome to the IBM® Redbooks® wiki on using Best Practices for Domino 8.5 Web Application Development. IBM Lotus® and IBM Redbooks publications have partnered together to create this wiki content that explains best practices and approaches for developing Web applications using Domino 8.5.1. This IBM Redbooks wiki can help you to understand improvements in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 as a Web development platform. It introduces XPages in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 and a discusses how XPages can shorten the learning curve for Notes and Domino developers dramatically. XPages now allow you to incorporate Web ... [more]


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    Identity Management for IBM Cognos 8 with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 9 Feb 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how IBM Tivoli® Identity Manager can be used as a comprehensive identity management solution for IBM Cognos® 8. IBM Cognos 8 provides a security architecture that is flexible and compatible with existing security models. It can be integrated with authentication and cryptographic providers. Authentication in IBM Cognos 8 can be integrated with third-party authentication providers, such IBM Tivoli Directory Server, Sun ONE Directory Server, Microsoft® Active Directory server, and so on. IBM Cognos 8 does not create or manage users as it is expected to ... [more]


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    Lotus Redbooks Wiki - Improving Process Efficiency with Business Process Accelerator
    Digital Experience

    Web Doc, published 8 Feb 2010

    IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered together to create this wiki content that explains how to install, configure, and deploy the WebSphere Business Process Accelerator, a Portal accelerator that allows users to integrate Lotus Forms, WebSphere Portal, and WebSphere Process Server. This Lotus Redbooks Wiki discusses ways to improve process efficiency, increase corporate agility, and reduce the time-to-value by building a reusable framework to facilitate the development of process portals using forms technology. This Lotus Redbooks wiki also includes a demonstration of a ... [more]


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    Performance Test of Virtual Linux Desktop Cloud Services on System z
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 5 Feb 2010

    Cloud computing is an evolutionary deployment model for IT and business assets. For the user, cloud computing delivers flexible business models by providing consumable and affordable services that are invoked and accessed through self-service Web 2.0 portals. For the provider, cloud computing enables the delivery of IT and business assets that are operationally efficient and highly virtualized. Across industries, cloud computing is providing a fast, simple, and inexpensive means to provision computing resources for a variety of key applications, platforms, and infrastructure services. ... [more]


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    Introduction to the System z Hardware Management Console
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Feb 2010

    NOTE: THIS PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOPY ONLY. In this textbook, we provide students with the background knowledge and skills that are necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of the System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) and System z Support Elements (SE). This book is part of a series of textbooks that are designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and to help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, we assume that the students are literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems ... [more]


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    z/VSE Using DB2 on Linux for System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 3 Feb 2010

    Data is one the most critical and valuable assets of a business. Critical strategic decisions can be made more quickly and effectively when they are based on complete, accurate, and timely operational data. From this point of view, it is important to have an enterprise data management architecture that supports a flexible global view of the business. Many environments today are heterogeneous with a high quantity and diversity of data. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we help enterprise architects and IT managers with these environments make decisions for a centralized database or data ... [more]


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

    Redbooks, published 11 Jan 2010, last updated 2 Feb 2010

    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 ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere RFID Handbook: A Solution Guide
    Industry Solutions

    Redbooks, published 18 May 2006, last updated 2 Feb 2010

    This IBM Redbooks publication explains the key products and components that are included in the WebSphere RFID solution, with a focus on WebSphere RFID Premises Server and Device Infrastructure. You will learn how to install and to configure the Premises Server, to connect and to communicate with your edge devices, and to implement the Dock Door Receiving Starter Kit. This book starts with a broad picture of RFID technology and explains how the WebSphere RFID solution fits into that overall technology. It details the features and functions of the Premises Server and includes information ... [more]


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    Leveraging IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux on IBM System z
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 1 Feb 2010

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe the role Cognos® plays in an Information On Demand (IOD) solution for IBM System z® and detail the functions of IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux® on System z in current deployment scenarios. We show typical deployment architectures that show how to access disparate data sources both on and off the System z platform and show how the functions of the Cognos family of products provides a way to consolidate different BI solutions on System z. We provide examples of Cognos functions for resolving business requirements using reporting and OLAP capabilities ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 30 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center Version 4.1. It is targeted for professionals who want to obtain certification as an IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1. This Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who perform installation, configuration, administration, and problem determination of IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1, and demonstrates the features and functions of this ... [more]


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    IBM Storage Infrastructure for Business Continuity
    Storage Solutions

    Redpapers, published 30 Jan 2010

    The importance of business continuity and disaster recovery remains at the forefront of thought for many executives and IT technical professionals. This IBM® Redpaper™ describes the lessons learned from recent disasters and how IBM storage technology can help businesses address many of the issues related to protecting their storage infrastructures and business-critical IT applications. Two principal disaster recovery metrics, Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective, are defined and, along with the associated cost tradeoffs, are discussed from the vantage point of various IBM ... [more]


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    Practical Migration to Linux on System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 15 Oct 2009, last updated 29 Jan 2010

    There are many reasons why you would want to optimize your servers through virtualization using Linux® on System z®: - Too many distributed physical servers with low utilization - A lengthy provisioning process that delays the implementation of new applications - Limitations in data center power and floor space - High Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) - Difficulty allocating processing power for a dynamic environment. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are considering a migration to Linux on System z. The overall focus of the content ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 12
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2010

    Installations today process different types of work with different response times. Every installation wants to make the best use of its resources, maintain the highest possible throughput, and achieve the best possible system responsiveness. You can realize such results by using workload management. This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces you to the concepts of workload management utilizing Workload Manager (WLM). Workload Manager allows you to define performance goals and assign a business importance to each goal. You define the goals for work in business terms, and the system decides ... [more]


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    IBM z/Transaction Processing Facility: Overview and Enterprise Integration using SOA
    z Systems Software

    Redguides, published 26 Jan 2010

    IT executives and decision makers are under constant pressure to deliver simultaneously near-term cost savings while also modernizing IT architectures and systems to allow the business to respond more rapidly to, and to take advantage of, changing market conditions. In the past, some IT executives were given a budget and the latitude to pursue “green field” development of entirely new IT solutions to replace existing systems with a goal of providing, at a minimum, a solution that is more flexible and amenable to future changes. However, today’s global economic conditions have ... [more]


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    IBM Enterprise Content Management and DR550 for E-mail Archiving and Records Management Overview
    Storage Software

    Redpapers, published 9 Feb 2009, last updated 26 Jan 2010

    This update is only for some editorial changes and is NOT a new version. This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an installation and configuration guide for an e-mail archiving reference implementation. This solution leverages the use of DR550 and major IBM software components, such as Content Manager, CommonStore, and Records Manager. The objective is to create and validate the architecture that enables the use of DR550 to support an end to end Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) scenario by demonstrating, with Lotus® Domino® or Microsoft® Exchange, e-mail archiving and retention ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2009, last updated 25 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for Test 000-017: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine and is aimed at individuals who want to get an IBM Professional Certification on Tivoli Process Automation Engine. The Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine Professional Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the Tivoli Process Automation Engine. Note that this test is a prerequisite for several other certifications, such as ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R11 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 2: Standard Applications
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 22 Jan 2010

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Proven practices for enhancing performance: A Q&A for IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules 7.0.x.
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 21 Jan 2010

    Many different aspects should be considered when addressing performance questions for a business rule management system (BRMS). Historically, many of the questions have centered around rule execution, such as “How fast is the rule engine?”, “How much memory does it require?”, and “How many CPUs will I need to execute 1,000 rules per second?” As illustrated in this document, the answers do not always come from the engine’s intrinsic capabilities, but depend upon the application and the way the Rule Execution Server is used. As rule projects grow, there are also more and more ... [more]


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    PowerVM and SAN Copy Services
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 21 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication is a guide to Copy Services as managed by AIX® in a IBM PowerVM™ virtualized environment. The goal of this paper is to provide step-by-step procedures about how storage subsystem-based Copy Services are accomplished in a virtualized environment and the approach for which they should be adopted. This paper focuses on Copy Services technology from EMC, Hitachi, and IBM within the following storage subsystem models: - EMC DMX-4 - Hitachi USP V - IBM DS8300 - IBM SVC The storage software products that will be used for the different Copy Services are as follows: ... [more]


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    Getting Started with WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition V7
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 23 Aug 2009, last updated 20 Jan 2010

    WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition provides an enterprise-ready managed file transfer capability that is both robust and easy-to-use. WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition exploits the proven reliability and connectivity of WebSphere MQ to transfer files across a wide range of platforms and networks. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we provide a complete guide for getting started with WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition. In Part one of the book, we provide a technical overview of the product and provide installation, configuration, and administration guidance for distributed and z/OS® ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.1
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 25 Aug 2009, last updated 15 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli® Asset Management for IT V7.1 and is aimed at individuals who want to get an IBM Professional Certification for this product. The IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.1 certification exam, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.1 product. This publication does not replace practical experience, and is not designed to be a stand-alone guide for any subject. ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Maximo Asset Management V7.1
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 23 Jul 2009, last updated 15 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Maximo® Asset Management V7.1 and is aimed at individuals who want to get an IBM Professional Certification for this product. The IBM Maximo Asset Management V7.1 certification exam, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and configuration of the IBM Maximo Asset Management V7.1 product. This publication does not replace practical experience, and is not designed to be a stand-alone guide for any subject. ... [more]


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    Creating External Facing Web Sites Using IBM WebSphere Portal
    Digital Experience

    Web Doc, published 11 Jan 2010, last updated 12 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Technote links to a wiki that addresses considerations for creating external facing Web sites by using IBM WebSphere® Portal Version 6.1.5. The wiki focuses on areas related to external facing Web sites versus topics that might apply to only internal facing sites. The wiki begins with a brief overview of the differences between internal and external facing Web sites. Then it provides an overview of the factors that contribute to successful Web sites. Next the wiki provides more technical content related to Web Content Management and Web 2.0 considerations. Next a discussion is ... [more]


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    Batch Processing with WebSphere Compute Grid: Delivering Business Value to the Enterprise
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 11 Jan 2010

    Batch processing remains a mission critical workload for many enterprises. Existing batch applications have developed over time in a “home-grown” and silo'd fashion, with each application providing the underlying services required for the processing to occur. With today’s emphasis on reducing costs while satisfying ever-growing demands for business agility and increased efficiency, pressure has been placed on enterprises to improve the operations, development and maintenance of their batch systems. New requirements must also be addressed such as reduced windows for operation and increases ... [more]


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    IBM SAN Volume Controller 8A4 Hardware: Performance and Scalability with the IBM System Storage DS3400
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 8 Jan 2010

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we discuss the performance and scalability of a storage area network (SAN) environment that is based around IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) 8A4 hardware and IBM System Storage™ DS3400 storage controllers. We discuss performance, in terms of I/O per second (IOPS) and MB per second (MBPS), that can be achieved from a single I/O group of SVC 8A4 nodes. By focusing on cache hit I/Os, we demonstrate that the entry level hardware can achieve significant performance benefits in a SAN, thereby offering a suitable alternative to the 8G4 for mid-sized businesses. ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.0
    Security

    Redbooks, published 13 Aug 2009, last updated 8 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the "IBM Certified Deployment Professional - IBM Tivoli® Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On V8.0" certification test, test number 000-020, and is meant for those who want to achieve IBM Certifications for this specific product. The IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work with the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On ... [more]


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    IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials: Rapid Engagement Guide
    Cloud

    Redpapers, published 18 Mar 2009, last updated 7 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper publication provides IBM Business Partners and services teams guidance and information to help streamline their engagements related to deploying solutions based on the Maximo Asset Management Essentials product. Maximo Asset Management Essentials provides small to medium businesses a robust platform for enterprise asset management. Maximo Asset Management Essentials typically requires a services engagement to provide the configuration and customization required for a specific client. For the small to mid-size business that is the target audience for the Maximo Asset ... [more]


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    PCI, PCI-X, PCI-X DDR, and PCIe Placement Rules for IBM System i Models
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 21 Apr 2008, last updated 7 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the configuration and card placement rules for servers and adapters that you must understand and follow to develop valid configurations of i5/OS® V5R3, V5R3M5 Licensed Machine Code (LIC), V5R4, and V5R4M5 Licensed Machine Code (LIC). It also provides the rules for the IBM System i™ POWER6™ Model 570-MMA. Use it as a guide when configuring IOAs and IOPs, so that the IBM System i5™ , eServer™ i5, and iSeries® systems are sized to meet customer expectations. This paper was originally published as a chapter of the IBM System i5, eServer i5, and ... [more]


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    Case Study: Production Optimization Scenario for Chemical and Petroleum
    Industry Solutions

    Redpapers, published 4 Jan 2010, last updated 5 Jan 2010

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series of service-oriented architecture (SOA) papers that feature a case study that involves a fictitious company called JKHL Enterprises (JKHLE). In this paper, we focus on the chemical and petroleum division of JKHLE titled JKHL Oil and Gas. This paper shows how by automating workflows for well testing and well performance monitoring processes, and optimizing the use of existing upstream assets associated with oil production, JKHL Oil and Gas are able to reduce lost production and increase the effective amount of barrels of oil produced each ... [more]


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    IBM Lotus Domino Integration Using IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
    Security

    Redpapers, published 31 Dec 2009

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we take you step-by-step through a series of integration scenarios to help you start building your own solutions with IBM Tivoli® Directory Integrator. Once you have mastered basic skills you will quickly be wiring your IBM Lotus® Domino® applications (both the shrink-wrapped and home-grown varieties) more tightly into the infrastructure, and you will also be sharing data between Lotus Domino and other systems more simply and easily than you probably thought was ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Resource Serialization and Concurrency Control
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2009, last updated 30 Dec 2009

    Locking is the generic term used to refer to the database management system function that is required for managing interprocess concurrency and maintaining data integrity. However, locking is just one of the serialization mechanisms available in IBM® DB2® for z/OS®. DB2 uses different mechanisms for serialization to achieve its goal of maximizing concurrency without losing integrity with a minimum cost in CPU, I/O, and storage resources. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we review and explore the different serialization mechanisms used in DB2, such as transaction (DML) locking, claims and ... [more]


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    Developing Applications with IBM FileNet P8 APIs
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 30 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you develop content and process management applications with IBM FileNet® APIs. The IBM FileNet P8 suite of products contains a set of robust APIs that range from core platform APIs to supporting application APIs. This book focuses specifically on Content Engine and Process Engine APIs. Content Engine API topics that we discuss include creating, retrieving, updating, and deleting objects; querying and viewing documents; and batching and batch execution. We also explore more complex topics, including permissions and authorization, versioning, ... [more]


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    VMware Multipathing with the SAN Volume Controller and the Causes of SCSI-2 Reservation Conflicts
    Storage Networking

    Redpapers, published 18 Dec 2009

    In order to provide a reliable connection between VMware ESX hosts and their disk storage, multiple paths through the SAN are required. This is accomplished by using multiple host bus adapters (HBAs) on the host, multiple ports on the disk subsystem, and redundant routing through the switched SAN fabric. ESX provides support to understand and exploit the resulting multiple paths between host and storage. To maintain integrity during updates by way of multiple paths, locking mechanisms are required to control access. When performing updates (such as creating a new virtual machine), VMware ESX ... [more]


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    IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 18 Dec 2009

    In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we describe various scenarios for the recovery of virtual machines should a disaster befall your data center. The solutions described rely on the integration of the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the appropriate Brocade SAN switch and routing technology. The type of solution used depends on the level of protection required and the time available to perform recovery, so the appropriate scenario should be chosen according to your needs. The first of these requirements is known as the ... [more]


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    VMware Proof of Practice and Performance Guidelines on the SAN Volume Controller
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 18 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication presents the results of I/O performance tests conducted using VMware ESX running on IBM System x® servers attached to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC). We show the results of tests involving different work loads and I/O patterns and offer guidance about how best to use the SVC with VMware. We reference the SVC performance best practices that are detailed in various IBM Redbooks® publications, as well as VMware ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.0 Migration Guide for Encentuate 3.4 and 3.5
    Security

    Redpapers, published 18 Dec 2009

    IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On enables organizations to automate access to corporate information, strengthen security, and enforce compliance at the endpoints. Organizations can efficiently manage business risk, achieve regulatory compliance, decrease IT costs, and increase user efficiency using this application. Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On allows a transparent solution to be deployed with no change to the underlying infrastructure. Its foundation is built on the feature set in every version in an effort to better adapt itself to the ... [more]


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    XML Processing on z/OS
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2009

    XML plays an increasingly important part in today’s business automation systems. Service-oriented architecture (SOA), enterprise service bus (ESB) and other modern architectures all build upon XML. Each year more industries migrate their data-exchange applications to XML and XML-based formats. XML continues to be one of the most pervasive and successful technologies for the new millennium. This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a broad perspective of the XML processing capabilities of z/OS® . It begins with a high level view of IBM products currently implementing XML-specific features. It ... [more]


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    IBM i 6.1 Technical Overview
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces a technical overview of the main new features, functions and enhancements available in IBM i 6.1 (formerly called i5/OS® V6R1). It gives a summary and brief explanation of new capabilities and what has changed in the operating system, and also discusses many of the licensed programs and application development tools associated with IBM i. Many other new and enhanced functions are described, such as virtualization of storage, security, Java™ performance, improved performance with IBM System Storage™ devices, backup and recovery, including base IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/P Safety Considerations
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 16 Dec 2007, last updated 15 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication contains important information about electromagnetic compatibility and safety concerning the IBM System Blue Gene/P™ Solution computing system. It is critical that each person who is working directly with the Blue Gene/P hardware system read and understand the contents of this paper. The information in this paper is provided in several languages. The first chapter is about electromagnetic compatibility, which is explained in English, French, Japanese, and Korean. Chapters 2 through 6 present safety considerations. Chapter 2 presents them for general use. ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7: Solutions Architecture
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 14 Dec 2009

    The IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale product provides a powerful, elastic, high-performance, and scalable in-memory data grid. This paper will help IT architects understand how this data grid can be used to enhance application performance and scalability. It introduces the concepts behind eXtreme Scale and shows how it addresses the challenges of scalability and throughput found in today’s business applications. You will find information on entry points for integrating WebSphere eXtreme Scale into your environment, and a decision tree to help you select the features of eXtreme Scale that are ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1 and V7 Tuning Tips
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 10 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a quick handy reference or “cheat sheet” for tuning WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS® V6.1 and V7. It focuses on three areas: - Tuning z/OS - Tuning the subsystems - Tuning the WebSphere Application Server run time This “cheat sheet” is designed to guide you toward an appropriate item to investigate. It is not designed to cover all scenarios or provide detailed information. When possible, we include a link to the information center to take you directly to the designated topic: - For Version 7.0.x, see Chapter 1, "WebSphere Application ... [more]


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    IBM i 6.1 Independent ASPs: A Guide to Quick Implementation of Independent ASPs
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to configure and manage independent disk pool (IASP) functionality of IBM i 6.1. It is designed to help IBM technical professionals, business partners, and customers understand and implement independent disk pools in the IBM i 6.1. In addition, this publication provides the background information that is necessary to plan, implement, and customize this functionality to your particular environment. It provides guidance on running user applications with either application data or most application objects residing in an independent disk pool. ... [more]


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    Data Warehousing with the Informix Dynamic Server
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2009

    The IBM Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS) has the tools to build a powerful data warehouse infrastructure platform to lower costs and increase profits by doing more with your existing operational data and infrastructure. The Informix Warehouse Feature simplifies the process for design and deployment of a high performance data warehouse. With a state-of-the-art extract, load, and transform (ELT) tool and an Eclipse-based GUI environment that is easy to use, this comprehensive platform provides the foundation you need to cost effectively build and deploy the data warehousing infrastructure, using ... [more]


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    Service Lifecycle Governance with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2009

    IBM® WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) provides service registry and repository functions for service-oriented architecture (SOA) enterprise applications. This IBM Redbooks® publication uses business scenarios to illustrate SOA governance using WSRR as the authoritative registry and repository. We divided this book into the following parts: -- Part one of this book introduces SOA and service governance, provides a technical overview of WSRR, and describes the WSRR governance enablement profile. -- Part two of this book provides step-by-step guidance to building WSRR ... [more]


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    Ready to Access DB2 for z/OS Data on Solid-State Drives
    Information Management

    Redguides, published 24 Apr 2009, last updated 7 Dec 2009

    The dollar-to-data ratio of solid-state drives (SSDs) is still high when compared with the dollar-to-data ratio of traditional spinning disks in the enterprise storage market; however, the SSDs ratio is expected to improve with investments in the not too distant future. By avoiding seeks and rotational delays, SSDs have the potential to improve the performance of disk storage. This IBM® Redguide™ publication provides a broad understanding of SSDs and shares several early experiences in a laboratory setting using SSDs to improve the performance when accessing DB2 for z/OS® ... [more]


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    IBM System z10 Business Class Technical Overview
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2009, last updated 7 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System z10™ Business Class (z10 BC) server, which is based on z/Architecture® and inherits many of the improvements made with the previously introduced System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) server. With a focus on midrange enterprise computing, the z10 BC server delivers an entry point with very granular scalability and an unprecedented range of capacity settings to grow with the workload. It delivers unparalleled qualities of service to help manage growth and reduce cost and risk. The z10 BC server further extends System z® leadership by ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.1.1: Deployment and IBM Service Management Integration Guide
    Security

    Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2009

    NOTE: THIS PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOPY ONLY. This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a complete reference for the recently available Tivoli® Provisioning Manager V7.1.1 product. This document provides information valuable to those who want to plan for, customize, and use the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.1.1 product to automate and manage IT provisioning and integrated IT service management processes in their environments. It includes five parts: Concepts and architecture: Provides an overview of provisioning concepts and introduces Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.1.1 concepts and ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business: Tracing HTTP Connections
    Security

    Redpapers, published 4 Dec 2009

    When troubleshooting IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for e-business it is often necessary to obtain and analyze the traces of HTTP connections. In this IBM Redpaper™ document you will learn how to obtain such traces, and how to interpret them. This paper can help implementors and system administrators who need to solve problems with Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.


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    IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business: Junctions and Links
    Security

    Redpapers, published 3 Dec 2009

    IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for e-business can manage and enforce access control to Web-based resources located on Web servers or Web application servers. It uses "junctions" to identify and address those servers. When a user wants to access those resources, the browser uses a set of URL links that have to be translated because the back-end Web server uses different links. In this paper we explain how Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL processes URLs from the back-end server and the client. This IBM Redpaper™ document is intended to help implementors and system administrators who need to ... [more]


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    IBM Systems Director Navigator for i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss IBM Systems Director Navigator for i, which is a Web console interface for IBM i administration where you can work with the Web-enabled tasks of System i® Navigator. IBM Systems Director Navigator for i includes a number of welcome pages that allow you to quickly find the task that you want to perform. The IBM Systems Director Navigator for i interface is not just a set of URL addressable tasks, but is a robust Web console from which you can manage your IBM i system. However, the System i Navigator Tasks on the Web, which are a set of ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: Tivoli Storage Manager V6.1
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 6.1 and is aimed at individuals who want to get IBM Certifications in this specific product. The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6.1 product. This book provides a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. The book also provides ... [more]


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    MySQL to DB2 Conversion Guide
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2009

    Switching database vendors is often considered an exhausting challenge for database administrators and developers. Complexity, total cost, and the risk of downtime are often the reasons that restrain IT decision makers from starting the migration project. The primary goal of this book is to show that, with the proper planning and guidance, converting from MySQL to IBM® DB2® is not only feasible but straightforward. If you picked up this book, you are most likely considering converting to DB2 and are probably aware of several of the advantages of to converting to DB2 data server. In this IBM ... [more]


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    IBM Power 520 and Power 550 (POWER6) System Builder
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2009, last updated 30 Nov 2009

    In 2008, the IBM® System i® and IBM System p® platforms unified the value of their servers into a single, powerful lineup of servers based on industry-leading POWER6™ processor technology with support for the IBM AIX® , IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS® ), and Linux® operating systems. This new, single portfolio of IBM Power Systems™ servers offers industry-leading technology, continued IBM innovation, and the flexibility to deploy the operating system that your business requires—all in the small and medium business environment. The Power 570 and Power 595 models announced in April 2008 ... [more]


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    Using Integrated Data Management To Meet Service Level Objectives
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2009, last updated 25 Nov 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we learn how The Great Outdoor Company, a fictional retailer of outdoor products, uses Integrated Data Management solutions by IBM to optimize data management for performance, productivity, and manageability, allowing them to get the most from their data assets and to ensure they can meet service level objectives (SLOs). We discuss how organizational and infrastructure complexities can negatively affect overall performance and productivity and how an integrated data management approach can help bridge these silos and gaps to provide end-to-end data and ... [more]


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    DB2 Virtualization
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 16 Sep 2009, last updated 25 Nov 2009

    Server virtualization technologies are becoming more popular to help efficiently utilize resources by consolidating servers. IBM® , the first company that developed and made available the virtual technology in 1966, offers advanced, powerful, reliable, and cost-saving virtualization technologies in various hardware and software products including DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes using IBM DB2 9 with server virtualization. We start with a general overview of virtualization and describe specific server virtualization technologies to highlight how the ... [more]


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    Single Sign-On Solutions for IBM FileNet P8 Using IBM Tivoli and WebSphere Security Technology
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2009, last updated 24 Nov 2009

    Authentication is the act of verifying a user's identity based on the credentials that they have presented. Establishing each user's identity is a critical first step in any client/server based system. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we present an overview of the set of authentication options in the IBM FileNet® P8 V4.0 release. The two standards at the core of the authentication process in IBM FileNet P8 V4.0 are the Java™ Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) standard and the Web Services Security standard (WS-Security). The JAAS standard forms the framework for security ... [more]


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    End to End Performance Management on IBM i
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Nov 2009

    Monitoring and managing your system’s performance is critical to ensure that you are keeping pace with the changing demands of your business. To respond to business changes effectively, your system must change too. Managing your system, at first glance, might seem like just another time-consuming job. But the investment soon pays off because the system runs more efficiently, and this is reflected in your business. It is efficient because changes are planned and managed. Managing performance of any system can be a complex task that requires a thorough understanding of that system’s hardware ... [more]


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    DS8000 Copy Services for IBM i with VIOS
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 19 Nov 2009

    IBM® System Storage™ DS8000® Copy Services provide functions for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions for an IBM i server. Many IBM i customers with natively connected DS8000 use Metro Mirror or Global Mirror functions to provide a set of consistent data at the remote site. This approach allows fail over or restoring data in case of disaster at the production site. You may also use IBM FlashCopy® technology to provide point-in-time copy of disk, from which you can back up data to minimize the necessary downtime. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for those who want ... [more]


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    Service Lifecycle Governance with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Advanced Lifecycle Edition
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 28 Sep 2009, last updated 12 Nov 2009

    The purpose of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance is to act as the catalyst between business governance and IT governance by ensuring optimal business value for services investments. Within SOA governance, there is service governance, which ensures that organizations build the right services, in the right way, at the right time, and then manage and reuse those services effectively. Service governance does this by overseeing the processes of proactively identifying, assessing, building, and managing high-value business services, those services that provide the greatest return on ... [more]


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    Government SOA Scenario: Immigration and Border Management
    Industry Solutions

    Redpapers, published 11 Nov 2009

    This IBM Redpaper describes an SOA industry solution for immigration and border management using the IBM Government Framework. It describes how the IBM Government Industry Framework can be used to implement two scenarios: Advanced Passenger Analysis and Registered Traveler. [ Refer to the IBM SOA Sandbox to view a narrated presentation that accompanies this ... [more]


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    IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Technical Guide
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 11 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the IBM System z10™ Enterprise Class, which offers a continuation of IBM scalable mainframe servers. Based on z/Architecture®, the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) server provides major extensions by: - Increasing the maximum number of processor units - Providing fixed HSA where all devices, channel subsystems, and multiple subchannel sets are defined, thus better supporting dynamic changes - Providing a base for major server consolidation by further removing memory, processor, and channel constraints - Increasing the flexibility of capacity ... [more]


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    B2B Enabled Managed File Transfer using WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60 and WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition
    Application Integration

    Redguides, published 10 Nov 2009

    Many organizations devote valuable IT resources to building and maintaining systems for moving files between applications. Most of these solutions are based on FTP because of its simplicity and free availability. While FTP offers a basic mechanism for file sharing, more sophisticated alternatives are often needed for files that are moved between applications as part of business transactions. As volumes of transfers rapidly grow, and with increased consequences for errors in business data when it is incorrectly transferred, having a reliable, flexible, cost-effective solution for managed file ... [more]


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    IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Technical Introduction
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 10 Nov 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class server, which is based on z/Architecture®. It builds on the inherent strengths of the System z platform, delivering new technologies and virtualization that are designed to offer improvements in price and performance for key workloads, as well as enabling a new range of solutions. The z10 EC™ further extends System z's leadership in key capabilities with the delivery of expanded scalability for growth and large-scale consolidation, availability to help reduce risk and improve flexibility to respond to changing ... [more]


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    Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere ESB
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 9 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication describes how you can integrate IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository with IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and IBM WebSphere Process Server to create a flexible and robust infrastructure for the execution of SOA solutions. Related publications:

  • IBM Redbooks publication: Service Lifecycle Governance with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.3
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    Identity Management Design Guide with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager
    Security

    Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2009

    Identity management is the concept of providing a unifying interface to manage all aspects related to individuals and their interactions with the business. It is the process that enables business initiatives by efficiently managing the user life cycle (including identity/resource provisioning for people (users)), and by integrating it into the required business processes. Identity management encompasses all the data and processes related to the representation of an individual involved in electronic transactions. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an approach for designing an identity ... [more]


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    Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with WebSphere DataPower
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 6 Nov 2009

    In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we discuss the built-in integration between IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) and IBM WebSphere® DataPower®, which allows users to create Web Service Proxies based on Web Services Description Language (WSDL) documents and attached Web Service Policy (WS-Policy) documents stored in WSRR. We also describe how to extend the built-in integration between WSRR and WebSphere DataPower to allow dynamic endpoint selection of services based upon meta data stored in WSRR. [Related publications:

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    Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 3 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication, has two parts. - Part 1 discusses how to enable governance of IBM WebSphere® MQ applications by creating IBM WebSphere MQ Service Definitions and registering these services to IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. - Part 2 discusses how to access services in IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository from IBM WebSphere Message Broker to build dynamic SOA solutions. [Related publications:

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    IBM Classification Module: Make It Work for You
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 29 Oct 2009, last updated 3 Nov 2009

    IBM® Classification Module (Classification Module) Version 8.6 is an advanced enterprise software platform tool designed to allow organizations to automate the classification of unstructured content. By deploying the module in various areas of a business, organizations can reduce or avoid manual processes associated with subjective decision making around unstructured content. Organizations can also streamline the ingestion of that content into their business systems in order to use the information within the business systems more effectively. At the same time, the organizations can safely ... [more]


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    Introduction to Assist On Site For Use With z/OS
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 3 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication will help you plan for, install, and use IBM Assist On Site (AOS). Assist On Site is a Web-based tool that enables a support representative in IBM to analyze a dump of your system remotely over a secure connection. It lets the support representative see the desktop of a PC running the AOS plug-in, and optionally control the mouse and keyboard. This allows investigation of critical problems to begin as quickly as possible. The AOS tool can be used to assist customers with problems on a wide variety of platforms. This paper focuses specifically on its use in a ... [more]


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    Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 3 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication describes the built-in integration between IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) and IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager (TSPM), which allows users to author policies in TSPM and attach them to services stored in WSRR. [Related publications:

  • IBM Redbooks publication: Service Lifecycle Governance with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.3
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    Understanding IT Perimeter Security
    Security

    Redpapers, published 9 Jun 2008, last updated 2 Nov 2009

    This IBM Redpaper publication takes a close look at the enterprise IT network perimeter, which has been diluted from a well-defined set of ingress and egress points to a mesh of undetectable flows from devices capable of accessing and penetrating corporate resources. The days of keeping the bad guys out by building a well-defined wall are definitely over. Businesses and organizations require collaboration with internal and external business partners, customers, and employees, which further removes walls and protective barriers. In this paper, we discuss how the variety of endpoints that were ... [more]


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    Cloud Security Guidance IBM Recommendations for the Implementation of Cloud Security
    Security

    Redpapers, published 30 Oct 2009, last updated 2 Nov 2009

    Cloud computing is a flexible, cost-effective, and proven delivery platform for providing business or consumer IT services over the Internet. Cloud resources can be rapidly deployed and easily scaled, with all processes, applications, and services provisioned "on demand", regardless of user location or device. As a result, cloud computing gives organizations the opportunity to increase their service delivery efficiencies, streamline IT management, and better align IT services with dynamic business requirements. In many ways, cloud computing offers the "best of both worlds", providing solid ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Web Services Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 30 Jul 2009, last updated 2 Nov 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks publication describes how to implement Web services in IBM WebSphere® Application Server V7. It starts by describing the concepts of the major building blocks on which Web services rely and leading practices for Web services applications. It then illustrates how to use Rational® Application Developer and the WebSphere tools to build and deploy a Web services application. In addition to the fundamentals of Web services development, this book provides information about advanced topics, including WS-Policy, WS-MetadataExchange, Web services transactions, WS-Notification, and ... [more]


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    Using the IBM Security Blueprint to Address Business Risks for Employee Offboarding
    Security

    Redguides, published 28 Oct 2009

    In today's dynamic business environments, an organization develops relationships with its customers, contractors, and business partners at a faster pace than ever before. One of the major concerns across all types of organizations is the need to remove access to IT assets as quickly as possible when a relationship with an employee, contractor, or business is ended, especially if the relationship ends on less then congenial terms. In this IBM Redguide™ publication, we discuss processes and procedures for offboarding individuals to help ensure that the access and entitlements are removed in a ... [more]


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    Using IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager: Business Benefits and Architecture Overview
    Security

    Redguides, published 26 Oct 2009, last updated 27 Oct 2009

    Increasing global integration affects organizations in many positive ways, but it also presents challenges. The volume of data that moves within an organization and among organizations across the globe grows dramatically with increased global integration. At the same time, increasing threats to the data from within and outside the organization, increasing regulatory requirements from governments or oversight committees, and stringent contractual requirements from business partners all challenge the organization’s ability to effectively manage their data and ensure that it is available, ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.1.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 27 Oct 2009

    Energy efficiency is a critical priority for IT managers because energy and power costs can be a significant portion of IT costs. Thus, understanding and investing in energy management is critical. With IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, an extension of IBM Systems Director, you can monitor and manage the power usage of systems. Originally designed to support IBM BladeCenter® and System x®, Active Energy Manager now supports the power management of additional IBM systems, including System z® mainframes and POWER6® processor-based systems, as well as storage devices using an ... [more]


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    IMS Version 11 Technical Overview
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 27 Oct 2009

    IMS™ provides leadership in performance, reliability and security to help you implement the most strategic and critical enterprise applications. IMS also keeps pace with the evolving IT industry. Information Management System Version 11 (IMS 11) provides an open, integrated, and distributed data access solution; improves connectivity and ease of use; increases system availability; and offers an architectural road map that supports future growth. With IMS 11, a suite of Universal drivers supports IMS database programmatic access with Type-4 and Type-2 connectivity. You can now access IMS in ... [more]


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    HPC Clusters Using InfiniBand on IBM Power Systems Servers
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the InfiniBand standard and how the standard has been implemented to support IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. This book will help you understand, plan, implement, and manage InfiniBand using IBM servers and switches to form a high-bandwidth, low-latency communication network for applications. This book presents the software and hardware components that must be brought together to form the management and application foundation. We cover cluster management, node installation, monitoring the infrastructure, and application ... [more]


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    Configuring and Managing AIX Clusters Using xCAT 2
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the new Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit 2.x (xCAT 2) against the IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for IBM Power Systems™ running AIX in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. This book provides information to help you: - Understand, from a broad perspective, a new clustering management architecture. We emphasize the benefits of this new solution for deploying HPC clusters of large numbers of nodes. - Install and customize the new xCAT cluster management in various configurations. - Design and create a solution to migrate from ... [more]


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    Cloud Computing: Save Time, Money, and Resources with a Private Test Cloud
    Cloud

    Redguides, published 6 Oct 2009, last updated 26 Oct 2009

    Testing an application before entrusting your business to it is essential, and having an efficient, accurate, and appropriate environment in which to test is an important element of the process. Implementing a private test cloud can be the ideal way to establish this environment. A cloud model enables your users to access consumer IT resources in a test center in ways not previously available. Unlike traditional testing methods, this model dramatically decreases the many manual steps and traditional processes of setting up a test environment, allowing for a quick turnaround of resource ... [more]


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Buffer Pool Monitoring and Tuning
    Information Management

    Redpapers, published 25 Oct 2009

    DB2® buffer pools are a key resource for ensuring good performance. This is becoming increasingly important as the difference between processor speed and disk response time for a random access I/O widens in each new generation of processor. A System z® processor can be configured with large amounts of storage which, if used wisely, can help compensate by using storage to avoid synchronous I/O. The purpose of this Redpaper is to: - Describe the functions of the DB2 buffer pools - Introduce a number of metrics for read and write performance of a buffer pool - Make recommendations on how to set ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS8000 Series: IBM FlashCopy SE
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 12 Feb 2008, last updated 23 Oct 2009

    In October 2007, IBM® announced a space efficient FlashCopy® capability for the DS8000™ platform. We call this new function IBM FlashCopy SE. It is a licensed function of the DS8000 family. It does not replace, but rather complements the standard FlashCopy function. In this Redpaper, we start with a general overview of FlashCopy SE, where we discuss its concepts and intended usage. We summarize the concepts of the standard FlashCopy function and review its different options in the context of FlashCopy SE. We also have a detailed discussion of the FlashCopy SE design and implementation. As ... [more]


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    WebSphere InterChange Server Migration Scenarios
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 25 Feb 2005, last updated 22 Oct 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides a step-by-step migration guide from previous releases of WebSphere InterChange Server to Version 4.3 for AIX and Windows. A comprehensive outline of the new features of WebSphere InterChange Server after Release 4.1.1 is provided. Planning requirements and pre-migration tasks are discussed in addition to the detailed technical steps required for a successful migration. WebSphere InterChange Server, a key component of WebSphere Business Integration Server, provides the capability to enable heterogeneous business applications to exchange data. It ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Working with Profiles on Distributed Systems
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    Installing a WebSphere® Application Server environment requires careful planning. A major decision point is the topology for the system. These decisions include, for example, whether you will have a stand-alone server, a distributed managed server environment, and whether you will use the new flexible management options. Planning for topology design is covered in the IBM® Redbooks publication, WebSphere Application Server V7: Concepts, Planning and Design, SG24-7708. That book is designed to help you select a topology and develop a clear idea of what steps are needed to set up your chosen ... [more]


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    z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V6.2 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2009, last updated 15 Oct 2009

    This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the configuration, administration, and security of the key runtime environments in business process management: WebSphere Process Server V6.2 and WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.2 for the z/OS platform, and WebSphere Business Monitor V6.2 integration to the z/OS platform. Part 1 of this IBM Redbooks publication introduces production topology concepts and terminology. In Part 2, through a series of step-by-step instructions you will learn how to create a production topology environment for WebSphere Process Server for z/OS. Part 3 extends the ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Deploying Applications
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    In the IBM® Redpaper™ publication, WebSphere Application Server V7: Packaging Applications for Deployment, we discuss how to use the Rational® Application Developer Assembly and Deploy Features for WebSphere® 7.0 (RAD-AD) to perform common tasks for packaging an application. In this paper, we show you how to deploy the application. We take you through setting up the environment for the application, and then deploying the application itself. Next, we explain how to deploy the client part of the application. The deployment tasks in this paper can also be automated using command-line tools, as ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Packaging Applications for Deployment
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    In IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we discuss packaging of Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (JEE 5) applications using Enterprise JavaBeans™ 3.0 (EJB™ 3.0). We also provide a section on working with business-level applications, a new concept introduced in WebSphere® Application Server v7.0. We cover the packaging of the following JEE artifacts: Enterprise Archives (EAR), EJB 3.0 modules, Web modules, JPA persistence units, and working with Enhanced EAR files. We also describe some of the IBM enhancements WebSphere Application Server v7.0 supports in addition to the JEE specification. If ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Understanding Class Loaders
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    Understanding how the Java™ and WebSphere® class loaders work is critical to packaging and deploying Java EE5 applications. Failure to set up the class loaders properly most likely results in a cascade of the infamous class loading exceptions (such as ClassNotFoundException) when trying to start your application. In IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we explain class loaders and how to customize the behavior of the WebSphere class loaders to suit your particular application’s requirements. The paper concludes with an example designed to illustrates these concepts. This paper is the stand-alone ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Session Management
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    Session support allows a Web application developer to maintain state information across multiple user visits to the application. In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we discuss HTTP session support in WebSphere® Application Server V7 and how to configure it. We also discuss the support for stateful session bean failover. This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 12 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Monitoring the Runtime
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    Being able to measure and monitor system interactions helps IT in providing business continuity. Monitoring capabilities play a key role in successfully managing enterprise systems. In WebSphere® Application Server, there are a number of tools that can contribute to an organization's monitoring strategy and provide insights into the performance of the application server. In this paper, we provide an introduction to these toolsets. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is the stand-alone version of chapter 11 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Accessing EIS Applications from WebSphere
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    The J2EE™ Connector architecture (JCA) defines a standard architecture for connecting the J2EE platform to heterogeneous Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), for example, ERP, mainframe transaction processing, database systems, and existing applications not written in the Java™ programming language. By defining a set of scalable, secure, and transactional mechanisms, the JCA enables the integration of EISs with application servers and enterprise applications. WebSphere® Application Server V7.0 provides a complete implementation of the JCA 1.5 specification, including the features of the ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Administration with Scripting
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    The administrative console is sufficient for tasks that are non-repetitive, have a minimal number of administrative steps, and are relatively simple. For administration that requires many steps, which can be repetitive, and time consuming to configure, wsadmin combined with scripts is an ideal tool. In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we introduce the wsadmin scripting solution and describe how you can use it to perform basic tasks. This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 8 of WebSphere® Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V7 Administration
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we look at the administration features unique to WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS® V7. This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 7 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Administration of WebSphere Processes
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we provide information about basic administration tasks. The focus of this paper is on managing WebSphere® processes, including the deployment manager, nodes and node agents, application servers, and application server clusters. This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 6 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Administration Consoles and Commands
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    WebSphere® Application Server properties are stored in the configuration repository as XML files. It is not a good idea to manually edit any of the configuration files because this bypasses validation of any changes and could lead to synchronization-related problems. Rather, WebSphere Application Server provides administrative tools that help you administer the environment. These tools manage modifications to the files in the repository. In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we introduce the administrative consoles and command line administration. This paper is the stand-alone version of ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Working with Profiles on z/OS Systems
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    The purpose of this IBM® Redpaper™ publication is to help you build your initial WebSphere® Application Server environment using the new WebSphere Customization Tools (WCT). This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 3 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Centralized Installation Manager
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 15 Oct 2009

    The Centralized Installation Manager (CIM) is a new feature with WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment, Version 7.0 for distributed platforms. This feature can be used to consolidate and simplify the steps required to perform installations and apply maintenance on systems in the Network Deployment cell. This paper introduces CIM and shows you how to use it. Prior to CIM, administrators had to log on to every machine in the cell, and manually install the code and maintenance. With CIM, the administrator only has to select the machine name, provide login credentials, and CIM handles ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: System Management Technical Overview
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 14 Oct 2009

    In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we provide a technical overview of the system management functionality of WebSphere® Application Server. This information can help you understand how system administration occurs. It is particularly useful in a multi-server environment to understand the distributed administration and synchronization topics. This paper assumes that you are familiar with the concepts in WebSphere Application Server V7.0: Technical Overview, REDP-4482. This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 1 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration ... [more]


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    Configuring Logical Volume Management (LVM) on Linux for zSeries
    z Systems Software

    Web Doc, published 13 Jan 2003, last updated 7 Oct 2009

    Minidisks on z/VM cannot span more than one physical DASD volume. Without a volume management system, this limits the size of a file system on Linux for zSeries to the size of a DASD volume. For a 3390 model 3, this translates to 2.3GB of available space for a Linux file system. Volume management systems allow multiple DASD devices to be combined into a single Linux file system (and thereby overcome the single DASD volume size limit). This Tip describes how to configure Logical Volume Management (LVM) for Linux on ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N Series Implementation of RAID Double Parity for Data Protection
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 12 Apr 2006, last updated 6 Oct 2009

    This IBM Redpaper discusses the implementation of RAID double parity in IBM System Storage N series. The following topics are covered: - The need for RAID-DP - How RAID-DP works - Protection levels with RAID-DP To date, RAID technology, with its single parity, offered protection from a single failed disk with the caveat that no other disk fail or, increasingly more likely as disk media grow larger, an uncorrectable bit error would not occur during a read operation, while reconstruction of data lost on the failed disk was still in progress. If either secondary event occurs during ... [more]


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    Using SDSF in a JES3 Environment
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 1 Oct 2009

    This IBM Redpaper publication offers a broad overview of features of the z/OS System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) for JES3. z/OS R10 deliveres the (long-requested) ability to use SDSF in a JES3 environment. This Redpaper describes the features, panels and functions of SDSF for JES3 and provides implementation and customization details.


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V4.0 Implementation
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 28 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Netcool®/Impact V4.0 Implementation Certification test. It is aimed at the IT professional who wants to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V4.0 Implementation Certification test is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V4.0. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 27 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Business Service Manager V4.1.1 certification test. It is aimed at IT professionals who want to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. The IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 implementation test is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It ... [more]


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    Integration Guide for IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 5 Sep 2008, last updated 25 Sep 2009

    IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1 provides a unified and integrated approach for handling all aspects of service requests to enable a one-touch IT service experience, backed up by an optimized delivery and support process. It is a powerful solution that closely aligns business and IT operations, which improves IT service support and delivery performance. This IBM Redbooks publication is an integration guide for IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1. We describe all major integration scenarios: - Event Management - IBM Lotus Sametime Connect - Change and Configuration Management ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop V2.0 Implementation
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Netcool®/Webtop V2.0 implementation certification test. It is aimed at the IT professional who wants to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop V2.0 certification test is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop V2.0. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It includes sample ... [more]


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    DFSMS V1.10 and EAV Technical Guide
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 2 Sep 2009, last updated 25 Sep 2009

    Each release of DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS® platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R9 DFSMS. It then provides an in-depth technical description of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R10 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation ... [more]


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    Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to help your organization plan and prepare for a migration away from Lotus® Domino® Document Manager (formerly known as Domino.Doc). This IBM Redbooks publication focuses primarily on analyzing, planning, and preparing with only a small portion devoted to the actual process of migrating to another solution. While there is no exact equivalent to Domino Document Manager (DDM), we discuss IBM Lotus Quickr™ in detail and illustrate how your organization can achieve many of the same functional goals using Lotus Quickr services for Domino. We introduce ... [more]


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    Case Study: Web 2.0 SOA Scenario
    Application Platform

    Redpapers, published 17 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series of service-oriented architecture (SOA) papers that feature a case study involving a fictitious company named JKHL Enterprises (JKHLE). The focus of the case study in this paper is the Web 2.0 SOA scenario, and how JKHLE uses three realizations from this scenario to transform the company’s travel agency business. This paper focuses specifically on the following Web 2.0 realizations: * RESTful Service Creation * Rendering and Consuming RESTful Services * User Interface (UI) Composition and ... [more]


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    Enterprise Fraud Management with ACI Proactive Risk Manager on IBM System z
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 16 Sep 2009

    The financial impact of fraud is increasing for banks worldwide. Fraudulent attacks and data breaches are costly, not only in terms of reputation and loss of revenue, but also in the administrative costs of restoring the customer’s accounts and reporting exposures to regulatory agencies. Banks are also required to keep an increasing amount of capital reserve for fraud losses. All of these issues are placing a greater internal focus on enterprise risk management. Fraud is becoming a growing concern for financial institutions and an adequate enterprise-wide solution is required to deal with ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 28 May 2008, last updated 16 Sep 2009

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.2 and is aimed at the people who want to get an IBM Professional Certification for this product. The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.2 Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.2 product. This book provides a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides ... [more]


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    Case Study: Corporate Payments Banking Scenario
    Industry Solutions

    Redpapers, published 4 Aug 2009, last updated 14 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series of service-oriented architecture (SOA) papers that feature a case study that involves a fictitious company called JKHL Enterprises (JKHLE). In this paper, we focus on the banking division of JKHLE titled JKHL Bank. The focus of the case study in this paper is the banking industry sector and corporate treasury operations and how organizations can use SOA to construct solutions for corporate customers. This paper discusses the issues from both the bank’s and corporate client’s point of view. Get hands-on experience at no cost with IBM’s ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2 Implementation
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2 implementation certification test. It is aimed at the IT professional who wants to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2 certification test is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It includes sample ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 6.1
    Security

    Redbooks, published 10 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the "IBM Certified Deployment Professional - IBM Tivoli® Federated Identity Manager V6.1" certification test, test number 000-891, and is meant for those who want to achieve IBM Certifications for this specific product. The IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work with the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Version 6.1 product. This book provides a combination ... [more]


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    Education for a Smarter Planet: The Future of Learning CIO Report on Enabling Technologies
    System x

    Redguides, published 4 Sep 2009, last updated 10 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redguide™ publication is a supplement to the Future of Learning: Executive Insights Report. It provides an in-depth investigation into three enabling technologies and provides actionable guidance to aid CIO strategic and investment planning efforts. Specifically it discusses the value and role of consumer IT, open technologies, and cloud computing in the future of education. In addition, this guide provides real-world examples of the how these technologies work. This guide includes the following topics: -- Executive overview -- Exploring the technologies that enable the ... [more]


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    Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 10 Sep 2009

    IBM® WebSphere® ILOG Rules for COBOL generates a COBOL sub-program from the rules that have been externalized and managed in the ILOG Rules Repository. The externalization of business rules provides benefit to your business, as well as improves the efficiency of maintaining your COBOL applications. Corporations today continue to see value in running their core business applications on large-capacity mainframes. An organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond quickly to today’s complex, ever changing markets and regulatory climate. Businesses today need a Business Rule ... [more]


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    WebSphere on z/OS - Optimized Local Adapters
    z Systems Software

    Redpapers, published 31 Aug 2009, last updated 9 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the steps involved in the installation, configuration and implementation of the new Optimized Local Adapters (OLA) support available with WebSphere® Application Server. A step-by-step approach is used to guide you through the OLA installation and configuration process. The OLA bi-directional communications functions are presented in detail through the development, deployment and execution phases using three sample application scenarios: - Modify the existing IBM benchmark application Trade6 to enable it to receive OLA inbound calls from an external ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Jul 2009, last updated 1 Sep 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS23 and IBM BladeCenter JS43 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book is useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that want a detailed system start-up guide and integration ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Director 5.20
    System x

    Redbooks, published 20 Apr 2007, last updated 1 Sep 2009

    IBM Director is a comprehensive systems manager designed for use across the full IBM Systems server family. An integrated, easy-to-use suite of tools, IBM Director provides clients with flexible systems-management abilities to help maximize system availability and lower IT costs. With IBM Director, IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems and monitor the component performance of processors, disks, and memory. This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement systems management with IBM Director 5.20, discussing IBM Director architecture, its ... [more]


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    IBM High Availability Solution for IBM FileNet P8 Systems
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 29 Aug 2009, last updated 1 Sep 2009

    Many organizations require almost continuous availability of their mission-critical, IBM® FileNet® P8 systems. Loss of system resources and services can translate directly into lost revenue and lost customers. The goal, therefore, is to design and implement IBM FileNet P8 systems that are highly available by compensating for both planned and unplanned system outages and eliminating single points of failure. IBM FileNet P8 Platform provides availability features that are built-in to the core components. With these features, high availability of an IBM FileNet P8 system can be achieved through ... [more]


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    Improving Productivity with ISPF Productivity Tool V6.1
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 26 Aug 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks publication introduces the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) Productivity Tool (IPT) Version 6, Release 1 for z/OS®. IPT operates as a seamlessly integrated front end to ISPF. IPT functionality is available from any panel without a need to modify any ISPF Primary Options Menu. All IPT functions are totally integrated. IPT can perform almost any activity within ISPF, or internally invoke the function that can perform the task. IPT combines separately provided ISPF utility functions and new ISPF Productivity Tool features into the Object List (OLIST) and Member ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager V7.1
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 25 Aug 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli® Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) V7.1 and is aimed at individuals who want to get an IBM Professional Certification for this product. The IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager V7.1 Professional Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager V7.1 product. This book provides a combination of theory and ... [more]


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    z/OS Version 1 Release 8 Implementation
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 21 Feb 2007, last updated 25 Aug 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the functional enhancements to z/OS® for Version 1 Release 8 (z/OS V1R8). These enhancements are intended to help installations install, tailor, migrate, and configure z/OS V1R8. The following topics are discussed: z/OS Version 1 Release 8 Overview Installation and migration to z/OS V1R8 Console restructure CFRM performance enhancements RMF enhancements WLM enhancements zSeries Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs) RSM and SRM Miscellaneous BCP changes z/OS UNIX System Services zFS enhancements JES2 z/OS V1R8 enhancements JES3 z/OS V1R8 ... [more]


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    Migrating WebSphere InterChange Server and Adapters to WebSphere Process Server V6.2 and Best Practices
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2009, last updated 21 Aug 2009

    IBM® WebSphere® Process Server is the next generation business process integration server that has evolved from proven business integration concepts, application server technologies, and the latest open standards. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we provide guidance for WebSphere InterChange Server users about how to migrate IBM WebSphere InterChange Server and WebSphere Business Integration Adapters to WebSphere Process Server. We discuss the critical concepts that are related to integration solution architecture, migration project planning, and the technical implementation approach. We ... [more]


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    DB2 Optimization Techniques for SAP Database Migration And Unicode Conversion
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2009

    SAP® migrations are a standard process nowadays. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes optimization strategies and best practices for migrating SAP systems toward IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, as well as for performing Unicode conversions. We discuss DB2-specific recommendations and best practices. This book is intended for experienced SAP migration consultants involved in operating system and database migrations or Unicode conversions, choosing IBM DB2 as a target database platform. It addresses the advanced SAP migration techniques, considerations for database layout and ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS
    Security

    Redpapers, published 6 Aug 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides details of a new offering called IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager. We introduce the product, provide planning suggestions, and detail the installation of IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager on the z/OS® operating system running on a System z® server. Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager is IBM’s latest storage device encryption solution. It allows enterprises to create, manage, backup, and distribute their cryptographic key material from a single control point. Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager has evolved from the existing IBM Encryption Key Manager solution. ... [more]


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    Managing Unified Storage with IBM System Storage N series Operation Manager
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2009

    IBM® System Storage™ N series with Operations Manager software offers comprehensive monitoring and management for N series enterprise storage and content delivery environments. Operations Manager is designed to provide alerts, reports, and configuration tools from a central control point, helping you keep your storage and content delivery infrastructure in-line with business requirements for high availability and low total cost of ownership. We focus especially on Protection Manager, which is designed as an intuitive backup and replication management software for IBM System Storage N series ... [more]


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    WebSphere Business Process Management 6.2.0 Performance Tuning
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 15 Jul 2009, last updated 4 Aug 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication was produced by the IBM WebSphere® BPM performance teams. It provides performance tuning tips and best practices for the following products: -- WebSphere Process Server 6.2.0 -- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus 6.2.0 -- WebSphere Integration Developer 6.2.0 -- WebSphere Business Monitor 6.2.0 -- WebSphere Business Services Fabric 6.2.0 These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) technologies: Service Component Architecture (SCA), ... [more]


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    Managed File Transfer for SOA using IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition
    Application Integration

    Redguides, published 3 Aug 2009

    For many organizations, the exchange of files between business systems remains a common and important integration methodology. Files are the simplest unit of data to exchange and often represent the lowest common denominator to connect disparate systems for an enterprise infrastructure. A managed file transfer system introduces control, management, and auditabilty to address problems that arise when ad-hoc file transfers are used to integrate or connect business systems in the enterprise. IBM® WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition provides an enterprise-grade managed file transfer capability ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1 Performance Tuning
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 23 Jul 2008, last updated 30 Jul 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication was produced by the IBM WebSphere® Process Server, IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, IBM WebSphere Adapters, and IBM WebSphere Business Monitor performance teams in Austin, Texas; Boblingen, Germany; and Hursley, England. It provides performance tuning tips and best practices based on the performance team's experience for the following products: -- WebSphere Process Server 6.1.0 -- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WebSphere ESB) 6.1.0 -- WebSphere Adapters 6.1.0 -- WebSphere Business Monitor 6.1.0 These products represent an integrated development and ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Solution Overview
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 29 Jul 2009

    IBM® WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition provides an enterprise-grade managed file transfer capability that is both robust and easy to use. WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition exploits the proven reliability and connectivity of WebSphere MQ to transfer files across a wide range of platforms and networks. WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition takes advantage of existing WebSphere MQ networks, and you can integrate it easily with existing file transfer systems. This IBM Redpaper publication provides an introduction to the design, function, and use of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and describes ... [more]


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    Business Process Management Enabled by SOA
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 26 Mar 2009, last updated 24 Jul 2009

    The IBM® Business Process Management (BPM) Enabled by SOA Method provides a structured process for developing an organization's cross-functional, customer-focused, end-to-end core business processes that achieves strategic business objectives, integrates verticals, optimizes core work, and creates a framework for continuous improvement. This methodology is an IBM intellectual property that is used in BPM engagements but not available in detail to readers of the IBM Redbooks publication outside of IBM. Our purpose in this IBM Redpaper is to introduce you to the concepts that we use in the IBM ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 Implementation
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2008, last updated 17 Jul 2009

    This book is a study guide for IBM® Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 certification. It is aimed for IT professionals who want to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 certification is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work with the implementation and deployment of ITCAM for Response Time V6.2. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It includes ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide Series: ITCAM for Response Time V6.2
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2008, last updated 15 Jul 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is written as part of the deployment guide series. This book provides a step-by-step guide for deploying ITCAM for Response Time V6.2. This deployment guide can help an IBM or business partner service person plan and perform the deployment of the product. The discussion of ITCAM for Response Time includes the explanation of product architecture and its components. We discuss planning and sizing considerations before you implement the product and some guidelines on setting up service engagement for the product. The deployment explained in the book would fit for ... [more]


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    IBM Smart Business Unified Communications and IP Telephony
    System x

    Redpapers, published 10 Jul 2009

    Small and medium-sized businesses deserve more from ITÑmore choice, less complexity, better integration, and comprehensive support. IBM® saw an opportunity to rewrite the rules of IT for these businesses by partnering with world-class solution providers and open source developers and by bringing together its best technologies to create IBM Smart Business. The premise of IBM Smart Business is to make IT invisible so that business owners can concentrate on growth and serving their customers. Solutions that can increase operational efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, reduce working ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7 Messaging Administration Guide
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 7 Jul 2009

    WebSphere Application Server V7 supports asynchronous messaging based on the Java Message Service (JMS) and the Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA) specifications. Asynchronous messaging support provides applications with the ability to create, send, receive, and read asynchronous requests as messages. WebSphere Application Server provides a default messaging provider, as well as support for WebSphere MQ and generic messaging providers. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the messaging features of WebSphere Application Server V7. It contains information about ... [more]


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    IBM i and Midrange External Storage
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Jan 2009, last updated 7 Jul 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWER™ Systems POWER6™ servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization concepts and IBM DS Midrange External Storage Systems architecture of the supported models DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, and DS5000, discusses planning and sizing for IBM i Midrange External Storage, and provides detailed implementation procedures including IBM DS Midrange Storage Copy Services. Finally, it provides monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting ... [more]


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    Cúram Business Application Suite on IBM System Z
    Industry Solutions

    Redbooks, published 7 Jul 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we demonstrate how the Cúram Business Application Suite™ and IBM System z® together provide a complete solution for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery for social enterprises around the world. We also describe how agencies are realizing tangible benefits from this comprehensive solution. The long-standing strategic and technical partnership between Cúram Software and IBM has benefited our joint customers in a number of ways. Ongoing collaboration implementing the Cúram Business Application Suite at customer sites has resulted in ... [more]


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    Migrating from Oracle . . . to IBM Informix Dynamic Server on Linux, Unix, and Windows
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 2 Jul 2009, last updated 6 Jul 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss considerations, and describe a methodology, for migrating from Oracle® 10g to the Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS). We focus primarily on the basic topic areas of data, applications, and administration, providing information about the differences in features and functionality in areas such as data types, DML, DDL, and Stored Procedures. Understanding the features and functionality of the two products will better enable your decisions as you develop your migration plan. We provide a migration methodology and discuss the processes for installing and ... [more]


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    Rational Application Developer V7.5 Programming Guide
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2009

    IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software v7.5 (Application Developer, for short) is the full function Eclipse 3.4 based development platform for developing Java™ Standard Edition Version 6 (Java SE 6) and Java Enterprise Edition Version 5 (Java EE 5) applications with a focus on applications to be deployed to IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Portal. Rational Application Developer provides integrated development tools for all development roles, including Web developers, Java developers, business analysts, architects, and enterprise programmers. Rational ... [more]


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    CICS Transaction Gateway V5 The WebSphere Connector for CICS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 22 Aug 2002, last updated 26 Jun 2009

    The CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) is widely used to provide access to CICS COMMAREA-based programs and 3270 transactions from Java environments. This IBM Redbooks publication shows you how to build a robust CICS TG configuration for a variety of different configurations. First we introduce the facilities of the CICS TG, followed by step-by-step explanations of how to use the different protocols (TCP/IP, TCP62, APPC and EXCI) used for communication with a CICS TS V2.2 region on z/OS, and how to secure your CICS region when receiving External Call Interface (ECI) or External Presentation ... [more]


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    WebSphere Business Process Management V6.2 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 25 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses the configuration, administration, and security of the key runtime environments in WebSphere® Dynamic Process Edition V6.2. Part 1 of this publication introduces production topology concepts and terminology, and provides security considerations. In Part 2, through a series of step-by-step instructions you will learn how to select and create a production topology environment based on WebSphere Process Server deployment environment patterns. You will learn how to secure this environment and administer it. This part also contains chapters on extending ... [more]


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    IBM TS3500 Tape Library with System z Attachment A Practical Guide to Enterprise Tape Drives and TS3500 Tape Automation
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2008, last updated 25 Jun 2009

    The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library, also known as the IBM System Storage 3584 Tape Library, is designed for medium to large automated tape storage and backup solutions and is part of a whole family of tape libraries for small to large tape automation solutions. Originally designed for IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium Technology drives, the library was enhanced to also support the IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 in preparation of System z server attachment. Together with the IBM System Storage 3953 Tape System, the TS3500 Tape Library attaches to System z servers as ... [more]


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    Enabling z/OS Applications for SOA
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 9 Jun 2009, last updated 18 Jun 2009

    The objective of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to demonstrate ways of enabling existing applications and data on z/OS® for integration into a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The focus is on solutions using Web Services as the underlying technology for this integration. This book describes a variety of patterns that can be applied to enabling z/OS applications for service-oriented architecture. Many of these patterns are explained by means of a sample. Each sample is included in the additional material of this book. This book is intended for readers who are interested in extending ... [more]


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    Migrating WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation to WebSphere Process Server V6.2 and Best Practices
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2009

    In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss the concepts, planning, and migration paths that you must understand before attempting to migrate source artifacts, which are created by using IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition 5.1, to IBM WebSphere Integration Developer 6.2. We also discuss how to migrate models that are developed in WebSphere Business Integration Modeler 5.1 to WebSphere Business Modeler 6.2. In this book, we discuss the new features and differences between WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation and WebSphere Process Server 6.2. We cover ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Security Handbook
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2006, last updated 15 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is part of the IBM WebSphere® V6.1 series. It focuses on security and related topics, as well as provides technical details for designing and implementing secure solutions with WebSphere. Designed for IT architects, IT specialists, application designers, application developers, application assemblers, application deployers, and consultants, this book provides information about designing, developing, and deploying secure e-business applications using IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1. It discusses theory and presents proven exercises performed in our lab by ... [more]


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    Journaling - Common Remote Journal Questions
    Power Systems

    Web Doc, published 12 Jun 2009

    Remote journal users often have questions about their remote journal environments. This article shares tips on how to easily answer some of the most common remote journal questions on IBM i. Written by: Peg Levering IBM i Journal/Commit/CICS team lead IBM Development Lab in Rochester


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    Web Services Handbook for WebSphere Application Server 6.1
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2006, last updated 12 Jun 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the concepts of Web services from various perspectives. It presents the major building blocks on which Web services rely. Here, well-defined standards and new concepts are presented and discussed. While these concepts are described as vendor independent, this book also presents the IBM view and illustrates with suitable demonstration applications how Web services can be implemented using IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 and IBM WebSphere Application Server Toolkit 6.1. This book is a rewrite of the book WebSphere Version 6 Web Services Handbook ... [more]


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    Securing and Auditing Data on DB2 for z/OS
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 9 Jun 2009

    In this age of complex regulatory oversight and wide ranging threats to corporate data, securing a company's information assets from internal and external threats has become a primary focus and concern for information professionals. IBM® understands these requirements and using features of the System z® hardware platform, DBMS and operating elements for DB2® on z/OS®, and Information Management tools can help to provide a defense in depth which can help to provide information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We start with a description of the data governance requirements, with ... [more]


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    High Performance On Demand Solutions
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 25 Aug 2005, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    Implementing an On Demand Operating Environment is fundamental to becoming an On Demand Business. Such an environment enables a business to implement new decisions in a timely manner. An On Demand Operating Environment is built on the concepts of virtualization, provisioning, and orchestration of resources, tied together loosely using a service-oriented architecture.
    - Virtualization allows resources to be manipulated in a uniform and flexible manner leading to automation. Previously manual tasks can be run 24 hours-a-day with little supervision.
    - Provisioning tasks, which ... [more]


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    Infrastructure Solutions: Building a Smart Bank Operating Environment
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    IBM® created the Smart Bank showcase to demonstrate to retail banking clients the benefits of IBM products, services, and solutions in addressing their key business issues. The Smart Bank showcase covers different solutions areas such as IT service management, service-oriented architecture, optimization of IT resources, information lifecycle management, information warehouse, and business continuity. The Smart Bank showcase is an implementation of these solutions in a real environment. This IBM Redbooks® publication looks at the infrastructure monitoring and infrastructure management ... [more]


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    Passenger Risk Management Infrastructure Solution Building Block: Installation and Configuration Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes an Integrated Border Management solution that is passenger-centric. It defines infrastructure solution building blocks, how to install them, how to integrate them with each other, and how to put them into operation. This system design can be used as a template to build other systems with similar requirements. The target customers for Integrated Border Management include central government border management and immigration agencies, regional or local port authorities, border police and local law enforcement, national intelligence, agriculture, health, ... [more]


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    WebSphere Customer Center: Understanding Performance
    Analytics

    Redpapers, published 1 Jun 2009, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redpapers™ publication provides insight into IBM WebSphere® Customer Center (WCC) transaction performance and scalability. It explores some of the most important features and implementation factors with regard to their performance impact. It also provides specific tuning recommendations for deployment. This paper is more relevant for WebSphere Customer Center version 6.5 and 7.0 and is intended for those who are experienced with WCC. Certain performance considerations and recommendations are also applicable to later releases of the IBM Master Data Management (MDM) products ... [more]


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    IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Advanced Topics
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 21 Jun 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® TotalStorage® Productivity Center. You have successfully completed performance data collection and have generated reports. But how do you best use the TotalStorage Productivity Center to manage your storage infrastructure? This IBM Redbooks® publication shows how to best set up TotalStorage Productivity Center based on the storage environment infrastructure, and then manage that storage infrastructure with TotalStorage Productivity Center. It includes experiences from client accounts and our own internal experiences. This book ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Business Continuity: Part 2 Solutions Guide
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication is a companion to IBM System Storage Business Continuity: Part 1 Planning Guide, SG24-6547 . We assume that the reader of this book has understood the concepts of Business Continuity planning described in that book. In this book we explore IBM System Storage solutions for Business Continuity, within the three segments of Continuous Availability, Rapid Recovery, and Backup and Restore. We position these solutions within the Business Continuity tiers. We describe, in general, the solutions available in each segment, then present some more detail on many of the ... [more]


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    IBM Optimized Analytic Infrastructure Solution: Installation Guide V1.0
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 14 Dec 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    IBM Optimized Analytic Infrastructure (OAI) is a solution suitable for institutions seeking either to move their financial system to a scalable industrial-strength solution or to build an integrated, high-performance infrastructure from the ground up. The aim of this guide is to help you install and configure the components of Optimized Analytic Infrastructure. It consists of IBM hardware and software, along with strategic software products from other selected ... [more]


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    AIX 5L on the IBM System i Platform: Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

    On the IBM® System i® platform, you can run native AIX® 5L™ with its own kernel (versus current the PASE SLIC kernel) in a logical partition (LPAR). This option provides another alternative to consolidate AIX 5L applications and other UNIX®-based applications, running in a separate IBM eServer™ pSeries® system or other UNIX system, onto a single System i platform. With the new version of the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system, the same level of server virtualization, such as dynamic resource allocation, is realized as the current IBM eServer iSeries® level server virtualization. This IBM ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Performance Analysis Tools
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 24 Nov 2008, last updated 4 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication is one in a series of IBM documents written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene/P Solution. The Blue Gene/P system is the second generation of a massively parallel supercomputer from IBM in the IBM System Blue Gene Solution series. The first section of this paper provides an overview of the Performance Application Programing Interface (PAPI). In this section, we describe the Blue Gene® implementation of PAPI and usage. The second part of this paper gives a detailed description of the IBM High Performance Computing Toolkit for the Blue Gene/P™ system. ... [more]


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    A Guide to the ACI Worldwide BASE24-eps on z/OS
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 4 Jun 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we explain how to use the ACI™ BASE24-eps™ product on z/OS® . BASE24-eps is a payment engine that the financial payments industry uses. The combination of BASE24-eps and System z® is a competitive and attractive end-to-end retail payments solution for the finance sector. Failure in a financial payments environment is a high-visibility customer service issue, and outages at any level have debilitating effects on customer loyalty. The entire payments cycle must be conducted in near real-time. In such an environment, high availability is a mission-critical ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.2
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 14 Feb 2009, last updated 3 Jun 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender V8.2. WebSphere Transformation Extender is a powerful, transaction-oriented universal data transformation and validation solution. It offers multiple execution options to support right-time, right-style transformation, whether it is batch, real-time, or embedded. In this Redbooks publication, we present an overview of the WebSphere Transformation Extender products and components and discuss key features for businesses. We describe both the development and runtime or management aspects of the ... [more]


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    Implementing the Poughkeepsie Green Data Center: Showcasing a Dynamic Infrastructure
    Smarter Cities

    Redpapers, published 29 May 2009, last updated 1 Jun 2009

    The IBM® Design Center Data Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, was running out of cooling capacity and needed to address continuing IT growth requirements. Innovative change was required and transformation of this infrastructure was achieved through IBM’s smarter planet and dynamic infrastructure vision. Energy efficiency for data centers has become an imperative area of focus as the price of energy increases and systems grow beyond the capacity of current facilities to supply their power and cooling needs. This IBM Redpapers™ publication discusses IT growth and energy efficiency for a case ... [more]


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    Improving Your Web Application Software Development Life Cycle's Security Posture with IBM Rational AppScan
    Application Platform

    Redguides, published 29 May 2009

    Hackers on the Internet have evolved from fame-hungry sabotage to fraud to profitable organized data and identity theft. As this evolution continues, it is important for business leaders to consider the security of their Web applications as a vital performance indicator of the success of their business. In this IBM® Redguide™ publication, we explain how your organization can evaluate its risk for hackers entering into your systems. We also explain how your organization can implement security testing and integrate solutions to improve security and protect your information assets. In the ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R10 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 29 May 2009

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS Parallel Sysplex Operational Scenarios
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 May 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a major update to the Parallel Sysplex® Operational Scenarios book, originally published in 1997. The book is intended for operators and system programmers, and is intended to provide an understanding of Parallel Sysplex operations. This understanding, together with the examples provided in this book, will help you effectively manage a Parallel Sysplex and maximize its availability and effectiveness. The book has been updated to reflect the latest sysplex technologies and current recommendations, based on the experiences of many sysplex customers over the ... [more]


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    Security Guide for IBM i V6.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 May 2009

    The IBM® i operation system (formerly IBM i5/OS®) is considered one of the most secure systems in the industry. From the beginning, security was designed as an integral part of the system. The System i® platform provides a rich set of security features and services that pertain to the goals of authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing. However, if an IBM Client does not know that a service, such as a virtual private network (VPN) or hardware cryptographic support, exists on the system, it will not use it. In addition, there are more and more security auditors ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V1R10 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 2: Standard Applications
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 30 Apr 2009, last updated 28 May 2009

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors, providing, among many other capabilities, world-class, state-of-the-art, support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Utility Capacity on Demand: What Utility CoD Is and How to Use It
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 10 Jun 2008, last updated 28 May 2009

    This IBM Redpaper publication is about Utility Capacity on Demand (CoD) and provides a high-level technical description as well as setup information. This paper is for IT managers who want to: - Understand what Utility CoD is - Understand how it works - See how it could be valuable for their company


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    IBM z/OS V1R10 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 1: Base Functions, Connectivity, and Routing
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 9 Apr 2009, last updated 28 May 2009

    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®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection ... [more]


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    Experiences with Oracle Solutions on Linux for IBM System z
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 28 May 2009

    Linux® for System z® offers many advantages to customers who rely upon the IBM® mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux for System z takes advantage of the qualities of service in the System z hardware and in z/VM® , making it a robust industrial strength Linux. This provides an excellent platform for hosting Oracle® solutions that run in your enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes experiences gained while installing and testing several Oracle solutions, such as: - Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for Oracle - Installing Oracle Data Vault - Using Grid Control to ... [more]


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    50 TB Data Warehouse Benchmark on IBM System z
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 27 May 2009

    Customers have a strong interest in the scalability of data warehousing solutions on the IBM System z platform using DB2 for z/OS. Because BI environments continue to grow, this IBM Redbooks publication explores the scaling and management of data in sizes beyond 50 TB. We explore the architectural software components that enable us to manage a data warehouse of this magnitude, including the Cognos product set. The objective of our 50 TB study was to test System z scalability in a BI environment and to develop the best practices of managing large data warehouses. The IBM System z was proven ... [more]


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    DataPower XM70 Use Cases and Patterns
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 26 May 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of the WebSphere DataPower XM70 Low Latency Messaging appliance. After a brief introduction to low latency messaging, various messaging patterns are discussed along with configuration details for implementing each pattern. The book wraps up with a section on troubleshooting and performance monitoring specific to the XM70. This Redpaper publication is intended for individuals who require a better understanding of low latency messaging and how it is implemented on the DataPower XM70. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with ... [more]


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    IBM System p Advanced POWER Virtualization (PowerVM) Best Practices
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 9 Oct 2006, last updated 22 May 2009

    This IBM Redpaper provides best practices for planning, installing, maintaining, and operating the functions available using the Advanced POWER Virtualization feature on IBM System p5 servers. The Advanced POWER Virtualization feature is a combination of hardware and software that supports and manages the virtual I/O environment on IBM POWER5 and POWER5+ processor-based systems. The main technologies are:
    - Virtual Ethernet
    - Shared Ethernet Adapter
    - Virtual SCSI server
    - Micro-Partitioning [
    This Redpaper can be read from start to finish, but it is meant to be ... [more]


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    Considerations for CICS Web Services Performance
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 21 May 2009

    The Web services support in CICS® Transaction Server Version 3 enables your CICS programs to be Web service providers or requesters. CICS supports a number of specifications including SOAP Version 1.1 and Version 1.2, and Web services distributed transactions (WS-Atomic Transaction). This IBM® Redbooks® publication reviews CICS Web Services performance in two particular areas: MTOM/XOP: Here we focus on performance benefits that can be achieved by taking advantage of the MTOM/XOP standard to transmit large binary data objects. The single inquiry function of the CICS catalog manager ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series with Microsoft Clustering
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 15 May 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the benefits and interaction of the IBM System Storage™ N series with Microsoft® Clustering as well as clustered Nodes of MSSQL and Microsoft Exchange. The book also shows how the N series Clustering technology of its own in conjunction with Microsoft Clustering creates a High Availability Solution. Topics such planning, requirements setup, and best practices with MS Clustering, MS Exchange, MSSQL, and N series are also covered. The N series hardware is complemented by a comprehensive line of data protection and business continuance software ... [more]


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    IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Compute Node Linux
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 19 Jan 2009, last updated 13 May 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper chapter publication describes the use of compute node Linux® on the IBM System Blue Gene® Solution. Readers of this paper need to be familiar with general Blue Gene/P™ system administration and application development concepts.


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    IBM System Storage DS8000: Remote Pair FlashCopy (Preserve Mirror)
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 8 May 2009

    The IBM® DS8000® provides support for a new Copy Services function called Remote Pair FlashCopy®. In the z/OS environment, this function is referred to as Preserve Mirror. This function allows a significant reduction of the recoverability time when a FlashCopy target device is also a Metro Mirror primary device. The Remote Pair FlashCopy provides a solution for data replication, data migration, remote copy, and disaster recovery tasks. It is particularly useful for full volume FlashCopy and dataset level FlashCopy for z/OS®. This IBM Redpaper publication explains the mechanism and operations ... [more]


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    IBM Lotus Wiki: Managing WebSphere Portal 6.1 Environments
    Digital Experience

    Web Doc, published 8 May 2009

    This IBM Technote links to a wiki that discusses best practices for building and managing the WebSphere Portal v. 6.1 Environment. The wiki provides high level information about how to set up a WebSphere Portal v. 6.1 Environment, including a development, staging, and production environment. Within the context of each of these environments, we cover topics related to how to move changes through the system and successfully manage releases of a WebSphere Portal 6.1 ... [more]


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    Using Linux-HA to Create a Highly Available J2EE Environment Running on Linux on System z
    z Systems

    Web Doc, published 6 May 2009, last updated 6 May 2009

    This IBM Technote describes the configuration that has been set up to create a highly available Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application serving environment using Debian on an IBM S/390 system, Tomcat, and Linux-HA, to demonstrate Linux high availability (Linux-HA) solutions during a customer workshop.


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    Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1
    System x

    Redbooks, published 6 May 2009

    IBM Systems Director is a platform management foundation that streamlines the way that physical and virtual systems are managed across a multi-system environment. Leveraging industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM® and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director provides multi-system support for IBM Power Systems™, Systems x, BladeCenter®, System z®, and Storage Systems, enabling integration of IBM systems with the total infrastructure. IBM Systems Director also manages non-IBM x86-based systems through a dedicated ... [more]


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    The Mixed Platform Stack Project: Deploying a Secure SOA Solution into z/OS and Mixed z/OS and AIX Environments
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 1 May 2009, last updated 4 May 2009

    The IBM® System z® platform is the strategic core of business world wide. By using a realistic customer scenario, two IBM teams ventured to demonstrate how to deploy the IBM service-oriented architecture (SOA) portfolio on IBM z/OS® and on z/OS in partnership with additional platforms such as AIX® and Linux® for System z. The teams created the experience that is documented in this IBM Redbooks® publication to explain the work that is required to create, deploy, and test the SOA solution on both z/OS and z/OS with additional platforms. The teams also performed extensive testing to verify the ... [more]


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    WebSphere Commerce Best Practices in Web 2.0 Store
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 29 Apr 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication positions Web 2.0 Store and demonstates how Web 2.0 is applied to an e-commerce site. This book discusses the Web 2.0 Store and Social solutions. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the contributions Dojo and Ajax apply to the Web 2.0 Starter Store. This book emphasizes some of the Web 2.0 Store solution’s benefits for the client and describes the Web 2.0 features of the new Web 2.0 Store solution of WebSphere Commerce. This book discusses the Model View Controller (MVC) design pattern for Web 2.0 and provide guidance to developers who are building ... [more]


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    Developing Connector Applications for CICS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 28 Apr 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on application development using the CICS Transaction Gateway V7 programming interfaces for access to CICS, including Java, JCA, C, and .NET client development. This Redbooks publication also includes the exploitation of the new CICS TS V3 Channels and Containers programming model for exchange of large payloads, support for the J2C beans provided by Rational Application Developer, and the invocation of CICS programs from the .NET ... [more]


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    SAP on DB2 9 for z/OS: Implementing Application Servers on Linux for System z
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2009, last updated 28 Apr 2009

    The power of the IBM System z, combined with the flexibility of Linux on System z, provides the ideal platform on which to implement SAP application servers. System z provides the benefits of continuous availability, high performance, scalability, and ease of management; these qualities support and complement mission-critical SAP business applications. This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the implementation of SAP application servers on Linux on System z to leverage the synergy of this combination of products. It provides detailed information to guide you through the planning process, ... [more]


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    Multidimensional Analytics: Delivered with InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 27 Apr 2009

    In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss and describe a multidimensional data warehousing infrastructure that can enable solutions for complex problems in an efficient and effective manner. The focus of this infrastructure is the InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services Feature. With this feature, DB2 becomes the data store for large volumes of data that you can use to perform multidimensional analysis, which enables viewing complex problems from multiple perspectives, which provides more information for management business decision making. This feature supports analytic tool interfaces from ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60 Revealed
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 24 Apr 2009

    The IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® B2B Appliance XB60 is a purpose-built, easy-to-use appliance that incorporates business-to-business (B2B) and integration functions into a consolidated B2B-i solution, providing a high-performance and security-enhanced B2B solution for trading partner connections. Part 1 of this IBM Redbooks® publication provides a brief introduction to B2B and how the technology has evolved over the years along with a description of the most common B2B technologies and an overview of the IBM Software Services for WebSphere B2B Deployment methodology. Part 2 of this book ... [more]


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    Achieving High Availability on Linux for System z with Linux-HA Release 2
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2009

    As Linux® on System z® becomes more prevalent and mainstream in the industry, the need for it to deliver higher levels of availability is increasing. IBM® supports the High Availability Linux (Linux-HA) project, which provides high availability functions to the open source community. One component of the Linux-HA project is the Heartbeat program, which runs on every known Linux platform. Heartbeat is part of the framework of the Linux-HA project. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information to help you evaluate and implement Linux-HA release 2 by using Heartbeat 2.0 on the IBM System ... [more]


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    Abstract Service Definition for Media Services
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 13 Apr 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication presents the Abstract Service Definition (ASD) for digital media. The ASD provides a flexible and extensible mechanism to access classes of media services independently from the particular implementation of each service at an appropriate level of abstraction. This mechanism allows the realization of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and simplifies the orchestration. A core value proposition of SOA is to offer a way to assemble composite applications from a set of reusable components. This approach reduces integration and maintenance costs, ... [more]


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    z/OS Version 1 Release 10 Implementation
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication positions the new z/OS® Version 1 Release 10 for migration by discussing many of the new functions that are available. The goal for the z/OS platform is to eliminate, automate, and simplify tasks without sacrificing z/OS strengths, and to deliver a z/OS management facility that is easy to learn and use. This release of the operating system supports new capabilities that are designed to provide the following enhanced and new functions: - An architectural limit of hundreds of terabytes (TBs) for DASD volumes, up from the current limit of approximately 54 GB per ... [more]


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    Multiple z/OS Virtual Machines on z/VM
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 13 Apr 2009

    This IBM Redpaper describes some of the possible ways to configure a z/VM system and a set of z/OS virtual machines for use in testing z/OS-based tools and products. By supplying each tester with their own virtual machine, one tester has little or no impact on others. This material is based on 15 years of experience in operating a z/OS test environment on z/VM for developing and testing z/OS middleware in IBM. Our current environment includes three z/VM LPARs on two different processors, hosting over 300 z/OS images and eight Linux images. While we have a large DASD pool, we maintain a set ... [more]


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    Enhancing SAP by Using DB2 9 for z/OS
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Jul 2007, last updated 10 Apr 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication presents many of the new and improved features and functions of DB2 V9.1 for z/OS and DB2 Connect V9.1. It explains how they complement and benefit your SAP NetWeaver environment. This book also shares some of our experiences in migrating our DB2 V8 SAP data sharing environment to DB2 9 for z/OS with a minimal amount of outage. This book is written for SAP and DB2 administrators. Knowledge of these products and of the z/OS environment is ... [more]


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    SystemTap: Instrumenting the Linux Kernel for Analyzing Performance and Functional Problems
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 20 Jan 2009, last updated 8 Apr 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® paper provides information related to the Linux® -based SystemTap tool. This tool can be used by developers, analysts and specialists to better understand and analyze Linux systems and applications. Until now, its primary use has been to look into the workings of the Linux kernel and various system calls. Its function is expanding to provide information related to user space as well, but that will not be the focus of this paper. This paper describes the basic mechanisms used by SystemTap to gather data and offers guidance on getting started using the tool. Using examples, ... [more]


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    IBM Data Studio V2.1: Getting Started with Web Services on DB2 for z/OS
    Information Management

    Redpapers, published 7 Apr 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper™ provides a step-by-step introduction on how to get started with Web services using Data Studio V2.1. Our goal is to explain basic concepts and introduce the functions that can help you take your first steps in the Web services arena with DB2® for z/OS®. We start with describing and setting up the basic software components and showing a step-by-step guide to creating your first Web service. We then show how you can test and deploy Web services and let DB2 operate as a Web service requester (consumer) and a Web service server (provider). Last, we introduce the SOAP UDFs ... [more]


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    IBM Power 570 and IBM Power 595 (POWER6) System Builder
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 22 Dec 2008, last updated 3 Apr 2009

    IBM® System i® and IBM System p® platforms unify the value of their servers into a single, powerful lineup of servers based on industry-leading POWER6™ processor technology with support for the IBM AIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®), and Linux® operating systems. This new, single portfolio of IBM Power Systems™ servers offers industry-leading technology, continued IBM innovation, and the flexibility to deploy the operating system that your business requires. The Power 570 and Power 595 models announced in April 2008 are fully converged. The Power 520 and Power 550 models announced ... [more]


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    IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 1.4a: Tape Virtualization for System z Servers
    Tape storage

    Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2009, last updated 3 Apr 2009

    The IBM® Virtualization Engine TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the System z® environment. As the follow-on product to the highly successful IBM TotalStorage® Virtual Tape Server, the TS7700 Virtualization Engine is designed to provide improved performance and capacity to help lower the total cost of ownership for tape processing. It introduces a new modular, scalable, high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine integrates the advanced performance, capacity, and data integrity design of the 3592 Tape Drives, industry-leading tape ... [more]


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    Powering SOA Solutions with IMS
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2009

    New application development tools and the IBM® service-oriented architecture capabilities for IMS™ can help your business improve the speed and agility of its development efforts. Both IMS and the IMS SOA Integration Suite support your on demand systems and your distributed IMS application environment. Powering SOA Solutions with IMS provides background and explanations to clarify the choices and methodologies that are available to modernize your IMS applications and provide access to IMS data stores through non-traditional ... [more]


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    Developing and Porting C and C++ Applications on AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2003, last updated 26 Mar 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help experienced UNIX application developers who are new to the AIX operating system. The book explains the many concepts in detail, including the following: - Enhancements and new features provided by the latest C and C++ compilers for AIX - Compiling and linking tasks required to effectively use and manage shared libraries and run-time linking - Use of process heap and shared memory in the 32- and 64-bit user process models - A new programming paradigm in a partitioned environment where resources can be dynamically changed - Parallel programming using ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Netcool Service Quality Manager Data Mediation Gateway Development
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2009, last updated 24 Mar 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses IBM Tivoli® Netcool® Service Quality Manager V4.1.1 data mediation development. It is aimed at implementers and system integrators connecting new data sources that will be managed by Service Quality Manager. Data mediation in Service Quality Manager is performed by Perl gateways. Gateways extract data from vendor specific hardware monitors and prepare the data to be loaded into the Service Quality Manager application. The development aspect of data mediation for gateways uses Perl extensively. The control files or rules are written as Perl ... [more]


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    Upgrading from Tivoli NetView 7.1.4/5 to IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 3.8 Version 1.0
    IT Service Management

    Redpapers, published 22 Mar 2009

    With the acquisition of Micromuse® in 2006, Tivoli® began offering a new network management product that will eventually replace Tivoli NetView®. The new product is IBM® Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition (formerly known as Netcool/Precision for IP Networks), which is tightly integrated with Netcool/OMNIbus™ for event management. Together they offer many capabilities not available in NetView and Tivoli Enterprise Console® and also are sufficiently different that you want to reassure yourself that it is the right product at this time. This IBM Redpaper™ discusses the differences for the ... [more]


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    Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1 Implementation
    Cloud

    Redbooks, published 21 Mar 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1 certification. It is aimed for IT professional who want to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1 certification is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1. This book provides the necessary information to understand this topic. It includes sample ... [more]


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    An Introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet
    Storage Networking

    Redpapers, published 18 Mar 2009

    This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides a brief introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (FCoCEE).


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    IBM Software Supporting ACORD Insurance Standards
    Industry Solutions

    Redbooks, published 18 Mar 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you design and create demonstrations or solutions that meet ACORD insurance standards with minimal application coding. If you are not interested in creating such demonstrations yourself, we show you two and provide you with contacts to show those demonstrations. ACORD has published and maintains insurance industry standards. The two most complete and often used standards are ACORD eForms and ACORD messaging. ACORD eForms includes hundreds of electronic forms, which can be used as-is with the IBM Lotus® Forms Viewer or modified slightly for use with the ... [more]


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    End-To-End Availability and Performance Management using IBM Tivoli Solutions
    IT Service Management

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    Availability and performance are important topics in today’s IT environment. In addition, they are the basic requirements for any IT system in order to support the business operations smoothly. To meet the business requirements for availability and performance, IT administration must have related management processes to follow to ensure the availability and performance of the business systems. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL® ) is a good approach. ITIL provides the best practice for IT service management, and the most relevant ITIL processes for availability and ... [more]


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    Harnessing the SAN to Create a Smarter Infrastructure
    Storage Networking

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    The world is getting smaller and flatter, but it must also get smarter. Every day, the world is becoming more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent, creating new opportunities at both a societal and organizational level. By harnessing our increasingly digitized world, we can solve intractable social problems, bring organizations closer to customers, and vastly shrink decision windows that help executives achieve competitive advantage. Key challenges for today’s organizations are to: - Achieve superior, differentiated service delivery - Reduce costs and optimize return on investment ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage Business Continuity Solutions Overview
    Disk storage

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    In today’s online, highly connected, fast-paced world, we expect that information technology (IT) systems will provide high availability, continuous operations, and can be quickly recovered in the event of a disaster. Thankfully, current IT technology also features unprecedented levels of functionality, features, and lowered cost. By gaining an increased ability to understand, evaluate, select, and implement solutions that successfully answer Business Continuity requirements, enterprises can continue to maintain marketplace readiness, competitive advantage, and sustainable growth. In this ... [more]


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    Implementing an Image Management System with Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment: Case Studies and Business Benefits
    Security

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    IBM® Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment provides an easy-to-use console for remote OS deployment and management. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment offers flexible alternatives for creating and managing operating system cloned or scripted image installs. IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment provides significant IT cost savings and business operating efficiencies that ensure the strategic advantage of your business. This IBM Redguide™ publication discusses the business benefits of using Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment and demonstrates, by ... [more]


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    Flexible Policy Management for IT Security Services Using IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager
    Security

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    In a growing number of enterprises, policies are the key mechanism by which the capabilities and requirements of services are expressed and made available to other entities. The goals that are established and driven by the business need to be implemented, managed, and enforced by the service-oriented infrastructure (SOA) consistently. Expressing these goals as policy and effectively managing this policy is fundamental to the success of any IT and application transformation, including SOA solutions. First, a flexible policy management framework must be in place to achieve alignment with ... [more]


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    B2B Appliances: Creating Customer Value Through Exceptional B2B Messaging Performance and Security
    Application Integration

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    As organizations move to on demand businesses by implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA), the largest barriers continue to be implementation complexity, cost-prohibitive scalability, and data security. To recognize improved time to value companies are looking for opportunities to consolidate functions into single-purpose built solutions that provide exceptional performance, easy deployment, ease of use, and a low total cost of ownership. In this IBM® Redguide™ publication we discuss how the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® B2B Appliance redefines the boundaries of middleware by ... [more]


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    Enabling Robust Business Analytics with InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services
    Information Management

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    In this IBM® Redguide™ publication, we describe how you can develop an environment that will enable you to perform more detailed analytics on your data and turn it into powerful information and business insight for making better informed decisions. Business decisions have historically been made primarily by analyzing data with techniques that limit you to a two dimensional view of that data. However, decisions are rarely defined or determined by such a narrow perspective. Now you can view and analyze your data from multiple perspectives - or dimensions as they are called in the technical ... [more]


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    Integrating Systems Through Universal Transformation Using IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender
    Commerce

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    One of the challenges facing businesses today is integrating their enterprise business systems. Often these businesses have a significant investment in a range of custom and packaged business applications. Each of these applications is different and most likely were not designed to interact with other applications (creating what is known as information silos). These information silos result in disparate systems where information becomes trapped in incompatible data formats, rendering this valuable information useless or, at a minimum, difficult to use or exchange between applications. ... [more]


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    Using IBM Virtualization to Manage Cost and Efficiency
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    Virtualization is part of the IBM® Dynamic Infrastructure® vision to build a smarter planet. IBM demonstrates leadership in virtualization and consolidation solutions that reduce cost, improve asset utilization, and speed provisioning of new services. This IBM Redguide™ publication serves as both an introduction to the benefits that can be realized through virtualization and an overview of pertinent IBM hardware and software virtualization solutions to deliver that value. This Redguide publication is organized into four main areas: * An executive overview of the benefits and business ... [more]


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    The IBM Mainframe Today: System z Strengths and Values
    z Systems

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    IBM® mainframes process two thirds of the world’s business information every day, and have been doing so for decades, because of the many strengths provided by the mainframe, such as high availability, good redundancy, high performance I/O capabilities, and much more. This IBM Redguide™ publication describes the business drivers, their impact on IT, and how the System z® platform can be a major player for the business solution by providing flexibility, responsiveness to customers and market needs, as well as cost effectiveness. It also discusses the mainframe hardware, software, and ... [more]


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    Enterprise Innovation and Technology Adoption Guide

    Redguides, published 17 Mar 2009

    This IBM® Redguide™ publication provides a strategic overview of the IBM Chief Information Officer's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) within the IBM Corporation. It also provides a detailed description of the process management framework that supports the program. This guide is for organizations that are considering the deployment of a similar program. It highlights the key internal organizational factors that contribute to the success of TAP, as well as the extent to which the program takes advantage of the new collaborative community environment and technologies that are associated with ... [more]


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    Dynamic Warehousing: Data Mining Made Easy
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 6 Sep 2007, last updated 12 Mar 2009

    Data mining has evolved from the ethereal domain of the highly-skilled mathematician to the expert data miner's workbench tool and ultimately to widely accessible business applications. For decades, industry and academia have been engaged in far-reaching research and development of data mining. At the same time, businesses have been leveraging this research, exploiting a handful of algorithms most useful in finding information to help resolve business problems. Recent trends have made these algorithms and systems, which are rooted in solid research, available to a wide range of business ... [more]


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    Using IBM DB2 for i as a Storage Engine of MySQL
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 12 Mar 2009

    With the Apache, MySQL™, and PHP (AMP) stack, IBM® i has the open source middleware to run thousands of PHP applications and scripts that have been written to the MySQL database. MySQL is a database that is used on millions of Web sites. To support the wide variety of usage, the developers of MySQL has developed an open storage engine architecture for data functionality and storage. Over a dozen storage engines are available for MySQL. IBM and Sun™ Microsystems have worked together to deliver a DB2® for i Storage Engine for MySQL. With this support, PHP applications written to MySQL ... [more]


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    Implementing an IBM/Cisco SAN
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2009

    "Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, which is an update and major revision of the previous version, we have consolidated as much of the critical information as possible while discussing procedures and tasks that are likely to be encountered on a daily basis. Each of the products described has much more functionality than we could cover in just one book. The IBM SAN portfolio is rich in quality products that bring a vast amount of technicality and vitality to the SAN world. Their inclusion and selection is based on a ... [more]


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    IBM/Cisco Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation
    Storage Networking

    Redbooks, published 9 Mar 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the products, concepts, and technology in the IBM System Storage™ SAN Routing portfolio, which is based on Cisco products and technology. It also discusses the features of each product, and offers examples of how you can deploy and use them. The book targets storage network administrators, system designers, architects, and IT professionals who sell, design, or administer SANs. The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage DS4000 and Storage Manager V10.30
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 6 Mar 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the DS4000 series of storage servers. This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the DS4000 Storage Manager Version 10.30 (firmware level 7.15). This book presents the concepts and functions used in planning and managing the DS4000 storage servers. Concepts such as multipathing and path failover are discussed. The book offers a step-by-step guide to using the Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic ... [more]


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    An End-to-End SOA Integration Scenario using IBM WebSphere Process Server on z/OS
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 5 Mar 2009

    This paper demonstrates an end-to-end SOA integration scenario on z/OS® following a simple business scenario. The paper discusses the architecture, introduces the products used and describes how the scenario was developed. Key products used are WebSphere® Portal, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Message broker and CICS® .


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    Exploiting IBM System z in a Service-Oriented Architecture
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 26 Feb 2009

    There are many options to implement a service-oriented architecture (SOA). A good SOA solution for one company might not be a good solution for another, even in the same business environment and IT landscape. Choosing a solid SOA solution involves strategy, vision, architectural thinking, and finally, technology. It also involves personal taste and organizational politics. So, why did we decide to write a book dedicated to SOA solutions on System z then? The answer is quite simple: the combination of the System z hardware, the operating systems that run on System z, and the SOA middleware ... [more]


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    Certification Study Guide: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager Version 5.0
    Security

    Redbooks, published 19 Feb 2009, last updated 23 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the "IBM Certified Deployment Professional - IBM Tivoli® Identity Manager V5.0" certification test, test number 934, and is meant for those who want to achieve IBM Certifications for this specific product. The IBM Certified Deployment Professional - IBM Tivoli Identity Manager V5.0 certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager Version 5.0 product. This book provides a ... [more]


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    Optimizing Restore and Recovery Solutions with DB2 Recovery Expert for z/OS V2.1
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 22 Jun 2008, last updated 20 Feb 2009

    IBM DB2 Recovery Expert manages the recovery of DB2 for z/OS V8 and V9 objects in a data sharing and non-data sharing environment. The major focus of IBM DB2 Recovery Expert V2.1 for z/OS (5697-N92) is on DB2 system level backup and restore. The tool provides the ability to create a consistent full system backup with no impact on DB2 availability, comprehensive backup and recovery reporting capabilities, and robust database and storage validity checking to ensure successful creation and usage of database system backups. By integrating with disk storage functions, it supports DB2 subsystem ... [more]


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    WebSphere Application Server V7: Concepts, Planning and Design
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 20 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the concepts, planning, and design of WebSphere® Application Server V7.0 environments. This book is aimed at IT architects and consultants who want more information for the planning and designing of application-serving environments, ranging from small to large, and complex implementations. This IBM Redbooks publication addresses the packaging and the features incorporated into WebSphere Application Server, covers the most common implementation topologies, and addresses planning for specific tasks and components that conform to the WebSphere ... [more]


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    Multitenant Utility Computing on IBM Power Systems Running AIX
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents concepts, considerations, and high level deployment examples for technical professionals who design and operate multitenant utility computing environments hosted on IBM System p® and IBM AIX® Enterprise Edition. AIX Enterprise Edition brings together IBM enterprise management capabilities from Power Systems™, IBM AIX, and Tivoli® Software to provide a powerful set of integrated functions for infrastructure management in multitenant utility computing environments. In this book, we focus on the following topics: * Using System p, IBM AIX 6, and ... [more]


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    Experience Java EE! Using WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a hands-on guide to developing a comprehensive Java™ EE application using WebSphere® Application Server Community Edition v2.1 (WASCE), including core functions, security, Web services, and messaging. Novice users are thus able to experience Java EE, and advance from theoretical knowledge gained by reading introductory material to practical knowledge gained by implementing a real-life application. Experience is one stage in gaining and applying knowledge, but there are additional stages needed to complete the knowledge acquisition cycle. This book also ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager
    Security

    Redpapers, published 17 Feb 2009

    In a growing number of enterprises, policies are the key mechanism by which the capabilities and requirements of services are expressed and made available to other entities. The goals that are established and driven by the business need to be implemented, managed, and enforced by the service-oriented infrastructure (SOA) consistently. Expressing these goals as policy and effectively managing this policy is fundamental to the success of any IT and application transformation, including SOA solutions. First, a flexible policy management framework must be in place to achieve alignment with ... [more]


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    End-to-End Service Management Using IBM Service Management Portfolio
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 12 Feb 2009

    IBM® Tivoli® Service Request Manager, IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, IBM Tivoli Release Process Manager, and IBM Tivoli Business Continuity Process Manager are key components of the IBM Service Management strategy. This IBM Redbooks® publication presents scenarios on the combined usage of these products for implementing a complete, end-to-end Service Management solution. We start by introducing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL® )-based Service Management, followed by a discussion of how to design your ITIL-based ... [more]


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    Installing the Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster on N series
    Storage Solutions

    Redpapers, published 8 Feb 2009

    IBM® System Storage™ N series offers a wealth of data protection, high availability, and multiprotocol and performance features. By installing the Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Hyper-V™ failover cluster on the N series you create a configuration that meets today’s virtualization and data availability requirements. This IBM Redpaper publication outlines the steps performed to install the Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V failover cluster server using an N series storage ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 7 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication walks you through the steps required to set up Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Hyper-V™ and failover clustering on IBM System Storage™ N series. This configuration merges the high availability and data protection features of IBM System Storage N series with the virtualization and clustering features of Windows 2008.


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    Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 19 Dec 2008, last updated 3 Feb 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is written as part of the deployment guide series. It discusses the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager FastBack product family. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack is a complete backup, recovery, and continuous data protection solution for Windows® based servers. It is a new addition to the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family of products. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack includes a specialized solution for backing up Microsoft® Exchange server and provides Bare Machine Recovery. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack also supports a disaster recovery scenario by providing a hub ... [more]


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    Topics on Version 7 of IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM WebSphere Developer for System z
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2009

    IBM® Rational® Developer for System z® speeds the development of traditional mainframe, Web, and composite applications and accelerates the development of your Web applications, traditional COBOL and PL/I applications, Web services, and XML-based interfaces. IBM WebSphere® Developer for System z was renamed to IBM Rational Developer for System z. Rational Developer for System z helps improve the productivity of developers creating and maintaining mainframe applications and Web services before, during, and after the transition to a SOA-based environment, as well as facilitating shorter ... [more]


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    Using the New Features in WebSphere Message Broker V6.1
    Application Integration

    Redpapers, published 30 Jan 2009

    WebSphere® Message Broker V6.1 was released in December of 2007. This IBM® Redpaper publication discusses the new features and editions available with this release. It highlights several of the new features and provides information on how they can be used to enhance your messaging solutions. This paper is of interest to architects who are building messaging or enterprise service bus (ESB) solutions, as well as to the implementers of WebSphere Message Broker ... [more]


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    z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1.2 Production Topologies
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 27 Jan 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to choose and configure a production topology for WebSphere Process Server for z/OS and WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS . This paper book will be useful to infrastructure architects and systems programmers. Because WebSphere Process Server for z/OS interfaces with DB2® for z/OS and with a security manager such as RACF, this book is also relevant to security administrators and to database administrators. Chapter 1 discusses BPM production topologies for z/OS. Chapter 2 contains step-by-step instructions for configuring both a ... [more]


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    WebSphere MQ V7.0 Features and Enhancements
    Application Integration

    Redbooks, published 23 Jan 2009, last updated 26 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Red paper books® publication is divided into three parts: * Part 1, "Introduction" on page1, provides an introduction to message-oriented middleware and the WebSphere® MQ product. We discuss the concept of messaging, explaining what is new in WebSphere MQ V7.0 and how it is implemented. An overview is provided on how it fits within the service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework. * Part 2, "WebSphere MQ V7.0 enhancements and changes" on page 41, explains the new WebSphere MQ V7.0 features and enhancements in detail and includes compatibility and the migration considerations from ... [more]


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    IBM System z10 Capacity on Demand
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 26 Jan 2009

    The IBM® System z10™ servers provide a base for major server consolidation by further removing memory, processor, and channel constraints. Capacity on Demand offerings provide the flexibility to absorb temporary or permanent growth, maintenance, and disaster recovery situations in an enterprise. The Capacity on Demand solutions offer permanent or temporary increases in processor capacity and memory. This IBM Redbooks® publication discusses the following topics: * Understanding the common design of the various offerings * Hardware and software areas relevant to technical planning * Managing ... [more]


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    Windows Compute Cluster Server IMB Benchmarks
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 23 Jan 2009

    In 2006, Microsoft® released its first high-performance computing (HPC) software offering, the Windows® Compute Cluster Server 2003 (WCCS 2003). Two years later, a new improved version was released and it was renamed as Windows High Performance Computing Server 2008 (WHPCS 2008) to increase its visibility in the HPC marketplace, which had been dominated by Linux® and UNIX® servers. Windows HPC is gradually gaining attention in the HPC community with a series of events. These include the November 2008 Top 500 list that contains five Windows systems. One of them is in the tenth position in the ... [more]


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    Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management with IBM Rational Products
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 23 Dec 2008, last updated 21 Jan 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we provide a blueprint for Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (CALM) and show how the new IBM Rational® products support this evolving market. Driven by the business demands of global software delivery, many large organizations are seeking guidance in how to incorporate agile methods. In this book, we provide a reference scenario and tool architectures for deploying the new IBM Rational products into an existing enterprise environment. We also provide a set of blueprints that define each of the key disciplines in the development life cycle to ... [more]


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    Creating IDML Discovery Books with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
    Security

    Redpapers, published 19 Jan 2009

    IBM® Tivoli® Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) is a powerful tool for discovering and classifying information about hardware and software assets, along with their relationships and dependencies. In spite of automatic discovery features, you may find yourself having to extract additional data from files, databases, and other sources, reformatting it and writing it out as Identity Markup Language (IDML) files that Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager can import. IDML is the Extensible Markup Language (XML) dialect used to describe Configuration Items (CIs) and their ... [more]


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    WebSphere MQ Workflow Transition to WebSphere Process Server
    Smarter Process

    Redbooks, published 16 Jan 2009, last updated 16 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance on how to transition from a WebSphere® MQ Workflow 3.6 environment to WebSphere Process Server V 6.1. It provides a conceptual overview of WebSphere MQ Workflow and WebSphere Process Server, describes new features provided by the WebSphere Process Server, and discusses benefits of a transition to the new environment. The book discusses the transition concepts available for converting a business process from WebSphere MQ Workflow to WebSphere Process Server. It compares human interaction in business processes in WebSphere MQ Workflow to people ... [more]


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    Roadrunner: Hardware and Software Overview
    System x

    Redpapers, published 14 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an overview of the hardware and software components that constitute a Roadrunner system. This includes the actual chips, cards, and so on that comprise a Roadrunner connected unit, as well as the peripheral systems required to run applications. It also includes a brief description of the software used to manage and run the system.


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    IBM Lotus Wiki: Customizing Quickr 8.1
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 14 Jan 2009

    Lotus Quickr software provides online team spaces where members can share and collaborate and use team calendars, discussion forums, Web logs (blogs), wikis, and other collaboration tools for managing projects and creating content. Lotus Quickr is designed to transform how teams share everyday business content and work together online. It uses many existing applications and content storage systems.


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    DB2 9 for z/OS: Deploying SOA Solutions
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 14 Jan 2009

    Flexibility in business has become of equal in importance with operational efficiency. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) can help businesses respond more quickly and cost-effectively to the changing market conditions by promoting reuse and interconnection of existing IT assets rather than time-consuming and costly reinvention. SOA has been the top fashionable topic in IT for a few years now, which is because there is a consensus of opinions among enterprise architects that SOA is the key to making the IT department a catalyst for growth and innovation. DB2® for z/OS® integrates with Web ... [more]


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    IBM BladeCenter JS12 and JS22 Implementation Guide
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 29 Dec 2008, last updated 12 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS12 and IBM BladeCenter JS22 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX® , i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture. This book will be useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that need a detailed system bring-up guide and ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync
    Storage Solutions

    Redpapers, published 9 Jan 2009

    This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the Incremental Resynchronization (IR) enhancements to the z/OS® Global Mirror (zGM) copy function when used in conjunction with Metro Mirror in a multiple target three-site solution. This three-site mirroring solution is often simply called MzGM. zGM was previously known as Extended Remote Copy (XRC). The new name is, as the title for this paper indicates, z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync or, for short, RMZ ... [more]


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    Enterprise Software Configuration Management Solutions for Distributed and System z
    Application Platform

    Redbooks, published 18 Nov 2008, last updated 8 Jan 2009

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe how you can implement an application lifecycle management solution with Rational® Developer for System z® , Rational ClearQuest® , Rational ClearCase® with the z/OS® extensions, and Rational Build Forge® . Our target audience includes java and COBOL developers, architects, team leads, and release and production management staff who are responsible for managing the life cycle of cross-platform or enterprise-wide applications that are composed of host z/OS and distributed components. In this book, we present an approach that we call Enterprise ... [more]


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    IBM Lotus Wiki: Customizing Lotus Connections 2.0
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 24 Nov 2008, last updated 8 Jan 2009

    Lotus® Connections is social software for business that empowers you to be more innovative and that helps you execute more quickly using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers. It has components that work together to enable you to connect with the people and the information that you need. Together, these tools can help you and your colleagues interact with one another more effectively. Often, an organization will want to modify components of Connections to meet their unique needs and preferences. Or the company will want to integrate Connections into one or more of its ... [more]


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    Application Lifecycle Management with SCLM on System z
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 6 Jan 2009

    -> -> -> Readers may want to download the Additional Materials for this book. -> -> -> Contained in the Additional Materials is a PowerPoint presentation named: -> -> -> SG247592_Overview.ppt. Since this is a large book, -> -> -> the PowerPoint presentation, in addition to the Table of Contents, -> -> -> will assist you in navigating through the book. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe and document a number of different aspects of the Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) in the context of the overall IBM Software Delivery Platform (SDP) offering of the Rational® ... [more]


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    Java Security on z/OS - The Complete View
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 23 Dec 2008, last updated 5 Jan 2009

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes and explains which z/OS security services can be exploited by Java stand-alone applications executing on z/OS. It is intended for experienced z/OS users with a moderate knowledge of Java, and experienced Java users with some knowledge of z/OS. For experimentation and customization it provides use cases that were composed and tested on a z/OS platform at z/OS V1R10 and SDK 6 SR1. The book describes the role of the major infrastructure components such as Security Manager, Access Controller, Class Loader and Byte Code Verifier. It addresses specific ... [more]


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    IBM Lotus Wiki: Messaging from the Edge by Using IBM Lotus Expeditor Client V6.2
    Analytics

    Web Doc, published 5 Jan 2009

    The IBM® Lotus® Expeditor product is an integral part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). In many distributed environments, there is a need for the remote systems of application components to participate by using lightweight messaging protocols with various servers and applications throughout the enterprise. The content is focused in the pervasive messaging domain, that is, the messaging systems that are deployed in client or small server applications located at the edge of the enterprise network. The goal of pervasive messaging is to enable people, applications, and devices to share ... [more]


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    IBM Content Manager OnDemand Web Enablement Kit Java APIs: The Basics and Beyond
    Analytics

    Redbooks, published 30 Dec 2008

    IBM® Content Manager OnDemand is the industry leading report management product. It provides enterprise report management and electronic statement presentment. It is high-performance middleware for automatic management of formatted computer output and reports. Content Manager OnDemand helps companies gain significant return on investment by transforming costly high-volume print output to electronic information capture and presentation in support of customer service. Content Manager OnDemand includes the OnDemand Web Enablement Kit (ODWEK) with which companies can build their own Web ... [more]


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    IBM WebSphere Process Server Best Practices in Error Prevention Strategies and Solution Recovery
    Smarter Process

    Redpapers, published 29 Dec 2008

    IBM® WebSphere® Process Server and IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) are middleware servers that are optimized to enable the execution and management of business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions. They are built on the foundational capabilities of IBM WebSphere Application Server. Middleware systems execute under various conditions, not all of which are traditionally "good path" conditions. Many of the key features within these products are in place to deal with the uncertainty that can arise through what might appear to be normal operations. ... [more]


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    Workload Partition Management in IBM AIX Version 6.1
    Power Systems

    Redbooks, published 24 Dec 2008, last updated 29 Dec 2008

    Workload partition functionality, originally introduced in 2007 with the release of IBM AIX Version 6, is a strategic component of the IBM AIX Operating System. With the release of AIX V6.1 TL2 in November 2008, both the core functionality and features related to managing workload partitions have been improved and expanded. This IBM Redbooks publication provides an updated introduction and “how to” guide for system administrators and architects using workload partitions in AIX V6.1 TL2. It builds on the original concepts and practices described in the first Redbooks publication about this ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide for Advanced Monitoring of a Blue Gene Environment
    Power Systems

    Redpapers, published 9 Jan 2008, last updated 23 Dec 2008

    The larger a data center grows, the more monitoring it requires. But limited staff, mixed hardware, multiple software configurations, and complex network topologies all combine to increase the complexity of monitoring. In addition, highly expensive monitoring solutions require cost justification, additional training, higher software budgets, and expensive maintenance contracts, and they can add their own idiosyncrasies to a complex environment. Adding more people to provide 24/7 operational coverage is not cost-effective, except in the largest computing environments. How can we make the most ... [more]


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    Infrastructure Solutions: SAP IS Automotive on an IBM Platform
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes a proof of concept project conducted by a team of IT specialists from IBM, SAP, and an automotive industry client. The project involved developing a supply chain management implementation for complex make-to-order repetitive manufacturing for configurable products, specifically the production of a variety of automobiles destined for an international market. The project was based on the current and projected requirements of the automotive OEM. The performance testing described here was undertaken because the volume of data to be processed surpasses that ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series Best Practices for Secure Configuration
    Disk storage

    Redpapers, published 11 Jan 2008, last updated 16 Dec 2008

    This IBM Redpaper provides guidelines for the secure configuration of IBM System Storage N series running Network Appliance Data ONTAP. It is intended for storage and security administrators that wish to improve the overall security posture of their storage networks. For each configuration area, we provide only the most secure settings. The second part of this IBM Redpaper provides a high-level discussion of Data ONTAP security concepts in the context of a documentation map. Security administrators should be able to use this map to develop a good working knowledge of Data ONTAP security even ... [more]


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    InfoSphere Warehouse: Cubing Services and Client Access Interfaces
    Information Management

    Redbooks, published 12 Dec 2008, last updated 16 Dec 2008

    Formerly known as DB2® Warehouse, InfoSphere™ Warehouse enables a unified, powerful data warehousing environment. It provides access to structured and unstructured data, as well as operational and transactional data. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we provide a brief overview of InfoSphere Warehouse, but the primary objective is to discuss and describe the capabilities of one particular component of the InfoSphere Warehouse, which is InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services. InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services is designed to provide a multidimensional view of data stored in relational ... [more]


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    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client for Macintosh
    Storage Software

    Redpapers, published 10 Dec 2008

    This IBM® Redpaper publication provides a step-by-step overview of how to set up IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client for Macintosh. It also discusses a recommended configuration as well as best practices. This paper is written for the administrators who will back up the machine and not from the point of view of the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator. However, administrators will need to gather some information from the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator. Also, in the writing of this paper, we assume some basic knowledge of using and administering the Mac ... [more]


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    Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0
    Security

    Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2008

    Deploying an identity management solution for a medium size business begins with a thorough analysis of the existing business and IT environment. After we fully understand the organization, their deployed infrastructure, and the application framework, we can define an applicable representation of these assets within an identity management implementation. This IBM® Redbooks® publication, intended for IBM Business Partners, takes a step-by-step approach to implementing an identity management solution based on IBM Tivoli® Identity Manager. Part 1 discusses the general business context and the ... [more]


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    Installing Oracle 10gR2 on Red Hat 5 Linux on IBM System z
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 8 Dec 2008

    This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides the steps to install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Linux® guest to support an Oracle® 10gR2 Database. We assume that you are performing a new installation, not updating a Red Hat 4 and Oracle 10.2.0.2 database to Red Hat 5 and Oracle 10.2.0.3.


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    IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager
    Storage Software

    Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2008, last updated 8 Dec 2008

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes how IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) logically aggregates user file data distributed across heterogeneous environments and provides administrators with tools and policies to automate data management. VFM is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery while avoiding disruption to users. VFM provides this functionality through automated policy-based data management leveraging a global ... [more]


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    Planning and Managing the Deployment of WebSphere Commerce
    Commerce

    Redbooks, published 9 Jun 2008, last updated 5 Dec 2008

    To be successful on the Web, you have to run eCommerce as you would run a bricks and mortar store - like a business. You not only must build an attractive storefront on the Web, you then have to keep looking for ways to turn browsers into customers, and then make sure you keep your customers returning by giving them high quality service. WebSphere® Commerce is about much more than building an attractive eCommerce Web site to display and sell from a catalog of products. It is about running a competitive eCommerce business, running marketing campaigns and promotions to generate sales, and ... [more]


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    Implementing IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager V7.1 Service Catalog
    IT Service Management

    Redbooks, published 26 Nov 2008, last updated 5 Dec 2008

    IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager Version 7.1 provides a unified and integrated approach to dealing with all aspects of service requests. This approach enables a “one-touch” IT service experience, backed by an optimized delivery and support process. Tivoli Service Request Manager is a powerful solution that closely aligns IT operations and business operations, improving IT service support and delivery performance. This IBM Redbooks publication provides information that can be used by clients, partners. and IBM field personnel who want to implement ITIL based Service Catalog processes in ... [more]


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    IBM System z Qualified WDM: Adva FSP 2000 at Release Level 6.2
    z Systems

    Redpapers, published 5 Feb 2008, last updated 2 Dec 2008

    This IBM® Redpaper is one in a series describing System z™ qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for GDPS® solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The products that we describe in this series are also the IBM supported solutions for non-GDPS applications. Non-GDPS applications include the protocols that are needed for cross-site connectivity of a multi-site Parallel Sysplex® or one of the remote copy technologies that we describe in this paper. GDPS qualification testing is carried out at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in Poughkeepsie, ... [more]