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IBM zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 12 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) 2017 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This book is a significant revision of zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions, SG24-8315, which is still available online for readers who need the IBM z/OS® 2.1 level of this package. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard Application Developer Controlled ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:

  • A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
  • DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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High Availability for Oracle Database with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror and IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize HyperSwap® function to provide a high availability (HA) storage infrastructure for Oracle databases across metro distances, using the IBM SAN Volume Controller. The HyperSwap function is available on all IBM storage technologies that use IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software, which include the IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize® V5000, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM FlashSystem® V9000, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize as software. This paper focuses on the functional behavior of HyperSwap when subjected to various ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Data-at-rest Encryption
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 21 Jul 2016, last updated 6 Sep 2017

IBM® experts recognize the need for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The IBM DS8880 supports encryption-capable hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drive sets are used with key management services that are provided by IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software or Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure to allow encryption for data-at-rest on a DS8880. Use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 30 Jan 2017, last updated 6 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, and a highly intuitive user ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R4 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 31 Aug 2017, last updated 6 Sep 2017

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today's and tomorrow's data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot, ... [more]


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IBM Hyper-Scale Manager for IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 31 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and usage with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, IBM XIV® Gen3, and IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software. The web-based GUI provides a revolutionary object-centered interface design that is aimed toward ease of use together with enhanced efficiency for storage administrators. The first chapter describes general features of the GUI and installation of the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager server. Subsequent chapters illustrate some ... [more]


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IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 31 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to the latest IBM tape and tape library technologies. Featured tape technologies include the IBM LTO Ultrium and Enterprise 3592 tape drives, and their implementation in IBM tape libraries. This 14th edition includes information about the latest TS4300 Ultrium tape library and new TS1155 Enterprise tape drive, along with technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems, and includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections and multipath architecture ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 6 Dec 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:

  • Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per ... [more]


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IBM Power System S821LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Dec 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S821LC (8001-12C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The Power S821LC server is designed to maximize data center floor space with its dense 1U server design, which helps to reduce infrastructure cost. The Power S821LC server delivers superior performance and exceptional throughput for data center and cloud workloads that require dense virtualization, open source database deployment, and high-performance computing applications. The ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 29 Aug 2017

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


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

Redpaper, published 8 Aug 2017, last updated 29 Aug 2017

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


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Introduction to CICS
z Systems Software

Course, published 28 Aug 2017

Without knowing it, you’ve probably interacted with CICS already today. Perhaps you checked your bank balance or bought a bagel for breakfast? CICS is used by enterprises to provide the services that the world depends on, but you may have never even heard of it before.   This course introduces CICS, an unparalleled mixed language application server. We explore what an application server is, what it provides to developers and what distinguishes CICS as a mixed language application server. Through the use of a illustrative application, we explain how CICS can provide shared programming ... [more]


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Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 28 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ Redbooks publication addresses topics for architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers, and anyone developing and implementing SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems™ integration, automation, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. This book provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and documentation to the sales team. This book describes how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems solution from end to end and includes HA and DR guidelines by using theoretical knowledge, field experience, and sample scenarios. ... [more]


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IBM z14 Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 22 Aug 2017

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


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IBM z14 Technical Guide
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 Aug 2017

IBM z14 Technical Guide


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IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
Tape storage

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

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


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Understanding IBM Db2 Restore
Analytics

Web Doc, published 10 Aug 2017

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

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


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IBM HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

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

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


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IBM Power Systems HMC Implementation and Usage Guide
Power Systems

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

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


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