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LAD: IBM z/OS SDSF AS, DYNX, and PROC Options
z Systems Software

Redpapers, published 21 Oct 2016, last updated 31 Oct 2016

The IBM® z/OS® continuous delivery program introduces new functionality through the small programming enhancements (SPEs) for SDSF users to display storage utilization of address spaces, dynamic exits, and JES2 proclib information. The SPE is delivered through functional program temporary fixes (PTFs). This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the new AS, DYNX, and ENQ options that appear on the SDSF Primary Menu. This paper also includes information to help you meet the following goals:
- Learn about the new AS, DYNX, and PROC functionality
- Adopt ... [more]


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IBM Power System E850C Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 27 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ E850C (8408-44E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850C offerings and their relevant functions. The Power E850C server (8408-44E) is the latest enhancement to the Power Systems portfolio. It offers an improved 4-socket 4U system that delivers faster IBM POWER8® processors up to 4.22 GHz, with up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory, built-in IBM PowerVM® virtualization, and capacity on demand. It also integrates cloud ... [more]


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

Redpapers, published 26 Oct 2016

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 z/OS WLM to Measure Mobile and Other Workloads
z Systems

Redpapers, published 25 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses the need to monitor and measure different workloads, especially mobile workloads. It introduces the workload classification capabilities of IBM z Systems™ platforms and helps you to understand how recent enhancements to IBM MVS™ Workload Management (WLM) and other IBM software products can be used to measure the processor cost of mobile workloads. This paper looks at how mobile-initiated and other transactions in IBM CICS®, IMS™, DB2®, and WebSphere® Application Server can be "tagged and tracked" using WLM. For each of these subsystems, the ... [more]


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Broker Software and Cloud Services with IBM Cloud Brokerage

Redguides, published 25 Oct 2016

Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud to accelerate innovation and to create new business models and revenue streams. They are modernizing their existing IT environment and taking advantage of newer, cost-efficient consumption models. However, as they adopt a hybrid cloud, they become increasingly aware of their reliance on multiple providers, and they struggle to maintain consistent management across the cloud and traditional IT platforms. At the same time, line of business (LOB) executives and users are aggressively pursuing cloud computing solutions (from a variety of suppliers), ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 23 Feb 2015, last updated 25 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage® (9710-E06). The MDS 9706 is a director-class SAN switch that is designed for deployment in small- to medium-sized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric. MDS 9706 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments. It delivers uncompromising availability, security, scalability, ease of ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 9 Jul 2013, last updated 25 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide introduces Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking (9710-E08). It is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch that is designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support IBM FICON® connectivity, MDS 9710 delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure that is designed to support fast and scalable IBM z Systems™ servers. With the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 25 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking (9710-E16). The MDS 9718 has the industry’s highest port density for a SAN director and features 768 line-rate 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. Designed to support multiprotocol workloads, MDS 9718 enables SAN consolidation and collapsed-core solutions for large enterprises, which reduces the number of managed switches and leads to easy-to-manage deployments. The MDS 9718 supports the 48-port 10 Gbps and the 24-port 40 Gbps FCoE switching modules. By reducing the number of front-panel ... [more]


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Maximizing Performance of IBM DB2 Backups
Analytics

Web Doc, published 21 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Analytics Support Web Doc describes how to maximize the performance of IBM DB2® backups. Backing up a database is a critical part of any disaster recovery plan. Making sure that the backup completes in a reasonable time frame means that there is always a valid backup available in case of emergency. This document describes the following elements that are critical to good backup performance:
- The backup process model
- Basic backup performance concepts
- Backup performance considerations
- Monitoring backup performance with the DB2_BAR_STATS ... [more]


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In-Place Analytics with Live Enterprise Data with IBM DB2 Query Management Facility
z Systems

Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2016

IBM® DB2® Query Management Facility™ for z/OS® provides a zero-footprint, mobile-enabled, highly secure business analytics solution. IBM QMF™ V11.2.1 offers many significant new features and functions in keeping with the ongoing effort to broaden its usage and value to a wider set of users and business areas. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore several of the new features and options that are available within this new release. This publication introduces TSO enhancements for QMF Analytics for TSO and QMF Enhanced Editor. A chapter describes how the QMF Data Service component ... [more]


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IBM Power System S824L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 16 Dec 2014, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) server that supports the Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz and 3.42 GHz A processor that is designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters, such as NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), that provide acceleration for scientific, engineering, Java, big data analytics, and other ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Integrated Copy Services Manager and LDAP Client on the HMC
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 9 Aug 2016, last updated 19 Oct 2016

IBM® Copy Services Manager (CSM) is a replication management solution that is based on the IBM Tivoli® Productivity Center for Replication technology. CSM inherits all the Tivoli Productivity Center for Replication capabilities and continues to provide Copy Services solutions for most IBM storage offerings. The IBM DS8880, starting with firmware Release 8.1, Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 8.8.10.xx.xx, includes CSM for the IBM System Storage® DS8000®, which is pre-installed on the Hardware Management Console (HMC). If you ordered the CSM feature code as part of your IBM DS8000 system ... [more]


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IBM Power System S812LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 22 Dec 2015, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S812LC (8347-21C) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812LC offerings and their relevant functions:
- Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), Hadoop, Spark, ... [more]


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IBM Power System E850 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 17 Jun 2015, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E850 (8408-E8E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.35 GHz, and 3.72 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable PCIe Gen3 I/O slots
- I/O ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S814 and Power S824 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.52 GHz, 3.72 GHz, 3.89 GHz, and 4.15 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes) running on bare metal, and the IBM i OS running under the VIOS. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.42 GHz, and 3.89 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870 and E880 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 23 Dec 2014, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME) and IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870 and Power E880 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8 processor, available at frequencies of 4.024 GHz, 4.190 GHz, and 4.350 GHz.
- Up to 16 TB of memory in the E870 and 32 TB in the E880
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S812L and S822L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 19 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S812L (8247-21L) and IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L) servers that support the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812L and Power S822L offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, and 3.42 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
- Integrated I/O subsystem and ... [more]


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Securing Your Cloud: IBM z/VM Security for IBM z Systems and LinuxONE
Security

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2016

As workloads are being offloaded to IBM® z Systems™ based cloud environments, it is important to ensure that these workloads and environments are secure. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the necessary steps to secure your environment for all of the components that are involved in a z Systems cloud infrastructure that uses IBM z/VM® and Linux on z Systems. The audience for this book is IT architects and those planning to use z Systems for their cloud ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.7 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 17 Oct 2016

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement, and in-depth, real-time analytics. Making the correct decision on storage investment is critical. Organizations must have enough storage performance and agility to ... [more]


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