Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker

22 Nov 2019, Redbooks ... IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) is a new feature of the next version of the IBM z/OS Operating System (z/OS V2.4). It makes it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. ...

Maximizing Security with LinuxONE

16 Oct 2019, Redpapers ... LinuxONE is a hardware system designed to support and exploit the Linux operating system based on the value of its unique underlying architecture. LinuxONE can be used within a private and multi-cloud environment to support a range of ...

Securing Your Cloud: IBM Security for LinuxONE

1 Aug 2019, Redbooks ... As workloads are being offloaded to IBM® LinuxONE 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 ...

Getting Started with Linux on Z Encryption for Data At-Rest

8 Apr 2019, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a general explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on Linux on IBM Z encryption for data at-rest. It also describes how the various hardware and ...

Consolidation Planning Workbook Practical Migration from x86 to IBM LinuxOne

16 Apr 2018, Redpapers ... IBM LinuxONE™ is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It is designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It ...

Security and Linux on z Systems

8 Jan 2018, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses security practices for running Linux on z Systems on the IBM z14. It examines the unique security and integrity features that the IBM Z platform brings to the enterprise. It also examines ...

Scale up for Linux on IBM Z

12 Dec 2017, Redpapers ... This book was written by IBM® IT specialists who have experience implementing IBM Z® solutions, especially Linux on IBM LinuxONE™ (LinuxONE) or IBM Z servers. Therefore, the content of this book follows the guidelines from Linux and IBM ...

IBM z13 and IBM z13s Technical Introduction

10 Jan 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM z Systems™ platforms, the IBM z13™ and IBM z13s. It includes information about the z Systems environment and how it can help integrate data, transactions, and insight for faster and ...

Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000

28 Dec 2016, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM z13 Technical Guide

11 Nov 2016, Redbooks ... Digital business has been driving the transformation of underlying IT infrastructure to be more efficient, secure, adaptive, and integrated. Information Technology (IT) must be able to handle the explosive growth of mobile clients and ...

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

19 Oct 2016, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM Enterprise IT Automation Services: Dynamic Automation in the Age of Cognitive, Dynamic Learning and Self-healing Systems

29 Jun 2016, Redguides ... For decades, the IT industry has focused on ways to automate processes to increase IT productivity and efficiency and to reduce human errors. However, the focus is quickly shifting to enhance business productivity and outcomes and to ...

The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3

27 Jun 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes relate to Red Hat and SUSE: The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z ...

Reduce Risk and Improve Security on IBM Mainframes: Volume 1 Architecture and Platform Security

22 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with IBM System z® hardware and software. In an age of increasing security consciousness, IBM System z provides the capabilities to address the ...

Apache Spark for the Enterprise: Setting the Business Free

9 Feb 2016, Redpapers ... Analytics is increasingly an integral part of day-to-day operations at today's leading businesses, and transformation is also occurring through huge growth in mobile and digital channels. Enterprise organizations are attempting to leverage ...

The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3: Preview

26 Jan 2016, Web Doc ... The IBM® Redbooks® publication The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3, SG24-8147 explains how to set up your own Linux virtual servers on IBM System z® hardware under IBM z/VM® by using step-by-step ...

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Guide for Developers

9 Sep 2015, Redbooks ... IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 includes a Liberty profile, which is a highly composable, dynamic application server profile. It is designed for two specific use cases: Developer with a smaller production run time, and production ...

End to End Security with z Systems

3 Apr 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ provides a broad understanding of the components necessary to secure your IBM z Systems environment. It provides an end-to-end architectural reference document for a use case that employs both mobile and analytics. It ...

IBM zEnterprise BC12 Technical Guide

3 Mar 2015, Redbooks ... The popularity of the Internet and the affordability of information technology (IT) hardware and software have resulted in an explosion dramatic increase in the number of applications, architectures, and platforms. Workloads have changed. ...

How to Design an IBM BPM Solution

19 Feb 2015, Solution Guide ... IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive business process management suite that provides visibility and management of your business processes. IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) supports the whole business process management ...

Enhanced Networking on IBM z/VSE

31 Dec 2014, Redbooks ... The importance of modern computer networks is steadily growing as increasing amounts of data are exchanged over company intranets and the Internet. Understanding current networking technologies and communication protocols that are ...

IBM System z in a Mobile World: Providing Secure and Timely Mobile Access to the Mainframe

26 Nov 2014, Redbooks ... Today, organizations engage with customers, business partners, and employees who are increasingly using mobile technology as their primary general-purpose computing platform. These organizations have an opportunity to fully embrace this ...

The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway Volume 1 Configuration and Administration

8 Aug 2014, Redbooks ... In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, you will gain an appreciation of the IBM CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) product suite, based on key criteria, such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language ...

Cloud Workloads on the Mainframe

21 May 2014, Point-of-View ... Far from being out of date, mainframes are used around the world to build robust, trusted clouds. Increasingly, organizations are turning to cloud computing to improve their IT responsiveness and to reduce costs. And for enterprise ...

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Solution Design Considerations

14 May 2014, Solution Guide ... IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (referred to as Data Protection for VMware) provides a comprehensive solution for protecting virtual machines (VMs). Data Protection for VMware eliminates the impact of running back-ups ...

Integration Patterns

30 Apr 2014, Solution Guide ... Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactions, integration of data, or integration of processes have their own challenges and associated patterns and ...

IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R1 Solution Guide

15 Apr 2014, Solution Guide ... IBM® z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF) provides a modern, web-based interface that allows you to manage various aspects of your z/OS systems through a browser at any time, from any location.

IBM zEnterprise System Technical Introduction

31 Mar 2014, Redbooks ... In a smarter planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing, consolidated and secure data serving, and support for available ...

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide

1 Aug 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 environments. The target audience of this book is IT architects and consultants who want more ...

IBM Business Process Manager Version 8.0 Production Topologies

22 Jul 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to build production topologies for IBM Business Process Manager V8.0. This book is an update of the existing book IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Production Topologies, SG24-7976. It is ...

Simplifying the Management of the IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance Environment

20 Mar 2013, Solution Guide ... IBM® WebSphere® Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances simplifies the management and monitoring of environments that consist of multiple IBM WebSphere DataPower® Appliances. WebSphere Appliance Management Center for WebSphere ...

IBM WebSphere MQ V7.1 and V7.5 Features and Enhancements

28 Feb 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication is divided into four parts: Part 1 introduces message-oriented middleware and the WebSphere® MQ product. It explains how messaging technologies are implemented in WebSphere MQ and shows how to get started ...

Security for Linux on System z: Securing Your Network

22 Feb 2013, Web Doc ... The best practices to manage IT security are already documented by several sources. The practices can certainly be used to also secure Linux on System z. However, when you define the security policies, consider several unique technologies ...

Managing Workload Processor Resources on Cloud

28 Jan 2013, Redpapers ... There is an increasing trend to consolidate workloads in cloud environments that are highly standardized, virtualized, and automated. Each of these cloud characteristics offers significant cost benefits. For example, virtualized ...

Optimizing Your Oracle Investment with IBM Storage Solutions

12 Apr 2012, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM zEnterprise 196 Technical Guide

19 Mar 2012, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM zEnterprise 114 Technical Guide

27 Feb 2012, Redbooks ... 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 ...

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Technical Overview

5 Aug 2011, Redpapers ... 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 ...

System z Crypto and TKE Update

20 Jun 2011, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Deploying a Cloud on IBM System z

3 May 2011, Redpapers ... 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, ...

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

17 Feb 2011, Redguides ... 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 ...

IBM Smart Analytics Cloud

30 Sep 2010, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Getting Started with WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition V7

20 Jan 2010, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Technical Introduction

10 Nov 2009, Redbooks ... 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 ...

CICS Transaction Gateway V5 The WebSphere Connector for CICS

26 Jun 2009, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Experiences with Oracle Solutions on Linux for IBM System z

27 May 2009, Redbooks ... 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 ...

WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1.2 Production Topologies

12 Nov 2008, Redbooks ... The IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition is a comprehensive set of role-based, SOA enabled product capabilities providing customers the ability to continuously optimize processes and adapt them to rapidly changing needs. This IBM Redbooks ...

Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5

28 Oct 2008, Redbooks ... The objective of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide comprehensive instructions for deploying the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to various environments. Readers should possess general knowledge of communication network architecture ...

WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 Feature Pack for EJB 3.0

12 Sep 2008, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB™) 3.0 technology and describes its implementation in IBM WebSphere products through the Feature Pack for EJB 3.0. This book will help you install, tailor, and ...

Auditing UNIX/Linux System Use with Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems and Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager

3 Mar 2008, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper looks at auditing UNIX/Linux® system use with the Tivoli® Access™ Manager for Operating Systems and Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager products, and focuses only on UNIX/Linux system auditing. Any site that has ...

Fibre Channel Protocol for Linux and z/VM on IBM System z

11 Jan 2008, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication builds upon the existing Linux on zSeries: Fibre Channel Protocol Implementation Guide, SG24-6344, to produce a System z™ book that includes (among other things): - A general introduction to Fibre Channel ...

Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics

10 Jan 2008, Redbooks ... This textbook provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of z/VM Version 5, Release 3. It is part of a series of textbooks designed to introduce students to ...

Security on z/VM

5 Dec 2007, Redbooks ... Discussions about server sprawl, rising software costs, going green, or moving data centers to reduce the cost of business are held in many meetings or conference calls in many organizations throughout the world. And many organizations are ...

SSL Server Implementation for z/VM 5.2

17 Oct 2007, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper publication gives a broad understanding of how to set up and configure the SSL server of z/VM 5.2 in a short time frame. It also provides an easy method to protect the communication to z/VM server, especially for ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: Building a Secure Environment

27 Jun 2007, Redbooks ... Many people want to be famous, but nobody wants to hit the headlines in an incident resulting in the theft or misuse of their employees’ or clients’ confidential data. While the necessity of securing the confidentiality, integrity, and ...

Introduction to the New Mainframe: Security

25 Apr 2007, Redbooks ... This book provides students of information systems with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic security facilities of IBM System z. It enables a broad understanding of both the security principles and the ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts

18 Mar 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes the features and functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. It introduces Tivoli Storage Management concepts for those new to storage management, in general, and to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, in ...

Communications Server for z/OS V1R8 TCP/IP Implementation Volume 2: Standard Applications

27 Dec 2006, Redbooks ... This new and improved Communications Server (CS) for z/OS TCP/IP Implementation series provides easy to understand, step-by-step guidance on enabling the most commonly used and important functions of CS for z/OS TCP/IP. In this IBM ...

TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview

18 Dec 2006, Redbooks ... The TCP/IP protocol suite has become the de facto standard for computer communications in today's networked world. The ubiquitous implementation of a specific networking standard has led to an incredible dependence on the applications ...

Understanding LDAP - Design and Implementation

18 Jul 2006, Redbooks ... The implementation and exploitation of centralized, corporate-wide directories are among the top priority projects in most organizations. The need for a centralized directory emerges as organizations realize the overhead and cost involved ...

IBM Virtualization Engine Platform Version 2 Technical Presentation Guide

12 Mar 2006, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication provides foils and technical information presented as speaker notes that describe all the existing virtualization features and products included in the IBM Virtualization Engine Version 2. The IBM ...

Running Linux on IBM System z9 and zSeries under z/VM

20 Feb 2006, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication discusses running Linux under z/VM on IBM System z9 and zSeries platforms. We describe enhancements available in z/VM Version 5.1. The intended audience for this book is IT administrators responsible for ...

WebSphere MQ V6 Fundamentals

14 Dec 2005, Archived Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes the fundamental concepts and benefits of message queuing technology. This book is an update of a very popular Redpaper (REDP-0021) based on IBM WebSphere MQ Versions 5.0 to 5.2. This publication ...

IBM Virtualization Engine Version 1 Planning and Installation Guide

6 Nov 2005, Redbooks ... The core of the On Demand operating environment strategy is a simple IT infrastructure. Virtualization -- the ability to separate the direct dependency of an application to a physical resource -- is a key fundamental in simplifying the ...

Experiences with Oracle 10g Database for Linux on zSeries

7 Sep 2005, Redbooks ... Linux on zSeries offers many advantages to customers who rely upon IBM mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on zSeries takes advantage of the qualities of service in the zSeries hardware—making it a robust industrial strength ...

WebSphere Application Server V6 Planning and Design WebSphere Handbook Series

12 May 2005, Archived Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the planning and design of industrial strength WebSphere Application Server V6 environments. The content of this book is oriented to IT architects and consultants who require assistance when planning ...

Automatically Connecting Domino Console to Many Domino Servers

17 Aug 2004, Web Doc ... Domino 6 contains a new tool to monitor and administer a Lotus Domino server: the Domino Console. In contrast to the well-known Administrator Client, Domino Console allows you to connect to more than one server at the same time. However, ...

Running Linux Guest in less than CP Privilege Class G

11 Jun 2004, Redpapers ... This paper provides guidance for hardening a z/VM system running Linux virtual machines in a hostile environment. Access to specific CP commands and resources is granted to a VM user based on the privilege classes assigned to the user. ...

Creating a User Home directory when you use LDAP Authentication

24 May 2004, Web Doc ... Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows a system administrator to centrally define and manage Linux users. Using LDAP, an administrator can define a user to many Linux systems. User information,such as the user password and ...

Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Best Security Practices

20 May 2004, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication discusses best security practices for running Linux as a z/VM guest on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390 machines. This publication is intended for system administrators and IT architects responsible for deploying ...

Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Securing Linux for zSeries with a Central z/OS LDAP Server (RACF)

12 May 2004, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper provides information to help customers, Business Partners, and IBM technical people plan, implement and manage a central security solution for authentication and user information for multiple Linux systems using an LDAP ...

EJB 2.0 Development with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

10 Apr 2003, Archived Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication provides detailed information on how to effectively use WebSphere Studio Application Developer for the development of applications based on the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) architecture, and deployment of such ...

zSeries Crypto Guide Update

10 Apr 2003, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to help you understand and implement the z/OS Cryptographic PCICC and PCICA cards. Although this book focuses on the enablement of the z/OS PCICC and PCICA products, cryptography and the available ...

Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: System Management

11 Mar 2003, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes system management for Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390. It will help you understand the primary management processes for a set of Linux images on zSeries and S/390, and how to identify ...

Creating a Multi-Call Linux Binary

8 Dec 2002, Web Doc ... A multi-call binary is an executable, written in C, that performs the action of more than one utility. A prime example of a multi-call binary is the BusyBox package. BusyBox implements a large number of standard Linux utilities (such as ...

IBM eServer zSeries 900 Technical Guide

5 Sep 2002, Redbooks ... This edition of the IBM eServer zSeries 900 Technical Guide contains additional and updated information on the following topics: New 16 Turbo models Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) support Concurrent memory upgrades Concurrent undo ...

Putting the Latest z/OS Security Features to Work

10 Jun 2002, Redbooks ... Many significant enhancements have been made to the security features available on the z/OS and OS/390 platforms. This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, customize, and configure the new functions provided with Version 1.2 of ...

Linux for S/390

20 Mar 2002, Redbooks ... The strengths of S/390 are well known: rock-solid reliability, the ability to run multiple diverse workloads, and highly scalable technology make S/390 an ideal choice for hosting key e-business applications. Now Linux has joined the S/390 ...

Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions

19 Dec 2001, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes how Linux can be combined with z/VM on zSeries and S/390 hardware - the mainframe. This combination of hardware and operating systems enables Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Application Service ...


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