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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization's IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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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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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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IBM HTTP Server on z/OS: Migrating from Domino-powered to Apache-powered
z Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2016, last updated 13 Jul 2017

Users of IBM® z/OS® for the past several years had a choice of two HTTP Servers that they can use. Now, one server became strategic while the other is no longer supported with z/OS V2.2. IHS powered by Apache supports IPv6 and 64-bit execution and includes security authentication and authorization capabilities that are similar to those capabilities that are provided in IHS powered by IBM Domino®. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is aimed at technicians who are responsible for planning and deploying system software. It provides informationon about the various features that are available in IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2015, last updated 21 Jun 2017

DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for ... [more]


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Extending a CICS web application using JCICS
z Systems Software

Course, published 15 May 2017

This course provides Java application developers with a step-by-step guide to CICS Java development, demonstrating how to access common CICS resources using the JCICS API. Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of using the JCICS API
  • Using JZOS to map native record-based language structures to Java data types
  • Communicating with other CICS programs using a COMMAREA
  • LINKing to a Java application deployed in Liberty
  • Accessing CICS resources, including VSAM and temporary storage queues
  • Managing the CICS unit of work scope in Java
  • Handling errors in Java
    ... [more]


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    IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide
    Storage Solutions

    Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 11 Apr 2017

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM TS7700 Release 4.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM z™ Systems environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V2R1 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
    z Systems

    Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2013, last updated 7 Apr 2017

    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. 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 of ... [more]


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    Architecting Java solutions for CICS
    z Systems Software

    Course, published 3 Apr 2017

    This course presents the compelling reasons for developing Java applications in CICS Transaction Server. The course covers the various usage models of Java applications in CICS, along with an explanation of the technologies involved.


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    IBM CICS and Liberty: What You Need to Know
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 15 Jan 2016, last updated 15 Mar 2017

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication, intended for architects, application developers, and system programmers, describes how to design and implement Java web-based applications in an IBM CICS® Liberty JVM server. This book is based on IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.3 (CICS TS) using the embedded IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty V8.5.5 technology. Liberty is an asset to your organization, whether you intend to extend existing enterprise services hosted in CICS, or develop new web-based applications supporting new lines of business. Fundamentally, Liberty is a composable, dynamic profile ... [more]


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    Enterprise Java Monitoring on z/OS with OMEGAMON: A Practical Guide to Managing JVM Performance on z/OS
    z Systems Software

    Redpaper, published 23 Feb 2017

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM OMEGAMON® for JVM on IBM z/OS®. You can use OMEGAMON to recognize and resolve problems in monitoring Java resources on z/OS, including within IBM CICS®, IBM IMS™, and z/OS Connect EE regions. A discussion on the growth of Java on z/OS is provided and explanation on the reasons why monitoring Java resources is critical to any modern z/OS environment.


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    Developing a RESTful Web application for Liberty in CICS
    z Systems Software

    Course, published 13 Feb 2017

    This course provides a step-by-step guide for creating a simple RESTful Java application, then deploying it into WebSphere Liberty running in IBM CICS Transaction Server. Topics covered include:

  • Concepts and terms used in Java and RESTful applications
  • Creating an environment suitable for developing Java applications for deployment into CICS
  • Configuring CICS to run Java applications in a Liberty JVM server
  • Developing the application, using supplied sample course materials
  • Deploying and testing the application in CICS
  • Extending the sample application in order to ... [more]


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    IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS with Service Management Unite
    IT Service Management

    Solution Guide, published 1 Feb 2017

    IBM® Service Management Suite for z/OS provides operators a transparent view of the IBM z Systems® compute landscape, including central electronic complexes (CECs), LPARs, and Sysplexes with key performance indicators for improved problem isolation, analysis, and diagnosis. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes Service Management Suite for z/OS and its new user interface, IBM Service Management Unite, and includes high-level architectures (for each solution) with their key components. The guide also explains the integration of Service Management Unite with Service Management Suite for ... [more]


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    z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs
    Security

    Redbooks, published 20 Sep 2016, last updated 20 Jan 2017

    If you are new to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure PKI Services on IBM z/OS®. The intention is to show you a simplified set-up in which the ITSO labs were created. You can choose a similar set-up for your site in a controlled test environment where you can gain skills and experience in PKI Services on z/OS, and then move on to plan and implement it across your site. This IBM Redbooks publication is written at the z/OS Version 2 Release 2 ... [more]


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    ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 20 Mar 2012, last updated 30 Dec 2016

    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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    IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: CICS Scenario
    z Systems Software

    Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2016

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we show you a cloud services scenario on IBM z/OS®. In the scenario, we show you how to perform the following tasks:
    - Subscribe to a service to provision an IBM CICS® system.
    - Assign resources to the CICS system.
    - Use a template to tailor the CICS service
    - Publish the service in our Marketplace
    - Use that service to create a CICS region and start it.
    - Deprovision the CICS region once it is no longer required.
    We explain the basic terms that are associated with the cloud services and which roles play a part in ... [more]


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

    Redpaper, 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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    A Practical Guide to ICF Catalogs
    z Systems Software

    Redbooks, published 17 Oct 2016

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of integrated catalog facility (ICF) catalog environments. It includes suggestions for design, planning, and deployment tasks to help you create and maintain a balanced and efficient catalog environment. Four scenarios are provided to illustrate sample implementations of typical activities that are associated with an organization’s requirements. Chapter 5, “Record-level sharing support for ICF catalogs” describes Record Level Sharing (RLS) for Catalogs and shows the results of our tests in a controlled laboratory environment. ... [more]


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    Everything You Always Wanted to Know about IDCAMS But Were Afraid to Ask
    z Systems Software

    Redpaper, published 5 Oct 2016, last updated 7 Oct 2016

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is different from others you have read because it was not written in the conventional way with a residency and a handful of authors. It was written by people who want to make a difference. The IBM Redbooks® organization and SHARE teamed up to give all of the attendees at the SHARE 2016 conference that was held in Atlanta, US, July 31 - August 5 the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and ideas about the latest IDCAMS capabilities. Attendees were invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas. Many discussions arose on the subject and related techniques. ... [more]


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