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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 3
Flex System

Redbooks, published 19 Jan 2018

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 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 2 Release 3. The ... [more]


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IBM zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems

Redbooks, published 19 Jan 2018

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 Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) ... [more]


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Security and Linux on z Systems
z Systems

Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2017, last updated 8 Jan 2018

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 pervasive encryption and its role in protecting data at rest.


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Leveraging Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility
Security

Redpaper, published 3 Jan 2018

Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) is a part of the IBM® z/OS® operating system that provides cryptographic functions for data security, data integrity, personal identification, digital signatures, and the management of cryptographic keys. Together with the cryptography features of the IBM Z family, it provides secure, high-performance cryptographic functions (such as the loading of master key values) that enable the hardware features to be used by applications. This IBM Redpaper™ publication briefly describes ICSF and the key elements of z/OS that address different security ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Dec 2017

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 that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. Whether you want to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your online business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. Volume 1 provides an updated ... [more]


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IBM zPDT Guide and Reference
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 20 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details about the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®), which produces a small System z environment suitable for application development. zPDT is a PC Linux application. When zPDT is installed (on Linux), normal System z operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) can be run on it. zPDT provides the basic System z architecture and emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, 3270 interfaces, OSA interfaces, and so on. The systems that are discussed in this document are complex. They have elements of Linux (for ... [more]


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Scale up for Linux on IBM Z
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 8 Dec 2017, last updated 12 Dec 2017

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 z/VM® regarding LinuxONE and IBM Z installations. The preferred practices described in this book are gathered from the experiences of those specialists in hundreds of projects at IBM and customer environments. This publication provides you with all of the information that you need to decide the best scaling architecture when implementing Linux on IBM Z or ... [more]


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Db2 Skeleton Cloning: Protecting Your Production Environment
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM Db2® for z/OS® is well known as the gold-standard information steward. Deep synergy with the z/OS operating system and System Z platform provides support for the highest transaction volumes with the ultimate levels of availability. Just like any high-performance engine, occasional maintenance or upgrades are needed to maintain peak performance and to incorporate new features. Those that demand the highest standards and protection of their production environments know that you want to test changes outside of production first. It is common to have development or test environments for ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 2
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Nov 2017

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 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. This volume describes the basic system ... [more]


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IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R3
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and use IBM z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF). z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that simplifies, optimizes, and modernizes the z/OS system programmer experience. z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web-browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. The goal of z/OSMF is to improve system programmer productivity, and make functions easier to understand and use. This makes system programmers more productive as quickly as possible with the least amount of training. You can automate tasks, reduce the learning ... [more]


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IBM z14 Configuration Setup
z Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2017

IThis IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14. The z14 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the functions of the z14, see IBM z14 ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 19 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z family of mainframes, which includes these systems:
- IBM z14
- IBM z13®
- IBM z13s™
- IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
- IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center ... [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 Z Functional Matrix
z Systems

Redpaper, published 17 Jul 2017

This IBM Redpaper publication provides a list of features and functions that are supported on IBM Z, including the IBM z14, IBM z13, IBM z13s, IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), and IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). This publication is divided into the following functional areas:
- Application programming interfaces
- Cryptographic features
- I/O characteristics
- On Demand
- IBM Parallel Sysplex
- Performance
- IBM Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM)
- Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)
This Redpaper publication helps readers ... [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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Oracle on IBM z Systems
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 May 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on IBM® z Systems®. The enterprise-grade Linux on IBM z Systems solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from IBM z Systems®. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c ... [more]


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Migration to CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1
z Systems

Redbooks, published 10 May 2017

The IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/VSE® (CICS TS for z/VSE) 2.1 provides functions to improve application programming, system programming, system management, and data security and availability. With CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1, you can use the extended functionality of Basic Security Manager. CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 can be administrated by the IBM CICS Explorer® function on a workstation, which allows CICS management in a convenient way. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information to help you install, tailor, and configure the CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 product. The book is intended for IBM ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Platform Release 10.21
z Systems

Redpaper, published 3 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM z Systems® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols that are described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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