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Getting Started with IBM zHyperLink for z/OS
IBM Z

Draft Redpaper, last updated 25 Oct 2021

With the pressures to drive transaction processing 24/7 because of online banking and other business demands, IBM® zHyperLink for z/OS is making it easy to accelerate transaction processing for the mainframe. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives, and reference architecture of installing, tailoring, and configuring zHyperLink in your own environment. This edition includes zHyperlink write ... [more]


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Innovate at Scale and Deploy with Confidence in a Hybrid Cloud Environment
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 10 May 2021, last updated 20 Oct 2021

According to a recent study, CxOs have embraced hybrid cloud as an essential part of their digital transformation strategies. However, there are still several open-ended questions for most when assessing a hybrid cloud platform. This IBM® Redguide® publication examines some common business challenges and provides solutions based on a decade worth of experience. These solutions include:
- Responding to business needs faster
- Reducing IT cost
- Prioritizing digital transformation
- Adopting hybrid cloud as a de facto enterprise model
In early 2020, IBM and Red ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 15 Oct 2021, last updated 19 Oct 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 2 of a five-volume series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z®. This volume includes the following chapters:
- Chapter 1, “Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on LNXADMIN” on page 3, describes how to install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux onto the Linux Administration server, which performs the cloning and other tasks.
- Chapter 2, “Automated Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations by using Kickstart” on page 37, describes how to use Red Hat’s kickstart tool to create Linux systems. This tool is ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM Z Cyber Vault
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 Aug 2021

With cyberattacks on the raise, cyber resiliency is becoming more important than ever. Cyber resiliency can provide the required capability in the face of adversity, without significant impact if detected early. A cybersecurity strategy might minimize the risk of attacks getting through to systems, applications, and data, but a cyber resiliency strategy is needed to minimize the impact of a cyberattack by recovering quickly. Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a cyberattack is not something that just happens, but rather must be thoroughly architected, planned for, and tested. ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2021

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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Demystifying Data with AI on IBM Z
IBM Z Software

Point-of-View, published 23 Jul 2021

This IBM Redbooks Point of View publication serves to drive awareness of AI capabilities on IBM Z, including Linux on Z. It describes common customer pain points that AI can address and help resolve, what capabilities/solutions are available today, and explains how IBM Z is the ideal AI platform.


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 1: IBM z/VM 7.2
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 6 Jul 2021, last updated 15 Jul 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is volume one of five in a series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z. The series includes the following volumes:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems® Volume 1: IBM z/VM® 7.2, SG24-8147
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Servers, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04, SG24-8354
- ... [more]


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IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) Use Cases
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Oct 2020, last updated 12 Jul 2021

Is it time for you to modernize your IBM® z/OS® applications to allow for access to an entire system of open source and Linux on IBM Z® workloads? Is co-location of these workloads on the z/OS platform with no porting requirements of value to you? Your open source or Linux on IBM Z software can benefit from being co-located and managed inside a z/OS environment; leveraging z/OS quality of service for optimized business continuity. Your software can be integrated with and can help complement existing z/OS workloads and environments. If your software can communicate with z/OS and external ... [more]


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Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Nov 2019, last updated 12 Jul 2021

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. Application developers can develop, and data centers can operate, popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives and reference architecture for installing, tailoring, and configuring zCX ... [more]


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Four Ways to Transform Your Mainframe for a Hybrid Cloud World
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 4 Jun 2021

The IBM® mainframe remains a widely used enterprise computing workhorse, hosting essential IT for the majority of the world’s top banks, airlines, insurers and more. As the mainframe continues to evolve, the newest IBM Z® servers offer solutions for AI and analytics, blockchain, cloud, DevOps, security and resiliency, with the aim of making the client experience similar to that of using cloud services. Many organizations today face challenges with their core IT infrastructure:
- Complexity and stability An environment might have years of history and be seen as too complex to ... [more]


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Easily Deploy and Use CodeReady Workspaces on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Red Hat

Web Doc, published 18 May 2021

CodeReady Workspaces provides development teams a faster and more reliable foundation on which to work, and it gives operations centralized control and peace of mind. This article goes through the steps of deploying CodeReady Workspaces on IBM Z and LinuxONE.


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IBM Z Functional Matrix
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2020, last updated 3 May 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a list of features and functions that are supported on IBM Z, including the IBM z15™ (z15) - Machine type 8561, IBM z14™ (z14) - Machine types 3906 and 3907, IBM z13®(z13), and IBM z13s®(z13s).


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IBM z15 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 3 Nov 2020, last updated 3 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely. It also provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, and occupies an industry-standard footprint. It is offered as a single air-cooled 19-inch frame called the z15 T02, or as a ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2020, last updated 28 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ Model T02 (machine type 8562). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:
- Making use of multicloud ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 28 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:
- Making use of multicloud ... [more]


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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 28 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on IBM z/OS® data set encryption. It describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a z/OS data set encryption environment. Updated capabilities and methods: Enhanced Data Set and key support; Using EKMF Web for managing Data Set Encryption. In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment and offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in z/OS data set ... [more]


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Accelerating Digital Transformation on Z Using Data Virtualization
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2018, last updated 13 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces a new data virtualization capability that enables IBM z/OS® data to be combined with other enterprise data sources in real-time, which allows applications to access any live enterprise data anytime and use the power and efficiencies of the IBM Z® platform. Modern businesses need actionable and timely insight from current data. They cannot afford the time that is necessary to copy and transform data. They also cannot afford to secure and protect each copy of personally identifiable information and corporate intellectual property. Data virtualization ... [more]


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Integration Testing for Hybrid Cloud Applications using Galasa
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 29 Mar 2021

In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we focus on the importancequality. This paper explains how this testing can be achieved only in an effective and efficient way by autenable such automation. We specifically focus on Galasa. Galasa is an open-source deep integration test framework for hybrid cloud applications that allows teams to automate tests to run as part of a DevOps pipeline. Galasa was built as an integration test framework to test applications spanning multiple platforms as part of a hybrid multi-cloud. It also integrates all the test tools that are needed to test such an ... [more]


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Getting Started: Journey to Modernization with IBM Z
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 15 Mar 2021

Modernization of enterprise IT applications and infrastructure is key to the survival of organizations. It is no longer a matter of choice. The cost of missing out on business opportunities in an intensely competitive market can be enormous. To aid in their success, organizations are facing increased encouragement to embrace change. They are pushed to think of new and innovative ways to counter, or offer, a response to threats that are posed by competitors who are equally as aggressive in adopting newer methods and technologies. The term modernization often varies in meaning based on ... [more]


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Practical Migration from x86 to LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2021

LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It has been designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. Two servers are available for LinuxONE: The IBM® LinuxONE III LT1 and IBM LinuxONE III LT2. We describe these servers in “IBM LinuxONE servers” on page 5. Aside from still running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers, LinuxONE runs Ubuntu, which is popular on x86 hardware. Ubuntu, ... [more]


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