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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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IBM z/OS V2R2: Operations
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2015, last updated 10 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Operations areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “SMFLIMxx parmlib member” on page 1 describes how to set up job cancel decisions and region and MEMLIMIT values, based on the job and its environment. - Chapter 2, “REGIONX” on page 5 describes the new REGIONX JCL keyword that supports two storage specifications and with which the user can specify values for their below-the-line storage and above-the-line storage needs. - ... [more]


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IBM z13 and IBM z13s Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2016, last updated 10 Jan 2017

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 more accurate business decisions. The z13 and z13s are state-of-the-art data and transaction systems that deliver advanced capabilities that are vital to modern IT infrastructures. These capabilities include:
- Accelerated data and transaction serving
- Integrated analytics
- Access to the API economy
- Agile development and ... [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 MFA V1R1: TouchToken, PassTicket, and Application Bypass Support
Security

Redpaper, published 23 Dec 2016

What is IBM® Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? IBM MFA consists of the following elements: Something that you know, such as a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or a password. Something that you are, such as a finger print or retinal scan. Something that you have, such as a hard token (for example, a key fob or soft token), which is software-based).
This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you install, customize, and configure IBM MFA for z/OS® V1.1.0. It also provides information that is based on our experience in a controlled ... [more]


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Mainframe from Scratch: Hardware Configuration and z/OS Build
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, customize, and configure an IBM z13® and build z/OS® environments. This book is intended for those readers who are new to the platform and are faced with the task of installing a mainframe for the first time. By the term mainframe in this instance, we refer to the hardware and the system software. The intention is to show you how this installation can be done. Volume 1 shows you how we set up a mainframe and installed z/OS V2R2 and IBM DB2® V11. The starting point is a basic hardware configuration of an IBM z13 and DS8000® as shipped ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 1: Base Functions, Connectivity, and Routing
z Systems

Redbooks, published 30 Nov 2016

For more than 50 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 z™ Systems, 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 ... [more]


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IBM z13 Technical Guide
z Systems

Redbooks, published 27 May 2016, last updated 11 Nov 2016

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 employees. IT also must be able to use enormous amounts of data to provide deep and real-time insights to help achieve the greatest business impact. This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses the IBM Mainframe, the IBM z13™. The IBM z13 is the trusted enterprise platform for integrating data, transactions, and insight. A data-centric infrastructure must always ... [more]


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IBM z13 Configuration Setup
z Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Apr 2015, last updated 10 Nov 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z13™. The z13 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 Systems™ configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM z Systems technology and terminology. For details about the functions of the z13, see ... [more]


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Server Time Protocol Implementation Guide
z Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2013, last updated 1 Nov 2016

Server Time Protocol (STP) is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) of IBM® zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196), IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), IBM System z10®, and IBM System z9®. It provides improved time synchronization in both a sysplex or non-sysplex configuration. This IBM Redbooks® publication will help you configure a Mixed Coordinated Timing Network (CTN) or an STP-only CTN. It is intended for technical support personnel requiring information about: -Installing and configuring a Coordinated Timing Network -Using STP functions ... [more]


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

Redpaper, 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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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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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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IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: An Introduction
z Systems

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS®. The paper was written to coincide with the announcement of IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS and the software is not yet generally available (GA) at the time of this writing. As such, any examples that are shown are subject to change at any time before the software is GA. The goal of this paper is to provide you with an initial overview and more information to support the announcement. You might be new to clouds, or heard of many different variations of what a cloud might be. ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 4 of a series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other volumes in the series are:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is advised that you start with Volume 1 of this series, because the IBM z/VM® Hypervisor is the foundation for ... [more]


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Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise
z Systems

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2016, last updated 22 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first in a series of five books that relate to the implementation and management of digital certificates that are based on a public key infrastructure. Digital certificates play a major role in the protection of data communications and their use continues to grow. This Redbooks publication includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “Digital certificates overview” on page 1 provides an overview of digital certificates. It describes their purpose, gives a high-level overview of how they are created and their relationship to keys and encryption, and ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 2 Standard Applications
z Systems

Redbooks, published 21 Sep 2016

For more than 50 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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IBM System z Personal Development Tool Messages and Codes
z Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides all the messages that are associated with IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) operation in a single reference source. This edition is intended for zPDT Version 1 Release 6 (commonly known as GA6), but should be useful for all zPDT releases.


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Save Time and Lower Costs with IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS
IT Service Management

Point-of-View, published 18 Aug 2016

Today, information technology (IT) managers and their teams must deal with a more complex environment due to the continuing growth of data, and of requests from mobile and sensory devices that need to interact with the enterprise. IT managers must make choices about how to best prepare for the future to meet these service-driven demands. They must become proactive and agile, while getting the most out of their team’s skills and experience. Changes are happening in record time, forcing IT managers to create strategies to anticipate and address key challenges. IBM® Service Management Suite ... [more]


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