z/OS Systems Programmers Guide to: Sysplex Aggregation

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 30 December 2005, updated 11 January 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-3967-00
(136 pages)

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Authors: Frank Kyne, Matthias Bangert, Marcy Zimmer


This Redpaper is aimed at technical management and the Systems Programmers that will have the task of implementing any changes that may arise in the course of adjusting your environment to meet the sysplex aggregation criteria. It provides information that will help you understand and quantify the impact that sysplex aggregation qualification may have on your availability and your IT costs.
Should you decide that changes are required to meet the qualification criteria, it will help you design/create a solution to create a sysplex environment that delivers both the availability and systems management benefits of Parallel Sysplex® and the cost savings that can be achieved through the exploitation of sysplex aggregation.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Sysplex aggregation
Chapter 3. Parallel Sysplex options and considerations
Chapter 4. Sample scenarios
Chapter 5. Workload balancing and sysplex aggregation
Appendix A. Handling systems with different time offsets
Appendix B. Sample IWMWSYSQ code

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