OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Configuration, Volume 1: Overview
An IBM Redbooks publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
The Parallel Sysplex Configuration redbooks consist of three volumes that help
you design and configure a Parallel Sysplex. These redbooks assist you in
making the key hardware and software choices necessary to meet your
performance, capacity, and availability requirements.
In addition to discussing many sysplex-related topics not documented elsewhere,
these books contain, for the IBM large systems customer, practical information
that has been collected from many sources and brought together into a single,
The redbooks provide rules of thumb for configuring a Parallel Sysplex. They
discuss central processing complex sizing, CF sizing, the Sysplex Timer,
connectivity guidelines, the implications of Parallel Sysplex for IBM software
such as OS/390 V2R8 and related subsystem configurations, and useful tools and
services. Network, systems management and availability considerations are
These redbooks are a starting point for those involved in designing and
configuring a Parallel Sysplex. They also may be used by those already having
a Parallel Sysplex when further exploitation is being considered. The books
refer to other relevant publications that cover specific areas in more depth.
This book is a replacement for SG24-2075-00 Parallel Sysplex Configuration: Overview
1.0 Introduction to the Configuration of a Parallel Sysplex
2.0 High-Level Design Concepts for Parallel Sysplex
3.0 Continuous Availability in Parallel Sysplex
4.0 Workloads in Parallel Sysplex