OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Configuration, Volume 2: Cookbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 12 September 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738417890
ISBN-13: 9780738417899
IBM Form #: SG24-5638-00


Authors: Frank Kyne, Luiz Fadel, Michael Ferguson, Rafael Garcia, Keith George, Masayuki Kojima, Alan Murphy and Henrik Thorsen

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    Abstract

    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,

    comprehensive reference.

    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

    also discussed.

    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 replaces Parallel Sysplex Configuation: Cookbook -- SG24-2076-00

    Table of Contents

    1.0 CPC and CF Configuration in Parallel Sysplex

    2.0 A Structured View of CF Structures

    Appendix A. Tools and Services Catalog

    Appendix B. RMF Reporting in Parallel Sysplex

    Appendix C. System Logger Considerations

    Appendix D. Tuning DB2 Structures

    Appendix E. Functional Differences between I BM 9672-Based CPCs

    Appendix F. MSU Values for Selected I BM CPCs and CFs

     

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