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OSA-Express Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 04 June 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439436
ISBN-13: 9780738439433
IBM Form #: SG24-5948-06

Authors: Mike Ebbers, Wonjin Chung, Dody Kurniadi and Joselito Manoto

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you to install, tailor, and configure the Open Systems Adapter (OSA) features that are available on IBM zEnterprise® servers. It focuses on the hardware installation and the software definitions that are necessary to provide connectivity to LAN environments. This information will help you with planning and system setup. This book also includes helpful utilities and commands for monitoring and managing the OSA features.

    This information will be helpful to systems engineers, network administrators, and system programmers who plan for and install OSA features. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM System z® hardware, Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) or the input/output configuration program (IOCP), Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF), Systems Network Architecture/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (SNA/APPN), and TCP/IP protocol.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Open Systems Adapter overview

    Chapter 2. Quick Start guide

    Chapter 3. Hardware configuration definitions

    Chapter 4. QDIO mode for the IBM z/OS operating system

    Chapter 5. QDIO mode for the IBM z/VM operating system

    Chapter 6. Non-QDIO mode for the IBM z/OS operating system

    Chapter 7. Non-QDIO mode for the IBM z/VM operating system

    Chapter 8. QDIO and non-QDIO modes for the IBM z/VSE operating system

    Chapter 9. IBM z/OS virtual MAC support

    Chapter 10. VLAN support

    Chapter 11. z/VM virtual switch

    Appendix A. Open Systems Adapter-Express features

    Appendix B. Network Traffic Analyzer

    Appendix C. Hardware Management Console and Support Element tasks

    Appendix D. Useful setup and verification commands

    Appendix E. Using the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility

    Appendix F. Using the OSA/SF operating system-based interface

    Appendix G. TCP/IP Passthru mode

    Appendix H. Our configuration definitions

    Appendix I. Address Resolution Protocol takeover

    Appendix J. Resource Measurement Facility in an OSA environment

    Appendix K. Authorization in the IBM z/VM operating system


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