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A Guide to the ACI Worldwide BASE24-eps on z/OS

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 04 June 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432881
ISBN-13: 9780738432885
IBM Form #: SG24-7684-00

Authors: Alex Kooijmans Louwe, Rick Doty, Gordon Fleming, Suzanne Means, James Mitchell, John Schreck, Paul Sheils, Karan Singh, Richard Pontefract and David Welch

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    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we explain how to use the ACI™ BASE24-eps™ product on z/OS® . BASE24-eps is a payment engine that the financial payments industry uses. The combination of BASE24-eps and System z® is a competitive and attractive end-to-end retail payments solution for the finance sector.

    Failure in a financial payments environment is a high-visibility customer service issue, and outages at any level have debilitating effects on customer loyalty. The entire payments cycle must be conducted in near real-time. In such an environment, high availability is a mission-critical requirement. In this guide, we demonstrate how you can achieve a high availability configuration for BASE24-eps on z/OS.

    We begin by outlining the requirements of a payments system, and then we introduce the structure and functionality that the BASE24-eps product offers.We also describe the strengths and abilities of System z and z/OS and explain the technical and physical architecture of BASE24-eps on z/OS.

    We guide you in designing a system layout and in installing BASE24-eps. Finally, we detail the numerous failure scenarios that we tested to verify the robustness of the solution.

    BASE24-eps is an evolving product. The information that we provide in this book is specific to BASE24-eps release 08.2 and is subject to change in subsequent releases of the product.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Running a payments system

    Chapter 2. Introduction to BASE24-eps

    Chapter 3. System z and z/OS

    Chapter 4. BASE24-eps architecture

    Chapter 5. Designing the system layout

    Chapter 6. Installing BASE24-eps on z/OS

    Chapter 7. BASE24-eps and System z cryptography

    Chapter 8. Achieving high availability on z/OS

    Chapter 9. BASE24-eps high availability testing

    Appendix A. ACI Simulation Services for Enterprise Testing