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z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Technical Updates

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 25 August 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439576
ISBN-13: 9780738439570
IBM Form #: SG24-8140-00

Authors: Karan Singh, Paul-Robert Hering, George Kozakos, Lutz Kuehner, Jacqueline Mourão, Diana Nakajima, Nelson Oliveira, Gil Peleg, Alvaro Salla, Yu Uchida and Antonio Vilarins

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad understanding of the changes, new features, and new functions introduced with IBM z/OS® Version 2 Release 1 (2.1).

    This new version marks a new era of z/OS. Version 2 lays the groundwork for the next tier of mainframe computing, enabling you to pursue the innovation to drive highly scalable workloads, including private clouds, support for mobile and social applications, and more. Its unrivaled security infrastructure helps secure vast amounts of data. Its highly optimized availability can help you deliver new data analytics solutions. And its continued improvements in management help automate the operations of IBM zEnterprise® systems.

    With support for IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12, Enterprise Class) and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12, Business Class) systems, z/OS 2.1 offers unmatched availability, scalability, and security to meet the business challenges of cloud services and data analytics and the security demands of mobile and social network applications. Through its unique design and qualities of service, z/OS provides the foundation that you need to support these demanding workloads alongside your traditional mission-critical applications.

    WinterShare 2014 presentation

    This presentation on z/OS V2.1 (June 2014) represents an update to the WinterShare 2014 presentation and reflects z/OS enhancements delivered since general availability last Fall. Please listen to John Eells of our Technical Strategy team present this one-hour comprehensive technical overview of z/OS V2.1.

    Audio Presentation (59MB)

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    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Installation and migration

    Chapter 2. IBM Health Checker for z/OS

    Chapter 3. Virtual lookaside facility

    Chapter 4. System Modification Program/Extended

    Chapter 5. Dynamic Channel Path Management

    Chapter 6. Hardware configuration and management console changes

    Chapter 7. Base Control Program Internal Interface (BCPii)

    Chapter 8. SDSF: System Display and Search Facility

    Chapter 9. Security server

    Chapter 10. PKI Services

    Chapter 11. System SSL

    Chapter 12. z/OS Batch Runtime

    Chapter 13. Consoles and auto-reply

    Chapter 14. Generic Tracker Facility

    Chapter 15. Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2)

    Chapter 16. Job Entry Subsystem 3 (JES3)

    Chapter 17. Cross-system coupling facility and cross-system extended services

    Chapter 18. Global resource serialization

    Chapter 19. System Management Facilities

    Chapter 20. Resource Measurement Facility

    Chapter 21. IBM Time Sharing Option Extensions and TSO/E REXX

    Chapter 22. Workload manager

    Chapter 23. IBM Data Facility Sort

    Chapter 24. z/OS Binder feature

    Chapter 25. z/OS XL C/C++

    Chapter 26. Language Environment

    Chapter 27. Resource Recovery Services

    Chapter 28. Base Control supervisor and timer supervisor changes

    Chapter 29. Scheduler and Device Allocation

    Chapter 30. Recovery Termination Manager

    Chapter 31. Service aids

    Chapter 32. Hardware Instrumentation Services

    Chapter 33. System REXX

    Chapter 34. IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility

    Chapter 35. z/OS UNIX System Services

    Chapter 36. dbx, the IBM z/OS debugger for UNIX source code

    Chapter 37. z/OS UNIX shell and utilities

    Chapter 38. Enhancements to zFS, the IBM System z file system

    Chapter 39. SMB: Server Message Block

    Chapter 40. Network File System

    Chapter 41. z/OS Font Collection

    Appendix A. Material available to download


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