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Mainframe from Scratch: Hardware Configuration and z/OS Build

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 22 December 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441619
ISBN-13: 9780738441610
IBM Form #: SG24-8329-00

Authors: Keith Winnard, Bertus Bekker, Rafael Carvalho A. Lima, Nilkanth Patwardhan, Zheng Zhao and Hui Zhou

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, customize, and configure an IBM z13® and build z/OS® environments.

    This book is intended for those readers who are new to the platform and are faced with the task of installing a mainframe for the first time. By the term mainframe in this instance, we refer to the hardware and the system software. The intention is to show you how this installation can be done.

    Volume 1 shows you how we set up a mainframe and installed z/OS V2R2 and IBM DB2® V11. The starting point is a basic hardware configuration of an IBM z13 and DS8000® as shipped from the factory. Volume 1 shows you how the following milestones were achieved:

    • Creating a configuration for the Customized Offering Driver (COD) system
    • Stand-alone restoration of the COD
    • Expanding the configuration
    • Installing the z/OS V2R2 ServerPac
    • Loading and running IVPs for z/OS ServerPac
    • Installing DB2 ServerPac and IVPs

    This publication includes figures that show you how the initial builds were achieved.

    For this book, we designed a scenario and show you how to build that scenario step-by-step. Although your requirements likely differ from our scenario, we intend to provide you with an example to show you how it can be done and samples and downloadable materials that you can choose to modify to bring you closer to meeting your needs.

    This book is divided into the following parts:

    • Part 1: Overview and Planning
    • In this part, we introduce you to how we approached the project.

    • Part 2: Configuration and builds
    • In this part, we describe the tasks that must be completed to create the initial build for the scenario that is described in Part 1.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Overview and planning

    Chapter 1. Overview

    Chapter 2. Pre-planning

    Chapter 3. Planning

    Part 2. Configuration and Builds

    Chapter 4. Phase 1: IBM z13 preparation

    Chapter 5. Phase 2: Stand-alone hardware configuration

    Chapter 6. Phase 3: DS8000 logical configuration

    Chapter 7. Phase 4: OSA-ICC and TN3270 configuration

    Chapter 8. Phase 5: Customized Offering Driver restore

    Chapter 9. Phase 6: Initial program load of the COD system

    Chapter 10. Phase 7: Expanding the configuration

    Chapter 11. Phase 8: ServerPac installation preparation

    Chapter 12. Phase 9: ServerPac Build of z/OS V2R2

    Chapter 13. Phase 10: First initial program load of z/OS V2R2

    Chapter 14. Phase 11: ServerPac DB2 build

    Chapter 15. Phase 12: Customizing and initializing DB2 V11 subsystem


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