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IBM Power System E980 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 17 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E980 server that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E980 offerings and relevant functions

  • The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.55 to 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Supports up to 64 TB memory
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable Peripheral Component Interconnect® Express (PCIe) Gen4 slots, double the ... [more]


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IBM Power System E950 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 16 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E950 server that support IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E950 offerings and relevant functions:

  • The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.8 - 3.4 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Supports up to 16 TB memory, which is 4 times more than the POWER8® E850.
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable Peripheral Component ... [more]


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SAP HANA and ESS: A Winning Combination
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Aug 2018

SAP HANA on IBM® POWER® is an established HANA solution with which customers can run HANA-based analytic and business applications on a flexible IBM Power based infrastructure. IT assets, such as servers, storage, and skills and operation procedures, can easily be used and reused instead of enforcing more investment into dedicated SAP HANA only appliances. In this scenario, IBM Spectrum™ Scale as the underlying block storage and files system adds further benefits to this solution stack to take advantage of scale effects, higher availability, simplification, and performance. With the IBM ... [more]


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A Guide to JES3 to JES2 Migration
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help clients that have JES3 and want to migrate to JES2. It provides a comprehensive list of the differences between the two job entry subsystems and provides information to help you determine the migration effort and actions. This book considers the features of JES2 as available on releases of IBM z/OS® V2R2 and V2R3. It should be used with JES3 to JES2 Migration Considerations, SG24-8083. This publication is divided into three parts:

  • Part 1, “Planning to migrate from JES3 to JES2” on page 1, gives you ... [more]


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IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 16 Nov 2014, last updated 7 Aug 2018

The IBM XIV® Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots and full volume copies, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. A three-site mirroring function is now available to further improve availability and disaster recovery capabilities. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM zHyperLink for z/OS
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 22 Jun 2018, last updated 2 Aug 2018

With the pressures to drive transaction processing 24/7 because of online banking and other business demands, IBM® zHyperLink on the IBM DS8880 is making it easy to accelerate transaction processing for the mainframe. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives, and reference architecture of installing, tailoring, and configuring zHyperLink in your own environment.


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IBM Power Systems H922 and H924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System H924 (9223-42H), and IBM Power System H922 (9223-22H) servers that support memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA, and deliver superior price/performance for mission-critical applications in IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power H92 and Power H922 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - ... [more]


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IBM Power System L922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System L922 (9008-22L) server, which was designed for data-intensive workloads such as databases and analytics in the Linux operating system. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power L922 offering and its relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, available at frequencies of 2.7 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, and 3.4 - 3.9 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Two integrated memory controllers that allow double the memory footprint ... [more]


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IBM HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 21 Mar 2018, last updated 31 Jul 2018

IBM® HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, starting with software version 12.1. This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of the architecture, design, and implementation of HyperSwap. It also discusses and illustrates various use cases pertaining to the use and functionality of HyperSwap. This paper is intended for those who want to deploy solutions ... [more]


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Db2 for z/OS Utilities in Practice
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2018, last updated 31 Jul 2018

As IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, and availability of IBM Db2®, the utilities have made significant strides towards self-management. IBM Db2 for z/OS utilities is leading the trend towards autonomics. During the last couple of versions of Db2 for z/OS, and through the maintenance stream, new features and enhancements have been delivered to further improve the performance and functionality of the Db2 utilities. The intent of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to help Db2 Database Administrators, Db2 System Programmers, and anyone who runs Db2 for z/OS utilities ... [more]


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Machine Learning with Business Rules on IBM Z: Acting on Your Insights
z Systems

Redpaper, published 27 Jul 2018, last updated 30 Jul 2018

This Redpaper introduces the integration between two IBM products that you might like to consider when implementing a modern agile solution on your Z systems. The document briefly introduces Operational Decision Manager on z/OS and Machine learning on z/OS. In the case of Machine Learning we focus on the aspect of real-time scoring models and how these can be used with Business Rules to give better decisions.


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IBM Spectrum Scale Immutability Introduction, Configuration Guidance, and Use Cases
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 30 Jul 2018

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Spectrum Scale immutability function. It shows how to set it up and presents different ways for managing immutable and append-only files. This publication also provides guidance for implementing IT security aspects in an IBM Spectrum Scale cluster by addressing regulatory requirements. It also describes two typical use cases for managing immutable files. One use case involves applications that manage file immutability; the other use case presents a solution to automatically set files to immutable within a IBM Spectrum Scale immutable ... [more]


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IBM Z Integration Guide for the Hybrid Cloud and API Economy
Mobile

Redpaper, published 27 Jul 2018

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed has paved the way for a huge growth in cloud and microservices applications, such as those hosted in IBM® Cloud. One of the most widely adopted ways to integrate cloud applications with enterprise application logic and business data is the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). By extending enterprise applications to form a hybrid cloud environment, you can capitalize on ... [more]


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Introduction to IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems
z Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Jul 2018, last updated 26 Jul 2018

IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems collects, filters, and formats IT operational data in near real-time and provides that data to target analytics solutions. IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems enables authorized IT operations teams using a single web-based interface to specify the IT operational data to be gathered and how it needs to be handled. This data is provided to both on- and off-platform analytic solutions, in a consistent, consumable format for analysis. This Redpaper discusses the value of IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems, provides a high-level reference architecture ... [more]


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Oracle on IBM Z
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 May 2017, last updated 26 Jul 2018

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on the IBM Z™ family of servers. The enterprise-grade Linux on IBM Z solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from the IBM Z platform. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle ... [more]


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Oracle on LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2017, last updated 26 Jul 2018

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on IBM® LinuxONE. The enterprise-grade Linux on LinuxONE solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from LinuxONE. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c Release 1. We ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S914, Power S922, and Power 924 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - 3.9 GHz, 3.5 - 3.9 GHz, and 3.8 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly ... [more]


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Building a SAN-less Private Cloud with IBM PowerVM and IBM PowerVC
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 24 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solution with IBM PowerVC. In IBM PowerVC SDI, you combine scale-out IBM Power Systems™ servers with software that creates the whole stack that is needed to provide virtual machines (VMs) for applications such as open source databases or Hadoop. The SDI solution uses base IBM Power Systems technologies such as IBM PowerVM® NovaLink and the open source hypervisor kernel-based virtual machine (KVM). The solution combines with sophisticated storage technologies, such as IBM Spectrum™ Scale, and with the ... [more]


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IBM Power System AC922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Jul 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTH and 8335-GTX models). The Power AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM POWER® processor-based systems, which are designed for deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC). This paper introduces the major innovative Power AC922 server features and their relevant functions:

  • Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer up to 22 cores at up to 2.80 GHz (3.10 GHz turbo) performance with up to ... [more]


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IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 21 Jul 2018

Today, new business models in the marketplace coexist with traditional ones and their well-established IT architectures. They generate new business needs and new IT requirements that can only be satisfied by new service models and new technological approaches. These changes are reshaping traditional IT concepts. Cloud in its three main variants (Public, Hybrid, and Private) represents the major and most viable answer to those IT requirements, and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is its major technological enabler. IBM® technology, with its rich and complete set of storage hardware and ... [more]


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