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Assessing Hardware Failures on IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001, N2002, and N3001
Analytics

Web Doc, published 29 Sep 2016

This IBM Analytics Support Wed Doc describes possible hardware component failures on IBM PureData System for Analytics, their effect on the system, and its criticality and consequences if multiple components fail. This document also describes the architecture of IBM PureData System for Analytics to clarify the relationships between components. It also provides guidance on replacement scenarios. This information is intended to help users correctly respond to failures and open problem management records (PMR) with an accurate level of severity. This document provides information to help you ... [more]


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Changing Physical Disk Storage in IBM DB2 pureScale: A Practical Example
Analytics

Web Doc, published 22 Sep 2016, last updated 26 Sep 2016

IBM® DB2® pureScale® provides continuous availability with multiple active servers that share a common set of disk storage subsystems. DB2 pureScale includes multiple components for high availability (HA), such as IBM Tivoli® System Automation (TSA) and IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) for clustered file systems. Like any component in an IT infrastructure, DB2 pureScale eventually might require a migration to meet the demands of upgraded hardware and software. Database administrators, operating system administrators, and system administrators working with DB2 pureScale in ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is Volume 4 of a series of books entitled The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other volumes in the series are:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3, SG24-8147
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Servers, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is advised that you start with Volume 1 of this series, because the IBM z/VM® Hypervisor is the foundation for ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870 and E880 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 23 Dec 2014, last updated 22 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME) and IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870 and Power E880 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8 processor, available at frequencies of 4.024 GHz, 4.190 GHz, and 4.350 GHz.
- Up to 16 TB of memory in the E870 and 32 TB in the E880
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory ... [more]


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Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise
z Systems

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2016, last updated 22 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first in a series of five books that relate to the implementation and management of digital certificates that are based on a public key infrastructure. Digital certificates play a major role in the protection of data communications and their use continues to grow. This Redbooks publication includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “Digital certificates overview” on page 1 provides an overview of digital certificates. It describes their purpose, gives a high-level overview of how they are created and their relationship to keys and encryption, and ... [more]


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IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.1 Introduction and Configuration Including IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 21 Sep 2016

IBM® Power Virtualization Center (IBM® PowerVC™) is an advanced, enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems™. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces PowerVC and helps you understand its functions, planning, installation, and setup. PowerVC Version 1.3.1 supports both large and small deployments, either by managing IBM PowerVM® that is controlled by the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or by IBM PowerVM Novalink, or by managing PowerKVM directly. With this capability, PowerVC can manage IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux workloads that run on IBM POWER® hardware, ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 2 Standard Applications
z Systems

Redbooks, published 21 Sep 2016

For more than 50 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM System z®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet Protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs
Security

Redbooks, published 20 Sep 2016

If you are new to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure PKI Services on IBM z/OS®. The intention is to show you a simplified set-up in which the ITSO labs were created. You can choose a similar set-up for your site in a controlled test environment where you can gain skills and experience in PKI Services on z/OS, and then move on to plan and implement it across your site. This IBM Redbooks publication is written at the z/OS Version 2 Release 2 ... [more]


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A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Object
Software Defined Storage

Redpapers, published 13 Mar 2015, last updated 15 Sep 2016

Note: The installation and administration procedures documented in this paper have been superseded by integration of Object protocol into Spectrum Scale's Cluster Export Services. When using Spectrum Scale Cluster Export Services, in version 4.1.1 and later, please consult the install and maintenance procedures documented in the Spectrum Scale Knowledge Center. See: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STXKQY/ibmspectrumscale_welcome.html Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm called “Object Storage” ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.1)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 8 Sep 2016

This edition applies to the DS8880 with DS8000 Release 8.1 Modification1 code. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems. The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM API Connect: Scenarios Guide
Application Integration

Redpapers, published 8 Sep 2016

IBM® API Connect is an API management solution from IBM that offers capabilities to create, run, manage, and secure APIs and microservices. By using these capabilities, the full lifecycle of APIs for on-premises and cloud environments can be managed. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes practical scenarios that show the API Connect capabilities for managing the full API life cycle, creating, running, securing, and managing the APIs. This Redpaper publication is targeted to users of an API Connect based API strategy, developers, IT architects, and technical evangelists. If you are not ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.6 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 8 Dec 2015, last updated 8 Sep 2016

Today’s information technology (IT) infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, so crucial business questions become IT questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can you afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in correct answers, the value of IBM® ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM API Connect: Concepts and Architecture Guide
Application Integration

Redpapers, published 7 Sep 2016, last updated 8 Sep 2016

Application programming interfaces (API) act as the digital glue that links services, applications, and systems together to create compelling customer experiences. Using APIs you can create interfaces between back-end systems and applications that can help you bring new digital services to market, open revenue channels, and exceed customer expectations. IBM® API Connect is an API management solution from IBM that offers capabilities to create, run, manage, and secure APIs and microservices, thus managing the full lifecycle of APIs for both on-premises and cloud environments. This IBM ... [more]


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IBM Business Process Management Enhanced by IBM Coach Framework
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 7 Sep 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes how the IBM Business Process Management (IBM BPM) solutions can help your organization run efficiently by streamlining and automating your processes. The IBM Coach Framework is a key element of the IBM BPM platform. Process authors use the IBM Coach Framework to create and maintain custom web-based user interfaces (UIs) that are embedded within their business process solutions. Having custom UIs is crucial to successful deployment of a business process ... [more]


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IBM System z Personal Development Tool Messages and Codes
z Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides all the messages that are associated with IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) operation in a single reference source. This edition is intended for zPDT Version 1 Release 6 (commonly known as GA6), but should be useful for all zPDT releases.


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.1: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 25 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive (formerly IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS)) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.2.1.0 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in a IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™)) based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the second edition of IBM ... [more]


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IBM BigInsights Security Implementation: Part 1 Introduction to Security Architecture
Analytics

Web Doc, published 25 Aug 2016

Big data analytics involves processing large amounts of data that cannot be handled by conventional systems. The IBM® BigInsights® platform processes large amounts of data by breaking the computation into smaller tasks that can be distributed onto several nodes. As this platform is shared by users in different roles (developers, analysts, data scientists, and testers), it introduces the challenge of provisioning access and authorization to the cluster and securing the data. Big data platforms are an amalgamation of several individual components that are still evolving, and are based on the ... [more]


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Delivering Consistency and Automation with Operational Runbooks
IT Service Management

Redpapers, published 24 Aug 2016

There is a greater need today to integrate and unify IT delivery through tools that provide capabilities in advanced analytics and automation. IBM® has recently introduced two integrated services on the software as a service (SaaS) model that effectively combine advanced analytics capabilities with automation. These two services are IBM Alert Notification service and the IBM Runbook Automation service. Both services are available to everyone including existing IBM Netcool® Operations Insight™ customers. IBM Alert Notification is a separately available SaaS service to deliver alert ... [more]


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IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides topics to help the technical community take advantage of the resilience, scalability, and performance of the IBM Power Systems™ platform to implement or integrate an IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution for analytics solutions to access, manage, and analyze data sets to improve business outcomes. This book documents topics to demonstrate and take advantage of the analytics strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform, the IBM analytics software portfolio, and selected third-party tools to help solve customer's data analytic workload requirements. ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 24 Aug 2016

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization’s IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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