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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2018

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume ... [more]


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IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R3
z Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2018, last updated 4 May 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and use the IBM z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF). z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that simplifies, optimizes, and modernizes the z/OS system programmer experience. z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. The goal of z/OSMF is to improve system programmer productivity, and make functions easier to understand and use. This improvement makes system programmers more productive as quickly as possible with the least amount of training. You can automate tasks, reduce ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 4.1 and 4.1.2 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 4 May 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.1 through R4.1.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. This publication explains the all-new hardware that is introduced with IBM TS7700 release R4.1 and the concepts associated with it. TS7700 R4.1 can be installed only on the IBM TS7720, TS7740, and the all-new, hardware-refreshed TS7760 Models. The IBM TS7720T and TS7760T (tape attach) partition mimics the behavior of ... [more]


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Viewing and Managing FlashSystem Performance with IBM Spectrum Control
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 3 May 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication discusses on performance monitoring for IBM FlashSystem® storage products. The products reviewed are the IBM FlashSystem FS900, the IBM FlashSystem V9000, and the IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R. For each of the FlashSystem devices, the paper reviews performance monitoring options. The first option is to use features available with the storage management software specific to the respective devices. The other option, which is the focus of this paper, is to use the IBM Spectrum™ Control solution. Using IBM Spectrum Control™ offers the advantage of having a ... [more]


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Using the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family in VMware Environments: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 May 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including IBM XIV® and IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R servers. After reviewing different integration concepts and explaining general implementation aspects for attaching the IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ family to VMware ESXi deployments, the paper focuses on components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum Connect v3.4. This paper is intended for planning to use or implementing the IBM Spectrum Accelerate family of storage systems ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 3 May 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.1. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume ... [more]


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Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? Modern RPG for the Modern Programmer
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Dec 2016, last updated 1 May 2018

Application development is a key part of IBM® i businesses. The IBM i operating system is a modern, robust platform to create and develop applications. The RPG language has been around for a long time, but is still being transformed into a modern business language. This IBM Redbooks® publication is focused on helping the IBM i development community understand the modern RPG language. The world of application development has been rapidly changing over the past years. The good news is that IBM i has been changing right along with it, and has made significant changes to the RPG language. This ... [more]


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Networking Design for HPC and AI on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Apr 2018

This publication provides information about networking design for IBM® High Performance Computing (HPC) and AI for Power Systems™. This paper will help you understand the basic requirements when designing a solution, the components in an infrastructure for HPC and AI Systems, the designing of interconnect and data networks with use cases based in real life scenarios, the administration and the Out-Of-Band management networks. We cover all the necessary requirements, provide a good understanding of the technology and include examples for small, medium and large cluster environments. This ... [more]


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IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 26 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Best Practices for Genomics Medicine Workloads
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 25 Apr 2018

Advancing the science of medicine by targeting a disease more precisely with treatment specific to each patient relies on access to that patient's genomics information and the ability to process massive amounts of genomics data quickly. Although genomics data is becoming a critical source for precision medicine, it is expected to create an expanding data ecosystem. Therefore, hospitals, genome centers, medical research centers, and other clinical institutes need to explore new methods of storing, accessing, securing, managing, sharing, and analyzing significant amounts of data. Healthcare ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Functionality to Support GDPR Requirements
Storage Solutions

Redguide, published 24 Apr 2018, last updated 24 Apr 2018

The role of the IT solutions is to enforce the correct handling of personal data using processes developed by the establishment. Each element of the solution stack must address the objectives as appropriate to the data that it handles. Typically, personal data exists either in the form of structured data (like databases) or unstructured data (like files, text, documents, and so on.). This IBM Redbooks publication specifically deals with unstructured data and storage systems used to host unstructured data. For unstructured data storage in particular, some key attributes enable the overall ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Model AE3 Product IBM FlashSystem V9000 AC3 with Flash Enclosure Model AE3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 30 Mar 2018, last updated 19 Apr 2018

This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide describes IBM FlashSystem® V9000, which is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage features, including IBM Real-time Compression™, data reductions, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability. Scale out scale up configurations can now add a hot spare node to further enhance availability. With the release of FlashSystem V9000 ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000 - AC3 with Flash Enclosure Model AE3
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018, last updated 19 Apr 2018

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with several areas that affect your business:

  • Highly virtualized environments
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile and social systems of engagement
  • In-depth, real-time analytics
Making the correct decision on storage investment is ... [more]


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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 10 Apr 2018, last updated 16 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


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Consolidation Planning Workbook Practical Migration from x86 to IBM LinuxOne
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 16 Apr 2018, last updated 16 Apr 2018

IBM LinuxONE™ is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It is designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical sample workbook for IT organizations that are considering a migration from their x86 distributed servers to IBM LinuxONE. This book provides you with checklists for each facet of your migration to IBM LinuxONE. This IBM Redbooks workbook assists you by providing ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:

  • A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
  • DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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Enhancing the IBM Power Systems Platform with IBM Watson Services
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to the IBM POWER® processor architecture. It describes the IBM POWER processor and IBM Power Systems™ servers, highlighting the advantages and benefits of IBM Power Systems servers, IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux on Power. This publication showcases typical business scenarios that are powered by Power Systems servers. It provides an introduction to the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that IBM Watson® services enable, and how these AI capabilities can be augmented in existing applications by using an agile approach to embed ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and IBM Z Synergy
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Apr 2018, last updated 12 Apr 2018

From the beginning, what is known today as IBM® Z always had a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the Z processors and storage software, the disk storage systems, and their communication architecture consistently reinforced this synergy. This IBM Redpaper™ publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM, and that make the IBM Z and the IBM DS8880 an ideal combination. This paper is intended for those users who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000® series ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Connect and IBM Storage Enabler for Containers: Practical Example with IBM FlashSystem A9000
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 2 Apr 2018, last updated 10 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides an overview of containers and their framework. Container technology enables prepackaged and pre-configured software with the elements that are needed to run in any environment. Because they are meant to be portable, containers normally restrict applications from storing data on external storage. To overcome this limitation, IBM has developed a solution to provide persistent storage for containers on IBM storage systems, known as the IBM Storage Enabler for Containers. The Enabler tightly integrates with IBM Spectrum™ Connect (formerly IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 10 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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