This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM zSystems® family of mainframes, which includes:
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center infrastructures.
The changes to this edition are based on the IBM zSystems hardware announcement dated April 04, 2023.
This book is intended for data center planners, IT professionals, systems engineers, and network planners who are involved in the planning of connectivity solutions for IBM mainframes.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Channel subsystem overview
Chapter 3. Fibre Channel connectivity
Chapter 4. IBM zHyperLink Express
Chapter 5. IBM Open Systems Adapter Express
Chapter 6. Console Communications (OSA-ICC)
Chapter 7. Shared Memory Communications
Chapter 8. HiperSockets
Chapter 9. Coupling links and common time
Chapter 10. Extended distance solutions
Appendix A. Cryptographic solutions
Appendix B. Channel conversion options
Appendix C. Channel feature attributes
Appendix D. Fiber optic cables
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