System z Parallel Sysplex Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 January 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738434671
ISBN-13: 9780738434674
IBM Form #: SG24-7817-00
(202 pages)

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Authors: Frank Kyne, Bert de Beer, Luis Martinez, Harriet Morril, Miha Petric, David Viguers, Suzi Wendler


This IBM® Redbooks® publication pulls together diverse information regarding the best way to design, implement, and manage a Parallel Sysplex® to deliver the levels of performance and availability required by your organization.

This book should be of interest to system programmers, availability managers, and database administrators who are interested in verifying that your systems conform to IBM best practices for a Parallel Sysplex environment. In addition to z/OS® and the sysplex hardware configuration, this book also covers the major IBM subsystems:

  • CICS®
  • DB2®
  • IMS™
  • MQ
  • WebSphere® Application Server

To get the best value from this book, readers should have hands-on experience with Parallel Sysplex and have working knowledge of how your systems are set up and why they were set up in that manner.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. z/OS sysplex best practices
Chapter 3. CICS sysplex best practices
Chapter 4. DB2 sysplex best practices
Chapter 5. IMS sysplex best practices
Chapter 6. MQ sysplex best practices
Chapter 7. WebSphere Application Server sysplex best practices
Appendix A. Important sysplex messages

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