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IBM DS8000 Copy Services: Updated for IBM DS8000 Release 9.1

28 January 2023, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM Z® or Open Systems environment. This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy Services. This edition is an update for the DS8900 Release 9.1. ...

IBM DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tiering: DS8000 Release 9.3

27 January 2023, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functions that were introduced for mainframe data to be transferred to cloud storage . IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) and the IBM DS8000® added functions to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) and is composed of the following key elements: A gateway in the DS8000, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage by using a network ...

IBM Db2 13 for z/OS Performance Topics

27 January 2023, Redbooks

IBM® Db2® 13 for z/OS delivers innovations that can improve your ability to make well-informed business decisions. As the industry's first relational database that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) into SQL queries, Db2 13 combines deep-learning capabilities with advanced IBM Z® technologies to reveal hidden relationships across tables and views in your Db2 data. As with earlier releases of Db2, Db2 13 continues to enhance availability, scalability, security, and resiliency, and applies optimization to improve the performance of your operational processes. These improvements include ...

Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

24 January 2023, Redbooks

IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller solutions incorporate some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. These cutting-edge storage systems extend the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion. This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.5 storage system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and ...

Hybrid Cloud with IBM Z

05 January 2023, Draft Redbooks

Today's enterprises continue to digitally transform their business to modernize their core IBM® z/OS® applications on a hybrid cloud. This means they require simple yet highly secure access to their IBM Z® applications and data through application programming interfaces (APIs) in a timely fashion. To meet this need for modernization which includes agility, maximized value of their investments and faster innovation, they are choosing a hybrid cloud strategy that offers a single integrated operating model. IBM Z integrated into a hybrid cloud platform based on Red Hat OpenShift provides ...

IBM Power S1014, S1022s, S1022, and S1024 Technical Overview and Introduction

29 December 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power S1014 (9105-41B), IBM Power S1022s (9105-22B), IBM Power S1022 (9105-22A), and IBM Power S1024 (9105-42A) servers that use the latest IBM Power10 processor-based technology and support the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems, such as the following examples: The latest IBM Power10 processor design, including the ...

ISV IBM zPDT Guide and Reference

13 December 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details for ISV IBM Z® Program Development Tool (IBM zPDT®), which produces a small IBM zSystems environment that is suitable for application development. ISV zPDT is a personal computer (PC) Linux application. When ISV zPDT is installed on Linux, normal IBM zSystems operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) may be run on it. ISV zPDT provides the basic IBM zSystems architecture and provides emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, 3270 interfaces, Open Systems Adapter (OSA) interfaces, and other items. The systems that ...

IBM Power E1080 Technical Overview and Introduction

01 December 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power® E1080 (also known as the Power E1080) server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and selected distributions of Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power E1080, the most powerful and scalable server of the IBM Power portfolio, and its offerings and relevant functions: Designed to support up to four system nodes and up to 240 IBM Power10™ processor cores The Power E1080 can be initially ordered with a single system node or two system nodes ...

Optimized Inferencing and Integration with AI on IBM zSystems: Introduction, Methodology, and Use Cases

30 November 2022, Redpaper

In today’s fast-paced, ever-growing digital world, you face various new and complex business problems. To help resolve these problems, enterprises are embedding artificial intelligence (AI) into their mission-critical business processes and applications to help improve operations, optimize performance, personalize the user experience, and differentiate themselves from the competition. Furthermore, the use of AI on the IBM® zSystems platform, where your mission-critical transactions, data, and applications are installed, is a key aspect of modernizing business-critical applications while ...

Driving Software Quality with Continuous Testing for IBM z/OS Applications

08 November 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides IBM z/OS® development and test organizations with the information to develop and establish agile testing practices for their z/OS applications. It is assumed that readers know about software development, quality assurance, agile development processes, and DevOps. You might think that applying agile testing to z/OS applications is not practical or efficient due to a lack of good tools. In this publication, we hope to dispel that myth by sharing how developers and testers can apply agile testing practices to their z/OS applications and the tools that ...

Hybrid cloud with on-premises cloud on IBM Z or LinuxONE

28 October 2022, Redbooks

Enterprises invested millions of dollars and spent decades on developing their on-premises infrastructure. As technology advances, so has the need to leverage that infrastructure, yet still modernize the enterprises’ software portfolio to use more contemporary infrastructure, tools, and languages. Enterprises require a unified, flexible, cost-optimal hybrid cloud with portable microservices and a reliable and securable on-premises infrastructure for data-intensive AI and mission-critical workloads. A hybrid cloud can help enterprises integrate their public and private clouds with their ...

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for IBM zCX

25 October 2022, Redbooks

Application modernization is essential for continuous improvements to your business value. Modernizing your applications includes improvements to your software architecture, application infrastructure, development techniques, and business strategies. All of which allows you to gain increased business value from existing application code. IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) is a part of the IBM z/OS operating system. It makes it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. Application developers can develop, and data centers can ...

What is New in DFSMSrmm

10 October 2022, Redbooks

DFSMSrmm is an IBM z/OS feature that is a fully functioning tape management system to manage your removable media. In the last decade, many enhancements were made to DFSMSrmm. This IBM Redbooks publication is intended to help you configure and use the newer functions and features that are now available. Discussion of the new features is included along with use cases. Hints and tips of various common DFSMSrmm problems and useful configuration and reporting JCL also are included. This publication is intended as a supplement to [<a href="./sg245983.html">]DFSMSrmm Primer[</a>], SG24-5983, which ...

IBM TS7700 R5.2.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide

06 October 2022, Redpaper

Building on over 25 years of virtual tape experience, the IBM® TS7700 (IBM TS7760 and TS7770) now can store virtual tape volumes in object storage. This IBM Redpaper Redbooks publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud® Object Storage, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), or RSTOR. The TS7700 supported offloading to physical tape for over two decades. Using a TS7700 to offload to physical tape is a process that is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 also can ...

IBM z16 (3931) Technical Guide

28 September 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions of the latest member of the IBM Z® platform that was built with the IBM Telum processor: the IBM z16™ (machine type 3931). It includes information about the IBM z16 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The IBM Z platform is recognized for its security, resiliency, performance, and scale. It is relied on for mission-critical workloads and as an essential element of hybrid cloud infrastructures. The IBM z16 server adds capabilities and value with innovative technologies that ...

Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost

12 September 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper publication introduces System Recovery Boost (SRB), which is a firmware feature that was introduced with IBM z15™ and enhanced on IBM z16™. SRB delivers substantially faster system shutdown and restart, short duration Recovery Process Boosts (RPBs) for sysplex events, and fast catch-up of an accumulated backlog of mission-critical workloads after specific events (such as system restart). SRB is a firmware feature that is available on IBM z15 and IBM z16 central processor complexes (CPCs), and it requires operating system support for use. It is available on older systems. ...

DB2 9 for z/OS: Packages Revisited

07 September 2022, Redbooks

DB2® packages were introduced with DB2 V2.3 in 1993. During the 15 years that have elapsed, a lot has changed. In particular, there is a more widespread use of distributed computing, Java™ language, new tools, and upgrades in the platform software and hardware. The best practices back then just might not be optimal today. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we take a fresh look at bringing packages into the 21st century. We begin with an overview of packages and explain the advantages of using packages. Because database request module (DBRM) based plans have been deprecated in DB2 9, you ...

Subsystem and Transaction Monitoring and Tuning with DB2 11 for z/OS

31 August 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses in detail the facilities of DB2® for z/OS®, which allow complete monitoring of a DB2 environment. It focuses on the use of the DB2 instrumentation facility component (IFC) to provide monitoring of DB2 data and events and includes suggestions for related tuning. We discuss the collection of statistics for the verification of performance of the various components of the DB2 system and accounting for tracking the behavior of the applications. We have intentionally omitted considerations for query optimization; they are worth a separate document. Use ...

VSAM Demystified

24 August 2022, Redbooks

Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) is one of the access methods used to process data. Many of us have used VSAM and work with VSAM data sets daily, but exactly how it works and why we use it instead of another access method is a mystery. This book helps to demystify VSAM and gives you the information necessary to understand, evaluate, and use VSAM properly. This book also builds upon the subject of Record Level Sharing and DFSMStvs. It clarifies VSAM functions for application programmers who work with VSAM. The practical, straightforward approach should dispel much of the complexity ...

Building a Red Hat OpenShift Environment on IBM Z

10 August 2022, Redbooks

Cybersecurity is the most important arm of defense against cyberattacks. With the recent increase in cyberattacks, corporations must focus on how they are combating these new high-tech threats. When establishing best practices, a corporation must focus on employees’ access to specific workspaces and information. IBM Z® focuses on allowing high processing virtual environments while maintaining a high level of security in each workspace. Organizations not only need to adjust their approach to security, but also their approach to IT environments. To meet new customer needs and expectations, ...

 
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