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IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Administration and Configuration Guide for Liberty Profile
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2015

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 includes a Liberty profile, which is a highly composable, dynamic application server profile. It is designed for two specific use cases: Developers with a smaller production runtime, and production environments. For developers, it focuses on the tasks that a developer does most frequently, and makes it possible for the developer to complete those tasks as quickly and as simply as possible. For production environments, it provides a dynamic, small footprint runtime to be able to maximize system resources. This IBM Redbooks® publication targets ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpapers, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 24 Feb 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC) was introduced with IBM® System Storage® DS8870 Version 7 Release 4 (License Machine Code 7.7.40.xx.xx). MT-PPRC provides the capability to have two PPRC relationships on a single primary volume. With this enhancement, there can be another target available to provide additional data protection to act as a backup if a disaster occurs. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides practical information about the characteristics and functions of the IBM DS8000® Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC). The paper includes scenarios that ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with SQL, Spectrum Control, and Spectrum Protect
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2015

Dynamic organizations want to accelerate growth while reducing costs. To do so, they must speed the deployment of business applications and adapt quickly to any changes in priorities. Organizations today require an IT infrastructure to be easy, efficient, and versatile. The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM® can help you accelerate the deployment of your data centers. It reduces costs by more efficiently managing information and resources while maintaining your ability to adapt to business change. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with ... [more]


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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Installation and Upgrade on IBM Power S824
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 22 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides the details for setting up an environment on AIX 7.1 on an IBM Power Systems S824 so you can install and upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. It provides a step-by-step installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 for AIX 7.1. This document also provides a consolidated list of database and application tier patches to upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite from release 12.2.0 to 12.2.4, and explains how to apply patches. This document is written for those who are newly installing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 and ... [more]


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Managing Ever-Increasing Amounts of Data with IBM DB2 for z/OS: Using Temporal Data Management, Archive Transparency, and the DB2 Analytics Accelerator
Analytics

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2015, last updated 20 Oct 2015

IBM® DB2® Version 11.1 for z/OS® (DB2 11 for z/OS or just DB2 11 throughout this book) is the fifteenth release of DB2 for IBM MVS™. The DB2 11 environment is available either for new installations of DB2 or for migrations from DB2 10 for z/OS subsystems only. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes enhancements that are available with DB2 11 for z/OS. The contents help database administrators to understand the new extensions and performance enhancements, to plan for ways to use the key new capabilities, and to justify the investment in installing or migrating to DB2 11. Businesses are ... [more]


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Keep Your Systems and Services Available with IBM z Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z
z Systems Software

Redguides, published 20 Oct 2015

It is increasingly difficult for organizations to separate business concerns from IT, particularly IT that supports their most critical services. Because these services are integral to the businesses they serve, downtime costs can be alarmingly high. This situation is true whether the downtime is planned or unplanned, but unplanned downtime can be particularly damaging because it often affects organizations' reputations in addition to their bottom lines, even when durations are measured in mere minutes. It is little wonder that most organizations do not consider unplanned downtime an option. ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 20 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage®. The Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch (Figure 1) is the latest generation of the high performance, high density, and highly reliable Cisco MDS Series Fabric switches. It combines high performance with outstanding flexibility and cost effectiveness. This robust, compact, 2-rack-unit (2RU) switch scales from 48 to 96 line-rate 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports. The Cisco MDS 9396S is excellent for these situations:
- A stand-alone SAN in large departmental ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 and DSCLIbroker
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 22 Jan 2015, last updated 16 Oct 2015

The DSCLIbroker is a scripting framework that automates Copy Services functions. The DSCLIbroker provides the following features: -- Grouping volumes according to applications or other context -- Simplifies the execution of Copy Services commands -- Provides a scripting framework for implementing automation functions This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes IBM DS8000® and the DSCLIbroker scripting framework and its features.


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Liberty in a DevOps Continuous Delivery Environment
Application Platform

Solution Guide, published 14 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the benefits of Java development using IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty (Liberty) in a DevOps manner. The guide shows using a number of IBM and non-IBM tools that can be used throughout the application lifecycle management (ALM).


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IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 16 Nov 2014, last updated 14 Oct 2015

The IBM XIV® Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots and full volume copies, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. A three-site mirroring function is now available to further improve availability and disaster recovery capabilities. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are ... [more]


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Combining IBM Storwize V7000 IP Replication and Oracle Data Guard: Reference Guide for Database and Storage Administrators
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 13 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication combines Oracle Data Guard and IBM remote copy technologies and discusses the use of the near disaster and far disaster concepts that are best suited for customer environments. The Oracle Data Guard technology is native to the Oracle database and does not depend on the server and storage replication. It requires less network bandwidth to transfer the data from a primary site to a standby site, because it transports only log files. But it is a more complex implementation when compared to storage replication and must be implemented for each database ... [more]


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Always On: Considerations When Adopting the Cloud
Cloud

Redguides, published 13 Oct 2015

As organizations look to differentiate in the marketplace, they are increasingly shifting their focus to the cloud as a preferred model for developing and hosting their solutions. The use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the API economy is accelerating the rate by which organizations can deliver their solutions. Although the business value of the use of cloud computing and the API economy can be understood, the operational requirements to realize the business value are not understood; specifically, the operational expectation of the cloud being Always On. We assert that ... [more]


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IBM z Systems: Performance Report on Exploiting SMT for SAP Application Servers on z13
z Systems

Redpapers, published 13 Oct 2015

With the recent availability of the IBM z13™ machine, the new processor chip offers intelligently implemented 2-way simultaneous multithreading. Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) allows two active instruction streams per core, each dynamically sharing the core's execution resources. The SMT feature is available in IBM® z13 for workloads running on the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and the z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP). SAP on IBM z Systems™ is an excellent candidate in employing zIIP processors for the SAP database server, and IFL processors for SAP application servers. ... [more]


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Applying Analytics to IMS Data Helps Achieve Competitive Advantage
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 9 Oct 2015

Business intelligence and analytics helps organization use insights that are drawn from their operational data, which gives them a competitive edge. Traditional copying of data from the source platform to data warehouses is costly and can be a security exposure. Copying data ages data out of its productive use and impedes the delivery of business insight. Data warehouses traditionally do not lend themselves to data intensive analytics. The solution is to bring analytics to the data while retaining the quality of service required by organizations. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication ... [more]


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IBM Software for SAP Solutions
Enterprise Content Management

Redbooks, published 29 Sep 2015

SAP is a market leader in enterprise business application software. SAP solutions provide a rich set of composable application modules, and configurable functional capabilities that are expected from a comprehensive enterprise business application software suite. In most cases, companies that adopt SAP software remain heterogeneous enterprises running both SAP and non-SAP systems to support their business processes. Regardless of the specific scenario, in heterogeneous enterprises most SAP implementations must be integrated with a variety of non-SAP enterprise systems:
- Portals ... [more]


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Reduce Risk and Improve Security on IBM Mainframes: Volume 2 Mainframe Communication and Networking Security
z Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with IBM z Systems hardware and software (referred to in this book by the previous product name, IBM System z®). In an age of increasing security consciousness and more dangerous and advanced persistent threats, System z provides the capabilities to address today’s business security challenges. This book explores how System z hardware is designed to provide integrity, process isolation, and cryptographic capability to help address security requirements. We highlight the features of IBM z/OS® and ... [more]


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IBM SONAS Best Practices
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2015

As IBM® Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) is adopted, it is important to provide information about planning, installation, and daily administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication also describes leading tuning practices information gained by those who implement and support SONAS. These preferred practices are based on hands-on experience from the field. Monitoring of the SONAS system is included. This IBM Redbooks publication provides information about IBM SONAS features and function at the 1.5.1 level. This book is the companion to the IBM SONAS Implementation Guide, ... [more]


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Taking Advantage of SAP Banking Solutions in an IBM zEnterprise Multiplatform Environment
Industry Solutions

Redguides, published 4 Feb 2014, last updated 22 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redguide® publication explores the business challenges that CIOs in the banking industry face today. It focuses on three core concerns: Ways to reduce the business risk that is involved with operating IT systems and improving infrastructure resilience, enabling business growth by quickly meeting increasing demands from customers, and meeting rapidly changing regulatory compliance requirements. This guide explains how the technology of the IBM zEnterprise® System running SAP for Banking solution solves these major challenges in a cost-effective manner. It provides insight for ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack on z Systems V4.2
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 Sep 2015

IBM® Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems™, V4.2 is an easy-to-use cloud management solution that serves as a control point for cloud managed resources based on the OpenStack Juno distribution. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 can operate as a cloud management hub that can manage IBM z Systems™, IBM Power Systems™, and x86 resources from a central point of control. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of the architecture for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2, and how it can be implemented and deployed to support cloud ... [more]


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