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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2 for IBM AIX Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 6 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability requirements to help maximize systems availability and resources, and provide documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide sales and support teams. This publication helps strengthen the position of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems™ virtualized environment, providing customers a planned foundation for business resilient infrastructure solutions. This book describes documentation, and other ... [more]


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Getting Started with KVM for IBM z Systems
z Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) for IBM z Systems™ (KVM for IBM z Systems) and how it uses the architecture of IBM z Systems platforms. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build and manage KVM for IBM z Systems. This publication is useful to IT architects and system administrators who plan for and install KVM for IBM z Systems. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM z Systems hardware, KVM for IBM z Systems, Linux on ... [more]


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DFSMS: Extended Address Volume
z Systems

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2016

The rapid growth of big data and the storage of all that data is creating a critical problem for many organizations with IBM® z Systems™ environments. This situation occurs because the data that is stored is using all of the addressable device storage that is available. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how extended addressable volume (EAV) for IBM 3390 Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices can solve the lack of addressable device storage space problem. The paper also describes the design points of EAV, the value of implementing EAV, and the use of ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2016

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution that is designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. With low profile IBM Ultrium® Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 7, 6, and 5 Half-High tape drives, and high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations.


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IBM Enterprise IT Automation Services: Dynamic Automation in the Age of Cognitive, Dynamic Learning and Self-healing Systems

Redguide, published 7 Jun 2016, last updated 29 Jun 2016

For decades, the IT industry has focused on ways to automate processes to increase IT productivity and efficiency and to reduce human errors. However, the focus is quickly shifting to enhance business productivity and outcomes and to provide innovation and faster speed to market. These improvements help to capture new markets and beat the competition in today’s business and technology race. Driving down cost and improving efficiency are key elements to achieve these goals because they help to free funds and resources to make strategic investments. Likewise, making sure that IT staff is ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2015, last updated 27 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes relate to Red Hat and SUSE:

  • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.1, SG24-8303
  • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when you install Linux on z Systems. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, ... [more]


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IBM PureData System for Analytics: Improving Query Performance by Tuning Netezza Optimizer Through Postgres Configuration

Web Doc, published 23 Jun 2016

The IBM® PureData® System for Analytics, powered by Netezza® technology (“IBM Netezza”), is a data warehouse appliance that features a purpose-built analytics engine. Netezza generates a query plan for all queries that run on the system. The query plan describes the optimal execution query path as determined by the query optimizer component, which relies on statistics that are available about the database objects that are involved in the query. The Netezza query optimizer is a cost-based optimizer; that is, it determines the cost for the various execution alternatives and chooses the path ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using IBM Storwize (Volume 3 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016, last updated 15 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster recovery (DR) solution for business applications running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. Use this IBM Redbooks® publication to help you install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM Storwize ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2016, last updated 9 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, it delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that are running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of PowerHA for i and provides a general introduction to ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale in an OpenStack Environment
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2016

OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base with which to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and network) to ease the sharing of the infrastructure across applications, use cases, or workloads. IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage and provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high-performance data access with many enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and ... [more]


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DFSMS: From Storage Tears to Storage Tiers
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how class transitions differ from the classic migration processes and how they can influence application performance levels. Performance is focused on the following goals:

  • Reduce the number of I/Os required to manage the storage
  • Optimize data locations to the appropriate device type during its lifecycle
This paper applies to the IBM z/OS® V2.2 ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using DS8000 (Volume 2 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that run in an IBM i environment. With PowerHA for i, you can support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM ... [more]


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Implementing an Optimized Analytics Solution on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to use the virtualization strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform to solve clients' system resource utilization challenges and maximize systems' throughput and capacity. This book addresses performance tuning topics that will help answer clients' complex analytic workload requirements, help maximize systems' resources, and provide expert-level documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide teams. This book strengthens the position of IBM Analytics and Big Data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within a ... [more]


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IBM PowerKVM: Configuration and Use
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2016, last updated 31 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication presents the IBM PowerKVM virtualization for scale-out Linux systems, including the new LC IBM Power Systems™. PowerKVM is open source server virtualization that is based on the IBM POWER8® processor technology. It includes the Linux open source technology of KVM virtualization, and it complements the performance, scalability, and security qualities of Linux. This book describes the concepts of PowerKVM and how you can deploy your virtual machines with the software stack included in the product. It helps you install and configure PowerKVM on your ... [more]


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IBM Mainframe Bits: Understanding the Platform Hardware
z Systems

Redpaper, published 25 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the hardware components and three high-level scenarios of how the IBM z Systems™ platform is used within organizations. The components and the configurations are designed and built to conform to the z/Architecture.


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Building an Enterprise API Strategy
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 20 May 2016

A new business opportunity requires research to weigh risk and reward, and understand the time frame for return on that opportunity. When you, as the decision-maker, decide to act, liquidity is important. If capital is tied up in other investments, the ability to pursue a new one is lost. There is untapped value in your IBM® z/OS® assets. APIs are the way to extract and grow that value:

  • APIs provide access to systems and data on z/OS that otherwise require specialized knowledge and skills to reach.
  • Interfaces based on REST and JSON are highly consumable, providing near ... [more]


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LAD: z/OS SDSF SYM and ENQ Options
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 28 Apr 2016, last updated 18 May 2016

The IBM z/OS® continuous delivery program introduces new functionality through the small programming enhancements (SPEs) for SDSF users to display system symbols and enqueue information. The SPE is delivered through functional program temporary fixes (PTFs). This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new SYM and ENQ options that appear on the SDSF Primary Menu. The new tabular panels that display system symbols and enqueues in the sysplex are shown. This Redpaper publication also includes information to help you meet the following goals:


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IBM Financial Transaction Manager on z Systems
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 17 May 2016

The IBM® Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) on IBM z Systems™ platforms is an industry software package that manages, orchestrates, and monitors commercial and consumer financial transactions. It provides the functionality to create and collect the state of transactions while also providing integration capability and common data and message models that are based on the ISO 20022 industry standard. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of the business value of using the IBM FTM and offers solution options that are available now on z Enterprise ... [more]


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zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 10 May 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM zPDT® 2016 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing, sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard ADCD environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM z/OS® 2.1 or z/OS 2.2 sysplex that runs under ADCD in a zPDT environment. This package differs from the previous zPDT sysplex package in that it provides working examples ... [more]


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IBM System z Qualified DWDM: Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Transport Platform Release Level 9.6.0.4
z Systems

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016, last updated 9 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non-GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in Poughkeepsie, NY. IBM ... [more]


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