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z/OS Introduction
IBM Z Software

Course, published 23 Apr 2018, last updated 31 May 2018

This series of short educational videos teaches you about the IBM Z environment. The IBM Z mainframe is essential technology of large enterprises handling critical data and services every second of every day. While the IBM mainframe initially transformed business during past decades, IBM Z mainframe technology advancements provide limitless potential to enable future business transformation. The IBM Redbooks video course starts from the beginning teaching IBM Z basics and the IBM Z flagship operating system z/OS. The course addresses z/OS access and interaction basics, data sets and data ... [more]


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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2018

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume ... [more]


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Liberty in IBM CICS: Deploying and Managing Java EE Applications
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 18 Jan 2018, last updated 29 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for IBM CICS® system programmers and IBM Z architects. It describes how to deploy and manage Java EE 7 web-based applications in an IBM CICS Liberty JVM server and access data on IBM Db2® for IBM z/OS® and IBM MQ for z/OS sub systems. In this book, we describe the key steps to create and install a Liberty JVM server within a CICS region. We then describe how to best use the different deployment techniques for Java EE applications and the specific considerations when deploying applications that use JDBC, JMS, and the new CICS link to Liberty API. ... [more]


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zEDC Compression: DFSMShsm Sample Implementation
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 7 Apr 2015, last updated 29 Mar 2018

Before the announcement of zEDC hardware compression, DFSMShsm was already able to compress migration and backup data using its own compaction (based on Huffman frequency Encoding algorithm) on disk and tape data. This Redpaper shares a sample implementation of zEDC hardware compression performed in a controlled test environment and looks at the impact of zEDC compression up to Migration Level 1.


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Exploring IBM Db2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 21 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides key information about continuous delivery in IBM Db2® 12 for z/OS®. It discusses how continuous delivery works and the changes that have been made in Db2 12 to support continuous delivery, such as adding a new catalog table and changing existing catalog tables. Also the paper covers the effects on applications and how to take advantage of new function provided using the continuous delivery model.


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IBM CICS and the Coupling Facility: Beyond the Basics
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 21 Feb 2018

It's easy to look at the title of a book and think "that's old news" or "I already know all there is to know on that subject." But before you dismiss this publication, consider just how far the IBM® Parallel Sysplex® architecture has come. From the early days the mainframe has embraced a shared everything approach. The original designers coded IBM z/OS® (called IBM MVS™ or IBM OS/390® back then) with the functionality necessary for the operating system to create the repositories, manage the data flow, and ensure the integrity of the systems involved. From there, the middleware systems ... [more]


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IBM CICS Asynchronous API: Concurrent Processing Made Simple
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the background and implementation of the IBM CICS® asynchronous API, which is a simple, accessible API that is designed to enable CICS application developers to create efficient asynchronous programs in all CICS-supported languages. Using the API, application developers can eliminate the overhead that is involved in coding and managing homegrown asynchronous solutions, instead using a set of CICS-supported API commands to underpin CICS applications, which are more responsive and robust than ever. Initially, the book reviews the history and motivations ... [more]


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Db2 Skeleton Cloning: Protecting Your Production Environment
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM Db2® for z/OS® is well known as the gold-standard information steward. Deep synergy with the z/OS operating system and System Z platform provides support for the highest transaction volumes with the ultimate levels of availability. Just like any high-performance engine, occasional maintenance or upgrades are needed to maintain peak performance and to incorporate new features. Those that demand the highest standards and protection of their production environments know that you want to test changes outside of production first. It is common to have development or test environments for ... [more]


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Introduction to CICS
IBM Z Software

Course, published 28 Aug 2017

Without knowing it, you’ve probably interacted with CICS already today. Perhaps you checked your bank balance or bought a bagel for breakfast? CICS is used by enterprises to provide the services that the world depends on, but you may have never even heard of it before.   This course introduces CICS, an unparalleled mixed language application server. We explore what an application server is, what it provides to developers and what distinguishes CICS as a mixed language application server. Through the use of a illustrative application, we explain how CICS can provide shared programming ... [more]


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IBM HTTP Server on z/OS: Migrating from Domino-powered to Apache-powered
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2016, last updated 13 Jul 2017

Users of IBM® z/OS® for the past several years had a choice of two HTTP Servers that they can use. Now, one server became strategic while the other is no longer supported with z/OS V2.2. IHS powered by Apache supports IPv6 and 64-bit execution and includes security authentication and authorization capabilities that are similar to those capabilities that are provided in IHS powered by IBM Domino®. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is aimed at technicians who are responsible for planning and deploying system software. It provides informationon about the various features that are available in IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2015, last updated 21 Jun 2017

DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for ... [more]


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Extending a CICS web application using JCICS
IBM Z Software

Course, published 15 May 2017

This course provides Java application developers with a step-by-step guide to CICS Java development, demonstrating how to access common CICS resources using the JCICS API. Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of using the JCICS API
  • Using JZOS to map native record-based language structures to Java data types
  • Communicating with other CICS programs using a COMMAREA
  • LINKing to a Java application deployed in Liberty
  • Accessing CICS resources, including VSAM and temporary storage queues
  • Managing the CICS unit of work scope in Java
  • Handling errors in Java
    ... [more]


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    Migration to CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1
    IBM Z

    Redbooks, published 10 May 2017

    The IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/VSE® (CICS TS for z/VSE) 2.1 provides functions to improve application programming, system programming, system management, and data security and availability. With CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1, you can use the extended functionality of Basic Security Manager. CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 can be administrated by the IBM CICS Explorer® function on a workstation, which allows CICS management in a convenient way. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information to help you install, tailor, and configure the CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 product. The book is intended for IBM ... [more]


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    IBM z/OS V2R1 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
    IBM Z

    Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2013, last updated 7 Apr 2017

    For more than 40 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM System z®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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    Architecting Java solutions for CICS
    IBM Z Software

    Course, published 3 Apr 2017

    This course presents the compelling reasons for developing Java applications in CICS Transaction Server. The course covers the various usage models of Java applications in CICS, along with an explanation of the technologies involved.


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    IBM CICS and Liberty: What You Need to Know
    IBM Z Software

    Redbooks, published 15 Jan 2016, last updated 15 Mar 2017

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication, intended for architects, application developers, and system programmers, describes how to design and implement Java web-based applications in an IBM CICS® Liberty JVM server. This book is based on IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.3 (CICS TS) using the embedded IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty V8.5.5 technology. Liberty is an asset to your organization, whether you intend to extend existing enterprise services hosted in CICS, or develop new web-based applications supporting new lines of business. Fundamentally, Liberty is a composable, dynamic profile ... [more]


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    Enterprise Java Monitoring on z/OS with OMEGAMON: A Practical Guide to Managing JVM Performance on z/OS
    IBM Z Software

    Redpaper, published 23 Feb 2017

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM OMEGAMON® for JVM on IBM z/OS®. You can use OMEGAMON to recognize and resolve problems in monitoring Java resources on z/OS, including within IBM CICS®, IBM IMS™, and z/OS Connect EE regions. A discussion on the growth of Java on z/OS is provided and explanation on the reasons why monitoring Java resources is critical to any modern z/OS environment.


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    Developing a RESTful Web application for Liberty in CICS
    IBM Z Software

    Course, published 13 Feb 2017

    This course provides a step-by-step guide for creating a simple RESTful Java application, then deploying it into WebSphere Liberty running in IBM CICS Transaction Server. Topics covered include:

  • Concepts and terms used in Java and RESTful applications
  • Creating an environment suitable for developing Java applications for deployment into CICS
  • Configuring CICS to run Java applications in a Liberty JVM server
  • Developing the application, using supplied sample course materials
  • Deploying and testing the application in CICS
  • Extending the sample application in order to ... [more]


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    IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS with Service Management Unite
    IT Service Management

    Solution Guide, published 1 Feb 2017

    IBM® Service Management Suite for z/OS provides operators a transparent view of the IBM z Systems® compute landscape, including central electronic complexes (CECs), LPARs, and Sysplexes with key performance indicators for improved problem isolation, analysis, and diagnosis. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes Service Management Suite for z/OS and its new user interface, IBM Service Management Unite, and includes high-level architectures (for each solution) with their key components. The guide also explains the integration of Service Management Unite with Service Management Suite for ... [more]


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    z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs
    Security

    Redbooks, published 20 Sep 2016, last updated 20 Jan 2017

    If you are new to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure PKI Services on IBM z/OS®. The intention is to show you a simplified set-up in which the ITSO labs were created. You can choose a similar set-up for your site in a controlled test environment where you can gain skills and experience in PKI Services on z/OS, and then move on to plan and implement it across your site. This IBM Redbooks publication is written at the z/OS Version 2 Release 2 ... [more]


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