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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex® (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 1: IBM z/VM 7.2
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 31 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of four books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z. The other three volumes relate to Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu:
- 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
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 4: Ubuntu Server 16.04, SG24-8354
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base ... [more]


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Integration Testing for Hybrid Cloud Applications using Galasa
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 29 Mar 2021

In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we focus on the importancequality. This paper explains how this testing can be achieved only in an effective and efficient way by autenable such automation. We specifically focus on Galasa. Galasa is an open-source deep integration test framework for hybrid cloud applications that allows teams to automate tests to run as part of a DevOps pipeline. Galasa was built as an integration test framework to test applications spanning multiple platforms as part of a hybrid multi-cloud. It also integrates all the test tools that are needed to test such an ... [more]


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Getting Started: Journey to Modernization with IBM Z
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 15 Mar 2021

Modernization of enterprise IT applications and infrastructure is key to the survival of organizations. It is no longer a matter of choice. The cost of missing out on business opportunities in an intensely competitive market can be enormous. To aid in their success, organizations are facing increased encouragement to embrace change. They are pushed to think of new and innovative ways to counter, or offer, a response to threats that are posed by competitors who are equally as aggressive in adopting newer methods and technologies. The term modernization often varies in meaning based on ... [more]


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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 8 Mar 2021

Updated capabilities and methods: Enhanced Data Set and key support; Using EKMF Web for managing Data Set Encryption.


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Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Nov 2019, last updated 2 Mar 2021

IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) is a new feature of the next version of the IBM z/OS Operating System (z/OS V2.4). 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 operate, popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives and reference architecture for installing, tailoring, and configuring zCX ... [more]


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Practical Migration from x86 to LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2021

LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It has been designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. Two servers are available for LinuxONE: The IBM® LinuxONE III LT1 and IBM LinuxONE III LT2. We describe these servers in “IBM LinuxONE servers” on page 5. Aside from still running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers, LinuxONE runs Ubuntu, which is popular on x86 hardware. Ubuntu, ... [more]


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Consolidation Planning Workbook: Practical Migration from x86 to IBM LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 10 Dec 2020

IBM® LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It is designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a technical sample workbook for IT organizations that are considering a migration from their x86 distributed servers to IBM LinuxONE. This publication provides you with checklists for each facet of your migration to IBM LinuxONE. This IBM Redbooks workbook assists you by ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 14 Aug 2020, last updated 24 Nov 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z® family of mainframes, which includes these systems:
- IBM z15™ Model T01
- IBM z15™ Model T02
- IBM z14™
- IBM z14 Model ZR1™
- IBM z13®
- IBM z13s®
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their ... [more]


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Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 12 Nov 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication introduces System Recovery Boost, which is a new function of the IBM z15™ system. System Recovery Boost delivers substantially faster system shutdown and restart, short duration recovery process boosts for sysplex events, and fast catch-up of an accumulated backlog of work after specific events (such as system restart).


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IBM z15 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 3 Nov 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely. It also provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, and occupies an industry-standard footprint. It is offered as a single air-cooled 19-inch frame called the z15 T02, or as a ... [more]


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IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 14 May 2019, last updated 21 Oct 2020

IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator is a workload optimized appliance add-on to IBM DB2® for IBM z/OS® that enables the integration of analytic insights into operational processes to drive business critical analytics and exceptional business value. Together, the Db2 Analytics Accelerator and DB2 for z/OS form an integrated hybrid environment that can run transaction processing, complex analytical, and reporting workloads concurrently and efficiently. With IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7, the following flexible deployment options are introduced:


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zPDT Sysplex Extensions - 2020
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 16 Oct 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) Sysplex Extensions 2020, 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 book is a significant revision of zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions, SG24-8386. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard Application Developer Controlled Distribution (ADCD) environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z Installation Guide
Red Hat

Redpaper, published 29 Sep 2020, last updated 16 Oct 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides all the necessary steps to successfully install Red Hat OpenShift 4.4 on IBM Z® or LinuxONE servers. It also provides an introduction to OpenShift nodes, Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS, and Ansible. The steps that are described in this paper are taken from the official pages of the Red Hat website. This IBM Redpaper publication was written for IT architects, IT specialists, and others who are interested in installing Red Hat OpenShift on IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) Use Cases
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Oct 2020

Is it time for you to modernize your IBM® z/OS® applications to allow for access to an entire system of open source and Linux on IBM Z® workloads? Is co-location of these workloads on the z/OS platform with no porting requirements of value to you? Your open source or Linux on IBM Z software can benefit from being co-located and managed inside a z/OS environment; leveraging z/OS quality of service for optimized business continuity. Your software can be integrated with and can help complement existing z/OS workloads and environments. If your software can communicate with z/OS and external ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ Model T02 (machine type 8562). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:
- Making use of multicloud ... [more]


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IBM z15 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (machine types 8561 and 8562) systems. The z15 systems offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z® configuration and implementation. Readers should be familiar with IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 4 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:
- Making use of multicloud ... [more]


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IBM Z Functional Matrix
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2020, last updated 4 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a list of features and functions that are supported on IBM Z, including the IBM z15™ (z15) - Machine type 8561, IBM z14™ (z14) - Machine types 3906 and 3907, IBM z13®(z13), and IBM z13s®(z13s).


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IBM Z Server Time Protocol Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Aug 2020

Server Time Protocol Concepts, Planning and Implementation


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