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Best practices and Getting Started Guide for Oracle on IBM LinuxONE
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 2 Jun 2020

IBM® is a Platinum level Partner in the Oracle Partner Network, which delivers the proven combination of industry insight, extensive real-world Oracle applications experience, deep technical skills, and high-performance servers and storage to create a complete business solution with a defined return on investment. From application selection, purchase, and implementation to upgrade and maintenance, we help organizations reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their current and future applications environment while building a solid base for business growth. Oracle ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 27 May 2020

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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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 21 May 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 z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 May 2020

IBM z15 Technical Guide. This is the deep technical guide for IBM z15


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Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2020, last updated 15 May 2020

In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we introduce System Recovery Boost, which is a new function of the IBM z15™. System Recovery Boost delivers substantially faster system shutdown, restart, and catching up with accumulated backlog of work after a restart.


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IBM z15 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (Machine Types 8561 and 8562). The z15 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 ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 13 May 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
- 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 data center infrastructures. The changes to ... [more]


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Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 5: KVM
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 29 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) on IBM Z® and how it can use the z/Architecture®. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build, manage, and monitor a KVM on Z environment. This publication applies to the supported Linux on Z distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu). This IBM Redbooks publication is useful to IT architects, system administrators, and those users who plan for and install KVM on IBM Z. The reader is expected to have an ... [more]


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Protecting Data Privacy Beyond the Trusted System of Record

Redguide, published 14 Apr 2020

To help you safeguard your sensitive data and provide ease of auditability and control, IBM introduced a new capability for IBM Z® called IBM Data Privacy Passports. It can help minimize the risk and impact of data loss and privacy breaches when collecting and storing sensitive data. Data Privacy Passports can manage how data is shared securely through a central control of user access. Data Privacy Passports can protect data wherever it goes. Security policies are kept and honored whenever the data is accessed. Future data access may be revoked remotely via Data Privacy Passports, long after ... [more]


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IBM Z Functional Matrix
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 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 z15 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 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 ZPDT Guide and Reference
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 10 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details about the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®), which produces a small System z environment suitable for application development. zPDT is a PC Linux application. When zPDT is installed (on Linux), normal System z operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) can be run on it. zPDT provides the basic System z architecture and emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, 3270 interfaces, OSA interfaces, and so on. The systems that are discussed in this document are complex. They have elements of Linux (for ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM Z Resiliency
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2020

Resiliency is the ability to provide the required capability in the face of adversity, without significant impact. This is not something that just happens, but rather must be thoroughly planned for and tested, including:
- Keeping hardware, the operating system, middleware, and applications up and running throughout planned and unplanned outages
- Recovering a site from an unplanned event without data loss
This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of resiliency on the IBM Z platform and explains how it works and why it is important. It describes the ... [more]


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IBM Z Server Time Protocol Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Jan 2020

Server Time Protocol Concepts, Planning and Implementation


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IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R3
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2018, last updated 13 Dec 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and use the IBM z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF). z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that simplifies, optimizes, and modernizes the z/OS system programmer experience. z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. The goal of z/OSMF is to improve system programmer productivity, and make functions easier to understand and use. This improvement makes system programmers more productive as quickly as possible with the least amount of training. You can automate tasks, reduce ... [more]


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Machine Learning with Business Rules on IBM Z: Acting on Your Insights
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 27 Jul 2018, last updated 11 Dec 2019

This Redpaper introduces the integration between two IBM products that you might like to consider when implementing a modern agile solution on your Z systems. The document briefly introduces Operational Decision Manager on z/OS and Machine learning on z/OS. In the case of Machine Learning we focus on the aspect of real-time scoring models and how these can be used with Business Rules to give better decisions. Note: Important changes since this document was written: This document was written for an older release of Operational Decision Manager for z/OS (ODM for z/OS). ODM for ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 13 Nov 2019, last updated 22 Nov 2019

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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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14® Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). The z14 ZR1 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 generally familiar with current IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the ... [more]


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A Guide to JES3 to JES2 Migration
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help clients that have JES3 and want to migrate to JES2. It provides a comprehensive list of the differences between the two job entry subsystems and provides information to help you determine the migration effort and actions. This book considers the features of JES2 as available on releases of IBM z/OS® V2R3 and V2R4. It should be used with JES3 to JES2 Migration Considerations, SG24-8083. This publication is divided into three parts:
- Part 1, “Planning to migrate from JES3 to JES2” on page 1, gives you ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS for z/OS V5 Performance Report
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2019

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of several important concepts that are used when describing IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) for IBM z/OS (CICS TS) performance. This publication also describes many of the significant performance improvements that can be realized by upgrading your environment to the most recent release of CICS TS. This book targets the following audience:
- Systems Architects wanting to understand the performance characteristics and capabilities of a specific CICS TS release.
- Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts wanting to ... [more]


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