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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 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/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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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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IBM Personal Communications and IBM z/OS TTLS Enablement: Technical Enablement Series
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 23 May 2019, last updated 12 Jul 2019

The purpose of this document is to complete the task of introducing Transport Layer Security to z/OS® so IBM Personal Communications (PCOMM) uses TLS security. This document walks you through enabling Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS) on your IBM z/OS for use with a PCOMM TN3270 connection. When you complete this task, you require a certificate to access your TN3270 PCOMM session. You work with the following products and components:
- TN3270
- TCPIP
- PAGENT
- INET (maybe)
- IBM RACF®
This document assumes that the reader has extensive knowledge of ... [more]


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Getting Started with Linux on Z Encryption for Data At-Rest
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 4 Apr 2019, last updated 8 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a general explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on Linux on IBM Z encryption for data at-rest. It also describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a Linux on Z encryption environment for . In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment. It offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in Linux on Z volume encryption environments. This publication is intended for IT architects, system ... [more]


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Getting Started with Docker Enterprise Edition on IBM Z
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2019

What is the difference between a virtual machine and a Docker container? A virtual machine (VM) is like a house. It is fully contained with its own plumbing and heating and cooling system. If you want another house, you build a new foundation, with new walls, new plumbing, and its own heating and cooling system. VMs are large. They start their own operating systems. Containers are like apartments in an apartment building. They share infrastructure. They can be many different sizes. You can have different sizes depending on the needs. Containers “live” in a Docker host. If you build a ... [more]


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IBM z14 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2017, last updated 3 Jan 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14. The z14 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 functions of the z14, see IBM z14 ... [more]


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Accelerating Digital Transformation on Z Using Data Virtualization
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2018, last updated 18 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces a new data virtualization capability that enables IBM z/OS® data to be combined with other enterprise data sources in real-time, which allows applications to access any live enterprise data anytime and use the power and efficiencies of the IBM Z® platform. Modern businesses need actionable and timely insight from current data. They cannot afford the time that is necessary to copy and transform data. They also cannot afford to secure and protect each copy of personally identifiable information and corporate intellectual property. Data virtualization ... [more]


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Reduce Storage Occupancy and Increase Operations Efficiency with IBM zEnterprise Data Compression
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2015, last updated 17 Dec 2018

IBM® zEnterprise® Data Compression (zEDC) capability and the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe or PCI Express) hardware adapter called zEDC Express were announced in July 2013 as enhancements to the IBM z/OS® V2.1 operating system (OS) and the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). zEDC is optimized for use with large sequential files, and uses an industry-standard compression library. zEDC can help to improve disk usage and optimize cross-platform exchange of data with minimal effect on processor usage. The first candidate for such compression was ... [more]


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IBM z14 ZR1 Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 22 Oct 2018, last updated 17 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new member of the IBM Z® family, IBM z14™ Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and can infuse insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, in an industry standard footprint. A data-centric infrastructure must always be available with a ... [more]


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IBM z14 (3906) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 22 Oct 2018, last updated 17 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new member of the IBM Z® family, IBM z14™. IBM z14 is the trusted enterprise platform for pervasive encryption, integrating data, transactions, and insights into the data. A data-centric infrastructure must always be available with a 99.999% or better availability, have flawless data integrity, and be secured from misuse. It also must be an integrated infrastructure that can support new applications. Finally, it must have integrated capabilities that can provide new mobile capabilities with real-time analytics that are delivered by a secure ... [more]


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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2018, last updated 2 Oct 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks: ... [more]


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IBM z14 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM z platform, the IBM z14™. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and can infuse insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to the digital era and the trust economy. This system includes the following functionality:
- Securing data with pervasive encryption
- Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse ... [more]


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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 5 Jun 2018, last updated 27 Sep 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on IBM z/OS® data set encryption. It describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a z/OS data set encryption environment. In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment and offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in z/OS data set encryption environments. This publication is intended for IT architects, system programmer, and security administrators ... [more]


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