Server Time Protocol (STP) is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) of the IBM Z® platform. It provides improved time synchronization in a sysplex or non-sysplex configuration.
This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for infrastructure architects and system programmers who need to understand the STP functions. Readers are expected to be familiar with IBM Z technology and terminology.
This book provides planning and implementation information for STP functions and associated software support for the IBM z16™, IBM z15®, and IBM z14® platforms.
Chapter 1. Introducing the Server Time Protocol
Chapter 2. Planning hardware and software
Chapter 3. Configuration and operations
Chapter 4. Managing Server Time Protocol configurations
Appendix A. IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol introduction and overview