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IBM z16 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 19 May 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z16. It 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.


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IBM Z Functional Matrix
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 5 Apr 2022, last updated 19 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a list of features and functions that are supported on IBM Z, including:

  • IBM z16™ - Machine type 3931;
  • IBM z15™ - Machine types 8561 and 8562;
  • IBM z14™ - Machine types 3906 and 3907.
On 30 June 2021, the IBM z14 (M/T 3906) was withdrawn from marketing (WDMF). Field-installed features and all associated conversions that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine’s Licensed Internal Code (LIC) are still possible until 29 June 2022. This IBM Redpaper publication can help you quickly understand the ... [more]


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Business Continuity Solution with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 May 2022, last updated 17 May 2022

The focus of this Blueprint is to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on Microsoft Azure Cloud and Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver plug-in for IBM Block Storage and IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Microsoft Azure Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror Replication, and the “volume replication” feature from IBM block storage CSI driver for IBM Storage. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9500 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9500 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. IBM FlashSystem 9500 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:


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IBM FlashSystem 7300 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 7300 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. IBM FlashSystem 7300 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:


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IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Model SV3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) model SV3 solution, which is a next-generation IBM SAN Volume Controller. Built with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize software, part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family, IBM SVC is an enterprise-class storage system. It helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the large scale workloads that are critical to success. IBM FlashSystem 7300 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:


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IBM Power E1080 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 12 Oct 2021, last updated 11 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power® E1080 (also known as the Power E1080) server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and selected distributions of Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power E1080, the most powerful and scalable server of the IBM Power portfolio, and its offerings and relevant functions:

  • Designed to support up to four system nodes and up to 240 IBM Power10™ processor cores The Power E1080 can be initially ordered with a single system node or two system nodes ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5
Hybrid Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 5 May 2022

IBM® FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) solutions incorporate some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. These cutting-edge storage systems extend the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.5 storage system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales ... [more]


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IBM z16 (3931) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 May 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, built with the IBM Telum processor, the IBM z16™ (machine type 3931). It includes information about the IBM z16 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The IBM Z platform is recognized for its security, resiliency, performance, and scale, and it is relied on for mission-critical workloads and as an essential element of hybrid cloud infrastructures. The IBM z16 server adds more capabilities and value with innovative technologies that ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2022, last updated 3 May 2022

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 z16 Model A01
  • IBM z15™ Model T01
  • IBM z15 Model T02
  • IBM z14® Model M01 - M05
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1
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 ... [more]


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IBM z16 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2022, last updated 28 Apr 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform that is built with the IBM Telum processor: the IBM z16 server. The IBM Z platform is recognized for its security, resiliency, performance, and scale. It is relied on for mission-critical workloads and as an essential element of hybrid cloud infrastructures. The IBM z16 server adds capabilities and value with innovative technologies that are needed to accelerate the digital transformation journey. This book explains how the IBM z16 server uses innovations and traditional IBM Z strengths to satisfy the growing ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems High Availability and Disaster Recovery Updates: Planning for a MultiCloud Environment
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Apr 2022

This IBM Redpaper publication delivers an updated guide for high availability and disaster recovery planning in a multicloud environment for IBM Power Systems. This publication describes the ideas from studies performed in a virtual collaborative team of business partners, technical focal points, product managers who by way of hands-on experiences implemented case studies to show high availability and disaster recovery management aspects to develop this technical update guide considering a hybrid multicloud environment. The goal of this book is to deliver a high availability and disaster ... [more]


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Leveraging LinuxONE to Maximize Your Data Serving Capabilities
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2022

Data modernization enables organizations to access enterprise data and extend the business value of core data that has been collected over many years. Data modernization is any initiative or process that results in more relevant and accurate data or more efficient and timely data delivery and analyses that support both improved governance (management, science, and enforcement) and serve industry and public needs. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to maximize the data serving capabilities on LinuxONE and how you can take advantage of these capabilities to modernize your ... [more]


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Early Threat Detection and Safeguarding Data with IBM QRadar and IBM Copy Services Manager on IBM DS8000
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Mar 2022, last updated 21 Apr 2022

The focus of this blueprint is to highlight early threat detection by IBM® QRadar® and to proactively start a cyber resilience workflow in response to a cyberattack or malicious user actions. The workflow uses IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) as orchestration software to start IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. The Safeguarded Copy creates an immutable copy of the data in an air-gapped form on the same DS8000 system for isolation and eventual quick recovery. This document also explains the steps that are involved to enable and forward IBM DS8000 audit logs to IBM QRadar. It also ... [more]


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Building an OpenShift Environment on IBM Z
Cloud

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 Apr 2022

This IBM Redbooks publication will describe how to build an OpenShift environment, and will include 1. Topology planning 2. Capacity planning 3. Architectural options like network, security and securing data 4. High Availability and DR options 5. Best practices for optimal performance of OpenShift on Z Topics will include decision points and recommendations based on two major use cases: 1) An OpenShift environment co-located / including a DataWarehouse on Linux on Z with the Cloud Pak for Data option 2) An OpenShift environment co-located with z/OS transactional services and Db2 ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 20 Apr 2022

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:


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction Featuring PCIe Gen 4 Technology
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Jul 2020, last updated 18 Apr 2022

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S914 (9009-41G), IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G) servers that use the latest IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and support the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSs). The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems, such as:

  • The latest IBM POWER9 processor, which is available in various configurations for ... [more]


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Getting Started with IBM zHyperLink for z/OS
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 15 Apr 2022

With the pressures to drive transaction processing 24/7 because of online banking and other business demands, IBM® zHyperLink® for IBM z/OS® is making it easy to accelerate transaction processing for the mainframe. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives, and reference architecture of installing, tailoring, and configuring zHyperLink in your own environment.


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IBM Power Systems Cloud Security Guide: Protect IT Infrastructure In All Layers
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2022

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides a security and compliance solution that is optimized for on-premises and cloud-virtualized environments on IBM Power Systems servers, running IBM AIX®, IBM i and Linux. Security control and compliance are some of the key components that are needed to defend the virtualized data center and cloud infrastructure against ever evolving threats. The IBM business-driven approach to enterprise security that is used with solutions, such as IBM PowerSC, makes IBM a premier security vendor in the market today. In this book, we explore, test, and document ... [more]


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IBM GDPS: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2022

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 that are 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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