- Volume 1: Introduction to z/OS and storage concepts, TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, SDSF, and z/OS delivery and installation
- Volume 2: z/OS implementation and daily maintenance, defining subsystems, JES2 and JES3, LPA, LNKLST, authorized libraries, SMP/E, Language Environment
- Volume 3: Introduction to DFSMS, data set basics storage management hardware and software, catalogs, and DFSMStvs
- Volume 4: Communication Server, TCP/IP, and VTAM
- Volume 5: Base and Parallel Sysplex, System Logger, Resource Recovery Services (RRS), global resource serialization (GRS), z/OS system operations, automatic restart management (ARM), Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS)
- Volume 6: Introduction to security, RACF, Digital certificates and PKI, Kerberos, cryptography and z990 integrated cryptography, zSeries firewall technologies, LDAP, and Enterprise identity mapping (EIM)
- Volume 7: Printing in a z/OS environment, Infoprint Server and Infoprint Central
- Volume 8: An introduction to z/OS problem diagnosis
- Volume 9: z/OS UNIX System Services
- Volume 10: Introduction to z/Architecture, zSeries processor design, zSeries connectivity, LPAR concepts, HCD, and HMC
- Volume 11: Capacity planning, performance management, WLM, RMF, and SMF
- Volume 12: WLM
- Volume 13: JES3
Enterprise Class Innovation: System z Perspectives
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The 13 Volume ABCs of z/OS Systems Programming is a classic set, and the release of version 5 of Volume 9, dealing with UNIX Systems Services, seems a good time to highlight the series for those who may not be aware of it. For review, the series is aligned as follows:
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Well, I just got off US District Court jury duty and it was quite an interesting view into a different world. As one who had not avoided but just not participated before, you can imagine my little IT head's dialogue: where are the pictures? There is a whiteboard there, why don't they use it? Couldn't they put together a better compiled document of evidence briefs than this? I admit, I do the same thing when I go to the doctor's office and see the wall after wall of paper file folders and watch the physician dig through the handwritten notes jammed into the folder. Anyway, if a vacation is a change of scenery, than maybe that is what I had, but it sure did not feel like it!
Did anyone notice the Novell SUSE extended support in Enterprise z last week? Novell Offers Industry's Longest Enterprise Linux Support Program This adds to a more than 10 year presence in the enterprise space -- something easy to forget I think. (brochure)
How about the Amazon cloud outages and Sony security exposures? Characterized by the headline in the Economist as: Break-ins and Breakdowns, it seems we are seeing more of these sorts of things almost weekly. Again, whether it is cloud or general platform selection, put your enterprise systems hat on and access the Service Level Agreement section, remember the decades of work to define qualities of service and non-functional requirements that Enterprise Systems represents when you think of moving workload. Just because you are used to it all being built in and there, does not mean it will be in a new environment unless you make sure of it!! (Yes, System z and Enterprise Systems work with cloud and are still the most secure....)
A final quick note, and a reflection of what I am sure we all do... as I was looking across the functional portfolio of our acquisitions, I thought to myself: what is Jeff Jonas of SRD doing these days?
Well, it turns out he is speaking at IDUG, infusing his solutions into ILOG and Infosphere portfolios, and still thinking hard about privacy, in stream analytics, applying these new ideas to IBM 'Smarter' solutions, and earlier this year talked about his G2 or sense-making project that came out. quietly back in January. He talks about it several places and there is a nice slide deck on Slideshare here. where he talks about the skunk works G2 project, sense-making and the larger picture of work he is doing with the deck entitled: Confessions of an Architect. This is good stuff around both advancing and controlling the next generation of analytics which, as he puts it, deals with Privacy and Performance, and is Smarter and More Responsible.
Just what you expect from IBM, right?