Technical experts from the IBM Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) Development Lab share knowledge and information about the TPF product set - including z/TPF, TPF Operations Server (TOS), z/TPF Database Facility (z/TPFDF), and the TPF Toolkit.
z/TPF PUT 13 in IBM Know ledg e Ce nte r was updated September 27, 2016. This update includes product documentation for all enhancements and maintenance APARs that were released after the general availability of PUT 12. Enhancements that are available since the June 27 content refresh include the following new function: Asynchronous tape restart Program fetch processing enhancement Support for CDC in CRAS state... [More]
Interim Fix v4.2.8 for IBM TPF Toolkit v4.2 is now available on the update site. For more information, please see the announcement . Interim Fix v4.0.11 for IBM TPF Toolkit v4.0 is now available on the update site. This interim fix only provides security fixes. For more information, please see the security bulletin .
z/TPF user security support for MongoDB provides the ability to add, remove, and modify the authorizations of a user without loading any programs or files to the z/TPF system . Previously, with z/TPF support for MongoDB ( APAR PJ42292 ), the system administrator or programmer was required to code a user exit and load the user exit to the z/TPF system to authenticate users and their passwords. Also, you had to code an authorization file and load the file to the z/TPF system to define the resources that the users could access. Whenever a... [More]
We are excited to announce the availability of three UrbanCode™ Deploy beta plug-ins for z/TPF and the starter kit. Using UrbanCode Deploy within a z/TPF environment improves workflow efficiency and contributes to a continuous delivery environment. These z/TPF beta plug-ins together with other plug-ins in the UrbanCode™ Deploy ecosystem enable you to create processes that automate deploy, undeploy, commit, and promotion of artifacts to z/TPF test and production systems. The following plugin-ins are available in this beta... [More]
Recording of ' z/TPF OpenSSL Webinar ' is now available on the IBM TPF YouTube Channel. IBM TPF YouTube Link: h ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddFyLNBmGjg The presentation PDF is at: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/zTPF/resource/openSSLWebinarPres.pdf?lang=en
Recording of ' z/TPF Network Services Database (NSD) ' is now available on the IBM TPF YouTube Channel. IBM TPF YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/JQpl4E0ekuQ The presentation PDF is at: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/zTPF/resource/zTPFNetworkServicesDatabase.pdf?lang=en
In an era of email scams, credit card fraud, and stolen identities, companies need to protect sensitive customer data that they store in their computer systems from being accidentally or intentionally compromised. When companies fail to adequately protect that data, both the companies and their customers can suffer from direct and indirect financial losses. Until now, z/TPFDF has not provided the ability to encrypt sensitive data at rest. z/TPFDF APAR PI56476 and co-requisite z/TPF APAR PJ43935 provide z/TPFDF... [More]
Dan Yee, IBM TPF developer, will be introducing the z/TPF OpenSSL changes on PUT13 and discussing z/TPF support for OpenSSL (shared ssl, hardware accelerators used with ssl, and generating public key pairs and certificates Join IBM Meeting https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-1614 password: openssl The meeting ID is 2897-1614 The participant code is 15703704 Call-in numbers for the United States: United States: +1 646 307 1354 (Toll) United States: 1 855 233 7153 (Toll-free)
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z/TPF PUT 13 in IBM Knowledge Center was updated June 27, 2016. This update includes product documentation for all enhancements and maintenance APARs that were released after the general availability of PUT 12. Enhancements include the following new function: Enhanced logical record support Enhanced SSL support Enhanced VSAM database support Event message data event support for z/TPF files Support for 1 ms time slicing... [More]
With z/TPF support for MongoDB, remote distributed systems can access the z/TPFDF databases by using the standard MongoDB clients. Standard MongoDB client libraries exist in different programming languages and graphical user interface (GUI) applications are available to access z/TPFDF databases. Accessing z/TPFDF databases by using z/TPF support for MongoDB does not require any changes to the z/TPF applications. However, to use z/TPF support for MongoDB, the code must be built with the GCC 4.6 (version tpf-11r1-13 or later) or the... [More]
NOTE: Invite updated: Meeting URL changed and added password Paul Telesca, IBM TPF developer, will be introducing the z/TPF Network Services Database and demonstrating how it works. Join IBM Meeting https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=6680-7980 password: webinar Listen with the web meeting or call directly using: Participant code: 41485290 United States: +1 646 307 1354 (Toll) ; United States: 1 855 233 7153 (Toll-free) ; Click on icon to add to calendar We will be recording this webinar and making... [More]
Interim Fix v4.2.7 for IBM TPF Toolkit v4.2 is now available on the update site. For more information, please see the announcement . Interim Fix v4.0.10 for IBM TPF Toolkit v4.0 is now available on the update site. This interim fix only provides security fixes. For more information, please see the security bulletin .
The TPF Lab will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Lab will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. If you have a critical problem requiring immediate assistance, please open a Severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified ( https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/zTPF/entry/service-bulletin-155?lang=en ).
Starting on May 23, 2016, the contents of the Segment Prerequisite Data spreadsheet available on the TPF Family Products: Maintenance page will be modified so that the prerequisite APARs shown in column A will be limited to APARs in the current PUT and the prior four PUTs. For PUT 13, this means that column A will only contain APARs in PUTs 9 - 13. This change is being made to reduce the size of many rows in the spreadsheet (some of which contain over 1000 APAR entries) and to make the content of the spreadsheet... [More]
When applying APAR PJ43654, users of the Dignus Systems/C and Systems/C++ compiler may need to update the binutils package for your Linux on z Systems operating system. APAR PJ43654 sets the -march=z8 compile flag, which causes the compiler to generate slgfi/clfi instructions which are not supported by older versions of binutils. In the lab, we are using binutils 2.25 and do not see any errors.
A new IBM developerWorks article has been published about the features and benefits of group ECB resource monitoring in PUT 12. The article also contains information about the ability to generate a resource usage report for all of the named limit sets defined in your z/TPF system. The article is available at the following link: http://ibm.biz/dWECBRMPUT12
Some z/TPFDF files are read-dominant, which are files that are predominantly accessed in read-only mode and are seldom updated. These files may contain city codes, tax rate tables, or other types of relatively static information. When an application opens most z/TPFDF subfiles, records in the subfile are retrieved from DASD or VFA, incurring DASD or VFA I/O for each record retrieved for that subfile. With z/TPFDF cache support, z/TPFDF retrieves subfiles from a memory cache on the local processor in a single operation without... [More]