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.
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for z/TPF V1.1.4 (01.14.00.00) is available for download from the TPF Family Products: Tools web page. This version adds support for dynamic CPU capacity statistics. It also includes changes to the enhanced channel utilization statistics requested in RFE 69069 . APAR PJ44591 added support for continuous data collection to collect dynamic CPU capacity statistics. This version of the Monitoring Agent for z/TPF includes various enhancements. Additions were made to the following... [More]
The first set of content for PUT 15 is available in IBM Knowledge Center. Enhancements for z/TPF PUT 15 include the following new function: Automatic load support for remote debug information FARF 5 record type enhancement z/TPF scriptable code coverage support The z/TPF space in IBM Knowledge Center was updated to include the product documentation for IBM TPF Toolkit. Previously, TPF Toolkit documentation was available only as Help within the product. With... [More]
The TPF Lab will be closed Monday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. The Lab will resume normal operations Tuesday, December 26. If you have a critical problem that requires immediate assistance, please open a severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified. See Opening Problems with the Service Request Tool for more information. See Service Bulletin 175: TPF Poughkeepsie Lab Holiday Schedule for the 2018 holiday schedule.
The TPF Lab will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017 for the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. The Lab will resume normal operations on Monday, November 27, 2017. If you have a critical problem that requires immediate assistance, please open a Severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified. (See Op e n in g Pr o b le m s w i t h t h e S e rv i c e R e qu e s t T o o l for more information.)
IBM Knowledge Center content for z/TPF PUT 14 was refreshed August 30 to add all enhancements and maintenance APARS that were released since the most recent refresh in June. Enhancements since the June refresh include the following new function: Crypto Express6S and OSA-Express6S support
For IBM z14, see service bulletin 196 for more information about APARs that are required for the z/TPF system. Enhancements to tpf.loadfile ... [More]
The TPF Lab will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for the U.S.A. Labor Day celebration. The Lab will resume normal operations Tuesday, September 5, 2017. If you have a critical problem that requires immediate assistance, please open a Severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified. (See Ope n ing Pro b lem s wi t h t h e S e rvi c e R e que s t T o o l for more information.)
The z/TPF space in IBM Knowledge Center is refreshed with new content for PUT 14. Documentation that is available for PUT 14 includes the following enhancements. Click each link to go to an introductory page for that enhancement. Access enhancement for fomat-2 globals Automatic ECB owner name restore CDC support for services statistics Common deployment restart enhancement DASD prefix CCW support... [More]
The TPF Lab will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the U.S.A. Independence Day celebration. The Lab will resume normal operations Wednesday, July 5, 2017. If you have a critical problem that requires immediate assistance, please open a Severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified. (See Open ing Prob lems wit h th e Se rvic e Re ques t To o l for more information.)
The TPF Lab will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday. The Lab will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. If you have a critical problem that requires immediate assistance, please open a Severity 1 PMR/ETR and offshift support will be notified. (See Opening Problems with the Service Request Tool for more information.)
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for z/TPF V1.1.3 is available for download from the TPF Family Products: Tools web page. This version adds support for services statistics. APARs PJ44455 and PJ43892 add support for continuous data collection to collect services statistics. The data collected by the CDC_SERVICE and CDC_JAM metrics is displayed in the Services workspace in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal by the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for z/TPF. For more information about APARs PJ44455 and PJ43892 , see the APEDITs.... [More]
The TPF Lab will be closed on the following dates: Monday, December 26, 2016 Monday, January 2, 2017 We will have limited staff working from now through the end of the year so you might experience longer than usual response times. The Lab will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We wish all of our customers a very happy holiday season, with best wishes for the New Year!
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for z/TPF V1.1.2 Fix Pack 1 is available from the TPF Family Products: Tools web page and adds support for the following new z/TPFDF data collection counters. CACHE_PARTIAL_IO_COUNT CACHE_PARTIAL_IO_REQUEST CACHE_READ_HIT CACHE_READ_MISS BLOCK_READ_DEPTH APARs PJ43474 and PI44953 add support to continuous data collection to collect those new counters in the existing CDC_TPFDF metric. The data collected by the CDC_TPFDF metric is displayed in the TPFDF workspace in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent... [More]
Recording of 'Business Events - Concepts and Structures for z/TPF' is now available on the IBM TPF YouTube Channel. IBM TPF YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-2lZuHpD80 The PDF of the presentation is available here: https://ibm.biz/BdXLwy
Webinar z/TPF Business Events - Concepts and Structures Date: Wednesday - August 5th Time: 4:00PM ET Presenter: Chris Filachek **UPDATE - Password will be: events (one word all lower case) ** Where: Online at: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=4786-8275 Listen via the webcast or dial in to the conference bridge United States call in number: (Toll) 1-646-307-1354 (Toll Free) 1-855-233-7153 Participant Code: 84152707 International numbers with same Participant Code: France: +33 290920993 (Toll) France:... [More]
Understanding what z/TPF is can be difficult if you are not directly working with the operating system. This webinar will explain what z/TPF is, how it compares to other OS’s, provides a basic understanding on how it operates, and lists the functionality available. It also covers why z/TPF does not include some functionality of other general purpose OS’s due to performance considerations and customer driven requirements. Please forward this invite of colleagues you work with that might be interested in a basic... [More]
Join us for another webinar: Rational Team Concert (RTC) is a collaboration tool for software development teams which provides source control management, defect tracking and project planning capabilities. The next version of IBM TPF Toolkit provides RTC integration as an optional feature, including support for a remote development model, enabling customers to adopt RTC as part of their development process. TPF Toolkit views recognize RTC artifacts and support decorators (for example, incoming and outgoing changes) and actions seamlessly. Join... [More]
The recording of "Continuous Data Collection (CDC) and IBM Tivoli Monitor Agent for z/TPF", presented on June 5th, 2014, by Gerald Strait is now available on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE75ADE748o The PDF of the presentation is available online here: https://ibm.biz/BdRNGe Visit ibm.biz/IBM_TPF_recordings for all of our TPF webinar recordings.
Our Spring 2013 TPF Users Group conference has come to a close; I would like to thank everyone that joined us in Atlanta and helped to make the conference such a success. We saw great presentations by both IBM and our customers, received useful education, and worked together through Hot Topic sessions, customer meetings, and a myriad of less formal avenues to communicate with one another regarding the past, present, and future of TPF. It was my first time attending the TPFUG; I hope that everyone enjoyed the experience as much as I did.... [More]
There is a very nice article about Marriott and their z/TPF system in the January 2013 edition of IBM Systems magazine. The article is entitled Rooms and a View and in it Misha Kravchenko talks about how Marriott stays ahead of their competition by maintaining an agile IT environment (the first link is the interactive version, see here for the article on the web site). Misha Kravchenko, vice president of information resources for Marriott International Inc. — Photo by Howard Korn
z/TPF and z/TPFDF PUT 9 eDelivery Packages z/TPF and z/TPFDF PUT 9 are now available for eDelivery. Physical media, if you are eligible, will ship in late December, 2012. The PUT 9 downloads for can be accessed through the z/TPF 1.1 & z/TPFDF 1.1 tab on the TPF Family Products: Product Software web page (http://www.ibm.com/tpf/maint/prodztpf.html). There are PUT 9 downloads available for: z/TPF & z/TPFDF Product PID 5748-T15 z/TPF EE PID 5748-T15 z/TPF EE HPO feature PID 5748-F15 z/TPF Database Facility glibc and libstdc++ Runtime... [More]
Another great TPF Users Group conference has come to a close and I would like to thank everyone that joined us in Denver and helped to make it so successful. We saw many great presentations from IBM and our customers, got some great education, had many great conversations and attended many very informative meetings. We hope that it was an enjoyable experience for everyone. Please contact us with any feedback from this year or with suggestions for next year. We’re always looking for suggestions for presentations and education that our customers... [More]
The IBM General Session on the second day of Impact 2012 had some good information regarding transaction processing. Steve Mills, IBM's Senior Vice President and Group Executive of Software and Systems, starts his portion of the General Session at around the 21 minute mark. In it, he makes a few references to the power of z/TPF and he also shows a slide and discusses IBM's WebSphere Transaction Cluster Facility around the 34 minute mark).
Welcome to the TPF blog. For those that do not know, TPF stands for Transaction Processing Facility and is IBM’s high-performance operating system specifically designed to provide high availability for demanding high volume, real-time transaction processing for mission critical e-business applications. z/TPF runs on and exploits IBM’s System z servers, an infrastructure offering for transaction processing with high quality of service demands. We are creating this blog in order to better communicate and share information with our customers. We... [More]