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IBM Installation Services for GDPS contains a unique automation code that is highly customized to work with your z/Os environment. Once installed, this application availability solution is designed to help manage the remote copy configuration and storage subsystem(s), automate Parallel Sysplex operational tasks, and perform failure recovery from a single point of control to improve application availability.

The installation service supports either the synchronous Metro Mirror, or Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) or the asynchronous Extended Remote Copy (XRC), or asynchronous Global Mirror form of disk data mirroring.

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IBM services specialist for onsite implementation assistance will assist you with planning, configuration, automation code customization, testing, onsite implementation assistance, and training for IBM's GDPS solutions.

GDPS installation services prerequisites

Installation services for GDPS Metro

Generally supported release of z/OS, IBM Tivoli Netview(1) and IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS, Storage Subsystems with PPRC CGROUP Freeze/Run support, Multisite Base or Parallel Sysplex . Certain GDPS configurations may not require a cross-site Sysplex.

(1) Minimum level for NetView for z/OS is V6.2.1

GDPS Metro multiplatform resiliency for IBM Z support (optional)

Generally supported release of z/VM Linux on IBM Z, as well as generally supported release of IBM Tivoli System automation for multiplatform and IBM Tivoli System Automation for multiplatform XDR for Linux on IBM Z.

FlashCopy support (optional)

Storage subsystems with FlashCopy support.

Prerequisites for GDPS Open LUN support (optional)

Open LUN Management allows IBM Z systems to issue PPRC commands against open system LUNs. This provides GDPS the ability to provide the data management aspect of a complete heterogeneous DR solution. Open LUN management requires the zFBA feature in DS8K code level R8.3 and higher and enables GDPS to issue PPRC commands directly to open system LUNs, without the requirement for a CKD access device.

GDPS HyperSwap (optional)

Storage subsystems with Extended CQUERY support PPRC Failover/Failback support required for additional HyperSwap performance.

GDPS DCM for Veritas Infoscale Availability (optional)

Any supported release of Veritas Infoscale Availability along with distributed server hardware, the operating system release, and service levels supported by Veritas Infoscale Avaliability Server.

GDPS Metro HyperSwap Manager prerequisites

GDPS Metro HyperSwap Manager

Generally supported release of z/OS along with generally supported releases of IBM Tivoli System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager with NetView, or IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS together with IBM Tivoli System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager, or IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS(1) and IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS together with Storage Subsystems and PPRC CGROUP Freeze/Run support Base or Parallel Sysplex (1). Certain GDPS configurations may not require a cross-site Sysplex.

(1) Minimum level for NetView for z/OS is V6.2.1

Prerequisites for GDPS Open LUN support (optional)
Open LUN Management allows IBM Z systems to issue PPRC commands against open system LUNs. This provides GDPS the ability to provide the data management aspect of a complete heterogeneous DR solution. Open LUN management requires the zFBA feature in DS8K code level R8.3 and higher and enables GDPS to issue PPRC commands directly to open system LUNs, without the requirement for a CKD access device.

 

GDPS DCM for Veritas Infoscale Availability (optional)
Any supported release of Veritas Infoscale Availability along with distributed server hardware, the operating system release, and service levels supported by Veritas Infoscale Avaliability.

GDPS HyperSwap (optional)
Storage subsystems with Extended CQUERY support
PPRC Failover/Failback support required for additional HyperSwap performance for planned swaps and to avoid initial copy following an unplanned swap.

GDPS FlashCopy support
Storage subsystems with
FlashCopy support (optional).

GDPS Global – XRC prerequisites

Generally supported release of z/OS IBM Tivoli NetView 

Generally supported release of IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS Storage Subsystems (Primary) with XRC Support base or Parallel Sysplex in recovery site between K-sys and SDMs.

GDPS DCM for Veritas Infoscale Availability (optional)

Any supported release of Veritas Infoscale Availability along with distributed server hardware, the operating system release, and service levels supported by Veritas Infoscale Avaliability

GDPS FlashCopy support (optional)

Storage subsystems with FlashCopy support.

Linux on z/OS support (optional)


Supported levels of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z.
 

GDPS Global – GM prerequisites

Installation Services for GDPS

Generally supported release of z/OS, IBM Tivoli Netview(1) and IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS, Storage Subsystems with Global Mirror support. 

(1) Minimum level for NetView for z/OS is V6.2.1

Prerequisites for GDPS open LUN support (optional)

Storage subsystems with support for Open PPRC Management via CKD device addresses, Open PPRC SNMP alerts, a CKD utility device (i.e. CKD LSS) on the disk subsystems that house the distributed LUNs.

GDPS Continuous Availability prerequisites

Prerequisites necessary to install and support a GDPS active/active configuration.

Currently supported releases

Supported releases of Tivoli products

Supported releases of z/OS

GDPS related services

GDPS technical consulting workshop

Provides access to IBM GDPS/Sysplex service specialists who come onsite to lead a planning workshop. The specialist can then assess your GDPS availability and recovery solution needs to improve cross-site connectivity, GDPS requirements and next steps.

Business Continuity and Recovery Services (BCRS)

Helps you achieve continuous availability of your enterprise data and critical business processes. Our consultants will work with you to determine any disruption impacts.

IBM High Availability Services

Improves critical IT systems availability, by reducing unplanned outages and reducing or potentially eliminating planned outages and help lower the cost associated with downtime.

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