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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 / PPRC

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

GDPS / PPRC multiplatform resiliency for IBM Z support (optional)

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

FlashCopy support (optional)

Storage subsystems with FlashCopy support

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS

Generally supported release of IBM Tivoli NetView including storage subsystems with support for open PPRC Management via CKD device addresses where open PPRC SNMP alerts a CKD utility device (i.e. CKD LSS) on the disk subsystems that house the distributed LUNs.

GDPS HyperSwap (optional)

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

GDPS DCM for Veritas Cluster Server (optional)

Any supported release of Veritas Cluster Server HA/DR, generally supported release of Tivoli NetView for z/OS along with distributed server hardware, the operating system release, and service levels supported by Veritas Cluster Server

GDPS/ PPRC HyperSwap Manager prerequisites

GDPS/ PPRC 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 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.

Prerequisites for GDPS Open LUN support (optional)
IBM Tivoli Netview includes generally supported release of IBM Tivoli Netview for z/OS. 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.

Prerequisites for GDPS DCM for Veritas Cluster Server (optional)
Veritas Cluster Server HA/DR 5.0 package or higher and distributed server hardware, the operating system release and service levels supported by Veritas Cluster Server

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/XRC prerequisites

Generally supported release of z/OS IBM Tivoli NetView (enterprise or procedural level)

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 Cluster Server (optional)

Veritas Cluster Server HA/DR 5.0
Package or higher. Tivoli NetView for z/OS and distributed server hardware, the operating system release and service levels supported by Veritas Cluster Server

GDPS FlashCopy support (optional)

Storage subsystems with FlashCopy support

Linux on z/OS support (optional)

SuSE SLE8+ Linux for z Systems

GDPS/Global Mirror prerequisites

Installation Services for GDPS

The IBM Z Security Portal is intended to help you stay current with security and system integrity fixes by providing current patch data and associated Common vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) ratings for new APARs. Security Notices are also provided to address highly publicized security concerns

Prerequisites for GDPS open LUN support (optional)

Storage subsystems with support for Open PPRC  Management via CKD device addresses and Open PPRC SNMP alerts.

GDPS active-active 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.