Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Redbook - System z Parallel Sysplex Best Practices

Here's an interesting new Redbook : 'System z Parallel Sysplex Best Practices'. It "pulls together diverse information regarding the best way to design, implement, and manage a Parallel Sysplex to deliver the levels of performance and availability required by your organization".

Here's the argumentation of the authors to write this Redbook :
"One of the greatest strengths of Parallel Sysplex is its flexibility. Parallel Sysplex can be exploited by the largest corporations with huge sysplexes, and by small customers with just a single processor. However, this flexibility can also be a challenge. With so many options, how do you know what is the best way to configure a sysplex to achieve your objectives? And with so many demands for your time, how can you possibly keep up with all the latest recommendations for how to set up your sysplex?

This book makes it easier for you to obtain the latest guidance for your Parallel Sysplex in one succinct and easy-to-use place. Configuring your sysplex to adhere to these guidelines does not guarantee that you will never encounter an outage again, but it should result in a more resilient configuration that delivers improved levels of service".
The Redbook is divided into several chapters treating Parallel Sysplex with regards to z/OS, CICS, DB2, IMS, MQ and WAS.

As I always say : just check it out !

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