Monday, April 4, 2011

Sampling Techdocs - January/March 2011

It's been a while since I've referred to some of the most interesting publications I regularly find on Techdocs. But, here we are once again with a selection.
  • Presentation : DS8000 PAV and FlashCopy with z/VSE
    There's more to life than just z/OS. Here's a nice presentation on the implementation of PAV on z/VSE. It explains PAV in general and then continues on how to implement it on z/VSE. Do take a good look at the restrictions, though.
  • Presentation : DS8000 Advanced Functions and z/VM
    "This presentation discusses which DS8000 System z functions are exploited by z/VM. Functions discussed are Parallel Access Volumes (PAVs), FlashCopy, MIDAWs, zHPF, and Extended Address Volumes (EAVs)." Also interesting if you're running e.g. z/VSE as a guest on z/VM.
  • Flash : IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Top of Rack Switch (TOR)
    This document starts with an overview of the zBX but goes into greater detail afterwards. It discusses the Bulk Power Heads on the z196, the connectivity for the Intranode Management Network (INMN) and the IntraEnsemble Data Network (IEDN), with some illustrations (always nice to get a visual) and it concludes with lots of reference materials.
Well that's it for now. As I always say : just check them out !

1 comment:

aussiestorageblog said...

Great tip!

There are so many great techdocs, its worth just visiting and doing a search on your favorite product.

http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/Web/TechDocs

For instance, searching XIV finds 39 documents, searching DS8000 finds 158. Some really good resources.