Monday, November 7, 2011

Sampling Techdocs - September-October 2011

Here I am again with my bi-monthly review of interesting TechDocs documents I came across while browsing through the latest publications.
  • FAQ : Running Oracle Database 11gR2 on Linux® on IBM System z™ Servers
    This is a nice addition to the FAQ I referred to last time focusing on theOracle support for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on IBM System z. It also talks about upgrade paths, new features and planning for future patch set updates.

  • Flash : DS8000 HyperPAV - Why is there IOSQ time with HyperPAVs
    Interesting flash on HyperPAV, why you can still have IOSQ time and how you can detect it from your RMF reports.

  • Presentation : IBM z/OS + DS8800 Synergy
    This is a very recent prezsentation on System z and DS8800 synergy focusing on three key areas : Performance (zHPF, zWLM and DS8000 I/O priority Manager ...), Business Continuity (HyperPAV, HyperSwap improvements ...) and Management&Growth (1 TB EAVs, Quick Init for CKD Volumes, Dynamic Volume Expansion ...). And ... it comes with the replay of the presentation.
  • Workshop materials : zEnterprise zManager Workshop
    This is the material from one of the Wildfire Workshops on System z Unified Resource Manager. It's mainly the presentations of course (with or without the speaker notes). Topics covered are : Introduction&Overview, Platform Performance Management and usage scenarios.
  • FAQ : zHPF
    I think anything you want to know about the High Performance FICON feature is in there : functions, features, prereqs, monitoring . . .
  • Presentation : TS1140 Tape Drive and Control Unit DFSMSdss Performance results
    This test shows performance results from a "DFSMSdss Full Volume Dump and Restore from disk, with the same amount of data per tape drive, to 3592 E06/C06 vs 3592 E07/C07". It also has a nice 1-page slide comparing the two controllers. The results ? Somewhat predictable ? Yes. The details ? Go and have have a look !
Well that's it for now. And, as I always say : just check them out !

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