Let's start with XIV
- Presentation : Accelerate with ATS: Introducing IBM XIV Gen 3
A good introduction to XIV Gen3 (audio included as well) with a technical update and some performance data included.
- Presentation : Accelerate with ATS: XIV Storage System Update
This presentation gives an overview of XIV Gen 3 R3.1 with a focus on the new SSD caching functionalities.
- White paper : IBM® System Storage™ XIV™ Performance Whitepaper
Nice performance white paper for XIV Gen 3. Not yet including SSD disks or SSD caching.
- FAQ : Oracle certification metrics
Where can I find the latest certification matrix for Oracle products ?
- Presentation : Oracle Technology List of Redbooks
Nice list of RedBooks on Oracle consolidation. Examples : Experiences with Oracle Database 10g on Linux for zSeries, Experiences with Oracle 10gR2 Solutions on Linux for System z, but there are more. Do have a look ! And very similar to this, there's also a List of White Papers on Oracle.
- Technical Document : IBM Sizing Questionnaires for Oracle Database
A couple of questionnaires that can help to document a (planned) customer environment.
FAQ : z/OS Statement of Direction FAQ
This tells about the same as I did in a previous post, but it's a more official IBM document, which might come in handy.
Presentations : z/OS Performance HOT Topics Presentation
This is a share presentation from the Share Winter 2012 Conference in Atlanta. "This session at the Atlanta SHARE covered the latest performance and capacity planning information for System z and z/OS". There are of course a lot more Share presentations, but you know where to find those.
- Workshop materials : zEnterprise zManager Workshop
I've mentioned this one before, but apparantly the materials have been updated : This is the material from one of the WildfireWorkshops 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.