Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sampling TechDocs - September-October 2013

Here I am again with an overview of interesting TechDocs documents I came across while browsing through the latest publications. If you're completely unfamiliar to Techdocs, here's an introduction to it.
  • Flash : DS8000 Costomization Worksheets
    These might come in very handy. It's a PDF with all the worksheets you need to customize a DS8000. It contains a.o. Management console network settings work sheet, Remote support work sheets, Notification work sheets (SNMP trap, e-mail), Power control work sheet ...
    • White paper : z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Installation Plan Checklist
      I've got a couple of documents on z/OS 2.1 and z/OSMF. The first one is an 'installation plan checklist for z/OS V2R1 that should be used as a supplement to available publications. It is not intended to replace publications for planning your installation and migration". So do have a look at it when you're installing z/OS 2.1. It might prove to be a good guideline.
    • White papers : z/OS Management Facility Resource Requirements
      "This Techdoc has two white papers: one provides performance and resource usage information about z/OSMF for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13; the other provides performance and resource usage information about z/OSMF for z/OS V2.1". Contents are : z/OSMF Hardware Requirements, Laboratory Performance Measurement Results, Resources for Specific z/OSMF Scenarios, Browser Considerations, Recommendations for Improving z/OSMF Startup Time, Using the New z/OS Jobs REST Interface, WLM Classification For z/OSMF
    • Tool : IBM System z Batch Network Analyzer (zBNA) Tool
      "zBNA is a PC-based productivity tool designed to provide a means of estimating the elapsed time for batch jobs solely based on the differences in CPU speeds for a base processor and a target processor, the number of engines on each system, and system capacities; data sharing is not considered. zBNA provides powerful, graphic demonstration of the z/OS batch window". zBNA is also used to identify zEDC Compression Candidates. How to use it : the User's Guide explains it all.
    Well that's it for now. And, as I always say : just check them out !

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