Wednesday, December 16, 2015

IBM z/OS Hot Topics - issue 29

I must have missed this one and for those who did so too, there was a new release of IBM z/OS Hot Topics (issue 29) last August. You know, I sometimes envy the people of the Hot Topics Newsletter a bit, especially when I look at the list of about sixty contributors to this newsletter. This is one hell of an organization on its own. Surely when you know that for our RealDolmen z Systems eZine there's only the two of us. But then again, we're pretty independent and we can write what we want to. No need to worry about some or other strict guidelines. But let me stop pondering upon this and get back to the topic at hand.

The main theme of this z/OS Newsletter is "Putting Security into Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security (CAMSS)". If you're not that much into security, don't let you scare off, because only about the first half of the newsletter is about security :
  • the evolution of password controls
  • the most common security mistakes when configuring z/OS systems,
  • Drowning in digital certificates ? Here's a lifeline
  • . . .

There's also a reference to the IBM z Systems security Portal. On the 'Integrity' tab of the portal you can subscribe "to the automatic notification process to get access to the latest service information about security and system integrity APARs for z/OS and z/VM".

In the second part of the newsletter you find amongst others articles on :
  • The use of the "Mega memory on z13"
  • z/OSMF becoming part of the base of z/OS 2.2
  • Problem determination
  • The addition of Linux support to IBM zAware
  • Best practices for z/OS 2.2 documentation
  • . . .
As I always say, just check it out !

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