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IBM zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions

Book Description

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) 2017 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This book is a significant revision of zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions, SG24-8315, which is still available online for readers who need the IBM z/OS® 2.1 level of this package.

This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard Application Developer Controlled Distribution (ADCD) environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM z/OS 2.2 sysplex that runs under IBM z/VM® in a zPDT environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Summary of changes
    1. September 2017, First Edition
  5. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 What is sysplex?
    2. 1.2 Base sysplex versus Parallel Sysplex
    3. 1.3 Why did we create this document?
    4. 1.4 Who is this deliverable aimed at?
    5. 1.5 Differences between 2017 Sysplex Extensions and previous versions
    6. 1.6 Contents of this document
  6. Chapter 2. System migration considerations
    1. 2.1 System layout recommendations
      1. 2.1.1 Avoiding updates to ADCD-provided volumes if possible
      2. 2.1.2 Catalogs
      3. 2.1.3 Minimizing changes to provided Parmlib members
      4. 2.1.4 Simplifying your system structure
      5. 2.1.5 Summary
  7. Chapter 3. Sysplex configurations
    1. 3.1 zPDT sysplex configurations
    2. 3.2 Running a sysplex under zPDT
      1. 3.2.1 High-level concepts
      2. 3.2.2 Planning for CFs under zPDT
      3. 3.2.3 Hardware
      4. 3.2.4 Performance
    3. 3.3 Sysplex goals
      1. 3.3.1 General system characteristics
      2. 3.3.2 z/VM-related sysplex limitations
    4. 3.4 System logger
      1. 3.4.1 Resource Recovery Services
      2. 3.4.2 LOGREC
      3. 3.4.3 OPERLOG
      4. 3.4.4 System Management Facilities
    5. 3.5 RACF sysplex usage
  8. Chapter 4. Installing the 2017 Sysplex Extensions
    1. 4.1 Implementing a sysplex under zPDT
    2. 4.2 Implementation overview
    3. 4.3 Set up steps for Parallel Sysplex
      1. 4.3.1 Installing the base ADCD system
      2. 4.3.2 Installing z/VM
      3. 4.3.3 Downloading and creating volumes
      4. 4.3.4 Establishing a known restart point
      5. 4.3.5 Updating the devmap file to add new volumes
      6. 4.3.6 Configuring z/VM guests
      7. 4.3.7 Completing the IPL for the z/OS driver system
      8. 4.3.8 Importing user catalogs
      9. 4.3.9 Creating system-specific system data sets
      10. 4.3.10 Creating zFS file systems for system S0W2
      11. 4.3.11 Creating data sets for zFS started tasks
      12. 4.3.12 Creating Health Checker persistent data file for S0W2
      13. 4.3.13 Recataloging Master catalog data sets
      14. 4.3.14 Making the necessary SMS changes
      15. 4.3.15 Configuring the JES2 MAS
      16. 4.3.16 Creating Parmlib members
      17. 4.3.17 Network definitions
      18. 4.3.18 Creating PROCLIB members
      19. 4.3.19 Creating TCPPARMS
      20. 4.3.20 Creating VTAMLST members
      21. 4.3.21 Customization for Parallel Sysplex complete
    4. 4.4 Starting your Parallel Sysplex
      1. 4.4.1 Parallel Sysplex implementation checklist
    5. 4.5 Additional steps to create a base sysplex under z/VM
      1. 4.5.1 Changes to z/VM directory
      2. 4.5.2 Changes in Parmlib
      3. 4.5.3 Bringing up your base sysplex
    6. 4.6 Implementing a base sysplex without z/VM
      1. 4.6.1 Setting up and starting STP
      2. 4.6.2 Defining CTCs for XCF communication
      3. 4.6.3 Sharing zPDT DASD across PCs
      4. 4.6.4 Required Parmlib changes
      5. 4.6.5 Loading the systems
    7. 4.7 Operating your sysplex
      1. 4.7.1 Managing your x3270 sessions
      2. 4.7.2 Post-IPL messages
      3. 4.7.3 SMF considerations
      4. 4.7.4 Sysplex policies
      5. 4.7.5 Shutdown
      6. 4.7.6 Useful commands
      7. 4.7.7 Defining new CDSs
      8. 4.7.8 Adding 3390 volumes in Parallel Sysplex
      9. 4.7.9 Adding 3270 terminals in Parallel Sysplex
      10. 4.7.10 Scaling up in Parallel Sysplex
  9. Chapter 5. Sample DB2 data sharing environment
    1. 5.1 Setting up the 2017 Sysplex Extensions DB2 data sharing environment
      1. 5.1.1 Overview of the DB2 environment
      2. 5.1.2 Implementation
    2. 5.2 Controlling the DB2 data sharing group
    3. 5.3 Maintaining the DB2 environment
    4. 5.4 Sample batch job to test DB2 data sharing
  10. Chapter 6. Sample CICSplex
    1. 6.1 CICSplex overview
    2. 6.2 Setting up the 2017 Sysplex Extensions CICSplex environment
      1. 6.2.1 SMS changes
      2. 6.2.2 Parmlib changes for CICS
      3. 6.2.3 Adding CICS definitions to VTAMLST
      4. 6.2.4 Importing connect CICS user catalog
      5. 6.2.5 Defining CICS model log streams
      6. 6.2.6 Copying CICS procs to USER.PROCLIB
    3. 6.3 Controlling your CICSplex environment
    4. 6.4 Migration considerations
  11. Appendix A. Sample definitions
    1. Sample devmap file
    2. Sample z/VM Directory entries
    3. Devices that are defined in the ADCD-provided IODF
    4. Sample IEASYMxx member for sysplex
    5. Sample JCL to allocate system-specific data sets
    6. Job to create UNIX System Services data sets for second system
    7. zPDT Disk versioning sample script
  12. Appendix B. Sysplex couple data sets and policies
    1. ADCD CDSs
    2. 2017 Sysplex Extensions CDSs for Parallel Sysplex
    3. Job to create CDSs
    4. 2017 Sysplex Extensions-provided policies
  13. Appendix C. Alternative disk configuration
  14. Appendix D. Sample IPL flow for sysplex under z/VM
    1. Alternative configuration for a base sysplex
  15. Appendix E. Additional material
    1. Locating the Web material
    2. Using the Web material
  16. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  17. Back cover