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Mainframe from Scratch: Hardware Configuration and z/OS Build

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, customize, and configure an IBM z13® and build z/OS® environments.

This book is intended for those readers who are new to the platform and are faced with the task of installing a mainframe for the first time. By the term mainframe in this instance, we refer to the hardware and the system software. The intention is to show you how this installation can be done.

Volume 1 shows you how we set up a mainframe and installed z/OS V2R2 and IBM DB2® V11. The starting point is a basic hardware configuration of an IBM z13 and DS8000® as shipped from the factory. Volume 1 shows you how the following milestones were achieved:

  • Creating a configuration for the Customized Offering Driver (COD) system

  • Stand-alone restoration of the COD

  • Expanding the configuration

  • Installing the z/OS V2R2 ServerPac

  • Loading and running IVPs for z/OS ServerPac

  • Installing DB2 ServerPac and IVPs

  • This publication includes figures that show you how the initial builds were achieved.

    For this book, we designed a scenario and show you how to build that scenario step-by-step. Although your requirements likely differ from our scenario, we intend to provide you with an example to show you how it can be done and samples and downloadable materials that you can choose to modify to bring you closer to meeting your needs.

    This book is divided into the following parts:

  • Part 1: Overview and Planning
    In this part, we introduce you to how we approached the project.

  • Part 2: Configuration and builds
    In this part, we describe the tasks that must be completed to create the initial build for the scenario that is described in Part 1.

  • 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. Part 1 Overview and planning
    5. Chapter 1. Overview
      1. 1.1 Introduction
        1. 1.1.1 Overview of approach
      2. 1.2 Scenario
        1. 1.2.1 System scenario
    6. Chapter 2. Pre-planning
      1. 2.1 Where do you start?
      2. 2.2 Areas to address
      3. 2.3 Technical implementation plan considerations
        1. 2.3.1 Hardware pre-planning
        2. 2.3.2 Software pre-planning
        3. 2.3.3 Operational pre-planning
      4. 2.4 Implementation support plan considerations
    7. Chapter 3. Planning
      1. 3.1 Process overview
        1. 3.1.1 Milestones
        2. 3.1.2 Phases
        3. 3.1.3 Summary
    8. Part 2 Configuration and Builds
    9. Chapter 4. Phase 1: IBM z13 preparation
      1. 4.1 Goals
      2. 4.2 Requirements
      3. 4.3 Related documents
      4. 4.4 Scenario
        1. 4.4.1 SE and HMC connection
      5. 4.5 Workflow
        1. 4.5.1 Defining SE to HMC
        2. 4.5.2 POR by using IOCDS D0
    10. Chapter 5. Phase 2: Stand-alone hardware configuration
      1. 5.1 Goals
      2. 5.2 Requirements
        1. 5.2.1 Documentation
        2. 5.2.2 Resources
      3. 5.3 Related documents
      4. 5.4 Scenario
      5. 5.5 Workflow
        1. 5.5.1 Creating IOCS file
        2. 5.5.2 Building IOCDS A0
        3. 5.5.3 POR IOCDS A0
        4. 5.5.4 Defining and activating COD z/OS driving system image profile
    11. Chapter 6. Phase 3: DS8000 logical configuration
      1. 6.1 Goal
      2. 6.2 Requirements
        1. 6.2.1 Documentation
        2. 6.2.2 Tasks
      3. 6.3 Related resources
      4. 6.4 Scenario
      5. 6.5 Workflow
        1. 6.5.1 Preparing logical configuration worksheet
        2. 6.5.2 Accessing the DS8000 Storage Management GUI
      6. 6.6 Creating CKD storage extent pools
      7. 6.7 Creating CKD LCUs with volumes
      8. 6.8 Configuring parallel access volumes
      9. 6.9 Downloading and filing the configuration file from GUI
    12. Chapter 7. Phase 4: OSA-ICC and TN3270 configuration
      1. 7.1 Goals
      2. 7.2 Requirements
      3. 7.3 Related documents
      4. 7.4 Scenario
      5. 7.5 OSA-ICC setup workflow
        1. 7.5.1 Preparing IOCDS definition of OSA-ICC for COD load
        2. 7.5.2 Accessing OSA-Express Advanced Facilities
        3. 7.5.3 Configuring OSA-ICC server
        4. 7.5.4 OSA-ICC sessions configuration
        5. 7.5.5 Validating the OSA-ICC configuration
        6. 7.5.6 Activating the OSA-ICC configuration
      6. 7.6 Configuring Personal Communications for NIP consoles
        1. 7.6.1 Configuring a Personal Communications TN3270 session
        2. 7.6.2 Defining a TN3270E session from HMC Emulation panel
    13. Chapter 8. Phase 5: Customized Offering Driver restore
      1. 8.1 Goal
      2. 8.2 Requirements
      3. 8.3 Related documents
      4. 8.4 Scenario
      5. 8.5 Workflow
        1. 8.5.1 Restoring COD DVDs
    14. Chapter 9. Phase 6: Initial program load of the COD system
      1. 9.1 Goals
      2. 9.2 Requirements
        1. 9.2.1 Documentation
        2. 9.2.2 Resources
      3. 9.3 Related documents
      4. 9.4 Scenario
      5. 9.5 Workflow
        1. 9.5.1 IPL COD z/OS driving system
    15. Chapter 10. Phase 7: Expanding the configuration
      1. 10.1 Goals
      2. 10.2 Tasks overview
        1. 10.2.1 Defining DS8800 volumes
        2. 10.2.2 New IOCDS
        3. 10.2.3 Adding 3270 sessions
        4. 10.2.4 Ready to communicate
        5. 10.2.5 Adding system volumes
      3. 10.3 Ready to fully use driver system
    16. Chapter 11. Phase 8: ServerPac installation preparation
      1. 11.1 Goals
      2. 11.2 Requirements
        1. 11.2.1 Driving system software requirements
        2. 11.2.2 Driving system hardware requirements
      3. 11.3 Related documents
      4. 11.4 Ordering and receiving the z/OS V2R2 ServerPac
      5. 11.5 Planning the ServerPac installation layout
        1. 11.5.1 Volumes
        2. 11.5.2 Catalog
      6. 11.6 Checking the z/OS COD driver system
        1. 11.6.1 SMS subsystem
        2. 11.6.2 zFS subsystem
      7. 11.7 Preparing the HFS for ServerPac storage
      8. 11.8 Transferring DVD content to z/OS host
      9. 11.9 Running LOADRIM JCL to restore the CustomPac installation dialog
      10. 11.10 Starting the CustomPac installation dialog
    17. Chapter 12. Phase 9: ServerPac Build of z/OS V2R2
      1. 12.1 Goals
      2. 12.2 Requirements
        1. 12.2.1 COD System Readiness checklist
      3. 12.3 Related documents
      4. 12.4 Planning the ServerPac installation configuration
      5. 12.5 Receiving the z/OS V2R2 order
      6. 12.6 Installing the z/OS V2R2 order
        1. 12.6.1 Creating the work configuration
        2. 12.6.2 Specifying variable values
        3. 12.6.3 Specifying SMP/E zone names
        4. 12.6.4 Modifying system layout
        5. 12.6.5 Specifying catalogs for Target Data Set HLQ
        6. 12.6.6 Specifying temporary aliases for catalogs
        7. 12.6.7 Saving work configuration
      7. 12.7 Submitting installation jobs
        1. 12.7.1 Job stream summary
        2. 12.7.2 Starting required VOLUMEs
        3. 12.7.3 Creating RACF profiles on driving system
        4. 12.7.4 Defining catalogs
        5. 12.7.5 Defining SSA
        6. 12.7.6 Allocating and cataloging data sets
        7. 12.7.7 Restoring data sets
        8. 12.7.8 Updating default data sets names
        9. 12.7.9 Defining SMP/E environment
    18. Chapter 13. Phase 10: First initial program load of z/OS V2R2
      1. 13.1 Goals
      2. 13.2 Requirements
        1. 13.2.1 Resources
      3. 13.3 Related documents
      4. 13.4 Preparing the ServerPac IPL tasks from driver system
        1. 13.4.1 Defining I/O configuration
        2. 13.4.2 Creating data set for Health Checker
        3. 13.4.3 Initializing LOGREC and creating IPL text
        4. 13.4.4 Creating stand-alone DUMP IPL text
        5. 13.4.5 Creating LOAD00 in IPLPARM
        6. 13.4.6 Running Post-apply Link
        7. 13.4.7 Copying customized parmlib members from driver to target
        8. 13.4.8 Renaming data sets and creating Symlinks for target
      5. 13.5 IPL z/OS V2R2 from HMC
        1. 13.5.1 HMC task
        2. 13.5.2 Starting address spaces
        3. 13.5.3 Logging on to z/OS V2R2
        4. 13.5.4 Enabling products and subsystems
        5. 13.5.5 Shutting down z/OS V2R2
      6. 13.6 Running postinstallation from target system
        1. 13.6.1 Importing the CustomPac Installation Dialog to the target
        2. 13.6.2 Defining RACF profiles for target system
        3. 13.6.3 Allocating log streams for logger
        4. 13.6.4 Loading and activating Workload Manager policy
        5. 13.6.5 Customizing TCP/IP
        6. 13.6.6 Customizing TN3270
        7. 13.6.7 Customizing Predictive Failure Analysis
        8. 13.6.8 Customizing Common Information Model
        9. 13.6.9 Customizing z/OSMF
        10. 13.6.10 Customizing IBM Knowledge Center
        11. 13.6.11 Updating COMMNDxx in parmlib for automatic start
      7. 13.7 Running installation verification programs
      8. 13.8 Running clean-up jobs to complete installation
    19. Chapter 14. Phase 11: ServerPac DB2 build
      1. 14.1 Goals
      2. 14.2 Requirements
        1. 14.2.1 Related documents
        2. 14.2.2 Resources
        3. 14.2.3 Related document
      3. 14.3 Scenario
        1. 14.3.1 Transferring Internet order delivery content to z/OS ServerPac system
      4. 14.4 Planning DB2 V11 ServerPac installation layout
      5. 14.5 Planning the ServerPac installation configuration
      6. 14.6 Receiving the DB2 V11 ServerPac Order
      7. 14.7 Installing the DB2 V11 order
        1. 14.7.1 Creating the work configuration
        2. 14.7.2 Specifying values for variables
        3. 14.7.3 Specifying SMP/E Zone Names
        4. 14.7.4 Modifying the system layout
        5. 14.7.5 Specifying catalogs for HLQ
        6. 14.7.6 Specify temporary aliases for catalogs
      8. 14.8 Submitting installation jobs
        1. 14.8.1 Installation tasks summary
        2. 14.8.2 Running the installation setup
        3. 14.8.3 RACF profile comparison and information
        4. 14.8.4 Defining catalogs and allocating data sets
        5. 14.8.5 Restoring your order
        6. 14.8.6 Setting up the SMP/E environment
    20. Chapter 15. Phase 12: Customizing and initializing DB2 V11 subsystem
      1. 15.1 Goals
      2. 15.2 Requirements
        1. 15.2.1 Documentation
        2. 15.2.2 Resources
        3. 15.2.3 Related document
      3. 15.3 Performing post-installation tasks
        1. 15.3.1 Running the DB2 Installation Dialog
        2. 15.3.2 Starting the CLIST
        3. 15.3.3 Running the DB2 Installation Jobs
        4. 15.3.4 Initial start of z/OS
        5. 15.3.5 Initial program loading z/OS
      4. 15.4 Installation verification for DB2
      5. 15.5 Completing the installation
    21. Back cover