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Fibre Channel SAN Management for z/OS, IBM Z and DS8000

Executive Summary The I/O Operations (I/O Ops) component of System Automation for z/OS (SAFOS) has been used by z/OS clients to manage the FICON I/O switch configuration, make configuration changes and display status information. In July of 2014 the IBM System Automation for z/OS product team...

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DS8880 Enables IMS™ Release 15 to Reduce WADS I/O Service Time by up to 50%

Tariq Hanif Harry Yudenfriend Logging speed is a bottleneck for IMS performance, and the WADS I/O has been a bottleneck on logging speed. The enhancements in IMS Release 15 to exploit System z High Performance FICON (zHPF™) and zHyperWrite™ reduce the latency for writing to the WADS data set,...

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Rapid SAN Problem Determination with DS8880 Fiber Channel Diagnostic Parameters

Read Diagnostic Parameters (RDP) is a fiber channel extended link service invented by IBM. RDP is implemented by the DS8000 family of storage systems, the IBM z13 processor, FICON directors and the z/OS operating system. RDP provides z/OS and SAN tooling an in-band mechanism for retrieving link...

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IBM DS8880 zHyperLinks gives low latency access to storage

With the advent of mobile computing, 24/7 online banking and other business demands, the pressures to drive transaction processing are greater than ever, and IBM zHyperlink on DS8880 rises to that challenge. With the IBM DS8880 storage system, IBM is making it easy to accelerate transaction...

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