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On September 14 and 15, IBM zDay was held, a great event, with many sessions, in all languages, great professionals telling their experiences and sharing knowledge, for me it was incredible to be part of this event, where IBM The zSystems Student Ambassadors were able to participate as speakers, each of us with a specific session, sharing our experiences as ambassadors, talking about Z Xplore and the IBM zStudent Contest. The data is impressive, where everyone's sessions were viewed from 114 countries, something that speaks highly of the community and where we are using IBM technologies. I really like this community, I hope I can continue to be a ...
Hello community, my name is Daniel Alejandro Morales Castillo, IBM zSystems Student Ambassador Captain, software engineering student at UAZ, in Zacatecas Mexico, on September 14 I organized an event where I had the opportunity to share with my colleagues a little about what is IBM Z, Enterprise Computing, I talked about the opportunities we have in programs like IBM zSystems Student Ambassadors and how they can apply to be an ambassador, very happy for the opportunity that was given to me, a little disappointed by the number of people required , trying to get more people interested will be a goal as an ambassador. Happy to be part of this community
It fills me with joy to have achieved my first event in person as an ambassador, I can not describe the excitement with a little nervousness I felt before going on stage and speak, but when something really longs to be overcome! The event was held on September 23rd at 12 pm at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León with a total attendance of 100 students. During the event I started by telling them about my experience in the program, and then I explained what IBM is and what Your Big Year is. Then what it means to be an IBM zSystems ambassador, followed by the benefits offered. Moving on, I explained what the IBM zSystems Global Student Hub is and invited them ...
Hey everyone, I am highly elated to share my progress on the Z Xplore platform. Over the past months of this year I started getting familiar with the challenges for the fundamental level, as I got stuck for awhile. Currently, I have Concepts, and Advanced badges. I look forward to a great contest participation for me this year! and many more exploits. I have had the opportunity to learn about zSystems, job control and many other real time mainframe infrastructure. I enjoyed almost every part of the challenges especially have experts on the forum.
There are updates made to the IBM® Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/TPF, 11.0.16 to address various product security vulnerabilities. For more information, see the Security Bulletin . There are also associated updates provided with z/TPF APAR PJ46883. One notable update for this refresh was to enable Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) for IBM Semeru Runtime for z/TPF. Download and install the PJ46883_ibm-semeru-certified-jre-11.0.16.0 package from the z/TPF support for IBM Semeru Runtimes and IBM Java SDK download page. This update, as well as the associated changes made for APAR PJ46883, replaces the IBM Semeru runtime environment ...
What is Go (or Golang) Go, often called Golang, is a statically-typed, compiled programming language designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go looks similar to C but it is memory-safe, it has garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. In the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2022 , it has ranked as the #4 most wanted programming language after Python, TypeScript, and JavaScript. It is also associated with the highest paying jobs. Source: https://survey.stackoverflow.co/2022/#section-most-loved-dreaded-and-wanted-programming-scripting-and-markup-languages Rob Pike explains the main ...
As usual, the recording and slide deck of the SAP on IBM Z webcast on Sept. 22nd, "How to enable TLS and X.509 Certificate Authentication for SAP NetWeaver" ) have been made available for download at the link: http://ibm.biz/zSAP-RadioSAP . You can find it there in the folder 2022 Replays , subfolder Q3 webcast . If you missed the webcast or want to walk through the presentation at your own speed, you can look at the provided material. The link is accessible by invitation only. If you were registered for the webcast on September 22nd, you already received an invitation for the link. If you are not yet a user of Box , it will be necessary ...
Teaching an old dog to hunt in the new world of Zowe™ IBM Z NetView was first announced in 1986 and has evolved to meet the changing needs of customers for decades. Now with Zowe that tradition continues! Are you familiar with the Open Mainframe Project ’s Zowe TM Command Line Interface (CLI)? Zowe is an integrated and extensible open-source framework for z/OS. Zowe offers modern interfaces to interact with z/OS and allows you to work with z/OS in a way that is like what you experience on cloud platforms today. Zowe CLI provides a command-line interface that lets you interact with the mainframe remotely and use common tools such as Integrated ...
Artificial Intelligence is already changing the way products and services are designed, built, and delivered to end users. Everyone can easily generate a picture or text for a product (or an entire advertisement), code, documentation, and so on. And the level is now pretty amazing. The following is an ad copy for the product " IBM HPA " generated by an AI with the input "technology secure compliant data computational power architecture to build services for people" : At IBM, we believe that technology should make your business more secure and compliant. Find out how we are meeting our customers' data and computing power needs with HPA. As today's ...
Self service is the key to agility in Cloud DevOps platforms, but often for z/OS clients, developers and testers have not had this ability. Waiting for dev and test time/environments has been a barrier to rapid application development and digital transformation. IBM has recently removed this barrier for z/OS by enabling personal development and test environments that can be accessed by individual or teams of developers. On February 14th, IBM issued a statement of direction announcing IBM Wazi as a Service, z/OS dev and test on IBM Cloud. In order to get the environment as quickly as possible into the hands of sponsor users and to do benchmarks, we ...
In der letzten Woche gab es zwei Ankündigungen, auf die ich hinweisen möchte: LinuxONE Emperor 4 Am 13.09. haben wir die LinuxONE Emperor 4 angekündigt. Folgende drei Design-Prinzipien machen LinuxONE Emperor 4 aus: Engergieffizienz . Die besondere Architektur von LinuxONE ermöglicht es, CO² und Energiekosten in noch nie dagewesenem Umfang einzusparen. Ein einziger LinuxONE Server kann Anwendungsworkload von mehreren hundert x86-Servern konsolidieren und dabei 75% des Energieverbrauchs und des Platzbedarfs einsparen. Skalierbarkeit . LinuxONE ist für massive Skalierbarkeit ausgelegt worden und kann massenhaft Daten und Transaktionen ...
IBM zSystems may be coming to a campus near you! The IBM zSystems Skills team is traveling around the United States to show students and educators first hand all of the amazing opportunities out there for students to take advantage of as part of the IBM zSystems Community! Students who attend these IBM zSystems Connections Events are treated to an introduction to mainframes and the IBM zSystems technology that powers our global transaction based systems including banking, travel and retail. We then show off why a student might care about this technology including great starting salaries, high work life balance, and the ability to make a social impact through ...
Learn how IBM IT Infrastructure can service and support your end-to-end infrastructure lifecycle journey. The approaches and offerings discussed in this package can help you plan, deploy, support, optimize, and refresh your IT infrastructure. Presentation Slides ( download ) Webcast – Introduction to the IBM IT Infrastructure Support and Services Guide (also available on IBM Media Center )
Auch wenn z/OS schon länger im Rahmen von Continuous Delivery verbessert und erweitert wird, gehen bei mir die Ankündigungen der neuen Funktionen manchmal doch in der Masse der Neuigkeiten unter. Damit Ihr diese Neuigkeiten schnell findet, habe ich mal die Highlights aus der 3Q22 Ankündigung auf einen Blick zusammen gestellt und auch die Links zu den vergangenen Announcements aus 2022 zusammen gestellt. Der z/OSMF Sysplex CFRM Policy Editor unterstützt nun den Vergleich von CFRM Policies und auch d er z/OSMF Security Configuration Assistant (SCA) wurde weiter verbessert zCX und zCX for OpenShift unterstützt jetzt die Nutzung des z/OS NFS Servers, um ...
z/OS Connect follows a modern continuous delivery cycle to ensure that the latest updates can be delivered to you each and every month. The following blog showcases some of the key features that have become available in the last year of releases, from bug fixes to resource configuration, the z/OS Connect team are continuously developing to enable you to empower a wide community of developers with a simple and intuitive way to consume data and services hosted on IBM Z. The versions shown for the API toolkit (OpenAPI 2), z/OS Connect Designer (OpenAPI 3) and z/OS Connect Server (OpenAPI 3) are those available when this blog post was last updated and may ...
We have just released V3.0.61 of IBM z/OS Connect OpenAPI 2 and OpenAPI 3. If you're new to z/OS Connect, find out more here. In this release we have added some maintenance fixes and updated the build toolkit (zconbt). For more information, see PH48652: z/OS Connect V3.0.61. Enhancements OpenAPI 2 Server code update - The z/OS Connect build toolkit (zconbt) is updated to version 1.11. Maintenance Fixes PH44409 A NullPointerException is reported when a db2ServiceName is not configured in service.properties. (OpenAPI 2) PH43195 - Message BAQR7074E is returned when status code 500 is received from the IMS service provider. ...
As 3Q 2022 closes out, the IBM z/OS continuous delivery (CD) model has once again delivered new features and enhanced capabilities quarterly, without requiring the effort of a full release upgrade and with no impact to stability, complexity or costs. The z/OS V2.5 3Q 2022 CD announcement contains new key features and functional enhancements to help extend the capabilities of z/OS V2.5. Learn more below and read the full announce for more details. --------- What's New ---------- The efficient management and maintenance of z/OS V2.5 continues to be enhanced this quarter through the delivery of simplification features such as the following: ...
In the past Wednesday (14/09) I had the pleasure to take part at IBM zDay as a speaker in two sessions. In the first session I was able to guide students on how to get started at IBM Z Xplore , completing the first challenge live, and teaching how to get started with the IBM zStudent Contest . In the second session, a Portuguese language one, I had the opportunity to share about my experience as an IBM zSystems Student Ambassador and with the IBM Z Xplore platform. I don't think of myself as a good public speaker, it gets me very nervous and anxious. Becoming an IBM zSystems Student Ambassador was my way of taking myself out the comfort ...
Linux on IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE use the s390x hardware architecture, so for some applications a little work sometimes has to be done so they compile and run as expected. This work is often done as a collaboration between the open source projects themselves and a team at IBM that helps with the porting and then validation that the software is working as expected. This effort is an on going collaboration with every release of the software needing to be validated. For the month of August 2022, the teams worked to also validate the latest versions of the following: Ansible Apache Spark cAdvisor Grafana HAProxy Logstash PostgreSQL Puppet ...
As a Fan of IBM zSystems and LinuxONE, I was first in line to print an IBM z15 and LinuxONE III models a couple years ago. Fast forward to today, and we have the IBM z16 and LinuxONE Emperor 4! And the IBM Industrial Design Program has once again made the STL files to 3D-print models available to the public. This time, the model is hollow and has an optional top you can print to cover it. The files are available on the Fans of IBM zSystems Hub Library : IBM z16 model 3D printer file (stl) The .zip file contains: z16-empty-V1.stl, which is a hollow version of the model z16-cap-V1.stl, which is an optional cap that can be used to close the ...
Liebe Kunden, Kundenerwartungen und die sich stetig wandelnde IT-Landschaft treiben die Modernisierung voran. Doch Anwendungsmodernisierung erfordert auch eine moderne Infrastruktur. Entdecken Sie das Know-how und die Tools , die Ihnen helfen, bestehende Anwendungen mit DevOps und AIOps zu modernisieren. Erörtern Sie mit Expertinnen und Experten sowie Ihren Peers, wie Sie flexibel und sicher Ihre IT modernisieren können. Und hören Sie praxisnahe Beispiele von Kundinnen und Kunden, wie sie ihre Mainframes mit IBM auf den neuesten Stand gebracht haben. Daher laden wir Sie ganz herzlich zur Live IBM Pop-up Veranstaltung am 17.-18. Oktober ...
On September 14, on the first day of IBM zDay, I had the opportunity to be part of the session to learn more about the IBM zStudent Contest that was launched today, IBM zDay - Student Track in Spanish, I had to participate in the practical part, along with the great company of Flavia de Paula Cau who explained what the Contest is and an introduction to IBM Z, the participation of Patricia Chávez Cervantes from the Tecnológico de Monterrey and Jorge Hofmann from the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, a great opportunity that gave us students and IBM zSystems Ambassadors, grateful to be a part :) Your big year IBM
z/OS V1R8 DFSMS(2006年9月一般利用開始)以降では、IDCAMS LISTCATコマンド実行時に「LEVEL/LVL」パラメータを指定した場合、対象エントリーを「SYSPRINT」へ出力する際の形式が一部変更されました。 ※各ページのヘッダー行(タイトル)に、リスト対象のカタログ名を表示 ※リスト対象のカタログ名(対象エントリーを含むカタログ)が切り替わる都度、「改ページ」が発生 ※サマリー情報(処理されたエントリーの内訳)に対しても、ヘッダー行を表示 ■単一カタログ検索、複数カタログ検索のどちらが行われたかによって、出力形式は若干異なります。 ※複数カタログ検索 ⇒ 「LEVEL/LVL(alias-name)」指定時、あるいは「MLA指定値が2以上」の場合が対象 ■単一カタログ検索、複数カタログどちらの場合でも、z/OS V2R3、V2R5を比較すると「SYSPRINT」の出力形式は変わっていません。 ※DFSMS APAR OA63298のPTF適用後も変化なし(z/OS V2R5) 【z/OS V2R5の変更点】 ■従来、IDCAMS LISTCATコマンド実行時に「OUTFILE(ddname)」パラメータを明示指定することで、対象エントリーの出力先を「SYSPRINT」ではなく、指定されたデータセット(可変長)に変更することが可能です。 ※「SYSPRINT」としてDASD上のデータセットを利用する場合は「SYSPRINT」に書かれる情報全体を出力する一方、「OUTFILE」の場合は対象エントリーに関する情報のみ出力 ...
Programs in many languages running on many systems suffer a performance loss when converted to execute in 64-bit mode. PL/I programs on z/OS are the opposite: in general, the 64-bit version of a program will run faster. As always, there could be exceptions to this observation. We will briefly explain some reasons why converting programs to 64-bit execution on some systems causes a performance degradation. Then we will talk about “the silver bullet” for PL/I on z/OS. Most hardware platforms, certainly including IBM’s z/Architecture, have dedicated resources to handle memory. With every generation of hardware, this becomes more important because CPU speed ...
I'm glad to be accepted as an IBM zSystems Student Ambassador. I am excited because this is a great chance to grow my technical skills with industry recognized badges from the IBM Z Xplore platform, meet a diverse group of leaders from around the globe who I hope to learn from, and meet motivated students on my campus. I applied to be an ambassador because I hoped to promote and share IBM Z opportunities with the students at my university and I want to thank Your Big Year and IBM for giving me the opportunity to do so.
Automation to provision, configure, and start a Liberty instance on z/OS By Haley Fung and Stephanie Lieu A new sample has been added to the Ansible for IBM Z sample playbook repository which contains playbook s and roles that can be used to provision, configure, and start a basic WebSphere Liberty server instance. Ansible can be used as a standard way of provisioning WebSphere Liberty servers on IBM Z, the same way you would provision on distributed or cloud platforms. For example, a developer may need to provision a new Liberty server on IBM Z to develop and test a Java application. A ...
Ansible for IBM Z User Spotlight Series In this series we shine a light on the people who make our community thrive. We share the inspiring stories of users who combine experience, skill, and curiosity to shape strategies, influence organizations, and take our tools to new heights. Get to know Bill Pereira Bill Pereira is a z/OS System Programmer and an active member of the Ansible for IBM Z community. After studying Computer Systems Analysis and Business Administration, he obtained numerous certifications in mainframe technology. Bill has since worked with mainframes in several countries and is passionate about bringing modernization and new ...
Starting IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS, Version 11.0.16.0, the following security providers have been made available: zERT-enabled Java Secure Socket Extension ( ZERTJSSE ) provider - A security provider that enables secure internet communications and gathers security information about those communications for reporting to z/OS® Encryption Readiness Technology (zERT) PKCS11 Implementation ( SunPKCS11 ) - Uses the Java™ Cryptography Extension (JCE) and Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) frameworks to seamlessly add the capability to use hardware cryptography using the PKCS#11 Cryptographic Token Interface standard This ...
Let’s create systems that can fix themselves Can we create AIOPs monitoring from AIOPs analytics I loved watching the US Open tennis championships this past weekend. Great tennis for sure, but also great new IBM advertisements!! The new IBM Let’s create ad theme resonates well with me, since my team and I, in product development, get to create products that customers use to create solutions for their business needs – so awesome!! Credit: unsplash.com Here’s an older Let’s create ad that is exactly what my team in trying to develop. We call it “Detect, Decide, Act”, which matches this IT Automation ad. ...
The new IBM® LinuxONE Emperor 4 has arrived, a new system delivering balanced performance and security while reducing data center energy usage and leading levels of sustainability for our planet. Clients will be looking for this type of highly scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, with quantum-safe security algorithms and hybrid cloud capabilities to deploy workloads rapidly and run mission-critical applications. For systems with mission-critical purpose such as LinuxONE, clients need proactive support and technical services to deliver the full value of the rich functionality of LinuxONE combined with Red Hat®, SUSE®, or Ubuntu®. Let’s look at some ...