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IBM z/OS Debugger delivers another update, 15.0.5! In addition to many fixes ( 15 APARs between host and client ), this release has some key new features: Day 1 Support As always, the debug team remains committed to supporting new compilers, subsystems and hardware, on day 1. In 15.0.5 we now support: the new IBM z16 hardware CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 6.1 Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 6.4 (both 31 and 64 bit modes) Enterprise PL/I for z/OS 6.1 (both 31 and 64 bit modes) Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS 2.2. Programs compiled with Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 or later that have been optimized by Automatic Binary Optimizer can ...
Hello everyone! I'm Melina, a Mainframe Intern form Argentina. I wanted to talk about how much my Internship expereience has been improved by IBM Z Xplore, since starting my journey as a zSystems Student Ambassador. When I started as an Intern, a few months ago, I knew very little about Enterprise Computing. I knew of Mainframes, but not much else. As I took the mandatory courses, I began to understand what made them such an essential piece of many industries. As an electronic engineer student, the hardware architecture was what really caught my eye. But when I actually started using a mainframe, it was a bit difficult for me, as I was not used to working ...
The end of 2021 saw the emergence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability and associated attacks that caused us to take down a number of container images from the IBM Z and LinuxONE Container Registry in response. Our strategy was to remove these affected images, re-build them as upstream fixes became available, and re-post the images when ready. We will protect the fidelity of the content we post here to keep the users of this registry safe. We have been continuously building new versions of the container images in the registry as new functions and security fixes become available from upstream communities. A majority of images have been updated within the ...
After the announcement of IBM z16, the innovative platform that helps accelerate your digital transformation and unlock the potential of your hybrid cloud transformation, the latest version of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 is now generally available! Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 fully supports the IBM z16 architecture to optimize application performance and provides new features to help you modernize your business-critical applications to propel forward with your digital transformation plans. The Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 product documentation is also available in IBM Documentation now. Check the following topics to further explore those ...
It has certainly been an exciting time since the announcement of the IBM z16 in April. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to attend one of the local IBM z16 launch events to see the new system up close. As the hardware starts making its way to the first clients, its a good opportunity to see how IBM's AIOps solutions are taking advantage of the new IBM z16 and how you can more easily move your new system into production. Please join myself, Luke de Kansky, an Kelly Pushong for our webinar on June 9, 2022 as we discuss the world of AIOps. Kelly will provide a brief overview of the IBM z16 including the groundbreaking Telum Processor, System Recover ...
Disruption in any industry is hard. Doing it as a minority founder or a woman is even more challenging. But, you will find allies that advocate for you and others that don't. This is the nature of entrepreneurship and life. My name is Bryan Young, and less than three years ago, I sat in the same position as you are. I needed an ally, a person or company that could help protect and guide my idea. I have been through 10 accelerator programs, that's ten, but the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator presented the most significant opportunity. Here's how you can get the most out of the accelerator. Credibility - The selection progress is rigorous as you compete ...
We on the IBM zSystem team are incredibly appreciative of all of the work that our advocates do to advance awareness for zSystem skill opportunities. We want to take a moment to highlight one of these standouts! Introducing Zhenyu Wang from South China University of Technology, Guangzho China What have been your roles, and years spent, working with the mainframe? As the Director of IBM Zseries System Education Center (Guangzhou), I have been working with the Mainframe for 17 years. Walk us through some big moments from your work with IBM zSystems. I witnessed and promoted the following with the Mainframe: June 2005, “IBM Zseries System ...
Where were you in May 2021? If you were on the IBM Z and LinuxOne Community , chances are you witnessed the launch of the IBM zSystems ISV Ecosystem User Group. During the past year, our members have published a steady stream of lively updates chronicling how ISVs are innovating on the IBM zSystems platform. We’re the sixth-largest user group on the Community, numbering some 340 individual members representing 100 ISVs who’ve published dozens upon dozens of blogs, events, videos, discussions, and more. A year later, we’re just getting started. Join the celebration -- participate! Write a blog Start a discussion List an event Submit ...
IBM Z OMEGAMON Monitor for z/OS V5.6 FixPack 14, APAR OA62945 and PTF UJ08423 has now shipped. This deliverable provides enhancements that will help an enterprise optimize its z16 Hardware usage. This includes the following: New detailed monitoring for the z16 CEX8S Cryptographic Hardware: New Cryptographic Hardware Overview reporting New Situations for Cryptographic Hardware Total Utilization New Cryptographic Encryption Algorithm reporting New Real Time monitoring of z16 System Recovery Boost usage: New system wide z16 System Recovery Boost usage reporting New reporting of address spaces eligible for z16 only start up boost ...
Viele von euch haben die Ankündigungen vom 05.04. aufmerksam verfolgt (z.B.: IBM z16, Db2 13, IBM Z Security and Compliance Center usw.). Habt ihr dabei auch den z/OS Change Tracker , ein neues Feature von z/OS V 2.5 entdeckt? Der z/OS Change Tracker ist ein umfassendes Tool für das Softwarekonfigurationsmanagement (SCM). Damit könnt ihr beispielsweise nachverfolgen, wer wann wie warum welche Änderungen an den Dateien eurer Wahl durchgeführt hat (also an den Dateien, die unter der Kontrolle des z/OS Change Trackers gestellt werden). Aber das ist nicht alles, es gibt viele weitere interessante Funktionen wie Kontrolle auf Member!!! - Ebene, also wer ...
We have just released V3.0.57 of z/OS Connect. In this release we have made enhancements to the IPIC high availability functionality and messages for CICS users running in API provider mode, improved the SMF 123 sample to provide time deltas, updated the z/OS Connect build toolkit (zconbt) to version 1.8, and upgraded Liberty to V22.0.0.3. IPIC high availability enhancements In this release of z/OS Connect we have extended the functionality added in 3.0.56 by allowing the preferredSpecificHost attribute to be configured with the keyword "local". This can be used to specify a CICS region that is on the same LPAR as the z/OS Connect server. We have ...
J'ai très régulièrement des conversations dans mon entreprise, chez des partenaires et chez nos clients sur l’utilité des MIPS (ou plutôt des MSU) et sur la manière dont on peut les comparer sur différentes plateformes. 2 points de vue s’affrontent en fonction des personnes. The Cloud people Il y a les personnes du Cloud ou du go-to-cloud dont la première question est généralement « Combien votre Mainframe consomme de MIPS pour que nous puissions le dimensionner dans le Cloud ? » et la suivante « pourquoi ne pouvez-vous pas fournir ce chiffre pour des applications spécifiques ? ». The z/OS people Et puis il y a les personnes comme moi, qui connaissent ...
The IBM z16 was just released. Want to learn more about implementing the new system, directly from IBM experts? Sign up for our latest Meetup event today, “Implementing IBM z16”. The WebEx-based meeting takes place on June 23, 2022 from 11:00 to 2:15 P.M. EST. This user group is free of charge. WebEx attendees are limited to the first 500 people who log into the event. You can join the Meetup group by clicking the link here , and selecting the red tab on the right that says “Join this group”. This will ensure you receive notifications for future IBM zSystems and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services User Group meetings. What can I expect? “Implementing IBM ...
Liebes zSystems DACH Community Team, um immer auf dem neuesten Stand zu bleiben gibt es die Möglichkeit auf unserer Community-Webseite unter diesem Link Benachrichtigungen einzurichten, um regelmäßige E-Mails mit einer Auflistung aller neuen Blogeiträge oder Benachrichtigungen über neue Diskussionen unserer Community zu erhalten. Es sind nur einige wenige Klicks notwendig und ihr habt alle wichtigen News gesammelt auf einen Blick. Hier die Steps an denen ihr euch für die Einstellungen orientieren könnt: Step 1: Diesen Link öffnen (ggfs. einloggen) Step 2: zu "Notification Settings" scrollen und folgende Einstellungen übernehmen HINWEIS: Es gibt ...
How many badges did you complete? I have done the fundamental, concept, and advanced parts. And the instructions and reading parts are clear to understand. Even though you have no background in computer science, you can understand what it means as long as you go through step by step. How much time did it take you to complete the badges? And in total, it took around 20 days since I started at the beginning of May. Not very a long time, and I just did around 1-2 tasks per day. What did you enjoy the most and did you learn something new? I found this challenge useful in that it helps to familiarize myself with those tools in the working environment. ...
Hello, My name is James Paek and I am IBM Z Ambassador. Throughout the past several months on learning IBM Z Mainframe and other technical aspects of the framework of the IBM Z concepts, I thoroughly enjoyed learning new concepts and ideas provided by the IBM and got an opportunity to read others personal brand and their own goals so I can fully support them. Throughout this session, I had an opportunity to reflect myself about my goals, opportunity, and other personal brand to get to know myself and understand my priorities so I can use it in my personal goals and professional goals. It truly understand myself as a person and personal branding and open myself ...
Introduction Let's start by defining what a hackathon is not. No, we are not exploiting vulnerabilities in anyone's device or software. Hackathon is more like a timed competition where people of different skill sets come together to develop an IT solution. You do not need to be a software developer to participate in it. We appreciate having people with a variety of skills in a hackathon team. They are limited to 4-6 members per team, and you can still hack individually. A team can have an entrepreneur, programmer, business analyst, designer, or anyone keen on solving problems. Software developers need to know a lot about different fields. You only have 48 hours ...
Hi, I'm James Paek and this is my reflection post, I hope my experience will lead to someone who can be someone to encourage to learn about IT. I have completed the level of fundamentals and concepts in IBM Z Xplore, and I felt very empowered because I learned a lot through simple and complex concepts of IBM z Explore. There was some challenges such as learning and understanding complex IBM z Mainframe but I was able to get through the lessons. It took me a while to get used to the learning concept of IBM Z Xplore, where I had professional work and I had no time, at the same time I got stuck with a fundamental topic that did not allow me to advance and discouraged ...
Purpose Present a recipe for painless installation of IBM Qiskit on a LinuxOne Ubuntu 20.04 installation. Audience Anyone interested in using Qiskit from LinuxOne Ubuntu to access quantum computing locally or in the cloud from various providers of access such as IBM, Rigetti, IONQ, etc., who offer access via IBM Qiskit. Our Goal IBM Qiskit is the open source project that IBM Quantum established around 2016 to include the quantum computing community in the march forward towards generally useful quantum computing. Install Qiskit on your workstation and you can explore the quantum algorithms on IBM's quantum processing units (QPU) and/or simulators in ...
By Gregory Sechuga, Program Director, IBM Competitive Insights, gsechuga@us.ibm.com, JaiPaul Antony, Principal Technology Advocate, IBM Competitive Insights, jaipaul.antony@ibm.com, and Srirama Krishnakumar, Manager, Principal Technology Advocate, IBM Competitive Insights; srirama.k@us.ibm.com Introduction Many IBM z customers are looking to modernize and extend existing applications with microservices in IBM z infrastructure, particularly utilizing the existing data on DB2 on z/OS. Some of the ways that the customer might want to modernize the existing applications on IBM z is to move the application to an x86-based infrastructure which is either on-premises ...
z/Now!, the series just for ISVs, highlights inside information about all the different ways you can maximize your ISV status and expand new acts of advocacy to promote the IBM zSystems platform. We’re recommending a new resource that you should check out: IBM Z Skills . Presented by the IBM Z and LinuxONE Ecosystem team, Z Skills is a series of skill-building webinars and events curated to help you advance your enterprise-computing journey. Addressing a range of foundational topics, Z Skills is the perfect place to point your clients for primers on zSystems technology, or to refresh your own background. Here are some recent sessions: TSO/ISPF ...
The Go language has emerged as a leading language for server-side and cloud applications, DevOps automation tools, and so much more. According to OSSInsight.io , Go has become the most popular open-source programming language, followed by Node and TypeScript. With Go's ecosystem brought into z/OS, IBM zSystems clients are able to take advantage of this enormously popular and growing technology to power digital transformation. Bill O'Farrell and James Tang are here to walk you through all the questions you never knew you had about the Go language! Check out the latest Terminal Talk Podcast featuring the popular Go language and its powerful ...
Introducing object storage terminology and concepts – and how to leverage cost-effective cloud data management for zSystems. Object storage is coming to IBM zSystems. It’s the optimal platform for demanding backup, archive, DR, and big-data analytics operations, allowing zSystems data centers to leverage scalable, cost-effective cloud infrastructures. For zSystems personnel, object storage is a new language to speak. It’s not complex, just a few new buzzwords to learn. This paper was written to introduce you to object storage, and to assist in learning the relevant terminology. Each term is compared to familiar mainframe concepts. Let’s go! What ...
Hi my name is Yaju Gopal Shrestha. I cannot wait to embark on this tech filled journey with you all.
The SAP on IBM Z webcast series continues! We would like to invite you to our next webcast " SAP on Db2 13 for z/OS ", which is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 th , 2022, at 4 pm CEST / 10 am EDT / 7 am PDT. On April 5, 2022, IBM announced Db2 13 for z/OS. The webcast covers SAP's certification process for Db2 13 and its benefits for SAP applications. Also, the migration procedure for SAP systems will be described. Who should attend: DBAs, SAP Basis administrators and architects responsible for deploying Db2 13 into SAP landscapes Questions are welcome during the session. Some general Q&A time is also reserved at the end of the webcast ...
IBM z16, the industry's first quantum-safe system, brings breakthrough technologies for AI and cyber resiliency to accelerate your digital transformation in hybrid cloud. In addition to its innovative on-chip AI and modernization advances, a new RoCE Express3 feature is also available on IBM z16 . This technology refresh provides improved overall performance and Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) capabilities. RoCE Express3 features, which support dual ports (10 GbE and 25 GbE), use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to provide fast memory-to-memory communications between two IBM Z platforms. ...
既にご存知の通り、「従来型ServerPac」全般のサポート終了に向け、 2021年11月23日の開発意向表明 で、次のような発表がありました。 >> 「z/OSMF ServerPac」による「データセットのマージ機能」がいつ利用可能になるか、および、「従来型ServerPac」による導入方法のサポート終了計画に関しては、2022年第2四半期に改めて発表予定 これに関する続報として、2022年5月16日付で次のような「最新情報」が公開されましたので、お知らせいたします。 2022年7月10日をもって、Shopzオーダー時に指定する導入方法から「CustomPac installation dialog」(従来型ServerPac)の選択肢が削除される予定です。それ以降は、z/OSMFソフトウェア管理タスク(Software Management)とワークフローを用いて導入する新しい形式の「z/OSMF ServerPac」のみが利用可能です。 この変更はz/OSを含めShopzでオーダーする全てのIBM zSystemsソフトウェア製品のServerPacに適用され、今後はドライバー・システムでの「z/OSMF」稼働がServerPac導入の前提となります。 【最新情報(WW)】  ServerPac Installation using z/OSMF 【追加情報: 2022/05/25】 ■ PSP ...
What is the challenge? Today’s application landscapes are increasingly hybrid, complex and often include IBM zSystems . However, we often see information, team s , and data silos in organizations. Operations teams suffer from being overwhelmed by having to use many different tools and by lack of skills . They are struggling with inconsistent alerts , interrupted workflow to swap between tools , and challenges when having to share data across multiple teams . Multiple people with different job roles, skills and often working from different locations, are involved when resolving incidents. All this increase s the time to problem resolution ...