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Storage Controller Health (SCH) Status Messages

What are Storage Controller Health Status Messages? The DS8K Storage Controller Health Message function sends alerts at the Logical Control Unit (LCU) level when resources are not available or under service. This process runs on both primary and secondary storage systems in a mirrored...

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Help Article: Care to be taken when configuring AD with RFC2307

This is a help article avoid some mistakes that we may make when configuring authentication. An error in authentication can lead to data access issues. Hence, its important to understand the command and its parameters and also take necessary precautions so that we avoid making unforced errors. ...

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IBM TS7700 Migration Service

The TS7700 virtual tape solution is the leader of tape storage in the System z environment. This solution continues to evolve with function, performance and capacity to match the growing need for mainframe storage. The TS7700 has always provided means for growth, migration, and change as user...

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Migrating data from native HDFS to IBM Spectrum Scale based shared storage

Data is growing exponentially. IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Elastic Server is an enterprise solution that is able to ingest and manipulate data seamlessly under one namespace for existing workloads and new workloads like Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning. This...

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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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Protecting z/OS from Faulty SAN Storage Links

Executive Summary IBM recommends that clients exploit the “ Improved Channel Path Recovery ” (ICR) function , first delivered in z/OS 1.13 (2011), to quickly fence failing I/O resources and minimize any impact on the production work load. The ICR function allows clients to set a z/OS policy...

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IBM Spectrum Scale HDFS Transparency Docker support

HDFS Transparency supports running the Hadoop Map/Reduce workloads inside Docker containers. See the Docker website for an overview of the Docker technology. It is recommended that one physical node only belongs to one HDFS Transparency cluster. This section explains the steps to configure a...

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.1.0 : Remote Support Assistance

In view of serviceability and customer support experience, IBM Spectrum Virtualize v8.1.0 introduces a new feature Remote Support Assistance (RSA). RSA offers enhanced secure environment for remote support and service of the storage systems. Remote support for system predominantly used to...

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New IBM Journal of R&D Article: zHyperLink: Low-latency I/O for Db2 on IBM Z and DS8880 storage

The IBM Journal of Research and Development just published an issue dedicated to the IBM z14, IBM's latest generation of mainframe. The IBM DS8880 Storage allows clients to get the most value out of the z14 with the new zHyperLink technology for extreme low latency I/O. For readers with...

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