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IBM System z Personal Development Tool: Volume 3 Additional Topics

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (zPDT), which runs on an underlying Linux system based on an Intel processor. zPDT provides a System z system on a PC capable of running current System z operating systems, including emulation of selected System z I/O devices and control units. It is intended as a development, demonstration, and learning platform; it is not designed as a production system.

This book, discussing more advanced topics, is the last of three volumes. The first volume introduces zPDT and provides reference material for zPDT commands and device managers. The second volume describes the installation of zPDT (including the underlying Linux, and a particular z/OS® distribution) and basic usage patterns. The third volume discusses more advanced topics that may not interest all zPDT users. The IBM order numbers for the three volumes are SG24-7721, SG24-7722, and SG24-7723.

The systems discussed in these volumes are complex, with elements of Linux (for the underlying PC machine), z/Architecture® (for the core zPDT elements), System z I/O functions (for emulated I/O devices), and z/OS (providing the System z application interface), and possibly with other System z operating systems. We assume the reader is familiar with the general concepts and terminology of System z hardware and software elements and with basic PC Linux characteristics.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. The author
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. General usage
    1. 1.1 Token dates and times
    2. 1.2 crontab entries
    3. 1.3 Sparse files
    4. 1.4 Security exposures
      1. 1.4.1 Reducing root usage
      2. 1.4.2 Linux suid usage
      3. 1.4.3 1090 log files
      4. 1.4.4 Token server monitoring
      5. 1.4.5 License server controls
    5. 1.5 z1090instcheck
    6. 1.6 CPs, processors, threads, and tokens
    7. 1.7 CKD versioning
    8. 1.8 1090 messages
    9. 1.9 TCP/UDP ports
    10. 1.10 Dual boot
    11. 1.11 Remote operation
    12. 1.12 x3270 cursor position
    13. 1.13 Devices, memory, msgmni, ulimit
    14. 1.14 Startup scripts
  5. Chapter 2. Tapes (SCSI and awstape)
    1. 2.1 SCSI tape drives
      1. 2.1.1 The awsscsi device manager
    2. 2.2 Drives and interfaces
      1. 2.2.1 Specific hardware tested
    3. 2.3 SCSI utilities
    4. 2.4 awstape utilities
    5. 2.5 Practical advice
  6. Chapter 3. z/OS notes
    1. 3.1 IEBCOPY problems
    2. 3.2 z/OS CP and memory display
    3. 3.3 z/OS spin loop timeouts
    4. 3.4 Larger panel
    5. 3.5 z/OS disk space
    6. 3.6 Java and WebSphere Application Server startup
    7. 3.7 Standalone z/OS dump
      1. 3.7.1 Generating a standalone dump program
      2. 3.7.2 Taking a standalone z/OS dump
    8. 3.8 Moving 3390 volumes
      1. 3.8.1 Create a source dump
      2. 3.8.2 Send dump to Linux
      3. 3.8.3 Receive dump
      4. 3.8.4 Standalone restore
    9. 3.9 IODF Changes with zPDT
    10. 3.10 Local printing
      1. 3.10.1 Setup
      2. 3.10.2 Operational technique
    11. 3.11 Enabling TSO users for OMVS
    12. 3.12 SYS1.LOGREC full
    13. 3.13 Lost MVS console
    14. 3.14 Unable to start ISPF
    15. 3.15 Health Checker
    16. 3.16 RMF-III
    17. 3.17 Compressing PARMLIB
    18. 3.18 Burning 3390 volumes on CD
    19. 3.19 Delete logstreams
    20. 3.20 Disabled waits
  7. Chapter 4. z/VM notes
    1. 4.1 Installing the AD-CD z/VM 6.2 system
      1. 4.1.1 1090 devmap
    2. 4.2 IPL and logon
    3. 4.3 CMS
      1. 4.3.1 User MAINT
    4. 4.4 Minidisks and files
      1. 4.4.1 Inspecting your disks
      2. 4.4.2 XEDIT
    5. 4.5 z/VM directory
    6. 4.6 Spool contents
    7. 4.7 Simple system queries
    8. 4.8 zIIPs and zAAPs
    9. 4.9 Paging
  8. Chapter 5. z/VSE notes
  9. Chapter 6. Multiple zPDT instances
    1. 6.1 Multiple instances or guests
    2. 6.2 Multiple guests in one instance
    3. 6.3 Independent instances
    4. 6.4 Instances with shared I/O
    5. 6.5 Additional shared functions
  10. Chapter 7. Using awscmd
    1. 7.1 Sample z/VM script
    2. 7.2 z/OS usage
      1. 7.2.1 Sample z/OS program for awscmd
  11. Chapter 8. Problem handling
    1. 8.1 Problems starting a zPDT operation
    2. 8.2 Problems during a zPDT operation
    3. 8.3 Core images
    4. 8.4 Emulated volume problems
    5. 8.5 Linux monitoring
  12. Chapter 9. Linux for System z
  13. Chapter 10. LAN notes
    1. 10.1 OSA CHPIDs
    2. 10.2 Non-QDIO operation
    3. 10.3 More complete QDIO example
    4. 10.4 Large or jumbo usage
    5. 10.5 VLAN usage
    6. 10.6 Performance
    7. 10.7 Local routers and DHCP
    8. 10.8 Shared Ethernet adapters
    9. 10.9 Base Linux LAN notes
    10. 10.10 Ethernet SNA
  14. Chapter 11. DASD volume migration
    1. 11.1 Warnings
    2. 11.2 Operational characteristics of the migration utility
    3. 11.3 Installation of the migration utility for z/OS
      1. 11.3.1 Server installation
      2. 11.3.2 RACF requirements
    4. 11.4 Operation of the server under z/OS
    5. 11.5 Installation of the server under z/VM
    6. 11.6 Operation of server under z/VM
    7. 11.7 The client commands
    8. 11.8 Additional notes
  15. Chapter 12. Channel-to-channel
    1. 12.1 z/OS usage example
    2. 12.2 Multiple instances and z/VM
      1. 12.2.1 Devmaps
  16. Chapter 13. Cryptographic adapter
    1. 13.1 Background information
    2. 13.2 Devmap specification
    3. 13.3 Initial ICSF startup
    4. 13.4 Operational notes
      1. 13.4.1 Multiple zPDT instances
      2. 13.4.2 Coprocessor control commands
      3. 13.4.3 New z/OS releases
      4. 13.4.4 Programming with ICSF
      5. 13.4.5 z/VM usage
  17. Chapter 14. License and serial number servers
    1. 14.1 Methodology
    2. 14.2 Installation and configuration
      1. 14.2.1 Client configuration
      2. 14.2.2 Remote server configurations
    3. 14.3 Notes
    4. 14.4 Scenarios
      1. 14.4.1 Display hostname assignments
      2. 14.4.2 Clones
      3. 14.4.3 Security
      4. 14.4.4 Resetting everything
      5. 14.4.5 SafeNet module restarts
    5. 14.5 Glossary
  18. Chapter 15. Virtualization
    1. 15.1 VMWare
      1. 15.1.1 Usage notes
    2. 15.2 System z zBX
    3. 15.3 Security and control
    4. 15.4 Performance
      1. 15.4.1 Open notes
  19. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. How to get Redbooks
    4. Help from IBM
  20. Back cover