This book is intended for those readers who are new to the platform and are faced with the task of installing a mainframe for the first time. By the term mainframe in this instance, we refer to the hardware and the system software. The intention is to show you how this installation can be done.
Volume 1 shows you how we set up a mainframe and installed z/OS V2R2 and IBM DB2® V11. The starting point is a basic hardware configuration of an IBM z13 and DS8000® as shipped from the factory. Volume 1 shows you how the following milestones were achieved:
Creating a configuration for the Customized Offering Driver (COD) system
Stand-alone restoration of the COD
Expanding the configuration
Installing the z/OS V2R2 ServerPac
Loading and running IVPs for z/OS ServerPac
Installing DB2 ServerPac and IVPs
This publication includes figures that show you how the initial builds were achieved.
For this book, we designed a scenario and show you how to build that scenario step-by-step. Although your requirements likely differ from our scenario, we intend to provide you with an example to show you how it can be done and samples and downloadable materials that you can choose to modify to bring you closer to meeting your needs.
This book is divided into the following parts:
Part 1: Overview and Planning
In this part, we introduce you to how we approached the project.
Part 2: Configuration and builds
In this part, we describe the tasks that must be completed to create the initial build for the scenario that is described in Part 1.
In the scenario, we show you how to perform the following tasks:
Subscribe to a service to provision an IBM CICS® system.
Assign resources to the CICS system.
Use a template to tailor the CICS service
Publish the service in our Marketplace
Use that service to create a CICS region and start it.
Deprovision the CICS region once it is no longer required.
We explain the basic terms that are associated with the cloud services and which roles play a part in creating, using, and maintaining a cloud service.
We show you how we used IBM z/OSMF to provision a CICS Transaction Server (TS) System Management Single Server (SMSS) in a controlled laboratory environment.
The goal of this paper is to provide you with an overview of how a cloud service can be created and used on z/OS. This paper is intended for infrastructure support staff and application development staff who require middleware to develop and maintain business applications that use middleware.