IBM has announced SMC-R in z/OS v2.1 and RoCE feature support in zEnterprise EC12 and later. SMC-R and RoCE provide high throughput with low overhead communications. This paper is developed to answer very frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Tom Shephered has been very active in presenting z/OS V2R1 to many customers. Many questions were asked while presenting and this FAQ is a collection of all the questions raised during the presentations and have been answered by subject matter experts.
z/OS Statement of Direction - Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQ are tied to the announcment made on April 11, 2012 reqarding the next release of z/OS. There will not be a new z/OS release in 2012. The next z/OS release will be a new version (z/OS Version 2) with a planned availability 2H2013.
Where are the answers to my questions about zEnterprise Ensemble networking with the zBX and (TORs), the z196, and the Unified Resource Manager (zManager) particularly when it comes to security on the hybrid platform?