This section provides details about our environment including our test configuration (hardware, software and security) and our test workloads.
|LCST/e zPET Parallel Sysplex Environment||December 2013|
|LCST/e zPET Test Workloads||December 2013|
New! For z/OS V2R1 and beyond, we are documenting our experiences with installing, migrating and testing z/OS and System z hardware and System Storage in our LCST/e System z Platform Evaluation Test Community blog.
For z/OS V1R13 and prior we documented our experiences with installing, migrating, and testing new releases of z/OS and Linux for System z and various elements, features, and products that run on each in the test reports below.
|z/OS V1R13.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||December 2012|
|z/OS V1R13.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||December 2011
(Updated January 2012)
|z/OS V1R12.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||June 2011|
|z/OS V1R12.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||December 2010|
|z/OS V1R11.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||June 2010|
|z/OS V1R11.0 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers||December 2009|
|z/OS System z Parallel Sysplex Recovery||April 2007
Find out what's been keeping us busy! The following articles describe our most recent test experiences and updates, in between the publication of our regular test reports.
|IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (IBM zAware) implementation in zPET||December 2012|
|The Flash Express Feature on IBM zEnterprise EC12 and z/OS exploitation of flash storage||December 2012|
|Reporting enhancements to RMF Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand and InterSystem Channel-3 Coupling Facility links on IBM zEnterprise EC12||December 2012|
|z/OS Network File System (NFS) test in zPET||December 2012|
|Migrating to and using ICSF HCR77A0||December 2012|
|Migrating to IMS Version 12.1||December 2012|
|Migrating to WebSphere Application Server Version 8.0||December 2012|
|Bookstore credit card application||December 2012|
|IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Offering for Tape and DASD Enryption||June 2012|
|Upgrading to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, Version 4.2||June 2012|
The following related publications offer information about our experiences with implementing technical solutions using specific System z platform technologies and solutions.
|Early Experiences with z/VM 6.2 and Live Guest Relocation: moving from CSE to SSI||March 2012|
|z/VM Single System Image Cluster Live Guest Relocation with HiperSockets: Exploitation via Dynamic Routing||February 2012|
|High Availability Solution for WebSphere Message Queue in a single instance queue manager configuration using Tivoli SAfMP and a shared DASD device||July 2011|
|query where no query has gone before... IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS, V1.1||May 2011|
|High Availability Solution for WebSphere Message Queue in a Single Instance Queue Manager Configuration using HAE and a Shared DASD Device||April 2011|
|High Availability Solution for WebSphere Message Queue in a Single Instance Queue Manager Configuration Using Linux HA and a Shared DASD Device||November 2010|
|z/OS Preventive Maintenance Strategy to Maintain System Availability||May 2013|
|Validation of OSPF on IBM Linux on System z at Scale||May 2010|
|Verifying High Availability of Tivoli Access Manager Policy Server Using IBM Tivoli Server Using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multi-Platforms||April 2010|
|Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM)||January 2010|
|Obtaining SNMP data from z/VM systems||January 2010|
|A Reference Implementation Architecture for Deploying a Highly-Available Networking Infrastructure for Cloud Computing and Virtual Environments using OSPF||December 2009|
|Configuring WebSphere V7.0 and IBM HTTP Server V7.0 to use Cryptographic Hardware for SSL Acceleration on Linux on IBM System z||December 2009|
|Rational® Performance Tester Experience Report||November 2009|
|Cryptographic Hardware Use Cases for Web Servers on Linux on IBM System z - Introduction||July 2009|
|Cryptographic Hardware Use Cases for Web Servers on Linux on IBM System z - Technical description||July 2009|
|Migrating SMF from Data Set Recording to Log Stream Logging||July 2008|
The following links provide access to some useful documentation libraries and other information repositories.
|OCFS2 Version 1.2 shared file system for Linux on IBM System z|
|Exploiting IBM System z Cryptographic Hardware using JSSE|
|Tivoli Provisioning Manager Version 188.8.131.52: Sizing and Capacity Planning||InfoCenter|
This paper, available here (PDF, 294KB), discusses the Consolidated Service Test team's experience with migrating data from various 3390 volumes to larger 3390 volumes. It provides information about techniques to migrate from a direct access storage device (DASD) with smaller source volumes to an Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS) device with Large Volume support and z/OS V1R10 DFSMS Extended Address Volumes support.