Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server

Configuring a network can be complex. The process involves multiple tasks, the configuration syntax can be complicated and error-prone, and it is often difficult to assess how configuration changes impact the network.

The z/OSMF Configuration Assistant for z/OS® Communications Server task provides assistance in configuring TCP/IP networking policies and can help dramatically reduce the amount of time required to create network configuration files. For example, what once may have taken hours to set up TCP/IP filters, may now potentially take as little as 30 minutes.

With the Configuration Assistant task, for any number of z/OS images and TCP/IP stacks, you can create configuration files for the following:

  • Application Transparent - Transport Layer Security
  • IP Security
  • Intrusion Detection Services
  • Network Security Services
  • Quality of Service
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Defense Manager Daemon

To simplify things even more, step by step tasks are provided, complete with setup for RACF® security, started procedures, and Policy Agent configuration. Health checks are provided to ensure the consistency and accuracy of policy definitions.

Screen capture of the IPSec page in the z/OSMF Configuration Assistant task.

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