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.