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||z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #29 August 2015
Featured topics: Security.
The printed copy of z/OS Hot Topics, issue 29 has incorrect technical information in "Track down GRS requests with SMF" on page 30. The first two sentences have been revised and the paragraph under the topic for "Enter global resource serialization" has also been revised. The revised article is in the online PDF on this webpage.
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|Previous z/OS Hot Topics|
|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #28 August 2014
Featured topics: Smarter Computing with z/OS V2R1: cloud, analytics, mobile, social, and security.
|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #27 August 2013
Featured topics: z/OS V2R1, IBM zEnterprise, Flash Express, zAware, z/OSMF.
|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #26 August 2012
Featured topic: The fine art of z/OS.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #25 August 2011
Featured topic: z/OS: a smarter operating system for a Smarter Planet.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #24 January 2011
Featured topic: zEnterprise gets you where you are going.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #23 August 2010
Featured topic: Face to Face with business resiliency and problem determination.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #22 March 2010
Featured topic: Nothing gets past z/OS! Security and auditing.
|Hot Spotlight articles|
|Hot Spotlight||Our Hot Spotlight section features Web articles (not included in the latest issue of the z/OS Hot Topics newsletter) that provide great information on a host of System z topics.
|Driving home the mainframe memories: Forty-four years of disk-drive development (PDF 103KB) John Eells continues his mainframe retrospective with our third installment about the history of IBM disk drives.
|Ask Mr. Catalog: Answers to common ICF catalog questions (PDF 99KB)
Another in a set of questions and answers about catalogs from Stephen Branch, Mr. Catalog himself.
Previous z/OS Hot Topics and Hot Spotlight articles
- z/OS Hot Topics Issues 4-21
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #21
Featured topic: Simplification
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #20
Featured topic: 10th Anniversary Special - Memories of a mainframe
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #19
Featured topic: On to V1R10 - And a greener data center
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #18
Featured topic: RAS to the Rescue - Stand-alone dump best practices
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #17
Featured topic: Meet zIIP and zAAP IBM's specialty processors
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #16
Featured topic: All things data
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #15
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #14
Featured topic: z/OS: Simply secure
History of the mainframe poster
February 2006 bonus PDF
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #13
Featured topic: An apple a day . . . keeps the PMRs away! An overview of IBM Health Checker for z/OS
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #12
Featured topic: Hidden treasures: Making the most of your 64-bit SVC dumps
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #11
Featured topic: Infrastructure simplification
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #10
Featured topic: z/OS download for dummies
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #9
Featured topic: Tools
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #8
Featured topic: Migrating to z/OS
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #7
Featured topic: Security
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #6
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #5
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #4
- Previous Hot Spotlight Articles
Mirror, mirror (on the site): Deployment scenarios for TPC-R on z/OS
Learn how to deploy TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) in your z/OS enterprise by Nick Clayton.
Life begins at 40... Happy birthday, CICS
Celebrate 40 years of CICS with a birthday salute from David Reynolds and Nick Garrod.
Latch onto better contention resolution
Learn about how to handle latch contention in z/OS V1R11 with global resource serialization (GRS) from Chris Brooker, Nick Matsakis, and Steven Partlow.
Enhance your I/O performance with IBM System z
Read about the latest enhancements to I/O performance including FICON I/O operations and the IBM System Storage DS8000 solid state drive (SSD) technology by Harry Yudenfriend.
z-the Difference: Sysplex availability
Read about how the System z sysplex makes all the difference when it comes to availability.
Please DO touch that dial: zFS performance tuning
Find out how the zSeries File System provides the best in performance tuning of zFS.