z/OS Communications Server: Index of Educational Presentations

Education


Abstract

Several times each year, members of the z/OS Communications Server team--including development, test, and support--create and present education sessions for IBM customers. These sessions are recorded and published in IBM documents available online. This index serves as a repository of links to these documents.

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    z/OS Communications Server Performance Improvements

    Originally presented by Mike Fitzpatrick on June 27, 2012, this education covers the following topics:
    • What is one of the most important factors in determining TCP/IP performance over OSA-Express?
      • Why inbound packet processing key to TCP/IP performance
    • Optimizing the inbound path
      • Evolution of optimizations
    • The latest optimizations
      • Optimized Latency Mode
      • Inbound Workload Queuing
    • How about outbound packet processing?
      • Segmentation offload
      • WLM priority queuing
    • OSA-Express4

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    Using z/OS Communications Server for Optimized Workload Balancing to z/OS

    Originally presented by Gus Kassimis on March 27, 2012, this education covers the following topics:

    • Network workload balancing overview
    • Communications Server load balancing solutions and recent updates
    • z/OS Sysplex support for external load balancers

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      Leveraging z/OS Communications Server Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) for a Lower Cost and More Rapid TLS Deployment

      Originally presented by Lin Overby on December 15,2011, this presentation covers the following topics:
      • SSL/TLS overview
      • What is AT-TLS?
      • How does AT-TLS work?
      • Configuring AT-TLS

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        Getting the most out of your OSA adapter with the z/OS Communications Server

        Originally presented by Alfred Christensen on November 15, 2011, this presentation covers the following topics:
        • Review of the OSA hardware
        • A brief refresher on QDIO
        • OSA inbound “routing”
        • Overview of selected recent OSA enhancements
        • Network interface resilience and use of dynamic VIPAs in “flat” networks (such as the zEnterprise Intra
        • Ensemble Data Network)
        • Monitoring OSA using SNMP
        • OSA-Express3 dual port IOCP, TRLE, and z/OS CS Interface definitions

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          Intelligent Load Balancing with IBM Multi-site Workload Lifeline

          Originally presented by Mike Fitzpatrick on August 24, 2011, this presentation covers the following topcs:
          • Current disaster recovery solutions
          • GDPS Active-Active Sites
          • Multi-site Workload Lifeline
          • Configuration statements

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            z/OS V1R13 Communications Server Overview

            Originally presented by Scott Moonen on May 19, 2011, this presentation covers the following topics:
            • Security
            • Simplification
            • Economics and Platform Efficiency
            • Availability
            • Application/Middleware/Workload Enablement
            • EE/SNA
            • Statement of Direction

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              Do you still think IPv6 is something you don't need to deal with?

              This presentation was given by Gus Kassimis in two parts, the first in February, 2011 and the second on March 23, 2011. It addresses the following topics:
              • Why is IPv6 important?
              • What is IPv6?
              • IPv6 penetration
              • Coexistence and migration
              • Planning how to get there

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                  z/OS V1R12 Communications Server Overview
                  Originally presented by Roy Brabson on August 26, 2010, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • Application Integration / Data Consolidation and Standards
                  • ‰Scalability / Performance / Constraint Relief and Accelerators
                  • ‰Security
                  • ‰System Management and Monitoring
                  • ‰SNA and EE
                  • ‰Statements of Directions

                  Using traces for TCP/IP throughput performance problems
                  Originally presented by Todd Valler on June 24, 2010, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • How do we determine if we have a throughput performance problem?
                  • Ways in z/OS CS to measure throughput performance
                  • Typical FTP data transfer
                  • Throughput issues:
                    • The effect of high network latency
                    • The effect of dropped packets
                    • The effect of dropping window size
                  • What to look for in SYSTCPDA Component Trace (PKTTRACE)

                  What's new with z/OS Communications Server TN3270?
                  Originally presented by Alfred Christensen on Feburary 17, 2010, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • A few (three) selected TN3270 Server enhancements in z/OS V1R8 CS
                  • ‰TN3270 Server in z/OS V1R9 CS
                    • ƒAT-TLS Enabled TN3270 Server
                    • ƒManagement of non-Current TN3270 Server Profiles
                    • ƒUse of APPLDATA to Provide Netstat Visbility into TN3270 server options
                    • ƒTN3270 Server MUST now run in its own Address Space
                  • ‰TN3270 Server in z/OS V1R10 CS
                    • ƒSysplex LU name server
                  • ‰TN3270 Server in z/OS V1R11 CS
                    • ƒTSO reconnect enhancements
                  • ‰TN3270 Server in z/OS V1R12 CS
                    • ƒShared ACB support
                    • ƒIP management information through a relay-mode session manager

                  Configuring, Operating, and Monitoring Policy Agent
                  Originally presented by Alfred Christensen on July 23, 2009, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • z/OS networking policy infrastructure overview
                  • ‰ Setting up and managing Sylogd and TRMD
                  • ‰ Setting up and managing policy agent (PAGENT)
                  • ‰ Getting started with Configuration Assistant

                  z/OS Communications Server Network Security Overview
                  Originally presented by Chris Meyer on May 5, 2009, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • z/OS Communications Server network security
                    • Roles and objectives
                    • Deployment trends and requirements
                  • Policy-based Network Security
                    • IP security
                      • IP Packet Filtering and IPSec
                    • Application Transparent TLS
                    • Intrusion Detection Services
                  • Configuring Policy-based Network Security
                    • Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server
                  • Enterprise Security Roles
                    • Centralized Policy Agent
                    • Network Security Services

                  Enterprise Extender: Recent enhancements and coming attractions
                  Originally presented by Sam Reynolds in 2009, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • Enterprise Extender with z/OS V1R9 CS
                    • HPR Path Switch Summarization
                    • EE LDLC Granularity
                    • Local MTU Discovery for EE
                  • Enterprise Extender with z/OS V1R10 CS
                    • Path MTU Discovery for EE
                    • RTP Pipe Session Limit Control
                    • TGN Parameter for EE Model PUs
                    • RTP Display Enhancements
                  • Enterprise Extender with z/OS V1R11 CS
                    • HPR Performance Enhancements
                    • Reduction in ECSA Requirements for RTP Pipes
                    • EE/IPSec Performance Enhancements
                    • Additional EE-Related items in V1R11

                  z/OS V1R11 Communications Server overview
                  Originally presented by Alfred Christensen on March 26, 2009, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • Application integration, data consolidation, and standards
                  • Availability and business resilience
                  • ‰Scalability, performance, constraint relief, and accelerators
                  • ‰Security
                  • ‰Simplification and consumability
                  • ‰SNA and EE
                  • ‰Virtualization
                  • ‰System management and monitoring

                  Diagnosing z/OS Communications Server IP Storage Growth and Storage Abends
                  Originally presented by Donna Fitzgerald on August 10, 2006, this presentation covers the following topics:
                  • Storage definitions
                  • ŠMonitoring storage utilization
                  • ŠLimiting TCP/IP storage utilization
                  • ŠStorage messages
                  • ŠAbends
                  • ŠProblem determination
                  • ŠCollecting documentation
                  • ŠCommon problems

                  z/OS SNMP Basics--Principles of Configuring the SNMP Environment and Simple Diagnostic Procedures
                  Originally presented by David T. Britt on February 2, 2006, this presentation covers the following topics;
                  • Basic SNMP Concepts
                  • SNMP Component Relationships
                  • The SNMPv1 Security Model
                  • ƒConfiguring the PW.SRC file
                  • ƒConfiguring the SNMPTRAP.DEST file
                  • ƒUsing the z/OS UNIX osnmp command to test your configuration
                  • ƒUsing the SNMP agent debug trace to troubleshoot configuration problems

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                More support for:

                z/OS Communications Server
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                Software version:

                1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 2.1

                Operating system(s):

                z/OS

                Reference #:

                7013857

                Modified date:

                2010-09-28

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