Real-Time Systems Management
What once may have taken 20 to 30 minutes—and required z/OS and Interactive Problem Control System (IPCS) skills to collect, package and send diagnostic data—now can take as little as 30 seconds. With z/OSMF incident log, a single click can display the list of incidents (see Figure 1).
For z/OSMF V1.12 the incident log now supports parallel-encrypted FTP to IBM, which can break dumps into multiple data sets that can be sent via FTP in parallel to reduce transmission time. Specifically, incident log leverages the problem-documentation upload utility. Information on the utility can be found online (http://bit.ly/uploadutility). Additional incident log updates, intended to help you manage problem data more easily, are available.
The configuration assistant for z/OS communication server task (available with z/OSMF V1.11 and z/OS V1.11) can help provide simplified configuration and setup of TCP/IP policy-based networking functions. For example, what once may have taken hours to set up TCP/IP filters may now take as few as 30 minutes. Securing your TN3270 server connections with SSL previously took hours and required you to pour over manuals.
For z/OS MF V1.12, the configuration assistant for z/OS communications server task has updates to support the latest cryptographic standards and practices that are available with z/OS V1.12 and the new IBM zEnterprise* System. In the Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server task, many default Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) rules are available; they’re intended to simplify secure connections with AT-TLS.
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