Mainframe Solutions

Thoughts on z13 RoCE Connectivity, Homophones and Recursive Acronyms

by Dr.Steve.Guendert ‎10-11-2016 12:33 PM - edited ‎10-11-2016 01:48 PM (729 Views)

The combination of IBM z13 RoCE and Brocade Ethernet Fabrics technology leads to improved response times and cost reduction in the form of reduced CPU usage.

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FICON Dynamic Routing: Here at Last

by Dr.Steve.Guendert on ‎09-08-2016 11:20 AM (1,028 Views)

FICON Dynamic Routing is now suppored by IBM z Systems and Brocade.  IBM and Brocade recently published a new joint white paper titled FICON Dynamic Routing (FIDR): Technology and Performance Implications.

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FICON CUP and Advanced Diagnostics

by Dr.Steve.Guendert on ‎07-18-2016 01:36 PM - last edited on ‎09-28-2016 09:48 AM by Community Manager (2,351 Views)

As z Systems environments have grown, and configurations have become more complex, FICON fabric issues can result in unacceptable I/O service times.  Various RMF/SMF records may show several abnormalities, but it typically has been very problematic to identify a single root cause for the issue(s), especially if the issue is in the FICON SAN fabric.  FICON CUP Diagnostics helps solve this challenge.

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