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Introducing the new HiperSockets Converged Interface support


Presentation

z/OS V2R3 Communications Server introduces HiperSockets Converged Interface (HSCI) support that provides the following benefits:

  1. Linux on z Systems Layer 2 and z/VM VSwitch Bridge Compatibility:
    Clients prefer the administrative and operational advantages when configuring Linux guests with a single IP interface using a z System layer 2 configuration. The usability
    advantagesare
    extended by the z/VM VSwitch bridge support allowing Linux guests to configure a single IP interface for HiperSockets providing both internal CPC and external LAN communications.
    The current z/OS HS
    support only provides layer 3 connectivity which is incompatible with this Linux and z/VM environment. The new z/OS V2R3 HSCI support resolves this issue by
    providing compatibility for both HS Layer 2 and Linux guests using HS with the z/VM VSwitch bridge.
  2. Improved ("hands free") HiperSockets Usability for z/OS Environments:
    HSCI transparently "converges" a HS interface with your OSA interface providing transparent and dynamic usage of HS.
    With the HSCI enhancement:
    1. access to HS is achieved without requiring the z/OS network administrator to configuration, provision or operate a HS interface.  
    2. A z/OS instance can be relocated to another CPC without making any HS definition changes or taking any operator actions to access HS on the new CPC.  Your external LAN is recreated
      within each CPC providing a single seamless LAN topology within your data center.  Once your OSA interface is restarted on the new z/OS location, your HSCI will dynamically be reestablished.
(EA)

Stream: Network Management
Room: Stowe
Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Attachments

zOS CS HSCI-GSE- Fall 2017.pdf

Speakers


  • Jerry Stevens at IBM USA
  • Jerry Stevens is a senior technical staff member with IBM Systems and works in Enterprise Networking Solutions Architecture Strategy and Design with a focus on communications hardware architecture. He has more than 30 years of experience with z/OS network communications.


    Email: sjerry@us.ibm.com

  • Jerry Stevens at IBM USA
  • Jerry Stevens is a senior technical staff member with IBM Systems and works in Enterprise Networking Solutions Architecture Strategy and Design with a focus on communications hardware architecture. He has more than 30 years of experience with z/OS network communications.


    Email: sjerry@us.ibm.com

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