I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)



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I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)

Postby yaloml » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:33 am

Hi guys, I'm a new bee to Mainframe and I have some doubts about the sysplex.

When we performing an IPL for the sysplex(A,B are in sysplex),After we shut down A,Why we need to vary A out of the sysplex?

As far as I know,sysplex is designed to share a workload for high performance and high availability,that means if one system(A) in the sysplex have some fatal error and stop working,all the work will be assigned to the healthy one(B).

If I'm right, When we performing an IPL on A and do not vary it out of sysplex, It will be fine for system B, the reason why we need to vary it out of sysplex , is just ensure the performance of systemB?
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Re: I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)

Postby NicC » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:00 am

Have you asked your system programmers (sysprogs)? As a newbie why do you need to know this? Surely just knowing it happens is, possibly, more than enough.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)

Postby yaloml » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:49 pm

Nic:Have you asked your system programmers (sysprogs)? As a newbie why do you need to know this? Surely just knowing it happens is, possibly, more than enough.


thx for your suggestion, I will ask sysprog later... :)
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Re: I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:21 pm

From the z/OS Migration manual:
Before a system can be |removed from the sysplex, it must be reset or isolated from the channel |subsystem to ensure that it is no longer performing I/O against shared |sysplex resources such as data sets or coupling facility structures.
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Re: I have some question about the sysplex in Z/OS(MVS)

Postby yaloml » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:03 am

Before a system can be |removed from the sysplex, it must be reset or isolated from the channel |subsystem to ensure that it is no longer performing I/O against shared |sysplex resources such as data sets or coupling facility structures.



hmm,got it,actually better understanding can avoid some stupid mistakes,eg. vary the wrong system out of sysplex ;)

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