Resources

Resources

For further reading, as reference material, bibliography —
Where to go to find source material on IBM mainframe topics . . .

However you want to look at it, the links below connect to a lot of useful information, most of it directly from IBM

IBM z/OS 2.2 MVS manuals

This link takes you to a library list of clickable links for z/OS V2R2 IBM manuals:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/v2r2pdf/#IEA

index of clickable links to just the IBM manuals on TSO :
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/v2r2pdf/#IKJ

index of clickable links to just the IBM manuals on ISPF :
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/v2r2pdf/#ISP

 

IBM Systems magazine:

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/

Systems Programmers Tips and Tricks for ISPF (three articles in IBM Systems magazine):

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/systemsmanagement/Systems-Programmers-Tips-and-Tricks-for-ISPF/

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/systemsmanagement/Systems-Programmers-Tips-and-Tricks-for-ISPF-(1)/

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/systemsmanagement/Systems-Programmers-Tips-and-Tricks-for-ISPF-(2)/

3270 Emulator User’s Reference (The 3270 emulator is the part of your TSO connection that runs on the PC).
Personal Communications for Windows, Version 5.7

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/network/pcomm/publications/pcomm_57/pc3270ref.pdf

DB2 Tutor blog:

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/DB2utor/

IBM Redbooks z Systems:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/portals/systemz?Open&count=100

or:  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemz?Open&count=100

IBM Redbook "VSAM Demystified" :

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg246105.pdf

 

z/Architecture Principles of Operation  

http://publibfi.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/dz9zr010.pdf

 

z/OS concepts (Totally introductory extensive basics, online)

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/zosbasics/com.ibm.zos.zconcepts/toc.htm

 

ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming

13-volume set of detailed and exceptionally good manuals about the z/OS operating system, in the Redbooks library:

Volume  1: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg245597.html

Volume  2: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246982.html

Volume  3: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246983.html

Volume  4: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246984.html

Volume  5: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246985.html

Volume  6: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246986.html

Volume  7: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246987.html

Volume  8: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246988.html

Volume  9: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246989.html

Volume 10: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246990.html

Volume 11: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246327.html

Volume 12: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247621.html

Volume 13: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247717.html

IBM Redbooks blogs:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/IBMRedbooksSystemz

IBM z/OS boot camp (system internals)

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/education/skills_coursematerials.html

The boot camp textbook pdf:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg246366.pdf

CBT Tape

 Sample source code —  
Excellent useful programs like TAPEMAP and ZOOM

http://www.cbttape.org/

and/or:  http://www.cbttape.org/cbtdowns.htm

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Further reading for JCL topic(s):

IBM z/OS MVS V2R2 JCL Reference Manual (downloadable PDF)

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/iea3b611.pdf

IBM z/OS MVS V2R2 JCL User’s Guide (downloadable PDF)

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/iea3b510.pdf

SC23-6864-01, z/OS DFSMSdfp Utilities (online reading, not a PDF)

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.1.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r1.idau100/toc.htm

IEBGENER in above book (online reading, not a PDF):

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.1.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r1.idau100/iebgenr.htm

DFSMS Using Datasets (online reading, not a PDF)

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.2.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r2.idad400/toc.htm

Index(es) of IBM pdfs for V2R2:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/v2r2pdf/

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/v2r2pdf/#IEA