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Title:
Exploring IBM eserver iSeries and AS/400e computers : the instant insider's guide to IBM's popular mid-range computer family
Author:
Hoskins, Jim.
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Edition:
Tenth edition.
Publication Information:
Gulf Breeze, FL : Maximum Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxxi, 524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781885068439
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Book

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An overview of the AS/400 family of computers, IBM's product line for mid-sized businesses.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
What This Book Isp. xix
What This Book Is Notp. xx
How to Use This Bookp. xx
Your "Members Only" Web Sitep. xxiv
A Glance Backwardp. xxv
How These Computers Are Differentp. xxix
Chapter 1 What Is an iSeries or AS/400 System?p. 1
Application-Centric Computingp. 3
Open Systems Computingp. 5
Client/Server Computing Systemsp. 6
Distributed Computing Systemsp. 7
Advanced Application Architecturep. 8
Why RISC?p. 11
RISC PowerPC AS Microprocessorsp. 12
Meet the Familyp. 17
System Unit Membersp. 20
Server Preload Packagesp. 38
Custom Application Serversp. 44
iSeries 400 Dedicated Servers for Dominop. 50
System Availabilityp. 54
OS/400 Subsystems and Logical Partitioningp. 56
Multisystem Couplingp. 59
Data Resiliency and Application Resiliencyp. 59
Continuous Availability Clusteringp. 60
Disaster Tolerancep. 62
Upgradesp. 62
Performance Overviewp. 65
Benchmark Testing Overviewp. 66
OptiConnect Performancep. 73
A Closer Lookp. 74
Hardware Architecture Overviewp. 74
Clustering Technologyp. 78
Main Storagep. 82
Storage Managementp. 83
Auxiliary Storagep. 87
Packaging Technologyp. 91
Fiber Optic Busp. 92
Chapter 2 Options and Peripheralsp. 93
Workstationsp. 94
Info Window II Workstationsp. 95
Operations Consolep. 95
Personal Computer (PC) Terminal Emulationp. 96
Retail Workstationsp. 98
IBM Network Station #8361p. 98
Printing Technologyp. 101
Printersp. 104
Combined-Function I/O Processorp. 110
Workstation Adaptersp. 120
Main Storage Expansion Optionsp. 121
Model 250 Main Storage Capacitiesp. 122
Model 270 Main Storage Expansion Optionsp. 122
Model 820 Main Storage Expansion Optionsp. 123
Model 830 Main Storage Expansion Optionsp. 124
Model 840 Main Storage Expansionp. 124
Auxiliary Storage Optionsp. 125
Disk Storage Overviewp. 126
Tape Storagep. 131
Optical Storage Overviewp. 135
CD-ROMp. 137
Auxiliary Storage Controllersp. 138
Communications Optionsp. 138
Local Area Networksp. 139
Wide Area Networksp. 147
Power and Packaging Optionsp. 155
Packaging Expansion Featuresp. 156
Other Adapter Optionsp. 159
Cryptographic Processorsp. 159
Cryptographic Processorsp. 159
Chapter 3 iSeries and AS/400 Softwarep. 161
Software Architecture Overviewp. 161
System-Licensed Internal Codep. 165
How the Software Layers Are Differentp. 166
How the Layers Work Togetherp. 168
Software Compatibilityp. 170
Will S/3X Programs Work?p. 170
Inside Compatibilityp. 171
Applications Architecturep. 172
Application Programsp. 175
Can Prewritten Programs Fit the Bill?p. 176
Cross-industry Application Programsp. 177
Client Series and Application Development Programsp. 211
Industry-Specific Application Programsp. 211
Chapter 4 Operating Systemsp. 216
Operating System Productsp. 217
Introduction to Operating System Conceptsp. 217
OS/400 in the Client/Server Environment?p. 220
OS/400--An Executive Overviewp. 221
A Closer Look at OS/400p. 223
Integrated File Systemp. 224
Advanced Function Printingp. 232
DB2 Universal DataBase (UDB) for AS/400p. 233
DB2 UDB for OS/400--An Overviewp. 246
DB2 UDB for OS/400p. 247
Communications Supportp. 256
Client Accessp. 265
System Viewp. 278
Application Development Facilitiesp. 298
AS/400 Kernel Threadsp. 311
System/3X Compatibilityp. 335
Software Solution Packagesp. 336
Chapter 5 AS/400 and Communications--An Introductionp. 342
Computer Communications in the Office--An Introductionp. 342
What Is SNA?p. 343
IBM Electronic Customer Support Communicationsp. 344
Remote Workstationsp. 347
Distributed Computer Communicationsp. 349
Distributed Networksp. 351
APPC/APPNp. 354
System Clusteringp. 355
ObjectConnect/400p. 357
IBM's Overall Networking Blueprintp. 357
Applications Layerp. 358
Application Support Layerp. 359
Transport Network Layer: SNA-TCP/IP-MPTN-APPNp. 363
Subnetworking Layerp. 365
Intranetp. 366
Retail Terminalsp. 367
Intranet/Internet Securityp. 368
Internet Connection Secure Serverp. 368
Cryptographic Access Providerp. 373
Security Wizardp. 377
AS/400 and the Internetp. 378
Chapter 6 iSeries, AS/400 and Your Businessp. 397
What Are My Business Computing Needs?p. 398
What about Personal Computers?p. 399
What about RISC System/6000 Computers?p. 401
What about System/390 Computers?p. 403
When Should I Consider AS/400 systems?p. 404
Choosing the Softwarep. 404
Choosing the Hardwarep. 406
Small Business Environment, Retail--Anatole's Sub Factoryp. 407
Small Business Environment, Manufacturing--Bob's Gearbox Co.p. 408
Medium Business Environment--Johnson and Thornbushp. 411
Large Business Environment--Atole Enterprisesp. 415
Dedicated Server for Domino Web Serving Environmentsp. 419
Server Selectionp. 421
The Competitive View of 64-Bit Processingp. 423
The Business Decisionsp. 423
Cost Justificationp. 424
Benefitsp. 427
Lease or Buy?p. 430
Educationp. 431
Ergonomicsp. 433
Comfort for the Eyesp. 434
Workstation Comfortp. 435
What about Noise?p. 436
Securityp. 437
Loss Preventionp. 438
Theft Preventionp. 439
Servicep. 440
Migrating from System/3X to AS/400p. 441
Sizing a Replacement AS/400p. 442
Migrating System/3X IO Devices to the AS/400p. 443
Migrating Programs and Data from the System/38p. 444
Migrating Programs and Data from the System/34 or System 36p. 446
Migrating C, D, E, and F 9402, 9404, and 9406 Models to the Advanced Seriesp. 446
Migrating Advanced Series 20X/30X System Units to AS/400e Server System Units: CISC to RISCp. 447
System Performance Tables for AS/400 Systemsp. 447
Appendix A System Support Servicesp. 453
Appendix B User Groupsp. 458
Appendix C TCP/IP Protocols, Servers, and Servicesp. 460
Appendix D EZ-Setup Wizardp. 464
Appendix E Security Wizardp. 469
Appendix F Multiple Upgrade Pathsp. 474
Appendix G Migration Scenariosp. 491