The interactive problem control system (IPCS) is a tool provided in the Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) system that aids in diagnosing software failures. MVS provides dumps, which are a snapshot of the system at the time of error. You’ll get a ton of relevant information that will help you debug the
What if I told you that the mainframe has been “in the dock” for the past 54 years, and it’s about to hit the high seas? Or that the launch will be the result of being hammered by not one, but three impending tsunami-type events that are going to result in a complete sea change for t
There are a very few hereditary mainframers out there. You know: people whose parents, grandparents or other progenitors worked on the IBM mainframe, either directly for IBM or one of the other members of our ecosystem in a mainframe role and passed the ma
Mainframe hackers Chad Rikansrud and Phil Young are taking over the keynote presentation at SHARE Sacramento on Tuesday, March 13, to discuss all things mainframe security.
To them, the mainframe is just another computer (albeit one we don't treat as well), and when it comes to securing the mainfra
In distributed environments, the interaction between a user and an application follows a familiar series of steps: a user enters the network through a web server, signs into the application server, and then the applications reach into the database for what they need. Between each server there is a f