Server Time Protocol Implementation Guide

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Server Time Protocol (STP) is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) of IBM® zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196), IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), IBM System z10®, and IBM System z9®. It provides improved time synchronization in both a sysplex or non-sysplex configuration.

This IBM Redbooks® publication will help you configure a Mixed Coordinated Timing Network (CTN) or an STP-only CTN. It is intended for technical support personnel requiring information about:

-Installing and configuring a Coordinated Timing Network
-Using STP functions and operations
-Migrating to a Coordinated Timing Network from various timing environments

Readers are expected to be familiar with IBM System z technology and terminology. For planning information, see our companion book, Server Time Protocol Planning Guide, SG24-7280. For information about how to recover your STP environment functionality, see the Server Time Protocol Recovery Guide, SG24-7380.


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