Discussion:
WTF?! IBM now denies access to reference manuals without IBM ID and password?!
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'\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' david.b.trout@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2017-11-23 22:11:35 UTC
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I wanted to download the latest z/Architecture Principles of Operation today (SA22-7832-11) and was greeted with the following web page:


http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg2b9de5f05a9d57819852571c500428f9a


To download this publication you will need to sign in to
the IBM Resource Link website with your IBM ID and password.
If you have not previously signed in to Resource Link with
your IBM ID, you need to sign in here first to register your
IBM ID with Resource Link. If you do not have an IBM ID,
you can register now.

Order number:
SA22-7832-11

Last modified:
25 August 2017 22:02:36 GMT

Subscription:

You can subscribe to this publication on the IBM Resource Link
website. You will need to sign in with your IBM ID and password.
If you have not previously signed in to Resource Link with your
IBM ID, you need to sign in here first to register your IBM ID
with Resource Link. If you do not have an IBM ID, you can register
now.


Since I already have a working IBM ID and password, I use it to sign in, I'm *still* denied access! After signing in I'm greeted with the unhelpful following web page:


Resource Link

Customers:
If you are an IBM customer, you may request Customer access to Resource Link...

IBM Business Partners:
If you are an IBM Business Partner, you may request Business Partner access to Resource Link...

IBM:
If you work at IBM, you may request IBM access to Resource Link...


So I click on the "request Customer access to Resource Link..." link, which then takes me to:


https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/hom03010.nsf/pages/accessRequestSubmitted?OpenDocument


Access request submitted

Your request for access to Resource Link has been processed.

It may take up to an hour before this access takes effect.
You should receive an email when your access request has
been completed.

Please notify Resource Link at ***@us.ibm.com after one
hour if you are still having trouble accessing the Resource
Link website.



Sheesh!

Whatever happened to just clicking a link and downloading a freaking document?!

8-<
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"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Software Development Laboratories
http://www.softdevlabs.com
mail: ***@softdevlabs.com
'Albert N.' aain1956@yahoo.com [hercules-390]
2017-11-23 22:27:48 UTC
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Good evening David,
It all depends on which way you request the manual.There is a copy (size12.67M) available on z/Architecture Principles of Operations


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With kind regards,

Albert


From: "''Fish' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]" <hercules-***@yahoogroups.com>
To: Hercules-390 <hercules-***@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:11 PM
Subject: [hercules-390] WTF?! IBM now denies access to reference manuals without IBM ID and password?!

  I wanted to download the latest z/Architecture Principles of Operation today (SA22-7832-11) and was greeted with the following web page:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg2b9de5f05a9d57819852571c500428f9a

To download this publication you will need to sign in to
the IBM Resource Link website with your IBM ID and password.
If you have not previously signed in to Resource Link with
your IBM ID, you need to sign in here first to register your
IBM ID with Resource Link. If you do not have an IBM ID,
you can register now.

Order number:
SA22-7832-11

Last modified:
25 August 2017 22:02:36 GMT

Subscription:

You can subscribe to this publication on the IBM Resource Link
website. You will need to sign in with your IBM ID and password.
If you have not previously signed in to Resource Link with your
IBM ID, you need to sign in here first to register your IBM ID
with Resource Link. If you do not have an IBM ID, you can register
now.

Since I already have a working IBM ID and password, I use it to sign in, I'm *still* denied access! After signing in I'm greeted with the unhelpful following web page:

Resource Link

Customers:
If you are an IBM customer, you may request Customer access to Resource Link...

IBM Business Partners:
If you are an IBM Business Partner, you may request Business Partner access to Resource Link...

IBM:
If you work at IBM, you may request IBM access to Resource Link...

So I click on the "request Customer access to Resource Link..." link, which then takes me to:

https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/hom03010.nsf/pages/accessRequestSubmitted?OpenDocument

Access request submitted

Your request for access to Resource Link has been processed.

It may take up to an hour before this access takes effect.
You should receive an email when your access request has
been completed.

Please notify Resource Link at ***@us.ibm.com after one
hour if you are still having trouble accessing the Resource
Link website.

Sheesh!

Whatever happened to just clicking a link and downloading a freaking document?!

8-<
--
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Software Development Laboratories
http://www.softdevlabs.com
mail: ***@softdevlabs.com

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Tony Harminc tharminc@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2017-11-24 01:23:50 UTC
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On 23 November 2017 at 17:11, ''Fish' (David B. Trout)'
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg2b9de5f05a9d57819852571c500428f9a
To download this publication you will need to sign in to
the IBM Resource Link website with your IBM ID and password.
Yeah, sigh. Resource Link is for customers only; a mere IBM ID that
anyone can get doesn't "entitle" you. But the POO is available at many
places on the IBM web. Here's a quote from IBM-MAIN from a recently
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
The IBM z14 processor is generally available today (14 September 2017).
The z/Architecture Principles of Operation corresponding to the new z14 processor is available at http://publibfp.dhe.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/dz9zr011.pdf
The z/Architecture Reference Summary corresponding to the new z14 processor is available at http://publibfp.dhe.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/dz9zs009.pdf
Tony H.
'\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' david.b.trout@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2017-11-24 05:45:48 UTC
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Tony Harminc wrote:

[...]
Post by Tony Harminc ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Yeah, sigh. Resource Link is for customers only;
a mere IBM ID that anyone can get doesn't "entitle" you.
Not true. After waiting the required hour (why it takes so long and why the extra step, I don't know. It's annoying) I was able to sign in with my IBM ID and was granted access to Resource Link, where I was able to download publications relevant to the z14 (one of which was of course the new PoO manual I was wanting).

Besides that, I *am* (supposedly) an IBM customer. I was assigned a customer id when I registered my company (Software Development Laboratories) with them quite a while ago.

Bottom line: I *eventually* (after an hour wait!) got what I needed.

But sheesh! Such a hassle! They sure make you jump through hoops! :(
Post by Tony Harminc ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
But the POO is available at many places on the IBM web.
Here's a quote from IBM-MAIN from a recently retired IBM
hardware architect: [...]
Albert posted another place where it can be download from too, but I prefer to get my manuals directly from IBM when possible. The only manuals I don't get directly from IBM are the really old manuals they no longer have on their web site, and those I usually get from bitsavers:

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/


Thanks anyway, Tony. I appreciate your response. (Same to you too Albert!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
--
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Software Development Laboratories
http://www.softdevlabs.com
mail: ***@softdevlabs.com
Tony Harminc tharminc@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2017-11-24 17:27:21 UTC
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On 24 November 2017 at 00:45, ''Fish' (David B. Trout)'
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Post by Tony Harminc ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Yeah, sigh. Resource Link is for customers only;
a mere IBM ID that anyone can get doesn't "entitle" you.
Not true. After waiting the required hour (why it takes so long and why the extra step, I don't know. It's annoying) I was able to sign in with my IBM ID and was granted access to Resource Link, where I was able to download publications relevant to the z14 (one of which was of course the new PoO manual I was wanting).
Besides that, I *am* (supposedly) an IBM customer. I was assigned a customer id when I registered my company (Software
Development Laboratories) with them quite a while ago.
That may well be why they gave you access. Or quite possibly it was a
mistake... :-) IBM has offshored pretty much all that kind of stuff,
and (in my role as an actually, paying IBM customer) I can say that
there are screwups.
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Albert posted another place where it can be download from too, but I prefer to get my manuals directly from IBM when possible.
The links I posted *are* IBM links. As I said, the POO is available at
many places on the IBM web.
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
The only manuals I don't get directly from IBM are the really old manuals they no longer have on their web site, and those I
Of course. Though sadly, bitsavers seems to be so backed up that their
main page says they're not accepting new paper or even scanned
material.

Tony H.
'Norman Hollander on Desertwiz' norman.hollander@desertwiz.biz [hercules-390]
2017-11-25 21:01:16 UTC
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I have downloaded the Hardware and current z/OS libraries. If you need

any of the volumes, I’m happy to share. You should be able to get any

of these, except the ones beginning with L (licensed only).

Send me a note of list and I can send to you.

N



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Tony Harminc wrote:

[...]
Post by Tony Harminc ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Yeah, sigh. Resource Link is for customers only;
a mere IBM ID that anyone can get doesn't "entitle" you.
Not true. After waiting the required hour (why it takes so long and why the extra step, I don't know. It's annoying) I was able to sign in with my IBM ID and was granted access to Resource Link, where I was able to download publications relevant to the z14 (one of which was of course the new PoO manual I was wanting).

Besides that, I *am* (supposedly) an IBM customer. I was assigned a customer id when I registered my company (Software Development Laboratories) with them quite a while ago.

Bottom line: I *eventually* (after an hour wait!) got what I needed.

But sheesh! Such a hassle! They sure make you jump through hoops! :(
Post by Tony Harminc ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
But the POO is available at many places on the IBM web.
Here's a quote from IBM-MAIN from a recently retired IBM
hardware architect: [...]
Albert posted another place where it can be download from too, but I prefer to get my manuals directly from IBM when possible. The only manuals I don't get directly from IBM are the really old manuals they no longer have on their web site, and those I usually get from bitsavers:

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/

Thanks anyway, Tony. I appreciate your response. (Same to you too Albert!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
--
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Software Development Laboratories
http://www.softdevlabs.com
mail: ***@softdevlabs.com <mailto:***@softdevlabs.com>
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