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Change in URL for IBM sites - a 'stupid' observation?

 
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Change in URL for IBM sites - a 'stupid' observation?
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I don't know if I'm looking too much in to it but I see additional characters in the URLs from IBM these days - what might "pic.dhe" mean?

For example: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.db2z9.doc.sqlref%2Fsrc%2Ftpc%2Fdb2z_sysibmsystablespacestatstable.htm

Thanks for stopping by but you may very well ignore this,
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject:
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What IBM says at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21595844:
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Information centers for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) 4.2 and 4.1, that you access from the web, have moved from the publib.boulder server to the pic.dhe server. Redirects are in place so your existing bookmarks will continue to work for some time. However, you should bookmark the new URLs and you might need to define the new pic.dhe domain to your firewall.
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The information centers for CICS TS V4.2 and V4.1 have moved to a new server hosted on pic.dhe.

The new URLs are:
CICS TS 4.2 - http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r2/index.jsp
CICS TS 4.1 - http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r1/index.jsp

The old URLs were:
CICS TS 4.2 - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r2/index.jsp
CICS TS 4.1 - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r1/index.jsp

If you use bookmarks for the old URLs, your browser should automatically redirect to the new location. However, you might want to bookmark the new URLs to avoid the redirects and broken links that will occur once the redirects are no longer in place.

If your firewall controls what URLs can be used, you might need to also define the new pic.dhe domain to your firewall.

The information centers for CICS TS V3.2 and V3.1 have not changed yet, but they might eventually move to the new server.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject:
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The tokens delimited by periods have significance right-to-left, so it's some site belonging to IBM. The z/OS information centers are still at publib.boulder.ibm.com -- a URL which is admiitedly easier to interpret in English.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject:
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%2F = the URL Encoded value of the Forward Slash (/)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:02 am    Post subject:
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Brainstorming; pic = product information center (???)

I searched for 'dhe' from the main IBM page and found info on two types of servers:
BladeCenter HX5 7873-DHE
System x3650 7979-DHE

Then I did a google search for BladeCenter HX5 7873-DHE and it took me to a page at IBM that listed the different configurations for a blade center. They all had three letter suffixes to indicate their particular memory/processor/speed/etc combinations:

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/bc_hx5_7873/bc_hx5_7873aag.html

So...my guess is the server that holds the docs is a DHE type blade server and they pointed that sub-domain to it.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject:
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Thanks Robert. I did a bit a of search for the meaing of "pic.dhe" but in vain, though there are pointers from IBM talking about change in URLs but not the meaning.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject:
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Akatsukami wrote:
The tokens delimited by periods have significance right-to-left, so it's some site belonging to IBM. The z/OS information centers are still at publib.boulder.ibm.com -- a URL which is admiitedly easier to interpret in English.
Ditto - they were easier to interpret in English.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks ED. I did spend time in finding the meaning of it but in vain - your brainstorming sounds rather meaningful, Thanks.
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