This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Workload Manager functions. All the key features are described during this course, and details of the migration process to goal mode are also covered.
A good general knowledge of how a z/OS system works and how it is maintained and configured is a prerequisite for attending this course
When system problems occur companies often automatically send the dumps to IBM, without looking at them first. However, as we all know, z/OS today is almost invariably a multi-vendor software environment.
This course teaches you the vital (yet simple) techniques that will quickly extract maximum information from the diagnostic data. This lets you identify the vendor product responsible for the problem, and ultimately verify their diagnosis of the problem.
This course describes and explains what can go wrong in an IBM z Systems environment, and what you can do about it as an operator or systems programmer. It looks at failure situations from many points of view, including hardware problems and the software environment.
The software environment is further examined by looking at the Recovery Termination Manager (RTM) - the 'cleaning-up' function of z/OS - and its ABEND-concept. All the different reports that come out of a z/OS system in conjunction with failures (messages, dumps, traces, etc.) are also discussed. The most common reasons for system ABENDs (and how you can analyze the information coming out of the system when they occur) are also covered.
To benefit from this course, participants need both the ability to read Assembler code and familiarity with z/OS internal operations and data areas (including the concept of control block chaining). These prerequisites can be met by completing the courses Using z/OS Assembler [AS], z/OS System Fundamentals Part 1 [MSF1] & z/OS System Fundamentals Part 2 [MSF2].
This course is designed, written, and presented by DFSMSrmm specialists. It provides detailed information on the functions of DFSMSrmm from a usage perspective. The course covers system definition, authorization and security, resource management, retention, movement management, utilities, maintenance, and recovery techniques.
Attendees should have a clear understanding of z/OS at a conceptual level. Knowledge of TSO/ISPF and JCL is also required.