This course and its associated Part 2 together form the core course of the z/OS education curriculum. By attending both components, attendees will gain a solid foundation in the fundamental structure of MVS, enabling further study in areas such as debugging, performance, installation, and customization of the operating system. This course concentrates on laying the ground rules of z/OS in terms of architecture, storage management, as well as major control blocks and how to interpret them. The course also introduces the major components found in z Systems environments
A good technical understanding of the z/OS environment
This course and its associated Part 1 together form the core of the z/OS training curriculum for Systems Programmers.
In this second part, attendees learn the functions of the major z/OS components in considerable detail, and learn how the interaction of job, task, storage, and data management provides service to the end user. This is done by following the sequence of events as a unit of work passes through the z/OS system from initial submission to completion
Attendance on the course z/OS System Fundamentals Part 1- zArchitecture[MSF1], or equivalent experience
This course provides attendees with an effective and systematic approach to z/OS problem diagnosis. In this course, the z/OS software environment is examined by looking at the Recovery Termination Manager (RTM) – the ‘cleaning-up’ function of MVS – 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. System ABENDs, and how you can analyze the information coming out of the system when they occur, is also covered
To benefit from this course, participants need the ability to read Assembler code, familiarity with z/OS internal operations & 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 gives technical support personnel in a z/OS installation an understanding of the tasks involved in MVS performance management. It covers conceptual performance issues as well as the significant technical considerations, such as parameters and I/O configurations. The course also provides a comprehensive overview of the Workload Manager functions. All the key features are described during this course
Participants need familiarity with z/OS internal operations. This prerequisite can be met by completing the courses z/OS System Fundamentals Part 1- zArchitecture [MSF1] and z/OS System Fundamentals Part 2 – z/OS Infrastructure & Services [MSF2]
This course describes & explains what can go wrong in an IBM z Systems environment, & what you can do about it as an operator or systems programmer. It looks at failure situations from many points of view: the physical computer rooms, hardware problems & the software environment. The software environment is further examined by looking at the Recovery Termination Manager (RTM)-the "cleaning-up” function of z/OS & 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 (& how you can analyze the information coming out of the system when they occur) are also covered.
An understanding of z/OS generally & of operational concepts in a z/OS system in particular – as taught in the course z/OS & JES2 Operations