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BMC

BMC Mainframe: z/OS Concepts & Facilities

The course is developed and delivered by © RSM Technology.

The essential introduction to z/OS, this course provides a clearly explained technical view of IBM's Z Systems mainframe environment, with the emphasis on z/Architecture and z/OS, IBM's strategic mainframe operating system.

In addition, the course also provides a valuable overview of all the associated software and system components that comprise the complete system.

Major release:

BMC Mainframe Infrastructure Platform Training

Good for:

System Programmers, Users

Course Delivery:

Instructor Led | 16 horas

Course Modules

  • The z/OS Platform
    • The components of a mainframe computer
    • Real Storage
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    • Channel Subsystems (CSS)
    • What is a computer program?
    • A computer program needs memory
    • A Control Program
    • Multiple programs in memory
    • Multiprogramming
    • The concept of Interrupts
    • The purpose of an Operating System – summary
    • Middleware
    • The System z/architecture
    • MVS - z/OS operating systems
    • The history of MVS
    • Release cycle for z/OS
    • IBM zSeries processors
    • PR/SM
    • Logical Partitioning (LPAR)
    • CF partition
    • Logical Partitions
    • Resource distribution in LPAR mode
    • Parallel Sysplex
    • Coupling Facility (CF)
  • I/O Devices in a z/OS Environment
    • Input/Output devices
    • Storage devices: Non-storage devices
    • The I/O configuration
    • I/O processing in principle
    • The channel concept
    • FICON
    • Control units, Device numbers, One control unit - many channels
    • Shared DASD
    • Tape devices
    • Tape robots
    • Virtual Tape
    • I/O devices – disk
    • Mainframe disks (DASD)
    • RAID devices
    • I/O configuration in an IBM- type mainframe
    • Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD)
  • z/OS Overview
    • What hardware can do
    • Software responsibilities
    • z/OS - an operating system
    • z/OS components
    • z/OS - always in storage
    • Getting real work out of it
    • Initiators
    • The application program
    • Program Execution Environments
    • Running 'real' programs
    • Job Management
    • Resource Control
    • Allocation
    • Task Management
    • Program Management
    • Supervisor Services
    • Storage Management
    • I/O processing
    • Access Methods
    • IOS drivers
    • I/O Supervisor (IOS)
    • I/O processing
    • Workload Manager (WLM)
    • Recovery Termination Manager (RTM)
    • Abnormal termination – application
    • Sysplex
    • Using sysplex
    • z/OS components that exploit sysplex
    • Other components that use sysplex
    • Parallel sysplex
    • Exploiting the parallel sysplex
  • z/OS Data Handling
    • Data access methods
    • Data structure: VSAM, OAM, QSAM, BPAM
    • Batch systems access
    • Utilities: Text editor, Assembler, Compilers, Binder, Interpreters
    • Networks
    • Teleprocessing definition
    • Development of teleprocessing systems
    • Types of teleprocessing systems
    • Elements of a teleprocessing system
    • Application program
    • Teleprocessing access method
    • Communications controller
    • Mainframe networking protocols
    • SNA
    • TCP/IP
    • How is z/OS communications software packaged?
    • Importance of a teleprocessing system
  • The Total Mainframe Software Package
    • Mainframe software control
    • A typical z/OS system
    • IBM system software
    • System Software in the z/OS environment
    • Required add-on products
    • DFSMS/MVS
    • Important operating system software
    • Communications system software
    • Network support in z/OS: SNA, TCP/IP
    • Transaction Managers and Data Base Systems
    • Terminal Monitor (TM) systems
    • Database systems
    • Application development tools
    • High level languages
    • Other z/OS related products
  • Working with z/OS
    • Starting a TSO session
    • VTAM application selection
    • TSO logon panel
    • TSO logon procedures
    • ISPF primary options
    • UNIX support in z/OS
    • The Kernel address spaces
    • Using UNIX services
    • File systems
    • UNIX Shell
    • ISHELL ISPF panels
    • Batch processing
    • JCL statements
    • One or more jobs in a JCL stream
    • Getting a batch job into the system
    • Batch job queues
  • Data Management
    • ICF catalogs
    • ICF components
    • ICF catalog layout
    • HSM functional overview
    • HSM working with SMS
    • SMS managed data