Parallel Sysplex - Setup and Operation

Mainframe Training Overview

This course provides the introduction to the necessary tasks to define, setup, and establish a parallel sysplex environment. Topics covered will include defining policies, commands necessary for controlling the environment and performance management of CF structures.

Mainframe Training Audience

Systems programmers that need a better understanding of setting up and controlling the parallel sysplex environment.

Mainframe Training Prerequisites


Mainframe Training Course duration

5 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

Parallel Sysplex Overview
        Define elements of parallel sysplex environment
        Review configuration options
        Discuss the implications of various configuration choices
        Planning for availability

Setup and Definitions for the Parallel Sysplex
        Review of PARMLIB definitions
        Sysplex naming conventions; hardware/software components
        Setting up the couple data sets and CDS utilities

Establishing Policies
        Considerations for establishing:

Sizing the Coupling Facility
        Using the CFSIZER for estimating requirements
        Review RMF data to tune storage requirements
        Considerations for storage adjustments at different CFLEVELS

Parallel Sysplex Commands
        Introduction to parallel sysplex commands
        Review of IPL and shutdown procedures
        Commands to review sysplex exploiters
        Introduction to problem determination and actions

Parallel Sysplex Performance Management
        Discuss WLM definitions for parallel sysple
        Review RMF data pertaining to sysplex behavior

* Workstations are needed for this session

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