Parallel Sysplex Advanced Operations & Recovery

Mainframe Training Overview

The course will concentrate on the operational recovery aspects of the Parallel Sysplex environment. The student will learn about basic problem diagnosis, the commands necessary to display and monitor parallel sysplex status, and the means necessary to recovery from failure scenarios.

Mainframe Training Audience

Course is designed for Systems Programmers and Computer Operators that must plan for and manage Parallel Sysplex recovery scenarios. This course will include recovery procedures for subsystems, as well as basic diagnostic procedures.

Mainframe Training Prerequisites

The student should have completed Parallel Sysplex Overview & Operations or have equivalent knowledge.

Mainframe Training Course duration

5 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

Introduction to parallel sysplex problem management
 
        Key parallel sysplex components
        Basic problem diagnosis and component analysis
        Documentation sources

Introduction to diagnostics and problem analysis
 
        Data gathering
        System commands to gather status information
        Problem types

Failure scenarios and recovery options
 
        Hardware problems:

                Hardware Management Console (HMC) problems
                Console failures
                Coupling facility failures

        Software problems:

                Failure of couple data sets

        Configuration problems:

                Dynamically migrating resource sharing components (ie: GRS, JES2)
                Policy changes and pending conditions
                Sysplex-wide activation for dynamically added new CF

        Startup/Shutdown problems:

                Recovery from IPL problems during system activation

Sysplex recovery options
 
                Sysplex Failure Manager (SFM) policies
                Establishing SFM policies for different recovery scenarios
                Differences in recovery with and without SFM policies
                Identify problems during structure rebuild and possible corrective actions



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