Mainframe Training Overview|
This course provides the fundamentals of TCP/IP and VTAM network operations to systems programmers and I/T professionals. Topics include basic networking, TCP/IP architecture, TCP/IP functions, VTAM architecture, and VTAM functions in use in z/OS.
Mainframe Training Topics
Mainframe Training Audience
- Introduction to Networking
- TCP/IP Overview
- TCP/IP Configuration Overview
- TCP/IP Customization
- Routing and VIPA
- Application Customization
- VTAM Overview
- Start Up Options and Configuration List LAB
- Connecting APPN Nodes to VTAM
- APPN and LEN Node Structure
- APPN Services
- TCP/IP and VTAM Commands
This course is designed for systems programmers and analysts that need a better understanding of the TCP/IP and VTAM environments.
Mainframe Training Course duration
Mainframe Training Course outline
I. Introduction to Networking
A. Define functions of gateways, front-end processors II. TCP/IP Overview
B. Explain network bridges and routers
C. Examine networking protocols concepts.
D. Review use of modems, multiplexors, concentrators, and other connection mechanisms
E. Review network connectivity issues
A. Introduction to the TCP/IP protocol stack, MPC I/O processes, and CSM. III. TCP/IP Configuration Overview
B. Review connectivity and gateway functions supported by Communications Server
C. Examine networking protocols using IPv4 or IPv6.
D. Review file systems and application interfaces.
E. Examine TCP/IP packaging for z/OS.
A. UNIX System Services concepts and file structure. IV. TCP/IP Customization
B. Understanding Resolvers.
C. Configuration files for the TCP/IP stack and search orders.
D. Configuration files for TCP/IP applications.
E. Review consideration for Enterprise Extender, VIPA, and multiple instances of TCP/IP.
A. Configuring the syslog daemon. V. Routing and VIPA
B. Configuring TCPIP.DATA and PROFILE.TCPIP.
C. Configuring the local host table.
D. Verifying the configuration
A. IPv4 and IPv6 overview. VI. Application Customization
B. Dynamic versus Static routing.
C. Routing verification.
D. Dynamic versus Static VIPA
E. OMPRoute (Open MVS MultiProtocol Routing Daemon).
A. Configuration and customization requirements for FTP. VII. TCP/IP Commands
B. Domain Name System (DNS).
C. Network management and SNMP configuration.
D. Verifying the configuration.
A. Basic TCP/IP and network commandsVIII. Overview
A. Understand SNA concepts and definitionsIX. Start Up Options and Configuration List LAB
B. Examine SNA protocol stack
C. Review basic VTAM/SNA function.
D. Introduce subarea vs APPN networks
A. Review basic VTAM operationX. Connecting APPN Nodes to VTAM
B. Review VTAM parameters for startup and configuration definitions
C. Review VTAM buffering specifications
A. Basic examination of APPN/VTAM connectivityXI. APPN and LEN Node Structure
B. Introduce terminology for VTAM/APPN
A. Examine basic components of node structureXII. APPN Services
B. Examine methods of routing information
C. Investigate particular structures pertinent to node management
A. APPN Services:XIII. High Performance Routing (HPR)
B. Address Space Management
C. Configuration Services
D. Topology and Routine Services
E. Directory Services
F. Session Services
A. Examine High Performance Routing
XIV. VTAM Commands
B. Review Adaptive Rate Based (ARB) flow control mechanism
A. Basic VTAM and network commands