z/OS Fundamentals for Operators

Mainframe Training Overview

This course provides the fundamentals of z/OS to operators. Topics include how data is represented, basic computer architecture, operating systems functions, job execution, controlling the z/OS environment, and major subsystems in use in z/OS.

Mainframe Training Audience

Computer operators that need a better understanding of the z/OS environment and the means for controlling workloads.

Mainframe Training Course duration

3 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

System Basics

  Examine how data is represented in computers, using binary, hexadecimal, and decimal

Introduction to memory addresses and basic instruction operation.

Explore the role of the PSW in machine operations.

Introduce basic computer hardware inventory: CPU, Memory, and I/O devices

Programs

  Examine basic program structure

Introduction to Linkage Editor functions.

Illustrate connection between data, JCL and programs.

History and Overview of z/OS

  Evolution of operating systems from MVT/MFT to OS/390 and z/OS.

Examining LPARs and parallel sysplex configurations

The IPL Process

  Review the IPL process

Steps in systems initialization

System Services and PARMLIB

  Interrupts and interrupt handling

PARMLIB definitions related to system functions

System Address spaces

Storage Management

  Real, Virtual, and Auxiliary Storage Management functions

Examination of paging and swapping mechanisms

Review of virtual storage structures; dataspaces and hyperspaces

Task Management

  Review of initiator/terminator functions

Address spaces and task control

I/O Management

  Examine the components of I/O processing

Overview of I/O features; caching and RAID devices

Review access methods and data set organizations

Resource Management

  Examine basic objectives in managing system resources

Explore the process of defining objectives

Discuss the process WLM uses to make decisions and monitoring requirements

System Managed Storage

  Introduce DFSMS concepts

Review SMS components

Session Content

System Basics

Programs

History and Overview of z/OS

The IPL Process

System Services and PARMLIB

Storage Management

Task Management

I/O Management

Resource Management

System Managed Storage



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