z/OS Systems Overview for Operators

Mainframe Training Overview

This course examines the changes and enhancements introduced with z-architecture, the z/series processor, and the z/OS operating system.

Mainframe Training Audience

Operators, Operations Managers and anyone who wants a better understanding of the new z-architecture and its ramifications.

Mainframe Training Prerequisites

Understanding of operating systems functions.

Mainframe Training Course duration

2 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

z/series architectural enhancements

  Processor architecture and design

System managed coupling facility duplexing

64-bit Addressing

  Using 64-bit virtual storage addressing

Elimination of expanded storage

System Command Changes

  MCS Console management changes

Controlling commands with Command Class options

Reporting requirements

Dynamic enablement

WLM and Intelligent Resource Director (IRD)

  Enclaves and SDSF controls

LPAR CPU management

LPAR Dynamic Channel Path Management

LPAR Channel Subsystem Priority Queueing

msys for operators

  Using msys for operators to create management scripts

JES2 support and operation

  • Overview of Operations
    • Z2 mode for larger job numbers
    • Jobname formatting differences in Z2 mode
    • Dynamic PROCLIBs
    • Spinning JESLOG data sets
  • JES2 commands for z/OS
    • $ACTIVATE - Changed function for Z2 mode
    • $SJ - Job selection for MAS members
    • $TSPOOL(nnn) - SYSAFF specifies volumes for SPOOL fencing
    • ZAPJOB - Remove job information from JES queues
  • JES Monitoring Facility
    • New commands ($J)
Session Content

z/series architectural enhancements

64-bit addressing

System command changes

Intelligent Resource Director (IRD)

msys for operators

JES2 support and operation

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