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Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

  • Tuition USD $4,440 GSA  $3,481.36
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4119 Ratings
  • Course Code ES90G
  • Duration 4.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course describes advanced operator actions to implement new policies, coupling facilities, structures and sysplex related operational enhancements. It diagnoses problems and demonstrates recovery techniques in these areas. These include:

  • Identifying HMC problems and recovery, including IPL problems during system and sysplex activation
  • Recovery with and without SFM policies
  • Couple data set failures
  • CF and CF structure failures

Labs are provided to submit jobs to format CDS, define policies, start and verify that they are working as desired, identify any policy change pending conditions and correct as needed. Labs take students through the required steps to implement ECS, GRS star, JES checkpoint, Operlog, Logrec, and SM duplexing on the CF. Students will also identify potential problems during the implementation process, identify various CDS and other sysplex related problems. Students will remove a CF from the sysplex as in the case of required maintenance to a CF; add a new CF to the sysplex and perform system and CF failure and recovery scenarios.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.

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Skills Gained

  • Use HMC classic or tree UI, create HMC groups, load profiles, and
  • provide tips and recommendations for HMC use
  • Initialize sysplex system images and identify problems reported via system consoles and the HMC
  • Identify sysplex components, define resource and data sharing differences in relation to recovery options, discuss various configurations and system duplexing
  • Perform related display commands to identify sysplex status and recovery actions for IPL problems during system activation
  • Manage couple data sets, format CDS, define policies, and start and verify they are working as desired
  • Implement configurations supporting GRS STAR, JES checkpoint, and ECS using structures in the CF
  • Identify couple data set failures, CF and CF structure failures
  • Identify policy change pending conditions and correct as necessary
  • Remove a CF from the sysplex as in the case of required maintenance to a CF
  • Identify and correct problems during structure rebuild process such as insufficient storage in the CF
  • Add a new System z CF to the sysplex dynamically using a sysplex wide dynamic activation with Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) facility
  • Perform recovery procedures with and without SFM policies
  • Define Server Time Protocol implementation, terminology, and supporting
  • configurations

Who Can Benefit

This course is for operations personnel, tech support staff, and system programmers who are directly involved in the operation, system support, and software support of their Parallel Sysplex environment.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • experience with the HMC and the Parallel Sysplex environment
  • attended some previous sysplex class. Any one of the following Parallel Sysplex courses will provide the needed skill: Parallel Sysplex Implementation Workshop (ES42G) or (ES73G).

Course Details

Day 1

  • Welcome.
  • Unit 1: Parallel Sysplex overview Exercise 1: Setup for remote lab access
  • Exercise 2: HMC 2.n.n navigation hints and tips: Classic and tree UI (optional)
  • Exercise 3: Groups and profiles for sysplex activation Exercise 4: MCS console setup through OSA ICC Exercise 5: Using commands to determine sysplex status

Day 2

  • Unit 2: Sysplex initialization, CDS usage, and recovery
  • Exercise 5: Using commands to determine sysplex status (continued) Exercise 6: ECS and dynamic GRS STAR activation
  • Exercise 7: JES2 reconfiguration
  • Exercise 8: CDS mismatch during plex activation

Day 3

  • Unit 3: Managing CFs, structures, policies, and recovery
  • Exercise 9: Logger
  • Exercise 10: CFRM change pending conditions and recovery options for FP connections
  • Exercise 11: VTAM and ISTGENERIC demo Exercise 12: Managing coupling facilities

Day 4

  • Unit 4: Dynamic CF implementation, SFM, and ARM
  • Exercise 12: Managing coupling facilities (continued) Exercise 13: Add new CF and manage reset profile Exercise 14: Implementing SM duplexing
  • Exercise 15: Sysplex failure management
  • Exercise 16: SFM storage reconfiguration (optional)

Day 5

  • Machine lab optional exercises 17 and 18
  • Unit 5: STP, DB2, and structure recovery and removal overview

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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