Learn to work with the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) function for z/OS, and to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of your zSeries hardware environment. Learn to use the HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an Input/Output (I/O) configuration and dynamically alter the I/O configuration. Learn about the creation of an I/O Configuration Dataset (IOCDS) and various reports that HCD can build. Use a z/OS system to reinforce lecture topics and to practice working with the HCD dialogs. Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.
Describe new zSeries processor technology
Code new zSeries processors (z9 to z196)
Code FICON channels and FICON CTCs
Code Coupling Facilities (CF) and CF links
Code cascaded FICON Directors
Create an IODF work file on a z processor from scratch
Use CHPID mapping tool to create a validated work IODF
Use work IODF and create a production IODF
Perform Dynamic I/O changes on a real z/OS system
Build a LOADxx parmlib member for initial program load (IPL)
View configuration graphically
Create appropriate configuration reports
Who Can Benefit
This course is for people who are responsible for maintaining the I/O configuration contained in the input/output data files (IODFs) and input/output configuration data sets (IOCDs) at their z/OS installation.
You should have:
A basic knowledge of z/OS and I/O configuration
This knowledge can be developed on the job, or by taking Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10A).
Unit 1: HCD introduction
Unit 2: IOCP and MVSCP macro review
Unit 3: HCD dialog
Unit 4: LPAR and logical control unit concepts
Unit 5: OSAs, OSA/ICC and HiperSockets
Unit 6: Review of zSeries hardware
Exercise 1: Overview of lab environment
Exercise 2: HCD familiarity
Unit 7: zSeries I/O architecture: Logical channel subsystems
Unit 8: Advanced DASD concepts: EAV/PAV and multiple subchannel sets
Unit 9: FICON, FICON CTCs, and FICON directors
Exercise 3: Coding a zSeries 2817
Exercise 4: Adding FICON directors to your configuration (optional)
Exercise 5: Incremental migration from IOCP deck (optional)
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
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