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IBM System z Parallel Sysplex Operations

  • Tuition USD $3,020 GSA  $2,393.70
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4055 Ratings
  • Course Code ES73G
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom
ES73G - IBM System Z Parallel Sysplex Operations

Course Eligible for IBM Digital Badge

This course is designed so that students can learn how z/OS systems operate in a Parallel Sysplex environment through discussion topics and hands-on lab exercises. Students learn problem determination skills, practice enhanced sysplex operations, including management of the coupling facility (CF), and use recovery capabilities provided by the System z servers.

The course consists of six units and 12 hands-on lab exercises.

Skills Gained

  • Describe common sysplex terminology, concepts, and benefits provided by a Parallel Sysplex configuration
  • Identify the basic hardware and software components that make up the Parallel Sysplex environment and how they are used
  • Use z/OS MVS commands to identify XCF signaling and sysplex shared couple data set usage and to determine current operational status
  • Describe CF operation; how and when the CFCC is loaded on a System z LPAR, the various CF link definitions and how they can be used
  • Identify CF structure types, definition and allocation process, and how they are used in the CF
  • Use z/OS MVS commands to display structure status
  • Use CF operator commands to display and change the operational status of a CF
  • Describe and demonstrate recommended procedures and typical z/OS MVS commands to manage sysplex members, coupling facilities, structure rebuilds, and couple data sets
  • Identify potential problems during system removal, CF structure or CDS usage, and determine appropriate operator action
  • Explain the differences and benefits of having stand-alone CF and internal CF configurations
  • Describe the purpose and use of Sysplex Failure Manager and how SFM can be used to address sympathy sickness
  • Explain why time synchronization is important and how server time protocol is used
  • Describe console usage and mode of operation for a system and a sysplex
  • Describe the IPL sequence and identify where and when sysplex activation is done during IPL
  • Identify key areas with the IPL, explaining potential problems and how to avoid them

Who Can Benefit

The audience includes operations personnel and technical staff who are directly involved in the installation, operation, systems support, and software support of their Parallel Sysplex environment.

Prerequisites

You should have an understanding of:

  • Basic data processing and I/O concepts and terminology
  • z/OS console operation, including display of device, job, and console status

Course Details

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Sysplex overview
  • Unit 2: Coupling facility
  • Supporting labs

Day 2

  • Review
  • Unit 3: Sysplex operation and recovery
  • Supporting labs

Day 3

  • Review and labs
  • Unit 4: Sysplex Failure Manager
  • Unit 5: Server Time Protocol operation
  • Unit 6: z/OS IPL flow
  • Supporting labs

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.

It is very good and very simple instructions. almost to much hand holding.

I was very satisfied about how the course was organized. Sean Did a very good work

Some Labs are very good but some steps it ask to update but its already updated, but overall its very good training.

Class was very informative, although one lab didnt but will try again later

Fantastic and great training. Tons of hands-on labs to really make you understand the material being thought.

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