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z/OS Installation Using ServerPac

  • Tuition USD $4,125 GSA  $2,380.86
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2913 Ratings
  • Course Code ES41G
  • Duration 4.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course is designed to teach you how to use the CustomPac installation dialog to receive and install a new z/OS ServerPac order. It also discusses basic PARMLIB customization which may be required before the new z/OS system can be IPLed. The course includes a considerable hands-on lab component.

Skills Gained

  • Create a z/OS implementation plan based on installing a z/OS ServerPac
  • Install and activate the CustomPac Installation Dialog
  • Use the CustomPac Installation Dialog to configure the z/OS system layout according to local requirements
  • Execute the installation jobs created by the installation dialog and any related customization task necessary to build an initial IPLable z/OS system
  • Perform the hardware and software configuration tasks required to IPL a z/OS system
  • Perform basic PARMLIB customization of the new z/OS base necessary to provide a stable platform for migration and testing of other products and applications on the new z/OS level
  • Reuse the ServerPac z/OS system configuration in future installations and reduce time spent on upgrading the z/OS system level

Who Can Benefit

This intermediate course is for New z/OS System Programmers who are required to install and administer an z/OS environment.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • The ability to use MVS JCL to construct job streams
  • The ability to use VSAM IDCAMS to work with VSAM objects
  • End-user skills for TSO/ISPF PDF editor and utilities
  • Understanding of z/OS functional components: Equivalent to attending z/OS Facilities (ES15G)
  • Familiarity with SMP/E processing

Course Details

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Introduction to z/OS installation
  • Unit 2 - Overview of the ServerPac package
  • Unit 3 - Implementing the CustomPac installation dialog
  • Unit 4 - z/OS system catalog concepts
  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 1)
  • Lab 1 - Install the installation dialog and RECEIVE the order

Day 2

  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 2)
  • Lab 2 - Configure the ServerPac order

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - Building the ServerPac system
  • Lab 3 - Build the ServerPac system volumes
  • Unit 7 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 8 - Overview of initial z/OS customization
  • Unit 9 - Customizing the z/OS I/O configuration
  • Lab 4 - Customize the target system for IPL

Day 4

  • Unit 10 - Managing z/OS system resources
  • Unit 11 - Processing user work with z/OS
  • Lab 5 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 12 - Controlling z/OS application programs

Day 5

  • Unit 13 - Using saved configurations to speed up z/OS reinstallation
  • Unit 14 - Moving your z/OS system into production

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.

Very good course materials. Maybe could have included a bit more on something like FPO but otherwise very good. Very good instructor and environment.

Its really nice to have the snacks available everyday. The staff is courteous and professional.

Very well organized course and labs were clear. Instructor Sean Mohseni was an excellent. Will highly recommend this course/vendor and instructor to others.

Michael Stapleton held my attention to the course content even though is was a remote/virtual class.

The overall learning experience with ExitCertified provided course is excellent.

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