z/OS for Operators - Part 2

Course:  MP2
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  II
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Topics Covered In This Course

GENERAL MVS INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Evolution leading to z/OS
  • Paging vs. Real Storage
    • UIC #
    • Thrash
  • z/OS Resources
    • CPU
    • STORAGE
    • I/O
  • Swapping
  • MVS System Evolution
    • Developments and Enhancements along the way 
    • Including:
    •           I/ O enhancements 
      • Fiber Technology
      • Evolution of ESCON and FICON 
        • Features of ESCON
        • Features of FICON  
        • Multiple Image Facility
        • Managing, Monitoring and Controlling the FICON environment
        • The Enterprise Storage Server (DISK)
        • Tape Management 
  • Parallel SYSPLEX and Data Sharing
  • Cache Device Sharing
  • Operation Enhancements
  • I/S Productivity Enhancements
  • Multiple Systems Management
  • Performance Capacity Improvements
  • Availability vs. Downtime
  • Running Concurrent MVS Levels
  • Hardware Configuration Definition
  • Lock Managers
  • z/OS Operating System
  • 64 bit architecture
  • Intelligent Resource Director
  • zFS file system
  • Architecture evolution
  • Architecture compatibility
  • Implementation of 64 bit architecture
  • Control of 64 bit storage
  • C+ & JAVA
  • DB2 Websphere
  • Intelligent Resource Director
  • The Workload Manager
  • LPAR & CPU management
  • Dynamic channel path management
  • Channel sub-system priority queing
  • Activating LPAR & CPU management functions
  • Activating dynamic path management
  • Activating channel sub-system priority queing
    • Objectives
    • Dispatch Priorities
    • Domains
  • Review of important  SYS1.PARMLIB members 
  • Virtual Storage Exploitation
    • Addressing Schemes
    • I/O Handling
    • System Configuration
    • LLA and VLF
    • Hyperspaces 
  • The Central Electronic Complex (CEC)
  • PR/SM and LPARS 
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)  or Enginer  
    • Program Status Word (PSW)
    • Hardware
    • General Registers
    • Floating Point Registers
    • Prefix Registers
    • Clock Comparator and CPU Timer
    • Control Registers

z/OS COMPONENTS

  • Paging System
    • RSM (frames)
    • ASM (slots)
    • VSM (pages)
  • Dispatcher
  • IOS
  • SRM
  • Interrupts
    • Machine Check
    • Program Check
      • Storage Violations (S0C4)
      • Data Exceptions (S0C7)
      • Operation Exceptions (S0C1)
      • Page Faults
    • I/O
    • Supervisor Calls
    • Restart
    • External
  • Multi programming
    • PSW and Interrupts Interfacing
  • General MVS Introduction and Overview Continued
    • The Channel Subsystem
    • CHPIDS
    • CONTROL UNITS
    • I/O DEVICES
  • Storage Sizes
  • Real Storage
  • Virtual Storage
  • Addressing Virtual Storage 
    • Frames
    • Slots
    • Pages
  • Available Frame Queue (AFQ)
    • Page Stealing
  • Types of Addresses
  • Page/Frame Table
  • Storage Key
  • SQA Overflow Into CSA
    • Freeing Storage
  • Breakdown of the PSW display
    • Address Spaces
      • Working Together (Hierarchy)
      • Single
      • Paging/Swapping
      • Impact of too many Address Spaces
    • The Virtual Storage MAP 
  • Address Space Description
  • Extended Frames

z/OS DYNAMICS (Visual Flow)

  • Error Recovery Support
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Data
    • System Generation
    • Visual Flow
  • Work Load Levelling
    • Review of System Resource Manager (SRM)
    • Review of Work Load Manager
    • Physical Swapping
    • Logical Swapping
  • Review of performance managemnt
    • Service classes
    • Workloads
    • Resource groups
    • Classification rules
    • Dispatch priority
    • Multi programming level
    • Work load balance across sysplex
    • Creating service definition
    • Creating service policies
    • Objectives
    • Dispatch Priority

IV. REVIEW OF OBJECTIVE GRAPH WORKSHOP, WORK LOAD LEVELING,

SYSTEM BALANCE, IPL, CACHE

  • Review of Resource Management Facility (RMF)
    • RMF Summary
    • Channel Path Activity
    • Paging Activity
    • Page/Swap Data Set Activity
    • Virtual Storage Summary
  • Physical I/O
    • Types of Channels
    • Channel Program
    • Breakdown of Channel Status Word (CSW) 
  • Initial Program Load (IPL)
    • Behind the Scenes View
    • Summarization

V. SYSPLEX  ARCHITECTURE

  • Data Sharing
  • Application exploitation
  • Hardware Environments in a Sysplex
  • Coupling Facilities
  • Coupling Links
  • Sysplex Groups and Members
  • Vouple datasets
  • CFRM Policy
  • Sysplex Timers
Who Should Take This Course

Course is designed for senior lead operators as well as technical support and IT managers.

This class explains in depth the functions of the z/OS operating system (MVS).

In addition to this students will participate in workshops and discussions involving service

policies and work load balancing.

Training Style

This class is taught by lecture and workshops.

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