SMP/E

Course:  SMPE
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

INTRODUCTION TO SMP/E

OVERVIEW OF SMP/E DATA SETS

  • Description of global, target and distribution zones
  • Configuration of zones
  • SMP/E datasets including SMPPTS, SMPSCDS, SMPMTS, SMPSTS, target libraries, distribution libraries

ALLOCATION, INITIALIZATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF SMP/E DATA SETS

  • Allocation of CSI
  • Initializing Global zone and Global entries
  • Setting up Target zones and Distribution zones

SYSMODS

  • Types - Functions, Preventative, APARs, and Usermods
  • Modification Control Statements

SMP/E Commands

  • Overview
  • Managing the database and maintaining SMP/E
  • Installing sysmods
  • Removing sysmods
  • Generating systems
  • Displaying SMP/E database information
  • Miscellaneous SMP/E capabilities

INSTALLING FUNCTIONS

  • Introduction
  • Sources of Functions
  • Installing process
  • Testing
  • Installing Preventative Service
  • Introduction
  • Description of PUT tapes
  • Installation process
  • Testing

INSTALLING CORRECTIVE SERVICE

  • Introduction
  • Verifying the APAR
  • Installation process
  • Testing

USER MODIFICATIONS

  • Introduction
  • Installation process
  • Testing

EXCEPTION SYSMODS

  • Categories of Exception sysmods
  • Handling Exception sysmods

USE OF CBPDO AND ServerPAC

  • Introduction
  • System Generation
  • Production installation
  • System maintenance
  • How to order

SMP/E DIALOGS

  • Overview of available dialog functions

CONFIGURING SYSTEMS TO MAKE MAINTENANCE EASIER

WORKSHOPS:

  • Setting up your SMP/E data base and data sets
  • Using SMP/E commands
  • Exception sysmods
  • CBPDO
  • ServerPAC
What You Can Expect
  • To provide the student with knowledge about the structure of the SMP/E database and data sets.
  • To provide an overview of SMP/E commands and functions.
  • To provide information about the configuration of the z/OS system which may provide for more efficient maintenance protocols.
Who Should Take This Course

System Programmers who have little or no experience using the System Modification Program (SMP/E) in an MVS, CICS, IMS, JES, or VTAM environment.

Recommended Prerequisites

Knowledge of VSAM, z/OS JCL, and z/OS Utilities.

Training Style

This class is taught by lecture and hands on workshops.

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