Effective z/OS Version 1 Release 11 Installation, Migration and Exploitation

Course:  ZOS11
Duration:  4 Days [note]
Level:  I
Course Summary

This class is intended for System Programmers, System Administrators, Security Administrators, Network Administrators and Operations staff who have experience installing and/or managing z/OS, and want to plan for and implement the installation of z/OS V1R11.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Technical content of z/OS V1R11

  • This topic will reinforce the attendee's current z/OS technical knowledge and provide a solid insight into the new features introduced with each release of z/OS.

Policies

  • Here we will discuss the policies and concepts involved in ensuring that all issues pertaining to Coexistence/Migration/ Fallback are fully understood.

Planning for z/OS V1R11

  • This topic will discuss Elements (Products) and Functionality with in z/OS with the following emphasis:
    • Withdrawn prior to z/OS V1R11
    • Introduced up to and including z/OS V1R10
    • Introduced in z/OS V1R11
    • Planned to be withdrawn in a release after z/OS V1R11
  • We will also discuss issues related to planning for z/OS V1R11 on various models of z/Server

Positioning, Toleration and Coexistence for z/OS V1R11

  • This topic will discuss actions that should be performed in three circumstances:
    • Before installing z/OS V1R11
    • Before the first IPL of z/OS V1R11
    • After the first IPL of z/OS V1R11

Ordering, Deliverables and ServerPac Enhancements

  • Here we will review the intended order for z/OS to ensure that all required optional products have been included. Evolution of the delivery process (Tape DVD Web based etc) and changes to the ServerPac dialog will be discussed as necessary.

Migration Actions for z/OS functions and related products

  • Migration is the first of two stages in an upgrade to a new z/OS release. During this stage the new system is installed with the objective of making it functionally compatible with the previous system.
    • General z/OS items
    • The BCP
    • DFSMS
    • Communications Server
    • Security Server
    • JES2 or JES3
    • z/OS UNIX
    • zFS – Distributed File System
    • Language Environment
    • SMP/E
  • The discussions will identify issues relating to technical support, operations and application development where appropriate.

Exploitation of new features

  • Exploitation is the second of two stages in an upgrade to a new z/OS release. During this stage we take whatever action is required to exploit the enhancements available in the new release.
  • The discussions in this topic will follow the same product agenda as in the Migration actions topic above.

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What You Can Expect

The class will focus upon a number of key issues:

  • Technical content of z/OS V1R11
  • Policies
  • Planning for z/OS V1R11
  • Positioning , Toleration and Coexistence for z/OS V1R11
  • Ordering, Deliverables and ServerPac Enhancements
  • Migration Actions for z/OS functions and related products
  • Exploitation of new features.
Who Should Take This Course

This course will be of interest to anyone involved with successful migration of the data centre to the latest z/OS release level.

Recommended Prerequisites

Familiarity with the z/OS operating system at an earlier release level.

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