HCD, FICON and Dynamic Reconfiguration

Course:  HCD
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Suitable for the IT Professionals requiring an understanding of latest I/O technology and responsible for planning and implementing I/O configurations.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to HCD

  • HCD Overview
  • Managing Multiple Systems
  • The I/O Definition file

Getting Started with HCD

  • Working with HCD panels
  • Panel Navigation
  • Creating a Production IODF
  • IPLing with an IODF
  • The IODF statement in LOADxx

Configuration Management - Operating Systems

  • Operating system tasks
  • EDT and NIP

Configuration Management - Processor and MIF

  • LCSS and MIF
  • CHPIDs and PCHIDs
  • Channel Path Types - FICON and ESCON channel paths
  • Dynamic Channel Path Management
  • PR/SM partitions
  • CHPID operating modes
  • Shared and Spanned channel paths
  • Access and Candidate lists

Configuration Management - CU and Devices

  • Control Unit and Device specifics
  • Adding new CU and devices
  • Defining device to OS connections
  • Processor features for devices
  • Operating system features for devices and the EDT

Configuration Management – FICON and ESCON Directors

  • ESCON Directors
    • configuration options
    • The Port Matrix Panel
    • HCD and the ESCON Manager
    • Migrating switch data
  • FICON Directors
    • configuration options
    • cascading directors
    • DWDM and CWDM
    • FICON and SAN

HCD in Batch

  • JCL Requirements
  • Parm Fields
  • Example of copying an IODF as a Batch Job
  • Batch Reports from HCD

Dynamic Reconfiguration

  • Full and software only reconfiguration
  • Static/dynamic devices
  • The ACTIVATE command
  • SYSPLEX Wide Activation
What You Can Expect

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • describe the components of a z/OS configuration
    • Processors LPARs, and Logical channel subsystems,
    • FICON and ESCON Channel paths and Directors
    • Control units and Devices
  • Use HCD to view, define and modify I/O definitions withinthe z/OS installation,
  • Plan and implement a strategy for HCD within a z/OSenvironment and use dynamic reconfiguration within theinstallation.
Who Should Take This Course

Attendees are expected to be systems programmers, hardware planners or senior operations staff responsible for planning, defining and controlling the I/O configuration of z/OS systems. Also included are the recent multiple logical channel subsystems of the z9 range of processors and FICON updates.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates should be familiar with the z/OS environment, TSO and basic I/O configurations. This can be obtained from our z/OS Concepts class.

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Related Courses
Code Course Title Duration Level
z/OS Concepts
2 Days

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