z/VM Overview

Course:  ZVMO
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to VM/ESA and z/VM.

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Topics Covered In This Course

VM/ESA and z/VM and earlier versions of VM

  • Guest operating system support
  • Components of a VM system
  • Control Program (CP)

Conversational Monitor System (CMS)

  • ISPF/PDF Differences
  • REXX under CMS
  • VM user directory
  • VM disk usage
  • CMS file systems
  • CMS disk usage)

System maintenance tools

  • Directory Maintenance Facility (DIRMAINT)
  • Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem for VM
  • Virtual Machine Serviceability Enhancements Staged/Extended
  • System Administration Facility
  • Group Control System (GCS)
  • Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS)
  • TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  • Other Networking Services
  • System management tools
  • Security and Integrity
  • VM operator consoles
  • Bringing up the VM system
  • Running the VM Operator's Virtual Machine
  • Running the System
  • Managing users
  • Guest operating system support
  • Shutting down the VM system
  • Managing local devices
  • Managing printers
  • Managing the printer and reader queue
  • System backup
  • Inter-system communications
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and facilities of a VM/ESA and z/VM system
  • Bring up the VM system, including service virtual machines
  • Run the VM system
  • Control local devices
  • Respond to VM errors
  • Shut down the VM system
Who Should Take This Course

Anyone interested in a general overview or introduction to VM/ESA or z/VM.

Recommended Prerequisites

Understanding of basic data processing and software concepts.

Describe and be able to use S/390 or zSeries computer hardware and information.

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

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