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IBM Systems IBM Z Mainframe Course

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Overview

This course is developed for systems programmers working on an implementation of a Parallel Sysplex. It covers the details of z/OS and z/OS-related products and subsystems exploiting the Parallel Sysplex components. It is focused on the resource sharing side.

Audience

This intermediate course should include system and subsystem programmers and personnel responsible for the implementation of the hardware and software for a Parallel Sysplex.

Skills Gained

  • Understand the steps to implement a basic and full Parallel Sysplex
  • Implement a basic sysplex
  • Implement a multisystem base sysplex
  • Implement the connectivity for a Parallel Sysplex
  • Implement the features and functions of a Parallel Sysplex
  • Implement the coupling facility key exploiters
  • Understand the different recovery scenarios

Prerequisites

Experience in the following areas is recommended:

  • Installing and testing z/OS and related products
  • HCD coding
  • PARMLIB settings

Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Sysplex: Overview and definitions Lab 2: Building two stand-alone systems

Day 2

  • Unit 2: Base sysplex definitions and commands
  • Unit 3: Hardware Management Console Lab 3: Building a two system base sysplex

Day 3

  • Unit 4: Base sysplex migration to Parallel Sysplex
  • Unit 5: Coupling Facility architecture
  • Lab 4: Base to Parallel Sysplex migration dynamically Lab 5: Dynamically add a third CF to sysplex

Day 4

  • Lab 6: Implementation of CF exploiters

Day 5

  • Unit 6: Sysplex operation and recovery
  • Lab recovery

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