z VM In Depth

2 days


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

Planning and administration of VM/ESA or z/VM are also covered.

At the end of this course, delegates will understand:

  • Important CMS concepts.
  • How to manage a file system.
  • The online help facility.
  • How to use windowing commands and full-screen CMS.
  • How to create and use simple execs in the CMS environment.
  • System planning and administration.
  • Dynamic I/O configuration planning.
  • User planning and administration.
  • Storage planning and administration.
  • Saved Segment planning and administration.
  • CMS planning and administration.


This course will benefit users, operators and systems programmers who require a detailed understanding of CMS facilities and a technical knowledge of I/O, storage and general system administration.


It is expected that delegates will have previously attended our z/VM Overview class, or an equivalent level of knowledge.

Course Outline

  • CP and CMS Environment.
  • Logon.
  • Starting CMS (IPL CMS).
  • VM 3270 screen layout.
  • Using CP and CMS Commands.
  • Command synonyms.
  • Online HELP system.
  • CMS Virtual Machine configuration.
  • CMS files, Minidisks and the Shared File System.
  • CMS command structure.
  • EXEC processing.
  • REXX introduction (what it is).
  • CP Spooling System.
  • XEDIT.
  • ISPF/PDF (differences between z/OS and z/VM).
  • Tape processing.
  • Program development.
  • Disconnecting, reconnecting and logoff.
  • Configuring the VM system.
  • CP privilege classes.
  • The user directory.
  • System maintenance.
  • Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS).
  • TCP/IP.
  • Saved Segments.
  • Log message files.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite2 800 £800 2019-07-17