IMS Diagnostic Approaches

3 days


This class will teach you to understand the IMS software diagnostic process and to know what documentation is required to solve IMS software problems. IMS address space and Task Control Block (TCB) structures along with associated IMS control block structures will be examined to provide you with a roadmap to manuever through the diagnostic maze. Focus will be given to using Interactive Problem Control System (IPCS) and the IMS Interactive Dump Formatter to become familiar with IMS dumps.


IMS System Programmers responsible for supporting IMS and diagnosing IMS problems.

Skills Gained

  • Learn IBM's recommendations for IMS diagnostic setup
  • Understand the usage of the IMS Interactive Dump Formatter
  • Identify the key z/os IPCS commands that are useful for IMS problem diagnostics
  • Describe the methodology for debugging IMS ABENDs
  • Describe the methodology for debugging IMS waits/loops

Course Outline

  • Review IMS documentation setup process
  • IMS and z/os control block structure overview
  • IPCS analysis overview
  • IMS Wait analysis overview
  • IMS abend analysis overview
  • IMS dump analysis exercises

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Glasgow3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Birmingham3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Manchester3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Onsite3 1500 £1500 2019-02-21