IBM z/OS Bootcamp - ESZ0G

  • Duration:10.00 D

This course is designed to give new hire IT professionals an introduction into the IBM Z environment. The IBM mainframe servers, operating systems and software products will be discussed. Through lecture and hands-on labs, this course will provide the basic skill set to jump start productivity for technical professionals who are new to the mainframe environment. The skills taught in this course can be applied across multiple mainframe job roles. This course consists of 16 lecture units and 11 lab exercises.

Audience: This basic class is intended for the technical professional that is new to the mainframe environment.

Brand: IBM Z - Mainframe; z/OS

Event Number: ESZ0G

Available Languages: Croatian (Croatia),Slovak (Slovakia),Slovenian (Slovenia),Estonian (Estonia),Serbian (Latin),English (US),English (UK),French (Canada),German (Germany),Russian (Russia),Japanese (Japan),Chinese (Simplified),Italian (Italy),Polish (Poland),Portuguese (Brazil),French (France),Spanish (Latin America),Spanish (Spain),Portuguese (Portugal),Thai (Thailand),Dutch (The Netherlands),Turkish (Turkey),Romanian (Romania),Czech (Czech Republic),Latvian (Latvia),Lithuanian (Lithuania),Norwegian (Bokml),Swedis

Subjects: Technical


  • Describe and categorize the various servers that are commonly found in data centers
  • Identify and describe workloads that are commonly used on mainframes and distributed servers
  • Describe a typical data center with multiple server platforms:
    • Why so many servers
    • Current concerns and considerations
    • Potential future actions
  • Identify when the first IBM general purpose mainframe was introduced
  • Describe several key IT and mainframe strategies introduced in the 2000s
  • Identify current and future data center trends
  • Describe why smarter systems are required to meet future requirements
  • Introduce the zEnterprise System and describe how it can apply to current and future business requirements
  • Describe the basic functions, characteristics, and terminology of System z servers
  • Identify and list the various System z servers and hardware models, from zSeries server to the latest zEnterprise EC12
  • Identify the number of CPs and specialty processors available to various System z servers
  • List relative performance of recent System z servers as compared to previous servers
  • Identify and list IBM mainframe servers supporting multiple channel subsystems and z/Architecture
  • Identify key components of the zEnterprise System and their purpose
  • Describe and compare various System z components:
    • Frame layout and cage usage
    • Server models, books, memory, and cache structure
    • Performance and millions of service units (MSUs)
  • Describe and compare I/O infrastructure and processor usage across zEC12 to z10 mainframes
  • I/O cages, drawers and technology used
  • PU, cache, and book fan-out connectivity
  • Describe how and what System z physical components are used when processing instructions and performi

    ng an I/O operation

  • Identify System z Capacity on Demand (CoD) options available for planned and unplanned outages
  • Describe the CoD provisioning architecture and which servers can use it
  • Describe how logical partitioning is used, resource assignments, and initialization activities
  • Describe mainframe channels, usage, and CHPID assignments
  • Describe the purpose and use of HCD
  • Identify mainframe operating systems and their supported mainframe servers
  • Describe how the mainframe OS evolved from the System 360 servers to the current zEC12 server
  • List some of the major enhancements provided by the recent z/OS versions and to what servers they apply
  • List z/OS coexistence and release support strategy
  • Describe the various queues that are used to dispatch work
  • Describe the difference between a base and Parallel Sysplex
  • List Parallel Sysplex main characteristics
  • Describe the purpose and use of the coupling facility
  • Identify the difference between the following sysplex configurations
  • Identify and describe the major enhancements provided by the System z software and hardware platform:
    • 64-bit architecture, IRD, HiperSockets, MLCSS, MIDAW
    • Multiple subchannel sets, zHPF, CPM, HiperDispatch, zDAC
    • TEF, RI, DAT2, Flash Express, zAware, and autonomic computing
  • Identify processor architectural modes and their supported addressing implementations:
    • Bimodal, trimodal, address spaces, virtual addressing, and storage usage
  • Describe the various queues that are used to dispatch work
  • Use system commands to display active address spaces and identify their current status
  • Describe the high level interaction between z/OS, CSS, and I/O devices d

    Learn about;
    z Systems;
    zEnterprise EC12

    Course Detail:

    • Mainframes and distributed server comparisons: Why so many servers?
    • Mainframe directions: Past, current, and future
    • Mainframes: System z introduction and relative performance comparisons
    • IBM System z hardware design: Frames, CEC cage, books, models and MSUs
    • I/O Infrastructure and processor usage: zEC12 to z10 comparisons
    • System z Capacity on Demand
    • Physical/Logical partitioning, server initialization, and CHPIDs
    • I/O configuration and HCD overview
    • MVS to z/OS software overview
    • z/OS Parallel Sysplex
    • z/OS enhancements on the zPlatform
    • z/Architecture overview and virtual addressing concepts
    • System concepts: The big picture
    • HMC introduction, groups, and activation profiles
    • Determining object status and error conditions
    • Activation and operating system interface
    • z/OS base elements and optional features
    • z/OS system programming
    • z/OS system libraries
    • Data center components and trends
    • TSO/E and ISPF/PDF
    • Data sets and accessing with ISPF/PDF
    • ISPF/PDF editor
    • Copy/Move/Rename/Delete
    • Data Set List
    • TSO/E commands and TSO/E programming
    • Introduction to JES and JCL
    • JOB, EXEC, and DD statements
    • DD parameters
    • Traditional applications
    • Programming languages
    • Object technology
    • System-level-security
    • Network-level security
    • Transaction-level security
    • Directory services
    • z/OSMF
    • SDSF
    • Working with UNIX System Services
    • Introduction to utilities and conditional execution
    • Data management, organization, and format
    • Generation data groups
    • Procedures
    • More about utilities
    • More on procedures
    • Selected JCL t


    • SORT and MERGE
    • ABENDs


    Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.  

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    • The current GTP list price
    • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

    Continuation from the Objectives:

    Pre-Requisite Text:

    You should have an understanding of:

    • Basic data processing concepts
    • I/O concepts

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Start Date / End Date:
09/16/2019 10:00 EST -
09/27/2019 18:00 EST
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12/09/2019 10:00 EST -
12/20/2019 18:00 EST
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