This course is designed to teach you how to use the CustomPac installation dialog to receive and install a new z/OS ServerPac order. It also discusses basic PARMLIB customization which may be required before the new z/OS system can be IPLed. The course includes a considerable hands-on lab component.

Audience:

This intermediate course is for New z/OS System Programmers who are required to install and administer an z/OS environment.

Brand: System Z; z/OS

Event Number: ES41G

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Subjects: Technical

Objectives:

  • Create a z/OS implementation plan based on installing a z/OS ServerPac
  • Install and activate the CustomPac Installation Dialog
  • Use the CustomPac Installation Dialog to configure the z/OS system layout according to local requirements
  • Execute the installation jobs created by the installation dialog and any related customization task necessary to build an initial IPLable z/OS system
  • Perform the hardware and software configuration tasks required to IPL a z/OS system
  • Perform basic PARMLIB customization of the new z/OS base necessary to provide a stable platform for migration and testing of other products and applications on the new z/OS level
  • Reuse the ServerPac z/OS system configuration in future installations and reduce time spent on upgrading the z/OS system level

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Course Detail:

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Introduction to z/OS installation
  • Unit 2 - Overview of the ServerPac package
  • Unit 3 - Implementing the CustomPac installation dialog
  • Unit 4 - z/OS system catalog concepts
  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 1)
  • Lab 1 - Install the installation dialog and RECEIVE the order

Day 2

  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 2)
  • Lab 2 - Configure the ServerPac order

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - Building the ServerPac system
  • Lab 3 - Build the ServerPac system volumes
  • Unit 7 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 8 - Overview of initial z/OS customization
  • Unit 9 - Customizing the z/OS I/O configuration
  • Lab 4 - Customize the target system for IPL

Day 4

  • Unit 10 - Managing z/OS system resources
  • Unit 11 - Processing user work with z/OS
  • Lab 5 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 12 - Controlling z/OS application programs

Day 5

  • Unit 13 - Using saved configurations to speed up z/OS reinstallation
  • Unit 14 - Moving your z/OS system into production

Pre-Requisite Text:

You should have:

  • The ability to use MVS JCL to construct job streams
  • The ability to use VSAM IDCAMS to work with VSAM objects
  • End-user skills for TSO/ISPF PDF editor and utilities
  • Understanding of z/OS functional components: Equivalent to attending z/OS Facilities (ES15G)
  • Familiarity with SMP/E processing

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