z/OS (MVS) Operations Advanced
2 Days

This class introduces students to the advanced techniques used to operate OS/390 MVS systems. A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the lecture material.

GOALS
  • Configure and manage consoles and hardcopy logs.
  • Display and manage devices and the channel subsystem, page datasets, SVC and standalone dumps, traces, SMF, system address spaces, and SMS.
  • Manage advanced facilities of JES2 including JES2 spool volumes, JES2 spool offload facility, and JES2 automatic commands.
  • Execute the proper procedure to start up and shut down the OS/390 MVS system.
  • Review of message flows during startup and shutdown.
  • Explain recommended console responses.

AUDIENCE
  • Operations and Technical Support Personnelww

SESSION CONTENT
  • Console Management
    • Routing and Descriptor Codes
    • Message Level
    • Operating Modes
    • Console Authority
    • AMRF
    • MPF
    • Console Commands
    • Displaying Console Status
    • VARYing Consoles
      • SYSLOG / Hardcopy Log
      • Problem Resolution
    • Master Console Failure
      • No Consoles
      • WTO Buffer Shortages
  • Device Management
    • CONFIG Command
    • DEVSERV Command
    • Problem Resolution
      • Hot I/O
      • Boxed Devices
  • SMS
    • Overview
    • Related MVS Commands
  • SMF Management
    • Overview
    • Display Commands
    • SWITCH Command
  • Page Data Set Management
    • Overview
    • Display Commands
    • PAGEADD / PAGEDEL Command
  • System Address Space Management
  • SVC Dump Management
    • Overview
    • Display Commands
    • DUMP Command
  • Standalone Dumps
    • Overview
    • Procedure
  • Traces
    • Types of Traces
    • Generalized Trace Facility (GTF)
  • LOGREC
  • Advanced JES2 Operations
    • Spool Data Set Management
    • JES2 Spool Offload
    • JES2 Automatic Commands
  • IPL Procedure
  • System Shutdown Procedure
  • Topics can be added or deleted per Client’s needs

PREREQUISITES: Students will need Basic OS/390 MVS Operations or equivalent experience.

WORKSTATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION.


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