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z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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Objectives

•Execute the tasks required to prepare a z/OS installation for implementing z/OS UNIX
•Execute the tasks to install the z/OS UNIX software features
•Use the information provided in this class to perform the basic customization necessary to fully implement the z/OS UNIX kernel, the file system, the shell and utilities, and z/OS UNIX applications
•Put in place the RACF security required for z/OS UNIX resources and applications
•Make appropriate definitions for the activation of TCP/IP sockets by z/OS UNIX
•Identify and use the processes and data required for monitoring and tuning the z/OS UNIX environment

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1: z/OS UNIX implementation overview
•Unit 2: z/OS UNIX services initial installation
•Exercise 1: Move from default to full mode function
•Exercise 2: IPL in full function mode and enable a nonvolatile root HFS
•Unit 3: File system customization

Day 2
•Exercise 3: Customizing the file system
•Unit 4: Security customization
•Exercise 4: Defining and managing UNIX users, OMVS security

Day 3
•Unit 5: Shell... [Read More]

z/OS System Programmer

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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This course is designed to describe the basic components that apply to all z/OS systems. It includes high level concepts that apply to the z/OS hardware platform and the z/OS software. It then provides a more detailed analysis, description and lab activities that can be applied to the system programmer role to maintain z/OS systems.

Discussion activities include: The POR, IPL process, JES implementation and operating environment, VTAM environment for TSO, ISPF, SNA and TCP/IP networking, RACF, ISPF/PDF and UNIX System Services. It defines the classic approach to data management in a z/OS system. It identifies various software products and utilities used to define, maintain, and manage catalogs and data sets in the z/OS environment. It also discusses Parmlib usage and requirements for system initialization and operation that include: System symbolics, WLM, SFM, RMF and system logger. Both single system and multi-system sysplex usage is identified. z/OS install, upgrade options, maintenance using SMP/E and I/O configuration requirements using HCD is listed and described.

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1 - What makes up a z/OS system?
•Exercise 1- ... [Read More]

Opening up z/OS to the Cloud and Mobile Worlds

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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After completing this course, you should be able to:

•Describe the role of z System in a mobile strategy, and learn how it’s positioned in the cloud and mobile ecosystem.

•Understand the value System z delivers to mobile solutions. Besides access to enterprise data, System z provides an optimal infrastructure for mobile computing that is reliable, available, and extremely secure.

•Understand how, with the IBM MobileFirst Platform, teams are able to build and connect mobile applications that can access data from DB2®, CICS®, and IMS™without leaving the mainframe.

•Describe how Rational tools integrate with System z and the IBM MobileFirst Platform to create the optimal, mobile DevOps environment.

•Examine comparisons between System z and distributed systems and the benefits to be found by putting the mobile infrastructure on the mainframe.

•Learn how you can enable z/OS systems such as CICS and IMS to more easily participate in today’s mobile and cloud computing environments

•Learn how IBM WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect and WOLA fit together and how you can use mobile devices using RESTful protoco... [Read More]

z/OS System Operators

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Describe System z usage of z/Architecture
•Identify System z servers and their major components
•Name z/OS functional groups and base elements
•Describe the concept of virtual storage and its exploitation in z/OS
•Issue z/OS commands with the correct syntax
•Identify z/OS display commands that can be used to determine device and channel path status
•Describe the use of VARY and CONFIG z/OS operator commands
•Interpret the results of z/OS commands
•Identify the differences between JES2 and JES3
•Describe JES2 usage
•SPOOLs and checkpoint data sets
•Cold, warm, and hot starts
•Commands to control resources and display job status
•Describe the purpose and use of the following:
•TSO
•ISP/PDF
•Allocating, displaying, and editing data set information with ISP/PDF panels
•SDSF
•Describe the naming rules for z/OS data sets
•Describe the z/OS catalog structure
•Describe the functions performed by DFSMS, DFSMSdss, DFSMShsm, and DFSMSrmm to help manage the data sets in a data center
•Describe the function of JCL cataloged procedures
•Identify the diffe... [Read More]

z/OS Health Check and Troubleshooting

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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Objectives

•Describe how z/OS now integrates problem determination simplification
•Understand how all elements work together for an integrated IBM soft failure solution
•Implement and use the following soft failure Detect/Diagnose/Avoid capabilities in z/OS, and learn how they interact: Analysis/Diagnosis: Predictive Failure Analysis + Runtime Diagnostics + IBM zAware
Avoidance: Health Checker
First point of defense: z/OS components
Problem data management: IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF)

•Identify and resolve problems in a z/OS environment
•Know the procedures to properly collect problem data, avoid potential problems, and diagnose failures
•Implement the basic diagnostic approaches for various problems such as abends, loops, hangs, overlays
•Describe the various kinds of problem documentation available in z/OS debugging
•Use the common tools for problem determination, and the main sources of diagnostic data (logs, dumps, tracing, performance documentation helpers)

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1: z/OS problem shooting and health check introduction
... [Read More]

TCP/IP High Availability Solutions for z/OS

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

After completing this course, you should be able to:
•Describe the options for High Availability for TCP/IP in both sysplex and non-sysplex environments
•Understand the use and setup of Dynamic VIPAs
•Understand how to configure TCP/IP in order to exploit the high availability options available
•Discuss the differences between internal and external load balancing solutions for the z/OS environment

Programme

Day 1
?00:30) Welcome
?00:30) Unit 1 - High Availability and TCP/IP
?00:15) Break
?01:15) Unit 2- Non-Sysplex System Options, Topics 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3
?01:00) Lunch
?01:30) Lab exercises 1, 2, and 3
?00:15) Break
?01:30) Topic 2.4
?00:30) Lab exercise 4

Day 2
?00:30) Review (optional)
?00:30) Unit 2- Non-Sysplex System Options, Topic 2.5 start
?00:15) Break
?00:45) Topics 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7
?00:30) Lab exercise 5
?01:00) Lunch
?01:00) Unit 3- Sysplex System Options - Fundamentals, Topic 3.1
?00:15) Break
?00:30) Lab exercise 6
?01:30) Topic 3.2
?00:30) Lab exercise 7

Day 3
?00:30) Re... [Read More]

Linux Implementation for System z (SUSE)

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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Objectives

•Understand the Linux on System z environment
•Implement Linux on System z
•Configure and administer the system
•Install additional packages

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1 - Introduction to Linux on System z
•Unit 2 - Installing SUSE Linux for System z
•Exercise 1 - Lab overview
•Exercise 2 - SUSE Linux installation on System z
•Unit 3 - LPAR specifics

Day 2
•Lab review
•Unit 4 - A tour through Linux on System z
•Unit 5 - Installing additional packages
•Exercise 3 - Linux basics
•Lab review
•Exercise 4 - SUSE installing additional packages
•Lab review
•Unit 6 - X Window environment
•Exercise 5 - SUSE X Window System environment
•Lab review

Day 3
•Unit 7 - Network File System
•Exercise 6 - SUSE Network File System
•Lab review
•Unit 8 - System management
•Exercise 7 - SUSE System management
•Unit 9 - Backup and recovery
•Exercise 8 - SUSE TSM client
•Lab review
•Unit 10 - Network connectivity
•Exercise 9 - SUSE connectivity
•Lab review

z/OS UNIX System Services

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Discuss the role of z/OS in an open systems environment
•Identify the basic terms used in z/OS UNIX
•Define the components of z/OS UNIX
•Explain major functions provided in z/OS UNIX
•Discuss opportunities for applications in a z/OS UNIX environment
•Identify z/OS base elements and optional features that make up z/OS UNIX
•Use the two interactive interfaces available to access the services

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome and introduction
•Unit 1. z/OS UNIX overview
•Unit 2. Introduction to z/OS UNIX
•Unit 3. Hierarchical file system
•Exercises

Day 2
•Unit 4. z/OS UNIX shell and utilities
•Unit 5. z/OS UNIX shell commands
•Unit 6. Working with the shell
•Unit 7. Functions in z/OS UNIX
•Exercises

Day 3
•Unit 8. Working with the z/OS UNIX environment
•Exercises

IBM zEnterprise System

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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This course is designed to provide a technical introduction to the new IBM zEnterprise System (zEnterprise).The zEnterprise now makes it possible to deploy an integrated hardware platform that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together. This course will discuss the main components that make up this platform: the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196), IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. It will describe and explain new functions, terminology and concepts such as nodes, ensembles, intranode management network, OSX, OSM, zDAC, IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, and more.

It will describe why the typical enterprise data center consists of multiple hardware platforms with multiple architectures and varying infrastructure. Today multitier application architectures and their deployment on heterogeneous infrastructures are common. What is uncommon is the infrastructure needed to provide the high qualities of service required by mission critical applications. This course will describe how the resources of the zEnterprise provides the necessary infrastructure and can be managed and virtualized as a single pool of re... [Read More]

IBM Wave for z/VM and Linux on z Systems Virtualization

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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This one-day seminar provides a guide to understanding IBM WAVE for z/VM by providing information on planning and design based on common scenarios.

Programme

•Introduction to IBM Wave for z/VM
•Background on IBM Wave
•What is IBM Wave (Solution overview )
•Benefits of using IBM Wave (what can you do with IBM Wave
•Solution architecture
•High level overview of architecture
•Planning and design tasks
•Installation pre-requisites
•z/VM configuration tasks
•Installation
•Post installation tasks
•Managing z/VM
•Managing device pools
•Managing DASD
•Managing the network
•How to manage Linux virtual machines
•Introduction to IBM Wave user interfaces
•IBM Wave administration (site defined groups, projects, golden masters, storage administration, network administration, adding users)
•IBM Wave operations

IBM System z Parallel Sysplex Operations

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Describe common sysplex terminology, concepts, and benefits provided by a Parallel Sysplex configuration
•Identify the basic hardware and software components that make up the Parallel Sysplex environment and how they are used
•Use z/OS MVS commands to identify XCF signaling and sysplex shared couple data set usage and to determine current operational status
•Describe CF operation, how and when the CFCC is loaded on a System z LPAR, the various CF link definitions and how they can be used
•Identify CF structure types, definition and allocation process, and how they are used in the CF
•Use z/OS MVS commands to display structure status
•Use CF operator commands to display and change the operational status of a CF
•Describe and demonstrate recommended procedures and typical z/OS MVS commands to manage sysplex members, coupling facilities, structure rebuilds, and couple data sets
•Identify potential problems during system removal, CF structure or CDS usage, and determine appropriate operator action
•Explain the differences and benefits of having stand-alone CF and internal CF configurations
•Describe the ... [Read More]

IBM Parallel Sysplex and High Availability Workshop

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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This seminar will provide information about the latest Parallel Sysplex-related enhancements to z/OS and supporting hardware. Performance information will also be provided based on recent ITSO projects.

For over 20 years, the IBM International Technical Support Organization (ITSO) has delivered one-day technical update seminars for IT professionals. Our latest series, the annual ITSO System z Worldwide Workshop Tour, addresses how to design and exploit the hardware and software infrastructure required to effectively run current System z solutions. These new ITSO technical workshops are developed and taught by the same IBM experts that bring you IBM Redbooks publications. Attendees can expect the same excellent quality found in IBM Redbooks. Like IBM Redbooks, these workshops contain the most up-to-date technical content based on the latest software and hardware releases, information based on best practices in the industry, and relevant and focused topics. Students will learn from experienced instructors-all seminars are taught by IBM ITSO experts from around the world.

Hardware Configuration and Definition for z/OS

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Describe new zSeries processor technology
•Code new zSeries processors (z9 to z196)
•Code FICON channels and FICON CTCs
•Code Coupling Facilities (CF) and CF links
•Code cascaded FICON Directors
•Create an IODF work file on a z processor from scratch
•Use CHPID mapping tool to create a validated work IODF
•Use work IODF and create a production IODF
•Perform Dynamic I/O changes on a real z/OS system
•Build a LOADxx parmlib member for initial program load (IPL)
•View configuration graphically
•Create appropriate configuration reports

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1: HCD introduction
•Unit 2: IOCP and MVSCP macro review
•Unit 3: HCD dialog
•Unit 4: LPAR and logical control unit concepts
•Unit 5: OSAs, OSA/ICC and HiperSockets
•Unit 6: Review of zSeries hardware
•Exercise 1: Overview of lab environment
•Exercise 2: HCD familiarity

Day 2
•Unit 7: zSeries I/O architecture: Logical channel subsystems
•Unit 8: Advanced DASD concepts: EAV/PAV and multiple subchannel sets
•Unit 9: FICON, FICON CTCs, and FICON dir... [Read More]

GDPS / Global Mirror Implementation Workshop

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

This workshop is intended for IBM technical professionals (IT specialists, IT architects, technical sales specialist, etc) who will be involved in implementing or architecting a GDPS/Global Mirror solution (XRC is also known as z/OS Global Mirror). Project managers who will manage a GDPS/Global Mirror implementation project will also benefit. The workshop is also intended for technical customer staff (systems programmers, storage specialists, automation specialists, operations/production control specialists, etc) who are new to GDPS and are looking to develop GDPS skills because their job directly or indirectly involves GDPS. Note that customer attendance is restricted to customers with a valid GDPS/Global Mirror license.

Programme

•GDPS/Global Mirror Overview
•Global Mirror/Overview + Labs
•GDPS HMC Automation Infrastructure
•GDPS/Global Mirror Installation + Customization and GDPS/Global Mirror Customization Lab (GDPS policy and GEOMPARM Customization)
•GDPS Standard Actions and Standard Actions lab (Site Table customization and GDPS operations)
•GDPS Planned Actions (scenarios/scripts ) and Planned Actions Lab (code and ex... [Read More]

Fundamental System Skills in z/OS

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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Objectives

•Review the main concepts of z/OS
•Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF
•Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor
•Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) using the ISPF Editor primary and line commands
•Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort, and merge) data sets
•Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files
•Describe and use TSO/E commands
•Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels
•Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST
•Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs
•Review job status and job output using SDSF
•Invoke UNIX processes
•Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System
•Services ISHELL

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1: Review of the z/Architecture and z/OS
•Unit 2: An introduction to ISPF, ISPF/PDF, and RACF
•Exercise 1: System familiarization
•Unit 3: Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 1)
•Exercise 2: Allocate new data set... [Read More]

Enabling Real-time analytics on IBM z Systems

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
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This course will introduce and discuss the IBM vision/strategy for IBM Transaction and Analytics Processing including answering questions such as &,quot,Where do I start? What does it mean if I have other vendors/software in my environment ?how can I start and integrate with what we already have.&,quot, We will discuss and demonstrate the various areas of the z Systems data analytics life cycle. The student will learn about Modeling in IBM Data Analytics Accelerator/ IBM Netezza Analytics (INZA) In database analytics. Look more at in database modeling. Also covered is Real time scoring and analytics: Deploy a model as a scoring service in a DB2 for z/OS user defined function (UDF) and score a transaction coming into the system. They will see how to use the model above and publish it to the DB2 scoring adapter within a z/os transaction. Zementis for IBM z Systems, an integrated predictive analytics deployment and scoring capability for organizations managing data and transactions with IBM z Systems&,quot,.

Objectives

The student will learn about the various techniques available to move data from the online transaction processing environ... [Read More]

Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Describe a performance and tuning methodology
•Develop a systematic z/OS performance and tuning plan
•Describe the factors which could affect the performance of an z/OS system
•Use the WLM ISPF application
•Describe the components of a service definition
•Define workloads and service levels and classification rules
•State which z/OS commands affect WLM operation
•Identify the major WLM services for z/OS, including enclaves and application environments, and how they are used by DB2, WebSphere, and CICS
•Analyze CPU performance when running in a shared LPAR environment
•Utilize and monitor zIIP and zAAP specialty engines
•Measure and tune z/OS DASD, processor storage, and coupling facility configurations
•Explain the functions and facilities of RMF and SMF
•Analyze performance bottlenecks using RMF
•Use Workload License Charges (WLC), defined capacity and soft capping to manage software costs
•Describe advanced z/OS environments that utilize Intelligent Resource Director (IRD), HiperDispatch, z/OSMF Workload Management, and I/O Priority Manager
•Use the z/OSMF Wo... [Read More]

Assembler Language Coding Workshop

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Recognize architectural features, such as instruction formats, data representation, storage addressing, and so on, which are significant to program analysis
•Identify point of program interruption, using the formatted system dump and elements of information such as the Program Status Word (PSW), the Instruction Length Code (ILC), the program&,#146,s base register(s), and so on
•Identify appropriate standards for assembler programs in terms of program organization, register conventions, coding practices, documentation, and so on
•Code and debug assembler language programs which:
•Conform to standard linkage conventions using save area chaining
•Define and use various types of data definitions, including fixed point binary, character, hexadecimal, and packed decimal
•Employ standard macros such as CALL, SAVE, RETURN
•Use various Assembler Language statements such as CSECT, EQU, COPY, END
•Use both symbolic and explicit notational forms for instructions
•Use data literals appropriately, and explain the use of LTORG to direct positioning of the literal pool
•Create and use appropriate patterns for EDI... [Read More]

Apache Spark Implementation on IBM z/OS Workshop

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Apache Spark extends Apache Hadoop to simplify algorithm development and accelerate analytics results. Apache Spark on IBM® z/OS® puts the open source engine, built specifically for data science, where big data resides. This workshop will detail the installation and configuration of Apache Spark on IBM z/OS for field teams and clients. Additionally, it will include examples of business analytics scenarios.

Objectives

Understand the value of using Apache spark on IBM z/OS and how it provides analytic solutions for Big Data.

Programme

- Architectural Overview
- Components and extensions
- Installation and configuration
- Spark application development
- Production Integration
- Apache Spark on z/OS and the Ecosystem
- Use case patterns

Advanced z/OS Security: Crypto, Network, RACF, and Your Enterprise

Course Format: On-site
School/Trainer: Arrow Electronics IBM Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Minneapolis, United States
  V

Objectives

•Describe the components of network security, platform security, and transaction security on z/OS
•Describe how RACF supports UNIX users and groups
•Describe web server security flow on z/OS
•Explain the contents and use of a digital certificate
•Explain the difference between asymmetric and symmetric cryptographic techniques
•Explain SSL V3 client authentication
•Explain the basics of WebSphere Application Server and web services security
•Utilize the RACDCERT command
•Discuss the OCSF service providers
•Explain VPN (IPSec), SSL/TSL, and AT-TLS and the differences between them
•Discuss the z/OS Communication Server policy agent, IDS, and IP filtering
•Describe and utilize System SSL
•Explain how TN3270 and FTP SSL support works
•Explain how IBM secure hardware cryptographic co-processors work
•Explain how Kerberos authentication works
•Explain the LDAP terms of DN, objectclass, attribute, schema, back end, and directory
•Explain how to setup, customize, and operate z/OS PKI Services

Programme

Day 1
•Welcome
•Unit 1: Overview of z/OS securi... [Read More]

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