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.
You should have an understanding of: Basic data processing concepts I/O concepts
This basic class is intended for the technical professional that is new to the mainframe environment.
Describe and categorize the various servers that are commonly found in data centersIdentify and describe workloads that are commonly used on mainframes and distributed serversDescribe a typical data center with multiple server platforms:Why so many serversCurrent concerns and considerations Potential future actionsIdentify when the first IBM general purpose mainframe was introducedDescribe several key IT and mainframe strategies introduced in the 2000sIdentify current and future data center trendsDescribe why smarter systems are required to meet future requirementsIntroduce the zEnterprise System and describe how it can apply to current and future business requirementsDescribe the basic functions, characteristics, and terminology of System z serversIdentify and list the various System z servers and hardware models, from zSeries server to the latest zEnterprise EC12Identify the number of CPs and specialty processors available to various System z serversList relative performance of recent System z servers as compared to previous serversIdentify and list IBM mainframe servers supporting multiple channel subsystems and z/ArchitectureIdentify key components of the zEnterprise System and their purposeDescribe and compare various System z components:Frame layout and cage usageServer models, books, memory, and cache structurePerformance 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 usedPU, cache, and book fan-out connectivityDescribe how and what System z physical components are used when processing instructions and performing an I/O operationIdentify System z Capacity on Demand (CoD) options available for planned and unplanned outagesDescribe the CoD provisioning architecture and which servers can use itDescribe how logical partitioning is used, resource assignments, and initialization activitiesDescribe mainframe channels, usage, and CHPID assignmentsDescribe the purpose and use of HCDIdentify mainframe operating systems and their supported mainframe serversDescribe how the mainframe OS evolved from the System 360 servers to the current zEC12 serverList some of the major enhancements provided by the recent z/OS versions and to what servers they applyList z/OS coexistence and release support strategyDescribe the various queues that are used to dispatch workDescribe the difference between a base and Parallel SysplexList Parallel Sysplex main characteristics Describe the purpose and use of the coupling facility Identify the difference between the following sysplex configurations MULTISYSTEM, MONOPLEX, and XCFLOCALIdentify 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 devicesSystems w/TPSMainframe TPSApplication Platforms TPSzEnterprise Transaction Systems & integration