z/OS Installation Using ServerPac - Intermediate (ES41G)

PT20619
Summary
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.
Prerequisites
Before taking this course, 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
Duration
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This intermediate course is for new z/OS System Programmers who are required to install and administer an z/OS environment.
Topics
  • Introduction to z/OS installation
  • Overview of the ServerPac package
  • Implementing the CustomPac installation dialog
  • z/OS system catalog concepts
  • Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 1)
  • Install the installation dialog and RECEIVE the order
  • Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 2)
  • Configure the ServerPac order
  • Building the ServerPac system
  • Build the ServerPac system volumes
  • IPL your new z/OS system
  • Overview of initial z/OS customization
  • Customizing the z/OS I/O configuration
  • Customize the target system for IPL
  • Managing z/OS system resources
  • Processing user work with z/OS
  • IPL your new z/OS system
  • Controlling z/OS application programs
  • Using saved configurations to speed up z/OS reinstallation
  • Moving your z/OS system into production

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