IBM System z: Technical Overview of HW and SW Mainframe Evolution

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Via Valtellina, 63, 20124, Milano, Italia
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· Requisiti


You should have an understanding of:

  • Basic data processing concepts
  • I/O concepts


Contenuti del corso

This course is designed to provide an understanding of today´s complex system mainframe environment on the zEnterprise System and System z servers. It is mainly targeted for operators technical support, system programmers, and any others who need to keep current in this mainframe environment. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, you learn how the hardware and operating systems interact.

This course addresses the following topics:

  • Mainframes and distributed server comparisons: Why so many servers?
  • Mainframe directions: Past, current, and future
  • Mainframes: System z introduction and relative performance comparisons
  • IBM System z hardware design: Frames, CEC cage, books, models, and MSUs
  • I/O infrastructure and processor usage: zEC12 to z10 comparisons
  • System z Capacity on Demand
  • Physical/Logical partitioning, server initialization, and CHPIDs
  • I/O configuration and HCD overview
  • MVS to z/OS software overview
  • z/OS Parallel Sysplex
  • z/OS enhancements on the zPlatform
  • z/Architecture overview and virtual addressing concepts
  • System concepts: The big picture
  • HMC introduction, groups, and activation profiles
  • Determining object status and error conditions
  • Activation and operating system interface

Contenuti dettagliati del corso

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Introduction and course overview
  • Unit 1: Mainframe directions and System z servers
  • Unit 2: Server hardware and I/O configuration (part 1)
Day 2
  • Review
  • Unit 2: Server hardware and I/O configuration (part 2)
  • Unit 3: MVS to z/OS overview and processor concepts
  • Unit 4: Hardware Management Console basics
  • Supporting labs:
    • Exercise 1: Remote access set up
    • Exercise 2 HMC web browser and UI set up
    • Exercise 3: HMC familiarization and lab system activation
    • Exercise 4: Hardware Management Console fundamentals (optional)

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