About this course

Course code TPZL1_ES41
Duration 5 Days

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.

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

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 (ES150)
  • Familiarity with SMP/E processing

Delegates will learn how to

  • Create a z/OS implementation plan based on installing a z/OS ServerPac
  • Install and activate the CustomPac Installation Dialog
  • Use the CustomPac Installation Dialog to configure the z/OS system layout according to local requirements
  • Execute the installation jobs created by the installation dialog and any related customization task necessary to build an initial IPLable z/OS system
  • Perform the hardware and software configuration tasks required to IPL a z/OS system
  • Perform basic PARMLIB customization of the new z/OS base necessary to provide a stable platform for migration and testing of other products and applications on the new z/OS level
  • Reuse the ServerPac z/OS system configuration in future installations and reduce time spent on upgrading the z/OS system level

Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Introduction to z/OS installation
  • Unit 2 - Overview of the ServerPac package
  • Unit 3 - Implementing the CustomPac installation dialog
  • Unit 4 - z/OS system catalog concepts
  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 1)
  • Lab 1 - Install the installation dialog and RECEIVE the order

Day 2

  • Unit 5 - Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 2)
  • Lab 2 - Configure the ServerPac order

Day 3

  • Unit 6 - Building the ServerPac system
  • Lab 3 - Build the ServerPac system volumes
  • Unit 7 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 8 - Overview of initial z/OS customization
  • Unit 9 - Customizing the z/OS I/O configuration
  • Lab 4 - Customize the target system for IPL

Day 4

  • Unit 10 - Managing z/OS system resources
  • Unit 11 - Processing user work with z/OS
  • Lab 5 - IPL your new z/OS system
  • Unit 12 - Controlling z/OS application programs

Day 5

  • Unit 13 - Using saved configurations to speed up z/OS reinstallation
  • Unit 14 - Moving your z/OS system into production

5 Days

Duration
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Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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