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Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS

  • Tuition USD $3,400 GSA  $2,654.91
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3118 Ratings
  • Course Code ES96G
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
ES96G - Hardware Configuration and Definition

Course Eligible for IBM Digital Badge

Learn to work with the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) function for z/OS, and to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of your zSeries hardware environment. Learn to use the HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an Input/Output (I/O) configuration and dynamically alter the I/O configuration. Learn about the creation of an I/O Configuration Dataset (IOCDS) and various reports that HCD can build. Use a z/OS system to reinforce lecture topics and to practice working with the HCD dialogs. Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.

Skills Gained

  • 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

Who Can Benefit

This course is for people who are responsible for maintaining the I/O configuration contained in the input/output data files (IODFs) and input/output configuration data sets (IOCDs) at their z/OS installation.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • A basic knowledge of z/OS and I/O configuration

This knowledge can be developed on the job, or by taking Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10A).

Course Details

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 directors
  • Exercise 3: Coding a zSeries 2817
  • Exercise 4: Adding FICON directors to your configuration (optional)
  • Exercise 5: Incremental migration from IOCP deck (optional)

Day 3

  • Unit 10: HCD implementation and migration
  • Unit 11: IPL and LOADxx member
  • Unit 12: Dynamic I/O reconfiguration
  • Unit 13: z196 HCD and using CMT
  • Exercise 6: Building a LOADxx member
  • Exercise 7: Perform dynamic I/O

Day 4

  • Unit 14: FICON CTCs for sysplex
  • Unit 15: HCD and Parallel Sysplex
  • Exercise 8: Coding a 2817 using the CMT
  • Exercise 9: Coding CF coupling links
  • Exercise 10: Coding sysplex FICON CTCs

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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