This course will concentrate on the operations of a Parallel Sysplex. In addition the student will learn new operator prerequisites, types of sysplexes, its features and components.
This course is designed for Computer Operators to Manage a Parallel Sysplex. It will include recovery procedures for subsystems, as well as, what procedures to follow when rebuilding is required.
The participant should have a basic understanding of the z/OS Operating System, MVS/JES2/VTAM/CICS/DB2 Commands, and a working knowledge of the Hardware Master Console.
Course Objectives:Identify the major hard/software components of a Base and Parallel SYSPLEX
Identify the z/OS environments which support a parallel SYSPLEX, including the S/390 microprocessor cluster
Define groups, members and communication links between participating systems
Understand the role of the z/OS Coupling Facility in providing shared data access using parallel processor architecture
Understand and use the system commands to support a Parallel SYSPLEX
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Key Topics:Introduction - what is Sysplex
Parallel Sysplex Operator commands
IPL of systems in a Parallel Sysplex
Shutting down MVS system
Sysplex Failure Management
Automatic Restart Management (ARM)
CF considerations in a Parallel Sysplex
Couple dataset management
SDSF and Operlog
Tape Sharing operations
System Logger considerations
CICS operational considerations
DB2 operational considerations
Useful operator commands
Last modified: 29-Jun-2016