z/OS System Fundamentals Part 1 - zArchitecture

In High Wycombe

£ 1,495 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    High wycombe

  • Duration

    4 Days

Description

On successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to: describe the architectural principles governing CPU, Storage and I/O, identify the state of a CPU and describe potential problem scenerios, use IPCS and the debugging guides, describe the principles of Virtual Storage, describe the purpose of AMODE and RMODE, describe a page fault and its consequences, setup.
Suitable for: This course is designed for those who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of z/OS MVS in order to improve their proficiency in the MVS environment.

Facilities

Location

Starts

High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire)
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24 - 28 Crendon Street, HP13 6LS

Starts

On request

To take into account

A good technical understanding of the z/OS environment.

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Course programme

Objectives
On successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • describe the architectural principles governing CPU, Storage and I/O
  • identify the state of a CPU and describe potential problem scenerios
  • use IPCS and the debugging guides
  • describe the principles of Virtual Storage
  • describe the purpose of AMODE and RMODE
  • describe a page fault and its consequences
  • setup a flexible paging/swapping subsystem
  • explain how dataspaces and hiperspaces work
  • describe how an IPL works
  • isolate problems during an IPL
  • explain the concept of authorised programs.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of z/OS MVS in order to improve their proficiency in the MVS environment.

Prerequisites
A good technical understanding of the z/OS environment.

Duration
4 days

Course Code
MSF1

Contents
Architecture
The architectural principles of the CPU; PSW, registers; interrupts system states; PSW swapping; multi-processing; central storage; addressing modes; storage keys; parallel & serial channels; pathing; HCD; LCUs; CCWs; I/O operation; SCSW.

MVS introduction
The functions of the MVS operating systems; components required to prepare MVS for work; creating address spaces; Job Entry Subsystem; initiators; resource control; interrupt handlers and status saving; dispatching work; I/O requests; Workload Manager; execute the work; exit the work from the system.

Control blocks , dumps & IPCS
Using IPCS and the debugging handbooks to locate and interpret major MVS control blocks in a dump; finding main control blocks such as PSA, CVT, ASCB, TCB, UCB; main IPCS menus; IPCS FIND command; IPCS subcommands; IPCS labs.

Virtual Storage concepts
Loading programs; real storage problems; DAT; segments & pages; page stealing & UIC; page faults; demand paging; dispatching address spaces; swapping & paging.

MVS storage management
AMODE & RMODE; common storage; private storage; Virtual Storage Manager; subpools; storage keys; RSM; page faults; segment faults; ASM; page data sets; VIO.

Dataspaces and hiperspaces
Primary & secondary ASC modes; access registers; using dataspaces; VLF; Hiperspaces.

System initialisation
Sysgen and IPL processes; the function of the LOAD parameter and the LOADxx member of PARMLIB; concepts of authorised programs; the subsystem interface.

z/OS System Fundamentals Part 1 - zArchitecture

£ 1,495 + VAT