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Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS


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.
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.
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

  • 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

Prezzo di listino

2.400,00 EUR + IVA


  • 28 ore
  • 4 giorni


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).

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