z/VM Systems Programming Workshop

This five day classroom course is designed to provide attendees with the skills needed to maintain, install, service and configure a z/VM system. This course is of particular interest to systems professionals with experience in Linux or z/OS with a need for skills acquisition in the z/VM platform.The workshop is designed to give you the “how to” required with plenty of “that’s how it works” included. Of course there are no shortcuts to becoming an experienced z/VM systems programmer, but we provide you with a framework of conceptual and practical understanding that will let you quickly excel and be productive in the z/VM arena.

The courseware was designed by David Kreuter. David is an experienced VM educator and consultant. David has developed and delivered technical VM courses since 1990. David is an enthusiastic and knowledgable instructor and provides an energetic and informative classroom experience.

1. VM Overview – .25 days
2. CP and CMS Fundamentals – 1.25 days
     
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
     
zVM Concepts and Functions   The basic functions of the Control Program
Virtual Machine Model   Sample storage and disk layouts used by CP
Define Guest Operating Systems   CP Directory entries
Review z/390 Architecture   CP Privilege Classes
Control Program Description   CP Console function commands
CP Console Function Commands   CMS Virtual Machine characteristics
    CMS Commands
    CMS File System
     
3. XEDIT Fundamentals – .5 days   4. DIRMAINT – .5 days
     
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
     
Layout of standard XEDIT window   The CP DIRECTORY
XEDIT Commands   Setting up and configuring a DIRMAINT server
Xedit Prefix Commands   Setting up and configuring a DATAMOVE machine
Using XEDIT Effectively   Issuing DIRMAINT commands for userid management
    Issuing DIRMAINT commands for storage management
     
5. zVM Installation and Service – 2 days   6. zVM Performance Overview – .5 days
     
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
At the end of this module students will gain insight and knowledge in:
     
How zVM is installed   An overview of zVM subsystems
How zVM is maintained   An overview of the zVM dispatcher
Overview of zVM SES/E   An overview of the zVM scheduler
The sofware inventory system   Sources of performance data
zVM SES/E commands and facilities   Viewing performance data with CP console function commands
Installing and Maintaining zVM base components   Using the IBM PERFKIT to analyze performance data
Overview of Shared Segments    
Maintaining Shared Segments