z/OS Installation Using ServerPac

z/OS Installation Using ServerPac Course Description

Duration: 4.50 days (36 hours)

This course is designed to teach you how to use the CustomPac installation dialog to receive and install a new z/OS ServerPac order. It also discusses basic PARMLIB customization which may be required before the new z/OS system can be IPLed. The course includes a considerable hands-on lab component.

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Intended Audience for this z/OS Installation Using ServerPac Course

  • » This intermediate course is for New z/OS System Programmers who are required to install and administer an z/OS environment.

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Course Prerequisites for z/OS Installation Using ServerPac

  • » The ability to use MVS JCL to construct job streams
  • » The ability to use VSAM IDCAMS to work with VSAM objects
  • » End-user skills for TSO/ISPF PDF editor and utilities
  • » Understanding of z/OS functional components: Equivalent to attending z/OS Facilities (ES150)
  • » Familiarity with SMP/E processing

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z/OS Installation Using ServerPac Course Objectives

  • » Create a z/OS implementation plan based on installing a z/OS ServerPac
  • » Install and activate the CustomPac Installation Dialog
  • » Use the CustomPac Installation Dialog to configure the z/OS system layout according to local requirements
  • » Execute the installation jobs created by the installation dialog and any related customization task necessary to build an initial IPLable z/OS system
  • » Perform the hardware and software configuration tasks required to IPL a z/OS system
  • » Perform basic PARMLIB customization of the new z/OS base necessary to provide a stable platform for migration and testing of other products and applications on the new z/OS level
  • » Reuse the ServerPac z/OS system configuration in future installations and reduce time spent on upgrading the z/OS system level

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z/OS Installation Using ServerPac Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Introduction to z/OS installation
        2. Overview of the ServerPac package
        3. Implementing the CustomPac installation dialog
        4. z/OS system catalog concepts
        5. Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 1)
          1. Install the installation dialog and RECEIVE the order
      2. Module: 2
        1. Initial ServerPac installation and configuration (Part 2)
          1. Configure the ServerPac order
      3. Module: 3
        1. Building the ServerPac system
          1. Build the ServerPac system volumes
        2. IPL your new z/OS system
        3. Overview of initial z/OS customization
        4. Customizing the z/OS I/O configuration
          1. Customize the target system for IPL
      4. Module: 4
        1. Managing z/OS system resources
        2. Processing user work with z/OS
          1. IPL your new z/OS system
        3. Controlling z/OS application programs
      5. Module: 5
        1. Using saved configurations to speed up z/OS reinstallation
        2. Moving your z/OS system into production

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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