Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course describes advanced operator actions to implement new policies, coupling facilities, structures and sysplex related operational enhancements. It diagnoses problems and demonstrates recovery techniques in these areas. These include:

  • Identifying HMC problems and recovery, including IPL problems during system and sysplex activation

  • Recovery with and without SFM policies

  • Couple data set failures

  • CF and CF structure failures
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    Intended Audience for this Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop Course

    • » This course is for operations personnel, tech support staff, and system programmers who are directly involved in the operation, system support, and software support of their Parallel Sysplex environment.

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    Course Prerequisites for Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

    • » Experience with the HMC and the Parallel Sysplex environment

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    Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop Course Objectives

    • » Use HMC classic or tree UI, create HMC groups, load profiles, and
    • » provide tips and recommendations for HMC use
    • » Initialize sysplex system images and identify problems reported via system consoles and the HMC
    • » Identify sysplex components, define resource and data sharing differences in relation to recovery options, discuss various configurations and system duplexing
    • » Perform related display commands to identify sysplex status and recovery actions for IPL problems during system activation
    • » Manage couple data sets, format CDS, define policies, and start and verify they are working as desired
    • » Implement configurations supporting GRS STAR, JES checkpoint, and ECS using structures in the CF
    • » Identify couple data set failures, CF and CF structure failures
    • » Identify policy change pending conditions and correct as necessary
    • » Remove a CF from the sysplex as in the case of required maintenance to a CF
    • » Identify and correct problems during structure rebuild process such as insufficient storage in the CF
    • » Add a new System z CF to the sysplex dynamically using a sysplex wide dynamic activation with Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) facility
    • » Perform recovery procedures with and without SFM policies
    • » Define Server Time Protocol implementation, terminology, and supporting
    • » configurations

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    Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop Course Outline

        1. Module : 1
          1. Welcome
          2. Parallel Sysplex overview Exercise 1: Setup for remote lab access
            1. HMC 2.n.n navigation hints and tips: Classic and tree UI (optional)
            2. Groups and profiles for sysplex activation Exercise 4: MCS console setup through OSA ICC Exercise 5: Using commands to determine sysplex status
        2. Module: 2
          1. Sysplex initialization, CDS usage, and recovery
            1. Using commands to determine sysplex status (continued) Exercise 6: ECS and dynamic GRS STAR activation
            2. JES2 reconfiguration
            3. CDS mismatch during plex activation
        3. Module: 3
          1. Managing CFs, structures, policies, and recovery
            1. Logger
            2. CFRM change pending conditions and recovery options for FP connections
            3. VTAM and ISTGENERIC demo Exercise 12: Managing coupling facilities
        4. Module: 4
          1. Dynamic CF implementation, SFM, and ARM
            1. Managing coupling facilities (continued) Exercise 13: Add new CF and manage reset profile Exercise 14: Implementing SM duplexing
            2. Sysplex failure management
            3. SFM storage reconfiguration (optional)
        5. Module: 5
          1. Machine lab optional exercises 17 and 18
          2. Unit 5: STP, DB2, and structure recovery and removal overview

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    We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

    Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

    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.
    This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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