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z/OS – MVS Command Simulations 2.5


3.5 hours



A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and manipulating MVS system resources.


Junior and senior operators responsible for monitoring z/OS system activity and resolving day-to-day z/OS system issues using console commands.


A solid understanding of the z/OS operating system, or completion of the z/OS 2.5 Series courses.


After completing these simulations, the student should be able to enter MVS commands and analyze responses in order to:

  • Maintain system integrity
  • Monitor system and online functions
  • Identify and resolve Canceling system problems

Course Content

z/OS MVS Command Simulations

Sim 1 – Displaying and Canceling Jobs
Sim 2 – Checking for Enqueues and Outstanding Requests
Sim 3 – Displaying and Modifying SMF Attributes
Sim 4 – Recovering from Full SMF Data Sets
Sim 5 – Modifying TSO Access
Sim 6 – Defining a Tape Device as Autoswitchable
Sim 7 – Varying an Offline Tape Device Back Online
Sim 8 – Swapping a Tape from one Drive to another
Sim 9 – Configuring Console Attributes
Sim 10 – Varying a DASD Device Offline and Online
Sim 11 – Clearing Dump Data Sets and Creating a Dump
Sim 12 – Canceling a TSO User
Sim 13 – Configuring a CPU Online and Displaying its Status
Sim 14 – Configuring a Channel Path Online and Varying a DASD Device Online to that Path