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z/VM – Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations z/VM 7.3


5 hours



The z/VM – Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations course describes the tasks associated with displaying z/VM system status and activity, and management of z/VM resources.


System operators, system administrators or other staff responsible for monitoring and managing the z/VM system.


Basic understanding of z/VM or completion of the following: Interskill – z/VM – Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown course.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain How z/VM Is Monitored
  • Display Basic z/VM System and User Information
  • Display Processor Workloads
  • Display Real Storage Attributes and Perform Storage Reconfiguration
  • Recognize the Availability of Channel Paths to Devices
  • Display the Status of DASD Devices
  • Make DASD Devices Available to the z/VM System and Individual Virtual Machine Users
  • Enter Commands Used to Control Tape Drives
  • Display the Status of Real Printers
  • Modify the Attributes of Spool Files in the Print Queue
  • Manipulate Printers to Meet Organizational Requirements

Course Content

Monitoring the z/VM System

z/VM Consoles
Defining the Role of the Operator
Understanding Privilege Classes
Gathering CP Data
Displaying and Defining User Information

Managing Processors, Storage, and Local Devices

Displaying Processor Activity
Modifying Processor Availability
Displaying Storage Configuration
Reconfiguring Storage
Controlling Channel Paths and Local Devices

Managing DASD and Tape Drives

How DASD is Utilized
Displaying DASD Information and Status
Dedicating DASD to Users
Displaying Tape Drive Status
Controlling Tape Drive Activity

Managing Printers and Spool Files

Identifying Printer Status
Stopping a Printer
Removing a Printer from Use
Managing Spool Files in the Print Queue
Controlling the Currently Active Print File

z/VM – Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations z/VM 7.3 Mastery Test