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Managing Guest Operating Systems

Duration

6 hours

Overview

The Managing Guest Operating Systems course describes the types of guests that can be installed under z/VM and the methods used to create, display and manipulate CMS files.

Audience

System operators, system administrators or other staff responsible for controlling and monitoring activity on guest operating systems.

Prerequisites

Solid background in z/VM concepts and operation or completion of the z/VM Concepts and System Initialization course and the Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations course.

Objectives

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

  • Describe the type of guest systems that can be initialized under z/VM
  • Create, display and manipulate CMS files
  • Edit CMS file content using XEDIT
  • Course Content

    STARTING GUEST SYSTEMS

    Identifying Guest Systems that Run Under z/VM
    Starting a Guest System
    Communicating with your Guest System

    ENTERING CMS COMMANDS

    Understanding CMS Disk Structure and File Naming
    Entering CMS Commands
    The CMS Help Facilities
    Running CMS Pipelines
    Pipelines Device Drivers and Filters

    MANIPULATING CMS FILES

    Displaying a CMS File List
    Copying, Comparing, Renaming and Deleting CMS Files
    Sending and Receiving CMS Files

    USING XEDIT TO CREATE CMS FILE CONTENT

    Invoking XEDIT
    XEDIT Session Basics
    Creating CMS File Data

    USING XEDIT TO MODIFY CMS FILE DATA

    Scrolling Through CMS File Data
    Modifying, Copying and Deleting CMS File Content
    Using the Search Command
    Saving CMS File Data
    Exiting XEDIT

    MANAGING GUEST OPERATING SYSTEMS MASTERY TEST

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