Introduction to SMP/E
Ensuring that all of your organization's z/OS system software is current, and that any fixes and improvements have been applied, is paramount to maintaining system availability. This course looks at the SMP/E software and how it is used by the z/OS Systems Programmer to provide best practice installation, management and reporting of z/OS system software.
Although designed for IT technical personnel responsible for installing and managing z/OS system software, this course is also an excellent introduction for management and operations staff, explaining the z/OS system software installation process and the role that SMP/E plays.
Completion of the following Datatrain courses: Introduction to the IBM Enterprise environment, z/OS Concepts and Components or equivalent knowledge.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the software components managed by SMP/E
- Describe the main functions performed by SMP/E
- Identify the three SMP/E steps used to install z/OS system software
- Explain how CSIs and Zones are used in SMP/E processing
- Describe how SMP/E uses target and distribution libraries
z/OS system software elements
Overview of SMP/E
Understanding SYSMODs, FMIDs, PTFs and APARs
Pre-installation, installation and post-installation tasks performed by SMP/E
Obtaining SMP/E packaged software
RECEIVE, APPLY and ACCEPT commands
Target and distribution libraries
Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI)
Global, target and distribution zones
Maintaining Software with SMP/E
Managing temporary and permanent fixes
Receiving, applying, and accepting fixes
Using HOLDDATA to manage z/OS software implementation
Un-installing z/OS software using SMP/E
Creating CSIs, zones and SMP/E required data sets
Managing SMP/E zones
Introduction to SMP/E Mastery Test
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