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The z/OS Management Facility

Duration

6 hours

Overview

This course provides the learner with a basic understanding of the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF). It begins with basic concepts: what z/OSMF is, why it is used, how it is configured, and first steps in logging on and using it. The course then delves further, providing the student with the skills needed to use all the z/OSMF features: problem management, configuration of WLM and TCP/IP, software deployment, capacity provisioning and performance monitoring.

Audience

While some of this course is suitable for IT personnel that require an overview of the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF), the majority of it is aimed at Operations and Administration staff whose responsibility is to monitor and manage the z/OS system.

Prerequisites

Completion of the “Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment” Datatrain course and knowledge of system administration tasks performed within the data center.

Objectives

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the administration functions that can be performed using z/OSMF
  • Access z/OSMF and navigate through its interface
  • Explain how workflows are configured and accessed
  • Configure Workload Manager settings, definitions and policies
  • Manage TCP/IP network configurations
  • Describe how software is managed and deployed using z/OSMF
  • View and configure capacity provisioning data
  • Monitor z/OS, Linux, AIX and Windows system performance

Course Content

Introducing the z/OS Management Facility

What is z/OSMF and how is it used?
Logging into z/OSMF
z/OSMF interface familiarization
Accessing ISPF through z/OSMF
Problem management functions available from z/OSMF
Workflow concepts and creation

Configuration with z/OS Management Facility

Displaying Workload Manager status
Viewing and managing Workload Manager definitions and policies
Creating and updating TCP/IP network configurations

Administration with z/OS Management Facility

z/OSMF capacity provisioning functions
Viewing the provisioning manager domain status, active configurations and active policies
Creating and managing domain configurations and policies
How z/OSMF monitors performance
Creating and managing performance dashboards

Software Management with the z/OS Management Facility

Managing SMP/E controlled software
Creating software instances
Producing software maintenance reports
Deploying system software using z/OSMF

The z/OS Management Facility Mastery Test

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