The IBM Explorer for z/OS (also known as z/OS Explorer) course discusses the evolution of this product and how it fits into IBM’s strategy of producing powerful modern looking tools that can be used easily by both experienced and entry-level personnel. The product’s eclipse-based framework is discussed in detail with considerable emphasis on the use of the Remote System Explorer (RSE), z/OS and Resource perspectives, and the related views used to display and manage z/OS data.
This course is suitable for operations staff, system and application programmers, and other personnel that need to interact with z/OS data.
A solid knowledge of JES, SDSF, and JCL are required as the majority of this course deals with the handling of z/OS data, job management, and its associated output.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
- Access IBM Explorer for z/OS
- Identify Perspectives and Views Used in IBM Explorer for z/OS
- Perform Common z/OS Tasks Using IBM Explorer for z/OS
Introduction to Explorer for z/OS and Remote System Explorer
IBM Explorer for z/OS Basics
Eclipse-Based Framework Familiarization
Accessing IBM Explorer for z/OS
Understanding Perspectives and Views
Editing z/OS Data
Connecting to a z/OS System
Utilizing the Remote System Explorer Perspective
Utilizing MVS and UNIX Files List
Working with Remote and Local Resources
Data Set Retrieval
Utilizing TSO and z/OS UNIX Shells
Performing Job Tasks and Viewing Job Output
Using the z/OS Perspective and Resource Perspective
Data Sets Views
Working with z/OS UNIX Files