z/OS Entry Level Console Operations

 

SITUATION DRILLS

 

Hardware Mgt Console (HMC)

Load LPAR using load profile

 

Initial Program Load (IPL)

Dismount Duplicate volume

Specify System Parameters

WTOR to Change Time

Locate Master Console Address

Uncommon Error Messages

PLPA and Logrec Data Sets

Setting Slip Traps

Multi Line WTO's

Specify JES2 Startup Options

Checkpoint Confirmation

Startup Modes for JES2

Change Master Console to Roll Delete

VTAM Initialization

Display Outstanding WTOR's

Initialize JES2/VTAM Interface

 

Contention on Production Batch

Start and Stop Initiators

Display Conflicts

Job Waiting for Data Sets

Cancel Job

 

Command Review

Display Active List

Display MVS Consoles

Vary Device Online

Cancel TSO User ID

Display Matrix

Display Program Function Keys

Display SMF

Display DASD Device Status

Display Unit Allocation

Display LPAR Date & Time

Display IPL Information

 

WTO Buffer Shortage Drill

Relieving a Shortage Situation

 

Manual Shutdown & Startup

Commands for Shutdown

Commands for Startup

 

 

z/OS Intermediate Level Console Operations

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

Hardware Mgt Console (HMC)

Manual load of LPAR

Specify load address and load parameter

 

Automated IPL

z/OS Automation Explained

 

Spool Full Situation

Display and Monitor Spool Percentage

Receive and correct JES2 Spool full condition

 

SVC Dump

Take Console or SVC Dump

 

Vary Device

Vary a Volume Offline

 

Restricting TSO Logons

Set Usermax Level to Zero

Set Usermax Level Back to Default

 

Linklist Look Aside

Refresh LLA

 

Changing Device Attributes

Mount DASD as Private from Storage

 

Send TSO Message

Send a TSO Logon Message

 

Command Review

Display Matrix

DevServ Command

Vary Path Offline

Configure CHPID Offline

Recover a Console

Grant Master Console Authority

 

Command Review

Display Major Nodes

Display TSO Terminals

Display Logical Unit

Bounce a Node

Identify Page and Swap Data Sets

Display MPF Command

Display GRS Command

 

Manual Shutdown & Startup Review

Commands for Shutdown

Commands for Startup

 

 

z/OS Advanced Level Console Operations

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

Hardware Mgt Console (HMC)

Manual load of LPAR

Specify load address and load parameter

Troubleshoot Disabled Wait State

Reload the LPAR with Correct Load Address

Troubleshoot Disabled Console Condition

Access HMC Operational Messages

Recover Master Console via HMC DCF

 

Initial Program Load (IPL)

Specify JES2 COLD Start

 

OPDATA

Display Command Prefixes Across SYSPLEX

 

Ejob

Reset Job Performance

 

Use SDSF to Issue JES2 Commands, zO/S

(MVS) Commands and to Perform Various

SDSF Functions.

 

SDSF ULOG Commands

Display Spool Output

Change a Job Mask

Display Job Initiators

Display Active Batch Jobs

Display Execution Queue

Display all Active Tasks

Display Active Users and Tasks

Display Batch Jobs

Use MVS Display Command

Purging Output

 

SDSF Customization

Set SDSF PREFIX

Customizing a Column Layout

SDSF Using all Systems in the Plex

Sort by Columns

 

SDSF PR Option

Display Printer Functions

Display Job Waiting for Print/Punch

 

SDSF INIT Option

SDSF JES2 Initiator Display

 

SDSF Logs

View OPERLOG

View SYSLOG

Display Outstanding Replies Across SYSPLEX

 

 

Sysplex for z/OS Console Operators

 

SYSPLEX Operational Overview

SYSPLEX and Parallel SYSPLEX

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

Hardware Mgt Console (HMC)

Manual load of LPAR

Specify load address and load parameter

Automated IPL of a z/OS System

 

SYSPLEX XCF Commands

Display Cross System Facility

Display Participating Systems & Status

Display Pathin Information

Display Pathout Information

 

SYSPLEX CF Commands

Display Coupling Facilities

Display Matrix for a CHPID

 

SYSPLEX Console Commands

Display Console Groups

Display Master Console

Filter Console Messages

Display all Consoles

Reset Console to accept all Messages

Messages from selected Systems

 

SYSPLEX Timer

Display SYSPLEX Timer (ETR)

 

SYSPLEX Structures

Display Structures

Display a Specific Structure

Display Checkpoint

Display Couple Data Sets

Display ARM Policy

Display Jobs and Tasks using ARM

 

SYSPLEX Misc.

Display Systems Defined to GRS

Display System Communication

Display System Conflicts

Display Active IODF in a dataset

Display IPL Information

Display Command Prefixes

 

 

CICS for z/OS Console Operators

 

CICS Operational Overview

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

Warm Start CICS

Start CICS in Auto mode

Encounter CICS Startup Error messages

 

Cold Start CICS

Cold Start CICS

 

DB2 Connections

Check CICS connections  to DB2

 

File Status

Check status of files

Enable a file

Open a file

 

CICS Connections

Check CICS connections

Put connection in service

Acquire a connection

 

Display Tasks

Display current tasks

 

Purge Tasks

Display Tasks

Purge a task

Force purge a task

 

Display Transactions

Display defined CICS transactions

Enable a transaction

Display one transaction

Disable a transaction

 

Tclass

Display Tclasses

 

Stop CICS

Shutdown CICS

Shutdown CICS immediately

 

 

DB2 for z/OS Console Operators

 

DB2 Operational Overview

DB2 Subsystems and Address Spaces

System Messages and Commands

DB2 Databases

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

DB2 Startup

Display Active Lists

Display DB2 Command Prefixes

Start DB2

 

CICS Connections

Activate DB2/CICS Attachment Facility

 

DB2 Databases

Display Databases

Override Command Response Limit

Stop a Database

Verify Stop

Start Database

 

DB2 Shared Environment

Display all DB2s Sharing Databases

Display Status of DB2 Lock Managers

 

DB2 Threads

Display Active Threads

Cancel Threads

 

Shutdown of DB2 Subsystem

Stop DB2

Verify shutdown

Shutdown using Force Paramenter

Restart DB2

 

 

IMS for z/OS Console Operators

 

IMS Operational Overview

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

Start IMS

IMS Start Modes

 

IMS Lines

Display Line

Stop Line

Verify Line Stopped

Restart Line

 

Display Active

Display Active Command

 

IMS Transactions

Display Transaction with a queue count

Display Stopped Transactions

Start Transaction

 

IMS Users

Display User ID

Start User

Verify User Started

 

IMS Regions

Stop Region with Abdump

Verify Region Status

Restart Region

 

IMS Databases

Display IMS Databases

Stop Database

Restart Database

 

Shutdown IMS

Stop IMS

 

 

VTAM for z/OS Console Operators

 

VTAM Operational Overview

VTAM and it's associated SNA protocol

Systems Messages and Commands

Physical and Logical Units

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

VTAM Startup

Start VTAM

Verify VTAM activation

Verification of Major Node Activation

 

VTAM Display Commands

Display a Network Resource

Display a VTAM Line

Display a Logical Unit

 

VTAM Vary Commands

Activate an LU

Verify Activation of LU

 

VTAM Major Nodes

Display all Major Nodes

Display Major Nodes with a limit

Display Specific Major Node

 

VTAM Troubleshooting

Display Pending VTAM Connections

 

 

MIM for z/OS Console Operators

 

MIM Operational Overview

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

Startup of Multi Image Manager

Start MIM

 

Display Systems

Display Systems in the MIMPLEX

 

Display Connections

Display Channel to channel connection

 

MIM Troubleshooting

Display Conflict

Display Resource Contention

 

MIM Tape Control

Display Tape

Display a global device

 

MIM Vary Commands

Vary Tape Drive Off

Vary Tape Drive Offline

Display status of tape drive

 

MIM Master System

Migrate Master System

Display systems to verify move

 

Free System From Control File

Free System from MIMPLEX

Display systems to verify free

 

Shutdown MIM

Stop MIM

Verify MIM Task has Ended

 

 

ThruPut Manager for z/OS Console Operators

 

TPM Operational Overview

What is Thru-Put Manager

Functional Components

Message Format

Command Format

Analyzer Intiator awareness

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

HMC Load and Automated IPL

 

Startup of ThruPut Manager

Start Thru-Put Manager

 

TPM Options

Determine TPM Controls

 

JBS - Job Binding Services

Display Binding Agents

Display Jobs w/ JBS Dependencies

Display Dependencies for a Job

Release a Job from JBS Control

Determine Cause of Slow Batch Stream

 

JLS - Job Limiting Services

Display Limiting Agents

Set Upper Limit

Release a Job from JLS Control

Reset Upper Limit

Verify limit change

 

DCS - Dataset Contention Services

Check Job Status

Display Datasets Involved in Enqueues

Display Jobs in Hold State

Including:

 

JOB Services

Display Controls Being Used on a Job

 

 

HMC Overview for z/OS Console Operators

 

HMC Operational Entry Level Overview

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

Access the HMC Application using the HMC Web Server Interface

Identify and Navigate the three (3) main areas of the HMC Windows environment

Identify and navigate the HMC icons and objects 

Understand the functionality of basic HMC icons and objects

Logoff cleanly from the HMC Web Based Interface

 

 

HMC for z/OS Console Operators

 

HMC Operational Entry Level Overview

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

Start the Hardware Management Console (HMC) application on the OS/2 desktop

Log into the HMC application and understand log on authority levels

Check hardware status using the HMC

Display and select activation profiles for hardware resources

Understand terms such as LPAR, IOCDS, CPC, Image, CF, etc.

Activate CPCs and Images

IPL using Load Profiles

IPL without using Load Profiles

Check hardware exceptions and messages

Examine storage allocations across all LPARs

Understand LPAR weights and processor capping

Examine CHPID errors reported by the HMC

Turn on and monitor the HMC System Activity Display (SAD)

Perform a Reset Normal on an Image

Lock an object from mistaken disruption

Properly log off from the HMC application

 

 

CA-7 for z/OS Operators and Anaylsts

 

CA-7 Operational Overview

What is CA-7?

Monitoring Batch Workloads

What is a Batch Schedule?

Terminology

 

SITUATION DRILLS:

 

CA-7 List/Display Commands

Display Failed Jobs

List Ready Queue

List all Queue's

Locate a Failed Job

List Scheduled Jobs with JCL Overrides

List Specific Jobs

Display Job History

Display CA-7 Libraries

 

CA-7 Queue Maintenance

Access Queue Maintenance

Display Outstanding Job Requirements

Restart a Job

Force Completion of Job

Access Abbreviated Queue Maintenance

Manual Hold on a Batch Job

Release Hold on Batch Job

 

CA-7 JCL Updates

Update and Override JCL Statements

Save Changes to JCL Statements

Undo Save Changes

 

CA-7 Misc. Commands

Display CA-7 Program Function Keys

Display Jobs to Examine Triggers