Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

This course describes advanced operator actions to implement new policies, coupling facilities, structures and sysplex related operational enhancements. It diagnoses problems and demonstrates recovery techniques in these areas. These include:

Identifying HMC problems and recovery, including IPL problems during system and sysplex activation
Recovery with and without SFM policies
Couple data set failures
CF and CF structure failures
Labs are provided to submit jobs to format CDS, define policies, start and verify that they are working as desired, identify any policy change pending conditions and correct as needed. Labs take students through the required steps to implement ECS, GRS star, JES checkpoint, Operlog, Logrec, and SM duplexing on the CF. Students will also identify potential problems during the implementation process, identify various CDS and other sysplex related problems. Students will remove a CF from the sysplex as in the case of required maintenance to a CF; add a new CF to the sysplex and perform system and CF failure and recovery scenarios.

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

z/OS Systems Operator – Operation of a Parallel Sysplex
z/OS Systems Operator
z/OS and System z


Use HMC classic or tree UI, create HMC groups, load profiles, and provide tips and recommendations for HMC use
Initialize sysplex system images and identify problems reported via system consoles and the HMC
Identify sysplex components, define resource and data sharing differences in relation to recovery options, discuss various configurations and system duplexing
Perform related display commands to identify sysplex status and recovery actions for IPL problems during system activation
Manage couple data sets, format CDS, define policies, and start and verify they are working as desired
Implement configurations supporting GRS STAR, JES checkpoint, and ECS using structures in the CF
Identify couple data set failures, CF and CF structure failures
Identify policy change pending conditions and correct as necessary
Remove a CF from the sysplex as in the case of required maintenance to a CF
Identify and correct problems during structure rebuild process such as insufficient storage in the CF
Add a new System z CF to the sysplex dynamically using a sysplex wide dynamic activation with Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) facility
Perform recovery procedures with and without SFM policies
Define Server Time Protocol implementation, terminology, and supporting configurations


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25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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Day 1

Unit 1: Parallel Sysplex overview Exercise 1: Setup for remote lab access
Exercise 2: HMC 2.n.n navigation hints and tips: Classic and tree UI (optional)
Exercise 3: Groups and profiles for sysplex activation Exercise 4: MCS console setup through OSA ICC Exercise 5: Using commands to determine sysplex status
Day 2

Unit 2: Sysplex initialization, CDS usage, and recovery
Exercise 5: Using commands to determine sysplex status (continued) Exercise 6: ECS and dynamic GRS STAR activation
Exercise 7: JES2 reconfiguration
Exercise 8: CDS mismatch during plex activation
Day 3

Unit 3: Managing CFs, structures, policies, and recovery
Exercise 9: Logger
Exercise 10: CFRM change pending conditions and recovery options for FP connections
Exercise 11: VTAM and ISTGENERIC demo Exercise 12: Managing coupling facilities
Day 4

Unit 4: Dynamic CF implementation, SFM, and ARM
Exercise 12: Managing coupling facilities (continued) Exercise 13: Add new CF and manage reset profile Exercise 14: Implementing SM duplexing
Exercise 15: Sysplex failure management
Exercise 16: SFM storage reconfiguration (optional)
Day 5

Machine lab optional exercises 17 and 18
Unit 5: STP, DB2, and structure recovery and removal overview

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