HMC (Hardware Management Console) for Operational Personnel



This course will teach users of zSeries how to get the most out of the Hardware Management Console (HMC). Content covers terminology, views and problems determination.


This course was designed for individuals who work with the Hardware Management Console (HMC).


Attendees should have a basic understanding of the z/OS operating system.


After successfully completing this course, attendees will have:

  • A better understanding on how to operate and manage the HMC.
  • Knowledge of HMC terminology.
  • Knowledge of the different panels and their uses.
  • The ability to manage the HMC with the use of a mouse.
  • Knowledge of problem determination.
  • The ability to access and use tasks.
  • Experience working with the Message and State Monitoring Facilities.
  • Knowledge of how to shutdown the HMC.


Introducing HMC
Starting the Hardware Management Console.
Selecting Objects.
Opening an Objects.
Performing a Task.
Monitoring Your Hardware.
Unacceptable status.
About Activation Profiles.

Views and Work Areas
System-Defined groups.
CPC Images.
Active Tasks.
Console Action.
Status Colours and/or Patterns.
Backup Critical Console Data.
Enable Hardware Management Console Services.
Install Internal Code Changes/Activate.
Domain Security.

CPC Recovery Tasks.
Service Tasks.
Reports a Problem.
Engineering Changes (EC).
CPC Remote Customization Tasks.
Transmit Vital Products Data.
Using Tasks.
Describe popular tasks to be used on the HMC.

Remote Console Operations
The Remote Console Components.
Shutdown HMC.
Turning off the HMC.

Message and State Monitor Facilities
Message and State Monitor.
Process Description.
Site Alert Client Filters.
Site Alert Client Predefined 'Conditions'.
How to setup a filter as an existing 'condition'.
How to setup a filter as an existing 'keys', but creating a new 'condition'.
Example of adding a new key.
Example to add a new condition.

Hardware Reports
State Changed Events.
Operating System Message.
Problem Investigation.
Enabling a 'Conditions' in Site Alert Client.
Site Alert Client Database Inconsistencies.
Hardware Management Console File Management.

Price (ex. VAT)

€ 1.640,00 per person


2 days


  •  virtual
  •  24-06-2024 - 25-06-2024
  • register

Delivery methods

  • Classroom
  • On-site (at your location)
  • Virtual (instructor online)


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