IBM System z Diagnostic & Architecture

Code: ZDIAG

Description

This course is ideal for new Systems Programmers and those who need an understanding of the z/OS System structure and diagnostics, including a look at basic dump reading.

Audience

This course is designed for Systems Programmers and those who need an understanding of the z/OS System structure and diagnostics, including a look at basic dump reading.

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of z/OS architecture, TSO/ISPF, JCL and SDSF

Objectives

This course is ideal for new Systems Programmers and those who need an understanding of the z/OS System structure and diagnostics, including a look at basic dump reading. It does not seek to train the attendees on in-depth dump diagnostics, but will give them enough knowledge to appreciate when to escalate issues and be able to liaise with IBM support staff in a knowledgeable and efficient manner. Hands on labs are included using IPCS to examine several simple dumps in a z/OS environment.

Topics

  • SMP/E - what is it and what are FMIDs/PTFs & Apars?
  • I/O subsystem and Access methods
  • Parmlib - understanding a live system
    • Understanding the Parmlib concatenation
  • Using Commands and REXX to analyse a live system
  • Virtual Storage overview - Paging & Swapping their effect on a ZOS TASK
  • z/OS use of Control Blocks - data areas manuals
    • PSA,ASCB,TCB etc
    • How are CBs accessed in REXX, COBOL & ASSEMBLER
    • CB chasing Practicals using REXX & ASSEMBLER supplied programs
    • Wait Post & ECBs
  • Interrupts - what are they?
  • System recovery after problems (Logrec, ESTAE & Abend)
  • Different Dump Types
  • Difference between Assembler and Machine Code
  • IPCS Examine some simple dumps on Live system
    • 0C7 CEEDUMP in sysout vs 0C7 SYSMDUMP in IPCS
    • Look at several different dumps in IPCS
    • Look at an IP trace in IPCS

Price (ex. VAT)

€ 3.800,00 per person

Duration

5 days

Schedule

  •  virtual
  •  03-06-2024 - 07-06-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  08-07-2024 - 12-07-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  02-09-2024 - 06-09-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  28-10-2024 - 01-11-2024
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Delivery methods

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

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