z/VM In Depth

Code: VMD


This course provides an introduction to CMS under VM/ESA and z/VM.

Planning and administration of VM/ESA or z/VM are also covered.


This course will benefit users, operators and systems programmers who require a detailed understanding of CMS facilities and a technical knowledge of I/O, storage and general system administration.


It is expected that delegates will have previously attended our z/VM Overview class, or have an equivalent level of knowledge.


At the end of this course, delegates will understand:

  • Important CMS concepts.
  • How to manage a file system.
  • The online help facility.
  • How to use windowing commands and full-screen CMS.
  • How to create and use simple execs in the CMS environment.
  • System planning and administration.
  • Dynamic I/O configuration planning.
  • User planning and administration.
  • Storage planning and administration.
  • Saved Segment planning and administration.
  • CMS planning and administration.


CP and CMS Environment.
Starting CMS (IPL CMS).
VM 3270 screen layout.
Using CP and CMS Commands.
Command synonyms.
Online HELP system.
CMS Virtual Machine configuration.
CMS files, Minidisks and the Shared File System.
CMS command structure.
EXEC processing.
REXX introduction (what it is).
CP Spooling System.
ISPF/PDF (differences between z/OS and z/VM).
Tape processing.
Program development.
Disconnecting, reconnecting and logoff.
Configuring the VM system.
CP privilege classes.
The user directory.
System maintenance.
Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS).
Saved Segments.
Log message files.

Price (ex. VAT)

€ 1.640,00 per person


2 days


  •  virtual
  •  15-07-2024 - 16-07-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  19-08-2024 - 20-08-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  14-10-2024 - 15-10-2024
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  •  virtual
  •  09-12-2024 - 10-12-2024
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Delivery methods

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


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