IBM ES24G - IBM System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) OperationsPROKODA Gmbh
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This course includes six units of lecture topics and 15 hands-on labs.
Discussion sessions are followed by supporting labs.
IBM mainframe server hardware: Overview
The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the various IBM mainframe servers; the features and functions of the zEnterprise 196, 114, System z10 and System z9 as compared with previous IBM models. The Hardware Management Console and its remote connectivity options are introduced. Server activation process, LPAR mode, and the various server channels and their usage are also discussed in this unit.
Using the HMC classic style user interface
The purpose of this unit is to provide familiarization with the HMC using the classic style UI. The classic style UI will be used to identify various navigational methods, show how to use the online books to explain the use of system and user-defined groups and various task lists, and explain the importance of the information provided on the details panels.
Using the HMC tree style user interface
The purpose of this unit is to provide familiarization with the HMC using the tree style UI. The tree style UI will be used to identify navigation, explain how to use the additional reference material, such as online books, to explain the use of system and user-defined custom groups, various task lists, and explain the importance of the information provided on the details panels.
Using the HMC to monitor System z servers
This unit describes how the HMC can be used to monitor for unacceptable status conditions hardware messages, and operating system messages from any CPC defined to this HMC. How to use the HMC to perform security-related tasks with access administrator authority will also be described.
Activation profiles and operational tasks
This unit describes the different types of activation profiles and how they are built using the HMC version 2.n.n. How to use the Activate task to execute previously built profiles and the use of other operational tasks, such as System Reset, Load, System Activity Display, and others are also described.
Single object operation: CPC session
The purpose of this unit is to provide a brief introduction to the functions provided through single object operation (CPC session). The primary use of a CPC session is to provide problem determination data and perform some advanced recovery tasks.
Twelve hands-on labs to reinforce discussion topic
The purpose of the labs are to provide hands-on experience with the Hardware Management Console. They include web browser setup, creating and using HMC grouping functions, and use of various navigation technics to perform tasks and resolve problems. Students review actual activation profiles, create and debug new activation profiles, and resolve operational problems that the instructor will introduce into the operating environment.
Three optional hands-on labs provided
The purpose of these labs is to challenge the students skills and experience by using the reset, load. single object operational and other tasks, creating and activating System Activity profile displays (SAD), and activating and deactivating running and non-running systems.