CICS 3.1 Systems Administration

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code CSA

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Modules

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CICS/TS Overview (5 topics)

  • Who might be involved
  • What is CICS?
  • Programming Interfaces (API. SPI, and XPI)
  • Transaction flow
  • Terminal versus non-terminal

Data Types (7 topics)

  • Local Shared Resources (LSR)
  • Temporary storage (TS)
  • Transient Data (TD)
  • CICS Log Manager
  • Local and Global catalogues
  • DB2
  • User Application Files

CICS/TS Data Sets (18 topics)

  • SYSIN
  • STEPLIB
  • DFHRPL
  • DFHTEMP
  • DFHINTRA
  • DFHAUXTA and DFHAUXTB
  • Extra-partition data sets
  • Local and Global catalogue data sets
  • CAVM
  • DFHCXRF
  • CICS Dump data sets
  • System dump data sets
  • C Language data sets
  • DFHCSD
  • CICS BTS data set
  • DFHEJOS
  • DFHCMACD
  • Sample FILEA data set

System Initialization Parameters (1 topic)

  • A look at the many SIT parameters and where they can be used, i.e. Macro, SYSIN or CONSOLE.

CICS/TS Start and Stop (8 topics)

  • INITIAL
  • COLD
  • WARM
  • STANDBY
  • Effects of the Local and Global catalogues
  • Started Task invocation
  • Batch job submission
  • CICS Shut down

Supplied Transactions (7 topics)

  • CEMT
  • CEBR
  • CECI
  • CEDA
  • CEDF and CEDX
  • CETR
  • CMAC

Transaction Management (1 topic)

  • A further review of SIT and other parameters which assist in the control and execution of tasks.

CICS/TS Resource Overview (9 topics)

  • A review of CICS Resources and the means of definition with particular emphasis on:
  • CEDA
  • DFHCSDUP
  • The LIST and GROUP structure
  • Defining connections
  • Defining DB2 resources
  • Defining Files
  • Defining Transactions
  • Defining Programs

Connectivity (6 topics)

  • Terminal versus non-Terminal revisited
  • Multi-Region Options (MRO)
  • The relationship between DB2 and CICS
  • WEB support
  • Batch Interface - EXCI
  • Relating CICS to MQ

Security (7 topics)

  • Ensuring CICS has the authority to access non-CICS resources
  • ICHRIN03 versus STARTED
  • Protecting the APPLID
  • Impact of SEC=NO in the SIT
  • Defining a default user
  • Transaction security
  • The granular security controls within RACF

Storage (6 topics)

  • General z/OS Address Space structure
  • Exploiting the Page-able Link Pack Area (PLPA)
  • Impact of LSQA requirements
  • Impact of z/OS GETMAIN requests
  • DSA versus EDSA
  • Sizing EDSA

Problem Determination (5 topics)

  • Transaction dumps versus System Dumps
  • DFHDU640 and its use
  • The controls influencing system dump production
  • CICS Trace facility
  • DFHTU640 and its use

Tuning and Statistics (4 topics)

  • A general review of statistics collection including SMF
  • Practical use of the statistics reporting program
  • A review of some common performance themes
  • A brief review of GTF

Prerequisites

Delegates are expected to have prior CICS experience.

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