TCP/IP Implementation on z/OS

3 Day Course

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


The course will provide delegates with detailed implementation plan for the implementation of TCP/IP. During which they will be involved with exercises which involve configuring a TCP/IP stack on z/OS including a network interface, telnet and ftp.

This course is designed for system programmers who will be responsible for implementing TCP/IP on z/OS.

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Introduction (4 topics)

  • TCP/IP Review (via informal quiz)
  • TCP/IP and mainframes
  • TCP/IP and Unix
  • TCP/IP evolution in MVS, OS/390 and z/OS

TCP/IP on z/OS (11 topics)

  • Communication Server from V2R5
  • TCP/IP and VTAM (SNA)
  • Installing TCP/IP - system's work
  • TCP/IP and Unix Services
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • The principle - the stack
  • MVS or Unix Services
  • The data sets
  • The profiles
  • The other applications
  • Security aspects

The Basic Configuration (10 topics)

  • Important Planning Matters
  • The TCP/IP Procedure
  • The Anchor Data Set
  • TCP/IP Data and contents
  • The Profile
  • Structure and syntax
  • Basic network details
  • Basic IP, TCP and UDP parameters
  • Dynamic changes
  • Running the stack - operations

IP and Network Configuration (13 topics)

  • Static Routing - Gateway statement
  • Subnet masks
  • Network Connections overview of common ones
  • LAN Channel Stations (LCS)
  • Open Systems Adapter (OSA)
  • Other LCS connections
  • Channel Attached Routers
  • CDLC
  • MPC (+)
  • Channel to Channel Connections
  • Special Connections
  • VIPA
  • Same Host

Telnet (7 topics)

  • Telnet Options with z/OS
  • Telnet 3270 Server
  • Configuration
  • Planning
  • Interface to VTAM
  • Telnet Client from TSO
  • Inetd - and the basic telnet server

Configuration and Unix Services (10 topics)

  • RouteD
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • RIP
  • RIPv2
  • RouteD Configuration
  • Procedure
  • Profile details
  • Additional control
  • OSPF on z/OS (briefly)

File Transfer Protocol (7 topics)

  • FTP and TCP/IP
  • FTP on z/OS - client and server
  • Special considerations
  • (With MVS data sets)
  • Procedure
  • Profile details
  • FTP parameters

Other Planning Matters (8 topics)

  • Standard and other applications - planning
  • Domain Name Server
  • Ideas, planning and configuration
  • Multiple Stacks
  • On the same image
  • LPARs and sharing networks
  • Parallel Sysplex
  • Changes in Communications Server since VR2


Delegates are expected to be familiar with: TCP/IP, which may be obtained from our Understanding TCP/IP course. z/OS, which may be obtained from our z/OS for Beginners course. TSO/ISPF, which may be obtained from our TSO/ISPF workshop course. UNIX Services on z/OS, which may be obtained from our Introduction to UNIX Services on z/OS course. General UNIX user facilities, which may be obtained from our UNIX The Essentials course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • z/OS TSO/ISPF Workshop

    This 2 day z/OS TSO/ISPF Workshop training course covers all the basics for those working with z/OS.

    2 Day Course Course Code TSO
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online
  • z/OS for Beginners

    This 2-day z/OS for Beginners training course is an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the IBM systems on which it runs.

    2 Day Course Course Code ZOSI
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