z/OS Basic Operations

3 Day Course
Code ZOP1

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is suitable for new operators, operations support staff and systems programmers who are responsible for monitoring and controlling the z/OS operating system and subsystems within their installation.

After completing this course, the delegate will be able to:

  • View the SYSLOG and MCS consoles understanding the general format of displayed messages
  • Use SDSF and the standard console services to enter commands and interpret associated responses
  • Monitor and control:
  • devices under control of z/OS
  • the jobs within the system
  • the status of the z/OS system and associated subsystems
  • Start and stop the system

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Introduction to Operating z/OS (3 topics)

  • The role of the operator within the installation
  • An overview of operator communications
  • Operating concepts within LPARs and within a SYSPLEX

General Systems Monitoring (2 topics)

  • Displaying z/OS environmental information
  • Displaying JES2 environmental information

Console Management (5 topics)

  • The K S command
  • The D C command
  • Console recovery commands
  • Consoles and PFKs
  • Controlling Display Areas

Device Control (7 topics)

  • Software status of devices
  • System managed and non-system managed volumes
  • Monitoring and changing the status of
  • SMS storage groups
  • SMS volumes
  • MVS volumes
  • hardware status of devices

Controlling Work within z/OS (5 topics)

  • Controlling JES2 initiators and classes
  • JES2 and the Workload Manager
  • Using SDSF
  • Displaying and cancelling jobs
  • Controlling printer output and print classes

Controlling Subsystems within z/OS (5 topics)

  • Started tasks
  • UNIX services
  • VTAM and TCP/IP
  • TSO
  • CICS and DB2

Starting and Stopping the System (5 topics)

  • IPLing the system
  • The HMC and NIP console
  • DASD device issues at IPL time
  • The LOADxx member of parmlib
  • Closing down the system


Delegates should have an understanding of the z/OS operating system which may be obtained from the course z/OS for Beginners and be familiar with TSO/ISPF which may be obtained from the TSO/ISPF Workshop.

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
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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