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VTAM Commands


5 hours


The VTAM commands course discusses the use of commands to display the status and attributes of VTAM resources. An explanation of the processes used to start, activate, deactivate and stop VTAM resources is also provided.


Help desk operators, junior and senior operators, network and system programmers, and other personnel requiring knowledge of the IBM VTAM Commands


Completion of the "IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts" course and basic knowledge of the IBM operating system.


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

  • Start and Stop VTAM
  • Display VTAM network resources, including APPN and Enterprise Extender resources.
  • Activate and deactivate VTAM network resources.
  • Diagnose an Enterprise Extender connection.

Course Content

Monitoring VTAM

Introduction to VTAM commands
Understanding the Display command output
Displaying multiple resources

Controlling VTAM

Starting and Stopping VTAM
Activating and Deactivating VTAM resources
Other VTAM control commands

Function Specific Commands

Communications Controller commands
APPN commands
Enterprise Extender commands

VTAM Commands Mastery Test

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