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z/OS UNIX System Services - Basics

Duration

3 hours

Overview

This introductory course looks at the evolution of UNIX on the mainframe and describes how it interacts with today’s z/OS system products. It provides an overview of the z/OS UNIX System Services major components and shows typical workload processing in this environment. Details of the various file systems that are supported under z/OS UNIX are explained along with scenarios on when they would be used.

Audience

Anyone requiring an understanding of z/OS UNIX System Services and its file systems.

Prerequisites

Completion of Interskill’s “Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment” course or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the Major Components that Comprise z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Identify the different z/OS UNIX file systems, and describe why they are used

Course Content

Introduction to z/OS UNIX

UNIX History on the Mainframe
z/OS UNIX Capabilities
Benefits of Using z/OS UNIX
Users of z/OS UNIX
z/OS UNIX Interfaces
z/OS UNIX Components
Types of File Systems
Process Flow through the z/OS UNIX System
Terminology

File System Concepts

File System Structures
Mounting File Systems
Automount
HFS, zFS, and NFS
Directory Structures
Interacting with Directories
Symbolic Links
Directory Attributes

z/OS UNIX System Services – Basics Mastery Test