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Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations


5 hours


The Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations course describes the tasks associated with displaying z/VM system status and activity, and management of z/VM resources.


System operators, system administrators or other staff responsible for monitoring and managing the z/VM system.


Basic understanding of z/VM or completion of Datatrain's z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown course.


After completing this course, the student should be able to enter Control Program (CP)commands to:

  • Display and control attributes associated with z/VM Tape and DASD devices, processors and storage
  • Query and monitor z/VM activity
  • Display and control attributes associated with spool files and printers

Course Content

Monitoring the z/VM System

z/VM Consoles
Defining the Role of the Operator
Understanding Privilege Classes
Gathering CP Data
Displaying and Defining User Information

Managing Processors, Storage and Local Devices

Displaying Processor Activity
Changing Processor Availability
Displaying Storage Configuration
Modifying Storage Attributes
Controlling Channel Paths and Local Devices

Managing DASD and Tape Drives

How DASD are Utilized
Displaying DASD Information and Status
Dedicating DASD to Users
Displaying Tape Drive Status
Controlling Tape Drive Activity

Managing Printers and Spool Files

Identifying Printer Status
Stopping a Printer
Removing a Printer from Use
Managing Spool Files in the Print Queue
Controlling the Currently Active Print File

Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations Mastery Test

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