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Managing IBM Z Enterprise System Hardware


1 hour


This course looks primarily at the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and provides an overview of the functionality and features of this product. It also discusses common HMC tasks and the authorization required to perform them.


This course is aimed at Operators, System Programmers, or System Administrators that use the HMC to monitor, control, and configure mainframe enterprise system hardware.


Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to the IBM Z Systems’ course, or similar knowledge.


After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the Importance of the HMC and How It Can Be Configured in an IBM Z environment
  • List the major tasks that can be performed by the Hardware Management Console (HMC)

Course Content

Introduction to the Hardware Management Console

Function of the Hardware Management Console (HMC)
HMC configuration
Hardware Management Appliance (HMA)
HMC mobile app
Logging onto the HMC
Viewing messages and exceptions
Monitoring system status
Disruptive tasks
Common HMC tasks

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