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z/OS MVS Command Simulations


3.5 hours


A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and manipulating MVS system resources.


Junior and senior operators responsible for monitoring z/OS system activity and resolving day-to-day z/OS system issues using console commands.


A solid understanding of the z/OS operating system, or completion of Interskill’s z/OS Series courses.


After completing these simulations, the student should be able to enter MVS commands and analyze responses in order to:

  • Maintain system integrity
  • Monitor system and online functions
  • Identify and resolve Canceling system problems

Course Content

Sim 1 - Displaying and Jobs

Sim 2 - Checking for Enqueues and Outstanding Requests

Sim 3 - Displaying and Modifying SMF Attributes

Sim 4 - Recovering from Full SMF Data Sets

Sim 5 - Modifying TSO Access

Sim 6 - Defining a Tape Device as Autoswitchable

Sim 7 - Varying an Offline Tape Device Back Online

Sim 8 - Swapping a Tape from one Drive to another

Sim 9 - Configuring Console Attributes

Sim 10 - Varying a DASD Device Offline and Online

Sim 11 - Clearing Dump Data Sets and Creating a Dump

Sim 12 - Canceling a TSO User

Sim 13 - Configuring a CPU Online and Displaying its Status

Sim 14 - Configuring a Channel Path Online and Varying a DASD Device Online to that Path

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