IBM System z: Technical Overview of HW and SW Mainframe Evolution (ES82G)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

The basic class should consist of lead operators, technical support personnel, system programmers, or anyone in the technical field who requires an understanding of how the current hardware and software interact in the large mainframe environment.


You should have an understanding of:

  • Basic data processing concepts
  • I/O concepts

Course Content

This course is designed to provide an understanding of todays complex system mainframe environment on the zEnterprise System and System z servers. It is mainly targeted for operators technical support, system programmers, and any others who need to keep current in this mainframe environment. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, you learn how the hardware and operating systems interact.

This course addresses the following topics:

  • Mainframes and distributed server comparisons: Why so many servers?
  • Mainframe directions: Past, current, and future
  • Mainframes: System z introduction and relative performance comparisons
  • IBM System z hardware design: Frames, CEC cage, books, models, and MSUs
  • I/O infrastructure and processor usage: zEC12 to z10 comparisons
  • System z Capacity on Demand
  • Physical/Logical partitioning, server initialization, and CHPIDs
  • I/O configuration and HCD overview
  • MVS to z/OS software overview
  • z/OS Parallel Sysplex
  • z/OS enhancements on the zPlatform
  • z/Architecture overview and virtual addressing concepts
  • System concepts: The big picture
  • HMC introduction, groups, and activation profiles
  • Determining object status and error conditions
  • Activation and operating system interface
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,490.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
06/02/2017 - 07/02/2017 Munich
30/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 Düsseldorf
22/05/2017 - 23/05/2017 Berlin
24/07/2017 - 25/07/2017 Frankfurt
14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 Stuttgart
16/11/2017 - 17/11/2017 Hamburg
14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 Zurich
06/02/2017 - 07/02/2017 Vienna (iTLS)

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