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Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS (ES96G)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

This course is for people who are responsible for maintaining the I/O configuration contained in the input/output data files (IODFs) and input/output configuration data sets (IOCDs) at their z/OS installation.


You should have:

  • A basic knowledge of z/OS and I/O configuration

This knowledge can be developed on the job, or by taking Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10A).

Course Content

Learn to work with the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) function for z/OS, and to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of your zSeries hardware environment. Learn to use the HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an Input/Output (I/O) configuration and dynamically alter the I/O configuration. Learn about the creation of an I/O Configuration Dataset (IOCDS) and various reports that HCD can build. Use a z/OS system to reinforce lecture topics and to practice working with the HCD dialogs. Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.

Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,800.- €
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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16/01/2017 - 19/01/2017 Hamburg Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin
13/03/2017 - 16/03/2017 Munich
15/05/2017 - 18/05/2017 Düsseldorf
03/07/2017 - 06/07/2017 Berlin
28/08/2017 - 31/08/2017 Frankfurt
13/03/2017 - 16/03/2017 Vienna (iTLS)