IBM System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations

Schedule

Start End Duration Location Details
January 04, 2022 January 05, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
February 02, 2022 February 03, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
March 08, 2022 March 09, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 26, 2022 April 27, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
June 28, 2022 June 29, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
August 02, 2022 August 03, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 25, 2022 October 26, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

IBM System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations

Course code: ES24G

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisite:

You should have an understanding of:

•    Basic data processing and I/O concepts and terminology
•    z/OS console operation, including display of device, job, and console status

Course Description:

This course teaches you navigation, operation, and recovery techniques for the Hardware Management Console (HMC) in the System z environment. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, you learn setup and operating procedures for the HMC, gain in-depth problem determination skills, practice HMC operations, and utilize recovery capabilities provided by the System z servers.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

•    Identify the zEnterprise 196 and 114, System z10, System z9, and zSeries servers
•    Describe the major differences of the function and features between the System z servers
•    Describe and explain the concept of logical partitioning
•    Identify how various resources are assigned to LPARs during initialization
•    Describe the functions provided by the HMC and SE
o    User interface styles, local and remote connectivity
•    Identify HMC home page to log on HMC application
•    Use the classic UI to:
o    Log on and log off
o    Open objects
o    Navigate the HMC workplace using various selection techniques
o    Exit a task on a window
o    View the online books and use the Help functions
o    Identify the different types of groups 
?    CPC group, control hardware
?    Images group, control operating system
o    Build new CPC and images groups
o    Identify the contents of the Details window and determine object status
o    Identify the various task lists
•    Use the tree UI to:
o    Log on and log off
o    Open objects
o    Navigate the HMC workplace using various selection techniques
o    Exit a task on a panel
o    View the online books and use the Help functions
o    Identify the different types of groups 
?    CPC group, control hardware
?    Images group, control operating system
o    Build new CPC and images groups
o    Identify the contents of the Details window and determine object status
o    Identify the various task lists

•    Describe how exceptions are reported and presented on the HMC using the tree or classic UI
•    Use the HMC to determine the type and cause of the exception
•    Describe the three types of hardware messages that can surface on the HMC
•    Use the HMC to determine the cause of the hardware message
•    Retrieve the hardware messages from the log
•    Use the HMC Operating System Messages task to display and send messages to the operating system
•    Describe the functions that require the use of the access administrator ID
•    Use the HMC to perform access administrator related tasks
•    Describe the purpose, functions, and use of the different types of activation profiles
o    Reset profile
o    Image profile
o    Group profile
o    Load profile
•    Use the HMC to build new profiles, modify, view, or delete existing ones
•    Use the HMC to determine or change profile assignments Provide operational recommendations for HMC user settings
•    Use the HMC to perform
o    A manual load operation
o    A system reset
o    Problem determination for a load failure
•    Invoke the system activity display and describe its purpose
•    Establish an HMC/SE session using the Single Object Operations task
•    Identify the difference between the HMC and SE workplace
•    Navigate using classic or tree UI to Identify CP, channel, and CHPID status for the physical CPC and all LPs
•    Identify the entry point for I/O and Channel Problem Determination panels
•    Log off from a CPC session

Intended Audience:

•    This intermediate course is for operations personnel and technical staff who are directly involved in the installation, operation, systems support, and software support of their System z mainframe environment.

Course Outlines:

•    Day 1
o    Welcome
o    Unit 1: IBM mainframe server hardware: Overview
o    Unit 2: Using the HMC classic style user interface
o    Unit 3: Using the HMC tree style user interface
o    Unit 4: Using the HMC to monitor System z servers
o    Supporting labs

•    Day 2
o    Review
o    Unit 5: Activation profiles and operational tasks
o    Unit 6: Single object operation: CPC session Supporting labs