SMP/E for z/OS Workshop (ES261)
This course is not currently offered by Global Knowledge. Information here is provided for reference only.
Gain the SMP/E skills needed to install and maintain optional features and perform maintenance in the z/OS operating environment. Learn to define the SMP/E database and invoke SMP/E to add, modify, or replace system elements.
In extensive hands-on labs using a current level of SMP/E, you will gain practical experience in the SMP/E tasks involved in installing a z/OS product. Emphasis is on interpreting results of SMP/E processing. SMP/E concepts you will examine include modification control statements, consolidated software inventory, zone structure, and error analysis. You will cover SMP/E commands such as RECEIVE, APPLY, ACCEPT, RESTORE, REPORT, and LIST.
You will learn how to perform automated SMP/E delivery of z/OS and product maintenance over the Internet with an automated SMP/E process that downloads and installs IBM preventive and corrective service.
What You'll Learn
- How SMP/E is used as a tool for system maintenance
- Interpret modification control statements in a sample SYSMOD
- Create a consolidated software inventory database to support installation and maintenance requirements
- Use the SMP/E dialogs to install a product and its related service
- Manage exception SYSMOD data
- Use of the primary and secondary data sets required by SMP/E
- Analyze output from SMP/E processing and resolve commonly encountered problems
- Use of the REPORT command to determine software dependencies between zones
- Use the BUILDMCS process to create a function SYSMOD from an installed product and its service
- Use the new SMP/E functions to install software service automatically over the Internet
- Implement support for communication server FTP client
- Use the new RECEIVE ORDER command to order and install z/OS maintenance automatically over the Internet
Who Needs to Attend
This basic course is for system programmers with no prior SMP experience who plan to use SMP/E for system and subsystem maintenance and installation.
- Experience using basic JCL statements
- Knowledge of the use of the following z/OS utility programs: assembler, linkage editor, IEBCOPY, IEBUPDTE, and AMASPZAP
- Ability to identify the access method services commands and parameters used in creating a VSAM KSDS
- Ability to use ISPF/PDF panels
- 1489: Fundamental Practical System Skills in z/OS or equivalent knowledge and skills
There are no follow-ons for this course.