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SMP/E Fundamentals

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Duration: 4 days

Method: Instructor led, Hands-on workshops

Price: $2450.00

Course Code: MF5020



Audience

This course is designed for systems programmers and support personnel that will have responsibility for maintaining the SMP/E environment.

Description

This course provides the fundamentals of SMP/E processing for installation and maintenance of systems software and program products. Topics will include an examination of SMP/E commands, a detailed review of MCS statements and their purpose, and exercises to enable the student to gain a working familiarity with SMP/E processing.

Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with JCL, MVS utilities, and the use of TSO/ISPF.

Topics

  1. SMP/E Overview and Methodology
    • Examine SMP/E Data Sets and their Roles in Maintaining System Information.
    • Introduction to SMP/E Dialogues.
    • Introduction to the SMP/E Zones; Global, Target, and Distribution.
    • Establishing the SMP/E Environment and its Definitions.
  2. SYSMODS
    • Introduction to SYSMOD Types; PTF, APAR, FUNCTION, and USERMODS.
    • Review HOLDDATA and its Role in Managing SYSMODS.
    • Examine MCS Statements and how they are Used to Perform Specific Utility Functions for SMP/E.
  3. RECEIVE, APPLY, and ACCEPT Processing
    • Examine the SMP/E Process for Introducing Change into the z/OS Environment:
    • RECEIVE Processing.
    • APPLY CHECK and APPLY Processing.
    • ACCEPT CHECK and ACCEPT Processing.
  4. RESTORE and REJECT Processing
    • Examine the SMP/E Process for Restoring and Removing Changes from the z/OS Environment:
    • RESTORE CHECK and RESTORE Processing.
    • REJECT Processing.
    • RECEIVE HOLDDATA
    • APPLY CHECK
    • Resolve HOLDDATA and BYPASS processing
  5. Managing SYSMODS
    • CLEANUP Processing to Remove Extraneous Data from the SMP/E Zones.
    • Examine the REPORT Processing Commands for Reviewing SYSMOD Status.
  6. Controlling SMP/E Data Sets
    • Examine the Role UCLIN Processing to Modify Data Elements within SMP/E Zones.
    • ZONE Processing Commands to Manage SMP/E Zones.
    • Introduce the BUILDMCS Command for Migrating SMP/E Managed Elements to other Systems.
  7. SMP/E Reporting
    • Use of SMP/E Logging Functions to Trace Activity.
    • SMP/E LIST Command to Report on Managed Elements.
  8. MCS Statements
    • Structure of MCS statements
    • Constructing a USERMOD
  9. SMP/E Service Routines
    • GIMCPTS, GIMDTS, GIMXSID
    • GIMZIP and GIMUNZIP