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SMP/E Fundamentals

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Duration: 4.0 days

Method: Instructor-led. Hands-on workshops.

Price: $2600.00

Course Code: MF5021


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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the facilities of SMP/E
  • Identify the various datasets involved
  • Understand how to apply maintenance to your system
  • Identify key recommendations for use in your environment

Prerequisites

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

Topics

  • I. 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 Service Elements
    • What is a SYSMOD
    • Sample Function, PTF, APAR, USERMOD
    • SYSMOD Relationships
    • System Libraries
    • Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI)
    • Zone Relationships
    • Tracking and Control
    • ISPF Menu Example
    • Query MOD, LMOD
    • Examine Binder Statements
    • Module Prefix XREF
    • Program Directory Information
    • Exception Data
    • Enhanced HOLDDATA
    • HOLDDATA Example
    • Enhanced HOLDDATA Flags
    • CSI Data Sets
    • Single/Multiple CSI Definitions
    • CSI Allocation Y. Defining Zones - UCLIN
    • GLOBAL Zone Definitions
    • Global Zone Options
    • GLOBAL Utility Definitions
    • GLOBAL FMIDSET Definitions
    • Defining Utilities and Options
    • Specifying Data Sets
    • Basic SMP Data Sets
    • Additional SMP/E Data Sets
    • SMPPTS Considerations
    • SMP/E Utility Data Sets
    • SMP/E UNIX Files
    • SMP/E Work Data Sets - 1
    • SMP/E - GIMGTPKG Service
    • General Data Set Specification
    • CICS FTP Download
    • Sample DDDEF Definitions
    • Sample GIMDDALC Member
    • Cross Zone Requisite Checking
    • SMP/E Exit Routines
    • Cloning Strategies
    • SET Command
    • UCLIN Processing
    • RESETRC Command
    • SMP/E Dialogs vs JCL
    • Primary Menu Example
    • Basic SMP/E JCL
    • Dialog Functions
  • II. The Utilities
    • IDCAMS – VSAM Functions
    • IEBCOPY
    • BPXCOPY
    • SMA90 (Assembler)
    • HEWL (Linkage Editor)
    • IEBUPDTE
    • AMASPZAP
  • III. Installing SYSMODS
    • Research
    • Program Directory Review
    • Basic SMP/E Commands
    • RECEIVE Processing
    • Sample RECEIVE Commands
    • RECEIVE Reports
    • Enhanced RECEIVE
    • REJECT Processing
    • APPLY Processing
    • Sample APPLY Commands
    • APPLY Reports
    • APPLY GROUPEXTEND
    • Causer SYSMOD Summary Report
    • RESTORE Processing
    • Sample RESTORE Commands
    • RESTORE Reports
    • ACCEPT Processing
    • Sample ACCEPT Commands
    • ACCEPT Reports
    • ACCEPT GROUPEXTEND
    • Exception Sysmods
    • exception RECEIVE
    • Resolving ++HOLD - APPLY
    • BYPASS Considerations
    • Resolving HOLDERRORs
    • Removing HOLDDATA
    • Managing HOLDDATA
  • IV. Monitoring the System
    • LIST Commands
    • REPORT Commands
    • REPORT CROSSZONE Command
    • REPORT ERRORSYSMODS Command
    • REPORT ERRSYSMODS
    • REPORT SOURCEID Command
    • REPORT SOURCEID
    • REPORT SYSMOD Command
    • FIXCAT Holddata
    • Update HOLDDATA Options
    • Update FIXCAT Options
    • Update FIXCAT Options
    • REPORT MISSINGFIX Command
  • V. Managing the SMP/E Database
    • JCLIN Processing
    • Conditional JCLIN Processing
    • JCLIN Example –
    • Conditional Processing
    • UPGRADE Processing
    • BUILDMCS Command
  • VI. Managing Zones
    • ZONE Commands
    • GZONEMERGE
    • LOG Processing
    • CLEANUP Processing
    • DEBUG Processing
    • DEBUG MSGMODID
    • GENERATE Command
  • VII. MCS Statements
    • SYSMOD Structure
    • SYSMOD Management
    • MCS Elements
    • Element Examples
    • Utility Functions
    • Utility Function Examples
    • Documentation MCS
    • Documentation MCS Examples
  • VIII. Service Routines
    • GIMCPTS
    • SMPPTS Expanded Member
    • SMPPTS Compressed Member
    • GIMDTS
    • GIMUNZIP
    • GIMXSID
    • GIMXSID Report
    • GIMZIP
    • GIMXTRX
    • GIMGTPKG
    • GIMIAP (GENERATE)