IBM zSeries Servers
IIZ Acad. year 2019/2020 Summer semester 5 credits
Language of instruction
Why is the course taught
- Operating Systems (IOS)
- IBM. z/OS Internet Library. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/index.html
- M. Ebbers, J. Kettner, W. OBrien, B. Ogden. Introduction to the new Mainframe: zOS basics. Third Edition. IBM Redbooks, 2011.
Syllabus of lectures
- Introduction of the zSeries servers, history of the HW, types of the zSeries processors, zStorage models, 3D presentation of the newest zSeries processor
- zOS SW; basic panels for zSeries administration - TSO and ISPF, basic commands of the operating system
- Types of the datasets and their use, zOS virtual storage concept
- Job control language (JCL), Parallel sysplex - possibilities of connecting server
- Job Entry Subsystem (JES), the start of the zOS operating system (IPL)
- Design of the zOS applications, programming languages
- Linking and compilation of programs for zOS
- zSeries transaction SW - CICS
- zSeries database systems - DB2, IMS
- Message queue server, Web application server and Web servers for zOS
- SW administration on mainframes - SMPE, zOS server security - RACF
- Storage management - Storage Management Subsystem, zOS network environment
- Summary, open discussion about the further use of zSeries for zVM or zLinux operating systems, future of the mainframes
- 20 points from computer labs,
- 30 points from assignments evaluated within computer labs,
- 20 points from the first test that takes place in the middle of semester and concentrates on topics discussed within first five weeks,
- 30 points from the second test that takes place at the end of semester and concentrates on all topics discussed within the course.
- to actively participate in at least 75 % of computer labs and, at the same time,
- get at least 50 points.
Plagiarism as well as non-permitted cooperation within computer labs and homework or cheating during tests ;will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action may be initiated.
Course inclusion in study plans