IBM System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations
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.
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.
You should have an understanding of:
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
Identify HMC home page to log on HMC application
Use the classic UI to:
Use the tree UI to:
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
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
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
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