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Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS


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Learn to work with the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) function for z/OS, and to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of your zSeries hardware environment. Learn to use the HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an Input/Output (I/O) configuration and dynamically alter the I/O configuration. Learn about the creation of an I/O Configuration Dataset (IOCDS) and various reports that HCD can build. Use a z/OS system to reinforce lecture topics and to practice working with the HCD dialogs. Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.


This course is for people responsible for maintaining the I/O configuration contained in the input/output data files (IODFs) and input/output configuration data sets (IOCDs) at their z/OS installation.


You should have: basic knowledge of z/OS and I/O configuration. This knowledge can be developed on the job or by taking Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10GB).


  1. Day 1
    1. Welcome
    2. Unit 1: HCD introduction
    3. Unit 2: IOCP and MVSCP macro review
    4. Unit 3: HCD dialog
    5. Unit 4: LPAR and logical control unit concepts
    6. Unit 5: OSAs, OSA/ICC and HiperSockets
    7. Unit 6: Review of zSeries hardware
    8. Exercise 1: Overview of lab environment
    9. Exercise 2: HCD familiarity
  2. Day 2
    1. Unit 7: zSeries I/O architecture: Logical channel subsystems
    2. Unit 8: Advanced DASD concepts: EAV/PAV and multiple subchannel sets
    3. Unit 9: FICON, FICON CTCs, and FICON directors
    4. Exercise 3: Coding a zSeries 2817
    5. Exercise 4: Adding FICON directors to your configuration (optional)
    6. Exercise 5: Incremental migration from IOCP deck (optional)
  3. Day 3
    1. Unit 10: HCD implementation and migration
    2. Unit 11: IPL and LOADxx member
    3. Unit 12: Dynamic I/O reconfiguration
    4. Unit 13: z196 HCD and using CMT
    5. Exercise 6: Building a LOADxx member
    6. Exercise 7: Perform dynamic I/O
  4. Day 4
    1. Unit 14: FICON CTCs for sysplex
    2. Unit 15: HCD and Parallel Sysplex
    3. Exercise 8: Coding a 2817 using the CMT
    4. Exercise 9: Coding CF coupling links
    5. Exercise 10: Coding sysplex FICON CTCs



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