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z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown

Duration

6 hours

Overview

The z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown course describes how virtualization, and in particular z/VM, has become more popular in Data Centers and examines the processes used for z/VM start-up and shutdown.

Audience

Any IT staff requiring an overview of virtualization, how it relates to the z/VM system and the steps involved in z/VM, service and production guest systems start-up and shutdown.

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of data processing concepts.

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the characteristics of a virtualized system
  • Describe virtualization as it relates to z/VM
  • Identify the roles of IT people using z/VM
  • Start and stop z/VM, service and production virtual machines
  • Check the status of initialized environments
  • Communicate with z/VM users

    Course Content

    Introduction to Virtualization

    Virtualization Concepts
    Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    Data Center Virtualization Benefits

    Introduction to z/VM

    What is z/VM?
    z/VM Configurations
    Live Guest Relocation
    z/VM Job Roles

    Starting z/VM, Service and Production Virtual Machines

    SYSTEM, CONFIG and LOGO CONFIG Files
    z/VM Warm, Force, Cold and Clean Start-ups
    Commonly Used Service Virtual Machines
    Starting Service Virtual Machines
    IPLing The Production System Virtual Machine

    Ensuring z/VM System Readiness

    What is the Control Program (CP) and How is it Used?
    Interacting with CP
    Introduction to Privilege Classes
    Performing Post Initialization Tasks
    Communicating with Users

    Shutting Down z/VM

    Informing Users of a Shutdown
    Shutting Down the Production System Virtual Machine
    Shutting Down the Service Virtual Machines
    Performing a Controlled Shutdown
    Performing an Immediate Shutdown

    z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown Mastery Test

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