ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 8

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Published on July 11, 2012, updated July 26, 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436828
ISBN-13: 9780738436821
IBM Form #: SG24-6988-01


Authors: Paul Rogers and Peter Hilger

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    Abstract

    The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool. .

    This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume 8, shows you how to:

    - Adopt a systematic and thorough approach to dealing with problems and identifying the different types of problems

    - Determine where to look for diagnostic information and how to obtain it

    - Interpret and analyze the diagnostic data collected

    - Escalate problems to the IBM Support Center when necessary

    - Collect and analyze diagnostic data—a dynamic and complex process

    - Identify and document problems, collect and analyze pertinent diagnostic data and obtain help as needed, to speed you on your way to problem resolution

    The content of the volumes is as follows

    Volume 1: Introduction to z/OS and storage concepts, TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, SDSF, and z/OS delivery and installation

    Volume 2: z/OS implementation and daily maintenance, defining subsystems, JES2 and JES3, LPA, LNKLST, authorized libraries, SMP/E, Language Environment®

    Volume 3: Introduction to DFSMS, data set basics storage management hardware and software, catalogs, and DFSMStvs

    Volume 4: Communication Server, TCP/IP, and VTAM®

    Volume 5: Base and Parallel Sysplex® , System Logger, Resource Recovery Services (RRS), global resource serialization (GRS), z/OS system operations, automatic restart management (ARM), Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS® )

    Volume 6: Introduction to security, RACF, Digital certificates and PKI, Kerberos, cryptography and z990 integrated cryptography, zSeries® firewall technologies, LDAP, and Enterprise identity mapping (EIM)

    Volume 7: Printing in a z/OS environment, Infoprint® Server and Infoprint Central

    Volume 8: An introduction to z/OS problem diagnosis

    Volume 9: z/OS UNIX System Services

    Volume 10: Introduction to z/Architecture™ , zSeries processor design, zSeries connectivity, LPAR concepts, HCD, and HMC

    Volume 11: Capacity planning, performance management, WLM, RMF™ , and SMF

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. z/OS problem diagnosis fundamentals

    Chapter 2. Problem resolution steps

    Chapter 3. Common problem types

    Chapter 4. Dump processing

    Chapter 5. z/OS trace processing

    Chapter 6. IPCS dump debugging

    Chapter 7. z/OS Language Environment

    Chapter 8. Debug and maintenance tools

    Chapter 9. SDSF and RMF

    Chapter 10. z/Architecture and addressing

    Chapter 11. IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS

    Appendix A. IPCS tools and lab exercises

    Appendix B. Using IPCS to diagnose abends

    Appendix C. z/OS trace processing data

    Appendix D. IPCS commands

     

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