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Introduction to the System z Hardware Management Console

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Published on 04 February 2010

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IBM Form #: SG24-7748-00

Authors: Bill Ogden, Merwyn Jones and HMC & SE Development Team

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    In this textbook, we provide students with the background knowledge and skills that are necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of the System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) and System z Support Elements (SE). This book is part of a series of textbooks that are designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and to help prepare them for a career in large systems computing.

    For optimal learning, we assume that the students are literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems background. Others who can benefit from this textbook include z/VM® and z/OS® professionals who want to expand their knowledge of other aspects of the mainframe computing environment.

    After reading this textbook and working through the exercises, the student will have a basic understanding of:

    System z Hardware concept and the history of the mainframe.

    HMC and SE components.

    The HMC and SE user interface and user management.

    System z First Failure Data Capture and Serviceability functions.

    Monitoring the System z performance using the SAD.

    Implementing the networking capabilities of the HMC.

    Managing System z Partitions (LPAR)

    Partition resource movement and sharing.

    System z Customer Upgrade on Demand advanced functionality.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to System z Hardware

    Chapter 2. Systems management overview

    Chapter 3. User experience

    Chapter 4. User management

    Chapter 5. Hardware Management Console remote access

    Chapter 6. HMC networking

    Chapter 7. Remote Support Facility

    Chapter 8. HMC-based partitioning

    Chapter 9. Automation

    Chapter 10. Problem analysis

    Chapter 11. Change management

    Chapter 12. Input / Output

    Chapter 13. System Activity Display

    Chapter 14. Capacity on demand

    Chapter 15. Repair and Verify

    Appendix A. Chapter keys


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