ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 8

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 July 2012, updated 26 July 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436828
ISBN-13: 9780738436821
IBM Form #: SG24-6988-01
(396 pages)

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Authors: Paul Rogers, Peter Hilger


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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