TCP/IP for z/OS Operation. Network interfaces
What you'll learn
- This course will provide you the basics of TCP/IP for z/OS.
- Students shoud be familiar with z/OS operating system and TCP/IP architecture (basics)
Learn the concepts and functions that will provide you with good skills about TCP/IP operation in IBM Mainframe environment.
Build a foundation in z/OS TCP/IP with this tutorial for beginners.
Most of the applications running under z/OS are accessible through IP networks. IBM Communications Server for z/OS implements TCP/IP for connecting terminals or applications with host applications. z/OS TCP/IP provides many functions and services in the most secure and high-performance server worldwide.
A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips Learning the fundamentals of TCP/IP for z/OS gives you a solid understanding about how a IBM mainframe network functions, and the skills to go forward in the networking area.
What am I going to get from this course?
Students completing the course will have the knowledge to understand how TCP/IP works, which type of interfaces can be defined, which network types could be connected to a mainframe, and how to operate them. This course is focused in the networking part of z/OS TCP/IP (devices, static routing, and connectivity). Dynamic routing, applications and VIPA will be covered in another course.
- Learn in a short time very specialized matters only available, up to now, attending private and expensive courses.
- First, you will start learning where TCP/IP is placed into z/OS Communications Server, how and where to issue commands (TSO, console and Unix System Services) to display configuration and status of TCP/IP resources.
- Several networking technologies can be attached to a IBM mainframe and several interfaces can be defined in TCP/IP. QDIO devices that permit to have connectivity with Ethernet networks, MPC or CTC devices that permit to use point-to-point links, or “virtual” links as Hipersocket will be explained.
- Several demos in a real system with two z/OS interconnected will show you how to operate TCP/IP: commands to be used, how to understand the responses, start/stop devices, display IP addresses, display static routing tables, change parameters dynamically, and check connectivity through Ethernet, Hipersocket or CTC devices.
Who this course is for:
- Students interested in learning the basics that explain how to operate the TCP/IP stack in z/OS.
System engineer focused on z/OS, with experience in the following subjects:.
- VTAM and TCP/IP for z/OS configuration and operation.
- IBM z/OS administration, JCL, JES2, HMC.
- CICS Transaction Server for z/OS configuration.
- IBM system z, Parallel Sysplex and zEnterprise architecture.
- Network security managed by RACF, intrusion detection, certificates management, SSL, TLS, AT-TLS, IPSEC.