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VTAM overview

VTAM is the networking software used by z/OS operating system
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What Will I Learn?
This course will provide you the basics of SNA architecture and the networking concepts implemented by VTAM, the access method used by z/OS to get access to the physical network. And the end of this course you will be able to understand how VTAM works.
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  • Students shoud be familiar with z/OS operating system and networking.

Learn the concepts and functions that will provide you with solid skills about Networking in IBM Mainframe environment.

Build a strong foundation in VTAM with this tutorial for beginners.

VTAM is the software component of IBM Communications Server that permits mainframe applications to get access to the network. After many years VTAM keeps on playing a key role in a z/OS infrastructure. SNA and TCP/IP architectures are used simultaneously in z/OS, and VTAM helps both to be implemented.

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips
Learning the fundamentals of VTAM gives you a solid understanding about how a IBM mainframe network functions, and the basic 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 display, configure and operate network resources implemented by VTAM.

  • Over 6 lectures and 1 hour of content!
  • Learn in a short time very specialized matters only available, up to now, attending private and expensive courses.
  • First, you will start learning where VTAM is placed into z/OS Communications Server, then SNA architecture will be reviewed, and traditional concepts, such as PU, LU and SSCP will arise. PUs and LUs are still of common use today in modern mainframe networks, and it is needed to know which kind of resources they represent.
  • VTAM implements SNA architecture and permits TCP/IP to use the hardware network adapters. VTAM concepts and operations lectures will give us the means to configure PUs and LUs in major nodes, and commands to display sessions or activate interfaces.
  • The class will end with a demo that will show you how to configure two VTAMs in order to establish a connection.
Who is the target audience?
  • Students interested in learning the basics that explain how a mainframe network works.
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About the Instructor
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System engineer

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.

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