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IBM System z Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations (ES24G)



Operations personnel and technical staff who are directly involved in the installation, operation, systems support, and software support of their System z mainframe environment.


You should have an understanding of:

  • Basic data processing and I/O concepts and terminology
  • z/OS console operation, including display of device, job, and console status


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and use the functions of the Hardware Management Console to operate your System z mainframe environment
  • Describe the major function/features differences between the System z9 and zSeries family of servers
  • Identify and understand the concept of logical partitioning, initialization, and the operational usage of the various types of channels on current servers
  • Describe the functions provided by the HMC, SE, and initialization overview of basic and LPAR mode of operation
  • Identify three different navigation methods available for use on the HMC
  • Use the various navigation methods to open groups, objects, display status, and perform tasks
  • Log on and log off the Hardware Management Console
  • Use the books function
  • Use the help function
  • Identify the different types of groups
  • Define how each type of group is created and used
  • Access the data contained in each type of Details Panel
  • Navigate and use the different Task Lists
  • Resolve exception conditions
  • Use the hardware messages task
  • Use the operating system messages task
  • Describe the difference between HMC version 2.9.0 (introduced with the IBM System z9) and previous OS/2 HMCs
  • Identify configuration setup requirements for the System z9 HMC and SE
  • Identify new task and navigation changes as compared to the OS/2 zSeries HMC
  • Compare and identify the activation profile panel differences between HMC version 2.9.n and OS/2 HMCs
  • Establish a single object operations session (CPC session)
  • Navigate the support element workplace and identify how to access the channel problem determination panels


This course includes seven units of lecture topics and 16 hands-on labs. Discussion sessions are followed by supporting labs.

IBM Mainframe Server Hardware Overview The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the various IBM mainframe servers; the features and functions of the System z9 and zSeries models as compared with previous IBM models. The Hardware Management Console and its remote connectivity options are introduced. Server Activation process, Basic/LPAR mode and the various server channels and their usage are also discussed in this unit.

Hardware Management Console The purpose of this unit is to provide familiarization with the Hardware Management Console application program. Also to learn how to log on/log off, navigational methods, and how to use the books provided with the application.

Groups, Details Panel, and Task List This purpose of this unit is to explain the use of system/user defined groups, various task lists, and the importance of the information provided on the Details panels. Additionally, security related functions related to each user and other functions only available to the Access Administrator will be discussed.

Using the HMC to Monitor System z Servers This unit describes how the Hardware Management Console can be used to monitor for unacceptable status conditions, hardware messages, and operating system messages from any CPC defined to this Hardware Management Console.

Activation Profiles and Operational Tasks This unit describes the different types of activation profiles and how they are built using the HMC version 2.9.n. How to use the Activate Task to execute previously built profiles and the use of other operational tasks, such as System Reset, Load, System Activity Display, and others are also described.

HMC Version 2.9.0 (System z9) Differences Overview This unit describes the differences between the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.9.0, introduced with the System z9 servers, and the previous HMC supported configurations.

Single Object Operations - CPC Session The purpose of this unit is to provide a brief introduction to the functions provided via single object operation (CPC session). The primary use of a CPC session is to provide problem determination data and perform some advanced recovery tasks.

Twelve hands-on labs to reinforce discussion topic The purpose of the labs are to provide hands-on experience with the Hardware Management Console. They include Web browser setup, creating and using HMC grouping functions, use of various navigation technics to perform tasks and resolve problems. Students review actual activation profiles, create and debug new activation profiles, and resolve operational problems that the instructor will induce into the operating environment.

Four optional hands-on labs provided The purpose of these labs are to challenge the students skills and experience by using single object operational tasks, creating and activating System Activity profile displays (SAD), activating and deactivating running and non-running systems.

Classroom Training

Dauer 2 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • Schweiz: CHF 1'660.-
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Sprache der Kursunterlagen: englisch

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