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BMC

BMC Mainframe: Using HCD for I/O Configuration

The course is developed and delivered by © RSM Technology.

The Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) program is the I/O configuration tool for the z/OS environment. This course, designed for experienced z/OS Systems Programmers, will provide detailed and essential information on all aspects of HCD, as well as teaching the techniques required to design and implement an efficient z/OS I/O configuration.

The course includes as number of challenging hands-on practical exercises to reinforce the classroom sessions.

Good for:

Users

Course Delivery:

Instructor Led | 24 hours

Course Modules

  • Introduction to HCD
    • I/O configuration principles
    • Logical Channel Subsystems
    • I/O configuration practicalities
    • I/O configuration addressing
    • Commands to display the status of
    • channels and devices
    • HCD definition process
    • Objects managed by HCD
    • LOAD member of PARMLIB
    • IODF processing at IPL
    • IPL & NIP LOAD messages
  • The HCD Dialogs
    • HCD and ISPF
    • HCD Primary Option Men
    • Creating a new work IODF
    • Sizing the work IODF
    • Defining the new configuration menu
    • Pull-down menu action bar
    • GOTO pull-down menu
    • Filter pull-down menu
    • Backup pull-down menu
    • Query pull-down menu
    • Help pull-down menu
    • Context menus
    • PF keys
    • Keyboard navigation
  • Creating a New Configuration
    • Configuration structure
    • Operating system definition
    • Add an operating system
    • Processor definition
    • Add a processor
    • Logical Channel Subsystems
    • Multiple Logical Channel Subsystem
    • Define processor support level
    • LPAR definition flow
    • Actions on selected processors (LPARs)
    • Add Partition
    • PCIe Functions
    • Adding a new PCIe function
    • Different types of PCIe Functions
    • Channel Path definition
    • Actions on selected Channel Subsystems
    • Add a Channel Path
    • Connect CHPID to LPAR
    • Additional Channel Path Information
    • Control Unit definition
    • Add Control Unit
    • Connect CU to Processor
    • Actions on selected processors
    • Connect CU to processor
    • Logical Control Units
    • Logical Control Unit definition
    • Device definition
    • Add Device
    • Connect Device to Processor
    • Define Processor Device Parameter
    • Connect Device to Operating System
    • Define OS Device parameters
    • Maintaining IODFs
    • Delete IODF option
    • Copy IODF
    • Selection
    • View IODF option
    • Parallel Access Volumes
    • HyperPAV
    • Enabling HyperPAV
    • Define Eligible Device
    • Creating a Validated Work IOD
    • IODF Activation Menu
    • IODF build messages – errors
    • IODF build messages -error actions
    • IODF build messages - error explanation
    • Validated work IODF name
    • Build production IODF
    • Print or Compare Configuration Data
    • Print Configuration Reports option
    • Report type selection
    • Report filtering
    • Print the activity log option
    • View the activity log option
    • View the activity log – output
    • Compare IODFs option
    • Compare IODFs report selection
    • Filtering Processor Compare reports
    • Filtering Switch Compare Reports
    • Filtering OS Compare Reports
    • Selecting Compare Report options
    • Compare CSS/OS Views option
    • Comparing hardware and software views
  • Defining Directors
    • The Director
    • Switch configurations
    • Chained switch configurations
    • Switch definition
    • Sample configurations
    • Switch definition
    • Basic Fibre Channel Topology
    • Actions on switches
    • Switch Channel Path definition
    • Actions on Processors
    • Add Switch information to Channel Path
    • Connect CHPID to LPAR
    • Switch Control Unit definition
    • Actions on Control Units
    • Change Switch Control Unit
    • Define Control Units attached to switch
    • Add Control Unit (via switch)
    • Connect CU to Processor
    • Switch device definition
    • Actions on Devices - Change Switch device
    • Change Device
    • Connect Device to Processor
    • Connect Switch Device to Operating System
    • Define OS Device Parameters
    • Connect Switch Device to Operating System
    • Device definition
    • Cascaded FICON Switches
  • OSAs and Hipersockets
    • Open Systems Adapter (OSA)
    • OSA diagnostic device
    • QDIO and non- QDIO
    • OSA Express CHPID definitions
    • Physical network links
    • Adding an OSA Control Unit and device
    • VTAM and TCP/IP definitions
    • Adding OSAD device
    • OSC/ICC
    • Hipersockets
    • Hipersockets definition
    • CHPID Type IQD
    • MTU sizes
  • Coupling Facility
    • Coupling Facility
    • Create a CF LPAR
    • Coupling Facility links
    • Types of Coupling Facility links
    • Create CF Links
    • Connect LPARs together
    • Defining CIB Links
    • Defining CS5 and CL5 links
    • Structure Duplexing
    • Connecting two CFs together
    • Displaying the CF's connection
  • CHPID Mapping Tool
    • CHPID mapping tool workflow
    • Build IOCP input dataset
    • IOCP input dataset
    • The Chpid Mapping Tool
    • CFR and IOCP files
    • Mapping
    • Process CU Priority
    • PCHID to CHPID Intersects
    • Export IOCP Input file
    • IOCP with PCHIDs
    • Migrate the configuration data
    • Build IOCDS option
    • Build IOCDS - file selection
    • Build IOCDS - create file
  • Dynamic I/O
    • Dynamic reconfiguration in operation
    • Dynamic reconfiguration prerequisite
    • Installed UIMs
    • Device modification categories
    • IODF processing at IPL
    • Virtual Storage considerations
    • Preparing for Dynamic Reconfiguration
    • Activation Menu
    • View Active Configuration
    • Activation Scope messages
    • Activation Main Menu
    • Test Activate New Configuration
    • Performing Dynamic Reconfiguration
    • Activate New Configuration
    • Dynamic activation in a sysplex
    • Active Sysplex Member List
    • Actions on Selected Systems
    • Activate System Wide
    • Activate commands
    • Don't forget the applications
  • Batch Processing
    • HCD as a batch job
    • Printing reports in batch
    • Comparing IODFs in batch
    • Allocating & copying an IODF in batch
    • Building an IOCDS in batch