This course is designed to provide you with the skills required to install and customize z/OS UNIX (full name z/OS UNIX System Services), and to manage and monitor the z/OS UNIX environment.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Execute the tasks required to prepare a z/OS installation for implementing z/OS UNIX
Execute the tasks to install the z/OS UNIX software features
Use the information provided in this class to perform the basic customization necessary to fully implement the z/OS UNIX kernel, the file system, the shell and utilities, and z/OS UNIX applications
Put in place the RACF security required for z/OS UNIX resources and applications
Make appropriate definitions for the activation of TCP/IP sockets by z/OS UNIX
Identify and use the processes and data required for monitoring and tuning the z/OS UNIX environment

  • Day 1

  • Welcome
    Unit 1: z/OS UNIX implementation overview
    Unit 2: z/OS UNIX services initial installation
    Exercise 1: Move from default to full mode function
    Exercise 2: IPL in full function mode and enable a nonvolatile root HFS
    Unit 3: File system customization

  • Day 2

  • Exercise 3: Customizing the file system
    Unit 4: Security customization
    Exercise 4: Defining and managing UNIX users, OMVS security

  • Day 3

  • Unit 5: Shell customization
    Exercise 5: UNIX System Services and shell customization
    Unit 6: Customizing applications, daemons, and servers
    Exercise 6: UNIX processes
    Exercise 7: Access control list and enhanced ASCII support

  • Day 4

  • Unit 7: File system management and system maintenance
    Exercise 8: Managing HFS and zFS data sets
    Unit 8: Managing z/OS UNIX operations
    Unit 9: Exploiting TCP/IP with z/OS UNIX
    Exercise 9: Managing z/OS UNIX


This is an intermediate course for experienced data professionals such as z/OS system programmers, who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of z/OS UNIX.




You should have a basic knowledge of z/OS UNIX as provided in the course Introducing z/OS UNIX Services (OP05)


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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