Any personnel wishing to become familiar with Parallel Sysplex Hardware and Software concepts & requirements.
Good Understanding of general IBM hardware, software, terminology and concepts.
After completing this Course, the student will be able to:
Understand what a SYSPLEX is
Understand the concepts of Symmetry, asymmetry & single system image
Understand the basics involved in setting a Parallel Sysplex environment
Introduction to Parallel Sysplex
On completion the student should have a understanding of: What is a SYSPLEX?; Parallel Processing; Data Sharing and the coupling facility; Hardware & Software requirements; Sample Configurations
Parallel Sysplex Concepts
On completion the student should have a understanding of: Symmetry in Hardware & Software; Allowing for Asymmetry; Single system image; Single point of control; Software/Hardware Symmetry; Making Changes; Availability & recovery; Introducing chang
Parallel Sysplex - The Setup
On completion the student should have a understanding of: Shared & non-shared data (including couple datasets); Signalling; Policies & Policy datasets; Parmlib members; Implications of naming conventions