IBM Z System Automation 4.3 Architecture (SM919G)

Overview

This course introduces and explains the IBM Z System Automation (SA for z/OS) components, architecture, and concepts. Focus is on the System Operations component with Processor Operations as an optional topic.

This course does not include labs.

Audience

This intermediate course is primarily intended for system administrators and system analysts who are responsible for installing the product and defining the automation policy that is used by IBM Z System Automation.

Prerequisites

  • Good knowledge of IBM Z System Automation architecture and concepts
  • Basic knowledge of IBM Z System Automation operations
  • Basic z/OS operations skills and started task concepts
  • Basic NetView skills
  • Basic ISPF use
  • JCL coding and z/OS data set allocation

Objective

  • Describe the IBM Z System Automation 4.3 architecture
  • Describe the components of the product
  • Describe the product’s automation capabilities
  • Describe policy-based and goal driven automation
  • Explain the key automation concepts and automation policy for applications
  • Explain operator interfaces including Service Management Unite
  • Explain the request process, inhibitors, and orders
  • Describe product details like resource relationships, groups, threshold processing, and message automation
  • Describe end-to-end automation
  • Describe Processor Operations architecture and implementation options
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Course Outline

IBM Z System Automation 4.3 Architecture

Describe IBM Z System Automation and its capabilities

Describe the components of the product

Describe policy-based and goal driven automation

Describe the product’s automation capabilities

Describe its key operations features

Describe its integration, additional automation, end-to-end automation, and the configuration Assistant

Architecture and concepts

Describe the architecture

Describe the automation agent role and operation

Describe the automation manager role and operation

Explain the key automation concepts

Describe goal driven automation

Explain the automation statuses and their effect on automation

Describe automation policy for applications

Describe resource dependencies and relationships

Provide an overview of application groups

Explain automation flags, threshold processing, message policy, and notify operators

Describe end-to-end automation architecture

Details

Describe a monitor resource and its effect on the health status of linked resources

Describe events and triggers

List MVS automation

Describe resource relationships details

Explain the order process

List and describe factors that can influence goal-driven automation

List types and natures of application groups

Explain behavior or attributes of application groups

List transient resource automation

Processor Operations

Describe architecture including implementation options

Explain usage and operator interface

Describe automation policy