z/VM Introduction and Concepts - ZV02G

z/VM Introduction and Concepts - ZV02G


This basic course is for IT personal new to z/VM.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


3 days.

Course Objectives

This course teaches how to use CP and CMS commands in a VM/CMS environment. You should learn how to create and modify files with XEDIT, transmit files, messages to other users via the CP spool environment, manage files on both minidisks and the Shared File System (SFS), and write simple command procedures in REXX EXECs.

  • Explain the purpose of the entries in the CP directory for a typical CMS virtual machine
  • Identify and execute z/VM CP and CMS commands for general users
  • Use the XEDIT editor for creating and modifying CMS files
  • Create your own XEDIT profile to customize your XEDIT session
  • Tailor your CMS session with personalized PROFILE EXEC, synonyms, and command defaults
  • Write, test, and use simple CMS EXECs for the execution of programs and jobs
  • Invoke full-screen CMS and use the CMS windowing facility for logging command responses
  • Send and receive files and messages
  • Link and access minidisks
  • Define SFS sub directories and create, access and share SFS files

Course Content

Day 1
Unit 1 - Introduction to z/VM
Unit 1 - Lab
Unit 2 - Introduction to Xedit
Unit 2 - Lab

Day 2
Unit 3 - More on XEDIT
Unit 3 - Lab
Unit 4 - Introduction to the CMS File System
Unit 4 - Lab

Day 3
Unit 5 - Introduction to Shared File System
Unit 5 - Lab
Unit 6 - Introduction to REXX Programming
Unit 6 - Lab

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