This course is designed for system programmers who will be responsible for implementing TCP/IP on z/OS.
Delegates are expected to be familiar with:
- TCP/IP, which may be obtained from our Understanding TCP/IP course.
- z/OS, which may be obtained from our z/OS for Beginners course.
- TSO/ISPF, which may be obtained from our z/OS TSO/ISPF Workshop course.
- UNIX Services on z/OS, which may be obtained from the Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services - OP05G course.
- General UNIX user facilities, which may be obtained from our UNIX & Linux Essentials course.
3 days. Hands on.
This course is available on site only. Please call for details.
The course will provide delegates with a detailed plan for the implementation of TCP/IP.
During this course delegates will be involved with class exercises, such as configuring a TCP/IP stack on z/OS including a network interface, telnet and ftp.
TCP/IP Review (via informal quiz).
TCP/IP and mainframes.
TCP/IP and Unix.
TCP/IP evolution in MVS, OS/390 and z/OS.
TCP/IP on z/OS
Communication Server from V2R5.
TCP/IP and VTAM (SNA).
Installing TCP/IP - system's work.
TCP/IP and Unix Services.
• The principle - the stack.
• MVS or Unix Services.
• The data sets.
• The profiles.
• The other applications.
• Security aspects.
The Basic Configuration
Important Planning Matters.
The TCP/IP Procedure.
The Anchor Data Set:
• TCP/IP Data and contents.
• Structure and syntax.
• Basic network details.
• Basic IP, TCP and UDP parameters.
• Dynamic changes.
Running the stack – operations.
IP and Network Configuration
Static Routing - Gateway statement:
• Subnet masks.
Network Connections overview of common ones.
LAN Channel Stations (LCS):
• Open Systems Adapter (OSA).
• Other LCS connections.
Channel Attached Routers:
• MPC (+).
Channel to Channel Connections.
• Same Host.
Telnet Options with z/OS.
Telnet 3270 Server:
• Interface to VTAM.
Telnet Client from TSO.
Inetd - and the basic telnet server.
Configuration and Unix Services
• Profile details.
• Additional control.
OSPF onz/OS (briefly).
File Transfer Protocol
FTP and TCP/IP.
FTP on z/OS - client and server:
• Special considerations.
• (With MVS data sets).
• Profile details.
• FTP parameters.
Other Planning Matters
Standard and other applications - planning.
Domain Name Server:
·• On the same image.
• LPARs and sharing networks.
• Parallel Sysplex.
Changes in Communications Server since VR2.