TCP/IP on z/OS Workshop

TCP/IP on z/OS Workshop


This course is designed for system programmers and those who will be responsible for administering and configuring TCP/IP on z/OS.  It is also useful for any other staff interested in a hands on understanding of TCP/IP under z/OS.


Delegates are expected to be familiar with:


2 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

The course will provide delegates with a detailed understanding of TCP/IP communications and configuration in a z/OS environment.

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.

Course Content

TCP/IP Review
TCP/IP and mainframes.
TCP/IP and Unix.
TCP/IP evolution z/OS.

TCP/IP on z/OS
Communication Server from V2R5.
TCP/IP and Unix Services.
Configuring TCP/IP:
• The principle - the stack.
• MVS or Unix Services.
• The data sets.
• The profiles.
• The other applications.
• Security aspects.

The Basic Configuration
The TCP/IP Procedure.
The Anchor Data Set:
• TCP/IP Data and contents.
The Profile:
• 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.
Special 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
Static Routing.
Dynamic Routing:
• RIP.
• RIPv2.
RouteD Configuration:
• Procedure.
• Profile details.
• Additional control.
OSPF onz/OS (briefly).

File Transfer Protocol
FTP on z/OS - client and server:
• Special considerations.
• (With MVS data sets).
• Procedure.
• Profile details.
• FTP parameters.

Other Matters
Domain Name Server:
• Configuration.
Multiple Stacks:
·• On the same image.
• LPARs and sharing networks.
• Parallel Sysplex.
Changes in Communications Server

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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