z/OS V1R13 to z/OS V2R1 Update

This course is designed to teach you the new features and enhanced functions provided in z/OS Version 2 Release 1. The software updates and enhancements for z/OS V2R1 are presented in groups based on closely associated z/OS components. The groups include enhancements to the base control program, sysplex features, UNIX System Services, the data storage subsystem, Communications Server, and security components, such as RACF.

Czas trwania

3 dni

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Profil uczestnika

This intermediate course is intended for system programmers and subsyst.


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: An introduction to z/OS V2R1
  • Unit 2: Enhancements to the BCP (part 1)

Day 2

  • Unit 2: Enhancements to the BCP (part 2)
  • Unit 3: Enhancements to the UNIX System Services environment
  • Unit 4: Enhancements to z/OS data storage management (part 1)

Day 3

  • Unit 4: Enhancements to z/OS data storage management (part 2)
  • Unit 5: Enhancements to Communications Server
  • Unit 6: Enhancements to z/OS system security
  • Unit 7: Installation of z/OS V2R1 and SMP/E

Wymagane przygotowanie uczestników

You should have:

  • Knowledge of z/OS at the level of a z/OS system programmer, acquired on the job or through the z/OS curriculum

Warning: This class only covers changes packaged in z/OS V2.1 and expects you to be familiar with the contents of the z/OS V1.13 and previous system upgrades. For those who have knowledge or experience based on lower levels of z/OS, you should first attend:

  • z/OS V1R11 to z/OS V1R12 Update 
  • z/OS V1R12 to z/OS V1R13 Update 


  • List the main enhancements in z/OS V2R1
  • Describe and implement, where necessary, the other enhancements packaged with z/OS V2.1 including:
    • Software support for zEC12, zBC12, and zBX hardware upgrades
    • The BCP includes the I/O configuration program (IOCP), the Workload Manager (WLM), System Management Facilities (SMF), HCD/HCM, the program management binder, Language Environment, Global resource serialization, z/OS sysplex, cross-system coupling facility (XCF), Coupling Facility Resource Manager (CFRM), system logger, and other components like z/OS Management Facility (zOSMF), BCPii, z/OS Resource Measurement Facility (RMF) and z/OS Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2), JES3, SDSF, z/OS Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), time-sharing option (TSO), REXX.
  • Plan for and install the z/OS V2.1 system
    • The USS kernel, USS shell, and related file system services
    • Data storage management which includes Extended Address Volumes, DFSMSdfp, DFSMSdss, and DFSMShsm
    • Communications Server which includes features of the TCP/IP address space, general IP, and SNA modernization
    • System security - RACF
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