CMW66G: IMS Diagnostic Approaches

IBM Systems Training

on December 11, 2019

      

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Table of Contents

  1. Short Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Content Description
  4. Objectives
  5. Agenda
  6. Audience
  7. Skill Level
  8. Labs?
  9. Keywords
  10. Prerequisites
  11. Enrollment
  12. Errata
  13. Follow-on Courses

Short Summary

This course is taught in a web conference medium with live instructor audio, and internet web conferenced materials. Students have chat type Q and A ability, plus live audio.

Duration in Hours ⌚

24

Content Description

This class will teach you to understand the IMS software diagnostic process and to know what documentation is required to solve IMS software problems. IMS address space and Task Control Block (TCB) structures along with associated IMS control block structures will be examined to provide you with a roadmap to manuever through the diagnostic maze. Focus will be given to using Interactive Problem Control System (IPCS) and the IMS Interactive Dump Formatter to become familiar with IMS dumps

Objectives

  • Learn IBM's recommendations for IMS diagnostic setup
  • Understand the usage of the IMS Interactive Dump Formatter
  • Identify the key z/os IPCS commands that are useful for IMS problem diagnostics
  • Describe the methodology for debugging IMS ABENDs  
  • Describe the methodology for debugging IMS waits/loops

Agenda

  • Review IMS documentation setup process
  • IMS and z/os control block structure overview
  • IPCS analysis overview
  • IMS Wait analysis overview
  • IMS abend analysis overview
  • IMS dump analysis exercises

Audience

IMS System Programmers responsible for supporting IMS and diagnosing IMS problems.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Labs? 💻

Yes

Keywords

IMS;Web;Database;Transaction;Diagnosis;z/os;CMW66G;CMW66

Prerequisites

Students should have moderate IMS knowledge which can be gained through work experience or through completing the IMS Fundamentals class (CM010 or CMW01).  Students should also have basic assembly language knowledge and be familiar with reading hexadecimal values.  A moderate level of z/os systems programming and z/os operations knowledge would be helpful.

Enrollment

https://www.ibm.com/training/course/CMW66G

Errata

None specified.

Follow-on Courses

None specified.


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