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BMC

BMC Mainframe: CICS Transaction Server Systems Administration

The course is developed and delivered by © RSM Technology.

This five-day course is the definitive administration course for all those who have responsibility for CICS administration on CICS/TS systems.

The course combines formal theory sessions with a series of challenging and progressive exercises. Over the course of the week attendees are given the opportunity to build and operate an actual CICS/TS system from scratch.

Major release:

BMC Mainframe Infrastructure Platform Training

Good for:

Administrators

Course Delivery:

Instructor Led | 40 Stunden

Course Modules

  • CICS/TS Review
    • Introduction & Objectives
    • What is CICS?
    • A Resource Manager
    • CICS Tables
    • CICS Information Center
    • CICS organisation
    • Application Support
    • Application Services
    • CICS Domains
    • The Dispatcher Domain (DS)
    • CICS versions and releases
    • Main Tables
    • Creating the CICS datasets
  • Architecture
    • Starting a transaction
    • Logging on
    • Message Input
    • Transaction validation
    • Program loading
    • Task execution
    • Program execution
    • Task Termination
    • Multi-tasking and multi-threading
    • The CICS Dispatcher
    • Multiple TCBs
  • Table Generation
    • Resource Definition
    • Resource Definition macro
    • Using SIT parameters
    • RDO components
    • Generating Resource Definitions
    • The CICS System Definition file
    • The CICS Global Catalog DFHGCD
    • CSD definition
    • Resource Definition Groups
    • Group Lists
    • Resource commands
    • List commands
    • General commands
    • General Resource Definitions
    • Add
    • Remove
    • Append
    • Copy
    • Move
    • Rename
    • Display
    • Expand
    • Install
    • Single resource INSTALL
    • Check Group
    • DFHCSDUP: The CSD utility program, offline utility program
    • DFHCSD EXTRACT command
    • Accessing the CSD File from an application program
    • CREATing Resource Definitions
  • CEMT and CECI Transactions
    • CEMT The Master Transaction
    • The Functions of CEMT
    • CEMT: Inquire Menu, CEMT Help
    • Syntax checking
    • Invoking CEMT from a console
    • CEMT Inquire System
    • CEMT Inquire Terminal
    • CEMT Inquire Task
    • Problem determination
    • Forcepurge
    • Purge
    • CEMT Inquire Program
    • CEMT Inquire File
    • Closed Attribute
    • CEMT Inquire TSQ
    • CEMT Inquire Tranclass
    • CEMT Inquire JModel
    • CEMT Inquire JOurnalname
    • CEMT Inquire UOW
    • CEMT SET
    • CEMT SET DUMPDS
    • CEMT P SHUT
    • CEMT P SHUT Immediate
    • CEMT P
    • {DUMP|SNAP} [Title(Xxx)]
    • CEMT DISCARD options
    • The Command Interpreter CECI
    • Using CECI
    • Using Variables with CECI
    • Displaying Large Variables
    • Storing a command
  • System Initialisation Table
    • Introduction and objectives
    • CICS Initialisation
    • Assembling the SIT
    • SIT parameters
    • .1 Parameters that cannot be coded in the SIT
    • Supplied SIT DFHSIT6£ - CICS/TS 4.2
  • Dispatching
    • Dispatcher Domain
    • Dispatcher
    • Maximum Task (MXT)
    • Transaction Class (TRANSCLASS)
    • CEDA View Tranclass
    • Group
    • Maxactive
    • Purgethresh (AKCC Abend)
    • Tranclass(name)
    • Task priority
    • Priority Age
    • Region Exit Interval (ICV)
    • Terminal Scan Delay (ICVTSD)
    • Runaway Task Timeout Interval (ICVR)
    • TCB modes
    • Open Transaction Environment
    • MAXOPENTCBS MAXJVMTCBS MAXSSLTCBS
    • FORCEQR={NO¦YES}
    • SSLTCBS
    • OPENTCBS
    • DB2 OTE
    • exploitation
    • Quasi-reentrant and threadsafe programs
    • TCB Switching
    • CICS TS 4.2 OTE enhancements
  • Defining Programs, Mapsets and Libraries
    • CEDA Define Program
    • Mapset definition
    • Program Autoinstall
    • SIT parameters for Program Autoinstall
    • User-replaceable module COMMAREA
    • Program Autoinstall Models
    • Program Autoinstall Summary
    • Define Library
  • Program List Table
    • Program List Table
    • DFHPLT Macro
    • 1 DFHPLT TYPE=INITIAL
    • DFHPLT TYPE=ENTRY
    • PROGRAM=DFHDELIM
    • PLTPI programs;
    • PLTSD programs
  • FILE and LSRPOOL Definition
    • File control terminology
    • File management
    • CEDA Define File
    • CEDA Define Lsrpool
    • 1 Number of Buffers for LSR and NSR
    • Number of Strings for LSR and NSR
    • LSRPOOL attributes
    • Data Tables
    • CICS Maintained Data Table (CMDT)
    • User Maintained Data Table (UMDT)
    • Coupling Facility Data Table (CFDT)
    • Defining Pools and Starting Servers
    • IXCMIAPU CFRM policy definition
    • VSAM Record Level Sharing (RLS)
    • CEDA File Definition for RLS files
    • Read Integrity with RLS files
  • Storage
    • The CICS Region
    • Read Only DSAs
    • CICS DSAs
    • Shared DSAs
    • User DSAs
    • DSA limits
    • Improved Storage Management
    • DSALIM
    • EDSALIM
    • MEMLIMIT
    • Short on Storage (SOS)
    • Specifying DSA Sizes in the SIT
    • Transaction Isolation
    • DSA extents
    • CEMT Inq system
    • Storage parameters
    • CEMT Inq DSAs
  • Intersystem Communications
    • The CICS Region
    • Dynamic Storage Areas
    • Start-up Operands in the SIT
    • VTAM
    • SIT parameters
    • MRO/ISC overview
    • An implementation
    • CEMT Inquire VTAM
    • Inter System Communication
    • Multi-Region Operation /EXCI
    • LU 6.2 / MRO connection parameters
    • Sessions parameters
    • CEMT Inquire Terminal Session
    • Inquire Connection
    • CEMT Inquire Modeset
    • External CICS Interface (EXCI)
    • TCPIP connections
    • TCPIP connection resources
    • CEDA Define IPCONN
    • IPCONN Mirror Life
    • IPCONN and TCPIPSERVICE
    • Connections as seen from both sides
  • TCP/IP & Web Services
    • What is a Web Service?
    • Terminology
    • Service requesters and providers
    • A provider example
    • Overview of service provider
    • SOAP
    • Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
    • CICS Web Services Assistant
    • Resources for Web Services support
    • CICS Web Services resource definition
    • TCPIPSERVICE definition
    • URIMAP
    • URIMAP definition
    • URIMAP: - general options, - server options, - client options, - pipeline options, - Atom options, - JVMserver options
    • URIMAP validity matrix
    • PIPELINE definition
    • Web Services - define WEBSERVICE
    • Document
    • templates
    • CEDA define DOCTEMPLATE
    • Securing Web Services
    • Sample analysers
    • SSL SIT parameters
    • Connection Security and SSL
    • The SSL Handshake
    • SSL encryption
    • SSL authentication
    • SSL SIT parameters
    • Configuring CICS to use SSL - DFH$RING
    • Final review of CICS Web Service
  • CICS Explorer
    • Administrative interfaces to CICS
    • Objectives
    • Administrative interfaces
    • CICS Explorer introduction
    • How to get the CICS Explorer
    • Using the CICS Explorer in 'Single Server' mod
    • Setting up an SMSS
    • First start of CICS Explorer
    • Connecting to CICS
    • When connected to CICS
    • The CICS Explorer screen
  • Event Processing
    • Event Processing
    • Event Processing support
    • Event Processing terminology
    • Event Processing architecture - an overview
    • Events - the big picture overview
    • CICS bundles
    • Resources for EVENTs
    • More resources for EVENTs
    • Yet more resources for EVENTs
    • What needs to be done to 'capture an event'
    • Terminology
    • What is a bundle?
    • More, what is a bundle?
    • What is a manifest?
  • Transient Data
    • Transient Data overview
    • Transient Data SIT parameters
    • TD=({3|decimal_value}[,{3|decimal_value}])
    • TDINTRA=
    • {NOEMPTY|EMPTY}
    • Intrapartition Transient Data Queues
    • Extrapartition Transient Data Queues
    • Automatic Transaction Initiation (ATI)
    • CEDA Define TDQUEUE
    • Extrapartition parameters
    • Extrapartition queues
    • Intrapartition parameters
    • Indirect parameters
    • IBM-supplied TD Queues?
  • Temporary Storage
    • Temporary Storage overview
    • SIT parameters for Temporary Storage
    • Temporary Storage Coupling Facility Pool
    • CFRM policy
    • MAIN vs AUX vs CF Temporary Storage
    • CICS TSQs
    • TSMODEL attributes
    • Temporary Storage Browse Transaction (CEBR)
    • CEBR Help
    • CEBR commands
  • Security
    • Security overview
    • Security SIT parameters
    • The sign-on transactions
    • CESN
    • CESL
    • Sign off transaction CESF.
  • Initiation and Termination
    • CICS datasets
    • CICS initial start
    • CICS cold start
    • CICS Normal Shutdown
    • CICS warm start
    • DFHRMUTL utility program
    • CICS EMERgency restart
  • Log Manager Domain
    • CICS system log
    • Defining logstreams
    • Creating a logstream
    • Shunting
    • Log Manager
    • CICS autojournaling
    • CICS user journaling
    • Logging for multiple CICS Regions
    • Coupling Facility logging
    • IXCMIAPU utility
    • DASD-only logging
    • Log streams
    • SIT parameters for logging
    • Log Tail Trimming
    • Offloading
  • CICS Problem Analysis
    • CICS Messages
    • Transactions useful in problem analysis
    • CSFE
    • CICS Dumps
    • Transaction Dumps
    • Transaction Dump utility DFHDUvrm
    • System Dumps
    • Interactive Problem Control System (IPCS)
    • CICS660 components
    • CICS tracing
    • CETR Transaction
    • Trace Utility Program
  • Db2
    • CICS External Resource Management
    • Starting the CICS Db2 Attachment Facility
    • Db2 threads
    • Defining Db2 Resources
    • DB2CONN Resource
    • DB2ENTRY Resource
    • DB2TRANS Resource
  • CICS-DBCTL
    • RSM Technology 2021
    • DBCTL introduction
    • Database Resource Adapter
    • DBCTL TCB support
    • DBCTL Virtual Storage requirements
    • Defining DBCTL to CICS
    • SIT parameters for DBCTL
    • RDO resources