GDPS Installation & Customisation Workshop

This course introduces and explains the issues involved in implementing IBM's Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) environment. It examines the main functions and capabilities of GDPS and provides detailed advice and guidance on the implementation parameters.
The course also explains how to operate a GDPS environment, and how best to exploit it in your own particular installation.

In order to ensure that customers gain the maximum benefit from this course, it is only offered for exclusive, one-company presentations. This enables the consultant presenting the course to focus entirely on your organisation's specific implementation of GDPS and the attendees' particular requirements. To achieve this, the consultant will normally spend one day reviewing your installation and GDPS implementation or plans for implementation in order to set-up the course, prior to the actual three-day course presentation.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the technologies available to help you achieve your objectives related to IT Resilience, Recovery Time, and Recovery Point Objectives
  • list GDPS functions, capabilities, and the limitations of the underlying technology
  • discuss the capabilities and prerequisites of the GDPS/PPRC offering
  • list the capabilities and prerequisites of the GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager (GDPS/PPRC HM) offering
  • describe the capabilities and considerations of implementing GDPS Metro/Global Mirror (GDPS MGM) and GDPS Metro z/OS Global Mirror (GDPS MzGM) for regional disaster recovery protection
  • list the various GDPS extensions that are available
  • discuss the capabilities and prerequisites of the RCMF/PPRC offering
  • list the special considerations that must be given to the use of the MVS System Logger in a GDPS environment
  • describe the planning activities pertaining to the implementation of GDPS/PPRC
  • explain the customization process and parameters for GDPS
  • operate of the GDPS environment
  • describe the messages, abend codes and reason codes associated with GDPS processing
  • make recommendations (if necessary) relating to the installation's parameters and settings.

Who Should Attend

Systems Programmers and support staff involved in setting up and running a GDPS environment.


All attendees must have a good knowledge and understanding of these topics:
z/OS at a System Programmer level
Parallel Sysplex
DASD technology.


3 days

Fee (per attendee)



This includes free online 24/7 access to course notes.


Hard copy course notes are available on request from

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code



Business Resilience and GDPS

GDPS Functions & Capabilities


GDPS Metro/Global Mirror (GDPS/MGM)

GDPS/Metro z/OS Global Mirror (GDPS/MzGM)

GDPS Extensions


MVS System Logger in a GDPS Environment

Operating GDPS

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