z/OSMF: Introduction and Installation

z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) is a game-changing innovation from IBM which, if not already in place at your installation, soon will be.
z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that will simplify, optimize and modernize the z/OS system programmer experience.
z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance.

In this course we introduce z/OS Management Facility and its architecture and describe the components that are necessary to run z/OSMF on z/OS.
In day two of the course, students will also learn the installation of z/OS Management Facility with realistic, practical exercises that will reinforce what is taught in the theory sessions.

This course is also available for exclusive, one-company presentations and for live presentation over the Internet, via the Virtual Classroom Environment service.

What you will learn

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

  • describe the purpose and benefits of z/OS Management Facility
  • discuss at an overview level the technical z/OSMF features and architecture
  • describe the z/OSMF client and server operating environment
  • list the features and concepts of the WebSphere Liberty Profile and IVP
  • list the core tasks of z/OSMF
  • describe the z/OS prerequisites for plug-ins
  • identify the RACF jobs that are used for the installation and configuration of the plug-ins
  • describe the pre-requistites for all the z/OSMF components
  • list PARMLIB and PROCLIB parameters for z/OSMF
  • recognise the need for speciality engines, such as ZIIP
  • list and discuss the functions provided by z/OS Management Facility which include the following:
  • Capacity Provisioning
  • Classic (ISPF) Interface
  • Incident Log
  • Configuration Assistant for the z/OS Communications Server
  • Workload Management
  • Software Management
  • System Status, Resource Monitoring
  • SDSF
  • z/OS Operator Console base function
  • Desktop interface and Classic interface
  • z/OSMF Settings
  • z/OSMF Administration
  • Sysplex management function
  • Working with Workflows task and create workflows
  • Working with the REST APis (jobs, dataset,...)
  • Usage statistics
  • Network ZERT Analyser.

Who Should Attend

System Programmers and any other personnel who want to understand the architecture and installion needs of z/OSMF.


A working knowledge of z/OS together with an understanding of RACF and UNIX System Services.


2 days

Fee (per attendee)

£1200 (ex VAT)

Course Code



Introduction to z/OS Management Facility

Purpose and benefits of z/OS Management Facility; technical overview of z/OSMF features and architecture; the z/OSMF client and server operating environment, IZUSVR1 and IZUANG1; the WebShere Liberty Profile; Pre-Requisites, CEA,CIM,AXR,USS,Security Products ( e.g. RACF),RMF,DDS.

Installion requirements

RACF jobs; PARMLIB settings; PROCLIB parameters; AUTOSTART; HFS datasets; directories and files; CEA;CIM;AXR;DDS;IVP; Dump datasets; Logstream datasets,LOGGER,DAE,RMF and Health Checker.

z/OSMF Core Tasks

Welcome task; Notifications and Notification Settings tasks; Workflows task; Workflow Editor task; Application Linking Manager task; Import Manager task; Links task; FTP Servers task; Resource Management task; Software Services task; Sysplex Management task;Systems task; Usage Statistics task; z/OS Operator Consoles task; The z/OSMF online help system.

z/OMSF Plug-ins

Capacity Provisioning; Network Configuation Assistant; Incident Log; ISPF; Resource Monitoring; Software Management; Sysplex Managment; Workload Management; Network ZERT Analyzer.

Logging onto z/OSMF

Classic Interface; Desktop Interface.

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