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.

Virtual Classroom Environment dates - click to book!

UK Start Times

22 August 2024 9 September 2024

What is a 'Virtual Classroom Environment'?


What do I need?

  • webcam
  • headphones with microphone
  • sufficient bandwidth, at least 1.5 Mb/s in each direction.

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)

£1300 (ex VAT)


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


Hard copy course notes are available on request from rsmshop@rsm.co.uk

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code



Understanding the z/OS Management Facility

Objectives; The reason for z/OSMF; z/OSMF user interface; z/OSMF as a Server/Client application; z/OSMF - other interfaces; The use of ZIIPs; z/OSMF available tasks; z/OSMF tasks in detail Logging on to z/OSMF; Desktop vs Classic Style; Cloud provisioning and management.

Installion requirements

Objectives; Z/OSMF is now part of z/OS; Z/OSMF and related components; Configuration; Starting z/OSMF - Autostart; z/OSMF installation steps; Plug-ins available; Scripts and Configuration Files; Configuration of z/OSMF in four stages; Stage One - Set-Up a Base Configuration; Stage 2 - Allocate and Mount ZFSs; z/OSMF default directory names and descriptions; Stage 3 - Server initialisation; Using IZUPRM member in PARMLIB; Starting z/OSMF; IZUSVR1 procedure; IZUANG1 procedure; Parameters in IZUPRM member in PARMLIB; Display IZUPRM; Startup Messages for IZUSVR1; Security requirements for Plugins; z/OSMF security; Security profiles for z/OSMF tasks; Logging on to z/OSMF; z/OSMF LOGON panel; Userid authentication; IZUAUTH job.

Plug-ins and Tasks

Objectives; Steps needed for installing your plug-ins; External Plug-ins; External Plug-ins panels; Application links; z/OSMF logs; Capacity Provisioning; Configuration Assistant; Incident Log; How the Incident Log works; Step One - Setup for CIM Server; Step Two - Setting up LOGR LOGSTREAMS; Step Three - CEA configuration; Step Four - Configuring dump analysis and elimination; Step Five - Set up automatic Dump Data Set allocation; Step Six -Creating the sysplex dump directory; Step Seven - Ensure SYSREXX is active; Step Eight - AMATERSE is APF authorised; ISPF Classic; Resource Monitoring; Software Deployment and Management; Workload Management; Summary of core tasks and plug-ins; Overview of security required; Overview of security jobs; SAF authorisations in z/OSMF; Security Assistant.

z/OSMF Core Tasks

Using Software Management; Software Deployment; Software instance; Using Capacity Provisioning; Key functions of Capacity Provisioning; REST services; Batch jobs REST services; Network Configuration Assistant; ZERT Network Analyser; Using Workload Manager; Using Workload Management; WLM links Resource Monitoring and System Status; Workflows ; Creating Workflows; Workflow components; Workflow samples; Workflow Editor; Console services; Sysplex Management; Usage statistics; Settings.

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