z/OSMF - Using Software Management & Software Update

This new one-day course, 40%of which comprises hands-on lab exercises, teaches how to install z/OS, software products and maintenance.
This knowlede is necessary because, since z/OS 2.5, all new software products and z/OS need to use z/OSMF to install the software. This makes this course essential for all those who will be doing this in the future. As this is a replacement for ServerPac, the theory behind ServerPac will also be explained.

Virtual Classroom Environment dates - click to book!

UK Start Times

15 March 2024 28 June 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:

  • explain what z/OSMF is and what it does
  • logon to z/OSMF and use Software Management
  • describe the theory behind ServerPac
  • discuss the differences between Portable Software Instance and a Software Instance
  • use the steps taken in Software Management to install z/OS and a Software Product
  • run reports from Software Management
  • install Maintenance using Software Update

Who Should Attend

Systems Programmers responsible for using SMP/E to install products and service in the z/OS environment.


This course is only open to students who have attended the RSM course SMP/E for Installation & Maintenance, or who are experienced in using SMP/E.


1 day

Fee (per attendee)

£600 (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



What is z/OSMF?

Logging on to z/OSMF and Using Software Management

ServerPac Theory

Installing a Portable Software Instance

Configuring the Steps to Install z/OS and a Software Product

Running Reports

Installing Maintenance with Software Update

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