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IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 Architecture


LENGTH: 20 Hours (2,5 days)

PRICE: €2 340,00


This course introduces and explains the System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) components, architecture, and concepts. Focus is on the System Operations component with Processor Operations as an optional topic. It is a prerequisite for attending the operations or admin classes.

This course does not include labs.

For information about other related courses, see the IBM Security Systemseducation training paths website:


The learning objectives are to get the required knowledge to attend the System Automation for z/OS operations or admin classes:
Purpose and features
Major components
Architecture and design of the System Operations component
Policy-based automation and concepts
Goal-driven automation


Describe the IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 Architecture
Describe the components of the product
Describe the product’s automation capabilities
Describe policy-based and goal-driven automation
Describe the automation agent role and operation
Describe the automation manager role and operation
Explain the key automation concepts
Describe goal-driven automation
Explain the automation statuses and their effect on automation
Describe automation policy for applications
Describe resource dependencies and relationships
Provide an overview of application groups
Explain automation flags, threshold processing, and notify operators
Explain threshold processing for major and minor resources
List transient resource automation
List MVS automation
Describe resource relationships details
Explain the request process
List and describe factors that can influence goal-driven automation
List types and natures of application groups
Explain behavior or attributes of application groups
Describe architecture including implementation options
Explain usage and operator interface
Describe automation policy


This course is designed for users of IBM System Automation for z/OS, especially operators, administrators, and system programmers. It is the required prerequisite course of all other IBM System Automation for z/OS courses and should be attended first.


Before taking this course, you should have basic skills in z/OS and NetView. You should also complete these courses:

  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 Fundamentals (TZ203G)
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 Automation (TZ213)


IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 architecture
Architecture and concepts
Processor operations

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