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Course Catalog » Virtualization Curriculum

Managing Guest Operating Systems

6 hours



The Managing Guest Operating Systems course describes the types of guests that can be installed under z/VM and the methods used to create, display and manipulate CMS files.


System operators, system administrators or other staff responsible for controlling and monitoring activity on guest operating systems.


Solid background in z/VM concepts and operation or completion of Datatrain's:

  • z/VM Concepts and System Initialization course and
  • Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations course


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the type of guest systems that can be initialized under z/VM
  • Create, display and manipulate CMS files
  • Edit CMS file content using XEDIT

Course Content

Starting Guest Systems

Identifying Guest Systems that Run Under z/VM

Starting a Guest System

Communicating with your Guest System

Entering CMS Commands

Understanding CMS Disk Structure and File Naming

Entering CMS Commands

The CMS Help Facilities

Running CMS Pipelines

Pipelines Device Drivers and Filters

Manipulating CMS Files

Displaying a CMS File List

Copying, Comparing, Renaming and Deleting CMS Files

Sending and Receiving CMS Files

Using XEDIT to Create CMS File Content

Invoking XEDIT

XEDIT Session Basics

Creating CMS File Data

Using XEDIT to Modify CMS File Data

Scrolling Through CMS File Data

Modifying, Copying and Deleting CMS File Content

Using the Search Command

Saving CMS File Data

Exiting XEDIT

Managing Guest Operating Systems Mastery Test

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