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Course Catalog » zEnterprise Curriculum

Introduction to zEnterprise - EC12, BC12 & zBX

5 hours



This course describes how the zEnterprise system manages workloads across heterogeneous platforms and describes the components that comprise and support this system.


The first module in this is course is appropriate for anyone requiring an overview of the zEnterprise system, while other modules are specifically for Operators, System Programmers or System Administrators that require a technical understanding of the EC12, BC12, zBX, Unified Resource Manager and HMC components.


A basic understanding of mainframe data processing concepts.


After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits associated with the zEnterprise system
  • Describe the function of EC12, BC12, zBX and Unified Resource Manager components
  • Identify the components that comprise a typical EC12 and BC12 system
  • Describe the features of the zBX
  • List the HMC features available with the zEnterprise system

Course Content

Introduction to the zEnterprise

A study of today's Data Center hardware and software structures

How zEnterprise breaks down traditional barriers

Big picture - EC12, BC12, zBX and the Unified Resource Manager

General network connectivity for the zEnterprise

zEnterprise CPC Hardware

EC12 models and capacity configurations

Comparing the EC12 and z196

Introduction to the EC12 hardware

Role and overview of the BC12

zEnterprise I/O system structure

zBX and Platform Integration

zBX functionality and configuration

Unified Resource Manager functions

zBX blade configurations

Using zAware to monitor system health

The zEnterprise Hardware Management Console

Configuration of the primary and alternate HMC

HMC Roles

Ensemble configuration tasks

Monitoring ensemble activity

Introduction to zEnterprise Mastery Test

Course Catalog » zEnterprise Curriculum
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