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Course Catalog » Z Enterprise Curriculum » IBM Z Enterprise Computing Systems Series

Managing IBM Z Enterprise System Hardware

1 hour



This course looks primarily at the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and provides an overview of the functionality and features of this product. It also discusses common HMC tasks and the authorization required to perform them.


This course is aimed at Operators, System Programmers, or System Administrators that use the HMC to monitor, control, and configure mainframe enterprise system hardware.


Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to the IBM Z Systems' course, or similar knowledge.


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

  • Describe the Importance of the HMC and How It Can Be Configured in an IBM Z environment
  • List the major tasks that can be performed by the Hardware Management Console (HMC)

Course Content

The Hardware Management Console

Function of the Hardware Management Console (HMC)

HMC configuration

Hardware Management Appliance (HMA)

HMC mobile app

Logging onto the HMC

Viewing messages and exceptions

Monitoring system status

Disruptive tasks

Common HMC tasks

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