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IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 Fundamentals, Automation, REXX, PIPEs

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS offers an extensive set of tools for managing and maintaining complex, multivendor, multiplatform networks and systems from a single point of control. The NetView for z/OS curriculum consists of four courses. Students can tailor their training by taking one or more of the following courses:

  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 Fundamentals (TZ203G), where you learn the key concepts, components, and user interfaces associated with NetView for z/OS 6.1
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 Automation (TZ213G), which covers the automation facilities of IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 REXX (TZ223G), where you learn how to write REXX EXECs using NetView for z/OS
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 PIPEs (TZ233G), where you learn how to code NetView PIPEs within REXX EXECs to simplify operations and perform automation by using NetView for z/OS

This course combines the content from all four of these courses, thus providing comprehensive training for Tivoli NetView for z/OS version 6.1. It covers basic concepts, components, user interfaces, automation facilities, REXX, and PIPEs. Instructor-led discussions are reinforced with practical, hands-on lab exercises

Target Audience

This intermediate-level course is for Administrators who are new to NetView for z/OS Administrators who are moving to version 6.1 from a previous version.

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Learning Objectives

Objectives

  • Describe the NetView key components and tasks
  • Describe key functions
  • Navigate these user interfaces: 3270 and TEP
  • Use NetView commands
  • Explain these user interfaces: NMC and web application
  • Customize by using CNMSTYLE, style sheets, and reporting
  • Explain basic IP management functions and System z networking
  • Identify the data that is integrated from OMEGAMON XE products
  • Identify event types that can be processed and the way that they arrive in NetView for z/OS
  • Identify what actions are possible and where they can be routed
  • Describe the functions provided by the message processing facility (MPF), the message revision table (MRT), and the command revision table (CRT)
  • Implement Automation Table statements to automate messages
  • Structure the Automation Table
  • Manage the Automation Table
  • Describe how to improve the efficiency of an Automation Table
  • Use NetView timers to proactively monitor resources
  • Describe the basics of REXX EXECs in NetView
  • Write NetView REXX EXECS
  • Issue commands
  • Trap and parse messages
  • Set and retrieve global variables
  • Perform automation
  • Describe the basics of NetView for z/OS PIPEs
  • Write code for NetView PIPEs with REXX EXECS

Pre-Requisites

Students must be familiar with networking concepts and practices and the techniques for monitoring a complex environment. Familiarity with previous versions of NetView is helpful, but not required.

Course Content

NetView for z/OS Fundamentals

  • NetView for z/OS overview
  • NetView packaging and installation
  • NetView structure and components
  • The 3270 interface
  • Customizing NetView using CNMSTYLE
  • NetView administration
  • IP management
  • NetView Web Services Gateway
  • NetView Management Console (NMC) interface
  • NetView Enterprise Management Agent
  • Tivoli Enterprise Portal
  • NetView product integration with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE products
  • Tivoli Enterprise Portal security

NetView automation

  • Message Automation topics
  • NetView commands to facilitate automation
  • Managing the NetView Automation Table
  • NetView Automation Table coding

REXX

  • Introduction to REXX
  • Miscellaneous topics
  • Variables
  • Process Message in REXX
  • Problem analysis
  • Additional topics

PIPEs

  • Overview of NetView pipelines
  • PIPE stages
  • Access files With PIPEs
  • Pipelines and variables
  • Manipulate text in a pipeline
  • Process pipeline data
  • Advanced topics

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