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IMS DB/TM is IBM's premier transactional and hierarchical database management system for critical on-line operational and On Demand applications and data, enabling high availability, information integration, management, and scalability. This course is intended for IMS DB/TM systems programmers and will provide them with a detailed description of the activities required to install, tailor, maintain and support an IMS DB/TM system. Additionally, learn about aspects of the IMS architecture and internal structure that support Database and Transaction management.
Database Control (DBCTL) is an Information Management System (IMS) facility that provides CICS access to an IMS database subsystem. DBCTL provides access for CICS transactions to IMS managed databases. Get a detailed description of the activities required to install, tailor, maintain, and support an IMS DBCTL system. Additionally, learn about aspects of the IMS architecture that apply to database management and attaching to CICS systems and transactions.
Learn all aspects, including installation, implementation, and management of the Database Recovery and Sharing Control (DBRC) system of Information Management System (IMS) - an IMS facility that provides database recovery in all IMS environments.
Learn how to implement Information Management System (IMS) using Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) as the external security manager, the Security Maintenance Utility (SMU), and the installation provided security exit routines. Apply classroom lectures with security paper lab exercises in which you set up the security definitions in both RACF and SMU.
Learn about Information Management System (IMS) data sharing capabilities. Examine how multiple IMS systems on different processors can access and update the same databases with complete integrity.
Learn about the key enhancement to Information Management System (IMS) Version 6 - the Shared Queues facility, which offers the ability to share full function message queues within a parallel sysplex environment. Also, learn about sharing Fast Path Expedited Message Handler (EMH) queues within a parallel sysplex environment.
Learn the features and functions of Information Management System (IMS) Fast Path from both a capability perspective and an implementation perspective. There is something in this course for all Information Technology (IT) professionals, including applications, systems, and database practitioners. The instructor assumes that you already have an understanding of IMS Database / Transaction Manager (DB/TM) fundamentals and that the information presented here builds upon that knowledge.
Learn how to successfully install and successfully maintain an Information Management System (IMS) system, with insights on common problems, how to avoid them and how to correct them should they occur. In the hands-on lab, select an IBM-supported Version of IMS to actually install, then install that IMS and run the IMS Installation Verification Program (IVP) process in the environment of your choice: Database Control (DBCTL) Database Coordinator Controller (DCCTL) Database/Data Communications (DB/DC) DB/DC with Extended Recovery Facility (XRF)
Welcome to the IBM® Information Management Software for z/OS® Solutions Information Center, where you can find all the information that you need to install, configure, maintain, and use the following IBM products for managing your information on z/OS: DB2® for z/OS, IBM DB2 Tools, DB2 QMF™, IMS™, IBM IMS Tools, IMS Enterprise Suite, InfoSphere™ IMS Replication for z/OS, InfoSphere Warehouse, InfoSphere Replication Server for z/OS, and InfoSphere Data Event Publisher for z/OS.