Test 000-604: IBM System z Technical V5
1. Evaluate and Establish Customer Environment and Plans
- Evaluate and document current customer environment (i.e. equipment, software, staff usage, satisfaction, need for change and growth)
- Describe zEnterprise features, architectural advantages relevant to customer environment and plans. Contrast with current customer environment and competitive offerings at a level consistent with the customer audience. These features include:
- zEnterprise and commonly occurring previous versions of System z models, related software and middleware.
- Specialty engines (i.e. - IFL, zIIP, zAAP, ICF) use and benefits
- Models (e.g. -z196 and z114
- Permanent and temporary capacity offerings (i.e. - CoD, Capacity Provisioning)
- Security offerings (e.g.[ - RACF, PKI, Crypto, TKE, Tivoli offerings)
- Storage products and storage management options for z/OS, z/VM and Linux on System z
- /O options (e.g. - Infiniband, FICON, PCIe)
- Performance Improvements (e.g. - HiperDispatch, zHPF, Out of Order Execution, New Instructions, CACHE Structure)
- Modernization of legacy applications (e.g. - Rational Rapid Application Development Tools, new architecture and deployment)
- Systems management (HMC, SE, Unified Resource Manager, Systems Director)
- Software pricing options under z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM and Linux on System z
- Virtualization (i.e. PR/SM, z/VM, Hypervisors in zBX environment)
- zBX Concepts (hybrid computing)
- Identify opportunities (i.e. zBX, Data Warehousing, SOA, Business Resilience, virtualization, and workload consolidation).
- Solve customer business problems using tools, methods and processes including:
- Capacity planning tools
- Financial modeling tools
- New Methodology for best fit
- Use tools to compare performance on different platforms
2. Apply Information / Installation Planning / Migration Considerations
- Create accurate configuration for hardware; identify software, and services based upon the needs and expectations of the customer. Consider physical site requirements. Power, Cooling, Collocation
- Identify areas of risk, discuss with customer, relevant business partner(s), and IBM team. Sysplex, I/O options end of life or limited life
- Create a mutually developed implementation plan with the customer.
- Establish mutually agreed post installation support plan.
- Describe and perform Technical Delivery and Assessment Review (TDA) (previously Solution Assurance Review) using SAPR guide.
- Describe and Implement Consolidation methodology
- Describe implications of zBX environments (e.g. LAN, SAN, use of Blades)
3. Installation and Post Install Support
- Ensure implementation plan is executed per requirements (including all necessary vendors, business partners, and IBM team groups)
- Ensure the customer expectations have been met
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