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IBM - Introduction to System z Mini-Boot Camp

LOGGING ON TO THE MARIST HUB SYSTEM
Before you can connect to ZOSKCTR7( MARIST HUB), you will need to obtain or
own one of the following 3270 emulation programs:

Access ZOSKCTR7 using  PORT 1023.  If PORT 1023 does not work, you can try the ‘backdoor’ using  PORT 80.  You will have to personalize the emulation software according to your hardware definition.   To Reach ZOSKCTR7 system on PORT80  go to: portforward.kctr.marist.edu

 

USING VISTA EMULATION PACKAGE SOFTWARE

Download and then install by running the program.  After you install you should have an icon for "Vista 124.exe".  Next, start this program and install the software.  After the install you will have a folder which has an icon for the “Vista Standard Session”.  Click on this icon.  You will receive a screen that looks like:
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Click on Help menu option and then Enter-Registration-Code. 
Enter the name and code as follows: Marist College Student License   844E6D2164.


You will now need to click on the Vista icon (I move this icon to the desktop to use for startup of TSO) and setup your terminal definition to connect to the mainframe hub at Marist College.

VISTA
The following Terminal Definition should be used when you are connecting to ZOSKCTR – AFTER ENTERING FOLLOWING – CLICK CONNECT.
Description: IBM - TSO STUFF

 

SIGNING ONTO TSO

Start the Vista Standard Session by double-clicking on the icon.  You should now have a screen that is similar to:
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The cursor is positioned at the bottom of the screen.  Key in "L TSO" and then hit the CTRL key (NOTE:  this is the enter key in TSO).   
The next screen begins your signon:

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Enter the userid given to you by your instructor and then the CTRL key. 

 


 

You will next get a screen that looks like:

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The cursor is positioned in the password field.  For your first time, the password is the same as the userid.  You will be asked to choose a new password.  This account is yours and yours alone.  Sharing your account with another student will be considered dishonest.

After you have entered and/or changed your password hit the CTRL key. 


 

You will now see this screen:

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Hit the CTRL key again. 


 

Now you are in TSO and should have a screen that looks like:

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EDIT KEYBOARD “ENTER” KEY

1.)  First, you need to open TSO and logon.  Once you have done that, you will get to the Primary Option Menu.  At the top of the page, find where it says Options and click on it.  Then, click the option keyboard edit (as shown below).

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2.)  Once you have clicked on the Keyboard Edit button, the following will appear. 

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3.)  Next, click on the Enter button (it will highlight in blue).  At the bottom left of this window you will see a set of tabs labeled ‘Action, Edit, Char, Oper, Macro’.  Make sure you are in the Action tab and find where it says Enter.  Click on the word enter, under where it says ‘Push to Assign Enter’ click on the button to the left of the word Normal.  The word Enter will then appear in this button.

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4.)  To assign the function (New Line) to the Ctrl key, click on the Ctrl key as shown below.  In the bottom left box, click on the tab Edit and then on the word New Line.  Next, under where it says Push to Assign Ctrl-R, click on the button to the left of the word Normal.

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5.)  Finally, click Ok.  It will then ask you if you want to save the keyboard changes, click Yes.

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6.)  Finally, a box will pop up that says Save Keyboard File.  Just click Ok.  Then your Enter key is assigned to the Enter function, and your R-Ctrl key is assigned to the NewLine function.

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**NOTE**
To change any other key on the keyboard, you will follow the exact same steps as mentioned above.  However, make sure you track what buttons you change in case one function doesn’t work as you thought it was going to or in case you decide later you would like to change the buttons back to the way they were.


 

PURGE OUTPUT QUEUE OF YOUR EXECUTED PROGRAMS

If your output queue is becoming quite full or you no longer need specific output you can purge any/all of them from the output queue.  To do this type P next to the job(s) that you do not want to be displayed anymore and that job will be purged from the system (no longer available).
Before purge:
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After purge:

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LOGOFF TSO

 

To logoff TSO, from the main menu hit F3.  You should now see a screen similar to:

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Type in 2 and then CTRL.  You should now be at a READY screen.  Type in LOGOFF and hit CTRL.  Wait a few seconds and it will return to the Z/OS screen.  Now exit out of the applications.   You can re-logon anytime after this if you need to.

 


 

ABEND MESSAGES – FIND OUT WHAT THEY MEAN USING TSO

  1. Rather than going outside of TSO, when you receive an ABEND look at the code that it gives you.

 

Description: tso 2


  1. In this case it would be S722. Go back to your command line and enter in “QW S722” and you should get…

 

Description: TSO3

 





CONNECTING TO UNIX SYSTEM SERVICES (USS)

Connecting to ZOSKCTR7's USS will require using PUTTY or TELNET.

The z/OS system can be accessed using USS PUTTY (TELNET)...
Where it asks for Host Name or IP Address enter zos.kctr.marist.edu
For PuTTY make sure you put in the HOST NAME.
When you depress the TELNET Key you will notice that the PORT will change to 23.
Depress the OPEN Key to get the session started.

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Accessing ZOSKCTR7(z/OS 1.9) for RDZ  (PORT 4035 for MVS)                
Accessing ZOSKCTR7(z/OS 1.9) for RDZ  (PORT 6715 for JES2 Output)
        
For TELNET go to the PC COMMAND Prompt and key in the following:
    TELNET  ZOS.KCTR.MARIST.EDU

Personalize the emulation software according to your hardware definition.


Some solutions to problems people have had trying to connect to Marist Hub.
1.)   Using Hummingbird set the "Negotiate SSL"

2.)   To enter 3270 Commands, define the ENTER Key for VistaTN3270.
The KEY definitions 'Right CTRL Key' will have to be defined as the ENTER KEY.

3.)  The login screen is not compatible with PComm version 5.8.( 5/24/06)
4.)   If you cannot ping the address (zos.kctr.marist.edu), you have a firewall problem.    

5.) If you are using Filezilla, you cannot specify 1023 as the port but let it default to either 20 or 21.

For a description of the Different Enterprise Courses go to:
www.ibm.com/university/zseries/resources.html

JES2 SYSOUT Information for the ZOSKCTR7 System:
MSGCLASS Definition.....

MSGCLASS=H    is used if you want the job to be in the HELD queue. This is the Held Output Queue.
MSGCLASS=A    is the normal SYSOUT which will be deleted from the system every hour. This would be the OUTPUT queue( SDSF).
MSGCLASS=5     is used if you want the SYSOUT deleted.
MSGCLASS=9    is also used to delete SYSOUT.

PDS= ZOSKCTR.PROCLIB
(IGYWC)        ............COBOL Compile .....................  
(IGYWCL)        .........COBOL Compile and Load(Link Edit).....................  
(IGYWCLG)     ..........COBOL Compile, Load(LinkEdit) and Go   .......................................................  

JCL required to run the COBOL Programs, JCL examples are included below to help Students COMPILE, COMPILE and Link or CLG.  
  

The enhancements may help you or give you some interesting challenges.

 

Students can create a COBOL program(file) and then use it as input to the following  


COBOL  COMPILE, LINK and GO JCL EXAMPLE:   
//STUDENT JOB                 <- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - YOUR JOB CARD
//COBOL1   EXEC IGYWCLG,REGION=50M,  
//   PARM.COBOL='TEST,RENT,APOST,OBJECT,NODYNAM,LIB,SIZE(1048376)' 
//* STEPLIB IS RELEASE DEPENDENT
//COBOL.STEPLIB DD DSN=IGY340.SIGYCOMP,
// DISP=SHR
//COBOL.SYSIN DD DISP=SHR,DSN=STUDENT.COBOL.PROGRAM
//*        {NAME OF THE PROGRAM(file) TO COMPILE}  
//GO.INFILE DD DISP=SHR,DSN=STUDENT.INDATA
//*        {INPUT FILE FOR GO STEP(OPTIONAL)}  
//GO.OUTFILE DD DISP=SHR,DSN=STUDENT.OUTDATA
//*        {OUTPUT FILE FOR THE GO STEP(OPTIONAL)}

COBOL  COMPILE, LINK  JCL EXAMPLE:   
//STUDENT JOB               <- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - YOUR JOB CARD
//COBOL1   EXEC IGYWCL,REGION=250M,  
//   PARM.COBOL='TEST,RENT,APOST,OBJECT,NODYNAM,LIB,SIZE(1048376)'  
//COBOL.SYSIN DD DISP=SHR,DSN=STUDENT.COBOL.PROGRAM
//*        {NAME OF THE PROGRAM(file) TO COMPILE}

COBOL  COMPILE JCL EXAMPLE:   
//STUDENT JOB                <- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - YOUR JOB CARD
//COBOL1   EXEC IGYWC,REGION=250M,  
//   PARM.COBOL='TEST,RENT,APOST,OBJECT,NODYNAM,LIB,SIZE(1048376)' 
//* STEPLIB IS RELEASE DEPENDENT
//COBOL.STEPLIB DD DSN=IGY340.SIGYCOMP,
// DISP=SHR
//COBOL.SYSIN DD DISP=SHR,DSN=STUDENT.COBOL.PROGRAM
//*        {NAME OF THE PROGRAM(file)TO COMPILE}

The High Level Assembler can be used by using the following PROCS found in the following PROCLIB::
PDS= ZOSKCTR.PROCLIB
ASMAC  - for compile.
ASMACL  - compile and LKED
ASMACG  - ASM and EXECUTE(GO)
ASMACLG  -  ASM, LKED, and GO
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