CICS Immersion
Part 1: Basics of CICS TS Architecture and Tooling for Problem Resolution
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Domain Architecture

Domain Gates and Linkage

Basic control blocks and flow that make up both a transaction and a task

9:30a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

15-minute Break

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

IPCS Overview

IPCS tips for looking at CICS Dumps

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

15-minute Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Domain Manager Domain

Dump Domain and Dump Tables

CICS - Profiling a Transaction

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Details of IPCS output for the following domains:

     KE (Kernel)

     DS (Dispatcher)

     XM (Transaction Manager)

     AP (Application)

     SM (Storage)

     NQ (Enqueue)

     PG (Program Manager)

Walkthrough of a Storage Violation Dump

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

15-minute Break

Part 2: CICS Problem Diagnosis
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

How to identify common problems you may be having

How to effectively diagnose the problem

Leveraging system log messages

Where to find the documentation you need

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

15-minute Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




z/OS Bug Busterz  bugbusterz.png
Part 1: Fundamentals for z/OS Debugging
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Lecture: z/OS Operating System Concepts

 (Dispatching, Interrupts, Storage Management, RTM)

10-minute Break

Lecture: Types of Documentation


10-minute Break

Lecture: Intro to IPCS and Diagnostic Methodology

(Dump Type, What Dumped Error Information, Approach to Dump Debug)

Lab: Arming Our Bug-busting Tools

10-minute Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Part 2: ABEND Diagnosis
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture: Mosquito Training – Combat Stinging Bugs

(ABENDs, Program Checks)

Lab: Zapping an ABEND0C1 and ABEND0C4

10-minute Break
Part 3: Diagnosing Loops and Hangs
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lecture: Gnat Training – Combat Persistent Bugs (Enabled Loops, Hangs)

Lab: Shoo(t)-ing a Loop and a Hang

10-minute Break
Part 4: CSI – System Hang/Crash
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lecture: Termite Training – Combat Highly Destructive Bugs (Wait States, Excessive Contention, Spin Loops)
Lab: Extermination Certification – Comprehensive Lab Applying All Combat Training 

*Agenda subject to change. All events to take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis unless otherwise noted.