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iSeries Operating Facilities


4 hours


The iSeries Operating Facilities course explains how to perform regular and critical tasks. This includes starting (initializing) and stopping (terminating) the system, monitoring to ensure that users have access, and performing backups and restores.


Programmers and other personnel requiring training in iSeries operations


Completion of the iSeries Operations Part 1 course and a basic knowledge of computer concepts


    After completing this course, the student will be able to identify how to:
  • Monitor devices on the system
  • Save and restore system objects
  • Describe how to perform Initial Program Load (IPL)
  • Describe how to power down the iSeries
  • Use and change Assistance Levels

Course Content

Device Configuration

System Hardware Configuration
Device Connection Types
Twinaxial Connections
Terminal Multi-connectors
Local and Remote Connections
LAN Connections

Managing Devices

Managing Devices
Monitoring Device Messages
Monitoring Line Status
Viewing hardware via iSeries Navigator

iSeries Save

Archiving System Resources
The Save/ Restore Facility
Initiating the Save Facility
Save Files
The Object Description
Backup Schedules
System Backup
Object Types Not Saved with Entire System Save
Saving Changed Objects
Saving Directories

iSeries Restore

Initiating the Restore Facility
Selective Restoring
Data Protection Strategies

Startup Procedures

IPL - Attended and Unattended
Sign-on Procedures
Remote IPL Facility
IPL after Power Failure

Shutdown Procedures

Powering Down the System
Using the Power On/ Off Button

Operational Assistant

Assistance Levels (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced)
Managing the System, Users, and Devices through Assistance Levels
Cleanup Tasks

iSeries Operating Facilities Mastery Test

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