Mainframe server administration

           Mainframe is large server technology.Mainframeserver administration course opens new set of opportunities in leading MNC’s. Professionals with mainframe server admin knowledge is very few in India and unable to meet the industry demand. Industry needs huge professionals in this segment. 

        DB2 administration, MVS administration & CICS administration are the sub topics of mainframe server administration. With mainframe server admin knowledge, able to install and troubleshoot MVS, CICS and DB2 and other software’s COBOL etc. Server admin responsibilities includes creating users, grant user rights, monitor online transactions , check for downtime , checks for job queue , move server and run all the software smoothly. 

  All the leading MNC’s  in India are having mainframe projects with more than 30,000 Professionals are engaging in mainframe development. When it comes to sever admin we can count people. Indian companies are depending on the foreign engineers for administration. 

         ARCUS Infotech uses this great opportunity to train people in mainframe server admin and fill the large vacancies in leading MNC’s.  ARCUS is having contract and tie-ups with MNC’s for placements. We placed more than 6000 candidates. ARCUS is also having more than 10+ years experience in consulting and training.

course content

    Why study Mainframe Administration?

  • Here are a few reasons why individuals should consider studying IBM System mainframe (mainframe) administration:

  • Demand for mainframe server admin in india and abroad is high and available resources is low.

  • 25 of the top 25 WW banks run on mainframe

  • 9 of the top 10 global life/ health insurance providers run on mainframe

  • 64% of Fortune 500 are System z mainframe clients

  • 45% of Fortune 1000 are System z  mainframe clients

  • 71% of Fortune Global 500 are System z mainframe clients

  • 80% of world's corporate data resides or originates on mainframes.

  • 2/3 of business transactions for retail banks run directly on mainframes

  • A mainframe averages decades between server outages

  • The mainframe is one of the most secure servers on the market - a 16-way mainframe990 can securely process 12,000 transactions per second.

  • Mainframes act as a centrali mainframed repository of encryption keys to facilitate security management. Each Crypto Express 2 can handle up to 6,000 SSL handshakes per second, which equates to up to 48,000 SSL handshakes per second (there are 8 of these in a mainframe9 box).

  • A single mainframe series server can run thousands of virtual Linux servers

  • System mainframe is designed to deliver application availability up to 99.999% which equates to approximately 5 minutes of downtime in a year on an average

  • The cost per user (HW, SW & maintenance costs) over a 5 year period for the mainframe is $4,500/user; PCs are nearly twice as expensive at $8,000/user. If the number of users is doubled, the costs jump 125% on a non-mainframe, and only 90% on a mainframe.

  • The IBM mainframe experienced 28% growth in capacity with the largest shipment of capacity in history.

  • Since 2000, the mainframe has captured 17 points of market share in the high-end server category according to IDC.



  • Address space
  • Virtual storage
  • Paging and swapping concepts
  • Workload management
  • Storage management
  • SMF – storage management facility
  • VLF – virtual look aside facility concepts
  • Storage mangers – VSM, RSM , ASM concepts
  • Tcp / Ip
  • Initialization and IPL Process
  • Parmlibs


  • Phases of JES
  • MAS (multi access spool)
  • JES commands
  • Monitoring console messages
  • Spool maintenance


  • Types of catalog
  • Alias
  • Managing catalog

  • TSO user creation, Group creation, User Catalog Creation and Alias, Tailoring Logon Procedures, Limiting System Resource Access.
  • Creating and Maintaining Profiles – Generic, Discrete, and Resource Profiles.
  • Granting TSO Authorisation, Revoke, Resume.
  • Providing necessary ACCESS authority.

Course content


    • Creating Storage Groups, Databases, Table spaces & Tables for DB2 Objects.

    • Running DB2 Utilities like Load, Unload, Re-org, Repair, Rebuild.

    • Removing pending status by running DB2 Utilities.

    • Granting table, index creation and Bind Privileges

    • Granting and Revoking privileges to users
    • Increasing the DB2 tables space and index space size.
    • Backup and Recovery of Table spaces.
    • Active log and Archive log datasets maintenance.



    • Tape & Volume initialization, VTOC resizing, DASD administration.
    • Performing Backup and Restore Operations.
    • Generating SMF DUMP
    • Creating the Page Dataset.
    • DASD Maintenance – Compress, Release and Defrag Volumes.
    • General Dataset Maintenance – Deleting Log Datasets, Deleting Old Datasets, Moving Datasets between Volumes.
    • Taking Regular Backup and Restoration whenever needed.


    • Defining Transaction, File, Map and Program entries in CICS control region.
    • Forcing Looping Tasks.
    • Scheduling Backups for CICS Datasets.