Ninety percent of today's enterprise networks are heterogeneous: many of these consist of Windows NT subsystems that have been built into legacy IBM mainframe environments. Setting up Windows NT not only to coexist, but to function optimally, in these environments presents unique challenges. Network architects and administrators require an explanation of the subject matter using terms and analogies that are familiar and based upon an understanding of their current working background. Additionally, with the approach of Windows 2000, the newest version of NT, manufacturers such as Hitachi, Amdahl, Compaq, and Digital have announced their intention to build mainframe class machines that will run Windows NT. Microsoft has responded by encouraging the development of tools to insure that Windows NT runs effectively on large-scale hardware; Windows 2000 will include such features. Thus the demand for system integration know-how is growing.
1. Origins and Evolution of OS/390 and Windows 2000.
2. Operating System Architecture.
3. Central Processing Units.
4. Memory Management.
6. Input/Output Device Management.
7. Data Management.
8. Program Management.
9. Job and Task Management.
10. Catalogs and Directories.
11. Printer Management.
12. Operator Control.
15. Transaction, Database, and Message Processing.
16. Communicating with OS/390.
17. Integrating Windows 2000 with Legacy Mainframe Applications and Data.
18. Structuring a “Mainframe-Like” Development Environment.