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SDSF – Using SDSF to Perform Advanced System Monitoring 2.5


3 hours



The SDSF – Using SDSF to Perform Advanced System Monitoring course describes SDSF panels that system programmers can use to analyze storage and address memory information. It also discusses how key system libraries and their attributes can be displayed using various SDSF panels. This information can assist systems programmers with analyzing and diagnosing information that may be affecting the performance of workloads and availability of the system.


Primarily designed for Systems Programmers, whose role it is to diagnose system issues, but some aspects may also be applicable to Application Programmers.


This person needs to have solid knowledge of the z/OS operating system and how workloads are processed.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Display job and system memory data for diagnostic purposes
  • Identify Key System Data Sets and Describe how they are Displayed Using SDSF

Course Content

Address Space and Storage Monitoring

Displaying Job Memory Usage
Displaying Task Control Block Information for an Address Space
Identifying Modules Loaded for an Address Space
Displaying Address Space Storage Utilization
Diagnosing Address Space Data
Listing System Memory Contents
Displaying Common Storage Subpool Usage and Attributes

Advanced System Monitoring

Identifying PROCLIB and PARMLIB Data Sets
Displaying Link Pack Area Concatenation
Identifying Authorized Programs
Viewing Existing Page Data Sets
Displaying Generic Tracker Events
Monitoring Enqueues
Displaying Couple Data Sets and Coupling Facility Details
Viewing Supervisor Call Instructions
Displaying the Properties of Dynamic Exits
Tracking Workloads Using the Enclaves Panel
Viewing z/OS UNIX System Attributes

SDSF – Using SDSF to Perform Advanced System Monitoring 2.5 Mastery Test