This course introduces you to the family of DFSMS products that are used to manage z/OS data and then focuses on the creation and implementation of data, storage and management classes, as well as storage groups, to automate processes in the storage environment.
This course is suitable for Operators, System Programmers, Storage Administrators and other staff who are responsible for monitoring and managing data storage in a z/OS environment.
General knowledge of ISPF and z/OS data processing concepts.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe how DFSMS is Used to Manage the Storage Environment
- Identify the purpose of DFSMS components
- Display SMS Storage Information using ISMF
- Describe how ACS Routines are Created and Activated
Introduction to DFSMS
Storage Requirements in Today’s Data Center
Backup and Recovery
The Role of DFSMS in Managing Storage
Using SMS Constructs
How Constructs are Used
Automatic Class Selection Routines
What is an Automatic Class Selection (ACS) Routine?
The ACS Programming Language
Creating and Testing an ACS Routine
Activating and Invoking ACS Routines
ACS Routine Processing
Who Uses ISMF?
Interaction with ISMF
Generating Data, Class and Storage Lists
ISMF Tasks for Storage Administrators