Initial courses are used to familiarize your staff with accessing and configuring SDSF screen data, and are appropriate for anyone that needs to use SDSF. From there, courses branch to show how SDSF is used by different job roles: starting and stopping the SDSF product (operators), monitoring and managing batch jobs (operators, programmers), displaying and controlling job output (any staff creating job output), controlling and managing printers (operators, system programmers), managing the system health checker and JES2 resources (operators, system programmers), obtaining system attributes and statuses (operators, system programmers), and analyzing advanced system activity (systems programmers). This is followed by some tips and tricks associated with SDSF, which may save your staff considerable time with the tasks they need to perform.
SDSF for z/OS v2.5
SDSF – Introduction and Basic Concepts 2.5
The SDSF - Introduction and Basic Concepts course describes the purpose of SDSF, providing details on how SDSF is accessed and how you interact with it.
SDSF – Working with SDSF Data 2.5
The SDSF - Working with SDSF Data course explains how data is located in SDSF screens and the use of filtering commands to display specific information. A description of SDSF logs and how they are used is also presented.
SDSF – Operations 2.5
The SDSF - Operations course discusses how SDSF is configured and initialized. It looks at the commands used to start and stop SDSF servers and the use of the MODIFY command to update server attributes and invoke tracing and debug facilities.
SDSF – Job Activity Basics 2.5
The SDSF - Job Activity Basics course describes how job activity can be displayed using the Input, Display Active and Status SDSF panels. It discusses how the attributes of jobs including their status, can be modified by overtyping existing values, or by entering commands.
SDSF – Controlling and Managing Jobs 2.5
The SDSF - Controlling and Managing Jobs course describes how a submitted job uses its job class to determine the type of initiator that will select it, and shows how job class attributes can be modified. SDSF actions used to start, hold, and terminate batch jobs and started tasks, is also presented.
SDSF – Advanced Job Management and Monitoring 2.5
The SDSF - Advanced Job Management and Monitoring course describes how the SDSF MAS panel is used to display MAS member status and attributes. Commands used to display MAS member and JES2 statistics are presented as well as commands used to control MAS member activity. Various SDSF panels, used to obtain in-depth job analysis information, are examined, describing how they can be used to determine performance or aid in job resolution.
SDSF – Using SDSF to Display and Control Job Output 2.5
The SDSF - Using SDSF to Display and Control Job Output course describes how held and non-held output is displayed, and provides information on the commands that can be used to modify output attributes or delete the output altogether.
SDSF – Using SDSF to Display and Control Printers 2.5
The SDSF - Using SDSF to Display and Control Printers course shows how to display and modify printer attributes and manipulate printer activity.
SDSF – System Health and Managing JES2 Resources 2.5
The SDSF - Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices course describes the use of the IBM Health Checker and explains commands that can be used to run, delete, restore, activate and deactivate a check. Displaying and interpreting JES2 resource data is covered along with the process of handling system requests and action messages.
SDSF – Using SDSF to Work with System Information and Devices 2.5
The SDSF - Using SDSF to Work with System Information and Devices course describes how to display the contents of spool volumes, and manage spool volume availability. It explains how a spool offload is performed when data needs to be moved from spool devices. Tasks associated with displaying and managing JES2 nodes and lines is presented, and the process of obtaining a wide range of system information and defaults is also covered.
SDSF – Using SDSF to Perform Advanced System Monitoring 2.5
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.
SDSF – Advanced – Tips and Tricks 2.5
This course contains many SDSF-related tips, tricks, techniques, and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers several new areas of functionality associated with z/OS.