Converting to DFSMSrmm from ASG-ZARA or AutoMedia

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 08 December 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738499331
ISBN-13: 9780738499338
IBM Form #: SG24-6275-02
(782 pages)

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Authors: Mary Lovelace, Norbert Schlumberger


DFSMSrmm is the IBM tape management system for OS/390 and z/OS platforms. As part of DFSMS, DFSMSrmm is completely integrated into the IBM storage management strategy. This allows for easier installation and maintenance, as well as standard interfaces with other systems components such as DFSMSdfp and DFSMShsm.

DFSMSrmm provides a simple and flexible tape management environment, with support for all tape technologies, including IBM automated tape libraries, manual tapes, and other tape libraries.

This IBM Redbooks publication is written for people who are planning to convert from AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA to DFSMSrmm. We have designed this book to help you with all aspects of the conversion, from the early planning stage through implementation and customization of DFSMSrmm in your production system.

We provide details on the differences between DFSMSrmm and AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA, and compare the terminology, data, and functions. We also explain how to use the IBM-supplied sample conversion programs, validate the converted data, and prepare it for use in a production environment. Working samples are included.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning for conversion
Chapter 3. Preparing the environment
Chapter 4. DFSMSrmm ACS support
Chapter 5. AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA and DFSMSrmm
Chapter 6. Data Extraction
Chapter 7. Building the CDS
Chapter 8. Parallel running and validation
Chapter 9. Cutover to production
Chapter 10. Policy management
Chapter 11. Tailoring your DFSMSrm environment
Chapter 12. Reporting on your DFSMSrm environment
Chapter 13. Splitting and merging your DFSMSrmm CDS
Appendix A. Conversion checklist
Appendix B. Conversion record layouts
Appendix C. Security topics

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