z/OS V1R8 DFSMS Technical Update

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 April 2008, updated 30 April 2008

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ISBN-10: 073848573X
ISBN-13: 9780738485737
IBM Form #: SG24-7435-00
(588 pages)

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Authors: Mary Lovelace, Anthony Fletcher, Daniel Perkin, Norbert Schlumberger, Andre Coelho, Gerhard Weisshaar


Each release of DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment.

This IBM Redbooks publication provides a technical overview of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R8 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. Also included are enhancements that were made available through an enabling PTF that has been integrated into z/OS DFSMS V1R8.

This book was written for storage professionals and system programmers who have experience with the components of DFSMS. It provides sufficient information so that you can start prioritizing the implementation of new functions and evaluating their applicability in your DFSMS environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Something old, something new
Chapter 2. Useful information to get you started
Chapter 3. DFSMSdfp V1R8 enhancements
Chapter 4. OAM enhancements
Chapter 5. DFSMSdss enhancements
Chapter 6. DFSMShsm enhancements
Chapter 7. DFSMShsm fast replication
Chapter 8. DFSMSrmm enhancements
Chapter 9. Tape security
Appendix A. APAR text
Appendix B. Code samples

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