z/OS V1.12 DFSMS Technical Update

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 September 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435937
ISBN-13: 9780738435930
IBM Form #: SG24-7895-00
(182 pages)

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Authors: Mary Lovelace, Werner Bauer, Juliana Eneas, Michele Lanthier, Norbert Schlumberger, Jeanne Vangsness, 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 summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R12 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 enabling PTFs that have been integrated into z/OS V1R12 DFSMS.

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. z/OS V1.12 DFSMS release overview
Chapter 2. Catalog support
Chapter 3. IDCAMS enhancements in DFSMS V1.12
Chapter 4. VSAM and VSAM RLS
Chapter 5. DFSMSdss enhancements in z/OS V1.12
Chapter 6. System Managed Storage enhancements
Chapter 7. PDSE enhancements in DFSMS V1.12
Chapter 8. DFSMShsm enhancements in z/OS V1.12
Chapter 9. DFSMSrmm enhancements
Chapter 10. OAM enhancements in DFSMS V1.12

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