z/OS V1.13 DFSMS Technical Update

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 August 2012, updated 23 September 2012

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ISBN-10: 073843695X
ISBN-13: 9780738436951
IBM Form #: SG24-7961-00
(372 pages)

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Authors: Mike Ebbers, Mary Lovelace, Andre Coelho, Anthony Fletcher, Gert Laumann, Alvaro Salla, Norbert Schlumberger


Each release of IBM® Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) builds on the previous version. The latest release, IBM z/OS® V1.13 DFSMS, provides enhancements in these areas for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment:

  • Storage management
  • Data access
  • Device support
  • Program management
  • Distributed data access

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1.13 DFSMS. It provides information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. This book also includes enhancements that are available by enabling PTFs that have been integrated into z/OS DFSMS V1.13.

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. Introduction to DFSMS V1.13 enhancements
Chapter 2. Open, Close, and end-of-volume
Chapter 3. DSS enhancements
Chapter 4. Changes to DFSMShsm in DFSMS V1.13
Chapter 5. DFSMSrmm enhancements
Chapter 6. VSAM enhancements
Chapter 7. Catalog enhancements
Chapter 8. zHPF enhancements
Chapter 9. PDSE enhancements
Chapter 10. EAV: New 1 TB support
Chapter 11. DFSMSoam
Chapter 12. zSeries file system
Chapter 13. SDM enhancements
Chapter 14. Interactive Storage Management Facility (ISMF) enhancements
Chapter 15. Enhancements to other components
Appendix A. Code samples DFSMSoam V1.13
Appendix B. Additional material

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