z/OS V2.1 DFSMS Technical Update

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Each release of IBM z/OS® 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 integrated into z/OS V2.1 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.

This book is written for storage professionals and system programmers who have experience with the components of DFSMS. It provides the information you need to implement and utilize the new features and functions in your DFSMS environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. DFSMS V2.1 release summary
Chapter 2. Catalog enhancements
Chapter 3. IDCAMS enhancements
Chapter 4. Virtual Storage Access Method enhancements
Chapter 5. PDSE enhancements
Chapter 6. SMS enhancements
Chapter 7. DFSMSdfp enhancements
Chapter 8. DFSMSdss enhancements
Chapter 9. System Data Mover enhancements
Chapter 10. SMS exploiting hardware enhancements
Chapter 11. DFSMShsm enhancements
Chapter 12. DFSMSrmm enhancements
Appendix A. APARs to be reviewed for DFSMS V2.1
Appendix B. APARs to be reviewed for DFSMS V1.13 or DFSMS V1.12
Appendix C. Sample assembler code


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