LAD: z/OS SDSF SYM and ENQ Options

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 28 April 2016, updated 18 May 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738455253
ISBN-13: 9780738455259
IBM Form #: REDP-5358-00
(14 pages)

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Authors: Keith Winnard, Jose Gilberto Biondo Jr, Rafael Carvalho A. Lima


The IBM z/OS® continuous delivery program introduces new functionality through the small programming enhancements (SPEs) for SDSF users to display system symbols and enqueue information. The SPE is delivered through functional program temporary fixes (PTFs).

This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new SYM and ENQ options that appear on the SDSF Primary Menu. The new tabular panels that display system symbols and enqueues in the sysplex are shown. This Redpaper publication also includes information to help you meet the following goals:

  • Learn about the new SYM and ENQ functionality
  • Adopt the software into your environment.
  • Deploy and integrate SYM and ENQ updates into your operational environments.

Table of contents

New functionality
New SDSF Primary Menu options
SYM and ENQ installation and considerations
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