IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R3

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 26 October 2017

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IBM Form #: SG24-7851-02
(582 pages)

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Authors: Lydia Parziale, Redelf Janssen, Tobias Rotthove


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and use IBM z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF). z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that simplifies, optimizes, and modernizes the z/OS system programmer experience.

z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web-browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. The goal of z/OSMF is to improve system programmer productivity, and make functions easier to understand and use. This makes system programmers more productive as quickly as possible with the least amount of training. You can automate tasks, reduce the learning curve, and improve productivity through a modern,
simplified, and intuitive task-based, browser-based interface.

z/OSMF is aimed at a mixed skills workforce: It is suited to both professionals who are new to z/OS and those who are already skilled in z/OS. Each professional has their own needs and faces their own challenges. Novice system programmer might need to understand the “big picture” and how procedures are done. Novices need to get documentation on procedures and tasks, and implement them according to the rules of the enterprise.

Experienced system programmers, conversely, have knowledge of tasks and procedures, so the goal is to make their work less error-prone and easier. This allows them to be more productive and contribute
more to their business.

z/OS has been delivering simplification since it was introduced, but z/OSMF brings a new dimension and focus to simplification. z/OSMF simplifies and modernizes the user experience and helps make pertinent information readily available and easily accessible.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Overview and architecture
Part 2. Installation
Chapter 3. Planning and prerequisites
Chapter 4. IBM z/OS Management Facility installation and configuration
Part 3. Usage
Chapter 5. Getting help in IBM z/OS Management Facility
Chapter 6. Configuration Assistant
Chapter 7. Workflows
Chapter 8. Links
Chapter 9. Performance monitoring with IBM z/OS Management Facility
Chapter 10. Workload Management
Chapter 11. Problem determination monitoring by using the IBM z/OS Management Facility Incident Log task
Chapter 12. Software Management
Chapter 13. ISPF
Chapter 14. Capacity provisioning
Chapter 15. Sysplex Management
Chapter 16. Console
Chapter 17. z/OS Cloud Provisioning
Part 4. Exploitation
Chapter 18. Using the IBM z/OS Management Facility programmable interfaces
Appendix A. Migration
Appendix B. Diagnostic tests
Appendix C. Secure FTP using Application Transparent Transport Layer Security
Appendix D. Additional material

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