Converting to DFSMSrmm from CA-1

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Published on December 30, 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738498653
ISBN-13: 9780738498652
IBM Form #: SG24-6241-01


Authors: Mary Lovelace, Norbert Schlumberger and Sue Hamner

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    Abstract

    DFSMSrmm is the IBM tape management system for OS/390 and z/OS platforms. As part of DFSMS, DFSMSrmm is completely integrated into the IBM storage management strategy. This allows an easier installation and maintenance, as well as standard interfaces with other systems components, such as DFSMSdfp and DFSMShsm.

    DFSMSrmm provides a simple and flexible tape management environment, with support for all tape technologies, including IBM automated tape libraries, manual tapes, and other tape libraries.

    This IBM Redbooks publication is written for people who are planning to convert from CA-1 to DFSMSrmm. We have designed this book to help you with all aspects of the conversion, from the early planning stage through implementation and customization of DFSMSrmm into your production system.

    We provide details on the differences between DFSMSrmm and CA-1 and compare the terminology, data, and functions. We explain how to use the IBM-supplied sample conversion programs, validate the converted data, and prepare it for use in a production environment. Working samples that are ready for use both during and after conversion are included.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Planning for conversion

    Chapter 3. Preparing the environment

    Chapter 4. DFSMSrmm ACS support

    Chapter 5. AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA and DFSMSrmm

    Chapter 6. Data Extraction

    Chapter 7. Building the CDS

    Chapter 8. Parallel running and validation

    Chapter 9. Cutover to production

    Chapter 10. Policy management

    Chapter 11. Tailoring your DFSMSrm environment

    Chapter 12. Reporting on your DFSMSrm environment

    Chapter 13. Splitting and merging your DFSMSrmm CDS

    Appendix A. Conversion checklist

    Appendix B. Conversion record layouts

    Appendix C. Security topics

     

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