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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 09 September 2015, updated 22 June 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738440841
ISBN-13: 9780738440842
IBM Form #: SG24-5272-03

Authors: Keith Winnard, Jose Gilberto Biondo, Gert Laumann, Norbert Sclumberger, Jeanne Vangsness and Chao Xing Ma

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    DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices.

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for implementing and customizing DFSMShsm at the IBM z/OS® V2R21 level. Hints and tips about the daily operation, monitoring, and tuning are included. Sysplex environment considerations are also included.

    If you are implementing DFSMShsm for the first time, you can obtain valuable information about how to use the DFSMShsm functions. If you are experienced, you can use this publication as an update to the latest DFSMShsm functions. This book shows how to use those functions in an existing DFSMShsm installation.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. DFSMShsm overview

    Chapter 2. Planning and reviewing your environment

    Chapter 3. Getting started

    Chapter 4. SMS and its interactions with DFSMShsm

    Chapter 5. Implementing DFSMShsm security

    Chapter 6. Data set format support, record-level sharing, and extended address volumes

    Chapter 7. Tape considerations

    Chapter 8. HSMplexes, GRSplexes, and sysplexes

    Chapter 9. Space management

    Chapter 10. Availability management means backup

    Chapter 11. Maintaining your DFSMShsm environment

    Chapter 12. Control data set considerations

    Chapter 13. Monitoring and reporting

    Chapter 14. Problem determination

    Chapter 15. IBM Health Checker update

    Chapter 16. Common DFSMShsm functions

    Chapter 17. Hints, tips, and suggested practices

    Appendix A. Sample ACS routines


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