z/OS Storage Management Fundamentals

Course:  ZOSM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

The Storage Administrator's Job

  • Media, space and data administration

Storage Management Software Products

The Configuration and Devices

I/O Processing and Access Methods

  • The overall I/O process
  • Access methods, data set organisation and record formats

VTOC and Indexed VTOCs

  • The VTOC and Indexed VTOC structure
  • Sizing and creating VTOCs and Indexed VTOCs

The Catalog Structure

  • Creating Catalogs
  • Catalog Maintenance

An introduction to SMS

  • Overview of SMS
  • The data class
  • The storage class
  • The management class
  • The storage group
  • SMS startup and control

DFSMShsm and Tape Managed Software

  • HSM Startup parameters and control data sets
  • Primary and secondary space management
  • Daily and Interval migration
  • Backup and dump processing
  • HSM commands

The Allocation Process

  • Allocation – SMS and non-SMS
  • Serialisation and shared DASD

Error Management

  • An overview of error management
  • SIM and non-SIM processing
What You Can Expect

The course covers all practical aspects of the storage administrator' s job, including media, space and data management. It looks at the tasks which need to be performed, and covers the theoretical background to ensure a proper understanding.

Lab exercises are included to enforce the learning process.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is suitable for storage administrators and systems programmers who are responsible for managing data and data subsystems within the installation.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates are expected to have an understanding of z/OS which may be obtained from the course z/OS and a working knowledge of TSO/ISPF is also required.

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