What You’ll Learn
Describe the significance of system managed storage and automation of the data set lifecycle
Specify the function and structure of the Volume Table Of Contents (VTOC), the VTOC index, and the catalog in relation to monitoring the location and the current status of a data set
Use ICKDSF to perform media management for volume preparation, surface analysis, and error handling
Apply techniques available to resolve common space management problems
Identify options to ensure data availability and recoverability
Use ISMF options such as sorting, filtering, and commands, to analyze data and volume attributes
Advise users to effectively and efficiently use external storage based on data set use and characteristics
Identify storage management functions that can be performed automatically in a DFSMS environment
Who Needs to Attend
This basic course is for beginning z/OS storage administrators and would benefit people such as applications and operations who need to understand issues associated with storage management.

You should complete:

Introduction to Data Storage Subsystems for z/OS (ILO) (SK050)
or An Introduction to Data Storage Subsystems for z/OS (SS050)
or have fundamental knowledge of data storage devices
Follow-On Courses
DFSMS Implementation (SS84G)
Course Outline
Day 1

Unit 1 – Introduction
Unit 2 – ABCs of Automatic Class Selection (ACS)
Unit 3 – ISMF
Lab 1 ISMF introduction
Lab 1 Review
Day 2

Unit 4 – Media management
Unit 5 – Data management
Lab 2 Using ISMF command
Unit 6 – Space management
Lab 3 (Optional) Working with constructs
Day 3

Lab 2 and 3 Review
Unit 7 – Availability management
Lab 4 (Optional) Using data sets and utilities
Lab 4 Review.

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