SMS Implementation and Control

Code: SMSIC

Description

This course will enable the delegate to take full control of an SMS implementation project within their installation, and/or be able to maintain a running SMS installation to best effect. It concentrates on the system management of data stored on DASD.

Audience

This course is intended for all those who may be concerned with planning for, implementing, or managing system-managed storage in an installation. As such it is suitable for System Programmers, Storage Administrators and all those who share with them the management of the installation's data.

Prerequisites

Delegates should already have attended our z/OS for Beginners and z/OS Storage Management Fundamentals courses, or have a similar level of knowledge or experience.

Objectives

On completion of this course the delegate will be able to:

  • List the areas in which DFSMS/MVS benefits the installation.
  • Explain the overall concept of system-managed storage.
  • List the control data sets required for DFSMS/MVS.
  • List the SMS constructs and their purpose.
  • List the members of SYS1.PARMLIB related to system-managed storage.
  • Create an Implementation Planning document for DFSMS/MVS.
  • Create the control data sets and populate the Source Control Data Set with:
    • Data Classes.
    • Storage Classes.
    • Management Classes.
    • Storage Groups.
  • Plan and code automatic class selection routines to implement the installation’s data management policies.
  • Bring about the initialisation of SMS both manually and automatically.
  • Control the SMS address space and working environment by means of system commands.
  • Explain the benefits of:
    • Concurrent Copy.
    • Sequential Data Striping.
    • Dynamic Cache Management Enhanced.

Topics

Review of SMS
The Background to IBM’s Storage Management Subsystem:
• The GUIDE Requirements.
• Benefits.
• Customer Acceptance.
DFSMS/MVS:
• The DFSMS/MVS Product.
• Storage Management.
SMS Methodology.
SMS Solution Areas:
• Space Management.
• Performance Management.
• Availability Management.
• Device Installation Management.
Logical Structure:
• Management and Pooling.
• SMS Automatic Class Selection.
SMS Constructs:
• Data Class.
• Storage Class.
• Management Class.
• Storage Group.
POOL Storage Group.
DUMMY Storage Group.
VIO Storage Group:
• Automatic Class Selection (ACS) Routines.
Execution Sequence.
Support and Management with ISMF.
Considerations for SMS:
• SMS Supported Data Sets.
• JCL Considerations.
Parameter Changes.
VSAM definition in JCL.
Temporary VSAM.
TSO/ISPF Changes.
The SMS Environment:
• An SMS Complex.
• The Control Data sets.
• SYS1.PARMLIB Members.
• Planning and Preparation.

SMS Implementation
Preparing the System:
• Creating the SMS Control Data Sets.
• Parmlib Members.
• IGDDFPKG.
• IEFSSNx.
Changing ISMF Status.
Creating the Constructs:
• Base Configuration.
System Defaults.
SMS Use of Cache Structures:
• Cache Structure Names.
Systems and System Groups:
• Data Class.
• Storage Class.
Millisecond Response Time and Data Set Allocation.
Management Class:
• Management Class Usage.

Creating Storage Groups
DASD.
Defining the Storage Group.
Storage Group Status.
Adding Volumes:
• VIO.
• DUMMY.
Other ISMF Operations:
• LIST.
• ISMF Line operators.
• COPY.
• LISTSYS.
• LISTVOL.
• SETCACHE.
• CONVERTV.
• COPY or DUMP.
• INITIALIZE.
Automatic Class Selection:
• Changes to the Allocation Process.
• Flow of Control in A.
ACS Routine Creation:
• Coding.
The ACS Language:
• Read-Write Variables.
• Read-Only Variables.
Variables:
• Literals.
• Numerics.
Masks:
• Simple Masks.
• Data Set Masks.
Comparison Operators.
Statements:
• PROC.
• END.
• SET.
• IF.
• DO.
• EXIT.
• SELECT.
• FILTLIST.
• WRITE.
Practical Statement Examples.
Completing the ACS Routines:
• Translation.
• Validation.
• Testing the ACS Routines.
• ACS Object Information.
• Deleting an ACS Object.
• ACS Exits.

Starting SMS
Manually for the First Time:
• Validating the Entire SCDS.
• Activating the Configuration.
Automatically Changing Configuration:
• Considerations.

Controlling SMS
SET SMS:
VARY SMS.
Displaying SMS Information:
• DISPLAY SMS.
• Major Parameters.
D SMS,ACTIVE/A.
D SMS,CACHE:
• DEVSERV SMS.
Enhanced Function Support.
Concurrent Copy:
• Existing Backup/Copy Methodologies.
• Requirements.
• Operation.
• Terminology.
• Scope.
• SMS Definitions.
• Implementation and Usage.
• COPY and DUMP Considerations.
• DFSMSdss use of Utilities.
• Mutually Exclusive Parameters.
• Operational Impact.
• DFSMShsm.
• ABARS Support.
• CDS Support.
• Security.
• Summary.
Sequential Data Striping:
• Methodology.
• Features.
• Requirements.
• Implementation.
Extended Sequential Data Set.
Storage Class:
• Considerations.
Dynamic Cache Management Enhancement:
• Dynamic Cache Management.
• DCME Function.

Aggregate Backup and Recovery
Introduction.
Defining an Aggregate Group:
• Setting Up.
• Defining the Aggregate.
• Selection Lists.
• The Output.
• Recovery.
• Multiple tape copies.

Price (ex. VAT)

€ 2.460,00 per person

Duration

3 days

Schedule

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  •  15-07-2024 - 17-07-2024
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  •  09-12-2024 - 11-12-2024
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Delivery methods

  • Classroom
  • On-site (at your location)
  • Virtual (instructor online)

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