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BMC

BMC Mainframe: Storage Management Administration & Exploitation

The course is developed and delivered by © RSM Technology.

This popular four-day course describes and explains how to implement and exploit the features provided by the z/OS storage environment and covers SMS in particular. It examines both hardware and software features and explains how to exploit them to the full. In addition, the course will give attendees a detailed knowledge of how best to design and test the SMS Constructs and ACS routines.

The course also provides a basis for evaluating standards and for establishing an optimized System Managed Storage (SMS) environment. Key components such as catalogs, VTOCs and I/O definitions are all fully explained.

There are a number of challenging online practical sessions during the course which, among other things, teach how to write optimized ACS routines

Major release:

BMC Mainframe Infrastructure Platform Training

Good for:

Administrators

Course Delivery:

Instructor Led | 32 horas

Course Modules

  • Storage Management Overview
    • What is storage management?
    • Space management roles
    • DFSMS products
    • DFSMS Optimizer
    • NaviQuest feature
    • Advantages of an SMS environment
    • Availability management
    • Performance management
  • Data Storage Hardware
    • Direct Access Storage Devices
    • I/O operations on disks
    • DASD performance reporting
    • caching concepts
    • Read Hit
    • Write commands
    • Write Hit
    • Read Miss
    • Write Miss
    • cache modes
    • Record Level caching
    • Peer to Peer Remote Copy (PPRC)
    • Extended Remote Copy (XRC)
    • Concurrent Copy
    • Extended Format Data Sets
    • Sequential Data Striping support
    • RAID technology
    • Flashcopy
    • Extended Address Volumes-
    • Virtual Tape Servers
    • Virtual Tape configurations
  • Introduction to HCD
    • I/O configuration principles
    • I/O configuration practicalities
    • I/O configuration addressing
    • HCD definition process
    • Objects managed by HCD
    • Load member
    • IODF processing at IPL
    • HCD Primary Option menu
    • Creating a new work IODF
    • Sizing the work IODF
    • Defining the new configuration menu
    • Pull-down menu action bar
    • Goto pull down menu
    • Filter pull down menu
    • Backup pull down menu
    • Query pull down menu
    • Help pull down menu
    • Context menus
    • PF keys
    • Keyboard navigation
  • Catalogs & VTOCs
    • Catalog overview
    • Catalog search order
    • Catalog environment
    • Multi- level aliases
    • Catalog address space
    • VTOC and IXVTOC
    • Initializing DASD volumes
    • VTOC & VTOCIX sizing
    • Extending VTOC & VTOCIX
  • Auditing SMS
    • Working with users
    • identify general requirements
    • how to gather user data
    • Negotiate service levels with users
    • Space requirements
    • Meeting space requirements
    • Other space issues
    • Availability issues
    • Recovery
    • Backup/Recovery
    • Other service level issues
    • Monitor service levels
    • DCOLLECT
    • Running DCOLLECT
    • DCOLLECT output records
    • Managing data sets
    • PDSE processing
    • PDSE load libraries
    • Access Methods enhancements
    • VSAM Record Level Sharing
    • VSAM greater than 4 GB
    • What is Pooling?
    • Why pooling?
    • How many pools?
    • Positioning for SMS - review questions s
  • Writing ACS Routines
    • ACS routines - what are they?
    • Automatic Class Selection - how many?
    • an ACS example
    • ACS routine rules
    • ACS mask rules
    • ACS Read/Write variables
    • ACS Read-only variables
    • ACS special purpose variables
    • Other ACS variables
    • OAM & tape ACS variables
    • ACS operations
    • ACS statements (PROC, END, SET, FILTLIST)
    • ACS statements (SELECT, END)
    • Coding ACS routines
    • ACS application selection
    • ACS translation panel
    • ACS validation panel
    • Testing ACS routines
    • Defining test cases
    • ACS coding tips
    • ACS exit routines
    • ACS exit steps
    • Programming ACS exits
    • ACS exit parameter structure
    • Actions in ACS exits
    • ACS routines - hands-on exercises
  • DFSMS Set-up & Control
    • Control Data Sets
    • sizing SMS Control Data Sets
    • defining Control Data Sets
    • Control Data Set application selection
    • SCDS base definition panel
    • IGDSMSxx
    • IEFSSNxx
    • activating SMS
    • SETSMS command
    • SMS- related commands
    • displaying SMS information
    • displaying Storage Group information
    • displaying SMS volume information
    • displaying device information
    • Start/Restart SMS address space
    • recovering ACDS
    • recovering COMMDS
    • enhanced ISMF
  • HSM Functional Overview
    • HSM as part of SMS
    • Key commands
    • Migration types
    • Defining ML1 volumes
    • Small data set packing
    • Secondary migration
    • Controlling migration from ML0
    • Interval Migration
    • Command migration
    • Recalling datasets
    • Recall process
    • Backup flow
    • Backup control
    • Command backup – volume
    • BACKVOL examples
    • Backup command
    • Controlling command backup - SETSYS DSBACKUP
    • Controlling command backup - ML1 overflow
    • Command backup - dataset