z/OS Storage Management Fundamentals

4 Day Course

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


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.

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The Storage Administrator (1 topic)

  • Media, space and data administration

Storage Management Software Products

The Configuration and Devices

I/O Processing and Access Methods (2 topics)

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

VTOC and Indexed VTOCs (2 topics)

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

The Catalog Structure (2 topics)

  • Creating Catalogs
  • Catalog Maintenance

An introduction to SMS

DFSMShsm and Tape Managed Software (5 topics)

  • 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 (2 topics)

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

Error Management (2 topics)

  • An overview of error management
  • SIM and non-SIM processing


Delegates should have an understanding of z/OS which may be obtained from the course z/OS for Beginners and TSO/ISPF.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • z/OS TSO/ISPF Workshop

    This 2 day z/OS TSO/ISPF Workshop training course covers all the basics for those working with z/OS.

    2 Day Course Course Code TSO
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online
  • z/OS for Beginners

    This 2-day z/OS for Beginners training course is an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the IBM systems on which it runs.

    2 Day Course Course Code ZOSI
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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