This course is suitable for storage administrators and systems programmers who are responsible for managing data and data subsystems within the installation.
4 days. Hands on.
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.
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
An introduction to SMS
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.
The Allocation Process
Allocation – SMS and non-SMS.
Serialisation and shared DASD.
An overview of error management.
SIM and non-SIM processing.