DFSMShsm Implementation – SS86G

Course Name:

DFSMShsm Implementation


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ILO – Instructor Lead Online Training


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Prepares you to implement & manage DFSMShsm (DFSMS hierarchical storage manager). Learn how to automate the storage management tasks, which optimize DASD space utilization & provide data availability

This course prepares you to implement and manage DFSMShsm (DFSMS hierarchical storage manager). You will learn how to automate the storage management tasks, which optimize DASD space utilization and provide data availability. You will be taught basic DFSMShsm terminology and concepts, and you will examine the functions and interfaces used to tailor DFSMShsm processing to meet your installation’s storage management requirements.


Hands-on lab exercises enable you to perform a step-by-step implementation.

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Target Audience:

This is an intermediate course for storage administrators who are new to using DFSMShsm.



You should be familiar with the basic concepts of data storage systems and with storage management activities. This knowledge can be acquired by taking the following two courses:



  • An Introduction to Data Storage Subsystems (Classroom) (SS050)
  • _x000D_

  • Storage Management Fundamentals (Classroom) (SS060)
  • _x000D_





  • Storage Management Fundamentals (Instructor-led Online) (SK060)
  • _x000D_


Equivalent experience may be substituted for these courses.


Day 1

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Unit 1: Overview DFSMShsm functions and environment
  • Exercise 1: ISMF introduction

Day 2

  • Exercise 1: Review
  • Unit 2: Space management
  • Exercise 2: Preparing DFSMShsm for space management
  • Unit 3: Command space management
  • Exercise 3: Command space management

Day 3

  • Exercise 3: Review
  • Unit 4: Availability management
  • Exercise 4: Preparing DFSMShsm for availability management
  • Unit 5: Command availability management
  • Exercise 5: Command availability management

Day 4

  • Exercise 5: Review
  • Unit 6: DFSMShsm in large systems
  • Unit 7: Recovery
  • Exercise 6: Recovery
  • Unit 8: DFSMShsm forward recovery
  • Exercise 7: Forward recovery

Day 5

  • Exercise 7: Review
  • Unit 9: Managing and monitoring DFSMShsm



  • Understand the relationship between DFSMShsm and DFSMS and get an overview of the functions of DFSMShsm and its operating environment.
  • _x000D_

  • Understand the DFSMShsm activities for Primary and Secondary Space Management and setup the required configuration for automatic space management.
  • _x000D_

  • Authorize special users for DFSMShsm commands and perform space management functions using authorized DFSMShsm commands.
  • _x000D_

  • Understand the DFSMShsm activities for Availability Management and setup the required configuration for automatic availability management.
  • _x000D_

  • Implement the Automatic Backup and Recovery Support (ABARS), and perform data set and volume management using authorized DFSMShsm commands.
  • _x000D_

  • Understand DFSMShsm processing in large systems.
  • _x000D_

  • Understand recovery using ABARS, recovery from data set or volume loss, recovery of control data sets and journals.
  • _x000D_

  • Use the AUDIT command to detect and fix disCR – Classroom Trainingepancies and the LIST, QUERY and FIXCDS commands to correct error situations.
  • _x000D_

  • Manage and monitor DFSMShsm using log data sets and statistical information as well as manage DFSMShsm tapes.
  • _x000D_


Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.


GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process: http://w3.ibm.com/services/gbs/evita/BCSVTEnrl.nsf


Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:


The current GTP list price


The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.



Product Name:

Tivoli Advanced Reporting and Management for DFSMShsm

Badge and Certification Info:


DFSMShsm Implementation – Code: SS86G

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Follow on Courses:



Replaced By:

There are no live tape units for this courses lab – we have updated the three pdfs: Xinst, Xstud, and Xstudhints to indicate this.

Overview DFSMShsm functions and environment;SS86G;SS86; z/OS

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