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DFSMSrmm Primer

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 25 March 2014, updated 04 September 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439568
ISBN-13: 9780738439563
IBM Form #: SG24-5983-04

Authors: Mary Lovelace and Norbert Schlumberger

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    DFSMSrmm from IBM® is the full function tape management system available in IBM OS/390® and IBM z/OS®. With DFSMSrmm, you can manage all types of tape media at the shelf, volume, and data set level, simplifying the tasks of your tape librarian.

    Are you a new DFSMSrmm user? Then, this IBM Redbooks® publication introduces you to the DFSMSrmm basic concepts and functions. You learn how to manage your tape environment by implementing the DFSMSrmm management policies.

    Are you already using DFSMSrmm? In that case, this publication provides the most up-to-date information about the new functions and enhancements introduced with the latest release of DFSMSrmm. You will find useful information for implementing these new functions and getting more benefits from DFSMSrmm.

    Do you want to test DFSMSrmm functions? If you are using another tape management system and are thinking about converting to DFSMSrmm, you can start DFSMSrmm and run it in parallel with your current system for testing purposes.

    This book is intended to be a starting point for new professionals and a handbook for using the basic DFSMSrmm functions. To learn about some of the newer DFSMSrmm functions and features refer to Redbooks Publication What is New in DFSMSrmm, SG24-8529.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. DFSMSrmm enhancements

    Chapter 2. Introduction to DFSMSrmm

    Chapter 3. Preparing the environment

    Chapter 4. DFSMSrmm retention methods

    Chapter 5. Excluding data sets from VRSEL processing

    Chapter 6. Setting up an RMMplex

    Chapter 7. Tailoring your DFSMSrmm environment

    Chapter 8. System-managed library support

    Chapter 9. Catalog synchronization

    Chapter 10. Enabling ISPF Data Set List (DSLIST) support

    Chapter 11. Policy management

    Chapter 12. DFSMSrmm automatic class selection support

    Chapter 13. System Authorization Facility tape security

    Chapter 14. Report Generator

    Chapter 15. Splitting and merging your DFSMSrmm control data set

    Appendix A. Security topics


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