DFSMSrmm Implementation and Control

3 days


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • List the areas in which DFSMS/MVS benefits the installation.
  • Explain the overall concept of DFSMSrmm.
  • Select the right DFSMSrmm options for your installation.
  • Create a control data set and journal for DFSMSrmm.
  • Define DFSMSrmm tape policies (Vital Record Specifications - VRS) for retention and movement.
  • Create procedures for:
    • Starting DFSMSrmm.
    • Initializing tapes.
    • Performing control data set backup.
  • Use the DFSMSrmm utilities to:
    • Produce volume inventory and movement reports.
    • Perform control data set reorganization.
    • Perform control data set recovery.
  • Use the SYS1.SAMPLIB samples to produce additional reports.
  • Identify access control requirements for using DFSMSrmm functions.


This course is intended for all those who may be concerned with planning for, implementing, or managing tape data using DFSMSrmm (a component of z/OS DFSMS). As such it is suitable for System Programmers, Storage Administrators and all those who share with them the management of the installation's data. Personnel responsible for implementing DFRMM may also find the course beneficial.


Delegates should ideally have attended our z/OS for Beginners and Storage Management Fundamentals courses, or have a similar level of knowledge or experience.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite3 1500 £1500 2019-06-25
Glasgow3 2500 £2500 2019-09-18
Birmingham3 2500 £2500 2019-09-18
Manchester3 2500 £2500 2019-09-18