Easily define, modify, and enforce installation standards and operating rules without any programming effort simply by setting parameters via a user-friendly online interface. Changes can be applied dynamically or deferred until the next appropriate change window.
The dynamic updating feature reduces the need to:
Reduces the need to retain in-house installation exists thereby allowing users to position systems prior to integrating their workloads. The task of workload integration is hence made much easier as are the processes of system build and rollout.
Dynamically change an operational environment to suit specific workload profiles such as sets of standards and rules for daytime online processing and overnight batch periods.
Extensive DFSMShsmTM reporting and optimization tools can help administrators to significantly improve storage management operations.
Job accounting information can be stored in the catalog for DFSMS-managed datasets to facilitate more accurate accounting of storage usage.
Helps ensure that only authorized users are able to access resources specified in job JCL parameters by providing RACF (Resource Access Control Facility) protection for resources such as job class and JCL parameters.
Optimize utilization of system resources with facilities to improve control over: job and SYSOUT classes, virtual storage, dataspaces, etc. Dynamic job routing can also contribute improving system throughput by ensuring that jobs are executed on the most appropriate system.
Resource overruns can be handled without operator intervention thereby helping to ensure that critical processing continues while simultaneously allowing the redirection of human resources to more crucial tasks.
Scarce hardware can be reserved for specific jobs or a range of jobs thereby helping to ensure that mission-critical work has access to required resources.
Installation standards and rule definitions, as well as updates to supervisor call (SVC) modules and RACF® control tables can be made dynamically, without an IPL, thereby increasing system availability.
Dynamic update capability for rules, standards, SVCs, and control tables help administrators respond to user requirements in a more timely manner.