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zOS SMS Listing

By JohnGreer ·
I want to access SMS info programmatically.
I'm looking to find info from SMS like:

Is this Volume under SMS control?
If so, what other volumes are in the same group?

Is it possible to List/Query SMS via a Batch job or native TSO?
Or can I have ISMF produce this kind of information to a dataset on a periodic basis?


P.S. Please forgive me ahead of time if this is not the right place to ask this question. I cannot find a mainframe specific TechRepublic group or a mainframe BBS/Forum site.

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by lrund In reply to zOS SMS Listing


You can get the results from ISMF option 2.1 which performs functions for volumes, specifically DASD units. The parameters on the panels allow you to specify specific volumes and storage group names or you can set them both to an '*' to get everything. This will display all volumes under SMS control and by scrolling to the right most column, will tell you the storage group name associated with the volume.

You can also run a batch job to get the information in a report format. Lookup proc SMSBATCH for information in the DFSMS manuals from IBM.

There is also a OS/390 web site with experts for asking specific MVS type guestions. The url is


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by lrund In reply to

The specific IBM manual that will start you off for batch is SC26-7402 titled DFSMSdfp Storage Administration Reference.


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by JohnGreer In reply to

If you can find the exact link to the book,
please e-mail me.

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by JohnGreer In reply to zOS SMS Listing


Can I ask one more favor, please?
I can't find that manual online.
I've looked in a few SMS bookshelves, but no luck.

and many more.

Can I trouble you for the exact link?

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