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TITLE:​ Understanding the Wonderful World of Mainframe DASD Storage

SCHEDULED FOR: Tuesday, July 30, 2024

DETAILS: Data centers are leveraging the latest technologies in mainframe DASD storage to enhance performance, security, and backup/recovery processes. However, the world of mainframe storage comes with its own set of terminology and methodologies, which can be confusing and often misunderstood. This webinar aims to provide a foundational understanding of mainframe storage, providing you with the tools to delve deeper into the best solutions for your environment.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

  • What is “Mainframe DASD Storage”
  • Terminology, Physical Representation, Use, and Implementation
  • Backup, Recovery, Archive – Migration
  • Replication Methodologies
  • Storage Tiers


Attending a Webinar:

The DTS Webinars use the GoToWebinar™ software from LogMeIn, Inc. After registration, DTS will email you a meeting ID. Shortly before the scheduled DTS Webinar, you will receive an email with a unique link.

You do not need to pre-install any software prior to joining the meeting. GoToWebinar uses a web interface in your browser for the video portion of the meeting. A phone number will be provided for the audio stream. Note: You will participate as a guest of DTS Software – there is no cost to you or your company except for telephone charges.

Recorded Webinars:

The webinars are typically recorded and uploaded to the DTS website a few days after the live presentation. The following table lists all the DTS webinars sorted by date. To access recorded webinars for specific products, visit the product pages and select the Resources tab.




DTS Product(s)


June 25, 2024 An Introduction to Basic z/OS Control Blocks General 60 Minutes
May 21, 2024 What’s Wrong with This Dataset? ISMF Test, Naviquest, and Debugging Your ACS Routines General 61 Minutes
Apr 23, 2024 Understanding and Processing LISTCAT Output General 62 Minutes
Mar 27, 2024 Understanding ISPF PART II – Tables and Dynamic Areas General 63 Minutes
Feb 20, 2024 Understanding ISPF – How (and Why) to Write an ISPF Application General 61 Minutes
Jan 17, 2024 Taking the Guesswork Out of COBOL Migration with DTS Software’s Newest Migration Manager CMM 55 Minutes
Nov 14, 2023 Introduction to Common Useful z/OS System Commands General 61 Minutes
Oct 24, 2023 Understanding z/OS Virtual Storage General 68 Minutes
Sep 26, 2023 ISPF Tips to Enhance Your Productivity General 59 Minutes
Jul 25, 2023 Understanding z/OS File Transfer EXT 62 Minutes
Jun 27, 2023 Exit Routines – What, When, Why, and How to Use Them EXT 62 Minutes
May 23, 2023 Understanding and Accessing z/OS Catalogs ACC
60 Minutes
Apr 25, 2023 Introduction to VSAM ACC 63 Minutes
Mar 21, 2023 Understanding Access Methods and I/O in z/OS® ACC 62 Minutes
Feb 21, 2023 Introduction to Virtual Tape and Tape Management ZCC, DCC
60 Minutes
Jan 24, 2023 Understanding Your ACS Routines ACC
66 Minutes
Nov 29, 2022 ISMF for Non-Storage Administrators ACC
65 Minutes
Oct 25, 2022 SLIP, ZAP, Terse, XMIT: What’s It All About? ACC
58 Minutes
Sep 27, 2022 SYS1.PARMLIB: What is it? What’s important? Why? ACC
59 Minutes
Aug 30, 2022 How to Back Up and Restore a Dataset in z/OS® ACC
57 Minutes
Jul 26, 2022 An Introduction to JCL MON
60 Minutes
Jun 21, 2022 How to Read a z/OS® Assembler Listing SRS 63 Minutes
May 24, 2022 Getting What You Need – With REXX Execs SRS
63 Minutes
Apr 26, 2022 Introduction to z/OS® Tape Management Systems SRS, ACC
65 Minutes
Mar 15, 2022 Understanding IDCAMS SRS
67 Minutes
Feb 15, 2022 An Introduction to z/OS® Sort SRS, ACC
63 Minutes
Jan 25, 2022 An Introduction to z/OS® Utilities SRS, ACC
66 Minutes
Nov 30, 2021 We’ve Got a Problem: An Introduction to z/OS® Dumps and Debugging Tools ACC
62 Minutes
Oct 26, 2021 Understanding z/OS® Disk Metadata – Catalogs, VTOCs, VVDSs, Indexes, and More ACC 65 Minutes
Sep 21, 2021 Secure Data for Everyone – Pervasive Encryption and z/OS® Storage Management SMS
60 Minutes
Aug 24, 2021 PDS, PDSE, GDG, HFS, USS and Other Strange z/OS® Animals SMS 63 Minutes
Jul 14, 2021 Aggregation without Aggravation: When Putting More Log Data in Your SIEM is a Good Thing (A joint presentation with TechChannel, formerly IBM Systems Magazine)  SMS 62 Minutes
Jun 29, 2021 Mysteries of the Storage Group – (part 4 of our series on “The Mysteries of SMS”) SMS
61 Minutes
May 25, 2021 Mysteries of the Management Class and the Data Set Life Cycle – (part 3 of our series on “The Mysteries of SMS”) SMS
61 Minutes
Apr 20, 2021 Mysteries of the Storage Class – (part 2 of our series on “The Mysteries of SMS”) SMS
66 Minutes
Mar 23, 2021 Mysteries of the Data Class (and more) – (part 1 of our series on “The Mysteries of SMS”) SMS
60 Minutes
Feb 23, 2021 Introduction to ISMF Test SMS 61 Minutes
Jan 26, 2021 Exclusive Customer Webinar **Customer-only event — login credentials required** SMS 60 Minutes
Dec 08, 2020 What’s a Manual Robot? Understanding System-Managed Tape SMS 62 Minutes
Nov 10, 2020 Don’t Overdraft that Account! – Controlling Disk Space Use with DLIMIT DLM 47 Minutes
Oct 06, 2020 Using REXX with DFSMSrmm General
51 Minutes
Sep 15, 2020

An Introduction to Traditional DASD Backup and Recovery with DFSMShsm and FDRABR

60 Minutes
Aug 04, 2020

The z/OS FTP Server and its Client and Server Exits

EXT 62 Minutes
July 07, 2020

Manage Your WTOs Traffic – Centrally, Efficiently, and Reliably with Easy-Exit

EXT 43 Minutes
June 09, 2020

Take Control of Your SMS Environment – with SMS/Debug and Audit

SMS 40 Minutes
May 05, 2020

Supercharge Your I/O – Performance Buffering with Allocation Control Center

ACC 49 Minutes
Jan 14, 2020

‘Tis the Season for Space Abends – Preventing DASD problems with SRS

SRS 57 Minutes
Oct 29, 2019

Scaring Up More DASD Space with DLIMIT

DLM 48 Minutes
Aug 27, 2019

Virtual Tape Migration Experience using ZCC and the Optica zVT

ZCC 66 Minutes
Jul 16, 2019

No Assembler Required! – Leveraging DFSMShsm, FTP, RACF, and more with EASY/Exit

EXT 48 Minutes
Jun 11, 2019

Avoiding Downtime with ACC/SRS and Standards Enforcement

47 Minutes
May 07, 2019

How Accurate Is Your DFSMS Environment? Introducing SMSAUDIT New Function for SMS/Debug

SMS 51 Minutes
Oct 26, 2017

Reliable, Secure FTP Transfers are Possible – Let us tell you how

EXT 59 Minutes
Jun 15, 2017

ISMF Functions for Non-Storage-Administrators

57 Minutes
Feb 09, 2017

Enhance your TSO Logon and Password Security

EXT 50 Minutes
Jun 16, 2016

Exit Routines to Improve System Functions – No Assembler Required

EXT 53 Minutes
Mar 17, 2016

Introducing a New Virtual Tape Interface – ZCC

ZCC 57 Minutes
Dec 03, 2015 Tis the Season to have some fun with DFSMS – Testing and Tracing ACS SMS 49 Minutes
Apr 23, 2015 DFSMS-ACS coding can still be confusing to say the least!! SMS 63 Minutes
Feb 10, 2015

Take It to the Limit – With Space Recovery System

SRS 54 Minutes
Dec 18, 2014

Let’s talk about z_OS FTP and IBM’s DFSMSrmm

EXT 46 Minutes
Oct 28, 2014

What’s going on in the Virtual Tape Environment?

MON 54 Minutes
Jul 29, 2014 Everybody needs a little help sometimes with DFSMS and ACS! ACC
52 Minutes
Jun 26, 2014

Custom Tailor z_OS for Mission-Critical Applications via Exit Routines

EXT 43 Minutes
May 20, 2014 Understanding How to Control, Manage, and Report on the EMC DLm DCC 58 Minutes
Apr 08, 2014

I Didn’t Know You Could Do That with DIF!

ACC 63 Minutes
Feb 25, 2014

Extended Address Volumes(EAV) – Rather manage fewer large volumes than many small volumes? You Betcha!

64 Minutes
Jan 23, 2014

In a Perfect World – Realtime DASD Space Account Management

DLM 51 Minutes
Dec 17, 2013 Owning and Understanding Your ACS Routines SMS 60 Minutes
Nov 07, 2013

Monitor and Reporting for IBM TS7700 Virtual Tape

MON 42 Minutes
Sep 26, 2013 Monitor z_OS Storage via Graphical User Interface_ Live Demo EXP 75 Minutes
Aug 22, 2013

Things Storage Managers need to Monitor – DASD, Tapes, Dlm, Etc

MON 47 Minutes
May 23, 2013

Space Recovery Software in the Modern Storage Environment

SRS 58 Minutes
Apr 23, 2013 Virtual Tape Migration to DLm – User Experience Overview DCC 54 Minutes
Mar 28, 2013 Quality Assurance and Debugging DFSMS ACS Routines – Simplified SMS 52 Minutes
Feb 26, 2013

Storage Management Software Products – What are They? Do I Need Them? What Can I Do with Them? (Part 2)

55 Minutes
Jan 29, 2013

Storage Management Software Products – What are They? Do I Need Them? What Can I Do with Them? (Part 1)

1 Hour
Dec 13, 2012

Eliminate Assembler Coding while Meeting Your Installation’s Needs with Easy/Exit

EXT 56 Minutes
Oct 25, 2012

An Advanced Dashboard Monitor for Virtual Tape Systems

35 Minutes
Jul 24, 2012

Monitor and the New Reporting feature for IBM TS7700 Virtual Tape

MON 50 Minutes
Jun 07, 2012

Preventing Production Problems Before They Occur with DTS Products

55 Minutes
Mar 27, 2012

Learn About Using an SMS-Managed Manual Tape Library

51 Minutes
Feb 28, 2012 DTS Software’s New Product – JCL-QA JCL 52 Minutes
Jan 26, 2012

Tape Device Migration Strategies

DCC 53 Minutes
Dec 01, 2011

Management and Migrating Tape Volumes on the DLm with DCC

DCC 67 Minutes
Oct 25, 2011 Managing Your z OS Storage Environment More Efficiently Multiple Products 56 Minutes
Sep 20, 2011

Migrating Tape Volumes to the DLm_MDL with DCC

DCC 50 Minutes
Aug 23, 2011 DASD Space Error Elimination – Best Practices and New Features of SRS SRS 62 Minutes
Jul 21, 2011

Data Deduplication – What is it and what can it do for me

DCC 61 Minutes
May 26, 2011

Managing and Monitoring the DLm-MDL from zOS

DCC 47 Minutes
Apr 26, 2011

SMS Managed Manual Tape – What is it and how does it compare to DLMALLOC

DCC 60 Minutes
Mar 24, 2011 Controlling Tape-on-Disk with DCC DCC 55 Minutes