Mysteries of The Management Class

On-Demand webinar from May 25, 2021

This month, in the third of our continuing ‘SMS Mysteries’ series, we’ll discuss Management Class, the construct that describes the backup, recovery, and availability needs of a dataset, and its place in the DFSMS storage management universe. In contrast to other constructs, Management Class comes into play after datasets are allocated, rather than before. The eight pages of Management Class attributes describe where and how long a dataset ‘lives’, and are closely related to other storage management components, including OAM, disk storage products such as FDRABR and DFSMShsm, and DFSMSrmm tape management. We’ll discuss all of this, and more in this month’s continuing SMS educational webinar series.