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Course Catalog » SDSF Curriculum » System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) 2.2 Series

Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices 2.2

6 hours



The Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices course describes the use of the IBM Health Checker and explains commands that can be used to run, delete, restore, activate and deactivate a check. Displaying and interpreting JES2 resource data is covered along with the process of handling system requests and action messages. Details associated with displaying and managing spool, and JES2 node and line activity are also explained.


Operations and programming staff that use SDSF to monitor and manage JES2 resources.


Completion of the SDSF Concepts and Operation course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Display and manipulate IBM Health Checks
  • Identify JES2 resource shortages
  • Respond to WTOR and action messages
  • Display JES2 spool volume activity
  • Perform a JES2 spool offload
  • Display and manipulate JES2 node and line characteristics

Course Content

Monitoring System Health

Starting and Stopping the IBM Health Checker for z/OS

Displaying Health Checker Data

Displaying Historical Data

Deactivating and Activating a Check

Deleting and Restoring a Check

Running a Check

Handling JES2 Resources and System Requests

Displaying JES2 Resource Information

Interpreting Resource Monitor Data

Updating JES2 Resource Definitions

Identifying Types of System Requests

Responding to a WTOR Message

Deleting Action Messages

Controlling Spool

Displaying Spool Volume Activity

Updating Spool Volume Characteristics

Displaying and Removing Jobs from a Spool Volume

Draining and Starting a Spool Volume

Understanding the Spool Offload Process

Configuring a Spool Offload Device

Starting and Stopping a Spool Offload

Managing Network Activity

Displaying Node Characteristics

Interpreting the Status of a Node

Holding Jobs Received from another Node

Starting Node Communications

Displaying JES2 Line Data

Understanding Job and Sysout Transmitters and Receivers

Draining and Starting a JES2 Line

Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices Mastery Test

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