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VSAM Management

VSUM VSAM Analysis Tool

VSUM offers powerful design, monitoring, and tuning capabilities for VSAM catalogs and datasets, providing improved DASD-space utilization and job run performance through the efficient design and tuning of existing datasets.

  • With VSUM, time spent scanning VSAM catalog listings and performing complex space calculations for new and existing data sets is greatly reduced, saving personnel hours of valuable time
  • VSUM can be executed either ONLINE using an ISPF interface or BATCH
  • Provides five major functions, which simplify many of the routine and complex tasks necessary for effective VSAM dataset design and management
    • An extended catalog search/list function to provide intelligent search capabilities based on over 100 individual catalog search parameters
    • A dataset modeling and design feature to provide a simpler and more effective method for designing all types of VSAM datasets—support for SMS controlled files and extended addressing is nowavailable
    • A dataset recommendations feature, which makes tuning and design recommendations for datasets being listed or analyzed
    • A dataset space utilization analysis and backup option to interrogate a complete or user-specified part of a VSAM dataset and produce a variety of valuable statistics
    • Batch dataset analysis reports can be generated from statistics that can optionally be saved by VSUM
  • z/OS 1.13 Compatible


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Documentation

Fact Sheet

Available Downloads

VSUM 5.1A