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what should a storage engineer need to know

Postby ananth86 » Tue May 05, 2009 3:44 pm

Hello,

I want to pursue my career in Mainframe - Storage.
What are the things i need to know?
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Re: what should a storage engineer need to know

Postby expat » Wed May 06, 2009 4:14 pm

DFSMSsms, DFSMShsm, DFSMSdss, DFSMSdfp, ISMF. Any other storage related product installed at your site such as FAVER, IAM, CA-whatever ............. ad infinitum, and all of the associated pitfalls of each product. DFSMShsm has quite a few.

Also you need to be aware of trending to be able to estimate future DASD requirements, volume fragmentation, dataset fragmentation, VSAM reorganisations, VSAM key defined clusters.

And then of course there is the tape side of things, not quite so involved, but none the less daunting.

Well, that's most of the software out of the way, and that only leaves the hardware side .......................... :mrgreen:
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Re: what should a storage engineer need to know

Postby ananth86 » Thu May 07, 2009 2:16 pm

Thank you Expat for ur suggestions.
I also want to know is there any specific certifications for Maninframe storage?
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Re: what should a storage engineer need to know

Postby MrSpock » Thu May 07, 2009 3:16 pm

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Re: what should a storage engineer need to know

Postby ananth86 » Thu May 07, 2009 6:39 pm

MrSpock Thank u very much.
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