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z/OS MVS JCL Reference
Parameter type: Keyword, optional
Terminology: Data sets on system-managed tape volumes exhibit both SMS and non-SMS characteristics. When necessary, data sets on a system-managed tape volume are distinguished from system-managed DASD data sets. Otherwise, the term system-managed data sets refers to both data sets on a system-managed tape volume and system-managed DASD data sets.
To cause multiple data sets to be stacked on the same volume, see z/OS MVS JCL User's Guide for recommendations and examples.
With SMS, consider the following:
Purpose: Use the VOLUME parameter to identify the volume or volumes on which a data set resides or will reside. You can request:
You can also specify which volume of a multivolume data set is to be processed first and, for an output data set, the number of volumes required.
A nonspecific volume request is a DD statement for a new data set that can be assigned to any volume or volumes. To make a nonspecific volume request for a new data set, either:
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