Using the z/OS File System (zFS)

zFS is a UNIX file system that can be used in addition to the HFS file system. It contains files and directories that can be accessed with APIs. They can also be mounted into the z/OS® UNIX hierarchy along with other local or remote file systems types such as HFS, TFS, and NFS. You can use either the HFS or ZFS file system type when installing z/OS or as the root file system.

You can use ISPF panels to create and manage the zFS file system. For more information about working in the ISPF shell, see z/OS V2R2.0 UNIX System Services User's Guide.

The automount facility can be used for zFS, as described in Automounting both HFS and zFS file systems.

You can set up read-only basic partitioned access method (BPAM) access to zFS files. Each zFS directory is treated as if it were a PDSE or PDS directory. For more information about BPAM, see z/OS DFSMS Using Data Sets.

For more information about setting up and using zFS, see z/OS Distributed File Service zFS Administration.